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Weight Management and Obesity by Courtney Winston Paolicelli

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Chapter 8

Weight Loss Intervention: Basic Concepts for Nutrition Education

Without basic nutrition knowledge, an individual may struggle to effectively manage his weight. As such, it is imperative that key concepts be conveyed through basic nutrition education as part of a comprehensive weight management program. This chapter will explore some of these key concepts and will also provide examples on how these concepts can be incorporated into the program.

Empty Calorie Foods

In a comprehensive weight management program, one of the most basic concepts that should be conveyed during the first nutrition education session is the concept of empty calories and empty calorie foods. Empty calories are essentially the calories contributed by solid fats ...

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