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Table 1 Nutritional program

From: The effects of exercise training in a weight loss lifestyle intervention on asthma control, quality of life and psychosocial symptoms in adult obese asthmatics: protocol of a randomized controlled trial

No. session Activities
1 Presentation of the group and the nutritional program
The measurement and recording of body weights, concepts of BMI/obesity range
A balanced food pyramid and how to complete the 24 hour food intake dairy
2 The measurement and recording of body weight
Individualized calorie goals with dietary suggestions
Daily food routine and portion sizes
3 The measurement and recording of body weight
The role of carbohydrates, proteins and fats in a diet
Choices of low-energy and nutrient-dense meals and snacks
4 The measurement and recording of body weight
The role of vitamins and minerals
The ideal amount of nutrient intake to lose weight and stay healthy
5 The measurement and recording of body weight
Healthy food preparation techniques and proposals for healthy meals
The risk of diabetes and hypertension associated with obesity (comorbidities)
6 The measurement and recording of body weight
“Virtual restaurant” and how to read a food nutrition labels
Careful selection of restaurants and the finalization of the nutrition program
  1. BMI body mass index, No. number of session. The nutritional program will be performed every 15 days over 3 months for a total of 6 sessions of 60 min each