For this assignment, you will answer questions about a patient named Emily Johnson, a patient who has turned to a fad diet for weight loss. Using Chapter 15 in your textbook, you will identify the patient’s nutrient needs and formulate a plan to help her lose weight safely. Please refer to the Grading section of this document for the distribution of these points. You will also find Writing Guidelines at the end of this document that will assist you in meeting the expectations for writing your care plan.
This assignment is intended to explore basic nutritional principles such as energy requirements, sources, and uses. Additionally, you will formulate nutritional assessments and describe nutritional requirements corresponding to stages in the life span. You will also examine how effective nutritional counseling is contingent upon collaboration, organization, and concurrence among the members of the healthcare team.
Perform the following tasks:
• Complete the reading assignment and the interactive lecture before attempting this assignment.
• Please review the following case study:
Emily Johnson is a 38-year-old mother of 2 who presents to her primary care physician’s office with rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, dizziness, and fatigue. During the initial intake, Emily states that she began the Military Diet after her being disappointed by her weight at her last doctor’s appointment. She weighed 196 pounds (height 5’4”) at her appointment and since starting the diet last week she now weighs 188 pounds. She has been following the “Military Diet” which consists of half a grapefruit and black coffee for breakfast, 1 slice of toast, ½ cup tuna with coffee for lunch, 3 ounces of grilled chicken, ½ apple, and 1 cup of green beans with tea for dinner. She has been following this eating pattern for 7 days. She reports that she is not exercising, and prior to this latest diet, she was eating on the go most meals, frequently dining out, or driving through fast food restaurants. Her doctor determines that she is severely dehydrated, and recommends that she see you create a healthy, safe, weight loss program.