Customized Weight Loss Plans
Many weight loss clinics take a “one size fits all approach”. That’s easy… for the clinic! Although our bodies certainly work in the same way anatomically, at LivLight Weight Loss we know that different individuals have very different body shapes, calorie needs, activity levels, nutritional requirements and food preferences. Why would we assign the same food program to a 6’4’’ male who weighs 275 lbs. and plays pickle ball twice per week and a 5’2” female who weighs 175 lbs. and is studying at her computer most of the evening? We simply wouldn’t.
Metabolic Rate Analysis
Truly customized food plans are designed around an individual’s Metabolic Rate. A person’s Metabolic Rate is simply the number of calories that s/he needs for basic bodily functions, such as getting up in the morning, breathing and digesting. When we determine a calorie level for a patient, we are guided by the Metabolic Rate of that individual. Once we have that number, we can design a moderate or aggressive food plan, depending on the lifestyle of the patient.
A Metabolic Rate Analysis is one of the first things that you will do in your weight loss program at LivLight Weight Loss, in Fairfax, VA. The Metabolic Rate, Fat Percentage, and BMI allow the doctor and our counselors to customize your ideal diet program.
Fat Percentage & BMI Q & A
What Is a Body Mass Index?
A body mass index also called a BMI is a measurement tool that medical professionals can use to help determine healthy weight loss goals for patients. A BMI measures the body’s percentage of fat versus its percentage of muscle, taking into consideration a person’s height and weight. Having this information helps our weight loss professionals determine exactly which type of weight loss program will be most effective for you. The BMI is expressed in a number, and the number will reveal whether the person is underweight, at the proper weight, overweight, or obese. A BMI of under 18.5 indicates that a patient is underweight. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 indicates normal weight. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 indicates that the patient is overweight. A BMI of 30 to 39.9 indicates obesity, and a BMI of greater than 40 indicates morbid obesity.
As your BMI goes up, so does your risk of developing weight-related diseases such as health disease, diabetes and cancer.
Why is Fat Percentage Important?
In recent years, doctors have begun to place greater importance on fat percentage ranges. This is in part because a BMI reading can be skewed if someone is particularly active or an athlete. Also, someone can actually have a normal scale weight and a high fat percentage. This condition is formally called “normal weight” obesity, but most people now refer to it as “skinny fat”.
Our goal at LivLight Weight Loss is always to burn excess fat and protect lean muscle, so monitoring fat percentages on a regular basis allows us to confirm this is happening consistently. Whereas the BMI measurement defines whether a person is normal weight, overweight or obese, as an individual gets closer to a normal weight range, the fat percentage will be a better indicator of health risk. It’s important to note that ideal fat percentages are different for men and women, and for different groups.
LivLight’s Advanced Technology
At LivLight Weight Loss, we determine that the Metabolic Rate of an individual using advanced technology. We use the InBody570 to measure and monitor throughout the weight loss journey. Our plans deliver fast weight loss, and it is important to make sure that you are burning fat and protecting lean muscle. This is not only important for the strength of the muscles you might think about when you go to the gym, but also for your organs. The InBody 570 is one of the most advanced composition analyzers on the market and is trusted by leading hospitals, universities and professional sports teams because of its precision.
What is the right Weight Loss Plan for you?
Our counselors consider all of the information in your body composition analysis, your medical history, your current state of health, and your individual weight loss goals to craft a customized diet plan for you. Having this level of extensive information is one of the reasons that our medical weight loss programs are so successful. Our counselors will identify the right balance of protein, carbs, fats, and fiber for each phase of your weight loss program. Our program at LivLight Weight Loss also offers a variety of additional weight loss tools. For example – lipotropic injections to help burn fat, and for those who qualify, appetite suppressants to control your appetite while losing weight.
Are You ready To Lose Weight Now?
Weight loss medications, when combined with a comprehensive, medical weight loss program, can help you gain the motivation you need to lose weight successfully.
*Individual results may vary