Why is Body Composition Important?
If you want to know if you are growing muscle or reducing fat, your body composition is crucial. Beginning with a weight loss plan, they often keep track of their results by weighing first thing in the morning, before eating, drinking, or going to the bathroom. This measurement does not tell you how much fat you have lost and how much lean mass (i.e. muscle) has been gained.
In fact, it tells us very little about our health at all, but we still do it every day. On average, your body stores 30 grams of water for every 1 gram of glycogen (carbohydrates stored in the liver and muscle), which means fluctuations in water weight can lead to scale fluctuations that don’t represent any actual change in body mass.