When you chose to undergo hormone replacement, you did so because you wanted more confidence, more sex drive and more energy. However, all of those things are measurable by how you feel, but what about how you look? You also chose hormone therapy because you wanted to lose weight, build muscle mass and increase bone density. However, while it’s easy measure your weight, it’s difficult to measure what’s going on inside your body, which is just as important as what’s going on outside of it. That’s where body composition monitoring comes in.
What is Body Composition Monitoring?
A body composition monitor looks just like your typical at-home scale, except it does more than just read you your weight. It is a magical device that lets you know everything about what’s going on inside of your body that you wouldn’t otherwise be privy too unless you underwent an intensive physical. With a body composition monitor, you can have access to knowledge about your bone mass, your BMI, your level of visceral fat, your metabolic age and your body fat percentage. While, for many, this may seem like too much information to bear, for those undergoing hormone replacement treatment, it’s just the tool they need to know that their investment is paying off.
How You Can Benefit From Body Composition Monitoring
First, it’s important to understand that keeping a close eye on all that your body is made of is not going to be a walk in the park. You are going to find out information about your body mass that you never wanted to know. Many people, even after spending hundreds of dollars on a complex body monitoring system, are tempted to chuck it out the window after weeks of working out. Why? Because a body composition monitor does not lie, and it will tell you the good, the bad and the ugly.
With that being said, it is the best tool available if you truly want to change. Sure, you may look different on the outside and even feel better too. But does feeling good mean you should stop striving for better? Absolutely not. Too many people focus more on how they look than on their actual health. This can be dangerous, as once those people hit their ideal weight, they stop focusing on improving other areas of their body, such as their resting metabolism, body age, skeletal muscle percentage and BMI. Without improving these factors as well, you risk sliding back into an unhealthy lifestyle completely.
If you want to make the most of your hormone replacement, look into body composition monitoring, and even invest in an at home monitor. In addition to helping you visually track your success, it can also help you become the wholly healthy person you want to be.