Losing Weight with Minimal Effort

Losing Weight with Minimal Effort



 If you are on a mission to lose the weight you gained over the past year, you are not alone. The Covid weight gain is real. It has almost become the joke of 2020- gaining the Covid-15. It has now been over a year since the original lockdown in March of 2020. Looking in the mirror as you got ready for your first day back at the office may have been a struggle. Again, you are not the only one. Now more than ever, people are trying whatever diet they can to lose the most amount away in the shortest amount of time. 


Have you ever met someone who has completely transformed their body strictly through diet and no exercise? You almost feel obligated to ask them what the secret was to losing the weight so that you can try it for yourself. But what diet culture doesn’t emphasize enough is that every single body is different. What works for you might not work for someone else. The Keto Diet may have worked for your aunt, but that doesn’t mean it will work for you. Unfortunately, finding out what works for your body is going to require a lot of trial and error. Your body is a reflection of what you are putting into it. You literally ARE what you eat. 


Because there is no ‘one size fits all diet, how do you know where to start? The key to a successful health and fitness journey is to be consistent. There are a few fundamentals of health and fitness that indeed are one size fits all. These are small concepts that you can apply to your life today to start losing weight with minimal effort. 



Hold on; you can lose weight by sleeping? YES! The average person burns 500 calories in their sleep. Of course, this is an individual who is on a consistent 7–9-hour sleep schedule. Prioritizing your sleep may be the laziest way to aid in weight loss, but arguably the most crucial. Rest and recovery are just as important as the time you put in at the gym. 


Stop Restricting Yourself

 It is a struggle for most people to stick to a diet because the word diet is commonly associated with restriction. We, as humans, do not like to be told that we can’t have something. What if I told you that you can still indulge in your favorite comfort foods without holding you back from losing weight? The secret is just to eat less than you usually would. Instead of ordering a medium chocolate shake, order a small. You might be surprised just how much you were eating past satiety when you cut back on your consumption. 


Calories in Versus Calories Out

 The universal key to weight loss is calories in and calories out. This means that if you want to lose weight, you will need to burn more calories than you consume in a day. You can find out how many calories your body needs in a day to function by finding out your basal metabolic rate (BMR). To find out this number, simply by searching “BMR Calculator” in your search engine. The equation will be different for everyone based on activity level. You will need to know the following information before finding out your BMR: height, weight, gender, age, and activity level. 


 Losing weight does not have to be a complicated process. As long as you stay consistent with rest & recovery, mindful consumption, and burn more calories in a day than you consume, you will start seeing results. These will not be instant and dramatic results. However, as you begin to adapt to this healthier way of living, you will eventually realize the impact that these small changes will have on you and open up to the idea of pushing yourself to the next level on your fitness journey. 


Family, Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion

Family, Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion

  • Family Systems Theory
    • A change in any part of a family system affects all other parts of the family
  • Family Stress Theory
    • Stress is an inevitable part of family life and any event can be stressful on the family
  • Developmental Theory
    • Families develop and change over time in similar and consistent ways





Family Systems Theory

A change in any one part of a family system affects all other parts of the family system (circular causality).

Family systems are characterized by periods of rapid growth and change and periods of relative stability.

Both too little change and too much change are dysfunctional for the family system; therefore, a balance between morphogenesis (change) and morphostasis (no change) is necessary.

Family systems can initiate change, as well as react to it.

Applicable for family in normal everyday life, as well as for family dysfunction and pathology.

Useful for families of varying structure and various stages of life cycle.

More difficult to determine cause-and-effect relationships because of circular causality.

Mate selection, courtship processes, family communication, boundary maintenance, power and control within family, parent-child relationships, adolescent pregnancy and parenthood.

Pediatric Nursing Care

Pediatric Nursing Care

  • Family-centered care:
    • Recognize the family as a constant in the child’s life
    • Support the competence of the family
    • Address the needs of all family members
    • Enable and empower families
  • Key elements of Family-Centered Care
    • Incorporating into policy and practice the recognition that the family is the constant in a child’s life, whereas the service systems and support personnel within those systems fluctuate
    • Facilitating family-professional collaboration at all levels of hospital, home, and community care:
      • Care of an individual child
      • Program development, implementation, and evaluation
      • Policy formation
    • Exchanging complete and unbiased information between family members and professionals in a supportive manner at all times
    • Incorporating into policy and practice the recognition and honoring of cultural diversity, strengths, and individuality within and across all families, including ethnic, racial, spiritual, social, economic, educational, and geographic diversity
    • Recognizing and respecting different methods of coping and implementing comprehensive policies and programs that provide developmental, educational, emotional, environmental, and financial support to meet the diverse needs of families
    • Encouraging and facilitating family-to-family support and networking
    • Ensuring that home, hospital, and community service and support systems for children needing specialized health and developmental care and their families are flexible, accessible, and comprehensive in responding to diverse family-identified needs
    • Appreciating families as families and children as children, recognizing that they possess a wide range of strengths, concerns, emotions, and aspirations beyond their need for specialized health and developmental services and support
  • Empowerment describes the interaction of professionals with families in such a way that families maintain or acquire a sense of control over their family lives and acknowledge positive changes that result from helping behaviors that foster their own strengths, abilities, and actions.