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Approx. 17 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

What you will learn

  • Understand obesity, appetite hormones, and weight set point.

  • Identify the main dietary factors that affect weight.

  • Recognize underemphasized barriers to weight loss such as stress and inadequate sleep.

  • Develop a weight management plan you can follow for life.

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50%

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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 17 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Understanding Obesity

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Dealing with Something Greater than Willpower4m
How We Regulate Appetite & Food Intake3m
Obesity As a Disease of Weight Set Point3m
Why There's No One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Losing Weight3m
4 readings
Course Outline & Grading Information5m
Week 120m
The Science Behind Weight Regain1h
Weight Set Point & Genetics30m
1 practice exercise
Let's Practice!20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Managing Obesity: The Role of Diet

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 16 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
The Benefits of Whole Foods4m
Weight Loss Diet Wars: Is There a Best Diet?6m
3 readings
Week 230m
Processed Foods & Diet50m
The Role of Whole Foods1h 30m
1 practice exercise
Let's Practice!20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Beyond Diet: The Role of Stress, Exercise, & Sleep

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 12 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Exercise & Physical Activity: Powering Your Metabolism4m
Sleep Deprivation & Appetite2m
4 readings
Week 330m
Stress40m
Exercise30m
Sleep30m
1 practice exercise
Let's Practice!20m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Using Habit & Emotions to Your Advantage

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 12 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
How to Consistently Make Healthy Choices4m
Developing a Better Relationship with Food3m
3 readings
Week 420m
Environment & Unconscious Choice1h
How to Be a Mindful Eater25m
1 practice exercise
Let's Practice!20m

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