Medical Nutrition Therapy

Let Food Be Your Medicine.

Consultation with Nutritionists & Dietitian in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

  • We treat certain chronic medical conditions and pain through the use of individually-tailored nutrition & diet plans.
  • The right diets can help you avoid illnesses caused by unhealthy eating, lifestyle habits and food allergies or intolerances.
  • We are proud to provide you with the highest standards in nutrition consultation and diet plans in Dubai & Abu Dhabi.
Nutrition Consultation

Tailored to Your Needs

We assess your individual needs and goals to fully tailor our recommendations based on your unique situation – which generic nutritional plans and popular diets fail to address. As a result, you will see fast and notable progress in achieving your goals!
Beyond Nutrition team

The Right Experts

All our nutritionists and dietitians are fully certified and licensed by the UAE government (Dubai Health Authority), and have many years of professional experience in diet advice, nutrition consultation and tailored meal plan design.

Medical Nutrition Consultations

Medical Nutrition Therapy For You

Feeling unwell? You have stomach pain, bloating, gaining weight or other symptoms of sickness?
  • Food plays a significant role in your overall health – affecting your physical performance & mental abilities.
  • A food journal and assessment of your eating habits is key to determine which foods may cause problems in your immune system.
  • Together we will develop a personalized diet and meal plans to treat your symptoms
  • Whether it is providing a specific, individualized diet plan or receiving expert advice and guidance, our Dietitians and Nutritionists can help!

Food plays a significant role in our overall health – some may improve our physical performance and mental abilities, while others may have negative effects on our health. Some foods may help you alleviate the symptoms of a specific disease, while others may aggravate these symptoms. Though it is not life-threatening, intolerance to certain foods can have a significant impact on one’s quality of life, and it is generally difficult to diagnose.
Typical symptoms are bloating, migraine & headaches, feeling unwell, stomach ache, irritable bowel…and more.

Despite performing Food Intolerance Tests (FIT) we work with you by understanding your eating habits and how you react / feel after eating certain food. Some of our patients are intolerant to several groups of foods, making it harder to determine whether it might be a chronic illness or food intolerance. Intolerance can very negatively impact your life – but by taking a scientific approach with the help of our nutritionists & dietitians, an improvement is always possible.

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Food plays a significant role in our overall health – some may improve our physical performance and mental abilities, while others may have negative effects on our health. Some foods may help you alleviate the symptoms of a specific disease, while others may aggravate these symptoms. Though it is not life-threatening, intolerance to certain foods can have a significant impact on one’s quality of life, and it is generally difficult to diagnose.
Typical symptoms are bloating, migraine & headaches, feeling unwell, stomach ache, irritable bowel…and more.

Despite performing Food Intolerance Tests (FIT) we work with you by understanding your eating habits and how you react / feel after eating certain food. Some of our patients are intolerant to several groups of foods, making it harder to determine whether it might be a chronic illness or food intolerance. Intolerance can very negatively impact your life – but by taking a scientific approach with the help of our nutritionists & dietitians, an improvement is always possible.

Do you get swollen lips or have trouble breathing when eating certain foods? You might have a food allergy!
  • Food allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food.
  • Even a tiny amount of allergy-causing food can trigger symptoms such as digestive problems, breathing problems or worse.
  • Sometimes, a food allergy can cause a life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis.
  • Our Dietitians and Nutritionists can help you in understanding how to identify dangerous foods and how to avoid them.

A Food Allergy is a reaction of your immune system that usually occurs soon after eating a certain food. Even a tiny amount of the allergy-causing food can trigger symptoms like digestive pain or breathing problems. Sometimes, a food allergy can even cause a life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis.

Food allergy affects more children than adults, and some children lose their food allergy with age.

Unfortunately, food allergies are often confused (by patients and doctors alike) with food intolerances. A food intolerance is a less serious condition that does not involve the immune system – talk to our Nutritionists & Dietitians to evaluate your situation and develop a tailored treatment plan for you.

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A Food Allergy is a reaction of your immune system that usually occurs soon after eating a certain food. Even a tiny amount of the allergy-causing food can trigger symptoms like digestive pain or breathing problems. Sometimes, a food allergy can even cause a life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis.

Food allergy affects more children than adults, and some children lose their food allergy with age.

Unfortunately, food allergies are often confused (by patients and doctors alike) with food intolerances. A food intolerance is a less serious condition that does not involve the immune system – talk to our Nutritionists & Dietitians to evaluate your situation and develop a tailored treatment plan for you.

Do you suffer from a metabolic disorder like diabetes? Do you have symptoms like lethargy, weight loss, seizures?
  • Changes in your metabolic processes can have negative effects and create severe disorders, like heart diseases or diabetes.
  • Dietary guidance is critical to keep your health and avoid potentially life-threatening conditions - by avoiding certain food intake.
  • A diabetes diet is a healthy-eating plan that's naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories - minimizing any the impact on your lifestyle.
  • Whether it is providing a specific, individualized diet plan or receiving expert advice and guidance, our Dietitians and Nutritionists can help!

Metabolic disorders & diseases can have various symptoms and conditions- including increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, weight gain, abnormal cholesterol levels. Those often occur together, thus increasing your risk of serious conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Even worse, many disorders have no clear symptoms. 

If you suffer from overweight, lifestyle changes are very important to avoid the development of insulin resistance, otherwise, your glucose levels will continue to increase. As a result, you might develop diabetes.

If you have a metabolic disease, significant lifestyle changes can delay or even prevent the development of serious health problems. Talk to our healthcare professionals, dietitians and nutritionists today!

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Metabolic disorders & diseases can have various symptoms and conditions- including increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, weight gain, abnormal cholesterol levels. Those often occur together, thus increasing your risk of serious conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Even worse, many disorders have no clear symptoms. 

If you suffer from overweight, lifestyle changes are very important to avoid the development of insulin resistance, otherwise, your glucose levels will continue to increase. As a result, you might develop diabetes.

If you have a metabolic disease, significant lifestyle changes can delay or even prevent the development of serious health problems. Talk to our healthcare professionals, dietitians and nutritionists today!

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Do you have IBS? You suffer from symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea or flatulence?
  • Because symptoms vary from person to person, treatment should always start with managing necessary dietary & lifestyle factors.
  • Often symptoms of IBS are subtle and difficult to determine - a series of specialized tests together with the assessment of our therapists can give a good indication.
  • As there is no specific blood test, diagnosis is more based on symptoms, generally via a standardized set of criteria such as “Rome III”
  • After diagnosis of IBS, some blood tests are recommended including a complete blood count, inflammatory markers and antibody testing for celiac disease.
  • A specialized diet should be done only under close supervision of an experienced and qualified therapist.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the large intestine where you usually suffer from one or more gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, abdominal distension, cramping, constipation, diarrhea or flatulence. Although the mechanisms have not been fully understood, the cause of IBS is likely related to the nerves in the intestines that affect the gastrointestinal motility. Reasons could be genetics, inflammation, intestinal infections, social factors as well as psychological factors.

Because the symptoms vary from person to person, treatment should always start with managing the necessary dietary &  lifestyle factors. If these factors have been addressed and problems still occur, the second line of treatment would be to take a FODMAP diet (Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols) which is specifically developed for the treatment of IBS. This type of diet should be done under supervision of an experienced Dietitian.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the large intestine where you usually suffer from one or more gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, abdominal distension, cramping, constipation, diarrhea or flatulence. Although the mechanisms have not been fully understood, the cause of IBS is likely related to the nerves in the intestines that affect the gastrointestinal motility. Reasons could be genetics, inflammation, intestinal infections, social factors as well as psychological factors.

Because the symptoms vary from person to person, treatment should always start with managing the necessary dietary and lifestyle factors. If these factors have been addressed and problems still occur, the second line of treatment would be to take a FODMAP diet (Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols) which is specifically developed for the treatment of IBS. This type of diet should be done under supervision of an experienced and qualified Dietitian.

Your digestive system plays an important role in your overall health - Food is critical to ensure digestive health!
  • Digestion is how your body is able to receive the nutrients it needs from food and drinks that you consume.
  • A dysfunction can trigger many conditions such as IBS, allergies, weight gain, diarrhea, acid reflux, bleeding and more.
  • Naturally, the foods and fluids you consume directly impact your digestive health - and either make it worse or improve your health.
  • Our Dietitians and Nutritionists can help you in improving your digestive health and thus improving your situation and satisfaction with life.

The digestive system includes a variety of organs such as the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder. All of these organs play a specific role in digestion; some for breaking down the foods that we eat and others to produce digestive juices or substances that aid in the transportation of broken down foods.

A dysfunction in any of them can create a reaction of problems, including hormonal balances are getting out of order. A very common disorder, called Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), affects the large intestine. Symptoms include among others abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation. Such problems can turn into chronic conditions that you need to manage long-term. It is for these reasons that we always need to protect and promote digestive health with the foods and fluids that we consume.

Some tips on how to start caring for your digestive system:

  1. Eat real foods – avoid processed foods that are high in fat, salt and sugars
  2. Enjoy smaller, more frequent meals
  3. Chew your food well
  4. Include fermented foods frequently (e.g. yogurt, kefir, fermented vegetables etc.)
  5. Hydrate yourself!
  6. Manage stress levels
  7. Include whole grains that are rich in fiber (such as brown rice or quinoa)
  8. Add vegetables and fruit daily

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The digestive system includes a variety of organs such as the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder. All of these organs play a specific role in digestion; some for breaking down the foods that we eat and others to produce digestive juices or substances that aid in the transportation of broken down foods.

A dysfunction in any of them can create a reaction of problems, including hormonal balances are getting out of order. A very common disorder, called Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), affects the large intestine. Symptoms include among others abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation. Such problems can turn into chronic conditions that you need to manage long-term. It is for these reasons that we always need to protect and promote digestive health with the foods and fluids that we consume.

Some tips on how to start caring for your digestive system:

  1. Eat real foods – avoid processed foods that are high in fat, salt and sugars
  2. Enjoy smaller, more frequent meals
  3. Chew your food well
  4. Include fermented foods frequently (e.g. yogurt, kefir, fermented vegetables etc.)
  5. Hydrate yourself!
  6. Manage stress levels
  7. Include whole grains that are rich in fiber (such as brown rice or quinoa)
  8. Add vegetables and fruit daily
Hormonal imbalance can drive weight gain, fatigue, and insomnia - The right food helps restoring hormonal balance.
  • If you experience weight gain, lethargy and insomnia, it could be linked to hormonal imbalances.
  • Symptoms of hormonal imbalance are often subtle and difficult to determine without an experienced therapist.
  • Certain foods in your diet can restore or throw off the balance of your hormones.
  • Talk to our Dietitians and Nutritionists to educate you on how food affects you or to provide you with an individualized diet plan to fix your hormonal imbalance.

Hormonal balance is vital to a healthy mind and body, but can be easily disrupted in many ways. Beside naturally hormonal fluctuations, hormone imbalance can be caused through the toxins we absorb, an unbalanced lifestyle through stress or unhealthy eating habits. Foods can increase or decrease your estrogen and male hormones levels – for example, ff you’re going through menopause, eating soy or flaxseed products may also help control your symptoms and lower your risk of certain health conditions. 

If the interaction between hormones (estrogens, progesterone, cortisol, DHEA’s and male hormones) are out of balance, this may result in weight gain, hot flashes and insomnia for females. While for men a declining male hormones level is linked to prostate enlargement, a decline in muscle strength and lethargy. Bringing your hormones in balance could reduce complaints that you suffer from. 

To develop together with you a tailored treatment plan by combining nutritional intake assessments with hormones tests. Talk to our nutritionists & dietitians to improve your health situation and enjoy life to it’s fullest!

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Hormonal balance is vital to a healthy mind and body, but can be easily disrupted in many ways. Beside naturally hormonal fluctuations, hormone imbalance can be caused through the toxins we absorb, an unbalanced lifestyle through stress or unhealthy eating habits. Foods can increase or decrease your estrogen and testosterone levels – for example, ff you’re going through menopause, eating soy or flaxseed products may also help control your symptoms and lower your risk of certain health conditions. 

If the interaction between hormones (estrogens, progesterone, cortisol, DHEA’s and testosterone) are out of balance, this may result in weight gain, hot flashes and insomnia for females. While for men a declining testosterone level is linked to prostate enlargement, a decline in muscle strength and lethargy. Bringing your hormones in balance could reduce complaints that you suffer from. 

To develop together with you a tailored treatment plan by combining nutritional intake assessments with hormones tests. Talk to our nutritionists & dietitians to improve your health situation and enjoy life to it’s fullest!

Are you always feeling tired, fatigue and low on energy? Food can play a key role!
  • Fatigue & low energy affect many people and poor eating habits are often an important factor. Food can affect how much you do or don't sleep.
  • Also, stress and nutrient deficiencies are key factors to consider when you struggle with fatigue and low energy levels.
  • Having more energy can improve many areas of your life - social life, work productivity, exercise mental health and many more.
  • Whether it is providing you with a specific, individualized diet plan or expert advice and education, our Dietitians and Nutritionists can help!

In a world where work hours are long, sleeping hours are few and unhealthy foods are all over, it is no surprise that many people struggle with low energy and fatigue.

Because we live in such a fast-paced, obesogenic world, making good dietary decisions can be difficult. There are many specific foods and drinks that can be causing harm to your energy levels. The human body requires vitamins and minerals to generate energy in the body. When there is a deficiency in nutrients (such as vitamins and minerals) energy production slows down and can result in tiredness and lack of energy.

Three of the most important micronutrients to take into consideration when it comes to energy are B Vitamins, Magnesium, Antioxidants (e.g. vitamin C and E, Selenium). These are only 3 micronutrients that influence energy and fatigue.

There are many more factors to consider when improving energy levels. Sufficient daily nutrient intake, as well as the elimination of unhealthy and inflammation-causing foods, can improve your overall health as well as enhance your energy levels. Meet our nutritionists & dietitians to improve your life.

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In a world where work hours are long, sleeping hours are few and unhealthy foods are all over, it is no surprise that many people struggle with low energy and fatigue.

Because we live in such a fast-paced, obesogenic world, making good dietary decisions can be difficult. There are many specific foods and drinks that can be causing harm to your energy levels. The human body requires vitamins and minerals to generate energy in the body. When there is a deficiency in nutrients (such as vitamins and minerals) energy production slows down and can result in tiredness and lack of energy.

Three of the most important micronutrients to take into consideration when it comes to energy are B Vitamins, Magnesium, Antioxidants (e.g. vitamin C and E, Selenium). These are only 3 micronutrients that influence energy and fatigue.

There are many more factors to consider when improving energy levels. Sufficient daily nutrient intake, as well as the elimination of unhealthy and inflammation-causing foods, can improve your overall health as well as enhance your energy levels. Meet our nutritionists & dietitians to improve your life.

Depending on your age your nutrient requirements are very different - Make Food your fountain of youth!
  • During aging hormonal changes take place - having an effect on body image, dietary patterns, mood, and more.
  • Aging is often associated with a decrease in lean body mass, reduced metabolic rate, more sedentary lifestyle and decreased appetite.
  • Put your health first, no matter what your age – the right nutrition can ensure a healthy body.
  • Whether it is providing a specific, individualized diet plan or receiving expert advice and guidance, our Dietitians and Nutritionists can help!

Throughout the lifecycle, there are many phases that you go through including adolescence and also being elderly. During adolescence, the body undergoes many changes including hormonal changes, body weight fluctuations, body image and psychological changes and many more.

During this time, good nutrition is often lacking and can lead to more complications. It is extremely important for adolescents to take care of their health which starts with the food we eat to nourish and fuel the body adequately. Without good nutrition, health is likely to be affected. 

For the elderly, there are many changes that occur including loss of lean body mass, decreased basal metabolic rate, decreased appetite, reduced respiratory function, weakness (which may increase the risk for falling) and more. At this stage of your life, it is extremely important that nutrition is adequate so that you can spare lean body mass as well as prevent excess, unwanted weight loss. If good nutrition is not part of your lifestyle, your immune function may also deteriorate. Some specific nutritional goals for older people include: minimizing muscle wastage, support immune function, minimize bone loss, improve blood sugar and hydration.

We help you clarify any confusion that may arise regarding the food and nutrients that you need during the different phases of your life!

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Throughout the lifecycle, there are many phases that you go through including adolescence and also being elderly. During adolescence, the body undergoes many changes including hormonal changes, body weight fluctuations, body image and psychological changes and many more.

During this time, good nutrition is often lacking and can lead to more complications. It is extremely important for adolescents to take care of their health which starts with the food we eat to nourish and fuel the body adequately. Without good nutrition, health is likely to be affected. 

For the elderly, there are many changes that occur including loss of lean body mass, decreased basal metabolic rate, decreased appetite, reduced respiratory function, weakness (which may increase the risk for falling) and more. At this stage of your life, it is extremely important that nutrition is adequate so that you can spare lean body mass as well as prevent excess, unwanted weight loss. If good nutrition is not part of your lifestyle, your immune function may also deteriorate. Some specific nutritional goals for older people include: minimizing muscle wastage, support immune function, minimize bone loss, improve blood sugar and hydration.

We help you clarify any confusion that may arise regarding the food and nutrients that you need during the different phases of your life!

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Faraz Kohari
10:27 10 Oct 18
Having had to have medical care around the country, this place showed me that it can be done well.
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14:18 08 Oct 18
Great place .. these folks are some of the best .
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17:27 08 Sep 18
Beyond Expectations. The nursing staff was above and beyond fantastic!! So professional and gentle in every aspect!
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Digital World
15:20 25 Aug 18
Good clinic. Saw Eva Anelauskas for sports nutrition. She did a great diet plan I can follow easily, even though I dont cook a lot at home. Thanks!
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06:22 10 Aug 18
I went and have massage by Ms. Arlyn Castro Hortelano..Massage was amazing..She knows every points and parts to concentrate..i felt so relaxed , reborn and very light..she even gave me wonderful advices about my muscles and how to relax them.. I am so sure i am in goods hands with her..i cant stop and just keep coming back..Highly recommend Ms.Arlyn..?????read more
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Jing BABU
15:15 05 Mar 18
I had a massage at this clinic and it was a wonderful experience. I had massages before and I usually have a huge headache afterwards but this time I felt great and didn’t have any headache at all. The massage therapist is very skilled and kind. Service in the clinic is also really great. Would certainly recommend this to my friends.read more
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Wieske Heinen
17:55 07 Jan 18
I had a very positive experience at Beyond Nutrition. Setting up appointments was fast and easy, and the clinic atmosphere and staff were pleasant. The nutritional consultations were very helpful, particularly because of the blood tests. Overall highly recommended.read more
Marieke Geurts
Marieke Geurts
17:34 05 Dec 17
Beyond nutrition are also beyond expectations and standards! The team is amazing! They are so professional and friendly! I love going there for nutritional consultation, blood tests, massages and physiotherapy. Katharina, the manager, is my favorite person there! I book my nutritional consultation with her. She is well knowledgeable about her field and she is really accommodating to her clients. I highly recommend this place! They have so much more to offer, you just have to go and try their services ?read more
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Rawia Hamadeh
11:35 20 Nov 17
I have had one of the best experiences with Beyond Nutrition. Ms. Nadia and Ms. Kathy are very professional and always helpful. Due to my work ethic I am not very good with following a schedule, but they are very accommodating and we were able to work out a schedule that would fit around my life, and not for my life to change (significantly) around the eating and exercise regimen. I would really recommend them to anyone who is looking to get healthy or just to get a good perspective on what they can change to be a better self :DP.S. Thanks to the nurse who recommended I get my cholesterol and lipids checked, never would have known, maybe until too late.read more
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Our Dietitians & Nutritionists

Looking for an expert on sports nutrition, weight loss or medical nutrition therapy? Our team can help you!

Owner, Clinical Director & Dietitian
Katharina Elbracht
Katharina is the Owner and Clinical Director of Beyond Nutrition. She is a Clinical Dietitian, educated in Germany. She is specialized on Vegan & Vegetarian Nutrition and Medical Nutrition Therapy.
    Senior Clinical Dietitian
    Nadia Bornman
    Nadia is a Senior Clinical Dietitian with a Bachelor Degree of Dietetics from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She is specialized in Sports Nutrition, Digestive Health, Women and Child Nutrition.
      Nutritionist
      Eva Anelauskas
      Eva is a Nutritionist with a Master of Science in Food Technology and Nutrition from Sweden and Master of Science in Sports & Exercise Nutrition from the UK. She is specialized in Sports Nutrition, Hormonal Imbalances and Weight Loss.
        Dietitian
        Lima Faza’a
        Lima is a licensed Clinical Dietitian with a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Sharjah. She is specialized in weight management, Arabic eating habits and Arabic Cuisine.
          Nutritionist
          Aya Majed
          Aya is a registered Nutritionist, graduated from the University of Jordan with a BSc in Nutrition and Food Technology. She is a native Arabic speaker and specialized in Arabic Nutrition and Women and Child Nutrition.

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            As underlined by our name, nutrition is core to our philosophy of a healthier life and we take great pride in the successes we have booked with our clients. Our nutritional consultations are uniquely tailored to maximize impact. Particularly in the cases of diabetes we believe that a well-designed diet plan is essential. During the consultation, our Dietitian or nutritionist will do a full and thorough nutrition assessment covering the following aspects:

            • Concerns you may have and whether known allergies or intolerances are present
            • Current food intake and dietary habits
            • Medical history and medications or supplements that are currently used
            • Exercise regime you are following (if following) and other lifestyle aspects
            • Body composition analysis that will indicate a variety of measures including body fat mass, lean muscle mass, total body water, weight, body mass index (BMI), minerals, available protein for muscle building and more
            • The assessment is often complemented with blood and / or DNA tests to get a better view of your physical makeup

            Based on the assessment our Dietitian or nutritionist will provide advice on your diet and together we will set realistic and achievable goals (e.g. goals for performance, health, weight). A uniquely customized nutrition plan will be emailed to you to follow for two weeks. After this period a follow-up consultation is recommended to measure results and make alterations where needed.

            The body composition analysis can be done by manually taken measurements (weight, circumferences, and fat caliper measurements) or by using the most advanced bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). The InBody test results provide comprehensive information about total body weight, body fat mass, lean muscle mass, total body water, protein and mineral levels, BMI, basal metabolic rate and individual fitness score.

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