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Free Online Courses from edX: The Science of Weight Loss

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Free Online Courses from edX: The Science of Weight Loss

edX offers a new online course in The Science of Weight Loss: Dispelling Diet Myths to 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.

This course is not a diet plan – there are plenty of diet plans out there to choose from. Rather, you will be taken through the science behind weight loss and armed 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.

What you'll learn:

  1. Key weight management concepts including measuring body composition, calories and kilojoules, energy density, portion size, and metabolic rate
  2. The nutritional composition of different foods
  3. How to use dietary assessment tools and calculate energy requirements
  4. How to identify features of fad diets and healthy diets
  5. Key behaviours for successful long term maintenance of lost weight

Language and length of the course:

The course will be taught in English for 6 weeks (2 to 3 hours per week) by professors in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle.

Optional: You can get a Verified Certificate for this course for $49 USD.


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