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Weight Management & Consulting

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Overview

As the saying goes, "you are what you eat". Advertising in magazines, newspapers and television stresses the importance of a lean and trim body. The emphasis on health and taking responsibility and control of your own health, highlights the importance of knowing how to manage an effective eating regime.

About Weight Management Course

The emphasis is on consulting and designing personal eating programmes that suit your client. This programme has been designed to illustrate the value of a sensible eating regime. It will also allow the therapist to assist clients in weight management.

Modules

1: Introduction

  • Reasons why people want to control their weight
  • Fashion
  • Peer pressure
  • Attractiveness
  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Financial considerations
  • Dietary misconceptions

2: The Digestive System

  • Carbohydrates (starches and sugars)
  • Fats
  • Proteins
  • Water
  • Mineral salts
  • Vitamins
  • Roughage
  • The organs of digestion
  • The structure of the alimentary canal
  • The stomach
  • The small instestine
  • The large intestine
  • The pancreas
  • The liver

3: Nutrition – You Are What You Eat

  • The risk of being overweight
  • Determining if you are overweight
  • Factors which contribute to weight gain
  • Reasons for overeating
  • Elements of nutrition

4: Some Basic Principles Of Weight Reduction and Control Diets

  • Defining the term “diet”
  • A point of departure
  • Dieting slows your metabolism
  • Some basic concepts

5: Guidelines to Compiling Eating Programmes

  • Metabolising the food intake – the digestive process
  • Structure of an intestinal villus
  • A cross section of the small intestine
  • Bringing about a lifestyle change
  • Reducing or cutting our fat in the diet
  • Reducing or cutting out sugar in the diet
  • Increasing the fibre in the diet

6: Food Combining and Supplements

  • Defining the term “food combining”
  • Taking the digestive chemistry into consideration
  • Rules for food combining
  • Classification of foods
  • Compatible and incompatible combinations
  • Fruit in our diet

7: Working with the Client in Compiling Eating Programmes

  • Get to know your client
  • Contra-indications
  • Goal setting
  • Adapting the current food diary
  • Designing a progress report
  • Vitamins and supplements

8: The Role of Exercise in Weight Reduction and Control

  • Exercise burns fat
  • “Being active helps you lose weight”
  • Walking and swimming as a form of exercise
  • Five cool pool moves
  • Deep wading
  • Stretching exercises
  • Benefits of exercise
  • Quality of life
  • Breathing

9: Motivating the Client

  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Alderfer ERC theory
  • Herzberg’s two factor theory
  • Setting the goal
  • Monitoring your progress
  • The role of the mind

10: Constipation, Food Cravings and Eating Disorders

  • Constipation
  • Food cravings
  • Eating disorders
  • Menopause related weight gain
  • Mindell vitamin balanced diet
  • Supplements

11: Basic Recipes and Cooking Methods

  • Cooking and preparation of food
  • Meat and poultry
  • Fish
  • Rice and pasta
  • Vegetables and pulses
  • Fruit
  • Some basic recipes
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Main courses
  • Sweets and desserts

12: Setting up a Weight Management Consultancy

  • Business logistics of setting up a practice
  • Awareness of opportunities
  • Innovation
  • Ability to cope with uncertainty
  • Perseverance
  • Knowledge and skills
  • Financial considerations
  • Steps in assessing a business opportunity
  • Organisation of a weight management consultancy
  • Logistics

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

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

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Weight Management & Consulting Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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

Hear from our past Students

As the saying goes, "you are what you eat". Advertising in magazines, newspapers and television stresses the importance of a lean and trim body. The emphasis on health and taking responsibility and control of your own health, highlights the importance of knowing how to manage an effective eating regime.

About Weight Management Course

The emphasis is on consulting and designing personal eating programmes that suit your client. This programme has been designed to illustrate the value of a sensible eating regime. It will also allow the therapist to assist clients in weight management.

Modules

1: Introduction

  • Reasons why people want to control their weight
  • Fashion
  • Peer pressure
  • Attractiveness
  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Financial considerations
  • Dietary misconceptions

2: The Digestive System

  • Carbohydrates (starches and sugars)
  • Fats
  • Proteins
  • Water
  • Mineral salts
  • Vitamins
  • Roughage
  • The organs of digestion
  • The structure of the alimentary canal
  • The stomach
  • The small instestine
  • The large intestine
  • The pancreas
  • The liver

3: Nutrition – You Are What You Eat

  • The risk of being overweight
  • Determining if you are overweight
  • Factors which contribute to weight gain
  • Reasons for overeating
  • Elements of nutrition

4: Some Basic Principles Of Weight Reduction and Control Diets

  • Defining the term “diet”
  • A point of departure
  • Dieting slows your metabolism
  • Some basic concepts

5: Guidelines to Compiling Eating Programmes

  • Metabolising the food intake – the digestive process
  • Structure of an intestinal villus
  • A cross section of the small intestine
  • Bringing about a lifestyle change
  • Reducing or cutting our fat in the diet
  • Reducing or cutting out sugar in the diet
  • Increasing the fibre in the diet

6: Food Combining and Supplements

  • Defining the term “food combining”
  • Taking the digestive chemistry into consideration
  • Rules for food combining
  • Classification of foods
  • Compatible and incompatible combinations
  • Fruit in our diet

7: Working with the Client in Compiling Eating Programmes

  • Get to know your client
  • Contra-indications
  • Goal setting
  • Adapting the current food diary
  • Designing a progress report
  • Vitamins and supplements

8: The Role of Exercise in Weight Reduction and Control

  • Exercise burns fat
  • “Being active helps you lose weight”
  • Walking and swimming as a form of exercise
  • Five cool pool moves
  • Deep wading
  • Stretching exercises
  • Benefits of exercise
  • Quality of life
  • Breathing

9: Motivating the Client

  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Alderfer ERC theory
  • Herzberg’s two factor theory
  • Setting the goal
  • Monitoring your progress
  • The role of the mind

10: Constipation, Food Cravings and Eating Disorders

  • Constipation
  • Food cravings
  • Eating disorders
  • Menopause related weight gain
  • Mindell vitamin balanced diet
  • Supplements

11: Basic Recipes and Cooking Methods

  • Cooking and preparation of food
  • Meat and poultry
  • Fish
  • Rice and pasta
  • Vegetables and pulses
  • Fruit
  • Some basic recipes
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Main courses
  • Sweets and desserts

12: Setting up a Weight Management Consultancy

  • Business logistics of setting up a practice
  • Awareness of opportunities
  • Innovation
  • Ability to cope with uncertainty
  • Perseverance
  • Knowledge and skills
  • Financial considerations
  • Steps in assessing a business opportunity
  • Organisation of a weight management consultancy
  • Logistics

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

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

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Weight Management & Consulting Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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

Hear from our past Students

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