mb-client2When it comes to fat loss, the scale doesn’t always accurately reflect your progress.

While shifting the way you eat, your pants might become loose and you might feel really good, but when you weigh yourself the number on the scale may be the same, only a tiny bit less, or sometimes even up a pound from the week before!

Why? Because you might have a bit more fluid in your body on a given day, or you may have gained some muscle mass if you’ve been working out a lot.

In any case, when the scale doesn’t reflect your progress, it can be frustrating and that’s one of the reasons why I use Bioimpedance Analysis (BIA) to assess body composition (the measurement of body fat in relation to lean body mass) for weight-loss clients throughout the 8-Week Individualized Program for Disease Prevention.

Bioimpedance Analysis aids in the creation of your individualized plan, yields a thorough report, and offers valuable tracking from week to week.

Improving your BIA measurement, or maintaining a healthy BIA measurement, can help keep your body functioning properly for healthy aging. A normal balance of body fat is associated with good health and longevity. Excess fat in relation to lean body mass, known as altered body composition, can greatly increase your risks to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more.

BIA fosters early detection of an improper balance in your body composition, which allows for earlier intervention and prevention. BIA provides a measurement of fluid and body mass that can be a critical assessment tool for your current state of health.