At complete nutrition and wellness, we recently started measuring body composition through a sophisticated scientific tool called Bioelectrical Impedance Analyzer (BIA). BIA is one of the most accurate methods of measuring body fat, muscle and water and it has been an invaluable tool for our weight loss program.
On Oct 13th Alyssa (our weight loss nutritionist for those who have not had the pleasure of meeting her yet) and I will be hosting a workshop to discuss the difference between Weight Loss and true Fat Loss and how to utilize Body Composition Analysis.
Every participant will get their body composition measured with the BIA and we will be discussing how to understand your results along with real solutions based on the readings. We will also talk about common mistakes people make in weight loss programs and how to mitigate them with your body composition results.
Please join us on Thursday, October 13th at 7:30 pm for this exciting seminar
80 park Avenue, Entrance on Newark Street in Hoboken
Fee – $10 at the door.
As always, please feel free to pass on to any friends of family members who may be intrested.
(The seminar will start at 7pm but we ask that you arrive anytime between 6:50 and 7:20 so we can measure your body composition prior to the talk. If you are in the Hoboken area you can also stop by our office any other day prior to the seminar so we can take your measurements, just call ahead.)
A little more about BIA
What is it?
Simply explained, BIA measures the impedance or resistance to the signal as it travels through the water that is found in muscle and fat. The more muscle a person has, the more water their body can hold. The greater the amount of water in a person’s body, the easier it is for the current to pass through it. The more fat the person has, the more resistance to the current. BIA is completely safe and it does not hurt. In fact, the signal used in body fat monitors cannot be felt at all either by an adult or child.
How is it performed?
While the person is lying down, 4 electrodes are attached to the foot and hand and a small electric signal is circulated. The person’s height, age, gender and weight along with other characteristics such as body type and physical activity level are entered in a sophisticated computer system. The results show:
- Body fat percentage
- Total pounds of fat
- Total pounds of muscle
- Total pounds of water
- Total body water with a differential of water both in and out of the cell
Advantages to using this method
- Clearly differentiates between muscle and water. This is essential especially in the beginning of a weight loss program. (It is common to lose water and gain muscle or vice versa, but a net weight would miss this.)
- Much more precise than scales and hand held devices which measure body fat
- Does not have personal error as with calipers
- Computer system provides a progress graph citing every gain and loss in each body compartment from each visit to accurately track progess.
We hope you can join us and see how you can achieve true fat loss and keep it off for good.
If you are not able to make the workshop and would like more information on getting your body composition analyzed and starting a weight loss program, please do not hesitate to contact us.