Nutritional Meal Preparation

Nutritional Meal Preparation

Addiction to drugs and alcohol leads people to starve their body of necessary nutrients, leaving the liver and other organs compromised while battling harmful toxins. Proper nutrition is a vital part of healthy rehabilitation, and aids in managing withdrawal symptoms, restoring physical health, and supporting the neurological system. At 10 Acre Ranch, we emphasize the importance of diet as part of a radical lifestyle change. In partnership with other group members, clients take turns preparing and serving residents a rotating menu that includes a balance of high-quality ingredients and a variety of fruits and vegetables. Typical menu options include:

  • Boneless chicken
  • Rib-eye steaks
  • Pork chops
  • Spaghetti with sausage
  • Barbecue
  • Pizza

Nutritional Impact Upon Addiction

When nutrition is neglected, it leads to compromised body function, gastrointestinal distress, and other health issues. Overlooked nutritional deficits take a debilitating toll on the body, and may complicate co-occurring disorders or lead to:

 

  • Constipation, diarrhea & vomiting
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Nervous system malfunction
  • Mood fluctuation & emotional instability
  • Insomnia & sleep disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Pancreas & liver damage

 

Addiction recovery requires intensive behavior modification. During rehabilitation, clients are urged to avoid sugar, caffeine, convenience foods, and empty-calorie foods. Instead, we teach them to focus on foods rich in protein, healthy carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, probiotics, and fatty acids. These changes take discipline, but residents quickly notice a difference in mood, energy, and vigor.

 

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In addition to providing nutritional therapy, 10 Acre Ranch addiction specialists teach residents to incorporate exercise and relaxation techniques into their well-rounded recovery program. 10 Acre Ranch provides nutritional therapy and exercise opportunities throughout the week, and meal preparation is a valuable time for fellowship. To learn more about our nutritional meal programs or inquire about our proven social treatment model, dial 877-228-4679 or complete our brief contact form today. An intake specialist will be in touch shortly to help you begin your sobriety journey!