Weight and Body Composition

Weight Management and Body Composition


In the U.S. over 70% of people have a weight that exceeds what is best for long-term health. There are many extrinsic and intrinsic factors that result in this sobering number. Despite the hard work that goes into weight loss, over 80% of weight is regained without intent. Weight loss by traditional means is nearly impossible to accomplish in the first place, let alone to maintain long term.

At Everest Health, we use a holistic individualized approach that combines safe and effective medications and supplements with modest lifestyle changes to ensure that you are able to reach a healthy body composition and maintain it in the long term without the insurmountable effort of the past. Our goal is to address the root causes that make it difficult to reduce adiposity to ensure that this is the last time you will have to struggle with your weight.

It’s all about feeling comfortable in your own skin while enjoying the positive results that come with a healthy body composition and mass: reduced risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, osteoporosis, and injury, improved overall organ and system function, hormone balance, moderated mood swings, and improved athletic ability. That’s the intersection of lifespan and healthspan – a longer life of the highest quality.

We will leverage our in-depth understanding of weight management and body composition to help you achieve your goal and maintain it throughout your life.!

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I lose weight?

At Everest Health, we will support you with an individualized approach to weight loss and weight management by providing you with skilled coaching, expertise in supplement stacking, prescription solutions, and additional insights to behavior modification. We understand the importance of establishing a plan based on your individualized needs and lifestyle, since what works for other patients may not work for you. To lose weight, we encourage you to focus on healthy eating, controlling your calorie intake, and incorporating regular exercise into your routine. Stay hydrated, get enough sleep, manage stress, and monitor your progress to stay on track. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any weight loss plan.

What is metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, high triglyceride levels, and low HDL cholesterol levels — that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes when occurring together. It's often associated with obesity, lack of physical activity, and insulin resistance. Treatment involves lifestyle changes such as weight loss, exercise, and dietary modifications, along with medication if necessary.

How do I calculate my BMI?

BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a measure of body fat based on a person's weight and height. It is calculated by dividing a person's weight in kilograms by the square of their height in meters. BMI provides a rough estimate of a person's overall health status and is used as a screening tool for weight categories that may lead to health problems. To calculate your BMI using pounds and inches, divide your weight in pounds by 2.205 to get your weight in kilograms, and divide your height in inches by 39.37 to get your height in meters. Then, divide your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared. The BMI ranges are as follows:

Underweight: BMI less than 18.5

Normal weight: BMI 18.5 to 24.9

Overweight: BMI 25 to 29.9

Obese: BMI 30 or higher

It's important to note that while BMI is a useful screening tool, it does not directly measure body fat or health. Other factors such as muscle mass, bone density, and distribution of fat can also impact health, so BMI should be interpreted alongside other health indicators.

What is a body composition analysis?

At Everest Health, we use the latest technology to provide the most accurate results such as the InBody 770. The InBody 770 is a body composition analyzer that uses bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) to measure various aspects of body composition, including muscle mass, fat mass, and water distribution. It provides detailed information about an individual's body composition, which can be used to track changes over time, monitor progress in fitness or weight loss goals, and assess overall health. The InBody 770 is often used in healthcare, fitness, and research settings to provide a comprehensive assessment of body composition. This in-depth analysis will provide useful information in determining the right care plan for you.

Our proactive approach helps us create a personalized care plan to help you reduce the risk of serious health conditions. Our skilled coaching sessions offer an additional layer of support, encouragement, and accountability to make these lifestyle changes easy. Visit our weight loss clinic in Vienna, VA today!


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Begin your journey to better health and longevity today. At Everest Health Partners, we. Provide the expertise and tools to help you look and feel younger. Schedule your consultation today!