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Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Do you want to lose weight and keep it off? Now you can! In this comprehensive course, you'll discover how to establish a healthy approach to weight loss and weight maintenance. You'll master how to set and achieve weight-loss and weight-maintenance goals that make sense for you. 

By the end of this course, you'll know how to set appropriate and effective goals for eating, exercise, and many other elements that affect your weight. You'll have the skills you need to lose weight and keep it off for a lifetime!

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Anne Arundel Community College Why this school? It's been chosen based on your location or if you've visited this school's website.

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Lose Weight and Keep It Off

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Lose Weight and Keep It Off Details + Objective

Course Code: lwt

You Will Learn
  • Understand food composition, portion sizes, preparation methods, consumption and timing
  • Learn the importance of meal planning and prepping
  • Learn to navigate and overcome the social elements of eating
  • Discover the different types of exercise and find an activity that’s enjoyable and helps you meet your goals
  • Determine the role of hydration, thoughts, sleep, stress and other factors that can affect your ability to lose weight
  • Learn the difference between weight loss and weight maintenance and master the obstacles of each
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain the skills you need to lose weight and keep it off for a lifetime
  • Discover a more healthy body image and a realistic view of your weight loss goals
  • Feel more confident in your ability to change your life by getting in shape and staying there
Lose Weight and Keep It Off Outline
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Week 1

Learn healthy, proven techniques for weight loss that you can personalize and begin using immediately including how to use your hands to guesstimate and manage portion sizes when you just don't have the option to weigh and measure your food. Then, discover how body type relates to health and weight management, and use interactive tools to calculate your body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, and personal daily calorie estimation. With all of this information in hand, you'll be ready to develop your own SMART goals for weight loss and weight maintenance.

Week 2

Find out what's in the food you're eating and how to use that information to plan meals and snacks that support your weight-loss goals. Then, learn easy ways to make exercise work when you don't have a lot of extra time, and we'll explore the common (but frustrating!) obstacles to exercise.

Week 3

Learn the role of water in weight management including how much water is enough and how to determine how much water you lose during exercise. You'll also uncover tips and tricks for overcoming obstacles to good hydration. Then, unravel the influences of stress on weight, and discover how to use stress management techniques to minimize or even eliminate the effects of stress.

Week 4

Discover how emotional eating and the way you think about your body affect your ability to follow through on healthy choices, and gain tools you can use to overcome unhelpful thought patterns. Then, learn how sleep deprivation interferes with metabolism, encourages cravings, and increases your appetite. 

Week 5

Learn how to stick with your SMART goals when you're eating out, and explore how to make preparing food at home easy, quick, and healthy for you and your family. Then, discover how and why it’s important to change up your exercise routine from time to time.

Week 6

Learn how genetics and life changes can affect weight management, and discover how to successfully manage your weight during all of life’s stages. Finally, learn methods for determining your personal ideal weight, and we'll explore how to shift from weight loss to weight maintenance once you've achieved it. By the end of this lesson—and this course—you'll have the know-how to help you enjoy weight loss for a lifetime.

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Lose Weight and Keep It Off Instructors
Donna Acosta

Donna Acosta, RDN, ACE-Certified Health Coach, is a registered dietitian and nutrition educator. A lifetime learner, Donna is currently pursuing her master's degree in counseling. Her clinical expertise is in weight management, diabetes nutrition care, and cardiac rehabilitation management. Donna also has more than a decade of experience teaching cooking classes, which reflects her passion for eating healthfully—and enjoying every bite! She has developed and taught a variety of hospital- and community-based nutrition programs, including such clients as Warner Bros. Studios, Neutrogena, and Fluor-Daniel. She has also developed and taught dance-based exercise classes for the YMCA. As the wife of a husband with Type 2 diabetes, and the mother of three teenagers, Donna's focus is on helping others discover how feasible and delicious it can be to manage weight successfully and eat healthfully for a lifetime.

Lose Weight and Keep It Off Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Lose Weight and Keep It Off Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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