This course will guide learners through the essential steps in planning an individual 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 up to 1 kg loss per week.
Diana Tannous, studied science and nutrition at the American University of Beirut and got her master’s degree in human diet from the University of New Haven in the US, in addition to specialization at Massachusetts General Hospital, affiliated with the Harvard University College of Medicine. Diana is now the director of the nutrition department at Clemenceau Medical Center.
Carla Daou has studied Nutrition and Dietetics at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, and then worked as a clinical dietitian at the Clemenceau Medical Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins. She then pursued her graduate studies at Pennsylvania State University in the United States where she got her Master’s Degree in Public Health. She is now a research assistant in the Sleep Medicine division and a nutrition consultant at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.