Wt loss strategy

Wt loss strategy - 6 months of therapy – Moderate caloric...

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Goals of Weight Management/Treatment Prevent further weight gain (minimum goal). Reduce body weight. Maintain a lower body weight over long term.
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Target Weight: Realistic Goals Substitute “healthier weight” for ideal or landmark weight. Accept slow, incremental progress to goal. Short-term goal: 5 to 10 percent loss, 1 to 2 lb per week. Interim goal: Maintenance. Long-term goal: Additional weight loss, if desired, and long-term weight maintenance.
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Weight Loss Goals Goal: Decrease body weight by 10 percent from baseline. If goal is achieved, further weight loss can be attempted if indicated. Reasonable timeline:
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Unformatted text preview: 6 months of therapy. – Moderate caloric deficits – Weight loss 1 to 2 lb/week Weight Loss Goals • Start weight maintenance efforts after 6 months. – May need to be continued indefinitely. • If unable to lose weight, prevent further weight gain. Strategies for Weight Loss and Maintenance • Dietary therapy • Physical activity • Behavior therapy • “Combined” therapy • Pharmacotherapy • Weight loss surgery Whenever possible, weight loss therapy should employ the combination of • Low-calorie/low-fat diets • Increased physical activity • Behavior modification Weight Loss Therapy...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course PERS 2002 taught by Professor Roman during the Spring '07 term at Georgia State.

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Wt loss strategy - 6 months of therapy – Moderate caloric...

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