When the scale shows too many pounds

Ernährungstherapie bei Übergewicht / Adipositas
Nutrition therapy for overweight / obesity (Picture Credits: ©RitaE/pixabay)

Every second German is overweight and nearly a third of the world population is obese. Severe overweight is usually accompanied by abdominal fat storage (adiposity). Excess fatty tissue is not a purely passive storage medium, but highly active. It produces hormone-like substances and channels them into the entire body. Even a few extra kilos are enough to negatively affect your entire metabolic balance.

You want to lose weight permanently, but can’t because…

  • you often have cravings for sweets or snacks?
  • your thoughts increasingly revolve around food, weight and problems?
  • you cannot stop eating even when you are full?
  • you eat even when you are not really hungry?
  • you ‘have to’ reward yourself with food
  • your eating behaviour is more and more influenced by your mood?
  • your mood is increasingly influenced by your weight?
  • you feel you are caught in a vicious circle?
  • you have been on a number of diets, but have been unable to maintain your weight without one?
  • you notice a steady drop in your happiness and quality of life, leaving you with a feeling of resignation?

Nutrition therapy process

Step 1: Health and nutritional history

Step 2: Personal nutrition plan

Step 3: Determine key areas of focus for counselling

Step 4: Define counselling period

Step 5: Put plan into action and stay on the ball

Slimming made easy.

You would like to slim down and are looking for qualified, individualised counselling that suits your eating preferences and takes your eating type and metabolic situation into account?

Everyone who wants to lose weight is different and everyone eats differently. The nutrition therapeutic concept addresses your personal situation and offers an individually tailored way to lose weight.The key is to stabilise the desired weight in the long term. It is therefore crucial that any dietary change is not a ‘diet’, but a balanced, natural way of eating that suits your individual lifestyle and that you enjoy. If this is not the case, then you will eventually abandon the ‘new’ diet and the cycle will start all over again.

Step 1: Health and nutrition analysis, metabolic influencing factors

There are a number of factors that determine whether your diet should be fat-modified, protein-rich or lowcarbohydrate.

The first step is to evaluate the current situation. Your dietary protocol (Link to nutrition counselling) will enable a targeted eating and nutritional analysis. It shows key areas of focus for your counselling so that you can reach your feel-good weight and maintain it with a sense of pleasure and satisfaction.

Step 2: Metabolic nutrition plan

The aim of the nutrition plan is to burn fat while preserving body protein, i.e. avoiding the loss of water and muscle mass (yo-yo effect). You will receive a personalised food list and nutrition plan based on your nutritional analysis.

Your advantages:

  • Takes your everyday situation and social environment into account
  • Flexibility for eating outside of the home
  • Retain the pleasure in eating
  • Structuring and clear guidance
  • Ensuring nutrient needs are met with a balanced diet

Step 3: Determine focal points of counselling

Permanent weight loss might have eluded you because you simply did not know ‘what to eat’ or ‘what the proper portion sizes are’.

Each counselling session will provide you with the nutritional knowledge appropriate to your personal nutrition strategy.

While nutritional knowledge is important, mental state is also crucial in determining eating behaviour. Nutrition psychology says ‘people eat differently than they should’, which is why the counselling sessions also incorporate coaching elements. The focus will be more or less on one of the two areas, depending on the case at hand.

Step 4: Define counselling period

You will receive personal consultations and support in one-on-one sessions. Therapy duration depends on the specific goal you want to achieve.

Step 5: Put it into practice and stay on the ball

This programme is not about rapid weight loss, but a long-term improvement in eating and exercise habits. Stabilising weight is as important as actual weight loss. The concept teaches specific skills for maintaining the achieved weight.

Consultation times

Monday – Thursday: 07.45 am – 12.30 pm
Monday – Thursday: 02.00 pm – 06.00 pm

Making an appointment / telephone consultation hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12.45 – 01.15 pm

Why dieting doesn’t work

DietsNutrition therapy
Forbidden foodsNo ‘forbidden foods’
Feeling hungry even after the meal => thoughts constantly revolve around foodFeeling satisfied after the meal => energy for other things than food
Unilateral food selectionColourful plate
Possible nutrient deficiencyColourful plate
Cravings and binging due to blood sugar fluctuationsStable blood sugar, metabolic harmony
Strict monitoring of eating behaviour versus “cheat day’.Gradual change in eating habits toward flexible eating behaviour
One-size-fits-all recommendationsIndividualised nutrition plan
Rapid weight loss with loss in muscle massSlow but steady weight loss by burning fat
Performance lows / concentration problems, mood swingsPhysical and mental well-being, Ernährungspsychologisches Coaching
Gaby Lingath