InBody Scan Analysis

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    Apr 08, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
    Good evening, gents. This week, I received an InBody scan analysis produced by my local YMCA. While I was generally pleased with the results, I am slightly concerned by its recommendation of a pretty low daily caloric intake of 1647. What I'm asking is what possibly causes this, if it's accurate at all, and if it's necessary to try and elevate my intake while staying healthy. Basically, I'm asking what you guys think about it, particularly if there are any nutritionists out there.

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    I know the accuracy and medical relevance of the InBody scan is pretty widely debated, and I'm not wanting to spark a flame war about whether to trust an analysis like this or not. I know well enough to take these things with a grain of salt, however, I'm sure there's some kernel of medical truth buried in here somewhere, and I'm asking for what you guys can glean from it.

    For the record, I work out 4 times a week at weight training, and though I don't do cardio, I do work in a relatively active job where I'm not sitting behind a desk all day. My husband sees to it that I eat relatively healthily, and I've completely laid off the refined sugars and most simple carbohydrates.

    Thanks for input, guys, and thanks for the inspiration to stay healthy!
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    Apr 08, 2013 1:28 PM GMT
    Let's try bumping this to see if it gets some traction.
  • gwuinsf

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    Apr 08, 2013 3:28 PM GMT
    The 1647 is your BMR, not your recommended calorie intake. Read the description under the box. That's telling you how many calories you are burning at rested state.

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    Apr 08, 2013 4:02 PM GMT
    Hey, thanks for the clarification. That makes a lot more sense to me. I know that I don't have the highest metabolism, but I found it difficult to believe that it was that low.