The Truth About Body Composition and Weight Loss

By The Livea Team

Let’s talk about weight tracking. Maybe you check it weekly; for some stepping on the scale daily is the norm. Or, perhaps you haven’t weighed yourself in a long time. Either way, the number on the scale is more than just how heavy we are. Regardless of how often you check your weight, it’s important to get the whole picture.

The truth beyond the number on the scale? The body’s composition.

What Is Body Composition?

Body composition is a method of breaking down your weight into its core components: fat, protein, minerals, and water.

It breaks down where your weight is actually coming from and tracks changes in the body’s composition. This provides a more accurate perspective into your overall health instead of only considering that single, glaring number on the scale.

You might be asking yourself: Why is it important to know the full truth behind that number on the scale?

  • Find your baseline so that you know how much fat and muscle you are beginning with.
  • Weight loss doesn’t necessarily mean fat loss; you must make sure you’re losing the right things (i.e., fat instead of muscle mass). Knowing the difference can help you set more clear goals and stay within the healthy range for your body.
  • The goals you set become realistic but more importantly accurate so that along the way you know how to make educated adjustments to your plan.
  • Calculate your daily caloric needs, so that your meal plans are customized to suit your goals.

There are several tools and methods to help determine the body’s true composition.

At Livea, we utilize the InBody Test, a non-invasive body composition analysis that provides a detailed breakdown of your weight in terms of muscle, fat, and water. When you become a client with Livea, our team of professionals uses the Inbody to help determine the best program for you. Because your body is rapidly changing, we offer an InBody analysis every four weeks, so we can see if any adjustments need to be made during the weight loss phase.

This is also a great time to see how your body is truly transforming and see the results of your hard work. A decrease in body fat percentage, a lower BMI, and loss of fat pounds is a great motivator to encourage you along the way during your weight loss journey. Simply getting on a traditional scale will not accurately show that!

Protect Your Lean Mass for Weight Loss Success

At Livea, we work carefully to consider your dietary restrictions, body composition, health concerns, lifestyle and safety.

We are able to provide our clients with the important tools of body composition analysis, meal replacements, and proper nutritional guidance, regardless which Livea plan they follow for weight loss that is not only effective, but also sustainable.

We believe you have to know where you are before you can know where you want to go. Our effective physician-recommended and proven meal plans, professional one-on-one support provided by our expert nutrition and medical teams, and 15 years of proven methods and award-winning results allow us to help our clients make real lifestyle changes. The tools, the people, and the passion for helping others is what helps to truly set Livea apart.

Ready to begin your weight loss journey? Get stared today!