Nutrition Programs in Tijuana – VIDA Wellness and Beauty
Following a well-balanced, nutritious diet is beneficial on many levels. If you suffer from obesity, eating smaller portions of nutritious foods will help you lose excess weight. If you are undergoing surgical treatment, following a healthy diet will help your body’s healing mechanisms. If you are in good general health, eating a nutritious diet will help support your body’s natural physiological functions, give you energy and help ward off certain diseases.
What Does Proper Nutrition Entail?
Following a nutritious diet does not equate to following fad diets or depriving yourself of necessary calories and nutrients. Instead, it means eating the proper portions of nutrient-rich foods.
The “right” portion size varies by person, based on the person’s height, metabolism and how many calories the individual needs to sustain (or increase) his or her current level of physical activity.
Following a nutritious diet means staying away from highly processed foods and foods that are high in saturated fat, sugar and salt. It also means eating whole grains, lean protein sources and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in every color of the rainbow. You should also eat a small amount of unsaturated or mono-saturated fat, such as that found in fatty fish, avocado and certain nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts).
Nutrition Experts at VIDA
At VIDA Wellness and Beauty, our certified nutritionists can review your medical history and evaluate your nutrition and fitness profile. They take this information into account when formulating a nutrition plan that includes the amount of calories you should be eating on a daily basis and portion sizes that will help you maintain or transition to a healthy lifestyle. Our nutrition counselors can also show you how to measure correct portion sizes.
The VIDA nutrition specialist can also teach you what portions of each food group you should consume every day. For example, the U.S. government recommends that every individual eat foods from the following food groups each day:
- Low-fat dairy (two to three servings)
- Lean protein (two to three servings)
- Vegetables (three to five servings)
- Fruits (two to four servings)
- Whole grains (six to 11 servings)
- Unsaturated fat and mono-saturated fat (in small quantities)
Services that our Licensed Nutritionist at VIDA offers:
- Nutrition Diagnosis
- Ideal Weight
- Personalized plans
- Follow up
VIDA Diet Plans
The nutritionists at VIDA create customized diet plans to fit the diverse needs of our patients. Whether you are visiting VIDA for bariatric surgery, for help detoxifying or simply to enhance the current state of your overall health, our nutrition specialists can personalize a specific nutrition plan to help you meet your health and wellness goals. Our diet plans include:
- Preoperative and postoperative bariatric diets
- 3- to 7-day detoxification diets
- Overall wellness diets
The VIDA Juice Bar
If you need a quick boost of vitamins and nutrients, you can visit the onsite VIDA juice bar, where you can find fresh cold-press juices, super food-packed smoothies and healthy snacks such as açaí bowls. In addition, our weight loss patients and our detoxification patients can find nutrient-rich menu items that will help keep them on track with their personalized nutrition plan and / or detoxification plans. For more information about the VIDA juice bar, please click here.
Learn Healthy Eating Habits
Overall, following a healthy diet simply means eating the right amounts of nutritious foods. Our VIDA nutrition specialists can show you how to do that, so you eat healthfully without feeling deprived or hungry all day!
To schedule an appointment with a nutritionist to learn healthy eating habits, contact VIDA Wellness and Beauty by calling 1-619-738-2144 (toll free).