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Nutritional advice

Nutritional advice

Basically, everyone knows how to eat healthily. Only the implementation is usually more than insufficient. According to the WHO, more than half of all adults in Europe are overweight. And the forecasts show that this number will increase in the coming years. No country in Europe will reach the goal of ending obesity by 2025. The misdevelopment here already begins in preschool age. Around 1.9 million children in Germany are overweight and not being fed properly. This creates unhealthy eating habits that not only result in obesity. Severely underweight people are also exposed to increased health risks.

The goal of nutritional counseling is to reduce unhealthy behaviors and develop habits that strengthen your health. Basically, an adapted diet should reduce inflammatory processes in the body and stabilize blood sugar. The individual goal is always taken into account.

Bardo supports you in nutrition coaching not only in the training sessions. The coaching includes daily exchange via instant messaging (e.g. WhatsApp, Signal). This ensures that new knowledge is also applied in practice.

Since eating habits have been established over the years and everyone has different preferences, Bardo’s nutritional advice always takes into account the individual character. This is the only way to achieve lasting change. It also avoids “relapses” or hopelessness. The procedure is “step by step”. Experience has shown that steady small changes in the present lead to better results in the future. Small successes “on the way” motivate you to keep going and to keep at it. Bardo refrains from a classic reduction diet, because it will not lead to long-term success, such as healthy weight loss. Of course, Bardo also advises and supports you with short-term goals (such as losing weight for weddings, vacations and other occasions), if this is desired.

“It’s not the goal that’s important, but the system that gets us there.”

Meals are planned to provide either energy or relaxation. The nutrient requirement is determined and constantly adjusted based on feedback, body composition, goal, blood count if necessary and medical diagnosis/consultation. The targeted use of nutritional supplements may support the process.

Appropriate nutrition is a prerequisite for performance-oriented training. But even in everyday life one is exposed to more and more stressors, which pose challenges for the individual (workload, family, noise, traffic, etc.). Stressors cause the release of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. As a result, heart and breathing rates begin to increase, muscle tone increases and digestion slows down. The organism is thus driven to peak performance. You are in permanent Fight or Flight mode. Evolutionarily, this response was designed to provide all the resources for an impending fight or flight in life-threatening situations. Measurements of cortisol levels show that people today are in this state all the time. It is not uncommon for behavioral patterns to compensate for this to follow: too much alcohol, staying up late (little sleep), unhealthy eating, excessive consumption of sweet and salty things…

An unhealthy diet and lack of exercise lead to a fragile mental and physical structure. Essential prerequisites for a resistant organism require adaptation processes through targeted training, as well as the avoidance of deficiencies in a non-needs-based and balanced diet.

The effects of a needs-based and balanced diet through targeted nutrition coaching should be:

  • More resilient in everyday life: More robustness against infections and physical demands.
  • Stronger throughout the day: More strength and thus more fatigue tolerance, more vitality, more stable joints, no pain, stronger immune system.
  • The adjustment of neurotransmitters (such as serotonin, dopamine): Increased well-being and drive
  • Prevention: slow muscle breakdown, higher tolerance; Less susceptible to typical symptoms such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes.
  • Stabilization of blood sugar levels
  • Reduction of inflammatory processes in the body
  • Healthy weight loss sustainably relieves your body and increases life expectancy

Physical training alone does not bring about adaptation without adequate nutrition.

What the nutrition coaching includes:

After the anamnesis, which clarifies the current situation (lifestyle, workload, etc.) and your history, Bardo will set the goal with you. The procedure is then discussed and coordinated again and again. Success is documented in stages by means of feedback discussions and the analysis of body composition with the InBody System.

  • Measurement and evaluation of body composition with the Inbody System
  • Anamnesis (medication, physical limitations, illnesses, etc.), screening for deficiencies (if necessary with blood count and consultation with doctor)
  • Food advice including optimal supply of energy sources or macro and micronutrients
  • Supplement advice
  • 7 days a week messenger coaching (WhatsApp, Signal, IMessage…)