Eating, drinking, weight and satisfaction are closely related. With depression, everyday life is difficult, including eating and drinking change: meal frequency / portion sizes, appetite or inappetence, food selection, possibly spiral hunger pangs,
After all, the body lacks important nutrients and the immune system is weakened over the long term and your physical and mental strength continues to decline. A lack of certain vitamins and minerals or an unhealthy one- sided malnutrition can be partly responsible for a depressive mood. Obesity is not a measure of a good supply of the body with all important micro- and macronutrients.
Why is nutritional therapy important?
Nutritional therapy as a supporting pillar helps you to maintain / gain or lose your weight, because both being underweight and being overweight have an impact on our psyche, to a greater or lesser extent. Medicines / psychotropic drugs can also affect weight. Belly fat produces more inflammatory hormones. Since subliminal inflammation often plays a role in the development and persistence of depression, an anti-inflammatory, low-sugar diet can have a positive effect on your health by strengthening your immune system and providing your body with more energy and strength in everyday life. The nutritional therapeutic approach in depression is particularly promising when there is an increased body weight and inflammation, but it should in any case be seen as an additional therapy option.
The diet with the appropriate meal structure is individually adapted to your needs and preferences. Furthermore, your appetite is promoted by an appropriate selection of food as well as appealing preparation and arrangement of the dishes with fine herbs and spices ( avoid inappetence / lack of appetite ). Basal stimulation can also have an appetite-promoting effect.
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 your health by optimizing your nutritional status.
Supplementary therapy with substitution or natural food selection of:
Precursors of serotonin (tryptophan)
Reduce inflammation in the body: omega-3 fatty acids
certain vitamins (vitamin D, B vitamins)
Minerals (magnesium, selenium, zinc and iron) ensure a balanced brain metabolism
Probiotics (for a healthy gut)
It is advisable to have your Omega 3 index checked regularly.
This provides information about the supply of valuable omega 3 fatty acids (alpha-linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid), which can significantly counteract inflammatory processes in the body.
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
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
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
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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