National Academy of Sports Medicine

Navigating Diets

This course is part of Nutrition Education for the Consumer Specialization

Taught in English

NASM Faculty

Instructor: NASM Faculty

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Beginner level

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3 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Learn the underlying characteristics that make a diet effective.

  • Discover personal preferences when looking to adhere to a diet.

  • Compare common diets used to manage safe and effective weight loss.

  • Learn some of the behavioral roadblocks that may affect diet adherence.

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

3 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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This course is part of the Nutrition Education for the Consumer Specialization
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The wide and wonderful world of diets can be difficult terrain to navigate, especially with so much information scattered across the Internet and in magazines. Some are backed by scientific evidence, whereas others are mostly hype. Informed readers need to be well-armed with the latest facts regarding diets and how they impact health, body composition, and athletic performance. This course explores many different types of diets and provides details regarding their various levels of safety and effectiveness, including diets that are comprised of different macronutrient compositions, food choices, and time restrictions (fasting), in addition to the psychology diets have on adherence. 

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2 readings1 quiz1 app item1 discussion prompt


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