Weight Management Case Study : Susie Essay

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Weight Management Case Study

Susie is a 51-year-old female. She is 5’5” and weighs 202 pounds. Susie has always struggled with her weight and has tried several fad diets over the years only to end up gaining more weight in the end. She recently had a doctor’s visit, at which she was told she is hypertensive with elevated LDL levels. The doctor prompted her to improve her health through diet and exercise. Susie is frustrated and does not understand why she cannot lose weight. She drives an hour to work both ways and has a desk job. In her free time, she enjoys knitting and cooking. A quick 24-hour recall reveals the following pattern of intake:
6:15 A – Wake up
7:15 A – While driving to work, a large coffee with heavy cream
10:00 A – Diet soda
12:30 P – Soup from the office cafeteria, pretzels, iced tea and a cookie
7:30 P – Homemade dinner varies – willing to try new foods
11:00 P – Glass of milk and cookies/cakes/pies – depending on what’s available

1. Calculate Susie’s BMI (show your work). What is her BMI Classification?

The BMI (Body Mass Index) formula determines an individual’s body fat based on height and weight in terms of kilos/kilograms and meters. The categories or classifications are as follows: Underweight = 18.5, Normal Weight = 18.5–24.9, Overweight = 25–29.9, Obesity = 30 or greater (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute). The formulaic equation is: BMI = xKg/yM or number of kilograms divided by meters. Susie weighs 202 pounds (91.6 kilograms)…

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