When to contact a nutritionist

Let's face it once and for all: health cannot be joked. Never. Nor if it is linked to food and diet.

It is not true that to lose weight just skip meals a beer miraculous and guaranteed potions based on natural ingredients. The human body is a finely regulated marvelous organism from thousands of processes that occur simultaneously without our knowledge and that all work in synergy, guaranteeing life itself and the state of well-being at all times.

Provided, however, that the body has all nutrients which are used to perform all these functions. And that's ours microbiota is in excellent health, and that every day over 110 are taken substances essential for proper functioning, in the doses and percentages appropriate to our needs, our physiological state, our age.

We can understand why, when need a change of "diet", it is essential to rely on a professional in the sector, in order not to lose health ... in a mash.

Contact a nutritionist: when

An incredible paradox is taking place in our society: it is often overweight but at the same time they suffer the effects of nutritional deficiencies very pronounced. That is to say, we eat too much and badly.

If this is also the case, a nutritionist can accompany us on a path of re-education and food awareness in which we will learn what it is active lifestyle more suitable for us, we will learn to eat properly, to make suitable food combinations to lose lost without buying it back and for gain health, energy and a good mood.

However, there are other situations in which it can be very useful to contact a nutritionist:

> when we eat too little, for hectic pace of life or low hunger, and we need to understand how to gain weight in a balanced way, gaining lean and non-fat mass;

> when we are in special physiological conditions, for example in pregnancy, breastfeeding or other situations in which proper nutrition can help us feel much better;

> when our intestine "freaks out" and we want to know the proper nutrition to avoid discomfort;

> if we practice sport in an amateur or competitive manner, to learn how to dose food in order to support our performances.


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Contact a nutritionist: why

Why must we have respect for our body and our health and therefore we cannot put it in the hands of people who are not professionally trained. Would you take your car to be repaired in a stationery shop? No? So why get diets from people who are not qualified (that is, who are not doctors or dieticians or nutritional biologists)?

The nutritionist is one professional figure recognized by law who can recognize nutritional needs and elaborate diets, and that through a path of food re-education will help you change your lifestyle and relationship with food, manage your diet so that it is aimed at psycho-physical well-being.

The nutritionist can be a doctor or biologist. The profession of Nutritionist Biologist provided for by Law 396/67 which, in art. 3 (letter b) attributes to the biologist the assessment of human nutritional and energy needs both in physiological and pathological conditions, as confirmed in the Presidential Decree 328/2001.

The decree of the Ministry of Grace and Justice n. 362/93 - attributes to the nutritionist biologist the "determination of the optimal individual diet in relation to ascertained physio-pathological conditions ... the determination of the optimal diets for company canteens, communities, sports groups, etc., in relation to their composition and the characteristics of the subjects (age , sex, type of activity) ... the determination of special diets for particular pathological conditions in hospitals, hospitals ... ".

Obviously, it is up to the doctor to determine the pathology and related pharmacological prescriptions.


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