We are talking below about the post-dietary period when the desired goals have been achieved. At this phase, you self-manage your own nutrition as you learned during the treatment, with the real prospect of maintaining the results achieved forever.
During this period, you eat freely, following clear suggestions provided through personalized guidelines.
These guidelines are delivered on the last periodic update examination and consist of two parts, the food plan and the educational aspect:
It is a dietary plan that gives clear indications on how to make the different menus independently, choosing from proper lists divided into food categories.
This nutritional model is a reference point once the treatment is completed.
In this section there are discussions about the classification, choice, preservation and preparation of several foods. The aim is to provide the basic nutrition knowledge for those who need to manage their diet independently. There are also clear guidelines about convivial occasions.
Results can be easily maintained by joining the new eating habits, guidelines are a clear example and a benchmark for well self-manage.
In Educational, in addition to habitual consumption foods, foods for occasional intake are also being considered.
At the time of guidelines delivery extensive explanations about their use are given and I speak about those behaviours that, according to my experience, can bring to risk of cancelling the achieved results, so that these attitudes can be known and avoided.
Anyone who has finished the treatment and feels the need of an examination can certainly ask for it.
In these cases, we take stock of the situation, and in addition of evaluating the physical parameters, an analysis of the eating behaviour is carried out in order to optimize it. If necessary, we rework the guidelines to update them to the new needs.
I speak below of the only mistake that, based on my experience, can nullify the achieved results, but luckily it happens rarely.
This consist in believing that once the treatment period ends, the results can be maintained regardless of their eating behaviour.
Who has this miraculous vision of dietetics, thinking that the results can be maintained through the "diet powers", runs the risk of not controlling their eating behaviour, sometimes reaching the nullification of the results achieved.
Those who have this surreal conception tend to believe that exist:
This way of thinking has the only benefit of not making you feel responsible for your food mistakes so that you cancel the results achieved.
The problem is, however, that ignoring the real functioning of the human body, it can be the cause of weight recovery.