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Nutrition Information

After assessing your body composition, we can determine which program is right for you. A healthy body composition program that includes the following will target fat and preserve muscle.

A Healthy Diet

It is important to reduce the amount of calories in your diet without compromising your body’s nutritional needs. The low-calorie diets commonly used in weight loss programs may not be beneficial, and may even produce fatigue, dizziness, and weakness. A diet consisting of a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fiber-enriched whole grains, as well as healthy protein and fat, will ensure adequate nutrition and a feeling of fullness.

Fruits and vegetablesPersonalized Nutritional Support

Nutritional supplementation has been shown to help patients achieve their desired weight and fat-to-lean ratio. Providing a high quality, nutrition-based medical food may be particularly beneficial. A study showed that patients on a medical food program lost most of their weight from fat.This is in contrast to patients on a popular, over-the-counter diet drink program who lost the majority of their weight from muscle-despite participating in the same exercise routine and consuming the same foods as those on the medical food program.

A Simple Exercise Program

A healthy body composition program should include some kind of exercise. Numerous studies have shown that non-vigorous exercise, such as moderately brisk walking, can provide health benefits similar to those of more vigorous activities like running. Resistance exercises (e.g., light weightlifting) may also be beneficial.

Change Your Lifestyle…Change Your Life

Don’t fall victim to fad “starvation” diets or potentially dangerous weight loss pills-in the long run your body will only end up retaining fat and losing lean tissue (muscle). According to the National Institutes of Health, lifestyle modifications such as nutrition, diet, and exercise are the preferred methods for achieving healthy body composition. With a targeted body composition program,you will not only lose unhealthy and unattractive fat – you will also minimize your risk of developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, insulin resistance, hormone-related problems, and more!

Take the first step toward better health. Ask us about our nutrition-based body composition program today!

How do you measure body composition?

Well, it can’t be measured by your bathroom scale. Body weight isn’t an accurate measure of body composition, and therefore, it’s not an accurate measure of overall health. Waist Circumference and Waist-to-Hip Ratio (WHR) can be used to assess your body composition. Generally speaking, a waist circumference of 35 inches or more in women and 40 inches or more in men indicates increased health risk. WHR is calculated by dividing your waist circumference by your hip circumference. A WHR of 0.8 or greater in women or 1.0 or greater in men indicates unhealthy body composition.


Did you know?

More than 60% of the U.S. adult population is overweight, with over 25% considered obese. Almost 30% of U.s. children and teens aged 6 to 19 years are categorized as overweight. Overweight adolescents have a 70% chance of becoming overweight or obese adults. In America, approximately 47% of those who are overweight and 71% of those who are obese have high blood pressure. Half of all overweight and obese American adults have cholesterol levels higher than they should be (greater than 200 mg/dL).

Approximately 25% to 33% of Americans have insulin resistance, which left unchecked, may develop into type 2 diabetes. About 70% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight.

We can help!

We can provide you with a body composition program that has been clinically tested and shown to reduce fat while retaining (and even increasing!) lean muscle tissue. Our program includes practical dietary guidelines, a simple exercise plan, and a delicious, nutritionally balanced medical food to promote healthy body composition.

We offer the latest state-of-the-art DXA machine to accurately measure complete body composition, both percentage of body fat and lean muscle and its location on the body.