Food rebalancing: how to lose weight?

Food rebalancing consists in improving one’s eating habits to be healthy and also to keep the figure. How to start a food rebalancing? To lose weight? Which is the best? Are there any contraindications? Tips and tricks with Dr. Alexandra Dalu.

What is a food rebalancing?

It consists of a nutritional rebalancing change their eating habits and revise their lifestyle. “It is one way improve our current system with what science makes us go through tips for eating better and relieve our daily life“says Dr. Alexandra Dalu, nutritionist. We start from the kitchen, from our plate and from our shopping cart to get to the lifestyle.”For example, if I decide to become one vegan, how do I rebalance myself? It will take supplement with vitamins B12, iodine, iron and zinc. A patient following the Mediterranean (or Cretan) diet can rebalance by reducing or eliminating alcoholis a diet rich in olive oil (omega 9) so you will have to try to find foods rich in omega 3 to balance your intake“Develops the expert.

Once the decision has been made to start a food rebalancing, get help from a health professional can help you (nutritionist, doctor). The side instruct can accompany patients on this journey (someone who is trained and focused on you, who tries to understand how you live and what your tastes are) in order to determine your profile, your time and your financial means, continues Alessandra Dalù. Before embarking on a sporting activity, you should see a cardiologist for a checkup (stress test) because rebalancing also passes through medical prevention “.

Having a balanced diet involves paying attention two main meals of the day what are the lunch and dinner. the breakfast is not essential. You have to take it if you are hungry. During lunch and dinner, keep in mind that thethe dish of the meal is divided into three portions equivalent to one hand (the handle of the eater) with proteins, starches and vegetables. It can be complemented with a fruity appetizer and dessert to consume sugar per meal to avoid the blood sugar spike.

As an appetizer, we prepare raw vegetables such as cucumber, carrot, avocado, radish or salad (2 handshakes for lunch / 1 handful for dinner) with a teaspoon of olive oil and nut oil, lemon, pepper, herbs.

As a single dish:

1 serving of vegetables (3 to 4 tablespoons for lunch, 2/3 for dinner)

1 serving of protein such as meat, fish, eggs, tofu etc (2 handfuls for lunch / 1 for dinner). “Need 1 gram of protein per pound of ideal weight every 24 hours to compensate for natural losses. If you weigh 60 pounds and this is your ideal weight, you will need to consume 60 grams of protein per day.

1 serving of starchy such as legumes, rice, quinoa, corn, potatoes, etc. (2 handfuls for lunch, 1 for dinner).

► To finish the meal if you are still hungry: a fruit of your choice and if desired, complete with dairy products: “A yogurt or a piece of cheese. We favor the hard dough, more protein and less sugary in lactose“. We drink water (flat or sparkling) and can be finished with a tea, coffee or herbal tea (and a piece of chocolate).

► You have to stop soft drinks and alcohol, limit sweet fruit juices, industrial products and confectionery (sweets, bread, pasta, pizza, ice cream, desserts, etc.).

Food rebalancing it does not have the main goal of losing weight. It can accompany the patient in a loss of a few kilos linked to abuse (holidays, holidays): a rebalancing will be enough to lose those extra pounds. “But in In 95% of cases, excess body fat is not related only to food, what makes diets not work. In a patient who gains weight by eating and exercising, we will look for hormonal causes, a cure, a disease … Furthermore, a rebalancing can be used to to gain weight : thinness is also a health problem“Recalls the nutritionist.

Canned food is an ally to rebalance your diet

There no special food for a dietary rebalancing, it depends on the individual’s tastes and on the type of rebalancing chosen. The best is fresh but “the canned (unprepared) food is an ally to rebalance your diet : without preservatives, low cost and ease of daily use“defends the nutritionist.”In canned fish, you have enough omega 3 and vitamin D follow the recommendations of the National Health Nutrition Program (PNNS). A canned legumes provide you with 11% fiber intake needed for the week. Fruit preserves are also very interesting. Indeed, Canned fruits and vegetables have no less nutrients than those bought in supermarkets (excluding immediate withdrawal and consumption) ” support our expert. The can does not show up no contraindications, even for pregnant women but should not be consumed if damaged or swollen. he is recommended to rinse food canned before preparing them remove a little salt present in the storage water.

What are the contraindications to food rebalancing?

Food rebalancing is contraindicated in children who need everything for their growth. The pregnant woman avoid the Okinawan diet, which eats a lot of raw fish. Furthermore, pregnant women should not deprive themselves of food with the risk of feeling very tired.“Warns Alexandra Dalu.

What is the best food balance?

The quality of food rebalancing it depends on the person, his tastes and his time : for example, a person who goes to bed late will not choose the same rebalancing as a person who gets up very early. “The goal is to adapt and improve the diet, leading the patient to find the best solutions for him. A patient of mine only loved vegetables in the form of juice, he consumed them that way“says the nutritionist.”Medical studies show that thetypical vegetarian, Mediterranean and Cretan diets (very little sugar, lots of fiber, omega-3s and some animal proteins) contribute to better overall health“reports Dr. Alexandra Dalu. But diet is not enough, sport and sleep to be taken into consideration when trying to rebalance as well as limit or even stop the consumption of toxic substances such as alcohol, cigarettes, vaping.

What is the difference between a diet and a food rebalancing?

The word diet is a misnomer

Word diet refers to the diet of a particular person. It can also be a diet to be adopted in the event of a medical examination, such as the residue-free diet before a colonoscopy.“reminds the nutritionist. The diet must be qualified”say something” : the omnivorous, okinawan, vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian, etc. diet. “This word has been deviated from its definition and refers in common parlance to “diet”, a food restriction for weight loss“Explain Alexandra Dalu again.

Thanks to Alexandra Dalu, anti-aging doctor, nutritionist and co-author of the book “The health dish” – Sport, nutritional well-being “at Flammarion, 5 May 2022.

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