Meltem Hospital diet department provides balanced nutrition, natural slimming and body analysis etc. continues to serve our people on issues. Among these services provided, “diet” has an important place.

The importance of having correct nutritional information in order to live a healthy and quality life is known to everyone. For this reason, a “personalized nutrition program” that is health-protective and, in some cases, therapeutic, is implemented in the Nutrition and Diet Unit.

So how should a healthy and balanced diet program be implemented?
In the health report of the World Health Organization, obesity is defined as “a health problem that occurs as a result of excess fat accumulation in the body and must be treated.” Obesity, which develops due to factors such as excessive food intake, insufficient physical activity, heredity, psychological problems, gender, education level, marriage, number of births, smoking cessation, alcohol use, is a serious problem that shortens life expectancy and reduces the quality of life, both on its own and with its complications. It is a disease.

The first complications that come to mind are: cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, some types of cancer, respiratory disorders, fatty liver, gallbladder diseases, joint diseases, menstrual irregularities, infertility…

What should we do to solve this important health problem of our age?
Every day we come across dozens of “shock diets” in mass media such as newspapers, magazines, television and the internet. Although the general principles are similar, the diet must be prepared “personally”. Because everyone’s metabolism varies, just like fingerprints. On the other hand, those who are overweight generally try to get results by staying hungry, skipping meals, and not eating anything. Such behavior drives the body into a panic of starvation, and the metabolism goes into “famine” mode, slows down, and instead of burning fat, it stores every food consumed in the form of fat. On the other hand, eating frequently and little by little speeds up the metabolism and also ensures slow eating. Staying hungry and skipping meals causes you to eat too much and too quickly at your next meal. Therefore, one should never skip a meal, especially breakfast, and should eat at 2-3 hour intervals.