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Session 7. Weight Loss

Aim: To equip participants with the skills to choose the vegan foods that promote weight loss.

Tools:

  • Attendance sheet
  • Chapter 7: Weight Loss from Nutrition Education Curriculum DVD
  • AV equipment to show DVD
  • Extension cord
  • Large writing surface and writing tool
  • Paper/pens for group members

Welcome and Introductions:

  • Pass around attendance sheet.
  • Ask participants (one by one) to discuss their successes and challenges of the past week.

Video:

DVD (9:43): “Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control” from A New Approach to Nutrition for Diabetes: Section A, Segment 3

Lecture and Discussion (15 minutes):

  • Compare calorie content per gram of fat (9 calories) and carbohydrate (4 calories).
  • Explain the benefits of a high-fiber diet. Fiber satisfies the appetite, so you stop eating earlier. Every 14 grams of fiber cuts 10 percent off calorie intake.
  • Importance of eating breakfast for promoting weight loss. (e.g., helps prevent binging later in the day)
  • Give examples of low-fat, vegan diet-friendly breakfast choices.

Practicum (15 minutes): Ask participants to complete Quick Fiber Check (Appendix 6) and discuss the results.

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CURRICULUM

Overview

Basic Principles

Encouraging Discussion

Session 1. Diabetes

Session 2. Overview of the Vegan Diet

Session 3. Vegan Diet Planning

Session 4. Replacing Meat

Session 5. Dairy Alternatives

Session 6. Dining Out

Session 7. Weight Loss

Session 8. Addictive Foods/Understanding Cravings

Session 9. Healthy Heart

Session 10. Glycemic Index

Session 11. Healthy Eating During Work and Travel

Session 12. Virtual Grocery Store Tour

Session 13. Breast Cancer

Session 14. Prostate Cancer

Session 15. Favoring Fiber

Session 16. Digestive Health

Session 17. Hypertension

Session 18. Cooking Demonstration (Optional)

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