FIND OUT WHAT YOU ARE MADE OF!
Body weight is often used as an indicator of progress. When people attempt to change their approach to nutrition and physical activity they often don’t see pounds coming off of the scale each week. This can lead to becoming discouraged, even when they see progress in the way the feel, look and perform.
This discouragement is often based on flawed thinking; the belief that your weight measured by a scale is a direct reflection of health or body composition. These individuals often forget total mass is made of several different components besides fat, such as: muscle, bone, and water.
At Project LeanNation, it’s our mission to provide the tools and strategies to secure long-term success by discarding weight as a measurement of success, instead introducing more relevant metrics to determine progress.
Welcome the InBody270 to Project LeanNation. This technology allows us to measure more than just mass on a scale but actually pinpoint the amount of muscle mass, body fat, and total body water that makes up your total weight. The InBody270 moves the focus away from “weight loss” to body composition (fat loss & muscle gain), creating long-term goals and shifting the perspective to understanding what it means to genuinely transform one’s health.
Matt Dengler M.Ed, MS, RD
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WHAT ELSE DOES IT DO?
NEXT LEVEL METRICS
The InBody270 predicts muscle-fat control by making recommendations to increase or decrease body fat and/or muscle mass based on your current body composition.
The InBody270 calculates your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), which is the total number of calories you burn per day at rest. As this number increases, it will be much easier to manage your weight. In most cases, the higher the number the better and it can be increased by regularly exercising.
calculates Body Mass Index (BMI) and Percent Body Fat. BMI is a weight to height ratio that is often used in the clinical setting to establish health. If your BMI is outside the normal range (18.5-24.9), studies have shown you are considered to be at risk of obesity or obesity related diseases. BMI is helpful when working with “normal” individuals. However, BMI DOES NOT distinguish between body fat and muscle mass, thus should not be considered when working with an individual with significant amount of muscle mass or athletes. Percent body fat uses a percentage to show how much of your weight is body fat. Percent body fat is able to differentiate between muscle mass and fat mass.
Matt Dengler M.Ed, MS, RD
Segmental Lean Development:
The higher the number in pounds and percentage, the more muscle mass the user has. When analyzing the results, first take note of the percentages of each side of the body and each extremity compared to the other (upper body vs lower body, right arm vs left arm, right leg vs left leg). By comparing them, you gain a better understanding of whether your body is balanced or unbalanced. The number in pounds indicates your Lean Body Mass in that particular extremity. The percentage represents the ratio of actual lean mass to the amount of lean mass you should have in terms of your body weight. If the number is >100%, you have enough muscle for your weight in that extremity according to the InBody270. But if you fall below 100% in any area, the InBody270 recommends you build more muscle to reach 100% for a more optimal reading.
Skeletal Muscle Mass:
There are three types of muscle- cardiac muscle (used to pump blood throughout the body), visceral muscle (lines the blood vessels, stomach, digestive tract, and other internal organs), and skeletal muscle. Skeletal muscle is the muscle attached to the skeleton and is most changed via exercise and weight resistance training, thus the only one measured by the InBody270. By comparing the percentage of body fat mass and skeletal muscle mass found in each body component, obesity can be estimated in a more pro-active manner.
It’s not all about numbers
Project LeanNation loves the quantitative data that our InBody270 unit can provide but we don’t strictly measure success only with numbers. We also take into account of qualitative data collected from you in order to measure success in the form of non-scale victories. Non-scale victories are successes that you or others have noticed during your weight management journey that don’t necessarily translate quantitatively. Non-scale victories include but not limited to:
- Clothes fit better
- More endurance
- Rings are looser
- Inches have been lost
- Look better in a mirror
- People ask if you’ve lost weight
- You feel healthier
- You have more energy
- You can lift heavier
- You love a new, healthy food
- You have a passion to want to workout
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