Your Individual Needs
Your Individual Needs
So many weight loss programs, so many different approaches. If you’ve tried to lose weight before you know that’s true. That also means you’d probably like to know what to expect on your first visit to a Medifast Weight Control Center. Fair enough. Let’s walk through it…
Getting to Know You
First, you’ll meet someone honestly interested in you, and your desire to get control of your weight and your life. They’ve made a career choice to work with people just like you. Many of them have been people facing the same challenge you’re facing. They’ll sit with you and just talk. About you. Your history, your situation, your issues, your goals. It takes about 45 minutes, and the purpose is two-fold. Get to know you. Determine exactly which path will be best for you to follow at Medifast. This also is most certainly the time for you to ask any questions you might have about Medifast. You’re entitled to ask those questions, and you’re entitled to straightforward answers before you get started.
Body ScanBody Composition Analysis
Beyond the BMI
Body mass index, or BMI, measures the relationship between your weight and your height. It’s one tool for assessing obesity, but by itself, it’s not enough. The BMI can be misleading because it does not take into consideration the person’s body composition (muscle vs. fat). A person with a lot of muscle can actually have a BMI that indicates she is overweight when in fact, she’s healthy. To get a true understanding of your state of health and weight-and to accurately measure results-you need a more in-depth analysis: InBody®.
Medifast Weight Control Centers use Biospace’s InBody® technology to provide you with a detailed assessment of your body composition. InBody® measures:
• Skeletal muscle mass
• Body fat mass and overall body fat percentage
• Water balance (identifies dehydration and swelling)
• Muscle development in arms, trunk, and legs
With InBody®, you get an accurate assessment of your unique make-up, along with continual tracking of changes in your body as you lose weight. With InBody®, you can rest assured that your progress is healthy, and that your weight loss is targeting harmful body fat, not lean muscle.
Why ‘InBody’ versus BMI Chart
BMI may not be an accurate measure for everyone, including people who have more muscle mass, like athletes; seniors with less muscle mass; or for people less than 5 feet tall. BMI should not be used to assess a child’s weight because the appropriate weight for a child varies greatly by age.
To use the following charts in finding your BMI take your height on the left column and your weight on the top row. The intersection of these columns is your estimated BMI.