Nutrition and Diet
At Yeditepe University Hospital, we know how diet is related to health and the maintenance of good health at every stage in life. There is no single lifestyle and diet that suits everyone. Therefore every individual needs a nutritional solution that works for them. Our metabolisms and lifestyles are as unique as our fingerprints. Nutrition is a science. If you want to take a step towards a healthy and high quality life, you need to start with changes to your dietary habits in line with your lifestyle. Small, achievable targets are much more likely to work than overambitious targets. You should not invest in magic formulae and miracle diets. Inaccurate information in the media on nutrition and diet can mislead us and have a negative impact on our health and quality of life. For these reasons, you should contact a specialist nutritionist and dietician for guidance.
WHAT IS DIETING?
Dieting is not about depriving yourself of your favorite food. The crucial point is that your diet should suit you, not that you should suit your diet. A diet requires you to consume the amount of each food group that is right for you. At Yeditepe University Hospital’s Diet and Nutrition department we will help you to diet by consuming all your preferred foods by means of an individualized healthy eating program. The important issue in dieting is not what you eat, so much as at what time of day, and how much. Contrary to what most of us think, dieting is not just about losing weight. Following our nutritionist and dietician's "healthy eating program" will also improve your quality of life.
OUR WEIGHT CONTROL PROGRAMS
About 35% of Turkey's population is overweight; the rate is even higher in many countries. Studies show that a 5-10% weight reduction has significant effects in terms of blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and the control of glycemic and blood sugar. You can get your weight under control with a program that suits your lifestyle.
WEIGHT GAIN PROGRAMS
Your quality of life can be affected by being underweight as well as overweight. Eating disorders as well as hormonal factors may play a role. An eating program designed according to your individual characteristics will help you to gain weight healthily.
NUTRITION and DISEASE
Information on nutrition and an eating program is given to all our in-patients and out-patients indicating what they should be eating from all the food groups, in line with their particular medical condition.
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Nutrition
- Diabetes and Nutrition
- Oncology and Nutrition
- Cardiac - Vascular Diseases and Nutrition
- Menopause and Nutrition
- Digestive System and Nutrition
- Metabolic Syndrome and Nutrition
NUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY AND BREAST FEEDING
Nutrition plays an important role during the most unique and wonderful period of any woman's child bearing years, the time of pregnancy and breast feeding. The things you eat and drink during pregnancy affects your health and that of your baby. Healthy mothers produce healthy babies for the next generation.
OLD AGE AND NUTRITION
Old age is a privilege, a social achievement and statement. Nutrition plays a role in the prevention, delay and treatment of age-related disease. A balanced diet will help you to maintain good health and prevent disability in spite of the advancing years.
Vegetarians can maintain good health as long as they follow advice specific to them. A person following a vegetarian diet should consult a dietician in order to maintain their intake of nutrients such as protein, riboflavin, vitamin B12, iron, calcium, zinc, and various other vitamins and minerals that may otherwise be lacking in their diet.
The energy and nutritional requirements of people who are taking part in sports and physical activities varies according to their age, gender and the physical activities they are doing. The expert advice of a specialist dietician should be sought in order to increase performance, concentration and focus as well as maintain proper levels of body weight and fat.
Correct eating habits are crucial for a person's physiologic, psychological and sociologic health throughout their lives. Growing up with a proper eating program will help children both physically and psychologically.
GIVING UP SMOKING AND NUTRITION
Since giving up smoking improves ones sense of taste and smell, it can make weight control more challenging. The creation of an individualized program to help control the increased urge to eat is a crucial element during this period.