For the average person, most common way to monitor body weight, not body composition, is to step on the bathroom scale.
Scales, however, only measure the (weight in pounds or kilograms) of a person, and are unable to differentiate between Fat Mass (FM) and Fat Free Mass (FFM). Using scale weight alone, some people appear overweight, even if they are not necessarily overfat. Conversely, a person could appear to be normal weight, but have a high %BF level. The only way to know for sure if a person's body weight reflects an ideal %BF level is to assess body composition. Having an understanding of, and being able to accurately determine, a person's body composition is especially useful if that individual is dieting to lose weight. Simply knowing how many pounds an individual has lost does not reveal a full or meaningful picture, because dieting frequently results in a loss of significant amounts of fat-free weight and water.
Considerable research suggests, however, that individuals who are trying to lose weight should focus their efforts on losing body fat as opposed to fat-free weight and/or water. As such, a sound weight -control program must involve modifying an individual's physical and dietary habits to reach an appropriate level of body fat. In that regard, one of the critical steps is to be able to accurately assess an individual's body-fat level to determine changes in body composition.
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