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Diet and Nutrition Advanced

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OUR PASS RATE
Fitness (National Average 75.1%)
94.7%
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Diet and Nutrition Advanced

This is a comprehensive course on all aspects of weight management and weight loss. It looks primarily at the science and physiology of weight loss and the evolutionary biology of humans in relation to diet and nutrition - gene optimisation is a key factor in weight control. It also looks at lifestyle factors such as stress management and exercise, which affect our ability to lose weight.

Modules

Lesson 1: Introduction to weight management
By the end of lesson 1, you should be able to:

  • Describe our weight loss philosophy
  • Understand why diets don’t work
  • Describe the constituents of a diet and understand why they are our life support system
  • Explain what the priorities are in the human diet
  • Describe the best way to cut calories


Lesson 2: How our body processes the food we eat
By the end of lesson 2, you should be able to:

  • Understand how our bodies process the food we eat
  • Distinguish between different types of thirst
  • Describe hunger
  • Understand the need for nutrient dense foods
  • Explain why insulin is referred to as the ‘fat hormone’
  • Describe food intolerance


Lesson 3: Food infections and diets
By the end of lesson 3, you should be able to:

  • Describe the problems associated with intestinal parasites, Candida, hypoglycaemia, alcohol, free radicals and oxidative damage
  • Explain why diets don’t work
  • Understand why diet is important in the context of human evolution


Lesson 4: The secret of weight control
By the end of lesson 4, you should be able to:

  • Understand the secrets of weight control
  • What role carbohydrates play in weight control
  • How to rebalance the body
  • Describe a low carb cave-man style diet
  • Design a weight loss diet


Lesson 5: The importance of exercise in weight loss
By the end of lesson 5, you should be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of exercise
  • Understand some of the psychological issues that can affect our ability to maintain a healthy weight


Lesson 6: A guide to running your practice
By the end of lesson 6, you should be able to:

  • Describe the 10 steps to assessing and treating your clients


Lesson 7: Running weight loss retreats
By the end of lesson 7, you should be able to:

  • Describe how to put together your own plan for running a weight loss retreat


Lesson 8: Obesity and weight management and the health hazards associated with obesity
By the end of lesson 8, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the scientific studies on obesity and weight management related to aetiology and the natural history of obesity and the health hazards associated with obesity in adults.


Lesson 9: Obesity therapy in adults and healthy eating plans
By the end of lesson 9, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the scientific studies related to obesity therapy in adults and healthy eating plans.


Lesson 10: Healthy diets and dietary and nutritional assessment
By the end of lesson 10, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the science referring to the dietary and nutritional assessment in adults as well what constitutes a healthy diet in adults.


Lesson 11: Dietary therapy, types of diet, insulin resistance, dietary fat and carbohydrates
By the end of lesson 11, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the science related to dietary therapy, types of diet, insulin resistance, dietary fat and carbohydrates as well as activity and exercise in obesity.


Lesson 12: Different types of bariatric surgery and their effectiveness
By the end of lesson 12, you should be able to:

  • Understand the different types of bariatric surgery and their effectiveness.
  • At the end of lesson 12 you will also receive some recipe suggestions for your clients and a list of useful addresses and websites.

Entry Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Diet and Nutrition Advanced.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 12th March
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 12th March

Diet and Nutrition Advanced

This is a comprehensive course on all aspects of weight management and weight loss. It looks primarily at the science and physiology of weight loss and the evolutionary biology of humans in relation to diet and nutrition - gene optimisation is a key factor in weight control. It also looks at lifestyle factors such as stress management and exercise, which affect our ability to lose weight.

Modules

Lesson 1: Introduction to weight management
By the end of lesson 1, you should be able to:

  • Describe our weight loss philosophy
  • Understand why diets don’t work
  • Describe the constituents of a diet and understand why they are our life support system
  • Explain what the priorities are in the human diet
  • Describe the best way to cut calories


Lesson 2: How our body processes the food we eat
By the end of lesson 2, you should be able to:

  • Understand how our bodies process the food we eat
  • Distinguish between different types of thirst
  • Describe hunger
  • Understand the need for nutrient dense foods
  • Explain why insulin is referred to as the ‘fat hormone’
  • Describe food intolerance


Lesson 3: Food infections and diets
By the end of lesson 3, you should be able to:

  • Describe the problems associated with intestinal parasites, Candida, hypoglycaemia, alcohol, free radicals and oxidative damage
  • Explain why diets don’t work
  • Understand why diet is important in the context of human evolution


Lesson 4: The secret of weight control
By the end of lesson 4, you should be able to:

  • Understand the secrets of weight control
  • What role carbohydrates play in weight control
  • How to rebalance the body
  • Describe a low carb cave-man style diet
  • Design a weight loss diet


Lesson 5: The importance of exercise in weight loss
By the end of lesson 5, you should be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of exercise
  • Understand some of the psychological issues that can affect our ability to maintain a healthy weight


Lesson 6: A guide to running your practice
By the end of lesson 6, you should be able to:

  • Describe the 10 steps to assessing and treating your clients


Lesson 7: Running weight loss retreats
By the end of lesson 7, you should be able to:

  • Describe how to put together your own plan for running a weight loss retreat


Lesson 8: Obesity and weight management and the health hazards associated with obesity
By the end of lesson 8, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the scientific studies on obesity and weight management related to aetiology and the natural history of obesity and the health hazards associated with obesity in adults.


Lesson 9: Obesity therapy in adults and healthy eating plans
By the end of lesson 9, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the scientific studies related to obesity therapy in adults and healthy eating plans.


Lesson 10: Healthy diets and dietary and nutritional assessment
By the end of lesson 10, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the science referring to the dietary and nutritional assessment in adults as well what constitutes a healthy diet in adults.


Lesson 11: Dietary therapy, types of diet, insulin resistance, dietary fat and carbohydrates
By the end of lesson 11, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the science related to dietary therapy, types of diet, insulin resistance, dietary fat and carbohydrates as well as activity and exercise in obesity.


Lesson 12: Different types of bariatric surgery and their effectiveness
By the end of lesson 12, you should be able to:

  • Understand the different types of bariatric surgery and their effectiveness.
  • At the end of lesson 12 you will also receive some recipe suggestions for your clients and a list of useful addresses and websites.

Entry Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Diet and Nutrition Advanced.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.
OUR PASS RATE
Fitness
94.7%
(National Average 75.1%)
100% online
learning
12 units
156 guided
learning hours

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