A BMI reading is one way to determine whether or not a person is overweight, but it is NOT the only factor used in deciding whether a person should begin a diet program. BMI is calculated using your height and weight but does not distinguish between body fat and fat free mass.
Fat Free Mass
Fat free mass is made up of muscle, bones and water. This number helps to determine your metabolism. The higher your fat free mass, the higher your metabolism. Knowing this will help you maintain your ideal weight once you reach it.
Tanita Body Composition Scale
Our state-of-the-art Tanita Body Composition Scale is one of the many tools we use to customize our program for you.
Using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), the scale will give you an exact measure of the following :
BMI - Body Mass Index (Weight in kg/(Height in m)2)
BMR - Basal Metabolic Rate (The total energy expended by the body to maintain normal functions)
FAT PERCENTAGE - Percent of body weight that is adipose tissue (body fat)
FFM - Fat Free Mass
TBW - Total Body Water (50%-70% of total body weight)
IMPEDANCE - The body’s resistance to electrical current. Muscle is a conductor and adipose tissue is a resistor, so as your muscle increases your impedance will be lower.
DESIRABLE RANGE - Healthy range for Fat % and Fat Mass.