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Six Factors to Fit: Weight Loss that Works for You!
Book by Robert F. Kushner, MD and Nancy Kushner, MSN, RN with Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN
Study Guide by Michel D. Harris, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN

T347
24 CPEUs
HARD COPY
$199.95

Book (313 pgs) and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form (24 pgs).
This CPE program presents the latest breakthroughs in the changing fields of lifestyle medicine, nutrition, exercise science, psychology, biology, and behavior change and tailors them to your patient’s/client’s personal factors to support their success in losing weight and keeping it off. More specifically you will discover how to:

  • Interpret the results of the Six Factor Quiz and develop an individualized weight loss plan;
  • Assist clients in using an ABC Food-Mood Behavior-Change Diary to identify emotions that trigger eating;
  • Apply the FITTE method when assisting clients who are developing exercise programs;
  • Identify the types of cognitive distortions and communicate alternative self-helping thoughts to clients;
  • Formulate individualized plans to practice moderation and flexibility with healthy behavior and weight loss goals;
  • Apply the core behaviors for keeping weight off when counseling clients on weight maintenance.

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T347F

24 CPEUs
REPORTING FORM

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Six Factors to Fit: Weight Loss that Works for You!
Book by Robert F. Kushner, MD and Nancy Kushner, MSN, RN with Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN
Study Guide by Michel D. Harris, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN

©2020 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. All rights reserved for the book and ALL portions of this self-directed accredited learning program. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission from the author, except for brief excerpts, is prohibited.

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OVERVIEW AND INSTRUCTIONS

Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE program for Six Factors to Fit. The program consists of a book of the same title by Robert F. Kushner and Nancy Kushner and this study guide. This CPE program is designed to help you discover and apply the six personality factors that are major barriers to successful behavior change. It is also designed to help you earn 24 Level 2, Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).
To get the most out of this CPE program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:

  • Review the objectives of this study guide.
  • Read and study the book.
  • Assess what you have learned by answering the self-assessment questions in this study guide.
  • Compare your answers to the answer key, which you will find at the end of the study guide. If you scored at least 80% (40 questions) correct, you have completed the program and are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REPORTING FORM in front of this study guide. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read the appropriate sections of the book and re-test yourself until you score at least 80% (40 questions) correct.

After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and the MANDATORY Critical Thinking Evaluation Tool (CTT) which per CDR must be completed by all credentialed practitioners and:
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this CPE program you will be better able to:

  • Interpret the results of the Six Factor Quiz and develop an individualized weight loss plan;
  • Identify the characteristics that correspond with each of the six personality factors;
  • Suggest how to use repetition, planning, and accountability to develop healthier behaviors;
  • Calculate the recommended daily calorie intake for weight loss;
  • Assist clients in finding coping methods that lead to weight loss and behavior change;
  • Communicate health benefits of adequate sleep, and recommended hours per night;
  • Assist clients in using an ABC Food-Mood Behavior-Change Diary to identify emotions that trigger eating;
  • Apply the FITTE method when assisting clients who are developing exercise programs;
  • Pinpoint potential areas of difficulty in meeting nutritional needs, along with solutions for vegetarian and near-vegetarian clients;
  • Calculate maximal heart rate during exercise for clients;
  • Suggest various approaches to achieve recommended weekly amounts of moderate-intensity physical activity and muscle-strengthening exercises;
  • Apply knowledge about the functions and interactions of vitamins to identify potential deficiencies in vegetarian diets;
  • Identify the types of cognitive distortions and communicate alternative self-helping thoughts to clients;
  • Compare and contrast characteristics of body dissatisfaction and body distress;
  • Assist clients in improving self-esteem;
  • Formulate individualized plans to practice moderation and flexibility with healthy behavior and weight loss goals;
  • Assist clients in using the 25:25:50 Plate Proportions and progressive meal planning to develop individualized meal plans;
  • Suggest appropriate foods to use as snacks and treats;
  • Apply the core behaviors for keeping weight off when counseling clients on weight maintenance;
  • Evaluate client situations and make appropriate referrals to other health professionals.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
PART I: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM
CHAPTER 1: Be Empowered!
CHAPTER 2: Find Your Factors
CHAPTER 3: Foundations of Healthy Living
PART II: YOUR TARGETED TREATMENT PLAN
CHAPTER 4: Convenient
CHAPTER 5: Fast Pacer
CHAPTER 6: Easily Enticed Eater
CHAPTER 7: Exercise Struggler
CHAPTER 8: Self-Critic
CHAPTER 9: All-or-Nothing
PART Ill: YOUR SUCCESSFUL LIFELONG JOURNEY
CHAPTER 10: Build Your Own Healthy-Eating Meal Plan
CHAPTER 11: Keeping Weight Off
CHAPTER 12: Getting More Help
APPENDIXES
APPENDIX A: References
APPENDIX B: Additional Resources
APPENDIX C: Six Factor Quiz Online

ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Robert F. Kushner, MD has a long career as one of the most highly respected weight management experts in the world. He is the author (or editor) of 12 books, 58 book chapters and nearly 200 scientific articles on overweight, obesity and nutrition.
Nancy Kushner, MSN, RN is a nurse practitioner and health writer.
Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist who helps clients lose weight and supercharge their health. She is author of two award-winning books: The Flexitarian Diet and The Superfood Swap.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF THE STUDY GUIDE

Michel D. Harris, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE is a lecturer in the nutrition department at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She also works as a per diem inpatient clinical dietitian at Swedish Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
Michel earned a BS and MS at Benedictine University, completed her dietetic internship at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, and is currently working on her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition through the University of North Florida’s program. During her 20-year career, she has worked in a variety of clinical, community, outpatient, and food service facilities. She is the past owner of a private practice that specialized in counseling clients with eating disorders. In her current role as a lecturer, she enjoys advising students and developing innovative methods to apply nutrition knowledge. She resides with her son and husband in the Uptown community of Chicago and considers New Orleans as her second home. When she has spare time, crafting, cooking, visiting parks, and traveling with her family are a few of the activities she enjoys.

ABOUT THE EDITOR OF THE STUDY GUIDE

Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc., a company that has provided high-quality CPE programs to nutrition and dietetics practitioners since 1990.
Dr. Rinke earned a BS at Drexel University, an MS at Iowa State University, a PhD in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin and interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He completed a CPE item writing workshop sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Dr. Rinke is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology at the University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member of the School of Continuing Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.
He has served as past president of the District of Columbia (DC) Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the Award for Excellence in the Practice of Management, the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award, and the Outstanding Service Award, in addition to delivering the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.
Dr. Rinke has served in numerous leadership roles at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Chair of the Scholarship Committee for Dietitians in Business and Communications; Chair of the Communication Committee, Honors Committee, and Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force for the Commission on Dietetic Registration; Chair of the Area Coordinating Committee and Chair for the Code of Ethics; Member of the Resource for Education Programs Committee; Member of the House of Delegates; and Member of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Rinke is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE self-study programs, and several popular books including Make It a Winning Life: Success Strategies for Life, Love and Business; Winning Management: 6 Fail-Safe Strategies for Building High-Performance Organizations; and Don’t Oil the Squeaky Wheel and 19 Other Contrarian Ways to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness.
His popular CPE programs available at www.easyCPEcredits.com include:

  • Beat the Blues: How to Manage Stress and Balance Your Life
  • Win-Win Negotiation: Fail-Safe Strategies to Help You Get More of What You Want
  • Time Management: How to Stretch the Time Rubber Band
  • Knock ‘em Alive Presentation Skills: How to Make an Effective Presentation for 1 to 1,000
  • The Power of Communication: How to Increase Your Personal and Professional Effectiveness
  • Manage Electronic and Traditional Meetings and Correspondence More Effectively
  • Delegation and Coaching: High Impact Strategies for Doing More with Less
  • Don’t Oil the Squeaky Wheel and 19 Other Contrarian Ways to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness
  • High Impact Strategies for Achieving Peak Team Performance
  • Develop a Positive Attitude: Live a Healthier and More Productive Life
  • Goals—Your Road Map to Success
  • Manage Your Energy: Get More Done and Have More Fun

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Special thanks to the following individuals for their careful review of this CPE program.

Mindy Lee, MPH, RDN
Graduate Research Assistant, Nutrition Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Urbana, IL

Emily Radlowski, PhD, RDN, LDN
Assistant Professor, Nutrition Sciences
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
Dominican University
River Forest, IL

Leila Shinn, MS, RDN
Predoctoral Fellow
Division of Nutritional Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

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