Inbody 770 Scale

Amy Beney MS RD CDCES

 January 18, 2023

Game-changing for weight loss.

“I am dieting and exercising and not losing weight!”

Is this you?

 

Or worse

I am dieting, exercising, and gaining weight!

The Inbody Scale may be the answer to your question.

The Inbody 770 scale is not your typical bathroom scale. It is a game changer, measuring where your body is health-wise and how effective your lifestyle changes are.

How does the Inbody Scale work?

It is a machine that measures body composition through bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) measures body composition based on the rate at which an electrical current travels through the body. Body fat (adipose tissue) causes more excellent resistance (impedance) than lean mass and slows the current rate. BIA scales estimate body fat percentage using bioelectrical impedance analysis. It measures body water, proteins, minerals, and body fat

Person standing on a scale

What is a good result for an Inbody scan?

  1. A good result for the Inbody scan is what is good for you. Using the Inbody scale aims to improve your health and help you become the healthiest version of yourself.
  2. The Inbody does give a score based on 100. The closer your score is to 100, the more optimal your health is.
A person with socks standing on a scale.

Are Inbody scales accurate?

 

The Inbody scales can be accurate, but there are some tips for better results.

Tips for testing on the In body Scale:

  • Exercise 6-12 hours
  • Eating 3-4 hours prior
  • Consuming alcohol or caffeine 2-5 hours prior
  • Using a shower or sauna
  • Using ointment or lotion on feet.

Before testing

  • Hydrate well the day before. Dehydration may cause fat-free mass (muscle and bone) to be underestimated.
  • Stand upright for at least 5 minutes.
  • Use the bathroom.
  • Remove all socks, pantyhose, shoes.

What does the Inbody 770 scale measure?

  1. Inbody score (based on 100)
  2. Weight.
  3. Body fat mass– Amount of fat in the body. Depending on the location underneath the skin, there are three types: visceral fat between organs, intramuscular fat between muscles, and subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat cannot be seen, whereas subcutaneous fat mass is the visual layer you may be unhappy with. Visceral fat is the most unhealthy type of fat.
  4. BMI– This is a formula that is based on height and weight.
  5. Total Body Water– the sum of intracellular and extracellular water, which means the total body water in the body. It is an essential measure for assessing hydration and fluid balance in the body.
  6. BMR represents the body’s energy at rest to maintain essential physiological functions such as breathing, circulation, cell production, and body temperature. In other words, BMR is the number of calories your body needs to perform essential functions while at rest.

Inbody Results Interpretation

See an Inbody scale near you for a detailed interpretation of Inbody results and have your body scanned. It is easy to do and takes less than 2 minutes.

Is the Inbody a perfect measurement?

No.

It has limitations and is meant to be a guide and provide more information than a standard scale.

As always, a scale is only the measure of our gravitational pull and bioelectrical impedance. It is used with other medical tests, bloodwork, and primary care provider assessments.

Most importantly

It does not measure how wonderful and loved you are.

Top 3 Ways the Inbody 770 Scale Changed Me as a Registered Dietitian.

  1. Changes the focus from dreaded weight loss to more pressing health concerns such as reducing visceral fat and maintaining or gaining muscles
  2. Custom results it is not just one number
  3. You can visualize how your changes in diet, exercise, sleep, reducing alcohol, etc, indeed affect your body.

How I use Inbody 770 Scale analysis in my practice

  1. I have patients download the Inbody app. Follow download instructions.
  2. Use the scale. See above for tips for the best results.
  3. We reviewed the analysis, which can be instantly downloaded into your app. We can review the results immediately, compare previous results, and see any changes.
  4. Make exercise and nutrition changes based on your goals and results from the Inbody 770 scale. See what is working and what is not rather than just guessing.

Interested in Inbody Result Sheets?

Download this PDF for a full explanation of the Inbody Scale!