00001 Nutritional imbalance due to excess

00001 Nutritional imbalance due to excess

Definition of the NANDA label

Nutritional imbalance due to excess is the state in which the individual consumes an amount of food that exceeds their metabolic demands.

Defining characteristics

  • Weight 10 to 20% higher than the ideal weight according to height and physical complexion.
  • Cutaneous fold at the level of the triceps greater than 15mm in men or greater than 25 mm in women.
  • Sedentary activity.
  • Reference or observation of an inappropriate feeding pattern:
    • Food intake while doing other activities.
    • Concentration of intake at the end of the day.
    • Eating in response to external factors, such as time of day or social situation.
    • Eating in response to internal factors other than appetite, such as anxiety.

Related factors

  • Lack of physical exercise.
  • Decrease in physical activity.
  • Imbalance between physical activity and caloric intake.
  • Ingestion in response to stress or emotional conflict.
  • Inadequate eating pattern.
  • Decreased metabolic needs.
  • Lack of knowledge about nutritional needs.
  • Treatment with appetite stimulating drugs.
  • Negative body image.
  • Lack of support for weight loss in the social environment.
  • Loss of self-control.
  • Decreased self-esteem.
  • Feelings of anxiety, guilt, boredom, depression, etc.


  • Weight control.
  • Nutritional status: nutrient intake.
  • Nutritional status.


  • Helps to lose weight.
  • Management of eating disorders.
  • Behavior modification.
  • Nutrition management.
  • Nutritional monitoring.