Eating Plan Options

Understanding your patients and their unique perspectives, experiences, and feelings about their current eating is essential. As you plan with your patient, be sure to discuss common challenges patients face when initiating a healthy eating plan. Consider how this will function will also affect the people they do the eating with, incorporating the general guidelines (i.e. decrease sugary drinks, portion size, and meal time routines…) to help guide this part of the discussion.

A resource list of healthy eating plans and their effectiveness can be found here. This resource is designed for providers to help understand the science associated with various dietary strategies.

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Additional Dieting Information


Research demonstrates that restorative sleep is integral for facilitating weight loss.

People who sleep 7-9 hrs per night are the most likely to be successful with weight loss2

Additional Sleep Resources

Sleep Duration/Quality information can be found below

Clinical Sleep Disturbances with an emphasis on OSA can be found below

Physical Activity

Physical activity on its own does not typically result in weight loss. Patients should be made aware, as the lack of expected loss from activity can be de-motivating. Physical activity and reducing sedentary behavior are important for overall patient health and well-being and preventing weight regain after loss.  

2. Li, Qing. "The association between sleep duration and excess body weight of the American adult population: a cross-sectional study of the national health and nutrition examination survey 2015–2016." BMC Public Health 21, no. 1 (2021): 1-9.