Course components are delivered online and include a continuing education exam.
Nondiet Weight Management Online CE Course provides practical strategies for breaking the cycle of diet failure while maintaining nutritional health. Help your clients rethink their approach to food, increase physical activity, and improve self-image and lifestyle habits. Gain strategies that focus on eating and activity patterns—not weight or appearance—and achieve lasting benefits in health, fitness, and self-esteem.
• Explain why dieting may fail to produce long-term weight loss.
• Define diet mentality and identify three consequences of this belief.
• List four ways studies that link obesity to health problems may be flawed.
• Explain why weight loss may not be an indicator of improved health.
• Describe how repeated attempts at weight loss through dieting can increase risk of physical and mental health problems.
• List 10 alternative goals to weight loss as indicators of improved health.
• Describe how the nondiet approach can be employed in therapeutic and lifestyle situations.
• Identify five influences on body image and provide six suggestions for improving body image.
• List five consequences of weight preoccupation.
• Name and describe three basic body types.
• Explain the role of carbohydrate and protein in appetite control.
• Define the glycemic index and list six factors that affect glycemic response.
• Explain how attempts to restrict high-fat foods may backfire.
• List 10 possible indicators of rigid fat restriction.
• List five indicators of an acquired taste for lower-fat foods.
• Describe six methods of making gradual changes in food purchasing and preparation.
• Contrast diet and nondiet approaches to portion control.
• Explain how sensitivity to hunger, appetite, and satiety signals can be enhanced. Explain how dieting may influence cue sensitivity.
• List 15 reasons—other than hunger—for eating.
• Explain the role of fluids in the body, and list three ways fluids can be misused by dieters.
• List five signs of dehydration.
• Explain how clients can acquire a taste for less-sweet foods and fluids.
• List six symptoms of exercise addiction.
• Name and refute three myths about exercise.
• List 11 indicators of lifestyle shift other than weight loss.
A continuing education course for nutritionists, dietitians, personal trainers, and other health and fitness professionals
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Need for a New Approach
Chapter 2. The Health at Every Size Approach
Chapter 3. Nondiet Empowerment
Chapter 4. Applying the Nondiet Approach
Chapter 5. Breaking the Failure Cycle
Chapter 6. Nondiet Nutrition Concepts
Chapter 7. Moderating Dietary Fat
Chapter 8. Hunger and Fullness
Chapter 9. Fluid Management
Chapter 10. The Role of Exercise
Chapter 11. Lifestyle Strategies
Chapter 12. Freedom from Counting for People with Diabetes
Chapter 13. Five Healthcare Myths
Chapter 14. The Journey to Building Momentum and Unity for Health at Every Size
“The information in this course will help me modernize my clients’ thoughts on dieting and nutrition.”
T. Rios—Meadow Vista, CA
“This course definitely gave me tools to use with my clients and reaffirms that the number on the scale isn’t the only definition of success.”
C. Harper—Muscatine, IA
“I am a personal trainer and I’ve gained a new perspective on dieting through this course.”
M. Vega—Lemoore, CA