Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007



Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

At which state of obesity treatment is a structured eating plan designed to create a caloric deficit?

  1. a. Stage 1
  2. b. Stage 2
  3. c. Stage 3
  4. d. Stage 4

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Individuals with body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or more are considered obese. Obesity is the leading cause of diseases later in life such as anxiety, hypertension, heart diseases, and many others. Therefore, it is necessary to manage obesity and follow a healthy lifestyle. Obesity management can be categorized into four stages based on the approach and intervention at each stage.


Reason for correct answer.

Option c. is given as “Stage 3”.

Stage 3 of obesity treatment comes after Stage 1 and Stage 2. During this stage, a detailed and structured physical activity and eating plan are designed with the aim of reducing the caloric intake of the individual and maintaining a caloric balance of the body. 

Hence, option c. is correct.

Reasons for incorrect answers.

Option a. is given as “Stage 1”. In Stage 1 of obesity treatment, basic nutrition and physical activity are recommended to all individuals to prevent diseases and promote good health, but no personalized eating and physical plan are recommended.

Hence, option a. is a wrong answer...

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