5 powerful online nutrition courses to kickstart your healthy lifestyle

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Tatiana Azman
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Summary: Let’s face it: Fad diets just don’t work. You can, however, explore Mindvalley’s online nutrition courses if you’re looking for ways to upgrade your health.

Ask anyone, and chances are, they’d love to be healthy. But the food industry doesn’t make it easy.

Fad diets. Magic weight-loss pills. Cryptic food labels that make you feel like you’re playing Battleships more than reading ingredients. (What the heck is E171 anyway?)

You deserve a deeper understanding of the magic that happens when you nourish your body. And Mindvalley’s got just the thing: online nutrition courses—with 600,000+ having gone through them, it’s a testament to how powerful these treasure troves of expert-led guidance really are.

Weight loss courses

Fun fact: 34% of people surveyed by Forbes aimed to shed pounds for their 2024 goals. Only about 8%, though, tend to stick with their goals for one month.

So if those unrealistic resolutions aren’t working for you, maybe you’d like to take a different approach, like joining weight-loss courses.

Don’t be mistaken, though. The following are no diet programs; rather, they’re about food freedom.

WILDFIT Masterclass

Mindvalley’s WILDFIT may just be one of the best online nutrition courses out there. And here’s why: While a lot of the fads out there are restrictive, this free masterclass helps you cultivate a healthy relationship with food.

Because the bottom line is, healthy eating isn’t only about eating whatever you want whenever you want; it’s also not eating what you don’t want when you don’t want.

About the trainer: Eric Edmeades is a world-renowned health and fitness coach who spent years studying the eating habits of the Hadza tribe in Africa. His WILDFITⓇ philosophy draws inspiration from their approach to food and wellness.

Course duration: 60 minutes

What you’ll learn:

  • Master the “habit hack” to conquer cravings and unhealthy eating patterns.
  • Unmask the hidden factors hindering your weight-loss efforts.
  • Explore the easiest way to transform your body through effortless lifestyle changes.
  • Identify the eight crucial ingredients your body craves for optimal health.
  • Activate your body’s natural fat-burning mechanism for weight loss and boundless energy.

What the students are saying: WILDFIT has been an eye-opening experience, for not just myself but for those around me who have watched my progress in losing 25 pounds and four pants sizes in a matter of three months.” — Josh Finkelstein, product manager; Washington, United States

WILDFIT Masterclass Eric Edmeades

7 Days to Breaking Up with Sugar Challenge

Is sugar good or bad? That’s the million-dollar question.

But the answer isn’t as simple as “yes” or “no.” According to Eric, there are bad sugars and bad relationships with sugars. 

So if you’re struggling to kick the sugar addiction (as so many of us are), 7 Days to Breaking Up with Sugar might just be the challenge you need.

The best part? It’s one of the very few nutrition online courses that you can access for free.

About the trainer: Eric Edmeades is an “accidental” wellness expert who’s passionate about empowering people to achieve food freedom. His online nutrition courses, WILDFIT and 7 Days to Breaking Up with Sugar, draw on the principles of behavioral psychology to do just that.

Duration: 66 minutes

What you’ll learn:

  • Learn to identify true hunger cues and break the cycle of mindless snacking.
  • Master techniques to curb sugar urges and prevent future relapses.
  • Experience the positive impact of a sugar-free lifestyle on your overall well-being.
  • Gain awareness of your eating habits and make informed choices about what you consume.
  • Optimize your metabolism and support healthy weight management naturally.

What the students are saying: Thanks to 7 Days to Breaking Up with Sugar, I have developed the willpower to speak against these notions and cravings with a vengeance.” — Shelby Co Board of Education, educator; Memphis, United States

7 Days to Breaking Up with Sugar Challenge with Eric Edmeades by Mindvalley

Gut health courses

Science is finally catching up with what our grandmothers always knew: a healthy gut is the foundation of a healthy you. Even research has shown that what you eat can affect everything, from your immunity to your mood.

Want to learn more? Explore these nutrition courses online.

Smarter Not Harder Quest

Smarter Not Harder is a Quest that’s available on Mindvalley. The great thing is, you can gain access to the first few classes for free

It’ll give you a taste of the revolutionary approach to helping you optimize your health and performance without breaking a sweat.

About the trainer: Dave Asprey is the founder of Upgrade Labs and is widely known as the “Father of Biohacking.” He believes in leveraging cutting-edge science and ancient wisdom to unlock human potential.

Duration: 4 hours

What you’ll learn:

  • Learn how to optimize your energy, brain function, stress levels, physical fitness, hormones, and even spirituality for holistic well-being.
  • Discover science-backed strategies to combat fatigue and experience sustained vitality throughout the day.
  • Sharpen your cognitive function and achieve peak productivity with Dave’s biohacking techniques.
  • Learn how to promote healthy aging and unlock a higher quality of life as you get older.
  • Implement biohacking practices to accelerate post-workout and injury recovery, leaving you feeling your best.

What the students are saying:I’ve been following Dave Asprey’s work for a while, but this quest has been a game-changer for me. In just 12 lessons, I’ve implemented Dave’s tips and improved many areas in my life. Now I sleep better, have more energy, and have less stress.” — David Priego, sales director; Madrid, Spain


Mindvalley Viome Certified Nutrition Coach program

The Mindvalley Viome Certified Nutrition Coach program, co-created by Viome’s innovative technology and Mindvalley’s coaching expertise, equips you to become a certified nutrition coach.

Led by Naveen Jain, the visionary founder of Viome, this program dives deep into gut health and the secrets of nutrition science.

Duration: 3 months

What you’ll learn:

  • Learn how to leverage gut microbiome testing to personalized meal planning that optimizes your health.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the gut microbiome and its influence on overall health and disease.
  • Develop the skills and frameworks to guide yourself and others towards lasting transformations.
  • Discover science-backed strategies to combat inflammation and strengthen immunity.
  • Explore the potential to build a successful coaching business if you desire.

What the students are saying:Before the certification, my life was a guess from the nutrition point of view. I was looking for information on the internet and from real-case scenarios where I could get inspired regarding nutrition and supplements.

After taking the nutrition coaching program with Mindvalley and Viome, I turned to precision nutrition and had an overview of what I needed to follow tailored to my internal system activity.” — Victor Vilceanu, university institutional researcher; Weimar, Germany

Become a Mindvalley Viome Certified Nutrition Coach | Live Webinar by Naveen Jain

Intermittent fasting course

This trendy wellness practice has gained traction over the years—and for good reason. There are tons of benefits to intermittent fasting, and here’s a course you can explore to learn more:

Beyond Fasting Masterclass

Beyond Fasting is a masterclass that goes beyond the basics, unveiling the science behind intermittent fasting to help you achieve optimal results.

This online health course equips you with powerful techniques to supercharge your weight loss, boost longevity and immunity, and unlock a new level of well-being.

About the trainer: A passionate advocate for holistic wellness, Ronan Diego draws on his experience and scientific research to design innovative fasting protocols for transformative results.

Duration: 56 minutes

What you’ll learn:

  • Separate fact from fiction and discover why the “standard approach” might not be serving you.
  • Learn how to personalize your fasting schedule to target specific goals, like weight loss or mental clarity.
  • Explore how intermittent fasting can promote healthy aging and extend your lifespan.
  • Discover how to leverage fasting to maximize your exercise benefits and burn more fat.
  • Master a simple mind hack to stay disciplined and consistent with your fasting routine.

What the students are saying: My most valuable lesson learned was to practice mindful eating. Fasting and eating healthy go much more beyond physical benefits. I achieved to melt down stubborn fat, my mind is more alert during the day, and at night my restful sensation improved by doing fasting.” — Nadya Veliz, vice-president of Sporting Goods; San Miguel Allende, Mexico

Beyond Fasting masterclass with Ronan Diego at Mindvalley


What are the benefits of taking an online nutrition course?

There are a ton of benefits to taking online nutrition courses, especially for anyone seeking to improve their health and understanding of food. They’re flexible, so you can learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. This is especially convenient if you’re working and have a family.

Many courses are free or very affordable compared to traditional in-person classes. What’s more, you’ll gain access to a wide range of expertise from qualified professionals, often featuring the latest research and trends in nutrition science.

Not only that, there’s often a supportive community, so you can interact with other students, keeping you motivated on your wellness journey.

What are some things to consider when choosing an online nutrition course?

Choosing the right online nutrition course depends on your specific goals and learning style. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Choose the course curriculum that aligns with your interests, whether it’s weight loss, disease prevention, or overall healthy eating.
  • Check the credentials of the instructors and make sure they’re qualified professionals in nutrition or a related field.
  • See if they offer a well-structured format with clear learning objectives and engaging delivery methods.

Additionally, it’s always advisable to check out the student reviews to get a sense of the overall learning experience. For example, you can view what students say about Mindvalley’s online nutrition courses at Mindvalley Stories.

Can I get a certificate for completing an online nutrition course?

Yes, many online nutrition courses, like that at Mindvalley, award certificates of completion.  These certificates can serve as a testament to your newfound knowledge and commitment to healthy eating.

Remember, though, that these certificates might not qualify you to become a registered dietitian or nutritionist. (With that being said, with the Mindvalley Viome Certified Nutrition Coach program, you’ll receive an internationally recognized certification to be able to coach others through their health transformation.)

It’s always advisable to check the course description to see if certification is included and its intended purpose.

Great change starts here

Ready to take charge of your health and unlock your full potential?

With the Mindvalley Membership, you’ll have unlimited access to over 100 programs, including the life-changing WILDFIT, Smarter Not Harder, and Beyond Fasting. Plus, don’t miss out on:

  • An intelligent AI that tailors your learning journey based on your interests.
  • Over 1000 guided meditations and healing sounds enhance your mental clarity and emotional well-being.
  • A vibrant community on the Mindvalley Connections private social network for inspiration and support.

As Vishen, the founder of Mindvalley, says, “Baby steps lead to bigger steps.” And your first one can be only a click away.

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Tatiana Azman

Tatiana Azman

Tatiana Azman is the SEO content editor for Mindvalley and a certified life coach. With a background in spa and wellness as well as having gone through a cancer experience, she's constantly on the lookout for natural, effective ways that help with one's overall well-being.
Written by

Tatiana Azman

Tatiana Azman is the SEO content editor for Mindvalley and a certified life coach. With a background in spa and wellness as well as having gone through a cancer experience, she's constantly on the lookout for natural, effective ways that help with one's overall well-being.
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