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QOD 52: Calorie Counting for Weight Loss (GI/GU/Basic Care and Comfort)

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A physician has ordered calorie counts for a patient who needs to lose weight. Which best describes how the nurse would instruct the client in this process?


B. “This method teaches you common amounts of calories in foods and you keep track of what you eat every day.”


Calorie counting is a method of weight loss that involves teaching a patient about calorie amounts in many foods and helping him keep track of how many calories he takes in every day. The patient may have a set amount of calories to meet as a daily goal. The nurse can teach the patient that this method of eating can help with weight loss but it is not an individualized plan just for the patient.

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Date Published - Mar 22, 2016
Date Modified - Jun 25, 2018