You have 27% body fat.
That was how the doctor casually said it. My heart jumped. I could not believe it! Although I was not expecting anything, the fact that I have 27% body fat makes me feel sad. Aww…Hahaha. It’s hard for it to sink in.
Today I attended a free consultation with Marie France Bodyline in Orchard and had myself pampered with a body wrap sample for 25 minutes. I saw the ad last week and thought to give it a try. I want to know more about myself and the trial was free of charge so I took the “bait” and prepared a strong mindset as not to be pushed by the usual forceful consultants to purchase their sets of high-priced treatments whatsoever.
I arrived at their place early. Upon reaching, the receptionist handed me an information sheet for me to fill out. Then she offered me a cup of green tea while waiting for the doctor who will analyze how much body fat I need to lose, how many sessions I will have to take and the type of slimming therapy I need to go through.
After around 10 minutes, the doctor greeted me, introduced herself, quickly measured my height manually and had me step into an electronic weighing scale which measured the amount of excess body fat I need to drop.
With these, I fall under the category Normal, however the doctor said that I need to lose 3kg more. She said the normal percentage of body fat I need to maintain is only 17% while I have 27%. Actually my weight varies in a rather consistent manner in a range from 45kg to 47kg. She asked about my eating habits.
Well, I’m a vegetarian; I don’t eat fatty stuff, I take boiled vegetables every day, I don’t consume much carbo and I don’t eat too much sweets. She asked if I exercise.
Yes, I do regularly. I swim, perform several kinds of dances, yoga stretches and cardiovascular activities in the gym. I do about 100 situps and crunches every day plus jumping jacks which I cannot count. I hate sitting around in a long period of time. My housemates, friends and relatives can all testify to this. : ))
In return, my questions to her were: How can you confirm that your machine got accurate results in terms of knowing the amount of body fat? How was it able to calculate the body fat I have when it only took the value of my weight against my height?
If the other body measurements (e.g. wrist, thigh, waist, hips, chest, etc.) were not put into the equation, then can we assume that every person who has this combination of weight-height has the same percentage of body fat?
She could not reply. *rolls eyes* Oh my God. What an awkward moment. Instead, she recommended the packaged treatments tailored to my body needs which cost S$3000 inclusive of 30 sessions of cold body wrap that burns fats, slimming massage and fat mobilization with the use of their machine. Additionally, she said that these treatments do not require exercise and dieting. And because they are running a promotion now, I can get to have all these at a discounted price of S$1000.
Still, No, thanks, Doctor. Even if the prices were cut down by half, I won’t go for it. I’d prefer my natural way of slimming down.
And maybe, if I had just let out the honest evil in me, I’d turn the table and ask her if she wants to follow my program—because the doctor was fat herself. Oh my God +1. Amen to that.