Therapeutic education on nutrition

Tuesdays from 3.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The group is led by Eva Roussel (nutritionist).

This group is part of the treatment programme for patients admitted for bipolar disorders, for the prevention of metabolic risks.

It is also open to those overweight or having put on weight.

The programme takes place over 3 sessions, with a different theme covering balanced diet and preconceived ideas about diet
This session aims to answer questions on nutrition, in order to take a step back from information found in the media, which is often contradictory.

The following subjects are discussed:

  • Nutritional intake adapted to the body’s requirements in order to ensure body functions properly,
  • Good foods to be eaten daily to meet these requirements,
  • The role of physical exercise.
  • Hunger and satiety: eating according to hunger and satiety keeps weight stable. It is sometimes difficult to follow hunger and satiety as the desire to eat is driven by other non-physiological factors such as emotional feelings. This session aims to detect hunger and satiety and to separate the various physiological and emotional needs from which cravings stem. A tasting session can illustrate the sensation of satiety.
  • Emotions: anxiety, sadness and boredom can incite people to eat even when they’re not hungry. The session provides clear information on the mechanisms that come into play, and presents tools for managing emotions, other than through food, by identifying any unmet needs that actually caused the eating to take place, and by looking for behaviour tending to such needs.

Individual sessions

Individual sessions with the nutritionist, lasting 30 to 45 minutes, are used to personalise the information dispensed to the group by:

  • Calculating the individual’s nutritional requirements in terms of quantity and quality;
  • Implementing tangible techniques for managing emotions by identifying physiological and emotional needs and looking for behaviour tending to such needs.