Diploma in Weight Loss Coaching
The Blackford Centre for Weight Loss
Home based Weight Loss Coach course contents syllabus
Weight Loss Coach Course Syllabus
- Let's talk about the problem of weight
- Why do people overeat?
- Food types
- The Digestive System - The ins and outs
- Compiling an eating programme
- Diets - the good and the bad
- Supplements - do you need them?
- Exercise and weight loss
- Cooking methods for weight loss
- Surgical weight-loss options
- The weight reduction plan
- Counselling clients how to lose weight
- How to market your services
- How to convert enquiries to paying clients
- Finance and Legal issues
In this module we explore the scale of obesity, and its causes and consequences. We also look at myths surrounding weight loss.Definition
The Obesity Epidemic
Why Weight Control?
Risks and Disadvantages of being Obese
Included: Videos on the scale and causes of obesity.
To help clients lose weight you have to understand what's going on in their mind. Is it a lack of knowledge or some deeper problem?Food Cravings
Included: useful forms for your client.
We review the different food groups, and explain what they do.Carbohydrates
Minerals and vitamins
Included: Videos of the role of different food types.
Here we examine how the digestive system works. It's important to understand how your body processes food.The anatomy of the digestive system
The function of the oral cavity
The function of the stomach
The function of the liver, gall bladder and pancreas
The function of the small intestine
The function of the colon
Included: videos that explain hw the digestive system works
This module covers various strategies for reducing weight through changing the food your clients eat.The need for a lifestyle change
How to substitute foods
How to reduce carbohydrate intake
Reducing fat intake
Reduce sugar intake
How to increase fibre in the diet
Included: Sample programmes for your client
Included: Outlines for 12-session weight loss class and handouts
Do any diets work? What should you say to your clients about dieting?Why so many diets fail
Fasting or the 5:2 diet
The Palaeo diet
Food combining or the Hay diet
The Mediterranean diet
The Volumetrics Diet
Do supplements have a role to play in weight loss? Can clients get all their nutrients from natural foods?. We make some recommendations.Appetite Suppressants
Included: Supplement videos
Exercise is good for your health. But will it help your clients lose weight? We examine the topic of exercise in this module, and clarify what you should say to your clients.The benefits of exercise.
Exercise burns fat and speeds metabolism.
Aerobic exercise: increasing the heart rate.
Ways to take exercise
Swimming for weight loss.
Exercise in the gym
Included: weight loss videos
Identifying what clients eat and how they cook is central to helping them lose weight. We provide a plan to help your clients.Cooking and preparation of food
Meat and poultry
Rice and pasta
Vegetables and pulses
Included: simple starter recipes for weight loss
Surgery is a dramatic and invasive solution. But sometimes it's the right solution. We examine your clients' options.The digestive organs in weight-loss surgery
Duodenal switch and biliopancreatic diversion
Included: videos that explain weight loss surgery
We show you how to create a plan that will reduce your client's weight, permanently.Get to know your client - assessing the scale of the clients overweight
Contra-indications and risks such as illness and obesity
Setting weight loss goals
Creating a food diary
Crafting a progress report
Monitoring the client's progress
Included: Useful forms
Bad eating is often due to habit, anxiety or beliefs. Here we show you how to change the client's mindset.Changing the client’s lifestyle and mindset
Counselling techniques for weight reduction
Getting the client to take responsibility
Virtual gastric band
Maslow’s hierarchy of Needs
Included: Two virtual gastric band videos.
Many would-be practitioners don’t market their services adequately. We provide a comprehensive plan on how to do it.Sources of work
The internet. Your website.
Writing an ad
Getting referrals from an organisation
How to find companies and professional organisations
Included: Videos on how to market yourself
There's an art to getting someone to become a paying client. We reveal powerful secrets to achieving this.Responding to a prospect’s enquiry
The initial session
Ending the initial session
The client who wants to start straightaway
Helping the client reach a conclusion
Included: useful forms for the new client
In this module we show you how much to charge, and how to manage your money as a self employed practitioner.How much should you charge?
Terminating the sessions
Keeping clients and the bank manager happy
Sole trader, limited business or partnership?
Your business name
How to keep financial records in four easy steps
Included: videos on managing money as a startup
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