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Time to find out what you’re made of!

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Time to find out what you’re made of!

At Naturhouse our dietitians use an advanced bio-electrical impedance analysis scale to know your body composition. This gives us an better indication of your inner health and the progress of your weight loss program. The Scale allows us to monitor different parameters rather than just concentrating on weight only.

Thess are ;

(1)    Body fat Percentage

(2)     Visceral Fat

(3)    BMI

(4)    Water

Body Fat Percentage :The Body fat percentage is the proportion of fat to the total body weight. Body fat is essential for maintaining body temperature, cushioning joints and protecting internal organs.

The calories from food and drinks get converted in the body into energy. This energy is needed to sustain general bodily functions . However ,when there is more energy input (in terms of food) than energy expenditure (in terms of physical activity) in the body, the excess gets converted into fat. Too much of the body fat can have negative effects like increased risks of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart diseases and even certain cancers.

Too little body fat is also not recommended since may cause health complications like osteoporosis, irregular periods and possible infertility. The healthy body fat ranges vary depending on age, gender and activity level. Our main target is to  help you reach your ideal body fat range.

2)Visceral Fat:

The whole body fat composition is not  the only indicator that need to be considered. The distribution of the fat in the body is also important. It is often noted that with ageing, sedentary lifestyle, hormonal disbalance, stress and other factors, there is an accumulation of fat at the abdominal area. This type of fat accumulation is more dangerous because it is impairs the functioning of the vital organs (heart, lungs, kidneys). This increases the risk of the diseases such as heart diseases, type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

Our target at Naturhouse is also to help you maintain a healthy level of visceral fat.

3)BMI:

This is the most commonly used indicator of health. The BMI is calculated by dividing your weight (in kg) by the square of your height (in meters). The reading is then categorized as follows:

CategoryBMI
Underweight<19
Normal Weight19-25
Overweight25-30
Obese>30

However there are many limitations associated with just considering the BMI.

The BMI does not consider the age, activity level, weight history, body fat distribution, muscle mass of the individual.

This is why it is important to seek for professional advice when interpreting  the BMI results.

4)Total Body Water :

More than half of the body consists of water. It is essential to regulate body temperature and remove toxins . Water is continuously lost from the body through  urine, sweat and breathing and it’s important to keep replacing it. The daily amount of fluid requirements varies from person to person and depends on climatic conditions and activity level. It is very important to stay hydrated . However, some factors such as stress, hormonal changes, lack of sleep, excess of salt intake, inadequate consumption of water may result in your body retaining more water than needed. This is known as the water retention state. Depending on your body water composition ,your dietitian will constantly follow you .

So as discussed above, your weight is not the only indicator of your progress. You may call us for a free body composition assessment.

See you soon,

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