Weight Management : A Practitioner's Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-10-09
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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An increasingly wide range of patients of different age, ethnicity and social background often combined with other clinical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or osteoporosis now find themselves battling against obesity and many health professionals become frustrated, feeling ill-equipped to handle each unique case with the one-size-fits-all approach offered by the "eat less, exercise more" mantra. Weight Management: A Practitioner's Guide explains how effective evidence-based programmes structured in a manner addressing the key components of diet and physical activity integrated with a behavioural approach could offer the solution to the obesity epidemic. This exciting new book from renowned experts Dympna Pearson and Clare Grace provides practitioners and those studying to become dietitians and public health professionals with a much needed modern guide that clearly presents the latest evidence underpinning treatments and uses a step-wise approach to implementing programmes and building skills and confidence. Written with the express needs of dietitians, public health nutritionists and related health professionals at its core, this book will be a ready reference for those working in both acute and community settings throughout the different and demanding stages of the weight management process. * A practical guide to tackling weight management * Covers diet, excercise and behavioural therapy * Written for health professionals, by health professionals * Includes advice on continuity of care and handling group programmes

Author Biography

Dympna Pearson, Consultant Dietitian and Freelance Trainer, Leicestershire, UK
Clare Grace, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

Table of Contents

Attitudes to obesity
Why practitioners need to change
The evidence
What works?
Physical Activity
Its importance during the weight loss phase
Its importance during the weight maintenance phase
Key messages
How to support changes in levels of activity
What dietary messages
Where to start
A stepwise approach
A balanced diet
Estimating energy intake & requirements
A Behavioural Approach
The theory & principles
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Tools, strategies & techniques
A Practical Guide
Raising the issue
Exploring the options
The Assessment
Forming a joint agenda tailored to the individual
Goal setting & Change Plans
Follow Up
Frequency and duration of appointments
continuity of care
What to include
Group Programmes
Weight maintenance
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