subject of nutrition has received a great deal of attention recently
– turning into a “fashionable” concern at
the beginning of the
millennium. This preoccupation tends to fit the general profile of an
obsession – or should I rather call it psychosis (another
denoting a serious mental disease).
“obsession” has received increasingly attractive
- pompous names such as: ”healthy feeding”,
nutrition“, “intelligent feeding”.
Although the first term –
“healthy feeding” – is in the current use
(I myself have the
tendency to use it), I believe the most appropriate term should be
reasons why I am in favour
of this term –
are grounded on an empirical observation which I made using a very
simple questionnaire – thus, most normal people who generally
a “decent” weight – do NOT have
“inappropriate” or “bad”
nutrition – but only “unoptimised
nutrition”, which means that I noticed a rather balanced
as far as both nutritional principles (glucides, lipids and proteins)
and the distribution on food groups are concerned - with a moderate
caloric surplus (200-300Kcal) and an insignificant raise of the
lipids (fats) ratio.
I must also
point to the fact that “optimisednutrition”
is close to the idealnutrition
– which can NOT be achieved, in spite of the effort made by
physician or the patient. All we can hope for is to aspire to get as
close as possible to the ideal nutritional pattern, without turning
this effort into an obsession.
optimisation of the current diet can be achieved – requiring
from a (thorough) specialist evaluation which has to establish:
the state of health
the approximation of
suggestion of a daily diet.
must NOT become an obsession;
optimum nutrition should be
close to the ideal nutrition;
optimisation of the diet
requires a specialist evaluation and will.
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