Margaux Stocq – Nutritionist
Trained in paramedical – dietetics here in Brussels, Margaux has always been passionate about food and a healthy lifestyle.
Margaux has explored various aspects of dietetics and has experience in both the hospital and community sectors. Margaux is specialized and qualified to help people lose weight, or gain weight, as well as those who simply want to eat a more healthy diet. She will accompany and guide you towards a suitable weight loss target and a healthier diet, developing a personalized diet based on each person’s needs.
Margaux is also trained to treat through nutrition, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney problems, liver problems and other needs.
We are delighted to welcome Margaux to the Corpus Team and she is especially happy to be able to work in the fitness environment – she is keen on sport and regularly practices fitness, mat Pilates and heavy bag boxing!
What happens in a nutritional consultation?
At the first appointment:
- Discuss your objectives and expectations
- Review your typical food history – during the week and at weekends
- Weight & height measurement and Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Margaux will make dietary recommendations & help define a sample diet/menu plan to suit your personal needs
Follow-up appointments keep you on track:
- Log your weight & BMI
- Track progress
- Margaux makes recommendations/gives feedback to keep you on track towards your goals
- Adjust diet plan as needed
What is dietetics?
Dietetics is defined as the science of food and extends to various fields:
- general dietetics (nutritional support, healthy eating, accompaniment in diet)
- therapeutic dietetics (in hospital environments, support for the treatment of specific diseases)
- culinary dietetics (in kitchens or collectivities)
- sports dietetics (nutritional support for competitors or amateurs who wants to improve their skills)
- promotion and communication of nutritional health (prevention campaigns)
- scientific research (development of new products relating to food)
In a nutshell, dietetics promotes a healthier way of life to prevent and treat various pathologies that can result from an insufficient or unhealthy diet.
Diet and especially healthy eating is the best way to prevent disease and one of the best ways to feel good about your body.
People wonder why a healthy lifestyle is so important and how to achieve it. It’s the nutritionist’s job to answer these questions.
A healthy lifestyle means adequate, good-quality nutrition accompanied by regular physical activity (at least 30 min/day). It’s very important to stay active and find a balance between what you eat and what you will lose in terms of calories.
Healthy nutrition does not mean depriving ourselves of everything we enjoy, but simply eating in moderation, respecting portion sizes and eating a varied diet.
The goal should never be to become underweight, it's always to stay within a healthy weight range, stay fit and prevent or address diseases related to being overweight or obese.
A large number of scientific studies have repeatedly shown all the health disadvantages of poor nutrition. Being overweight or obese are the obvious outcomes, but unfortunately it doesn’t stop there – far more is at stake:
- Hypertension : often due to excessive salt intake
- Hypercholesterolemia : due, in general, to an excessive consumption of fatty products (industrial, junk food, ...)
- Type 2 diabetes: consequence of being overweight or obese (in most cases). It results from the malfunction of the pancreas that cannot cope with what we ingest.
- NASH disease or non-alcoholic steatopathy: also called soda sickness. It affects the liver and is caused by eating too many fats or sugar (also protein, in rarer cases).
- Kidney problem : due to high consumption of protein
- Joint problems: due to being overweight, with too much fat surrounding the bones, making it harder to move and bear weight
So, the nutritionist’s role is essential - to inform, accompany and guide each person to prevent these unpleasant complications; helping people understand the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and taking regular physical activity. But the nutritionist is also there to help anyone who wants to change their diet, or who want to simply invest in themselves and their future health – taking better control of what they eat!