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Diet and Nutrition Advanced

Overview

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.

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.

Requirements

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

Qualifications

On successful completion of the course you will be issued with the Endorsed Award from ABC Awards:

Level 4 Diet and Nutrition Advanced Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. ABC Awards' endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here

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.

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.

Requirements

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

Qualifications

On successful completion of the course you will be issued with the Endorsed Award from ABC Awards:

Level 4 Diet and Nutrition Advanced Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. ABC Awards' endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here

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