Analysing Your Body

At London Weight Management, we are committed to helping you on your slimming and wellness journey. Our treatments are fully customised to individual needs, based on a detailed and comprehensive Body Fat Analysis, to determine your Body Composition, BMI (Body Mass Index), and WHR (Waist Hip Ratio) to target the root causes of your weight concerns.

Body Composition

Body composition refers to the muscle, fat, water, and bone mass of your body, and is used by industry professionals to determine your individual health levels.

A body composition test is important as it is indicative of the percentage of fat your body weight is made up of.

Determining your fat levels is essential to formulating an effective weight loss plan. Two people of the exact same height and weight can have vastly different fat mass.

Our Body Fat Analysis is comprehensive and detailed, helping our consultants to understand your body composition to customise and develop a slimming programme that is effective with guaranteed results.

BMI (Body Mass Index)

What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?

A BMI (Body Mass Index) is used to estimate if you are within your healthy weight range.
BMI calculations are a rough indication of how much body fat a person has, and a healthy BMI is varied by different factors like age, gender, and genetics.

BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by their height in square meter, with the results indicating whether you are at a healthy weight by the following guideline:

  • Less than 18.5: underweight
  • 18.5 to 24.9: normal weight
  • 25 to 29.9: overweight
  • 30 or higher: obese

BMIs do not indicate your fat mass in detail and can only be used as an estimate to your health levels.

Waist-to-Hip Ratio

What is Waist-to-Hip Ratio (WHR)?

A waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is a measurement to see if excess weight around your lower body is putting you at health risk.

While the body mass index (BMI) calculates the ratio of your weight to your height, the WHR calculates the ratio of your waist circumference to your hip circumference to determine how much fat is stored in your waist, hips, and buttocks.

How to calculate your WHR

Using a measuring tape, measure the smallest circumference of your waist just above the belly button, and the circumference of your hips, at the widest part of your buttocks.

Simply divide your waist circumference by your hip circumference to achieve your WHR.

Your body shape is also a general indicator of your health risks:

Pear Shape – Low Health Risk

Pear shaped bodies tend to carry most of their weight in their lower body. Studies have shown that storing fat in the lower region of your body can protect you from cardiovascular diseases, as compared to those whose fat is mostly stored in their abdominal area.

Apple Shape – High Health Risk

Apple shaped bodies tend to carry most of their weight in their upper torso and abdominal area, also known as “bulging tummy”, and have a higher inclination to storing excess visceral fat, which can lead to increased risks of diseases like diabetes and heart problems.

Avocado Shape – Moderate Health Risk

Avocado shaped bodies are less common and somewhere between pear and apple shaped bodies in terms of health risks. They have lower health risks than an apple shaped body, but higher health risks than a pear shaped body. Managing a good diet and an active lifestyle can help lower risks and build better fat distribution.

It is important to note that individuals below 5 feet tall and those with a BMI of 35 and over will not be able to get an accurate indication of their excess fat levels with the WHR method.

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What is Visceral Fat

What is Visceral Fat?

Visceral fat, also known as abdominal fat, is stored deep within the abdominal region, where most vital organs are situated.

Visceral fat produces more toxic substances than subcutaneous fat, and excess visceral fat can lead to an increased risk of diabetes, fatty liver, high blood pressure, and heart diseases.

What Causes Visceral Fat?

Consuming too many calories and having too little physical activity are two of the main causes of visceral fat. Stress is also one of the main factors in the accumulation of visceral fat.

When stressed, the hormone cortisol, which affects the fat distribution is released, increasing the amount of fat stored around the organs.

How Do You Identify Visceral Fat?

Your waistline measurement is a guideline to indicate if you have excess fat stored in your abdomen. Even within the normal weight range, Asian women with a waistline exceeding 80cm have excess fat.

Types of Weight Concerns (By Age)

Weight gain affects women of all ages, at any stage in life. Understanding the type of weight concerns you are experiencing is essential to a successful weight loss journey. Find out more about your potential concerns by age.

18 – 25 Years Of Age

Young adult females mostly face weight concerns that are related to their diet or lifestyle, while a small group are affected by genetics.

Hormonal Weight Gain
Nutritional Weight Gain
Overall Weight Gain
Genetic Obesity
Bulging Tummy
Flabby Arms
Bulky Thighs

25 – 40 Years Of Age

Women in the 25 to 40 year old category tend to begin seeing weight concerns as they move into different phases of life. Most young working females might experience weight gain from a sedentary lifestyle, being less active than in their youth.

Postnatal Weight Gain
Middle Age Weight Gain
Overall Weight Gain
Water Retention
Bulging Tummy
Flabby Arms
Bulky Thighs
Sagging Buttocks

41 – 65 Years Of Age

Women start to experience or are going through menopause. A gradual loss in muscle mass and decline in metabolism results in not only weight gain but sagging body areas.

Middle Age Weight Gain
Menopausal Weight Gain (Aging Metabolism)
Overall Weight Gain
Water Retention
Bulging Tummy
Flabby Arms
Bulky Thighs
Sagging Buttocks

65 & Above Years Of Age

Women in their senior years are mostly affected by an aging metabolism and an inactive lifestyle. Health risks that accompany weight concerns also increase with age.

Aging Metabolism
Overall Weight Gain
Water Retention
Bulging Tummy
Flabby Arms
Bulky Thighs
Sagging Buttocks

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