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Increase the Success
of Your Weight Loss
and Weight Management Programs
with the HealthQuest BIA System
In these challenging economic times the businesses that will survive and succeed are those who are able
to innovate ... You need to provide products and services that meet and exceed
your client's expectations and requirements
A small investment now can pay remarkable dividends if the right innovation
is chosen. One such innovation is the HealthQuest Bio-Impedance Body Composition
With the HealthQuest BIA system, your clients will love to see
the healthy changes to their body composition (in full colour
and intimate detail) taking place right before their eyes as a result of your recommended
Your clients will be more motivated and eager about returning to your clinic to check on their progress. Both client compliance and success in their weight management improve as a result.
Many Weight Loss programs cause clients to lose vital muscle stores as well
as fat. The HealthQuest BIA system helps you prevent that from ever happening to your
On many poorly designed weight loss programs you may look good and
appear slimmer but the loss of that all-important muscle mass results
in a lower Basal Metabolic Rate followed by a rapid regain of fat weight
once the diet is stopped.
People who repeatedly go on and off diets
that do not protect muscle mass are at greater risk of rapidly increasing
body fat when they go off their diets as they lose more and more muscle
over time with their yo-yo dieting.
The HealthQuest BIA system allows you to accurately monitor and
control a client's body composition during weight management enabling
you to ensure that they lose fat and not their all important muscle. To
help you prevent muscle loss the program automatically calculates and
recommends the amount of protein that a client needs. They need a minimum
of 1.5 gm protein per kilo of their lean body mass to maintain muscle
mass. This increases their weight loss success and boosts motivation.
And of course, highly motivated clients who are successful in
achieving their weight management goals will give you more good quality
referrals and help you build your practice!
With the HealthQuest
Segmental Bio-Impedance Analysis system ...
- You get a much more accurate assessment of your patient's body composition
- You can help your patient set achievable targets for fat loss, muscle gain and desired
- You and your patient can monitor their body composition changes over time
- Having accurate information of a patients body composition allows
you to fine tune their
.....weight management program and in turn produce for better long-term results
- Being able to monitor the patients visceral and abdominal fat
levels is vital, as they
.....important risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke
- The program also calculates waist to hip and waist to height ratios
and tracks the changes
..... over time as they are also very important risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke
- Your patient gets to see their body's real state of health and their motivation
gets a great
To see an example of the report a client receives
(in PDF format), click the image below ...
Home Page of the Client Details Module
Home Page of the HealthQuest BIA Module
Your patient's body
composition is measured with a state-of-the-art
Bio - Impedance Body Composition Monitor
The results are entered into the HealthQuest BIA computer program and
are then interpreted and presented in a very colourful and easy to understand
format. A full colour report together with detailed explanations can then
be printed for the patient.
The patient is given healthy ranges for their body composition in their
BIA report. The healthy ranges vary according to their age, sex and height.
If the readings are within the correct range a green colour bar appears
behind the text result. If the readings are out of range a yellow or red
colour bar appears behind the text depending on how far their test results
are outside the healthy range.
by the HealthQuest BIA monitor include
Lean Body Mass
Fat Mass - total body
and segmental body fat measurement of each arm, each leg and trunk area
Visceral Fat - the amount
of fat around the organs - Increased Visceral Fat levels greatly increase
the risk of metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Muscle Mass - total body
and segmental muscle mass rmeasurement of each arm, each leg and trunk
total body water
Basal Metabolic Rate
and Calorie Requirements
Ensuring the correct level of protein intake for an individual is
essential for a Weight Control program to be successful in both the short
and the long-term.
The HealthQuest BIA system calculates the correct amount of Protein in
grams for a client based on their Lean Body Mass (their body weight without
Good levels of protein in a client's diet will make sure that muscle
mass (and even more importantly organ mass) is not lost when dieting.
A loss of muscle mass slows down metabolic rate and slows weight loss
as well as making it much more likely that they will rapidly regain fat
weight when they go off their diet.
Increasing Protein has another advantage, it stimulates the process of
burning off fat and reducing weight. It causes the some of the fat released
from the body's fat stores to be converted directly into heat.
A minimum of 1.5gm of protein per kilo of LEAN BODY MASS (LBM) is
essential for a weight loss program to be successful. HealthQuest
actually recommends a higher level of protein than the 1.5gm per kilo
of LBM in order to improve the ratio of Protein to Carbohydrate. This
helps to reduce problems with insulin resistance, triglycerides and cholesterol.
With the HealthQuest BIA system there are three different methods
of setting the amount of protein that a client should have.
• Automatic setting - the program automatically assigns 2.5 grams of protein/kg LBM
• Manual setting - you can set any number of grams of protein/kg LBM you wish
• Percentage setting - you can set the percentage of protein, carbohydrate
and fat you want in the diet
With the Automatic and Manual settings, once the amount
of protein, activity level and calorie reduction percentage is set HealthQuest
automatically calculates the levels of carbohydrates and fat for the diet.
With the Percentage setting, you can set whatever percentages
of protein, carbohydrate and fat you wish for a client's diet.
- Carb - Fat - Calorie Calculations
HealthQuest calculates a persons current daily calorie intake based
on their measured Basal Metabolic Rate and chosen level of activity. You
can choose to apply a 10% - to - 50% calorie reduction and HealthQuest
will then automatically calculate the reduced calorie level required.
In the Automatic or Manual mode, when you reduce the calories in a
client's weight loss program, the BIA system maintains the selected Protein
levels (based upon Lean Body Mass and Activity level)and reduces
the Carbohydrate and Fat intake to the appropriate levels.
In the Percentage mode the program reduces the amount of protein,
carbohydrates and fat in accordance with the reduced calorie amount based
upon the percentages of protein, carbohydrates and fat that you set.
As the correct quantity of Protein, Carbohydrate and Fat in grams is
automatically calculated, it is much easier for the patient to successfully
follow their individually designed program.
Especially as there is also a web-link facility to over 100,000 healthy,
high-quality, tasty and easy to prepare recipes that include the breakdown
of a serving of a particular meal in grams of protein, carbohydrate, fat
and total calories. This is an invaluable resource for both you and your
You can even plan diets for Weight Gain and Weight Maintenance with the
HealthQuest BIA system.
The HealthQuest BIA system makes meeting protein, carbohydrate, fat
and caloric requirements easy for both you and your patients.