We have a lot of clients who have a goal of losing body weight. It is important to understand that losing body weight can be helpful for certain health markers, but can also be detrimental to your body’s ability to combat chronic disease (if the weight you are losing is muscle). When you are losing weight it is important to understand if you are losing fat or muscle, and there are numerous tools available to test this. The tool that we use to do this at Discover Strength is a Bod Pod. The Bod Pod is the gold standard tool for testing body composition.
Take home message: One of the most important things in combatting chronic disease is maintaining muscle and strength. Rather than focusing on weight loss, we should be focused on maintaining or increasing our muscle mass, while losing fat.