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The Paleo Diet – Creating Superman On Caveman Food

Type: Theory

By Benjamin Siong – Australian Strength Performance

The growing paleo movement focuses on the premise that living like our ancestors 10,000 years ago forges the pinnacle of human health, energy and vitality. From minimizing inflammation, chronic disease, and cardiovascular issues and giving us a better quality of life, the paleo diet promises us a lot. Yet, how replicable is this diet amongst different ethnicities and cultures? Does its practice map out practically our modern-day lifestyle? and does it actually bring us the health benefits it claims? This seminar takes a deeper look into the paleo diet, and it’s origins and examines the pros, cons and intentions of this nutritional plan.

 

10 Strategies to Lose Fat and Keep It Off!

Type: Theory

By Benjamin Siong – Australian Strength Performance

The growing fad of fat loss has no doubt risen to popularity but is cluttered with controversy and confusion. From exercise machines and diets to supplements and even medical protocols, each one claims to be able to provide the best solution to this issue. Yet what we see is that while some may experience initial fat loss results, more often than not, these are the same people that eventually gain the weight back and more. Our quest for this magic bullet to look and feel good naked, leads us to questions such as “Is spot reduction actually possible?”, “Does nutrition determine up to 80% of fat loss?”, and even “Can I zap cellulite away with this cream?”. These are all valid questions given the array of information we’re given through advertising. In this lecture, we aim to put all these questions and so-called ‘myths’ to rest through a more in depth examination of physiology supported by empirical evidence and clinical application. Delving into physiological concepts like effective fat mobilization and utilization, gut and microbiome health, and even hormonal balance, we examine one’s ability to effectively lose fat from a wider perspective; one that is more than just about programming and calories. Specifically, the lecture will cover 10 methods to optimize fat loss physically, physiologically and through intervention.

Green smarts – What You Should Know On A Plant based Diet

Type: Theory

By Benjamin Siong – Australian Strength Performance

With the recent launch of the documentary “Game-changers”, many have adopted a plant-based lifestyle. Perhaps it’s the science that has been cited, the compelling storyline or even the ethics of it, but to many, it appears that the need to 100% plant fueled is somewhat non-negotiable. Yet, how exactly does a vegan lifestyle scientifically impact our physiology? Is it really as simple as changing over to a plant-based diet to revitalize your health as portrayed or is there more to it? Given the stressed and polluted environment we live in, there is an increased demand for nutrients to support optimal health. This means an increased need to understand what our individual bodies require and whether the foods we consume has the complimentary nutrition. As such, this seminar aims to shed some information on the benefits, contraindications, and possible solutions on embarking on a plant-based diet.