Don, an 18 year old
male, wants to lose weight in order to make his college lightweight freshman
crew team, since he does not think he is good enough to make the heavyweight
team. He underwent early puberty and gained a large amount of weight between
11 and 13 years of age, which he maintained throughout high school. During
those two years, his stature increased by 10 inches, from 56 to 66 inches.
He has been "getting in shape for the season" by eating a balanced,
low-fat diet and exercising regularly (aerobic and resistance training).
He has dropped his weight from 200 to 180 lbs. However, he wants to decrease
his weight to 155 lbs, at a stature of 71 inches, so that he can try out
as a lightweight.