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Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
6 hours to complete

Week 1

Let’s get started on designing your personal weight loss plan! We begin this first week by setting a personal goal weight that is realistic for you and making a plan for exercise. You probably expected that we would start out with calories and food - but these two topics are actually the right place to start!

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4 videos (Total 24 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Determining Your Goal Weight6m
How and When to Weigh Yourself4m
Making a Plan for Exercise10m
7 readings
Disclaimer10m
An Introduction to SMART Goals10m
A Note About Assignments10m
CWRU Wellness Initiative Participants10m
Daily Weight Record Worksheet10m
Measuring Intensity of Exercise10m
High-Intensity Interval Training10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Week 2

In week two we will focus on the topic of nutrition. This week you will learn how many calories you should take in to lose weight and how many servings from each of the food groups you should take in daily to make sure you get all the essential nutrients that you need. You will also make a plan for grocery shopping.

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3 videos (Total 28 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Calories and Food Groups10m
Grocery Shopping and Nutrition Labels11m
3 readings
UPDATE: SuperTracker Discontinued2m
Planning to Grocery Shop10m
Grocery Shopping When Hungry10m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Week 3

Is it OK to eat out in restaurants when you are trying to lose weight? How can you manage your calorie and food group intake in your workplace cafeteria? What strategies are most likely to increase your ability to lose weight and keep it off?

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2 videos (Total 20 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Identifying Support and Self-Monitoring12m
4 readings
Tips for Dining Out10m
Research on Restaurant Meals and Dining with Others10m
SuperTracker References10m
Self-Weighing in Weight Management10m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Week 4

This week we will learn about the “triggers” that can get you off track when you start your weight loss program and we will develop strategies to deal with these. We will also take some time to review all the goals you have set for yourself so far and make any needed revisions.

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2 videos (Total 15 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
How Are You Doing So Far?4m
2 readings
Healthy Living: Sleep10m
The Non-Diet Diet10m
1 practice exercise
Triggers That Get You Off Track20m
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Top reviews from Designing Your Personal Weight Loss Plan

By MSJan 28th 2018

Superb! Taking this course with no serious plan, just a pure curious, but it turns out that I enjoy the material and trigger me to have a real weight loss plan.

By PSOct 28th 2016

im always wanna know a new information and this give me more then just information. education me to make a better person and share with people here, love it...

Instructor

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Mary Beth Kavanagh

Senior Instructor and Director of Bachelors/Masters Education
Department of Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University

About Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is a leading national research university located in Cleveland, Ohio. Through its seven schools and college, Case Western Reserve offers top-10 programs in health law, organizational behavior and social work and top-25 programs in biomedical engineering, international law, medicine and nursing. More than 4,000 undergraduate and nearly 6,000 graduate and professional students are enrolled at CWRU, representing all 50 states and more than 90 countries....

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