Understanding body weight (for sillyheads) and how to read this Inbody scan!
First note, as always… I’m not a doctor or expert. BUT I have many of these body scan before & afters from members at the gym showing great results as well as my own proof of well being here so I can show I’m not a fraud… the thing is, if my doctor is not walking the walk then I don’t feel I can trust them so I seek the ones who practice what they preach and can show me they are healthy. Dr. Dan Pompa is one example. I wish he lived in Texas.
It is important to not only examine your body composition (or the way you feel you look in a mirror) but look at your percentage of body fat, muscle distribution, visceral fat, and body water balance. These components are key in understanding more about your body and health. In my opinion, this is only the FIRST STEP of the process. I believe in regular blood panels. When I have the funds I’ll be doing the wellnessfx.com panel, until then the comprehensive male panel from Any lab test now will work just fine.
Here is my latest scan. Which was done this morning on a 36 hour fast. I’m now at 41 hours and feel quite peachy.
Visceral Fat Level is an indicator based on the estimated amount of fat surrounding internal organs in the abdomen. Maintain a Visceral Fat Level under 10 to be considered “healthy” or not in danger… although I would be pissed about a 2. Which I was on my first test. I am now a 1, and yes I’m proud. Sorry. But really a 10 is still not “dangerous” but it’s not ideal and if you want to keep climbing towards your peak then try to decrease this number one test at a time.
Body Composition Analysis
Body weight is the sum of Body Fat Mass and Lean Body Mass, which is composed of Dry Lean Mass and Total Body Water. Total Body Water is the sum of Intracellular Water and Extracellular Water. Intracellular Water is the total amount of water within the body cells and Extracellular Water is the total amount of water outside of the body cells. Maintain a balanced body composition to stay healthy.
The reason I like blood panels after a body scan is because you can have great body composition and still not be truly healthy or OPTIMIZED. What I mean is you can be “skinny fat” which means you’re very lean on the outside but your visceral fat is high and your inflammatory markers are high, poor cellular health, and a prime candidate for chronic diseases. So it’s good to know all around what’s happening ( if you care).
I like to figure this stuff out on my own and by asking questions, reading books, and listening to health podcasts. If that seems overwhelming to you then you can pay big insurance bucks and doctors to read them for you just make sure they care about fixing the ROOT OF THE PROBLEM not just giving you vitamin d pills cause your vitamin D is low for example. There are several factors involved in any reading and it’s mind blowing people do this for a living and haven’t figured that out yet. Or maybe they have it figured out but they want to TREAT patients that will continue to comeback rather than HEAL patients. Hmmmm.
Compare the bar lengths of Skeletal Muscle Mass and Body Fat Mass.
The longer the Skeletal Muscle Mass bar is compared to the Body Fat Mass bar, the stronger the body is.
Skeletal Muscle Mass is the amount of muscle attached to the bones.
***THIS IS WHERE WE NEED TO EXAMINE!!! There is fake news everywhere recommending people eat their body weight (some double) in protein per day to gain muscle and be healthy. BAHAHAHA I used to believe this BS. This advice is horrible unless it’s a young hormonal athlete who can utilize this amount of protein or SOMEONE USING PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS to increase protein synthesis then there is no reason to consume this much protein.
HIGH QUALITY protein sources loaded with essential amino acids will repair the body properly. Stuffing your face with processed powders and poor quality meats is not the answer. Unless you like to be an inflamed puffed mucus ball ready to burst.
Anyways… athletes differ depending on sport and activity, age, and hormone levels. The AVERAGE human should be good on eating the amount of grams of skeletal muscle mass to POSSIBLY double that number depending on several factors, but this is assuming the protein is high quality.
Body Fat Mass is the sum of subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, and fat surrounding muscles.
Subcutaneous fat is found beneath the skin, while visceral fat is found surrounding internal organs in the abdomen.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is an index used to determine obesity by using height and weight.
BMI=weight/height² (kg/m²). This ALONE is BS. Taking height and weight to give a “health number” is ridiculous and not a true indicator of health.
To find true obesity analysis you should take your BMI, percent body fat, and visceral fat.
Percent Body Fat (PBF) is the percentage of body fat compared to body weight.
Segmental Lean Analysis
Evaluates whether the muscles are adequately developed in the body. The top bar shows the comparison of muscle mass to ideal weight while the bottom bar shows that to the current weight.
the ratio of Extracellular Water to Total Body Water, is an important indicator of body water balance. In a healthy state, ECW Ratio should be between 0.36 to 0.39. If your ECW Ratio is higher than .39 THIS SHOULD BE YOUR SIGN THAT LIFESTYLE CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE.
Body Composition History
Track the history of the body compositional change. Take the InBody Test periodically to monitor your progress. Continously measuring under the same ID allows the InBody to save each test for future comparison. The Body Composition History allows an individual to track the changes in body composition over their most recent 8 results (if selecting ‘recent’) or a cumulative graph that shows the progress from the first test results to the most recent results (if selecting ‘total’)
Body Fat lean body mass control
Based on current body composition, the recommended change in Lean Body Mass and Body Fat Mass for a good balanced ratio. The ‘+’ means to gain and the ‘-‘ means to lose.
Segmental Fat Analysis
Evaluates whether the amount of fat is adequately distributed throughout the body. Each bar shows fat mass in comparison to the ideal.
Basal Metabolic Rate
Basal Metabolic Rate is the minimum number of calories needed to sustain life at a resting state. BMR is directly correlated to Lean Body Mass.
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