Orthomolecular diet helps to lose weight through the balance
The application of the method, which is individualized and successful among celebrities, begins with a survey done by a nutritionist. "We evaluated the patient's biochemistry to find out how his body was working."
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In addition, we collected information about physical activity level, work routine and sleep pattern, as well as food choices, preferences and dislikes, "says Ana Paula. The professional still requests several tests, such as complete blood count and mineralogram (detects excess or lack of minerals). Only then does the nutritional planning and the choice of the necessary supplements begin.
Therapy has no contraindications. "Anyone, including those with health problems such as diabetes and kidney stones, can use it. It does not have any kind of restriction precisely because the diet is built from individual characteristics," says orthomolecular and nutrologist Sylvana Braga . In Ana Paula's opinion, "in order to adopt the technique, one must first raise awareness of the need to connect health, beauty, longevity and well-being". assembled from the orthomolecular philosophy takes into consideration not only the intake of calories, proteins, carbohydrates and fats but also minerals, vitamins, beneficial bacteria, dietary fibers, antioxidants and phytochemicals. Foods rich in saturated and trans fats, those enriched with artificial additives (dyes, preservatives, acidulants, aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin and monosodium glutamate) and those depleted in nutrients (white bread, white flour, sugar, sweet and fast food.
The nutritionist can still prescribe supplements, which, according to Ana Paula, are needed every time there is high metabolic demand or inadequate intake of nutrients and phytochemicals. Sylvia adds that the formulas have nothing to do with appetite suppressants. "The goal of supplementation is to keep nutrient rates up and to curb the action of free radicals, substances that are formed by the body itself and that, in excess, end up being harmful because they favor the deposition of cholesterol in the walls of blood vessels, the stiffening of cells and the cancellation of some enzymes, "he says.
Orthomolecular therapies are often expensive. A consultation varies from R $ 150 to R $ 550. The formulations are priced between R $ 100 and R $ 600, and can reach R $ 1,500.
In addition, there is the investment in food, which can go from R $ 250 to R $ 1000. It is also necessary to take into account that the process is not fast. "The treatment time depends very much on the patient, on the weight he presents, on his habits and on his clinical history, which can happen in a period of six months to two years. Ana Paula.
A balanced diet consists of food diversity. One of the basic principles of human nutrition is to provide the individual with a varied diet in color, textures and all available nutrients in balanced amounts. Currently we are bombarded with fad diets, these are becoming more restrictive, and the worst , being carried out by physical activity practitioners who seek incessantly an aesthetic improvement.
Scientists found that people who slept for six hours or less had an abdominal circumference of three inches higher than those who slept nine hours a night. Shorter sleep is also associated with reduced levels of good cholesterol in the body. It is important to say that this type of cholesterol helps to eliminate body fat and protects against heart disease.