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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:
- minimizing muscle wastage
- maximize independence (decrease risk of falling)
- support immune function (to heal quicker)
- minimize bone loss
- improve blood sugar control
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.