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Metabolism is the process of converting food (calories) into energy. The efficiency with which your body does this is referred to as your metabolic rate. Many factors affect a person’s metabolic rate: weight, age, body composition, hormone levels, and gender making it a highly unique number.

Understanding your body’s unique metabolic rate will allow your health care team to customize your weight loss or maintenance program around your needs.

(1) It can screen for a slowed metabolism that may explain frustrated attempts to lose weight in the past.

(2) It can reveal changes in your metabolism during the weight loss process that can help trouble shoot a frustrating plateau.

(3) Once you reach your goal, an RMR measurement can give you the precise caloric requirement for maintenance to help you sustain your goal weight.


The SECA MBCA 514 is a Medical Body Composition Analyzer, which is ideally adapted to the working conditions in hospitals and medical practices. Our non-invasive assessment provides an in-depth analysis measuring fat mass, fat-free mass, total body water and skeletal muscle mass in a rapid 17 seconds.

When you step on a scale and see that you’ve lost 3 pounds, what did you really lose? 3 pounds of fat? Muscle? Water? Measuring your body composition allows you to truly understand the changes in your weight. Knowing how much fat you need to lose and how much muscle mass you are gaining can help tailor your diet and exercise plans to reach your goals. Your body composition analysis is used as a guide to help determine ideal weight and to monitor progress in weight control and/or exercise programs. With this detailed information, we can develop a more personalized exercise and nutrition program.

  • Understand your weight

  • Monitor your fat, lean muscle mass and total body water

  • Set your goals

  • Quantify the visceral fat volume in your abdominal region – the higher the value, the higher the risk of cardiometabolic illnesses ( diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, fatty liver, etc.)

  • Track your progress

  • Receive an easy to read analysis that informs you on where your health stands


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