Read the below case study and answer the questions: Sonda and her fiancé Marco a
Read the below case study and answer the questions: Sonda and her fiancé Marco are planning a spring wedding in Spain. Excited to start their life as a married couple, they want to lose weight before their wedding and begin their married life as healthy as possible. A review of Sonda and Marco’s health history and recent physical exams reveals that at 162 lb, Sonda is considered overweight; Marco falls in the mildly obese category at 241 lb. Sonda and Marco also report that they believe their weight contributes to their difficulty sleeping, indicating that they are only able to sleep 4-6 hours per night. The couple has 11 months to reach their ideal weight. Both Sonda and Marco report that they have always been “heavy” and, despite previous attempts, they had not been successful in losing weight. They attribute this to growing up in overweight/obese families and are very frank that neither of them has ever really tried to maintain their weight after having some weight loss. How might Sonda and Marco’s sleep habits affect their weight loss success? As it is evident that the couple requires help to understand the process of weight loss, how would you focus on dietary change education? What helpful recommendations would you provide Sondra and Marco to assist in their success?

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