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    • Introduction

    • Classification System to Determine Excess Body Weight

    • General Factors Contributing to Eating Behavior

    • Physiology of Energy Balance: Intake vs. Expenditure

    • Medical Complications Associated with Excess Body Weight

    • Obesity: The Psychosocial Perspective

    • Implementation of a Weight Management Program: The Lifestyle Change Approach

    • Assessing the Patient’s Motivational Readiness, Attitudes about Change, and Program Expectations

    • Choosing and Implementing a Plan Selecting a Weight Loss Plan

    • Strategies to Optimize Adherence and Success

    • Weight Loss Maintenance

    • Summary

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    • Recommended Resources

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    • Post-Test: Implementing a Weight Management Program for Outpatients

    • Program Evaluation