​I love to read about peoples personal stories on their journey to better health so thought it was about time I shared a little of my own and why we started Vital Body Scan NZ.

My own journey has seen me go from 87 kilos to 62 kilos. What I have learned is that it's not about that magic number on the scales anymore! 

In 2014 we went to live in Australia for the year and came across a business called Rapid Bioscan, check them out if you are in Australia http://www.rapidbioscan.com.au/  . They offered comprehensive reports on body composition so that you can look beyond your weight on the scale and track the numbers that really matter. 

To be completely honest, when I was first scanned it was a shock to the system. Having already used other BIA technology, I had a fair idea of where I was sitting but was unaware of how inaccurate these can actually be.
Having already lost 18kg I wasn’t feeling my heaviest at 69.5kg but could visibly see that there was a lot of room for improvement.  After I had my first scan I could see that I was still sitting at 35.7% body fat.  Instead of focusing on the negative (the dreaded body fat!) they were able to show me that I had a good amount of muscle mass and there were other positive numbers that ticked all the boxes.

6 weeks later I snuck on to the scales in our local gym only to see that I'd put on 700gm. I decided it was time to re-scan and I was so glad that I did because I was able to see that I had actually lost 1.5kg of body fat and increased my lean muscle mass by 600gm.  In the past, I have had the tendency to throw the towel in or look for an easy/quick option when I haven’t seen the results I want to see.

By scanning every 6 weeks it kept me motivated to do better each time.  After 5 months the scales told me that I had only lost 2kg in overall weight, but by utilizing the scanner I could see that I had in fact lost 4.1kg of body fat and increased my muscle mass by 1.9kg. Changing my Body Composition for the better!  This new way of looking at my body had me hooked and we wanted to share this with everyone. - Tash