You are a dietician. You are a friend of Mitch’s family and have
been asked to help develop a nutrition and exercise plan for Mitch.
Mitch is a 67 year old male that has been gaining weight over the last
three years. He is 5’11’ and weighed 165 lbs three years ago. He has put
on 35 pounds. Mitch has lived alone for 3 years now. Three years ago,
he used to take walks with friends, regardless of the weather. He also
bowled once a week and played shuffleboard twice a week. He used to go
to the recreation center every Saturday and swim for an hour. Mitch has
quit all of these activities and doesn’t like to be told he needs to be
more active. Mitch is also a smoker and likes to drink alcohol. He has
smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years. He also doesn’t miss a
meal and eats more now that he doesn’t exercise. His favorite foods
include hamburgers, meatloaf and breads. He normally has a piece of
fruit with breakfast and some form of potato during the day. Mitch’s
mother lived until she was 92 and her death was attributed to old age.
His dad died at 71 and had a history of diabetes.