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Judith E. Brown
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Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Adam is 5′11″ tall and weighs 190 pounds. He is a single father with two teenage sons. The commute to and from his software development job takes about 90 minutes. He likes his coworkers and the work environment and is happy that his workplace provides a cafeteria so he doesn’t have to bring a lunch. He believes it is important for the family to have a “hot meal” every night, but he mostly relies on frozen entrees or take-out to accomplish this. Frequently, the evening meal is from the drive-through window of a fast food restaurant on the way to his sons’ sport events. Adam is an avid football and basketball fan and spends many hours watching televised games. In his spare time, he is restoring an old car with his sons.

Intervention

What dietary prescription would you have for Adam? What goal would you recommend? Hint: Calculate a calorie intake level and estimate the number of weeks it would take for Adam to reach a healthy weight.

Summary Introduction

To determine: A dietary prescription for Person A.

Introduction: Weight is an important factor in determining the overall health of an individual. Excessive weight is usually a major cause of serious medical problems such as the increased risk of heart diseases, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and certain cancers. Therefore, it is essential to maintain a healthy weight in order to eliminate the development of these risks later in life.

Explanation

Person A is a single father with two teenage sons. He has a software development job, for which he travels 90 minutes daily. He likes his workplace and colleagues. He is 511 tall with a weight of 190 pounds. He is a football and basketball enthusiast, and watches games on the television. His sons actively participate in sports events. He repairs an old car with his sons in his spare time. He does not carry lunch to his office as it has a cafeteria. Though he believes that a “hot meal” is required to meet the nutritional demands, he relies on frozen entrees or take-out and the evening meal is mostly from a fast food restaurant.

According to the data provided, the height of Person A is 511 and his weight is 190 lb.

Therefore, the height of Person A in meters is as follows:

1 foot (1)= 0.31 meter1 inch (1) = 0.025 meter511= 5×0.31 + 11×0.025 1.8 meter

The weight of Person A in kg is as follows:

1 pound (lb)= 0.45 kg190 lb= 190×0.45=85

Summary Introduction

To recommend: A goal for Person A to reach a healthy weight.

Introduction:Excess body weight is a major cause of serious medical conditions such as the increased risk of heart diseases, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and certain cancers. Therefore, it is essential to maintain a healthy weight in order to eliminate the development of these risks later in life.

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