Before starting any weight loss program, it’s important that you become familiar with the term Body Mass Index (BMI). Although fairly accurate, this method may overestimate the body fat of muscular athletes and underestimate the body fat of an individual with very little muscle weight.
Waist circumference is considered by many health professionals to be another important factor when evaluating fat distribution. Studies indicate that visceral fat found in the abdominal area around the waist, in excess of 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men, may also increase the likelihood of heart disease, diabetes, and other medical problems, even if your BMI is within normal range.
For both diets, we will perform a complete body composition analysis with the InBody 520. This machine will analyze your body composition, including lean body mass, body fat mass, dry lean mass, body mass index, percent body fat, amount of water inside and outside the cells, and much more. This tool helps you understand how your lifestyle, diet, and exercise regimen influence your body composition. It is instrumental in identifying what works and what doesn’t so you can reach your target weight loss goal.
Regardless of your course of treatment, the staff at New Horizons Medical Clinic in The Woodlands / Spring, Texas will guide and encourage you every step of the way. Our providers are very experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate when it comes to helping patients achieve healthy weight loss.
Browse our Before & After Gallery and watch our Youtube video to see the results of some of our satisfied patients. Then call us today for an appointment at our Woodlands / Spring wellness clinic at (281) 419-5544, or use our online appointment request form.