Body Composition

To accurately determine your body’s nutritional needs we will calculate your current body composition. This will tell us how much lean mass (muscle) you have. Since the majority of fuel (calories) is burned by lean mass this will give an accurate picture of your body’s nutritional requirements.  As well, it will give you an idea of your overall health. These measurements can also be used to track your progress as you go.
For males
An optimal body fat range of 7% – 12% is associated with reduced risks of health issues such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and hypertension. An excess of body fat “frequently results in a significant impairment of health”.
For females
An optimal body fat range of 17% – 21% is associated with reduced risks of health issues such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and hypertension. An excess of body fat “frequently results in a significant impairment of health”.