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Weight Management

Price is per online user. Applicable EU VAT is added.

On this interactive course, you will develop an in-depth understanding of nutrition for weight management, including the role of the media in diets and fat loss, the energy balance equation and the effects of hormonal factors. In addition, fad diets are explored, and we discuss misconceptions associated with some common diets, as well as how to devise strategies for effective weight management.

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Course Objectives

Once you complete this course you will be able to:

Energy balance equation

  • Describe the energy balance equation
  • Explain the role of diets and context of diets in contemporary society
  • Explore significance of the media, broad cultural factors in relation to weight loss
  • Fat cell hypertrophy and hyperplasia and effects on our body type and weight
  • Hormones and their effects on weight management
  • Describe the contraindications to a very low calorie diet
  • Explain why dieting is an ineffective long-term weight loss strategy
  • Describe some current misconceptions (eg., spot reductions, rapid weight loss, fad diets)
  • Describe the typical thought processes of a yo yo dieter
  • Discuss the physiological consequences of low calorie diets
  • Describe barriers to improving eating behaviour

Effective weight management

  • Devise strategies for effective weight management
  • Explain the importance of communicating health risks associated with weight loss fads and popular weight loss diets

Weight loss fads

  • Discuss impact of the diet industry on the health of the population
  • Evaluate the popular weight loss diets and other methods of weight control

Eating disorders

  •  Discuss the different types of eating disorder
  •  Describe anorexia nervosa
  •  Describe bulimia nervosa
  •  Discuss the advantages/disadvantages of these diets
  •  Describe the importance of communicating health risks associated with weight loss fads and popular diets


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Payment Options

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