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Discuss Modules

The Discuss modules provide tools for building a long-term weight-management plan with patients that includes physical activity, healthy eating, and strategies for sustaining weight loss.

Discuss Modules

The Discuss modules provide tools for building a long-term weight-management plan with patients that includes physical activity, healthy eating, and strategies for sustaining weight loss.

These treatment modules are best viewed in desktop format, but to improve your viewing experience in mobile format, please watch these modules on the Rethink Obesity with Novo Nordisk YouTube Channel

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Dr. Robert Kushner and Dr. Michael Kaplan were compensated for their time spent consulting on the content of, and appearing in, these video series.

Managing Obesity with Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Managing Obesity With Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Robert F. Kushner, MD

Dr. Kushner examines 4 hypothetical cases of patients with obesity and identifies how to create a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs. He provides the rationale and answers questions about building each treatment plan.

1. Case 1: Simon A

2. Case 2: Denise B

3. Case 3: Sharon C

4. Case 4: Matthew D

Dr. Kushner examines four hypothetical cases of patients with obesity and identifies how to create a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs. He provides the rationale and answers questions about building each treatment plan.

Dr. Kushner examines 4 hypothetical cases of patients with obesity and identifies how to create a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs. He provides the rationale and answers questions about building each treatment plan.

1. Case 1: Simon A

2. Case 2: Denise B

3. Case 3: Sharon C

4. Case 4: Matthew D

Estimated time: 20 mins

Encouraging Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Encouraging Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Robert F. Kushner, MD

Health care professional–patient interactions that are motivated by the underlying strategies can ensure success. In this module, Dr. Kushner demonstrates how to take informative dietary, physical activity, and exercise histories in order to encourage the patient with obesity toward healthy eating and physical activity.

1. Diet history

2. Activity history

3. Diet analysis

4. Exercise analysis

5. Action steps

Health care professional-patient interactions that are motivated by the underlying strategies can ensure success. In this module, Dr. Kushner demonstrates how to take informative dietary, physical activity and exercise histories in order to encourage the patient with obesity towards healthy eating and physical activity.

Health care professional–patient interactions that are motivated by the underlying strategies can ensure success. In this module, Dr. Kushner demonstrates how to take informative dietary, physical activity, and exercise histories in order to encourage the patient with obesity toward healthy eating and physical activity.

1. Diet history

2. Activity history

3. Diet analysis

4. Exercise analysis

5. Action steps

Estimated time: 10-15 mins

Controlling Hunger With Healthy Eating

Controlling Hunger With Healthy Eating

Michael S. Kaplan, DO, ABOM

Building a healthy eating plan that promotes long-term, successful weight loss is essential. This module shows how understanding the patient’s lifestyle and working together toward healthier food choices can lay the groundwork for an effective obesity management plan.

1. Healthy eating to control hunger

2. Individualizing gradual lifestyle change with each patient

3. Portion size and calories consumed still matter

4. Food and calorie tracking for success in healthy eating

5. Ask the expert

6. Summary

7. References

Building a healthy eating plan that promotes long-term, successful weight loss is essential. This module shows how understanding the patient’s lifestyle and working together towards healthier food choices can lay the groundwork for an effective obesity management plan.

Building a healthy eating plan that promotes long-term, successful weight loss is essential. This module shows how understanding the patient’s lifestyle and working together toward healthier food choices can lay the groundwork for an effective obesity management plan.

1. Healthy eating to control hunger

2. Individualizing gradual lifestyle change with each patient

3. Portion size and calories consumed still matter

4. Food and calorie tracking for success in healthy eating

5. Ask the expert

6. Summary

7. References

Estimated time: 10-15 mins

Get Moving: Incorporating Physical Activity Into Daily Life

Get Moving: Incorporating Physical Activity Into Daily Life

Michael S. Kaplan, DO, ABOM

Lifestyle therapy includes creating a plan for physical activity that promotes sustainable, long-term weight loss. This module explores how to support patients and their incorporation of increased physical activity into their daily lives.

1. Physical activity regimens

2. Ask the expert

3. Increasing nonexercise and active leisure activity

4. Customizing activity to account for physical limitations

5. Thought question

6. Ask the expert

7. Weight management follow-up visits

8. Improving Participation through pairing with enjoyable activities

9. Ask the expert

10. Closing

11. References

Lifestyle therapy includes creating a plan for physical activity that promotes sustainable, long-term, weight loss. This module explores how to support patients and their incorporation of increased physical activity into their daily lives.

Lifestyle therapy includes creating a plan for physical activity that promotes sustainable, long-term weight loss. This module explores how to support patients and their incorporation of increased physical activity into their daily lives.

1. Physical activity regimens

2. Ask the expert

3. Increasing nonexercise and active leisure activity

4. Customizing activity to account for physical limitations

5. Thought question

6. Ask the expert

7. Weight management follow-up visits

8. Improving Participation through pairing with enjoyable activities

9. Ask the expert

10. Closing

11. References

Estimated time: 10-15 mins

External Cues and You: The Environmental Factors of Unplanned Eating

External Cues and You: The Environmental Factors of Unplanned Eating

Michael S. Kaplan, DO, ABOM

Creating a plan for stimulus control and mindful eating can lay the groundwork for an effective weight-management plan. In this module, Dr. Kaplan shows how to help support patients to build an effective plan that promotes long-term, successful weight loss.

1. Awareness of environmental cues and how they influence eating behavior

2. Changing eating habits

3. Ask the expert

4. Meal pre-preparing and pre-planning

5. Thought question

6. Eating out

7. Ask the expert

8. Closing

9. References

Creating a plan for stimulus control and mindful eating can lay the groundwork for an effective weight management plan. In this module, Dr. Kaplan shows how to help support patients to build an effective plan that promotes long-term, successful weight loss.

Creating a plan for stimulus control and mindful eating can lay the groundwork for an effective weight-management plan. In this module, Dr. Kaplan shows how to help support patients to build an effective plan that promotes long-term, successful weight loss.

1. Awareness of environmental cues and how they influence eating behavior

2. Changing eating habits

3. Ask the expert

4. Meal pre-preparing and pre-planning

5. Thought question

6. Eating out

7. Ask the expert

8. Closing

9. References

Estimated time: 10-15 mins

Lifestyle Changes That Increase Weight Loss Success

Lifestyle Changes That Increase Weight Loss Success

Michael S. Kaplan, DO, ABOM

Lifestyle therapy encompasses more than physical activity and healthy eating. This module is intended to help health care professionals and patients integrate lifestyle changes into a comprehensive obesity management program.

1. Lifestyle-modification program

2. Thought question

3. Ask the expert

4. Lifestyle discussions

5. Ask the expert

6. Closing

7. References

Lifestyle therapy encompasses more than physical activity and healthy eating. This module is intended to help health care professionals and patients integrate lifestyle changes into a comprehensive obesity management program.

Lifestyle therapy encompasses more than physical activity and healthy eating. This module is intended to help health care professionals and patients integrate lifestyle changes into a comprehensive obesity management program.

1. Lifestyle-modification program

2. Thought question

3. Ask the expert

4. Lifestyle discussions

5. Ask the expert

6. Closing

7. References

Estimated time: 10-15 mins

Addressing Weight Plateau

Addressing Weight Plateau

Robert F. Kushner, MD

In this module, Dr. Kushner demonstrates how to support a hypothetical patient whose weight has reached a plateau after one year of treatment. As the patient visit unfolds, Dr. Kushner assesses contributing factors to this weight plateau and discusses this common phenomenon with the patient.

1. Patient visit 1

2. Patient visit 2

In this module, Dr. Kushner demonstrates how to support a hypothetical patient whose weight has reached a plateau after one year of treatment. As the patient visit unfolds, Dr. Kushner assesses contributing factors to this weight plateau and discusses this common phenomenon with the patient.

In this module, Dr. Kushner demonstrates how to support a hypothetical patient whose weight has reached a plateau after one year of treatment. As the patient visit unfolds, Dr. Kushner assesses contributing factors to this weight plateau and discusses this common phenomenon with the patient.

1. Patient visit 1

2. Patient visit 2

Estimated time: 25 mins

Understanding Weight Regain: It's Not Your Fault

Understanding Weight Regain: It’s Not Your Fault

Michael S. Kaplan, DO, ABOM

Weight regain can be caused by multiple factors. This module explores the factors involved and is designed to help support communication with patients about sustaining weight loss in the long term.

1. Pathophysiologic adaptations that promote weight regain

2. Recognizing normal weight fluctuations

3. Ask the expert

4. Excess eating during holiday seasons

5. Compensation for occasional overindulgences

6. Approaches to mitigating weight regain

7. Thought question

8. Closing

9. References

Weight regain can be caused by multiple factors. This module explores the factors involved and is designed to help support communication with patients about sustaining weight loss in the long term.

Weight regain can be caused by multiple factors. This module explores the factors involved and is designed to help support communication with patients about sustaining weight loss in the long term.

1. Pathophysiologic adaptations that promote weight regain

2. Recognizing normal weight fluctuations

3. Ask the expert

4. Excess eating during holiday seasons

5. Compensation for occasional overindulgences

6. Approaches to mitigating weight regain

7. Thought question

8. Closing

9. References

Estimated time: 10-15 mins

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