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Proper nutrition for obesity

Diet plays a crucial role in obesity. Healthy food and drinks, appropriately put together and carefully prepared, support patients in the fight against their excess weight.

There are several causes of obesity:

  • wrong diet
  • eating disorder
  • lack of exercise
  • or an underactive thyroid

Obesity patients often suffer from secondary diseases such as:

  • Joint, respiratory and circulatory problems
  • high blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • or disorders of lipid metabolism.

The psychological consequences of obesity include low self-esteem and social isolation.

What a healthy diet looks like in obesity

Eating healthy doesn't have to be difficult. The German Nutrition Society (DGE) provides guidelines for conscious nutrition in the case of obesity, which patients can use as a guide, and recommends, among other things:

  • plenty of grains and potatoes as they are nutrient-rich and low in fat
  • a handful of fruits and vegetables five times a day
  • daily milk and dairy products
  • Avoiding fat and high-fat foods
  • moderate use of sugar and salt
  • around 1.5 liters of water per day
  • take time to eat
  • pay attention to your own body weight
  • keep moving regularly

Healthy obesity diet starts with shopping

Well thought-out and structured shopping sets the course for a healthy diet in the case of obesity. Patients should therefore take the following tips to heart:

  • don't go shopping hungry
  • write and stick to a shopping list
  • Only take a certain amount of money with you so as not to buy superfluous or unnecessary products
  • Do not stock up on food at home that would tempt you to eat
  • If possible, shop alone to avoid outside influence
  • keep an eye on the ingredients list
  • be careful with "light" products

Diet for obesity: low-fat cooking and the right seasoning

A healthy diet for people with obesity includes the preparation of low-fat foods. You can do this with a few simple tricks from nutritional advice:

  • Do not toss cooked vegetables in butter
  • Use vegetables and fruits as tasty snacks between meals
  • Replace cream or mayonnaise with buttermilk or yoghurt in salad dressings
  • Fry the meat in hot fat so that the pores close and the fat cannot enter the meat
  • Use semi-fat butter or margarine

Herbs and spices provide the taste. Used sparingly, spices do not drown out the taste of the food, but rather emphasize it.

Spread out several meals throughout the day

Instead of three large meals, experts recommend five to six smaller servings throughout the day. For the main meals, foods with a high fiber content, e.g. whole grain products, come into consideration. Suitable snacks between meals are fruit and vegetables, as well as lean dairy products. Such a diet puts less strain on the body and ensures consistent performance.

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