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Body Composition and It’s Role in Weight Loss

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Body Composition and It’s Role in Weight Loss

Learn more than just your BMI with the BodyComp 5000

Learn more than just your BMI with the BodyComp 5000

Like most reputable weight loss clinics, we at MedShape Weight Loss want to focus on more than just the numbers on the scale. To achieve true, sustainable weight loss it’s important to understand your entire body composition. Most people see weight loss as just simply losing weight, and while this is always the overriding goal, understanding WHERE you need to lose fat and HOW you’re losing your weight provides us roadmap so we can better customize a program to your individual needs.

Weight scales determine only the total body mass. It does not tell you whether that mass is fat, lean mass or water. Body composition is more important than your weight in determining fitness and overall health.

At MedShape Weight Loss Clinics we use a state of the art Body Composition machine called the BodyComp 5000. This non-intrusive device is exclusive to MedShape Weight Loss Clinics and provides us the necessary insight to personalize a weight loss treatment plan based on the current composition of your body. No, when it comes to losing weight, one size does not fit all. Everyone is different and this revolutionary device helps our medical team assist us in achieving the results you want.

With this assistance of this device, our team can track:

  • Pounds of body fat
  • Pounds in lean mass
  • Water retention
  • Resting metabolic rate
  • Where you are losing weight
  • Your ideal percentage of body fat and lean mass
  • Visceral fat

This will help MedShape determine how much protein is needed to keep your lean mass and based on your metabolic rate, what the proper caloric intake is for you to lose the body fat and not hurt your lean mass. Our overall goal is to be leaner, smaller and healthier with a better body composition.

Want to learn more about the BodyComp 5000? View our BodyComp 5000 flyer.


Stephanie Smith founded MedShape Weight Loss Clinic in 2007 and brings over ten years experience in the medical field and weight loss to the company. Stephanie’s education in the healthcare industry and medical science is from Gustavis Adolphus, University of Minnesota and ASU. Stephanie holds degrees and areas of expertise Chemistry, Forensic Science as well as Forensic Pathology. Having a clear compassion to help others, Stephanie recognized the need to develop a sound program that can not only help the issues that our country faces with Obesity but also truly educate and change people’s lives with a protocol that will allow her patients to lose and KEEP weight off. She feels this is the best way to add quality and years of those who choose the MedShape way of weight loss. Stephanie is originally from Minnesota and relocated to Arizona nine years ago to continue her education in medical science.

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