Nutritional Meal Preparation
Providing You with Healthy & Nutritious Meals.
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.
One factor that separates 10 Acre Ranch from most treatment centers is that ALL meals are prepared by the clients. Most of our clients do not know how to cook or clean when they get to us. 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:
This is to prepare clients for Activities of Daily Living Skills (ADLS). These skills are valuable to anyone who wants to become responsible and have the skills to survive on their own, at home or in a sober living environment. When the clients cook with each other, it also adds the benefit of strengthened camaraderie, friendships and a sense of belonging. These learned skills are put into practice throughout the entire continuum of care.
How Addiction Affects Your Nutrition
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:
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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