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Weight Reduction Specialist Job Description

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Position Summary:

1) Assists clients in devising and carrying out weight-loss plan, using established dietary programs positive reinforcement procedures.

2) Interviews client to obtain information on weight development history, eating habits, medical restrictions and nutritional objectives.

3) Weighs measures client, using measuring instruments and enters data on client record.

4) Discusses eating habits with client to identify dispensable food items and to encourage increased consumption of high nutrition, low calorie food items, or selects established diet program which matches client goals restrictions.

5) Explains program procedures which should be followed to lose desired amount of weight, and answers client questions.

6) Reviews client food diary at regular intervals to identify eating habits which do not coincide with established or agreed upon dietary program, and reviews weight loss statistics to define progress.

7) Counsels client to promote established goals to reinforce positive results.

8) May photograph client during therapy to provide visual record of progress.

9) May conduct aversion therapy, utilizing electric shock, rancid odors, and other physical or visual stimuli to promote negative association with food designated for elimination from diet.

10) May conduct positive conditioning therapy sessions, utilizing physical visual stimuli to promote positive association with foods designated for increase in diet.

11) May give client weight-loss aids, like calorie counters, or sell nutritional products to be used in conjunction with diet program..

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