I’m going to let you in on a little secret: eating well is an important part of being healthy! Okay, well you probably knew that already, but be honest with yourself; do you actually have a healthy diet?
I’m not here to talk about any specific diet or lifestyle. Whether you want to live vegetarian or eat meat everyday isn’t relevant for our purposes.
Instead, we’re here to take a look at some very general courses that will help you learn some key things about nutrition and how it can help you live a healthier lifestyle.
And best of all, each one of these courses is quite reasonably priced, coming in at only $20, so you don’t have to break the bank to learn something useful.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5
This course is very broad, hitting on all kinds of ways that good nutrition can improve your health. There’s a total of 26 lectures that’ll take you about 2 hours to complete, so it’s not a huge time commitment. It’s meant to help you change your eating habits (and your health), in 30 days. If you sustain yourself with a steady diet of pizza and soda, after making it through this course, you might just make some serious adjustments.
Here’s a quick look at some of the specific topics covered in the course:
- Energy physiology
- Choosing macro nutrients
- Working with micro nutrients
- Foods to avoid
What I really like about this course is that it’s not trying to push some specific diet on you or convince you that one specific meal plan is great for everyone. Instead, it just gives you a solid baseline of knowledge about nutrition, which will help you make smarter choices, regardless of what your goals are.
Rating: 4.8 out of 5
Regardless of what you do for work, you need energy. Whether you’re outside doing manual labor or sitting at a desk writing code, you need that power to make it through the day.
That’s why this course exists. It’s built to show you how to eat to get maximum energy flowing. Food isn’t the only thing that determines how much energy you have day in and day out, but it’s one of the biggest factors!
Some of the things covered in the course are:
- Avoiding food comas
- Timing meals for maximum energy
- Ideal macronutrient structures for each meal
- Using caffeine for maximum effectiveness (that’s right, this course doesn’t tell you to cut out your beloved coffee)
In total there are 27 lectures in the course, and each hits on an important aspect of eating better to get through your day stronger than you ever thought possible. At $20, it seems like a pretty good value, with most students being quite happy with their purchase.
Rating: 3.9 out of 5
The premise of this course applies mostly to people who are actually looking to lose weight, not just eat healthy for general life. If losing weight isn’t necessary in your life, you’ll probably want to skip this one and check out one of the other courses here.
However, if you do want to lose weight and tone up a bit, you should give this one a look. It’ll cover a wide range of topics, and all you’ll need is a notebook, a scale, a measuring rope, and a camera. Oh, and of course a willingness to adjust to your diet and exercise (aka, the hard parts of dieting).
Here’s a quick look at some of the topics covered:
- Using supplements
- Counting calories
- How to track progress
It’ll only take you about an hour to blast through the content of the course, but the process of losing weight is a long-term commitment, and it’s certainly not an easy one. While this course will give you a great deal of knowledge, you’ll need to do a lot of work to meet your goals, and there’s no such thing as a magic method (or even an easy one).
Rating: 4.8 out of 5
This course is specifically targeted at entrepreneurs, as they tend to have a lifestyle that isn’t particularly conducive to eating healthy all the time, but it can be taken by anyone who’s looking to eat healthier, especially anyone who works a lot and has a busier than average lifestyle.
This course does focus a bit on a specific diet. It removes gluten and sugar, so if a diet without those isn’t of interest to you, skipping this course might be in your best interest. However, the core principles covered will still be useful even if you don’t want to adopt the specific diet covered, especially if you live a busy lifestyle.
Here’s a quick look at the curriculum:
- Specific things to eat and avoid
- How to avoid putting too much pressure on yourself
- Making your plan sustainable for the long term
If you live a seriously busy lifestyle, this course could be the one for you. The busier you are, the harder it can be to eat right all the time. It’s much quicker to hit a drive through than it is to prepare a proper meal, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible!
It doesn’t really matter what your goals are: losing weight, getting fit, or just living healthier, the courses above will teach you what you need to know.
Whether you want to follow a specific diet plan, or just eat better with a busy lifestyle, at least one of these should give you what you need. And at $20, there are certainly worse ways you could spend your money.
Do you have any nutrition tips you’d like to share, whether they’re for healthy living or losing weight? Let us know in the comments!