Nutrition and Weight Loss
Weight loss is to harmonize body composition and gain health, hence the importance of nutrition. There has been a growing awareness of the importance of food in health and well-being. Nutritional imbalances – some by default, others due to excess – constitute a risk factor for several diseases. Therefore, it is essential to maintain a healthy diet that ensures the balance of all nutrients.
Drª. Eduarda Coutinho
There has been a growing awareness of the importance of food in health and well-being.
Nutritional imbalances – some by default, others due to excess – constitute a risk factor for several diseases. Therefore, it is essential to maintain a healthy diet that ensures the balance of all nutrients.
The need to resort to diets arises not only as a way to improve health, but also as a means of achieving the desired body image. In these cases, even if the objective is purely aesthetic, it should be achieved in a healthy and sustainable way.
The “Miraculous Diets”, performed by self-management, may even result in rapid weight loss, but it can also be quick to recover. The tendency of the organism is to accumulate even more localized fat as soon as the individual returns to his normal eating habits.
“We are what we eat”
When slimming is well programmed weight loss results from healthy reduction of body fat, without losses of organic fluids, minerals and protein structures such as skin, bone matrix, muscles, noble organs, etc.
The weight is reduced by rebalancing the body composition, that is, maintaining the normal relationship between lean mass and fat mass. Consequently, there should be no psychic disturbance, no physical and intellectual fatigue. Many vital functions should be maintained from the elasticity of the skin, nails and hair, muscle strength, bone mass, strong immune system and absence of cardiac and endocrine disturbances.
Healthy eating and adapted to each case not only attenuates complications of a number of pathologies, as can, alone or with the help of adequate appetite inhibitors and physical exercise, provide adequate weight loss and maintained throughout life, Improving the wellbeing and quality of life of the individual.
A diet performed without monitoring a multidisciplinary team may entail serious nutritional imbalances, with consequent harmful effects on health, which can be irreversible.
Slimming program consists of 3 steps
Any of the 3 steps described has the same degree of importance, so you should follow them with full rigor.
The program starts with a consultation carried out by the nutritionist, in which a complete individual assessment will be made:
- Body and bioimpedance assessment (weight, height, perimeters, fat mass, lean mass and total body water, etc.);
- Evaluation of dietary habits;
- Lifestyle Assessment (physical activity, working hours, meal locations, etc.).
The dietary and therapeutic indications will be made from the collected data, considering the age and the ideal weight and/or the desired weight.
Treatment is always customized.
There is strict control of body alterations (weight, fat mass, lean mass and perimeters), as well as to the adjustments of the dietary indications and therapies initially prescribed. At this stage of treatment the patient relies on the permanent help of our team.
After reaching the reference weight, the maintenance process begins. You will have adjusted dietary indications. This step is the most important and must be fulfilled with the utmost rigor to prevent you from getting fat again.