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How Not to Diet (CHES)

How Not to Diet (CHES)

This course is only for CHES practitioners.

The internationally-renowned author, Michael Greger, MD, founder of, condenses the most important evidence-based research on the optimal components of successful remedies of obesity. They include: plant-based eating, calorie density, the insulin index, and the impact of foods on our microbiome. Other aids showing promise are less stress, intermittent fasting, and better sleep. His book statements are supported by over 5,000 references. All the proceeds he receives from his books and speaking is donated to charity.


How Not To Diet is one of the best books I’ve ever read on how to lose weight in sustainable ways that enhance health. Highly recommended! Dean Ornish, MD

Dr. Greger has created a monumental bastion of nutritional truth to lead our journey in eliminating chronic disease. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD, author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

I found this book to be exceptional. All recommendations were based on scientific data. KA 1/2021 

I learned a lot of the latest research on the causes of obesity and the most effective treatments for obesity. MH 1/2021

I used the information to do a nutrition workshop with breast cancer survivors. It is backed by solid, valid scientific research. MB 2021

Choose between two versions:

Program ID #SS114228_HND15  Max CHES 15 Hrs / Advanced MCHES 4 Hrs

Program ID #SS114228_HND27  Max CHES 27 Hrs / Advanced MCHES 5 Hrs

Michael Greger, MD, FACLM
Course Expiration Date: Apr-17-2026
Course Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 4.2.8, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 12.1.3
Product Name

Book Only (1890)

Regular price $22.00 $22.00

15 CE Online Test Only (1891CHES)

Regular price $123.00

27 CE Online Test Only (1892CHES)

Regular price $163.00

15 CE Book & Online Test (1893CHES)

Regular price $140.00

27 CE Book & Online Test (1894CHES)

Regular price $180.00

Book Details

Author Michael Greger, MD, FACLM
Year Published 2019
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Flatiron Books
ISBN 978-1529038705
Format Paperback
Page Count 608
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 15 CE Online Test Only: 175889
  • 27 CE Online Test Only: 175888
  • 15 CE Book & Online Test: 175889
  • 27 CE Book & Online Test: 175888

Course Objectives

CHES Competencies:

1.1.1 Define priority populations to be assessed

1.2.1 Identify sources of secondary data related to health

1.2.3 review related literature, 

1.2.4 Identify gaps in the secondary data 

1.2.6 Determine validity of existing data

1.3.1 Identify data collection instruments 

1.4.1 Identify and analyze factors that influence behaviors 

1.4.2 identify and analyze factors that impact health

1.4.3 identify the impact of emerging social, economic, and other trends on health

1.5.3 Identify and analyze factors that influence attitudes and beliefs

1.6.2 identify policies related to health education and promotion

1.6.4 assess social, environmental, political, and other factors that may impact health education and promotion

2.1.1 identify priority populations, partners, and stake holders

2.2.5 Develop specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time sensitive objectives                                                                                                     

2.3.4 apply principles of cultural competence in selecting and or designing strategies/interventions

6.1.2 identify valid information resources

7.2.1 identify current and emerging issues requiring advocacy

7.3.1 assess the impact of existing and proposed policies on health

7.3.2 assess the impact of existing and proposed policies on health education

7.3.3 assess the impact of existing systems on health

Advanced MCHES Competencies:

1.1.4 Apply theories and or models to the assessment process

4.3.1 identify existing data collection instruments

7.3.7 identify factors that influence decision makers

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Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

Why We Chose This Book

This book brings new awareness to dietitians about the volume of nutrition research world-wide that shows which foods, habits, and eating or lifestyle decisions provides lifelong weight management.

About the Author

Dr. Michael Greger is the physician behind the very popular website, He is a founding member and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. His review of nutrition research gives him exposure to unique perspectives on what really works to reverse or prevent unhealthy weight gain.