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Mary is a 35-year-old female present in your office due to poor dentation and obesity. She has been basically living on mashed potatoes, juice, eggs, cheese, and meatloaf for the past 2 months due to her poor dentation. She only eats 2 meals a day because she dislikes breakfast. She has called the dentist, and made an appointment to go next week. She generally shops at the local discount grocery store that accepts the Electronic Benefit Transfer card. She has to feed herself and 3 children and receives only $800.00 per month from the supplemental food program.

She wants to know how she can eat well with this small amount of money and how the doctor can expect her to lose weight. Her height is 5'3" tall and weight is 158 pounds.

Based on the amount of money she receives to purchase food, create a 1 day menu (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for four people and indicate how much each meal would cost.
What diet (supplements can be included) and exercise recommendations would you have for her to lose weight on her limited food income and poor dentation?

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Meal plan for Mary who is trying to lose weight and her 3 children:
1 person
Breakfast: Price
Spicy breakfast burrito ( tortilla, scrambled egg, beans, and salsa) $2.12

1 cup orange juice $1.50
1 cup fat free milk $1.50

Lunch:

A "deli special" roast beef or chicken
sandwich on whole-grain bread
( with lettuce, sautéed mushrooms, mozzarella,
and yellow mustard) $4.00

Dinner:
Spinach lasagna with ricotta
And mozzarella cheese $4.00
½ cup steamed broccoli $1.00
1 cup fat free milk ...

Solution Summary

Mary is a 35-year-old female who wants to know how she can eat well with a small amount of money. This post gives recommendations.

$2.19
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Exercise: Works out Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 30 minutes on an elliptical machine
Breakfast: 3oz of turkey bologna, 1 oz. of cheese, 2 slices of whole wheat bread, and 1 cup of coffee with 2 tablespoons 1% milk
Lunch (if there is time): cheeseburger and large fries with 12 oz. of diet soda
Dinner: 6oz of meat, 2 cups of rice, 1 bowl of salad with 4 tablespoons of ranch dressing, ½ cup of mixed vegetables, water
Late night snack: 1 cup of coffee with 2 tablespoons 1% milk and 4 chocolate sandwich cookies
1. Describe how the body weight and composition of Brad has changed from when he was a teen to his current age.
2. What nutrient needs change as he ages? Focus on carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
3. What are two assessment tools you would use to determine Brad's nutritional status?
4. What dietary/supplement recommendations would you have for Brad to help him lose weight, reduce his blood pressure, reduce his total cholesterol, and reduce his blood sugars?
5. Since he has a family history of prostate cancer, what further recommendations would you provide to Brad in regards to his diet?

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