Nutrition in Sinews

We can help you with a personalised meal plan that meets your specific nutritional needs

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What is a nutritionist?

A nutritionist is a health professional who is a specialist in nutrition at all stages of life. Nutritionists work to promote healthy and balanced eating routines. They help people to develop personalised meal plans that meet their specific nutritional needs.

These healthcare professionals work not only in hospitals, but also in primary care and private clinics, schools, sports centers, the food and beverage industry and research.

Nutritionists help people facing a wide range of health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease or chronic kidney disease, to establish a healthy eating pattern and reduce the comorbidities associated with these conditions. In addition, they also help people with no pathologies to prevent them by making the right food choices.

What can a nutritionist do for you?

A nutritionist can help you with a wide range of nutrition and food-related issues:

1. Developing a personalised eating plan: A healthy, balanced eating plan that is tailored to your specific nutritional needs and helps you reaching your health goals.

2. Managing specific health conditions: Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and chronic kidney disease are an example of conditions that can be improved and sometimes reversed by following a proper diet plan.

3. Nutrition education: Providing you with information on how to make healthy food choices, read nutrition labels, and make healthy choices in restaurants and when you travel.

4. Preparing healthy meals: Giving you ideas and recipes for healthy, balanced meals that are easy to prepare and delicious to taste.

5. Support and motivation: Supporting you and motivating you in decision-making regarding healthy eating and your health goals.

Who can benefit from a nutritionist?

People who want to improve their health:
Anyone who wants to improve their overall health and learn more about nutrition and healthy eating as these professionals can provide information on how to make healthy food choices, plan balanced meals and make lasting healthy lifestyle changes.

People who want to lose weight:
The support of a nutritionist is essential for overweight and obese people who need or want to lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way. Also, people with normal weight who may have a high fat mass and want to lose body fat.

A nutritionist should analyse lifestyle and personal tastes to develop a specific eating plan that fits each person’s nutritional needs and weight loss goals. By working with a nutritionist, one can receive specific recommendations on the types of foods to eat, the amount of calories to consume, the proper distribution of macronutrients, and how to plan meals to maximise satiety and prevent the temptation to overeat.

In addition, a nutritionist can provide nutrition education and support tools to help maintain motivation and commitment to each individual’s weight loss plan. This may include identifying potential obstacles and strategies for overcoming them, as well as guidance on healthy food choices while eating away from home or in social situations.

It is important to note that a nutritionist focuses not only on weight loss, but also on overall health. Therefore, they can work with each individual to develop an eating plan that is balanced, sustainable and beneficial to long-term health.

People affected by chronic diseases:
In chronic diseases such as diabetes, chronic kidney disease, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal diseases, among others, following a proper nutrition plan is essential to improve the quality of life of those affected.

It is essential that a professional assesses the patient’s current nutritional status and develops a specific dietary plan that fits the nutritional needs and disease management goals.

People with degenerative diseases:
Although an accurate nutrition plan cannot cure diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease and others, having an optimal nutritional status can play an important role in managing symptoms and improving the quality of life of affected individuals.

This may include recommendations on the types of foods to eat to improve their nutritional status and decrease symptoms of the disease, such as inflammation, fatigue and cognitive problems.

People with cancer:
For people with cancer, following an specific nutrition plan is essential to maintain a healthy weight and muscle mass. This will increase the chances of recovery. Adequate nutrient intake should be ensured to meet the body’s nutritional demands during cancer treatment to help alleviate the side effects of cancer treatment such as nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and fatigue.

Athletes and sportspeople:
A sports nutritionist can be very helpful to an athlete or sportsperson seeking to maximise their performance and improve their overall health. Proper diet and nutrition are critical to athletic performance, recovery, and injury prevention.

Thanks to working with a nutritionist, the specific recommendations you receive on the amount and type of carbohydrates, protein and fats to consume, are crucial to enhance performance and promote muscle recovery. The professional can also help planning meals and snacks around individual training and sporting events, to ensure the athletes have enough energy and nutrients to perform at their best.

A nutritionist will also provide nutritional education on hydration, supplementation and other factors that affect the athletic performance and overall health status.

It is important to note that nutritional requirements can vary by sport and by individual, so working with a professional can help you getting a personalised diet that is optimal for each person. In addition, a nutritionist can adapt your eating plan as your nutritional and athletic needs change over time.

People with eating disorders:
A nutritionist can be an essential part of the treatment team for people with eating disorders (ED), such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Their work will include monitoring calorie intake, making nutritious food choices and planning balanced meals to help people with EDs address disordered eating behaviours and develop strategies to establish healthier and more sustainable eating patterns.

Moreover, they also provide nutrition education and guidance on helping the person losing fears, changing their food attitudes, stablishing a healthy eating pattern in order to recover a healthy and adequate weight.

People with food allergies or intolerances:
People with food allergies or intolerances may need help in planning a healthy, balanced diet that meets their specific nutritional needs. The role of the nutritionist will be to provide advice on how to avoid foods that cause adverse reactions and how to obtain the necessary nutrients from other food sources.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women:
Pregnancy and breastfeeding are two periods in any woman’s life where nutrition must be monitored as the foods eaten can have a direct impact on the foetus. A nutritionist can be an important part of a pregnant and breastfeeding woman’s health care team by ensuring that she is getting the nutrients needed for a healthy pregnancy and by helping to prevent and treat any nutrition-related health problems.

Nutrición en Sinews

There are a wide variety of people who could thrive and improve their health by working with a nutritionist

How do we see the nutrition at Sinews?

There is no doubt that food is an aspect deeply rooted in culture and can be seen as an expression of identity, values and traditions. At Sinews, thanks to the multicultural nature of working with different nationalities, we understand and view nutrition from a cultural point of view, which involves recognising and respecting each person’s cultural practices and beliefs related to food and nutrition. This involves adapting nutritional recommendations and working with the community to improve nutrition in the specific cultural context.

Some ways to approach nutrition from a cultural point of view are:

  • Recognising cultural diversity: It is important to recognise cultural diversity and avoid making generalisations about what is considered a "healthy diet". Dietary practices vary from culture to culture, and what is considered healthy in one culture may not be healthy in another.
  • Respecting cultural beliefs and practices: It is essential to respect these aspects related to food, such as the halal or kosher diet, the prohibition of certain foods during certain religious periods or the preference for organic or locally sourced foods.

Thanks to the multidisciplinary team at Sinews, a psychologist or psychiatrist and a nutritionist working together can be very beneficial in treating eating disorders, managing eating problems related to mental health, addressing emotional eating behaviours and developing a comprehensive treatment plan. Collaboration between these professionals can help patients achieve optimal physical and mental health.

From Sinews we want to move away from traditional nutrition consultations where there is a professional and a patient. We have a close treatment to the person, we study each case in a particular way, we dedicate the necessary time to each person and we focus the sessions according to the personal needs of each one of them. We understand the consultations as a moment of learning and exchange of information to improve health through proper nutrition.