Universal Journal of Public Health Vol. 9(2), pp. 51 - 56
DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2021.090203
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Health Management Model: A Case Study for Success


Prosper M. Bernard *
Department of Management, University of Qu├ębec in Montreal, QC, Canada

ABSTRACT

Obesity is an important health issue in the current day and age. As it has been reported by many studies on the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals with excess weight and people with poor health are at a higher risk for COVID-19 severity. The purpose of this research is to give a model for losing weight by selecting a plant-based diet and by the progress measuring every day. The methodology is a case study with observations over three years. A case study is used to analyze the model and to teach in many disciplines in universities such as medicine, management, chiropractic, dentistry, psychology. Based on the findings of prior empirical studies, the subject made dietary and behavioral changes and was able to lose 45 kg (95 pounds) in approximately 18 months and maintain the proper weight for two years. The main conclusion is that by following this model including nutrition changes and regular measuring, people can reduce their weight to the normal level and keep it for a long period, hopefully, for the rest of life. This study shows how to change to plant-based food, avoid processed food, and measure the progress every day to adjust the behavior. Furthermore, the study shows that it is not a special diet but a long-term lifestyle. This study has limitations because a case study is not the same as a study with a randomized large sample. However, it contributes to the field of nutrition by showing that with a plant-based diet and a minor behavioral change, one can greatly improve his or her health by staying at a normal weight. This type of nutrition has a major social impact especially at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic because it affects particularly people in poor health conditions.

KEYWORDS
Obesity, Weight Loss, Behavior, Diet, Nutrition, Case Study

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Prosper M. Bernard , "Health Management Model: A Case Study for Success," Universal Journal of Public Health, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 51 - 56, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2021.090203.

(b). APA Format:
Prosper M. Bernard (2021). Health Management Model: A Case Study for Success. Universal Journal of Public Health, 9(2), 51 - 56. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2021.090203.