InBody Scan

Body Composition Scanning Technology

Why Use An InBody Scan to meausre body composition?

Body composition is a method of breaking down the body into its core components: fat, protein, minerals, and body water. It describes your weight more accurately and provides a better glimpse into your overall health than traditional methods.

Body composition analysis can accurately show changes in fat mass, muscle mass, and body fat percentage.

Most diet and fitness goals focus on weight loss or gain, overlooking that two people of the same sex and body weight may look completely different from each other because they have a different body composition. Body composition describes the amount of fat, bone, water, and muscle in the body. Measuring your body composition will tell you your own body’s unique makeup and help you identify areas to work on to improve your overall health and wellness.

Body composition analysis is a method of describing what the body is made of, differentiating between fat, protein, minerals, and body water to give you a snapshot of your health. InBody is in the business of body composition analysis, and we’re here to help you reach your health goals from the inside out.

How can BMI be inaccurate and misleading?

You may not have heard of body composition before, but you’re probably familiar with BMI. What’s the difference? Body Mass Index (BMI) is a popular method used to assess the health of an individual by comparing the amount of weight they carry to their height: BMI – kg/m2

Despite the widespread use of BMI in clinical practice, BMI has many limitations and is a poor tracking tool for weight change because there’s no way to identify if changes in your weight are in fat or muscle. Predicting health or mortality using a single number such as BMI oversimplifies health risks and ignores important factors that contribute to optimal health.

When you set out to get healthier, you likely focus on losing fat and gaining muscle. Scales or BMI cannot tell you how much of your weight loss is fat, muscle, or body water, but body composition can.

Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA)

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is a method of measuring impedance by applying alternating electrical currents to a user to measuring their volume of water through impedance values.

This non-invasive method involves the placement of electrodes on a person’s feet, hands, or both. A low-level electrical current is sent through the body, and the flow of the current is affected by the amount of water in the body.

How do you track your progress with body composition outputs?

Percent Body Fat (PBF)

Percent Body Fat is a more accurate indicator of your health than your body weight or BMI because it tells you exactly how much fat makes up your total body weight.

For a healthy body fat level, aim for a PBF within 10 – 20% (for males) or 18 – 28% (for females).

Skeletal Muscle Mass (SMM)

Skeletal Muscle Mass is crucial for mobility, posture, and strong immunity for long-term health. Body composition analysis shows you precisely how much Skeletal Muscle Mass you have in each body segment, so you can focus on building more muscle or correct imbalances to ensure you have a healthy muscle mass balance.

Body Water

Your Total Body Water (TBW) is divided into two groups: extracellular water (ECW), which is the water outside your cells, and intracellular water (ICW), which is the water within your cells. A healthy balance of body water is critical for good health. With body composition analysis, you can identify any changes and address them to maintain a healthy balance.

Why do you need to understand your weight in terms of muscle and fat?

You may be aware of the healthy weight ranges, but how do you get there? If you only focus on losing weight, you may end up losing muscle mass and eventually sabotage your efforts. By differentiating between muscle and fat, body composition removes the guesswork of determining what your weight fluctuations mean, be it muscle gain, fat loss, or anything in between.

Whatever your goals may be, an important thing to keep in mind during your health journey is there’s more to being healthy than looking thin.

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Leah Miller
Leah Miller
14:14 28 Jun 22
Shannon and the rest of the staff at LKN Weight-Loss are awesome! Shannon would not prescribe the weight loss medicine... until I was able to control my high blood pressure. She offered alternative solutions in the meantime. Everyone is very patient with my daughter when she has to come with me-letting her “help”.read more
Melissa
Melissa
14:31 29 Apr 22
Every visit is a wonderful experience! Shannon is fantastic and always takes the time to discuss results and best... practices, as well as offering advice in the areas where improvement is needed. Helping me with accountability on my weight loss journey is critical for success and this team is hands down the best!read more
jolee longshore
jolee longshore
11:39 09 Mar 22
Absolutely love the office!! Everyone I meet was super sweet. I am so happy that they took the time to answer all my... questions and provide a lot of information!!read more
Michelle Elegy
Michelle Elegy
15:00 25 Feb 22
Shannon and all the ladies at LKN are amazing. I trust them completely and I hope they know how much they are... appreciated. Shannon is a great doctor. This is an wonderful practice and I cannot thank them enough for everything they have done to care for me and to help me reach my goals. I highly recommend LKN Weight Loss.read more
Hayley Hudspeth
Hayley Hudspeth
12:30 25 Feb 22
if you’re looking for starting your weight loss journey/healthy living this is your place. The staff are so friendly... and helpful in so many ways than one. Sharon is great and helpful when it comes to reaching your goals with your body and wants to help you in anyway she can it’s a no judgement zone there. Great place Great people. it’s not like a DR office that you don’t like going to this office is more like you’re catching up with your girls 10/10 recommend the Lake Norman Weight Loss/ wellness! Make your appointment now you won’t regret it!! If you do the work and as your dr say you’ll see results quick I did!read more
Genita Edwards-Nashville
Genita Edwards-Nashville
10:24 25 Feb 22
Shannon is truly a lifesaver. When I contacted her for her services my life was literally spinning out of control. Due... to this horrific pandemic and working in healthcare was a nightmare. My comfort was found in “FOOD” ! That all changed with Shannon’s accountable change of life plan. Not diet CHANGE OF LIFE! I’ve managed to follow her recommendations and though it hasn’t always been easy. A year this coming May and I’ll have reached my desired goal. 40+ pounds and counting thus far. Shannon and her staff are awesome and truly care for their patients! Thanks Shannon for changing my LIFE..read more
Bethany Graham
Bethany Graham
19:13 24 Feb 22
I have been very pleased with LKN Weight Loss! Their communication and customer service is amazing. I fully appreciate... someone always picking up the phone whenever I needed to call. I have had a terrible time losing weight and Shannon and her staff have been so sweet and non-judgmental, especially when I had to take a break due to high stressors in my life that was impacting my goals. I would highly recommend them!read more
Dana Duvernay
Dana Duvernay
19:04 24 Feb 22
Such a welcoming and kind place! They really care about your success and want everyone to reach their goals. I can tell... them all my concerns and ask any questions without feeling judged. I’m so grateful I found LKN ❤️read more
Dianna Byers
Dianna Byers
16:16 04 Feb 22
“I can’t say enough about the staff and process at LKN Weight loss and Wellness. From the moment I walked in the door... the staff was incredibly kind and knowledgeable. I didn’t know a lot about EMSculpt Neo but the staff explained all about the tool, how it works and what to expect before, during and after the process. After 4 sessions I’m looking forward to the final results. I would highly recommend the team at LKN and the EMSculpt!”read more
jackie dillion
jackie dillion
13:18 16 Sep 21
Fake practice. Never called in medication as promised twice. 200 dollars for absolute nothing. Contacting bbb as well.
Andrea Price
Andrea Price
01:54 04 Sep 21
I made a last minute appointment to start my services and Shannon did everything she could to accommodate me. Giving me... 1st class service and excellent follow up. I’m looking forward to my weight loss journey with LKN.read more
Rachel Skirvin
Rachel Skirvin
20:22 16 Jul 21
Shannon and her Staff are the most caring people I have ever met. I feel like I’m going to visit my friends vs a Dr.... She truly is a blessing. I can go to her with any concern and she advises me and is never judge mental of my situation or circumstance. I won’t go to anyone but her for my weight loss journey. Thank you guys for being everything I need in my darkest hour.read more
Kylie Muellemann
Kylie Muellemann
01:58 26 May 21
Shannon is terrific. She is very thorough and listens to your concerns. Highly recommended!
BRENDA Lesley
BRENDA Lesley
03:45 12 Oct 20
The ladies at LKN Weight Loss are amazing! From my first visit Shannon was open and informative and always willing to... be personable and never judgmental. Whatever questions and concerns I have they are there and willing to make answer or seek the answers which is amazing. My weight management can be difficult with other health restrictions but Shannon has been very encouraging and provides plans that’s tailored to each individuals needs. I’m so happy with the progress that’s being made currently down over 15 pounds and have loss inches in all areas in less the 3 months.read more
chiquita walker
chiquita walker
14:29 11 Oct 20
Shannon and her team have been amazing to work with. I never feel like they are trying to “sell” me because their... programs speak for themselves. While losing my baby weight (40 lbs.) is a huge accomplishment, my biggest achievement was changing my eating lifestyle. I feel like I eat to live instead of the other way around and for that, I can’t thank the LKN team enough!read more
Jesikah McNeil
Jesikah McNeil
12:25 11 Oct 20
Dr. Shannon is so personable and knowledgeable. Everyone in the office is to be exact. The level of service and care I... receive there is impeccable. I’ve never had a bad experience. Oh, and did I mention I’ve lost so much weight under her care. Results Results Results!!!read more
Velita Degraft
Velita Degraft
06:18 11 Oct 20
LKN Weight Loss & Wellness offers the total package: great results and great service with a smile and at an affordable... price! What I really enjoy is the way they make me feel from the time I walk in until the time I leave.A weight loss journey can be a struggle both physically and mentally, but the LKN Weight Loss & Wellness staff are my personal cheering section who reassures me that they are with me all the way! I look forward to every appointment!read more
Kaleigh Stovall
Kaleigh Stovall
16:46 10 Aug 20
I’ve been a patient at Shannon’s practice for a little over a month now and not only am I super happy with my weight... loss results, I’m also very thankful for the care she and Briana take of their patients! They’re both friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and they make you feel completely comfortable from the very first meeting. You can tell they love what they do and they enjoy cheering on their patients as they gain back their health and confidence. I would recommend this practice and this program to anyone looking for a holistic view at weight loss and accountability from a medical professional who truly wants to see you succeed.read more
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