There are so many diets to choose from today. Patients are continuously coming to occupational and environmental health care providers with requests to provide counseling and consultation on which ones are the best to follow. These options must be evaluated based on areas such as ease of applicability, integration into the patient's current lifestyle, current medical conditions, social life, and culture, and how effective they have been shown in the long term. Most important, healthcare providers need to become familiar with the common popular diets and their risks and benefits , so they have a working knowledge of the current options that their patients may be considering when seeking assistance in choosing options and assistance when working on healthy lifestyle changes through occupational health centers and wellness programs.
Review some diet programs that are very popular today.
Compare and contrast the risks and benefits of the most popular diet programs including their short term and long term effects including nutrient content, weight loss, cardiovascular risk factors, and other possible health risks.
Discuss the two top rated programs that have the best outcomes and least health risks as supported by scientific based literature and randomized controlled trials (RCTs).