The Health Sciences Academy

Carb and Sugar Cravings

4.9 excellent 7 opinions
The Health Sciences Academy

Rs 13,945
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Original amount in GBP:
£ 159

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Typology Short course
Methodology Online
Class hours 10h
  • Short course
  • Online
  • 10h

Power your knowledge with continuing education. Taught by scientists and PhDs. Do low-carb diets suppress appetite? Is fructose making us fat? Can plate colour help you eat healthier? Why is sugar so hard to resist? What influences our food choices?

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Reviews on this course

Naomi blackburn
What I would highlight: The course has complete information for one to comprehend. Jamie Oliver was spot on with Ted Talk and covered alot of topic. The video has inspired me to live a healthy lifestyle and maintain the same for my family.
What could be improved: -
Course taken: November 2018
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
Okeeffe Wellington
What I would highlight: Enjoyed the polls, the results were surprising.The weight assessment was an eye opener. Jamie Oliver's video got me thinking about health for me and my family members. I am implementing alot of the course knowledge in my every day life and wish to inspire other people to do so.
What could be improved: -
Course taken: March 2018
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
rachel leavey
What I would highlight: This short trial course about nutrition was really amazing and informative.
What could be improved: -
Course taken: September 2018
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
What I would highlight: This course makes a good start to the study of nutrition.
What could be improved: -
Course taken: October 2018
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
Jekaterina Schneider
What I would highlight: It was a very helpful course on health , it helped in shaping up my health and others too,
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Course taken: March 2017
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Healthy Eating
Health Management
Health Administration
Food Hygiene
Food Preparation
Diet and nutrition
Diet Plan
Food safety
Food Science
Food Chemistry
Healthy Food
Diet and nutrition control
Food laboratory
Nutritional Plan
Low-Carb Dieting

Course programme

Ready To Power Your Continuing Education?

Learn about why sugar is so addictive, to how to regain control over our eating!

Contains the following Continuing Education modules:

  • Fructose and Fat Storage 
  • Influences on Food Choices 
  • Low-Carb Dieting and Appetite 
  • Sugar Cravings
  • Visual Cues and Taste 

Fructose and Fat Storage

If being efficient at converting fructose into body fat is so disadvantageous to our health, then why are we so good at it? Might our frugivorous evolutionary past hold the answers? In this report, we dive into evolutionary genetics to shed light on the possible links between your genes, fructose, and obesity!

  • In this module you will learn… 
  • Whether fructose is making you fat 
  • What fructose is and why we’re eating so much of it 
  • How our body deals with sugar 
  • The impact fructose can have on our weight 
  • Whether all sugars are the same 

Influences on Food Choices

Who (or what) controls when, what, and how much you eat? Your brain is influenced by a multitude of things when making food choices. We’ll navigate through these influences, be they physiological or environmental, conscious or unconscious, hormonal or neural, visual or olfactory.

In this module you will learn…
  • The top influences on how our brain makes decisions about food 
  • Whether we have as much conscious control over our eating as we think 
  • The role of food “cues” in overeating
  • Whether we can really blame stress for making us eat things we shouldn’t 
  • How food marketing uses sneaky tricks to make us eat more

Low-Carb Dieting and Appetite

Finding ways to reduce hunger is the “holy grail” of weight loss. Low-carb dieters claim to have found out how to diet without inducing hunger, but is this just hearsay, or is there science to back it up?

In this module you will learn…
  • Whether low-carb dieting suppresses appetite 
  • The fundamentals of a low-carb ketogenic diet 
  • Which key hormones are involved in ketosis and appetite regulation 
  • Whether the side-effects of ketogenic dieting outweigh any benefits 

Sugar Cravings

Why is sugar so addictive? To answer this, we’re going to dive into the science of how your brain responds to sugar. Why sugar is so hard to resist What neuroscience can tell us about sugar cravings Whether we’ve evolved to crave sugary foods How brain reward centres are involved in our sweet addiction Visual Cues and Taste Did you know that sweet food can taste salty when served in a blue bowl? How is that possible? Discover the surprising influence dish colour might have on your sense of taste.

In this module you will learn…
  • Whether plate colour can affect taste perception 
  • Why we might associate colour with flavour
  • The role of vision in our sense of taste
  • Whether our perception of taste could be a consequence of evolution 
  • The ways in which we can manipulate taste perception to enjoy healthier foods