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Health Improvement Plan

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Health Improvement Plan-Diet Because my client Clover is in the obese category (found out when researching into her BMI), I have decided that it is very urgent for her to start to drop her bad habits of eating high cholesterol foods and start giving the more healthy options a chance, but at first I will have to explain and provide information for Clover which tells her why she must eat healthy foods and how they benefit her health. Fruit and vegetables It is very essential that my client cuts down on high cholesterol and salty food types such as chocolates and crisps, Clover rarely eats fruits or vegetables therefore I will introduce her to get into the habit of consuming five pieces of fruit or vegetables per day, this is Clover's absolute minimum target, as to gain a better lifestyle she will have to eat 5 A DAY, below I have explained to clover how fruits and vegetables will provide advantages for her. As a minimum amount we all should have at least 5 pieces of fruit or vegetables per day, this is essential for our bodies as fruits consist of many vitamins and minerals, most fruits will be rich in vitamin C, such as oranges, apples, pineapples etc. however they also contain large amounts of other vitamins such as A, B, E etc. Minerals which are found consist of important amounts of iron, calcium and magnesium. These foods are low in fat and sodium levels, they also provide a good amount of fibre, our bodies should contain of 33 % of fruits/veg. By eating these in a fair consistent amount it is very likely to benefit your health by reducing the risks of getting diseases such as heart disease, cancer and strokes. You can select fruits in variety, this is of key importance as it would make sure that you receive a stable balance of nutrients, it isn't just about eating one type of fruit or veg five times throughout the day, ...read more.

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Recipes It is significant that Clover has a variety of different nutrients in her diet, her diet must have a sufficient amount of the seven food groups within it. Once she starts to follow her new eating timetable she needs to know how to make healthy meals with the food she buys. Preparing healthy meals is very much different to making processed foods such as frying chips or even going out and buying the food ready made. It is important to know how you can keep in each individual food's nutrients, therefore you must prepare them in a way which would keep the loss of nutrients to a minimal percentage. To get Clover started to her new eating plan I have listed some interesting healthy meals she could prepare for herself, I have listed for her quick healthy meals which will take less time to make if she is busy etc. however I have put in a few meals which may take longer to prepare so that she can have a go at them to see if they are to her liking. Also I have listed healthy snack items for her as she may every now and then wish to pick up a bar of chocolate or packet of crisps, these healthier snack items will therefore replace the processed snacks. Quick healthy breakfasts Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: * 2 whole wheat bagels * 4 large free-range chicken eggs * 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, or any light vinegar * 1 large tomato, sliced * 1 bunch arugula * 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil * 2 medium cloves garlic, pressed * salt and black pepper to taste Directions: * Bring water and 1 tsp vinegar to a light boil in a shallow pan. Make sure there is enough water to cover eggs. * While water is coming to a boil, slice bagels in half and toast. ...read more.

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The group will provide Clover with a good source of support/encouragement with her new diet plan, they will encourage her to stick to the health improvement plan, and also do other activities as well as exercises which can help increase the affects of weight loss. this group is most of the time a very successful way in reducing weight, it has friendly members which would help Clover follow her target step by step in a convenient way, they will encourage Clover to follow the new diet plan for her health benefits, also the group will provide her with a good source of support with her new diet plan, assisting her in successfully sticking to the health improvement plan. Clover will be provided with her individual instructor who will keep track on her weight, and provide useful tips for her to be able to lose a significant amount of weight, this is a good way for Clover to measure her weight, and to be up to date with her progress, therefore she will be able to see how and what is working for her in reducing weight; also she will know how much effort she requires putting in towards the new diet plan. I am aware that Clover may feel ashamed in attending the meetings therefore I advise her to go on her first visit accompanied with a close friend being either Sam or Alex, or even with a family member (mother, sister). Hopefully if Clover follows this Health Improvement Plan as per my instructions then she will definitely improve her health and lose weight, however she has to stay motivated to the plan and avoid slacking half way through it. Clover should make efforts with the diet plan, exercising programmes and even the weight watchers support group. She must do what the daily plans list for her, that is the only way that she can make beneficial changes towards her health and lifestyle. ...read more.

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