The INSUMED BIA measurement

WEIGHING was yesterday
INSUMED fat and muscle mass measuring

In order to lose weight permanently, we need to know how our bodies work. It is crucial to our scientific approach to weight loss that we learn more about the muscle, fat and fluid balance specific to your body on your way to effective dieting.



The BIA measurement check ensures, that you lose the right amount to weight,
so you can build up muscle mass, while decreasing your body fat.

For lasting success without yo-yo dieting
Anyone suffering from obesity wanting to lose weight healthily will benefit greatly from our comprhensive BIA measurement checks. We have found these checks to be especially useful for those wishing to avoid the extreme frustration of yo-yo dieting.

jo-jo-effektCauses of the yo-yo effect?
In order to fully take advantage of BIA measurement techniques, we have to understand the causes of yo-yo dieting. The yo-yo effect is the body's rational biological response to decreasing one's calorie intake. When the body becomes starved due to dieting, it will lower its basal metabolic rate - and, at the same time, store excess energy directly as fat deposits following a normal meal.

Thus, our bodies attempt to stockpile for any successive periods of reduced energy intake. This physiological survival technique, whilst being of use in evolutional terms, is one of the main hindrances of long-term weight loss.

We no longer need to load up on calories to ensure our immediate survival. This might be understood by our brains, but not by our bodies.

What does the BIA measurement do?
BIA measurment is carried out by your doctor or dietician. You will receive an initial measurement at the beginning of your INSUMED programme and, in due course, at intervals throughout your nutrition plan.

bia_vectorBy way of analysing the measurements you will find out the proportion of muscle mass, fat and fluid in your body. Crucial to losing weight is to know the exact proportion of muscle in your body because it is here that the greater part of calories are burned.

However, a word of caution is needed here: muscles are easier to lose than fat. Should the body become malnourished, it lacks energy and begins to rely more heavily on both adipose tissue and, to a large extent, muscle mass to compensate the reduction in energy intake.

The result of this kind of process is predictable: a smaller muscle mass means less calorie burning and subsequent weight gain once you return to full meals. Tis is the so-called yo-yo effect.

Your INSUMED consultant, with whom you will regularly perform BIA measurements during the course of the programme, is trained in recognising the warning signs of yo-yo dieting. He/she will adapt accordingly the diet plan in consultation with a nutritionist in order to avoid malnourishment and thus ensure successful and lasting weight loss.