Weight Gain / Loss
In order to maintain a person's body weight constantly, his daily energy consumption should be offset by an equivalent energy intake, in other words he needs to be in energy balance. On the contrary, the chronic energy shortage would lead to progressive loss and the chronic surplus to a gradual increase in body weight, respectively.
By designing an appropriate personalized diet plan, as well as with the nutritional training and support provided in each session, each person can achieve the desired and healthy weight and, most importantly, manage to maintain it.
Nutritional Education of Children-Adolescents
The number of obese children and adolescents (aged 5-19) worldwide has increased tenfold over the last four decades, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is a phenomenon that is expected to take epidemic proportions by 2030 and is accompanied by serious health complications. The typical way to measure obesity is by calculating the Body Mass Index (Body Weight / Height²). When the Body Mass Index is above 95th percentile, then the child is considered obese, and when it is between 85th and 95th percentile it is considered overweight. In today's society, the main causes of childhood obesity are increased food intake, lack of physical activity, increased television viewing time, mobile and computer, and modern lifestyle.
Prevention should start early in life by educating parents and children about healthy eating and physical activity. A child or adolescent who is facing the problem of obesity can be helped by planning a series of sessions aimed at providing nutrition education and encouraging an increase in physical activity.