# Health Lesson: CALORIES COUNT - How Cutting Calories Leads to Weight Loss FREE!

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Health Lesson-★★★★How Cutting Calories Leads to Weight Loss - FREE!!

After this 2-Day interactive lesson, your students will really understand the concept of calories-and the lessons are fun too!

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NEWLY UPDATED in 2018!!

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★This FREE lesson is taken from the #1 best-selling Nutrition Unit on the whole TeachersPayTeachers website, and it's also included in my Full Semester/Year High School Health Curriculum, and my Middle/Junior High School Health Curriculum which are both #1 Best-Selling Health Curriculums on TPT!

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★Food labels are included!

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★This is a great way for students to see that cutting 500 calories can be a realistic way to lose weight (some students will realize that Joe could just eat half the box of Mac n' Cheese he's having for a snack and that would equal 500 calories and that is a realistic adjustment in life!).

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★Included in this lesson:

-26 pages of step-by-step teacher directions

-"Calories Count Worksheet"

-Joe's Calories Worksheet"

-"Average Calories Handout"

-"Gaining Muscle Weight Brochure"

-105 POWERPOINT SLIDES IN 3 PRESENTATIONS:

1) Main "Calories Count" PowerPoint

2) CDC's "Obesity by State" Slideshow

3) "Portion Distortion"-Changing Serving Sizes Over the Years!

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DAY 1:

-An introduction of obesity in the U.S. and slideshow

-Reasons many Americans are overweight

-"Portion Distortion" slideshow

-An explanation of calories

-Students take notes on the "Calories Count Worksheet"

-Negative aspects of dieting

-The role of family genetics

-The difference good food choices can make

-The importance of exercise

-That a diet should be a diet for life!

-The formula to figure out how many calories students should eat

-Students working to figure how many calories THEY should eat and how many calories to safely cut if they want to lose weight

-"Gaining Weight Brochure" is available for those who want to gain weight

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DAY 2:

-"Calories" video

-Debunking Ads: Why it's almost impossible to lose 10 lbs. in 10 days!

-Students will analyze a teenage boy named Joe's unhealthy eating

-Every day Joe's having a Snickers candy bar, pizza, bread sticks, and more. Students will analyze food labels to help Joe cut food to drop 500 calories a day, thus losing a pound a week

-Students fill out "Joe's Calories Worksheet"

-Analyzing the importance of food CHOICES!

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THIS LESSON IS INCLUDED IN MY 4-WEEK NUTRITION UNIT AND MY HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL HEALTH CURRICULUMS.

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Health Lesson: How Cutting Calories Leads to Weight Loss

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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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