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CHAPTER10 MANAGING YOUR WEIGHT OVERVIEW Weight management seems to be a difficult task for many Americans. In the 1980s about 50 percent of females and 25 percent of males reported being on a diet, yet evidence indicated that 35 percent of the population was greater than 20 percent over their ideal weights. Chapter 10 discusses several theories on what causes some people to become obese. Newer research on the obesity gene, Leptin, GLP- protein and Leptin receptors in the brain are included. It also discusses weight management techniques. This is a very important component for college students who may be setting up lifestyles that are not conducive to healthy body weights. It is important for them to understand the role exercise and low fat diet play in maintaining health long term, even though they are healthy now. Another important topic discussed in this chapter is that of the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia. This section includes the updated section on Eating Disorders and DSM-IV criteria for them. Often, young women and men in college are vulnerable to these eating disorders and understanding the signals may help them identify unhealthy behaviors in themselves or their friends. LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Explain why so many people are obsessed with thinness and how to determine the right weight for you. 2. Define obesity and describe the current epidemic of obesity in the United States. 3. Discuss reliable options for determining body content. 4. Describe factors that place people at risk for problems with obesity. 5. Distinguish between factors that can and cannot be controlled. 6. Discuss the roles of exercise, dieting, nutrition, lifestyle, fad diets, and other strategies of weight control. 7. Describe the most effective methods of weight management. 8. Describe major eating disorders, explain the health risks related to these conditions, and indicate the factors that make people susceptible to them. OUTLINE I. Determining the Right Weight for You. A. Determining the right weight for you depends on body structure, height, distribution of the weight you carry and the ratio of fat to lean tissue in your body. 1.
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Mngt422x during the Summer '10 term at St. Louis CC.

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