Adolescence and Aging Nutrition


Adolescence & Aging Nutrition

Depending on which phase of life you are your nutrient requirements are different at each phase
During adolescence hormonal changes take place having an effect on body image, dietary patterns, mood, and more.
Aging is often associated with decrease in lean body mass, reduced metabolic rate, more sedentary lifestyle and decreased appetite
Applying good nutritional practices can positively influence your health at all phases of life
Our Dietitians & Nutritionists can educate, advise and develop an individualized diet plan no matter which phase of life you are in!

We Advise You on the Right Nutrition

Are you unsure of the types and amounts of food you require at your current stage of life?

Proper nutrition throughout the lifecycle differs at each stage & requires special care for optimal health

Put your health first, no matter what your age – the right nutrition can ensure a healthy body

Guidance from our Dietitians & Nutritionists will help you manage whichever stage of life you are in!

How does an appointment work?

Call & email us, use our easy online booking, or reach us via Whatsapp!
Visit our clinic in Dubai JLT or we can also visit you at a location of your convenience
Our DHA licensed experts will conduct a consultation to create your tailored diet plan
You receive a fully personalized report by email within a few days
Ideally, you should book a follow-up consultation to create a tailored health-plan for you

Why Beyond Nutrition?

European Professionals

Run & owned by experienced & qualified European Professionals

Easy and fast process

Reliable results leveraging latest scientific methods

Affordable & High Quality

We offer the best Nutrition Consultation prices in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Our highly qualified Dietitians & Nutritionists

Katharina Elbracht
Founder and Clinical Director / Dietitian
Katharina is passionate about helping you to understand that slight changes can make a big difference to your health and overall well-being. She specializes in plant-based nutrition.
Nadia Bornman
Lifestyle Diseases
Nadia is a Dietitian / Nutritionist from South Africa. She loves helping her clients building a positive relationship with food and reach their nutrition.
Aya Majed
Arabic Speaker
Weight Management
Arabic Cuisine
Aya is a registered Nutritionist, native Arabic speaker, graduated from the University of Jordan with a BSc in Nutrition and Food Technology – She is specialized in weight management.

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More Details on Aging Health and Nutrition Consultation

Throughout the lifecycle there are many phases that you go through including adolescence and also being elderly. During adolescence the body undergoes many changes including hormonal changes, body weight fluctuations, body image and psychological changes and many more. During this time, good nutrition is often lacking and can lead to more complications. It is extremely important for adolescents to take care of their health which starts with the food we eat to nourish and fuel the body adequately. Without good nutrition, health is likely to be implicated. Speaking to a qualified Dietitian or Nutritionist will clarify any confusion that may arise regarding the food and nutrients that you need during this phase of life.

For the elderly, there are many changes that occur including loss of lean body mass, decreased basal metabolic rate, decreased appetite, reduced respiratory function, weakness (which may increase risk for falling) and more. At this stage of life it is extremely important that nutrition is adequate so that you can spare lean body mass as well as prevent excess, unwanted weight loss. If good nutrition is not part of your lifestyle, you immune function may also deteriorate. Some specific nutritional goals for older people include:

  1. minimizing muscle wastage
  2. maximize independence (decrease risk of falling)
  3. support immune function (to heal quicker)
  4. minimize bone loss
  5. improve blood sugar control
  6. hydration

Our lifestyle guide – in a nutshell!

The tips below will help you to get the most out of your vegan lifestyle:

  • Ensure your diet contains a broad set of fruit and vegetables – eat a colorful rainbow!
  • Choose  starchy / higher fibre foods, such as oats, brown rice, sweet potato, wholemeal bread or pasta
  • Include good sources of protein in most meals, such as beans, lentils, chickpeas, tofu, soya alternatives to milk and yoghurt, or peanuts
  • Eat nuts and seeds daily, especially those rich in omega-3 fat
  • Eat calcium-rich foods daily, such as calcium-fortified products and calcium-set tofu
  • Consider vitamin D supplement if you do not expose your skin to sunlight regularly
  • Reduce amount of salt
  • Consider a supplement containing vitamins B12 and D, calcium, iron, zinc, selenium and omega-3 fats
  • Maintain a healthy weight, or lose some weight if it is above the healthy range

At Beyond Nutrition in Dubai we conduct many blood tests. The process is simple:

  • Book an appointment at our Dubai JLT clinic and our licensed, experienced nurse will take a blood sample which will be sent to the lab the same day. The whole process will take around 10 minutes. We can also visit you at a location of your convenience (additional costs for home/office visits apply)
  • The test result report with your blood values will be shared with you by email after 1-2 working days
  • If the test results show you have any deficiency, it is highly recommended to expose your skin more to the sun. Bearing in mind skin risks and other limitations here in UAE, many opt for supplements or dietary adjustments. We can support you with separate nutrition consultations with our Dietitian to make the required changes to your diet and lifestyle

As underlined by our name, nutrition is core to our philosophy of a healthier life and we take great pride in the successes we have booked with our clients. Our nutritional consultations are uniquely tailored to maximize impact. Particularly in the cases of diabetes we believe that a well-designed diet plan is essential. During the consultation, our Dietitian or nutritionist will do a full and thorough nutrition assessment covering the following aspects:

  • Concerns you may have and whether known allergies or intolerances are present
  • Current food intake and dietary habits
  • Medical history and medications or supplements that are currently used
  • Exercise regime you are following (if following) and other lifestyle aspects
  • Body composition analysis that will indicate a variety of measures including body fat mass, lean muscle mass, total body water, weight, body mass index (BMI), minerals, available protein for muscle building and more
  • The assessment is often complemented with blood and / or DNA tests to get a better view of your physical makeup

Based on the assessment our Dietitian or nutritionist will provide advice on your diet and together we will set realistic and achievable goals (e.g. goals for performance, health, weight). A uniquely customized nutrition plan will be emailed to you to follow for two weeks. After this period a follow-up consultation is recommended to measure results and make alterations where needed.