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My Treatment Strategies Help Nicky Reduce Weight And Improve Her Health Outcomes

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My treatment strategy to help Nicky reduce weight and improve her health outcomes will look at promoting her physical activity (PA), improve her dietary habits and change her behaviour towards PA and diet. Exercise/ PA: Lack of exercise contributes more to excessive weight gain than poor diet. An American study looking at the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data form 1994 to 2010 found that there was a significant increase in the number of women and men who had no time for physical activity. This increase was higher in women. The average Body Mass Index (BMI) had also increased at the same time although there was no significant increase in the average calorie intake (Ladabaum et al 2010). In 2012, the Institute…show more content…
She can try to break up her exercise sessions into two 15-minute or into three 10-minute blocks, if finding a spare 30 minutes for exercise daily is difficult. She can get outside and take a walk through the park with her family. She can try to incorporate physical activity into her daily life by getting off the bus or train one stop earlier and walk the rest of the way and taking the stairs instead of the lift (Drummond 2002). Diet: Katz and Miller (2014) analyzed the literature on different diets like the Low-carbohydrate, Low-fat/vegetarian/vegan, Low-glycaemic, Mediterranean, Mixed/balanced, Palaeolithic diets and found no evidence to suggest one of these diets is the best for health. They suggest reducing the quantity of food taken, with healthier food options, mostly plants and lean meat, with less refined sugars and processed food will be the best choice of weight loss for most of us. Advice on healthy diet can be in the form of one-to-one sessions where advice is offered on diet and lifestyle (Brown et al., 2007) when a flexible approach to reducing calorie intake should be used and individual food preferences should be considered (Clinical Knowledge Summaries, 2010). Practical tips for her include starting the day with breakfast, for example, eating a whole grain cereal, eating an egg for breakfast has been shown to promote weight loss without raising fat and cholesterol levels in the
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