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### Unit 3 losing 1 pound

1. 1. UNIT 3 The One Pound! Slide Show Instructions
2. 2. PURPOSE <ul><li>To put the “one pound” into perspective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How easy it is to gain? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How hard it is to lose? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3500 calories = 1 pound </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To lose 1 lb, either expend calories through physical activity, or reduce caloric intake in diet. </li></ul></ul>
3. 3. AUDIENCE <ul><li>Young moms </li></ul><ul><li>Between the ages of 25 - 35 </li></ul><ul><li>After having a baby, most young moms long to have their pre-baby body back. They are anxious to lose their ‘baby fat’ so they can feel attractive and fit. </li></ul><ul><li>They are seeking helpful tips on how to lose weight the ‘healthy-way’ </li></ul>
4. 4. SLIDE 1 <ul><li>Create a frame of reference for the pound – most people often do not grasp the measure of 1 pound in tangible terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Compare one pound (or 3500 calories) to something tangible – object or item. </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE: DO NOT use money (like how many pennies or quarters equal a pound), paper clips or buttons as examples. And DO NOT use FOOD, such as, “2956 Skittles equals 1 pound” These examples are overused - Creativity will earn you points! </li></ul>
5. 5. What is ONE POUND , exactly? Photo credits: huladancer 1135 brick LEGO® pieces = 1lb
6. 6. Now… <ul><li>Figure out what types of physical activity one would have to do to LOSE one pound. </li></ul><ul><li>First go to http://healthstatus.com and on the left hand column click “Calculators” – scroll down to find the calculator for “LOSE ONE POUND”. </li></ul><ul><li>Base calculations for audience age and their average weight between 135 – 160lbs </li></ul><ul><li>A list of activities and corresponding minutes should show up. </li></ul>
7. 7. SLIDE 2 <ul><li>Pick one outdoor activity </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your audience how long she would have to do this indoor activity in order to lose 1 pound </li></ul><ul><li>Include age/weight i.e. “A XX-year-old woman with a weight of XXXlbs would have to… (insert outdoor activity) </li></ul>
8. 8. SLIDE 3 <ul><li>Pick one indoor activity (for SLIDE 3) </li></ul><ul><li>Just like SLIDE 2 –Tell your audience how long she would have to do this indoor activity in order to lose 1 pound </li></ul><ul><li>You do not have to include age/weight again… simply add the word “OR” to make the transition between SLIDE 2 & 3 smoothly. </li></ul><ul><li>See the SLIDE 2 & 3 example that follows… </li></ul>
9. 9. Photo credits: Evan Agee and The Adventures of Kristin & Adam Rake the leaves in her backyard for about 897 minutes! To lose ONE POUND , a 32yr-old woman weighing 143lbs would have to…
10. 10. Photo Credit: Ryan Opaz OR… Paint the house for 644 minutes!
11. 11. SLIDE 4 <ul><li>Sometimes modifying a diet is easier than increasing physical activity. </li></ul><ul><li>In SLIDE 4 - tell us what you would have to eat or drink LESS of to reduce our caloric intake by 3500 calories per week . </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE: DO NOT use beer or cola or hamburgers for your examples. Once again, these foods have been OVERUSED . </li></ul>
12. 12. Photo credits: Steve Wampler She could also drink 19.4 LESS bottles of Orange Crush Soda per week.
13. 13. SLIDE 5 <ul><li>Come up with some concluding remark that signifies that losing 3500 calories a week is simply a matter of reducing 500 calories per day – be it through physical activity, diet or a combination of both. </li></ul><ul><li>Find a way to say it more eloquently, creatively than my statement above.  </li></ul>