What is BMI and how is it used in clinical practice?
Body mass index (BMI) is the value which shows whether the mass is normal or excessive (obesity). BMI is used to determine the need for correction of weight (both deficit and excess). Body mass index is calculated by the formula weight divided by the square of height.
Is it possible to lose weight without dieting?
Weight loss requires a comprehensive approach, which necessarily includes diet and exercise. Reducing weight without dieting can only be a slight change in excess weight.
My teenage daughter suffers from bulimia. Can you help her?
Bulimia is a serious eating disorder. People suffering from this disease require therapist sessions. Successful treatment can only be achieved in close cooperation with a therapist/dietician. We employ highly trained specialists who can help you with this disorder.
What is the minimum set of evaluations necessary for the selection of an individual diet?
In order to create an individual diet it is necessary to study energy expenditure at rest, body composition and data of the food history.
You are going on vacation soon and want to lose five pounds. Can it be done in two weeks?
Of course it can! But first you must pass a comprehensive examination by a Registered Dietitian in our clinic. Following the results of this examination, she will determine the most effective way to reduce weight quickly by developing a customized diet plan.
Is it possible to implement a successful weight loss plan for children?
Absolutely. We have a record of helping children lose and keep off extra pounds. It is important that children consume the right amount of calories, and the personal diet we will create is balanced in composition. Restricting calorie intake for children is not recommended because it may be detrimental to their development.
I’m a vegetarian and wanted to have a diet created just for me, are you able to do so?
Yes of course. Given the specificity of a vegetarian diet, we can analyze your current dietary intake through a special computer program which assesses which nutrients - proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, micro and macro - in your diet is enough and what is missing.
What are sweeteners and sugar substitutes?
Sugar substitutes do not offer any conclusive advantages over conventional refined sugar. Unlike sugar substitutes, sweeteners have a sweet taste and a negligible caloric value. They will not affect the blood glucose level and are widely used in diabetes and obesity diet plans and endocrinology worldwide.
What are the diet limits or exclusions for those wishing to lose weight?
For those wishing to lose weight, the following recommended exemptions or limitations are encouraged: simple carbohydrates (sweets, chocolate, flour, sugar, etc.), and high-fat foods (milk, sour-milk products, fatty meats, poultry). Increasing amounts of fiber (including fruits and vegetables) and protein is important in reducing body weight.
How long does it take to loose weight on our diet?
The rate of weight loss is determined individually, based on the parameters of the initial evaluation and comorbidity (as with a number of diseases such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiac disease where sudden weight loss may trigger disease progression). In a healthy person optimal weight reduction is 5 - 10% in two to four weeks.
Are there diet plans for athletes?
Active sports are not only a significant contribution to the promotion of health, but also an additional burden on human organs and systems. Physical activity leads to muscle growth and demand increased return on the cardiovascular system. Therefore, power athletes and people with active lifestyles create a separate problem. Our Registered Dietitians will create an individual diet plan, including specialized products, including dietary supplements, which can safely increase muscle mass and performance.
Are there diet plans for pregnant women?
Pregnancy significantly increases the body's need for nutrients. Therefore, a balanced prenatal diet plan is a very important component of the health of not only the mother, but also her unborn child. In the first half of pregnancy we often observe "morning sickness, which can cause a change in how foods taste to her. A Registered Dietitian will customize a diet plan that takes into account all the needs of the women and unborn baby.
Do I need to continue the diet after the desired weight dropped?
A balanced diet will be created for you by our Registered Dietitians. Yes, you will need to stick to the principles of this balanced diet for long term success. Since the plan has been customized for you, including your food preferences, this should not be difficult for you to continue.
Are there any benefits from special dietary supplements for weight loss? How are they combined with a diet plan?
There are many benefits of using dietary supplements for weight loss. However, to use them as the main method for weight control is not recommended. Keep in mind that before using dietary supplements you should consult with a physician.
What are the current approaches used to solve overweight problems?
Modern nutrition based on an individual approach: a diet is based on the results of the examination of the patient and the analysis of its food preferences.