Nondiet Weight Management - CHES97

Nondiet Weight Management

by Linda Omichinski, RD
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This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (7.00 CECH)

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Essential for working with chronic dieters. Based on the highly successful HUGSTM plan, this course provides practical strategies and techniques for breaking the diet failure cycle and achieving lasting fitness and health. This new edition includes two new chapters explaining the Health At Every Size (HAES) philosophy and offering new strategies for building momentum and support for the author's acclaimed nondiet approach to food, exercise, self-image, and lifestyle. Offers practitioners a way to help clients develop nourishing eating and activity patterns, rather than focusing on weight or appearance. Linda Omichinski is the author of the acclaimed book You Count, Calories Don't.


Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • 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.
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Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 7.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 8/4/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/28/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2017

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Julie B - New Orleans, LA  ·  Feb 10, 2017
I didn't really enjoy this course.
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VALERIE P - BELMORE, NY  ·  Sep 15, 2016
Great information that is useful in my profession and personal life.
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Danita H - Laurel, MS  ·  Jul 08, 2016
Interesting content, refreshing
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Debbie C - Elmont, NY  ·  Apr 22, 2016
It was an eye-opener. Discovered things that were previously overlooked.
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Bonnie R - Schertz, TX  ·  Oct 20, 2015
very informative, I will find this information helpful in helping my patients
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