Syllabus

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.