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Weight Management and Obesity by Courtney Winston Paolicelli

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Chapter 7

Weight Loss Intervention: Energy and Macronutrient Approaches to Calorie Reduction

Weight loss programs must focus on helping patients achieve negative energy balance, but in order to do achieve this imbalance, a number of approaches can be used. In this chapter, three common approaches to adult weight management will be described, and the benefits and challenges associated with each approach will be explored. The final section will focus on macronutrient recommendations for pediatric weight management.

Very Low Calorie Diets

The paradigm of energy balance suggests that as the caloric deficit increases, so does the amount of weight lost. Therefore, an extremely low caloric intake should facilitate a fairly rapid weight loss, and this ...

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