The Science of Weight Loss: Dispelling Diet Myths

MOOC
Language
English
Duration
1 month
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
What will you learn?
Key weight management concepts including measuring body composition, calories and kilojoules, energy density, portion size, and metabolic rate
The nutritional composition of different foods
How to use dietary assessment tools and calculate energy requirements
How to identify features of fad diets and healthy diets
Key behaviours for successful long term maintenance of lost weight
About the course

Whether you are trying to lose weight yourself, or are supporting others, this food and nutrition course will dispel common myths about weight loss and teach you the science behind healthy eating for a healthy weight.

This course is not a diet plan – there are plenty of diet plans out there to choose from. Rather, we will take you through the science behind weight loss and arm you with the knowledge and tools to make the right decisions.

Based on the latest research, you’ll learn to develop a healthy eating plan to achieve a healthy weight. You’ll also discover more about the definition of a healthy weight, the nutritional composition of foods, how to cut calories or kilojoules, proper portion sizes, and how to identify and avoid fad diets.

Program
The Science of Weight Loss: Dispelling Diet Myths
Arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to make healthy eating decisions as you learn the science behind weight loss and dispel diet and nutrition myths.
Lecturers
Clare E. Collins
Clare E. Collins
Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics University of Newcastle
Tracy Burrows
Tracy Burrows
Associate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics University of Newcastle
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