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A nurse working in a bariatric clinic is preparing educational materials for a presentation to a group of clients who will be undergoing gastric bypass surgery. According to Healthy People 2020, the nurse should include which of the following guidelines to assist this patient population?

Explanation

•Healthy People 2020 provides guidelines for people to live a healthier lifestyle through better choices in physical activity, calorie intake, and types of calories consumed.

•The guidelines are sensitive to people dealing with obesity, but also makes it clear that consuming more calories than are burned with physical activity will cause weight gain. These guidelines stress the importance that for weight loss, physical activity must increase while calorie intake must decrease.

•Patients who are preparing for gastric bypass surgery must learn to adopt a new lifestyle for the surgery to be effective for long-term weight loss.

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