The Advanced Body Composition Analysis
The advanced body compositon test measures body composition, and in particular body fat. It also measures the composition of Fat Free Mass (FFM). The FFM value represents everything added up in your body, except for the fat. FFM can also be referred to as Lean Body Mass. This value is a great indicator of an increase or decrease in muscle mass.
Let’s take a look at a real-life patient from TLC. This will help explain the outcome of results.
How does TLC provide specialized weight loss for each individual?
TLC offers many advanced tests that are integral to being able to track whole body wellness. Through sophisticated equipment and assessments, we are able to track internal and external measures of wellness and consequently can make informed conclusions about weight loss over time. The factors that go into TLC’s medically supervised weight loss program are:
Weight Loss and Fitness
What is Medically Supervised Weight Loss?
In the past, weight loss programs were based on one metric and one metric alone: pounds lost. Pounds lost could have been from exercise, proper nutrition, or both. And it still is today; however, what we look at today, from a clinical standpoint, is vastly changing as we move into the future. TLC continues to forge ahead and blaze the trail as we set new standards in the Medical Fitness Industry. In the past, we looked at a food journal and cross compared calorie consumption with a metabolic test, which was a calories in vs. calories out system.
But now, with the introduction of Clinical Bio-Metrics, we can examine the full picture, both internally and externally, as each individual moves through a personalized weight loss and overall health journey.
TLC Bio-Score System
We use the exclusive NEW TLC Bio-Score System that is a comprehensive analysis of internal and external variables that looks at whole body wellness, not just typical measures like weight and BMI.
The Bio-Score system is easy to administer, easy to read, and easy to see progress!
Here is an example of how the Bio-Score System shows progression and results in one of our clients.
Did this individual only lose 10.6 lbs in one year? NO!!!! Let’s look at why…….
These are the results of a 185 pound female at age 59. She wanted to lose 30 pounds to hit her goal weight of 155 pounds. If we were to look at sheer weight over one year we would notice that she went from 185 lbs to 174.4 lbs by the end of the year. Did she hit her goal weight? In past results, we would say no. She lost 10.6 lbs.
This is far from the truth! Let’s use the rest of the test results to pin down the real weight loss results.
Result of “Fat” in January of 2014 = 84.1 pounds.
Results of “Fat” in December of 2014 = 57.4 pounds.
This female subject lost a total of 26.7 pounds of body fat! Nearly hitting her goal!
Compare this to the pounds of FFM / muscle mass gained:
FFM result in January of 2014 = 100.9 pounds lean body mass
FFM results in December of 2014 = 117.0 pounds lean body mass
This female subject gained a total of 16.1 pounds of lean body mass
Starting weight of 185lbs – 26.7 lbs of fat = 158.3 pounds +16.1 pounds of lean body mass = 174.4 lbs!
Without these clinical measurements, this individual would be inclined to feel that the weight loss efforts were all for nothing. From month 6 to month 12, this client would have proclaimed that she hit a plateau, but in reality, it was during this time that she saw the greatest change in body fat!
Advanced Metabolic Testing
Take the guesswork out of eating! This exciting technology measures resting metabolic rate. After adding in your lifestyle and exercise calories burned, we can pinpoint the most calories you can safely consume and still lose weight. This technology is very important and is a huge asset for the success of your program. We want you eating more!
The Metabolic Test will give us your resting metabolic rate and will allow us to measure an exact number of calories your body can consume in a day and still maintain your weight. Then we also can determine how many calories your body can burn with 30 minutes of exercise. No more guessing how many calories you should consume!
Example: If your test results come back as 3,000 calorie limit to maintain your weight, we would expect that you consume 6 meals in a day at roughly 500 calories each. If your 30-minute expenditure is 300 calories and you have a 1-hour workout in a day, you could consume an additional 600 calories and maintain your current weight. Or, if you do not consume that additional 600 calories, you would give your body the opportunity to lose weight! See how it pays to know your number?
What is a Medical Fitness Specialist?
A Medical Fitness Specialist is a highly trained certified Personal Trainer with advanced training in both functional movement and TLC’s highly specialized programs for weight loss and fitness training. They will be integral to your weight loss success!
Your Medical Fitness Specialist will be matched with you based on your preferences, goals and availability. They will tailor a specific program to your needs, and will constantly evaluate your progress and your program to be sure you are able to achieve your goals! Your Medical Fitness Specialist will also work with you on how to maintain your results through healthy lifestyle habits. Each training session includes dietary guidance using the TLC4Life Meal Plan, motivation and accountability. Even if you choose to suspend your program, TLC will be committed to you for lifelong follow up to ensure you are still meeting your healthy lifestyle goals.
TLC Boot Camps can also be medically supervised programs. However, they do require more self-motivation and personal accountability.
The Functional Movement Screening with a Medical Fitness Specialist
The Functional Movement System is a neural-based approach to movement assessment intended to assess and identify pain in fundamental patterns, identify fundamental movement pattern dysfunction to avoid injury, provide a baseline of exercise pattern competency for future training progression, and provide a standard for movement re-evaluation after corrective training has been implemented (if needed). Movement corrections strategies are integrated into functional patterns to maximize a joint’s mobility while maintaining stability.
Appointments with our Physicians
Patients that have limited movement or pain related joint dysfunction should be seen by one of our physicians first, or be cleared by their own family physician before starting an exercise program. After medical clearance, each patient is screened and evaluated at TLC using the Functional Movement Screening. Non-surgical orthopedic treatments or physical therapy are available if necessary. Medical accommodations are made and arranged for the patient based on their medical situation. Our Medical Fitness Specialists are trained to work through and around each medical condition. By training in our fitness facility, you have patient priority for scheduling an appointment with TLC’s Physicians.
The TLC4Life Meal Plan
Your fat cells determine whether you gain or lose weight. Low fat diets encourage your fat cells to hold onto calories and even to store more calories. This sets of a hunger reaction that causes you to eat more and burn less. The TLC4Life Meal Plan is a phased approach to clinical weight loss. First cleaning up your diet and then putting you on a diet you can stick with to maintain those hard earned pounds lost. Are you not seeing the results you have been hoping for? Get the TLC4Life Meal Plan!
TLC University and the Levels of Education
TLC University is here to educate our clients on Fitness, Nutrition, Psychology, Anatomy, Endocrinology and Physiology to ensure a complete understanding of the lifestyle transformation they are experiencing. Knowledge is power. Here at TLC we want to empower our clients with the best tools possible to ensure long-term success.
Clients are encouraged to watch and test out of each level. As they do, their achievement status is earned as seen in the Achievement Bio-Metric score shown above.
TLC’s Lifetime Health & Fitness Guide
We make a commitment to stay in touch with you for life. Your Medical Fitness Specialist will periodically contact you to make sure you stay healthy and fit for the rest of your life.
Our medical approach to weight loss continues to pioneer and pave the way for the future of medicine!
With evidence such as this, we are able to grasp a better understanding of your body’s ability to lose weight and sustain health! Healthcare is beginning to transform. Never before has such an approach been taken to reverse chronic disease and obesity.
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Do you still need one more reason to get started?
TLC offers a 30-day, no questions asked, MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!If you do not lose weight in the first 30 days, write us a letter and get your money back. Any investment spent on personal training or semi-private training will be refunded in full! We will help you lose weight! That is our promise to you!
What determines the External Bio-Metric Score?
What determines the Internal Bio-Metric Score?
Internal Bio-Metrics are unique to the medically supervised weight loss program at TLC! These metrics are looking deep into your health and into the future of your health.
Here is what we measure with the Internal Bio-Metrics:
Total Cholesterol: This is a total measurement of the several lipoproteins of the blood. Those being LDL’s (low-density lipoproteins) or the “bad cholesterol” HDL’s (high-density lipoprotein) or “good cholesterol” and VLDL’s (very low low-density lipoproteins) another form of “bad cholesterol” in the blood stream. VLDL’s contain the highest amount of triglyceride and are difficult to measure directly, so are often estimated from the TC level.
HDL: Also known as a high-density lipoprotein, this is often referred to as, “good cholesterol.” HDL particles are responsible for transporting fat molecules out of the artery walls and to reduce accumulation of fats in the blood. We want to see HDL’s go up throughout the program.
LDL: Also known as a Low-density lipoprotein, this is often referred to as, “bad cholesterol.” LDL particles are responsible for depositing cholesterol on the vessel walls, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly atherosclerosis. We want to see LDL’s go down throughout the program.
TC/HDL ratio: This shows the relationship of HDL and total Cholesterol, a predictor of atherosclerosis.
LDL/HDL ratio: a mathematical relationship of “bad” to “good” cholesterol. A more proven predictor of atherosclerosis than TC/HDL.
Triglycerides: This is a floating fatty acid found in the blood-stream. High levels of triglycerides have been linked to common heart diseases and have been known to lead to strokes. These are also the molecules that become stored as body fat.
Glucose: Glucose is the primary energy molecule for most cells of the body. It is broken down and used for energy in the body. By measuring blood glucose we can gauge the body’s ability or inability to provide energy to the cells. Excessive glucose (not broken down for energy) is eventually stored as fat. An increase in long-term glucose metrics could expose evidence of the onset of diabetes.
HbA1c: Here we are measuring the glycated hemoglobin. This measures the average plasma glucose concentration over prolonged periods of time. In other words, we can predict your body’s natural ability to control the glucose levels in the blood.
Why should I have my Bio-Score taken?
By implementing the Bio-Score and a well-documented history, you will be able to see first-hand results! We can graph these results and predict future outcomes, so long as you stay the course.
Take this quiz to get an approximation of your BioScore: