The Lifelong Metabolic Program uses body composition analysis to first help us determine your goals. We look at the healthy range for many different metrics like weight, body fat, muscle mass, level of hydration, visceral fat, and metabolic age. Once we see where you are currently, versus the range for “healthy”, then we can best determine which of our programs would best suite you. Once you start the Lifelong Metabolic Program, we use these body composition analyses to track your progress.
If you are not local to the area or if you opt for our remote program, it can be done anywhere in the country. Dr. Borre will recommend an affordable scale (~$25) where you can track the most important of these metrics from the comfort of your own home. Then you can have these numbers through the whole program as well as beyond to help you maintain a healthy weight for life.
Body Composition Analysis is the information we are able to glean from a highly specific body weight scale. If you are a local patient and come into the office, we use a Tanita scale in our practice to gather this information. We can look at your weight, body fat, muscle mass, level of hydration, visceral fat, and metabolic age- just to name a few.
It is important not only to look at your weight, but we also want to see how much of your body is composed of fat versus muscle mass or water. In the beginning of the Lifelong Metabolic Program, we focus on getting your weight to a healthy number during the jump-start portion. After that, we put the focus on the composition of your body (fat vs. water vs. muscle mass) and getting you to the healthiest you possible.
Body composition analysis is important in helping us develop a personalized weight loss program because we need to know where you are and see the results all along the way. We can use this information to speed up or slow down your weight loss so you are comfortable and our program is the absolute most safe and effective it can be.
Our in-office body composition analysis is completed using a Tanita brand scale. You step on it with bare feet and an undetectable current travels up one foot through your body and down the other back to the scale. It reads via “electrical impedance”. The speed at which the data travels is translated into numbers on your report like your metabolic age and how much visceral fat you have.
The process looks and feels like stepping on any other scale, but it gives us so much important data to maximize your LMC program. The whole process is completed in a matter of seconds – usually 15-30 seconds total.
Dr. Borre will track body measurements in 8 different locations to see where the weight is distributed and track how your body sheds the unwanted excess fat.
The information given by the body composition analysis can be used both to determine your current body metrics versus goal numbers in each category and also very nicely helps us to track your progress throughout the process.
Once we know which numbers fall outside of the healthy range, we can put focus on those to improve them before your next visit.
When tracking from home, we will use the body fat, muscle mass, and weight to identify where and when to make any changes necessary to the plan. Home measurement charts will be provided along with education on how to track those metrics as well. Days 21, 41, and 63 are our pivot points where either an in-office visit or FaceTime visit with Dr. Borre will be scheduled.
The Lifelong Metabolic Program uses body composition analysis to first help us determine your goals. We look at the healthy range for many different metrics like weight, body fat, muscle mass, level of hydration, visceral fat, and metabolic age. Once we see where you are currently, versus the range for “healthy”, then we can best determine which of our programs would best suite you.
Those patients with a BMI under 30 are typically recommended our 6- month program (one jump-start phase) while those with a BMI over 30 are recommended our 1-year program(two rounds of the jump-start phase). The BCA is one of several tools we utilize to determine which plan is the right plan for you to get the weight off and keep it off for life.