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Nutrition Clinic

Nutrition Clinic

A STAND AGAINST OBESITY

behaviors, lifestyle, stress, genetics and so many other reasons,

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The Clinical Nutrition Clinic is one of the services provided by the Contours Center for Obesity Solutions to reduce weight gain among people and to try to educate the community on the importance of adhering to a balanced healthy diet and maintaining a healthy and harmonious body health and shape.

Dr. Ahmed Shabana looks at therapeutic nutrition differently from many of the specialists in the field of nutrition, where he sees that the therapeutic nutrition and follow-up by a therapeutic nutritionist is not just a system and advice presented in a paper to the patient, but the relationship extends beyond that.

The close relationship that occurs between the doctor and his patient is one of the most important features of our therapeutic feeding clinic, because it is not just a consultation, but it is a weekly open examination and consultations to reach the desired goal which is the ideal weight and the harmonious body, and help in changing the lifestyle for better health.

What is the reason for our repeated failure in diet?

The reason is the body's reaction, not weak will, because of what’s called ‘body weight setpoint’, owing to the brain's sense of your current weight as the normal default.

Shortly after starting on a diet plan, your brain defense responses by decreasing the rate of fat burning, increasing the feeling of hunger, and changing the secretions of the digestive system to resist the starvation state in which it was placed. Therefore, shortly after beginning on a diet we feel fatigued and stressed, increased sense of hunger and the trend towards high-calorie eating as the body begins to store fat as much as possible in an attempt to defend your body to survive; and hence, dieting fails and we start eating again and the journey of weight gain begins.

Will, is the primacy of logical thinking over emotional thinking. The number of active cells in the part responsible for logical reasoning per second is 100 neurons, compared to about 6 billion active neurons in the part responsible for emotional thinking per second; thus it is difficult to rely on the notion of ​​will solly.
And because the basis for the success of our attempt depends on our understanding of our capabilities and will, as well as our understanding of the body's reaction. Our clinic includes a group of the best nutritionists to provide the best services;

through your nutrition counseling, will go through following;

  • A full nutritional assessment regarding the nature, quantity, and type of food.
  • Knowing the nature of your body and determining the amount of fats, muscles, minerals and vitamins
  • Knowing if you suffer from a deficiency in one of the important factors for the body
  • Determine the cause of weight gain

Also, this service has a great impact in improving the results after obesity surgery 

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The Clinical Nutrition clinic at the Contours Center depends entirely on educating followers towards a healthy and integrated food without hunger or deprivation. The Clinical Nutrition clinic provides its auditors with the optimal diet program that will suit each person’s lifestyle through experienced specialists, not only to achieve an ideal weight rather, continue to preserve it, and to learn to manage your nutritional lifestyle in a healthy way without starving or depriving methods.

What are eating disorders?

It is a mental illness that seriously affects a person's nutritional behavior, as it involves a continuous and permanent attempt to control weight. A person with an eating disorder usually begins eating a small or large amount of food, but at a certain stage his desire to eat a small or a large amount of food gets out of control in an exaggerated manner.
Emotional eating ...
Suddenly, you feel bored or tired of something, head straight to the kitchen or to the refrigerator even if you do not feel hungry, and after you eat a large amount of food, begin to admonish yourself and feel remorse. Do you find this scene familiar?Do you usually use food to fill a psychological void or to fill an empty stomach?

How do you cure it?

If you start eating as soon as you feel angry, bored, sad, tension, joy, excitement, anxiety or another vague feeling, then you are practicing emotional eating. Emotional eating is characterized by eating food not in response to hunger, but rather as a reaction to a psychological feeling or mood, it is often difficult for one to identify, express, or face its causes, preferring to escape from it to eat. Studies show that food plays a way to overcome life’s problems in these cases, as consuming foods rich in fats and carbohydrates causes a change in the concentration of certain compounds in the brain, which makes one feel temporarily psychological and psychological calm. Experts at the University of Maryland in the United States estimate that emotional eating is responsible for 75% of the extra calories that people eat, which makes emotional eating a major cause of obesity.

 

Emotional eating episodes are characterized by the following:

  • Difficulty identifying or expressing the vague feelings a person experiences.
  • Choosing foods rich in carbohydrates and / or fats, such as bread, rice, pasta, sweets, chocolate, or manufactured crackers.
  • Studies show that boredom usually causes the consumption of salty foods while sadness sweets, while joy is pizza and steak.
  • Swallowing large quantities of food quickly, a person chooses suddenly and without prior planning.
  • Feeling of losing control while eating, continuing to eat it when you feel full, then regret, frustration, and remorse.
  • Not enjoying food, neither focusing on its taste.
  • Obsession about the problem of obesity.
  • Often a person who experiences emotional eating suffers from obesity, frustration, disappointment and is usually the owner of numerous failed weight loss experiences.

As for the treatment of emotional eating, it mainly depends on the diagnosis of the triggering factors. and it is divided into five categories:

  1. Social factors:
    A person resorts to consuming food in the absence of hunger, when he is in the presence of a group for the sake of the feeling of belonging.
  2. Psychological factors:
    A person escapes from certain feeling as anxiety to food.
  3. Situational factors:
    Man takes advantage of the opportunity to eat because it is available to him and not because of the feeling of hunger.
    For example, when a person enters a restaurant, or a person passes in front of a candy store, falafel, or shawarma, or he sits in front of the TV or computer.
  4. Mindset factors:
    When a person eats as a result of believing that they have weak will and a hopeless situation or that he is a failure
  5. Physiological factors:
    When a person eats as a result of a feeling of drowsiness, fatigue, headache or any other symptoms other than hunger.

After identifying the factor or causes of emotional eating episodes, it is easy to build a treatment plan that includes appropriate solutions, such as:

  • Write down the food you eat with determining the hour, mental state, and the amount.
  • Preparea list of alternative food substitution options that can be made to relieve emotions, such as sports, music, writing, or someone else's sharing your thoughts or feelings.
  • Organize food meals so that people are not weakened by food temptations.
  • Try to delay eating and keeping yourself busy with other daily activities.
  • Eat slowly and savor every bit of it, as this will definitely help you consume less
  • Avoid social food temptations, whether at an outing or in the workplace.
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