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Nutrition for Weight Loss
Nutrition for Weight Loss Level 3 100 Hours Certificate Course
Learn About Nutrition for Weight Loss
Make better choices when it comes to your weight.
Among the many influences that can affect weight loss and have a positive effect are, exercise, nutrition, psychology, and other variables.
This online course In Nutrition For Weight Loss aims to provide a foundation for understanding weight control; especially with regard to the foods a person consumes.
The course has been designed to focus on individuals wanting to progress their personal progression (to better understand and reduce their own weight); or for those working in the health or fitness professions in order to improve their understanding and abilities to assist others.
The Nutrition for Weight Loss course provides a comprehensive explanation of how nutrition affects weight loss.
The course is suitable for those in the childcare industry who work with children, for personal trainers seeking nutritional knowledge to support their advice to clients, and for healthcare workers who work with people who have been concerned about their weight gains.
CMA – Complementary Medical Association
ADL is a CMA Registered Training School, Registration No. ADL270511.
The Complementary Medical Association is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the very highest standards of complementary medicine and natural healthcare.
Lesson Structure: Nutrition for Weight Loss
There are 9 lessons:
- Understanding Obesity
What is obesity
- Types of Obesity Hyperplasia or Hypertrophy of Fats Cells
- Dietary Trends and the Incidence of Obesity
- Factors Influencing Food Intake and Habits
- Physiological factors which determine food intake
- Environmental and behavioural factors which determine food intake:
- Causes of Obesity (Genetics, Lifestyle, Exercise, Eating habits, Water intake, Changing metabolism through life, Medical conditions and disease, Psychology)
- Health Risks of Obesity
- Understanding Weight
- Body composition
- Evaluation Techniques Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Nutrition Basics
Why we need food
Nutrient Reference Value (NRV)
- Understanding Digestion and Absorption
- How we process food
- Basic Roles of Major Digestive Organs
- Food Composition (Carbohydrates, Protens, Fats, etc)
- Need for Fluids
- The Glycaemic Index (GI)
- Calculating Energy Requirements
- Basal Metabolic Rate
- Food Pyramid and Recommended Daily Intake (RDI)
- What is the recommended intake of nutrients?
- New food pyramid and normal eating patterns
- Childhood Obesity
- Diets -Fads, Fiction and Fact
- A Review of Popular Approaches to Weight Loss and Control
- Vegetarian Diets
- Very Low Calorie and Liquid Diets
- Commercial Low Calorie Meal Substitutes
- Commercial Low Calorie Meal Substitutes
- Blood type diet
- Food combining
- Detox Diets
- Low carbohydrate diets
- Low Glycaemic index diet (low GI)
- Low fat diets
- Fat Substitutes
- Fat burning diets
- Guidelines for Childhood Weight Loss
- Preventing Obesity
Metabolism -Keeping the Metabolic Rate Stable
- Making the best food choices
- Nutritional Education
- Teaching Healthy Eating Habits to Children
- Health Initiatives Targeting Obesity
- Public Health Information
- Legislative controls
- Treating Obesity
Methods that Work
- Assessment of Clients or Patients
- Modifying Behaviour
- Prescribing Diets
- Life Coach and Personal Trainer
- Weight Loss Hypnosis
- Self-help Groups
- Health Clubs, Health Farms and Holiday Retreats
- A Holistic Approach
- Modifying Eating Behaviour
- Key Stages in Behaviour Changes
- Cultural food patterns
- How to Make Lifelong Changes
- Assess Current Diet (patterns and nutritional value)
- Plan for Change
- Seek Motivation and Support from Others
- Improving Health Through Food
- Diseases Linked to Obesity
- Changing Unhealthy Habits
- Restricting Calorie Intake
- Understanding Energy and Metabolism
- Energy Metabolism
- Age (Growth and Aging) and Metabolism
- Activity and Metabolism
- Calorie Restricted Diets
- Medical Conditions: Hormones, Drugs, Eating Disorders
- Nutrition During Disease
- Childhood Diabetes
- Link between Medication and Diet
- Drugs and Hormones Prescribed for Weight Management
- Diet Pills
- Thyroid hormone
- Somatropin (Growth Hormone
- Weight Loss Surgery
- Lipoplasty (Liposuction)
- Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck)
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Planning a Diet
- A Problem Based Learning Project
Learning Goals: Nutrition for Weight Loss
- Develop an understanding of modern day causes of obesity and recognise its significance to health.
- Be able to evaluate the weight status and body composition of an individual.
- To develop an understanding of a range of weight reducing diets and to evaluate how healthy different diets are in terms of nutrient balance and consider how practical the diets are to follow
- Explain the relationship between nutrition and obesity.
- Determine appropriate actions to manage eating habits in individuals and in demographic groups for prevention of obesity.
- Determine appropriate treatments for treatment of obesity.
- To compare different techniques for modifying eating behaviour in order to control obesity.
- To analyse the calorie intake of an individual and recommend changes in order to manage obesity
- To describe a range of medical conditions and treatments that can affect obesity, and to explain appropriate dietary management responses to those conditions.
- To evaluate the obesity problem of an individual and determine a recommended course of action within a limited time frame; and using available information and resources gathered within that time frame.
Practical (Set Tasks)
UNDERSTANDING FOOD COMPOSITION
Carbohydrates contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. As a cheap source of energy, they are widely consumed, and form the basis of the diet of much of the human population.
• Complex carbohydrates (long chains of sugar molecules) – take longer to be broken down by the human body, and are found in foods such as bread, rice, pasta and potatoes.
• Simple carbohydrates (short chains or single molecules) – generally known as sugars, they are broken down more quickly in the body. They are found in foods such as honey, glucose syrup, dried fruits and soft drinks.
• Dietary Fibre – this is sometimes classified as a carbohydrate, and sometimes not. Dietary fibre comes from plant cells and is important for digestion. Fibre is found in wholegrain food products such as brown rice and wholemeal bread.
Proteins are molecular compounds containing carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen atoms. Every cell in the body is partly composed of proteins.
Protein is a structural material required for growth and repair, and replacement of damaged tissues.
It is also required for the process of living, for glandular secretions, enzymes and hormones. Excess protein can be broken down and converted to a variety of metabolic products, and can be used to contribute to energy cycles in the body.
When broken down efficiently, protein typically accounts for 10-15% of energy generated in cells.
Nitrogen which is not used by the body during energy production is excreted (removed) from the body as a waste product in urine. It is for the reasons outlined above, that protein is very important to athletes.
Plants manufacture their own protein, but humans cannot do this. People must be provided with ready-made protein either in animal or plant foods.
Protein is commonly divided up into plant and animal proteins. Foods high in protein include all meats, fish, peas, beans, legumes, egg, milk and cheese.
Proteins consist of a chain of hundreds or more amino acid units – amino acids are the building blocks of protein held together by bonds. There are only approximately 20 different amino acids which the human body uses to synthesise proteins.
By being linked together in different combinations and proportions, an almost endless variety of different proteins can be formed from the amino acids.
The body has limited powers of converting one amino acid into another as the need arises. There are, however 10 amino acids which cannot be manufactured by the body in sufficient quantities, and these 10 are known as “essential amino acids” or “conditionally essential” amino acids which means the need for them alters depending on age.
The essential amino acids must be provided in the diet every day. Amino acids which are ingested are not able to be stored in the body. The essential amino acids are: Arginine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan and Valine.
The amount of protein required depends on both your level of exercise and your overall weight.
Fats are also compounds of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen but they contain less oxygen than carbohydrates. Fats are solid at room temperature, whereas oils are liquid. Humans convert excess carbohydrate into fat.
Fats have various roles in the body and are vital in maintaining human health through maintaining body temperature and promoting cell function. With regards to nutrition, fats do serve as an energy source for the body.
As stated above, fats converted from carbohydrates or fat molecules can be directly stored in adipose (fat) tissue can be broken down in the body to release glycerol and fatty acids.
0The glycerol can be converted to glucose by the liver and therefore can be used as a source of energy.
Fatty acids (one of the components of fats), depending on their molecular structure, can be termed saturated, unsaturated, mono-saturated or polyunsaturated.
Why not consider purchasing an Ebooks To Complement This Course
Human Nutrition EBook
Discover a better understanding of food and nutrition, what to eat and what to avoid. Human Nutrition is an ideal introductory text for students and anyone else interested in learning how diet and harm or help human health.
Human Nutrition eBook course online. It’s surprising how little most people know about the human body and how it works. If we all spent just a small amount of time educating ourselves, we would save years in terms of health problems and hundreds of pounds otherwise spent on health care.
Throughout history there has been a vast array of nutritional claims and dietary advice. For example, there is evidence of dietary regimes involving fasting as far back as in Ancient Greece and many examples since of diet being used either to restrict intake to lose weight or to act as a cure for a medical complaint. This book will give you the background necessary to understand these theories and make better choices for yourself.
Chapter 1 The Digestive System -Everyone is different
Nutrition and nutrients
General health recommendations
Examples of serving size
Chapter 2. Modyfying Diet for a Particular Lifestyle or Genetic Disposition
Chapter 3. Foods and Nutrition
Why do we need to know the nutritional content in foods?
Nutrients provided by the five food groups
Chapter 4. Nutrition and Health Disorders
How diet may affect skin
Diet and our bones, joints and muscles
Nutrition and the heart
Diet and the respiratory system
Diet and the urinary system
Diet and the digestive system
Diet and the brain/mental
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here is a list of the most often asked FAQ’s.
Q. Why should I enrol with the Academy for Distance Learning?
A. Here at ADL, our students are our priority – we treat everyone as a unique individual.
Q. Do I need to buy text books?
A. No, as each module has been written by highly qualified industry professionals. The content of the material is presented in such a way that text books are not required. However, if you require additional reading your tutor will be able to supply a list.
Q. What happens if I have to stop studying for a while? (eg. become sick, go on holidays, have a baby, move house, etc)
A. It’s OK to take a break and start up your study at a later point in time. Just let us know.
Q. Is there an age limit?
A. There is no maximum age limit. We do however, have a minimum age limit of 18 years. Below that age parental consent would be required.
Q. Are your courses up-to date?
A. Our courses are revised and updated on a rotation system.
Q. Do you have a Cancellation policy?
A. Yes. We have a cancellation policy that is fair and equitable. For further details please click here.
Q. Will I have any opportunity to engage with other students?
A. We have a Student Community group based on facebook! If you don’t have a facebook account already, you could make one just for talking with fellow students on the group.
Q. When can I enrol/start?
A. You may enrol and start at any time of the year – it’s all self- paced.
Q. Can I study from anywhere in the world?
A. Our courses are available to anyone, anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. The course content is relevant to any country, culture or economy.
Q. How long do I have to complete the course?
A. You complete the course at any time that is convenient for you.
Q. Completing a 100 hour module – how long will it take?
A. For some students a 100 hour module will take approximately to 3- 6 months to complete. Others take less time and some even longer.
Q. Assessment – how does it work?
A. For each 100 hour module you are assessed by assignments (at the end of each lesson) and a final one and a half hour exam (or you may elect to complete a Project, instead of sitting the exam) – the choice is yours – you sit for the exam in your own location.
Q. I don’t cope well with exams – what can I do?
A. You may elect to undertake a Project (set by your tutor) instead of sitting the exam. Projects are completed from your home and can usually take a couple of weeks to complete.
Q. If my assignment is not up to standard is there an opportunity to resubmit my work?
A. Yes –
Q. How many assignments do I need to complete for each module?
A. At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment – so if a course has say, 10 lessons, there would be 10 assignments.
Q. I am having difficulty attending workshops/industry meetings, what can be done?
A. If your course requires attendance at workshops, conferences, or industry meetings; alternative arrangements can be made in your country.
Q. What qualification will I receive?
A. For individual modules, you would be awarded a Certificate endorsed by TQUK (Training Qualifications, UK), providing you complete all assignments and the exam. If you just want to complete only the assignments and not sit for the exam or finish a Project, then a Letter of Achievement would be awarded. For more details on qualifications available please click here.
Q. Can I customize my diploma/higher qualification?
A. Not all educational institution’s certificates /diplomas meet everyone’s needs. The opportunity to Design Your Own Diploma at the Academy (subject to our approval) is an added bonus, not found at other colleges. You choose modules that you think will help you in achieving your goal.
Q. What do I get when I complete the course? Will I receive a transcript?
A. At the completion of all courses and providing all assignments and exam requirements have been met, you will receive your Award and a Transcript.
Q. Our tutors – who are they?
A. We appoint Tutors and require that they must be currently active in their industry, with at least 5 years’ experience in their chosen profession.
Q. Can I contact my tutor at any time?
A. Yes – you have unlimited access to your tutor via email through our Online Classroom. You can always leave a message with ADL requesting your tutor to contact you. You decide on how much or how little contact you wish to have.
Q. Practical work – How is this done?
A. To find out more about this part of the course please visit the section on How Our Courses Work here.
What your tuition fees include
- All Course Material via Online, USB or Correspondence
- Assignments Marked
- Professional Tutor Feedback
- Set Tasks - Practical Exercises to help you develop skills
- Self-Tests – multiple choice questions at the end of lessons in most modules
- Unlimited Personal Tutor Support – via our student classroom
- Committed and Friendly Admin Support – vital to your success
- All ADL Exam or Project fees (exception RHS exams)
- Qualification Certificate
- Official Transcript with assignment grades
- Student Manual
- Academic Writing course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Critical Thinking course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Job Seekers Careers Guide
- Study Tips on How To Study Better
- Career Counselling by ADL Staff
- CV Writing Help, Tips and Advice
There are no hidden extras
FAQ - RHS Theory Qualifications
If you require further details about any of the RHS industry recognised qualifications please, call one of our friendly RHS Course Advisors on +44 (0)1227 789 649 or email: [email protected]
Q: When can I Enrol/Start My RHS Course With ADL?
A: Anytime, Anywhere. There are no enrolment deadlines.
Q: I live Overseas. Can I Study From Overseas?
A: You can study any of the RHS theory qualifications overseas. All courses are offered in English. You will need to email RHS Qualifications direct to arrange sitting for your examination overseas.
Q: Is There a Time Limit for Completing an RHS Qualification?
A: At present there are no time limits. However, RHS is contemplating in the future, the introduction of course time-lines.
Q: Are There Any Entry Requirements (Pre-Requisites)?
A: The RHS Theory courses do not require prerequisites, previous experience or any knowledge of horticulture. You just need passion for all things horticulture.
Q: What Course Should I Start With First? I Am New To RHS Qualifications.
A: We highly recommend that you start with Level 2 – Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance.
Q: What Does ADL Course Material Include?
A: Includes Power Point Presentations, Videos and written course lessons.
Q: When Do Exams Take Place?
A: Exams are held on fixed dates in February and June of each year. You should register as a candidate at least 3 months before these dates, so please do not leave exam registration to the last minute
Q: Where Do I Take My Exams?
A: UK: You take the exams at the RHS Wisley Centre, located between Cobham and Ripley in Surrey or at other authorised RHS centres around the UK.
Overseas: please email RHS qualifications direct for centre information.
Q: Exam Pass Marks?
A: Module – pass 50%. Commendation 70%.
Qualification: 50% pass for all modules.
Commendation awarded for all modules.
Each question carries a value of 10 marks.
Q: I’m Not Happy With My Exam Results?
A: You have the opportunity to re-sit your exam at the next opportunity.
There are no restrictions on the number of re-sits you can take. The highest mark you achieve will remain.,