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Designing Your Personal Weight Loss Plan

This 5 week course will guide learners through the essential steps in planning an individualized weight loss program. There is no guarantee of weight loss through completing the course; learners will have the framework and essential components for an evidence-based weight loss program. This course is intended for healthy adults who do not have any chronic disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease or any others. In addition, this course does not provide information for people who have food allergies or intolerances. Losing weight and keeping it off requires planning and goal-setting. Crash diets or fad diets are ineffective and can be dangerous. This course provides evidence-based information for planning a weight loss program that is safe and effective in producing a one to two pound loss per week. This course will help learners establish the following: 1. A realistic goal weight with a specific plan for rate of weight loss and time frame for achieving goal weight. 2. A realistic goal for the frequency, duration, and intensity of exercise that will enable the learner to achieve and maintain the goal weight. 3. A specific set of strategies for grocery shopping, eating in restaurants, eating at social occasions, and dealing with hunger and emotional eating. 4. A plan for monitoring food intake, exercise and weight loss. 5. A plan for continued evaluation of progress to goals and strategies for adjusting goals for continued weight loss for the next 6 months or longer. 6. A thorough understanding of the difficulty of maintaining weight loss and a plan for maximizing the chances of keeping off the weight lost.

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Case Western Reserve University

Rating 4.1 based on 63 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts Jan 21 (3 days ago)
Cost $49
From Case Western Reserve University via Coursera
Instructor Mary Beth Kavanagh
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Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Personal Development Nutrition

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loss plan in 7 reviews

Taking this course with no serious plan, just a pure curious, but it turns out that I enjoy the material and trigger me to have a real weight loss plan.

A very useful course for designing a personal weight loss plan.

It gave a lot of tools for my weight loss plan with very convenient strategies.

Helps in making effective and realistic weight loss plan.

The idea of the personalized weight loss plan is great, and the mantra "failling to plan is planning to fail" will certainly change my life, and the chapter about recover from relapses and avoiding collapses is really helpful.

it's really helpful for how to manage weight by food intake, exercise and self-monitoring Most of the information in the course are available online but still this course will help you align and organize your diet and exercise This course really helped me to come up with a great weight loss plan.

pay for in 4 reviews

I audited the course I definitely would not pay for it.

The remaining 5 weeks would be great to help the students track their progress and get some peer-support.The system of not being able to submit any assignment or quiz until you pay for the course is vastly uncomfortable.

Unfortunately if you don't pay for the course you have no access to the assignments.

I didn't pay for the class so I wasn't involved in the peer review process.

about weight loss in 3 reviews

Recommend this course to all who is lost in abundance of material about weight loss and looking for a simple, step by step approach that is realistic and achievable.

I am really enjoying this course, and learning about weight loss planning.

If you never read about weight loss anywhere, this course can help you.

very well in 2 reviews

assignment is very difficult to submit.sometimes it will take lot of time.but this course is really help full to maintain weight in healthy way Not original, educational or motivational This course is very well designed for beginners.

The basics have been taught very well.

Designing is the first vital step towards weight loss and i think that is covered very well in here.

This is a very well structured course for weight loss.

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Case Western Reserve University

Rating 4.1 based on 63 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts Jan 21 (3 days ago)
Cost $49
From Case Western Reserve University via Coursera
Instructor Mary Beth Kavanagh
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Personal Development Nutrition