Initiate weight management with lifestyle modification

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Managing Obesity with Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Module
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Estimated time: 20 mins

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.


Chapters

1. Case 1: Simon A

2. Case 2: Denise B

3. Case 3: Sharon C

4. Case 4: Matthew D

Encouraging Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Module
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Estimated time: 15 mins

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.

 

Chapters

1. Diet history

2. Activity history

3. Diet analysis

4. Exercise analysis

5. Action steps

Controlling Hunger With Healthy Eating Module
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Estimated time: 15 mins

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.


Chapters

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

Get Moving: Incorporating Physical Activity Into Daily Life Module
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Estimated time: 15 mins

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.


Chapters

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 Changes That Increase Weight Loss Success Module
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Estimated time: 15 mins

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.


Chapters

1. Lifestyle modification program

2. Thought question

3. Ask the expert

4. Lifestyle discussions

5. Ask the expert

6. Closing

7. References

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