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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-34

Dietary approach to manage obese patient

1 Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
2 General Directorate of Health Affairs in Aseer Region, Department of Public Health, Family Medicine Training Program, Abha City, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdullah M Algarni
Family Medicine Training Program, 4076 - Al Muruj, Unit No. 3, Abha 62527-7638
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjo.sjo_8_17

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Obesity is a common, major health problem. The trend of obesity incidence and prevalence in Saudi Arabia is alarming. Thoughts and behaviors are major risk factors for specifically obesity and overall health status. Hence, the lifestyle modification (dietary, physical activity, and other behavioral measures) is considered the first-line treatment in obese patient. Changing thoughts and behaviors are feasible function of primary care physician, although not easy at all time. The objective of this paper is to discuss the dietary management of obese patients using illustrated case scenario approach.

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