The Secret Weapon to Weight Loss: Measuring the Right Way

The Secret Weapon to Weight Loss: Measuring the Right Way

As a society, we really like to measure things. We like to compare our own situations to the national average, our friends, or even imaginary ideals that are seriously impossible to reach. The weight loss industry capitalizes on this. Look around! They tell you to be within a certain weight range for your demographic. To lose it all because Marie Osmond could, or because the results on the Pinterest image are soooo impressive! That could be you–that ought to be you, right? No way.feet on a bathroom scale

Many different methods have been developed for measuring your overall fitness. One of them, the Body Mass Index (BMI), categorizes you as healthy, overweight, or obese based on your height-to-weight ratio. This index has been pretty widely accepted, but there’s a problem: it’s WRONG.

It seems that the people who developed the BMI forgot that muscle weighs more than fat. That means that bodybuilders, or anyone who has a hefty amount of muscle, can be classified as overweight or obese simply because they weigh more than flabby people. Sorry, I’d pass on that.

One-size-fits-all weight loss programs are also unfair standards. While Pinterest might tout 30-day fixes and companies guarantee results based off a static program, you need to take a minute to think. Your body is wayyyy different than anyone else’s! Does it make sense for a teenage girl to go on the same program as a middle-aged man? Or even a middle-aged woman? Nope, it doesn’t. Bodies change and requirements change and following a set of globalized instructions only results in more frustration for you.

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Here’s the bottom line. In order to get the best results, you need to know exactly what’s going on in your body. You also need to know what your body requires and eat based off of that understanding. This is the reason why tools like the iDXA scanner are so important. The scanner allows you to see exactly how much lean tissue you’re working with and how much fat you’ve got. It gives you a detailed image of your body that should work as a baseline for your fitness program. By setting goals based on the results of the scan, you’re working toward what is best for YOUR body—not an arbitrary BMI range or a comparison to other people. For more info on the DEXA scanner, check out this article.woman with hands over her face

Please don’t put yourself through unnecessary programs or try to fit your body into a range that it was never meant to be in. You deserve a

healthy, sustainable lifestyle that’s based around YOUR needs and nothing else. That’s how you’ll find results that you can maintain.

For more information on getting your own DEXA scan, check out or call (480) 477-6334 today.

  • Shaun Jones
    Posted at 19:39h, 25 June

    Do you have a resource closer to my area. I live in Las Vegas. I really would love to get scanned.

    • shelbydw
      Posted at 18:12h, 26 June

      Our office/scanner are only available in Scottsdale. Sorry about that! However, we do have a long-distance program called Synergy for people who live far away. We use a Nokia Body+ scale to get you the same information available from the iDXA scan. If you’re interested in that, I can totally hook you up! Just call (480) 477-6334!

      • Shaun Jones
        Posted at 18:17h, 26 June

        Awe darn. I have been trying to find body scanner so I can get my body fat measured and I can’t seem to find a place to do it. I may look into it.

        • shelbydw
          Posted at 14:15h, 27 June

          Ah that’s frustrating. Well, let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help you find resources!

          • Shaun Jones
            Posted at 14:31h, 27 June

            Thank you for your help!