Lesson 2 Case Study
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This is Tyler's freshman year in college, and he has been earning good grades and performing well in his part-time job. However, Tyler's eating habits have been poor, and he has gained a few pounds. His expanded waistline is making his trousers fit pretty tightly. His daily routine holds clues to his recent weight gain.
Tyler begins each morning about 9:00 a.m. when he hurriedly dresses and rushes to class without eating breakfast. He does however drink a 20-oz. cola each morning for caffeine and sugar energy. All day he sits in classes or studies in the library. About four in the afternoon Tyler takes a break for some food, and he usually heads to the food court and gets a large order of chicken wings with extra spicy hot sauce. He doesn't have much time though, so he rushes through the meal, drinks another large cola, and is off to work. Tyler has a job as a waiter in a popular campus restaurant.
When the restaurant closes, Tyler heads home in his car. He usually stops to get some dinner, even though it is 11:30 p.m. He typically picks up a large pepperoni pizza that he consumes in one sitting. Sometimes, he follows the pizza with handfuls of cookies that he eats while lying down on the couch and watching late night television. Lately, he finds it difficult to fall asleep though. Tyler has been experiencing heartburn and acid reflux at night. His stomach makes some atrocious noises, and he's been feeling bloated. Tyler has tried getting up and taking antacids, but he still suffers indigestion. Recently, a friend, who has noticed Tyler's odd stomach noises and hiccupping through class, suggested Tyler do something about his diet. At first he ignored the advice, but now his stomach pains are getting so bad he is willing to try anything.
After another painful night's sleep, Tyler wakes up early, goes to the bakery, and buys two bran muffins for breakfast,...