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the time I complete the activity of choice I no longer have the craving or lack the time to run out and get the unhealthy food. If I am craving ice cream, I may subsitute with a "cold" healthier alternative like a smoothie or yogurt. I think stocking your fridge or pantry with healthier easier to access foods is a help to going with unhealthier options. Is it okay to tell your patients to go ahead and indulge from time to time? Does this lead to unhealthier eating in the long run? Reply | Quote & Reply Oct 30, 2015 11:32 AM 0 Like Substantive Post Savita Gilbert 3 posts Re:Re:Re:Topic 3 DQ 2 Lisa, I think educating the patient about the benefits of health is key, however, education alone won't make your patient exercise. I promote exercise by encouraging the patient to find something they like to do. Exercise doesn't have to be "work" and "not fun". Exercise comes in many forms from swimming, hiking, playing raquetball, ect .... Perhaps your patient loves nature .... going on a hike or nature walk would be enjoyable to them. Changing up their routine so they don't become bored is beneficial as well as finding an exercise partner that can motivate them. When I suggest specific examples of exercise that don't seem like exercise the patient tends to be more open to my education. Taking the time to find out the patient's interest can be of great benefit in providing ways to exercise. Would it also be beneficial for the nurse to take the time to locate exercise facilities and parks within close proximity to the patient's home? Could forming a buddy network for exercise programs increase compliance? Could we increase mental health by encouraging buddy workouts and giving the patient a social outlet to release stress as well as exercising? Reply | Quote & Reply Oct 30, 2015 12:26 PM 0 Like Gretchen Lacy 4 posts Re:Topic 3 DQ 2 According to the National Institute of Health, “A lack of energy balance most often causes overweight and obesity. Energy balance means that your energy IN equals your energy OUT” (NIH, 2012). Therefor to most
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effectively design a public nutrition program, utilization of this concept in weight loss and maintenance must be taught. Energy In The consumer needs to know how to read food labels, healthy recipe substitutes, how to calculate ideal caloric intake to achieve one’s weight goal, what kinds of calories are best and ways to track consumption and progress. Healthyweightforum.org has a calorie calculator to calculate how many calories should be eaten daily to lose a certain amount of weight in a certain amount of time. This allows for realistic goals to be set; it doesn’t have participants immediately jump from their traditional 3000 calorie diet to 1200 overnight(Healthy Weight Forum, n.d). Additionally, introduce participants to My Plate. My Plate is sponsored by the USDA. It visually displays optimal portion percentages of the 5 food groups in a place setting, It helps participants understand what kinds of calories they should be consuming (USDA, 2015). The Mayo Clinic has a great substitution guide
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