Nutrition and weight loss go hand in hand. If you don’t have much time for exercise, you may be interested to find out that you can lose a little extra weight (or a lot of it) by making simple changes to your diet. Enlisting the help of Balanced Well Being Healthcare will help you get to your goals more quickly.
The Importance of Body Composition Readings for Weight Loss
When it comes to finding success with weight loss and restoring health, body composition is an essential part of establishing your baseline health/fitness and measuring your progress.
When we talk about body composition, we are referring to the two types of mass your body is composed of: body fat and fat-free mass.
Body composition looks at the proportion of fat and fat-free mass that your body currently has. A healthy body composition will have a lower percentage of body fat and a higher percentage of fat-free mass (which includes your muscles, bones, and organs.)
To obtain body composition readings we use a Bioimpedance Analysis (BIA) machine, which gives readings through electrodes attached to your body. The composition of your body–muscle, fluids, fat–helps us understand progress as well as giving us a starting place. We will do a body composition reading on you each time you come in for an appointment.
What to Expect from Your Comprehensive Evaluation
Health with weight loss requires that we learn as much about YOU as we can. There is no cookie-cutter method for long-lasting, healthy weight loss. Every body is different, so every treatment program is different. Your initial visit and comprehensive evaluation will include the following to help us better assess where you are at:
- Medical history
- Physical exam and blood work
- Prescription for diet medications when indicated
- One-on-one nutrition counseling
- Exercise recommendations
- Body composition reading
Nutrition and Weight Loss: Establishing Your Weight Loss Goals
Nutrition is key when achieving successful weight loss, but it also must be balanced with other factors that are contributing to your current and past dietary habits. Sometimes, a poor-eating habit, and the reason for it, needs to be addressed before we can move forward. Understanding your eating and personal activity habits is key to helping you achieve weight loss success.
By establishing concrete goals with your nutrition and weight loss, we can help you increase your energy, boost your metabolism and develop long-term life habits that will preserve your health, keep you in shape, and happier for years to come.
Meal-Planning at Metabolic Assessment
During your consultation, we will also be examining your metabolism and cardio-metabolic status to create your personalized nutritional plan. Areas that we evaluate include:
- Diet assessment
- Healthy food choices
- Meal planning
- Portion control
- Use of intermittent fasting
Your consultation will also guide you with the following:
- How to feed picky eaters in your family
- When to take vitamin and mineral supplements
- How to read food and nutrition labels and what they mean
- Whether or not you are getting the nutrients you need
- How to eat healthy as a vegan or vegetarian
- Tips for eating on the run
- The best way to achieve and maintain a healthy weight
- Special eating plans for medical conditions
- What foods to eat to lower your risk of certain diseases
- Other foods or supplements that can help your overall well-being
- Meal recommendations based on metabolism measurements and personal goals
Balanced Well-Being Healthcare will help you achieve your nutrition and weight loss goals with our comprehensive weight loss program designed to help you lead a healthier and more fulfilled life.