As you may have guessed from its name, 3D body scanning is a type of scan that is used to capture images of the whole or part of the human body with the aim of producing a highly accurate and detailed 3D model that can then be viewed on a computer or other digital device. While the application of this technology can be used for many things, one area of use that is particularly popular is 3D body scanning to help patients to achieve their weight loss goals. Here’s what you need to know about what a 3D body scan can tell you about your body and how it can support your weight loss journey.
Two people of exactly the same height and weight can look completely different. This is because our body composition is unique to us. While one person may hold their weight around the lower half of their body (the classic pear-shape that many people are familiar with), another may have a much more even distribution of their body fat, which leads to them having a more consistent size across the whole of their body.
A 3D body scan can show you your body composition. You’ll be able to see your weight and the measurements of each area – your hips, waist, thighs, etc and you’ll also be able to see the body fat percentage of each body part. This will help you to identify which areas of your body are leaner than others, and which have a high body fat percentage and require your attention.
Anyone will tell you if you are trying to lose weight through diet and exercise, you need to be prepared for it to take time. Body changes happen slowly and unfortunately, it can be difficult to stay motivated if you don’t see significant results straight away. Many people fall off the wagon at this point because they feel that they aren’t achieving anything at all when in reality, their changes to their body just can’t be measured externally.
A 3D body scan can be invaluable during times where your weight loss seems to slow down or plateau. It can be extremely frustrating when you are dieting and exercising, but the scales don’t seem to show any progress. However, a 3D scan of your body will be able to clearly illustrate the internal ways in which your body has changes – that may just not be clearly visible on the outside. For example, it may be that you have lost body fat but gained muscle, which is denser and weighs more but is much better for your health. You may have lost inches around your abdomen but not lost any weight. By being able to see your results in greater detail, you can see if the program of diet and exercise you are following has been effective and what areas of your body are changing and improving.
Another key benefit of a 3D body scan is that the results allow professionals to create customized diet and exercise programs based on your specific results. For example, if you have a high body fat percentage on your abdomen, you may be advised to switch to exercises that target the abdominal muscles to make them stronger. Your professional can then perform regular body scans to assess and monitor your progress towards achieving your weight loss or overall body goals.
To find out more about 3D body scanning technology & what it can reveal about you, contact Orlando Laser Lipo in Orlando, FL at (407) 305-4100.