Dietary counselling is an important element in the prevention of civilization diseases, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, cancer, it also forms an integral part of the whole treatment process for the existing illnesses. A properly balanced diet, adapted to the rate of metabolic changes compensating nutrient deficiencies, improves the effectiveness of the pharmacological and surgical treatment, reduces the incidence of complications, and reduces the duration of treatment and rehabilitation.
overweight and obese persons
pregnant and lactating women
persons trying for a pregnancy
infants and children
persons during convalescence
persons living in stress and busy persons
diet therapy and nutritional support in disease units
discussing the purpose of the appointment
conducting a health interview and a nutrition interview
analysis of medical documentation
anthropometric measurements (body weight, waist circumference, hips circumference) – based on the calculated BMI and WHR + interpretations
body composition measurement by body impedance + interpretation method
determination of energy demand and standards for macro and micro-nutrients
analysis of current diet
Nutritional adjustment / preliminary nutritional recommendations
It is recommended that follow-up appointments take place every 2-3 weeks until the intended effects (improvement of health, reduction / weight gain, correct eating habits) are achieved
Individual diet plan
a plan adjusted to age, height, weight, gender, physical activity, physiology and test results
the diet plan is accompanied by recipes and a shopping list containing products included in the diet
When preparing for the first appointment you are advised to bring current medical records (and other medical records in the case of chronic illnesses). The following research results will be of assistance:
At the first and subsequent appointments a body composition study is performed by means of bioelectrical impedance analysis.
A Body Impedance Analysis (BIA) is a measure of the electrical resistance of tissues during low current flow. This method allows to determine the content of body fat, visceral fat, muscle mass, bone mass as well as the degree of hydration of the body.
Measurement of body composition is made standing barefoot on the electrodes of an analyzer. This test is non-invasive and safe, only patients with a pacemaker or other electronic medical device, as well as pregnant women should not be tested (such cases should be reported prior to the test).
To minimize errors in body composition measurement, observe the following rules: