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Weight Management & Consulting

12 Lessons only £479.99
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Syllabus

1: Introduction

  • Reasons why people want to control their weight
  • Fashion
  • Peer pressure
  • Attractiveness
  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Financial considerations
  • Dietary misconceptions

2: The Digestive System

  • Carbohydrates (starches and sugars)
  • Fats
  • Proteins
  • Water
  • Mineral salts
  • Vitamins
  • Roughage
  • The organs of digestion
  • The structure of the alimentary canal
  • The stomach
  • The small instestine
  • The large intestine
  • The pancreas
  • The liver

3: Nutrition – You Are What You Eat

  • The risk of being overweight
  • Determining if you are overweight
  • Factors which contribute to weight gain
  • Reasons for overeating
  • Elements of nutrition

4: Some Basic Principles Of Weight Reduction and Control Diets

  • Defining the term “diet”
  • A point of departure
  • Dieting slows your metabolism
  • Some basic concepts

5: Guidelines to Compiling Eating Programmes

  • Metabolising the food intake – the digestive process
  • Structure of an intestinal villus
  • A cross section of the small intestine
  • Bringing about a lifestyle change
  • Reducing or cutting our fat in the diet
  • Reducing or cutting out sugar in the diet
  • Increasing the fibre in the diet

6: Food Combining and Supplements

  • Defining the term “food combining”
  • Taking the digestive chemistry into consideration
  • Rules for food combining
  • Classification of foods
  • Compatible and incompatible combinations
  • Fruit in our diet

7: Working with the Client in Compiling Eating Programmes

  • Get to know your client
  • Contra-indications
  • Goal setting
  • Adapting the current food diary
  • Designing a progress report
  • Vitamins and supplements

8: The Role of Exercise in Weight Reduction and Control

  • Exercise burns fat
  • “Being active helps you lose weight”
  • Walking and swimming as a form of exercise
  • Five cool pool moves
  • Deep wading
  • Stretching exercises
  • Benefits of exercise
  • Quality of life
  • Breathing

9: Motivating the Client

  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Alderfer ERC theory
  • Herzberg’s two factor theory
  • Setting the goal
  • Monitoring your progress
  • The role of the mind

10: Constipation, Food Cravings and Eating Disorders

  • Constipation
  • Food cravings
  • Eating disorders
  • Menopause related weight gain
  • Mindell vitamin balanced diet
  • Supplements

11: Basic Recipes and Cooking Methods

  • Cooking and preparation of food
  • Meat and poultry
  • Fish
  • Rice and pasta
  • Vegetables and pulses
  • Fruit
  • Some basic recipes
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Main courses
  • Sweets and desserts

12: Setting up a Weight Management Consultancy

  • Business logistics of setting up a practice
  • Awareness of opportunities
  • Innovation
  • Ability to cope with uncertainty
  • Perseverance
  • Knowledge and skills
  • Financial considerations
  • Steps in assessing a business opportunity
  • Organisation of a weight management consultancy
  • Logistics

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