2 weight gain mechanisms during breast cancer chemotherapy

Diana ArteneOncology Nutrition


Statistically speaking, patients who maintain their weight during breast cancer treatment have the best prognostic. Most of the weight gain happens during chemotherapy when many breast cancer patients either eat too little because of the decreased appetite or too much in an attempt to cope with the treatment. There are 2 main mechanisms behind this weight: decreased metabolism and decreased … Read More

Why should overweight and obese breast cancer patients lose weight?

Diana ArteneOncology Nutrition


– Have you been diagnosed with breast cancer? Here is why you should lose weight if you were overweight or obese before diagnosis, or if you gained weight during breast cancer treatment: a) Obesity decreases breast cancer treatment efficacy: Triple negative patients without positive lymph nodes have a worst prognosis than normal weight patients.  – Bonsang-Kitzis si colab., 2015 Obesity decreases ER+/PR±/HER2+ breast … Read More

Is the gluten-free diet beneficial for runners?

Diana ArteneSports Nutrition


About the gluten-free diet, many people know that it is healthier than diets containing gluten. They know that gluten can cause allergie or intolerance. They know gluten makes them gain weight. They know that. They know that.. They know that… From whom do they know all that? From people with gluten sensitivities, of course. And the direct feedback of a … Read More

Why you keep falling of your diet?

Diana ArteneNutrition for Weight Loss


If you are tired of gaining weight each time you allow yourself to eat a treat, if you can’t even stomach the thought of starting one more diet, if you are frustrated by the fact that no matter how much you’re trying not to gain weight – you simply can’t succeed – then this article is for you. I will … Read More

Why you feel hungry when you are on a diet?

Diana ArteneNutrition for Weight Loss


Why you feel hungry when you are on a diet is not that easy to understand by many people on a diet. It is much or less accepted because hunger is associated with dieting. It is what scares people people when even considering to start a diet to lose their increasing weight accumulated on body parts they wish they could … Read More

The French paradox – between theory & practice

Diana ArteneHealthy Eating


In 1819, the Irish doctor Samuel Black observed that angina pectoris is much less common in France than in Ireland (1). Today, after 160 years, statistics show a lower cardiovascular mortality in wine-drinking countries than in beer or spirits drinking countries (2). Then, many studies on the complex links between alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease have created a great interest … Read More

The Copy/Paste Diet

Diana ArteneNutrition for Weight Loss


I’m nutritionist Diana Artene and – before we talk about what “The Copy / Paste Diet” is and what impact it has on your weight loss – I want to ask you: – Do you want to lose weight? – For really, really, real, do you really want to? Maybe you still want to, maybe you gave up, maybe you’re … Read More

What is the most important part of your car?

Diana ArteneNutrition for Weight Loss


I have a question for you: – What is the most important part of your car?   You may be wondering what your car has to do with my nutrition, but if you play in. Let me start: the experience with the people I work with everyday has shown me that nutrition is much easier to understand when comparing learning to … Read More

Made in Romania

Diana ArteneHealthy Eating


Romania’s entry into the European Union has had a massive impact on Romanians, whether we are talking about consumers or talking about food producers. Consumers had access to products in the Single Market, and local producers were required to have the same systems of traceability in the food chain as all producers who want to sell on the European Union … Read More

Animal proteins & oncology nutrition

Diana ArteneOncology Nutrition


When it comes to advising cancer patients about what they should and shouldn’t eat, removing “animal protein” is the general advice recommended by people who don’t understand what the malignant cell actually “feeds” on. Cancer is an extreme diagnosis with a strong psychological and social impact on both the patient and his / her family and entourage. Many people feel … Read More