Energy- and protein rich diet
This energy- and protein rich diet can be suitable for people who need to gain weight and strength in a healthy way. This could be, for example, when you are underweight, recently underwent surgery, or currently are undergoing heavy pharmacological treatment. A method to check whether you have a healthy weight in relation to your height is through measurement of your BMI. This method is less suitable if you are very muscular, pregnant, or breastfeeding . You can see your current BMI in your Verdify profile. A BMI below 18.5 kg / m2 indicates that you may be underweight.
The energy- and protein rich diet is based on the SACN report for Dietary Reference Values for energy . This diet is aimed at providing a higher calorie and protein intake for people with a low Body Mass Index (BMI). This is done by using your ideal body weight, which is the weight corresponding to a BMI of 20 kg/m2.
The recipes in the ‘Energy- and protein rich’ diet option from Verdify are based on the national EatWell Guide ;
The total daily energy intake is calculated according to personal needs with formulas that use the weight corresponding to a BMI of 20 kg/m2;
The total daily protein intake is calculated according to personal needs and ideal body weight (0.75g/kg). Then specific ranges of proteins are set for the different meal types.
The energy- and protein rich diet option offered by Verdify is based on the EatWell Guide of the British National Health Service  and the SACN report for Dietary Reference Value for Energy .
The Verdify diets do not have a medical function and are not a substitute for doctor's advice. Verdify recommends following this diet only under the guidance of an experienced dietitian. Find a local dietitian here.
Voedingscentrum (z.d.), BMI berekenen, Consulted on 16 February 2021, from https://www.voedingscentrum.nl/nl/bmi-meter.aspx
SACN Dietary Reference Value for Energy. (2011) Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition. Consulted on 9 March 2021, from https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/339317/SACN_Dietary_Reference_Values_for_Energy.pdf
National Health Service (NHS) (2019). The Eatwell Guide. Consulted on 16 February 2021, from https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/