Carbohydrates, Healthy Weight and Sugar Addiction - Starter

  • Day:Tuesday
  • Time:10:00 - 12:00
  • Duration:1 session
  • Start:02/04/2024

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Course overview

What is a carbohydrate?

Should I be restricting carbohydrates?

What does sugar do in the body and brain?

Are Paleo, Atkins and Keto diets a good idea?

How do carbohydrates impact my mental wellbeing?

Join for this discovery of how carbohydrates behave in your body and brain so you can support yourself for the very best of health and wellbeing

We will develop tools for developing our self-awareness, control and self-connection with compassion in relationship to food.

You should join this course if you are curious in how you could easily and enjoyably improve your physical and mental wellness with a supportive group.

All abilities and ages are welcomed

This session is a 2 hour online Zoom workshop as part of the Thriving in Somerset Project.

What you can expect support with:

-understanding of different types of carbohydrates

-understand how fruit sugars behave in the body

-understand how carbohydrates and weight connect

-gain tools for easily reading food labels on carbohydrate products

If you want to meet Elle before the course starts you can find her on Facebook and Instagram @harmonywithinorg

Previous Participants have said:

“Elle's courses are so motivating and informative”

“I’m more confident in understanding food labels and making positive choices.”

“I now feel armed with the knowledge to make the best decisions which reduces my stress around meal planning”

“I feel very well informed and confident to pass on healthy recommendations to friends who are also adopting some of the recommendations”

Course assessment

There are no formal assessments for this course. The tutor will give feedback and support to help you achieve your outcomes.

Course progression

This workshop/course is part of the Harmony Within, Thriving in Somerset Program. Join Elle to deepen your understanding of nutrition and gain tools and skills for supporting your fulfilling and satisfying life.

You can find all the upcoming schedule within the program on

or contact Elle

Thriving in Somerset Program

Taster Sessions

Empowered Weightloss: Where To Start?

Enjoying The Menopause: Where To Start?

Boosting Energy Levels: Where To Start?

Improving Mood & Wellbeing: Where To Start?

Empowered Nutrition Workshops

Understanding Carbohydrates: Mood, Sugar and Healthy Weight

Understanding Fats: Healthy Weight and Preventing Type II Diabetes

Understanding Protein: How To build Muscle & Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Understanding Micronutrients: Healing and Repair in the Body

Understanding the Gut Microbiome: Gut Health for Mental Health

Enhancer Courses

Lose Weight, Gain Empowerment 6-week course

Enjoying the Menopause 6-week course

Reclaim your Energy 6-week course

Feel Good Being You 6-week course to improve mood and reduce anxiety, depression & stress

At the end of this workshop, if you’d like to continue with your learning in this subject, you’ll be able to progress onto our Developer Level workshop or course.

Our workshops and courses are designed to provide essential skills, develop confidence and resilience, improve your health & wellbeing, prepare you for further learning or employment, provide ways to learn with your family and build communities. We have a wide range of workshops and courses and you can explore more on our website. There’s something for everyone! 

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

To join this workshop you need yourself, your curiosity and access to Zoom. You are welcome to have your microphone and camera off if you prefer after an ID check has been confirmed.

This workshop is suitable if you’re a beginner and want to learn about this subject, and you don’t have relevant knowledge or experience.

Fee information:

If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility will be requested during the enrolment process.

If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.

Our funding rules have changed – how this affects you…
You can only enrol on ONE free* workshop/course at each level, e.g. one Taster, one Starter… and so on. Our new levels are designed to encourage you to learn and progress in your chosen area of interest. If you enrol on multiple workshops/courses at the same level, we’ll contact you to discuss (as there are exceptions), or you’ll be given the opportunity to pay for your place, (costs are detailed on each course page).

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