This text presents the basic principles of weight management and examines the role that nutrition and physical fitness play in weight control. The text includes detailed coverage of assessment techniques, behavioral and non-behavioral treatment approaches, and prevention strategies.
Covers dietary, exercise, and behavioral factors that play a role in the treatment and prevention of obesity and eating disorders. Part I describes causes of obesity and eating disorders and assessment methods used in weight management. Part II considers nutritional management issues, such as energy nutrients, micronutrients, energy metabolism, and regulation of eating and activity. Part III focuses on physical activity and exercise, and Part IV presents behavioral and nonbehavioral intervention strategies. Summerfield teaches nutrition and health at Marymount University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Liane M. Summerfield is a professor of health and nutrition and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She received her PhD in health education from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. She continues to teach whenever possible and oversees the University's undergraduate research center, freshman seminar program, and faculty development center.
PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO WEIGHT MANAGEMENT. 1. Overweight, Underweight, and Obesity. 2. Eating Disorders. 3. Assessment Approaches in Weight Management. PART II: NUTRITION FOR HEALTH, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT. 4. The Energy Nutrients. 5. Vitamins, Minerals, and Water. 6. Energy Metabolism. 7. Regulation of Eating Behavior and Body Weight. PART III: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR HEALTH AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT. 8. Exercise: The Basics. 9. Physical Activity, Health, and Weight Management. PART IV: APPROACHES TO WEIGHT MANAGEMENT. 10. Behavioral Approaches to Weight Management. 11. Non-Behavioral Approaches to Weight Management. 12. Prevention of Obesity and Eating Disorders. Appendixes. Index.