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Ernährungsberatung Schorndorf
Appetite is a mental condition
which is characterized by the desire for a certain food.
Word origin:
lat. appetitus cibi "desire for food"
from appetere: desire, demand)


Possible causes of inappetence:

  • acute illnesses & long-term illnesses

  • Indigestion, nausea

  • inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases (e.g. ulcerative colitis , Crohn's disease )

  • Food allergies , pseudo-allergies

  • Food intolerance ( lactose , fructose , sorbitol , glutamate )

  • cancer

  • Cancer therapy

  • Stomach or duodenal ulcer

  • Infections in the gastrointestinal tract associated with pain, nausea and vomiting: e.g. gastrointestinal flu (gastroenteritis), food poisoning

  • Gallstones

  • Appendicitis

  • Diseases of internal organs such as the heart (endocarditis, heart failure), liver (hepatitis, cirrhosis) or kidneys (e.g. Addison's disease (adrenal fatigue))

  • Lack of stomach acid

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Lack of digestive juices (e.g. inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis))

  • psychological causes (stress, listlessness, mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, lovesickness)

  • neurological diseases (dementia)

  • certain drugs - especially drugs that affect the psyche or chemotherapy drugs that often cause nausea

  • Infectious diseases: HIV / AIDS, tapeworm infestation, yellow fever, tonsillitis, glandular fever, mumps, chickenpox

  • natural decrease in appetite with age

  • Loss of appetite in toddlers and children with different causes

  • eating disorder

  • Addictions (alcohol abuse, nicotine consumption, drug abuse (e.g. amphetamines, cocaine)

  • migraine

  • Diabetes mellitus

Drugs that can suppress appetite:

  • digitalis

  • Vitamin A (retinol)

  • Vitamin D overdose

  • Antibiotics

  • Morphine

  • Appetite suppressants

Why is nutritional therapy important?

Nutritional therapy supports you in stimulating your appetite.

Herbs and spices are used for this, tasteful cooking methods as well as appropriate professional cooking and kitchen preparation of the dishes. Certain foods and bitter substances, for example, can also stimulate the appetite.

By preparing more food that you used to enjoy eating, the more likely it will be that you will look forward to it. If there is malnutrition, the aim is to counteract this, to increase the total amount of meals, so that the individual portions do not have to be too generous.

The aim is to supply all of the fatty acids, micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) that are important to you, energy and protein in the measure that your body is optimally supplied with. For this purpose, foods that promote inflammation are specifically avoided and plenty of anti-inflammatory foods are consumed. An anti-inflammatory diet can improve the state of health.

Classification of your weight - definition and classification of weight in relation to height.

Special percentile curves apply to children and adolescents; the BMI cannot simply be used here.

BMI and interpretation: BMI: body mass index. Formula: Body weight in kg : (body height in m) 2

Underweight: <18.5

Normal weight: 18.5 - 24.9

Overweight = pre-obesity: 25-29.9

Obesity grade I: 30 - 34.9

Obesity grade II: 35-39.9

Obesity grade III:> 40 = per magna

Nutritional therapy

  • Anti-inflammatory nutrition as a basis, individually tailored to you

  • Holistic therapy - do you have any comorbidities that need to be taken into account during the consultation?

  • Overall fat selection, how should it be designed

  • How many animal foods (e.g. meat products, milk and dairy products, cheese, fish products, eggs) are recommended?

  • What do I have to look out for when choosing animal foods?

  • How can I counteract inflammatory processes through diet?

  • Body weight: Weight reduction is recommended if you are overweight / obese.

  • In the case of insulin resistance and lipid metabolism disorders, also treat them with nutritional therapy

  • Avoid micronutrient deficiencies and mineral deficiencies & possibly counteract them with nutrient preparations

  • Prevent protein deficiency

  • Which nutrients do I need in which ratio?

  • Get enough fiber (> 30 g / day) through natural foods, possibly fiber substitution

  • Sufficient fluid: total fluid per day: 30 - 35 ml per kg body weight and day. Attention, this is not just a drinking liquid. The liquid from food (approx. 500 - 800 ml) must still be subtracted from this, so that an amount of approx. 1.3 - 2 l of drinking liquid is created.

  • add valuable anti-carcinogenic (anti-cancer) secondary plant substances

  • A selection of foods tailored to your needs with cooking and technical information (for breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner)

  • Do you like to eat your warm meal in the evening? I am happy to cater to your individual situation and we will create a plan on how you can implement your wholesome diet into your everyday life.

  • which oils are good for me? What should I watch out for in relation to the anti-inflammatory diet?

  • How much fat spread (butter / margarine / vegetable fat) can I use and which products are recommended?

  • Get enough Omgea-3 fatty acids and essential fatty acids

  • How can I boost and support my metabolism with natural foods?

  • Coordinate sensible meal frequency for your individual case - meal allocation

  • Define the desired weight stabilization / normalization & the estimated period for this

  • what should be considered with beverages and alcoholic beverages?

  • How does exercise affect your body and thus also your diet?

  • Avoid blood sugar fluctuations

  • Sweetening foods - sweeteners, glucose, fructose, sugar and sugar substitutes, what can I use and in what quantities? How high is the respective sweetness of the different products?

  • what should be considered when baking and cooking?

  • what are cheap snacks / main meals

  • Eating out - what should you watch out for?

  • Vacation, boat trip or hospital stay, what should be considered?

  • Flatulence, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, heartburn, loss of appetite, pain related to eating, what can I do about it?

  • Daily plans as an example for practical implementation in everyday life

  • Enjoyment training

  • Optimizing your eating situation

  • long-term maintenance of a jointly defined weight

  • Strengthen the stomach and intestines with natural foods

  • Additional therapy options

  • Dietetic products in support of nutritional therapy

  • Food supplements - under certain circumstances, a supplement can be useful

  • and other topics


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Medizinische Ernährungsberatung die wirt!

"Your food should be your remedies , & your remedies should be your food."

Hippocrates (460-370 BC)

Binge eating disorder

Binge eating & "binge eating"


"Food keeps body and soul together"

When the soul is hungry

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