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Online Weight Loss Course

George Blackburn, MD, PhD, of the Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine (CSNM) studies how our bodies react to weight loss. Based on his research, Kristina Spellman, Registered and Licensed Dietician for the CSNM, offers this FREE online course to help you understand why it's so hard to slim down and gives you real tools to help you be successful in your quest to achieve a healthy weight. Each week, read the lesson, view the corresponding video and complete the activities.

How much does it cost?

It is free!

Who can learn from this course?

Anyone who wants to live a healthier life.

How do I get started?

Take the personal survey to find the areas you need to improve. (Refer to it when you are done with the course to see your progress!)

How does the online program work?

Step 1:

Read the week's lesson:

Step 2:

Watch the video posted with the week's lesson. Kristina provides tips and information to help you understand the week's principles.

Step 3:

Review and complete the activities for the week's lesson.

Step 4:

Listen to Dr. Blackburn's weekly podcast to keep yourself motivated.

Step 5:

Take the weekly quiz to see what you've learned!

Step 6:

Perform the weekly tasks.