Diet: For a better hygiene of life
With a balanced diet, having gustative pleasure is now possible
Dietetics is a practice that consists of adopting a balanced diet, it aims to help you maintain or regain your ideal weight, preserve or improve your health.
The diet to be followed depends on your metabolism.
The recommended eating plan will therefore vary from one person to another, from one environment to another, from one metabolism to another and so on.
It is therefore important to define all these criteria with a dietician who, after taking note of all these elements, will be able to determine which diet is best for you.
Why adopt a healthy lifestyle?
Adopting a healthy lifestyle can prevent the development of obesity, the source of many chronic diseases that are difficult to get rid of. A healthy lifestyle allows us to take care of our bodies and has an influence on our self-esteem, confidence and motivation.
Our daily behaviours therefore have an impact on the various aspects of our health. Having an optimal lifestyle allows us to protect ourselves against possible pathologies and to improve our quality of life. It is also a factor in longevity.
Nutrition plays an important preventive role in the fight against the development and establishment of diseases while helping you to maintain a healthy mind.
Food, an important pillar for a healthy lifestyle
Being at the heart of a healthy lifestyle, diet is an important factor on which you should focus all your efforts in the quest for well-being. So eat a balanced diet.
What are the recommendations for a better balanced diet ?
1 - Monitor your diet
To do this, it is recommended to limit fatty foods, reduce the amount of sugary snacks and avoid overly salty meals. Refined white sugar and over-processed food products (especially those from the industrial market) should be avoided.
Nutritionists and dieticians strongly recommend eating fruit and vegetables at every meal. If you are not used to it, start by gradually introducing them into your diet in small portions.
Then, over time, increase the portion sizes of these healthy foods by decreasing the portion sizes of foods to be avoided.
2 - Evaluating and satisfying your nutritional needs
In addition, respect your nutrient requirements (lipids, proteins, carbohydrates). Avoid too much or too little nutrients in your diet.
It's all about balance. It is also recommended by nutrition experts to respect meal doses at different times of the day.
So you eat a hearty breakfast, then gradually reduce the doses throughout the day to finish with a light supper.
To help you, you can use various methods from the latest technological developments such as total body mass measurement via biphotonic absorptiometry as well as calorie monitoring to measure your real calorie expenditure.
3 - Variety of pleasures
Favour foods such as fish, vegetable oils, nuts, etc. These are sources of good fats and promote good brain development.
Vary your sources of nutrient intake by maintaining reasonable amounts. This will allow you to continue to enjoy eating, but it won't be a guilty pleasure.
Avoid sources of excess saturated fats such as deli meats, cheese, etc. Also consider limiting your consumption of red meats such as beef.
Avoid addiction to substances such as sugar, alcohol but also hard drugs.
4 - Hydrate well
In addition, it is essential to stay well hydrated. It is therefore recommended to drink enough water at a rate of at least 1.5 L per day. Also moderate your daily consumption of beverages such as soft drinks, tea, coffee, ice cream, etc.
When and for what reasons should I consult a dietician ?
Generally speaking, it is the doctor treating a patient with so-called co-morbidity factors (diabetes, obesity, liver failure, kidney failure, etc.) who refers the patient to a dietician.
1 - Clinical obligations
There are also other clinical situations that may lead a treating physician to refer a patient to a dietetic specialist. Here are some of them:
2 - Personal initiatives
It is also possible to consult a dietician on one's own initiative. Here are some situations that may lead you to seek the services of a dietician :
Gustative pleasure is a pleasure and must remain so!