Nutrition and Diet Therapy
__________________, RD, LD
August 26, 2012
Interview: Kim Allman, my sister, lost 45 lbs. She has gained 5 back. She started her weight loss journey through the Leesburg Business Wellness Challenge where local businesses compete against each other to lose weight. She has maintained her weight loss of 40 pounds by working out. She hasn’t really made any dietary changes other than reduced portions at meal time and she uses less sodium in her diet now, also. She went from a size of 20 down to a 14. She has discarded her old size 20 clothing and found that this helps her to keep up with her program. Ways to lose weight:
1. Exercise is necessary for good health and weight loss.
2. Eating less is one method of starting to lose weight.
3. Eating smarter. Eat whole grain foods like whole wheat bread instead of white bread, brown rice instead of white, maybe have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast in the morning. Tiffany Tseng (2012) states there’s no need to cut carbohydrates from a diet plan. Eat whole grains. 4. Substitute different foods such as skim milk or low fat milk for regular milk. For long term weight loss make a plan and stick with it. One major reason that people don’t keep excess weight off is that they don’t stick with the diet and exercise routine. One needs to consider any foods they may have allergies to and pick a diet plan in accords with that. As far as exercise goes one should also consider their current state of health. For instance, some people can’t run or jog but they may be able to ride a bicycle or use a stair-stepper type exercise machine. Walking is another option, also. The ways to adjust diet and exercise are plentiful. So, adjust your healthy life style for you. Anthropometric Measurements
My measurements are as follows a 40 inch waist and 40.5 inch hips a) Calculations indicate 40 inches divided by 40.5 inches for a Hip Ratio of...