The purpose of this brochure is to help you gain knowledge and awareness about the risk of developing overweight and obesity, what you can do to avoid becom- ing too heavy, and the general importance of diet for health and wellness.
One of the pillars of health and wellness is healthy food. This is true for everyone. The fact is that unhealthy eating habits is at the top of the list of risk factors
for the most common lifestyle diseases globally: cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer.
This brochure is intended for those who have a spinal cord injury and answers common questions such as: What dietary guidelines apply? How should I eat to avoid extra kilos? What should I do if I want to lose weight?
Even if your background for physical impairment is not the result of a spinal cord injury, for example, you have Multiple sclerosis, Cerebral palsy, or have suffered a stroke or amputation, you can bene t greatly from the tips and advice on these pages.
We hope you get inspired!
Food, weight and health for people with spinal cord injury is part of the cooperation NutriNord_SCITM. It has been produced by Spinalis Foundation with funding from Märta and Gunnar V. Philipson’s Foundation. It is translated to English from the original Swedish version entitled, Mat, vikt och hälsa för dig med ryggmärgsskada (2017).
- A healthier and lighter life
- Many gain weight
- What is a healthy weight?
- Metabolic rate decreases
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- How much do I burn?
- Physical activity and metabolic rate
- How can I lose weight?
- Healthy food choices
- Weigh, measure and take control
- One step at a time
The brochure is available in several languages. Download the pdf for free.