When someone is overweight and is motivated to lose weight, there are safe and effective methods to lose pounds and to maintain weight loss. An LSU AgCenter and Pennington Biomedical Research Center Nutrition Series.
In carefully selected patients, appropriate drug or surgical treatment can augment low-calorie diet, physical activity and behavior therapy in weight loss. Weight loss drugs have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for both short- and long-term use. Types of medicines and surgery treatments are discussed. (PDF Format Only)
Exercise can build lean bodymass, which burns more calories than fat. Guidelines on physical activity and a beginner's walking program are included. (PDF Format Only)
An exchange diet breaks food down into six categories: starch/bread, meat, vegetables, fruit, milk and fat. The exchange diet was created by the American Dietetic Association and the American Diabetes Association as a treatment of diabetes and other chronic diseases. It also works well for use in weight management. An example 1,800-calorie daily exchange diet is included. (PDF Format Only)
Behavior change is one of the most widely used strategies for helping people lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and it is a key component to any weight loss approach. Use these tools to reach your goals. (PDF Format Only)
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