These statements are often made to convey either the notion of complete self-control over food, or complete control of food, over self. The prior is a cliché statement from
bodybuilders who seem to take pride in consuming large amounts of “blend” foods purely for the purposes of fueling their physical development. The latter, defines the modern ‘foodie’ who will travel to the moon and back just to have a taste of the latest food creations in town.
Yet, for the majority of the time, our relationship with food can never be described in such a “black or white” fashion, especially when emotions and stress are involved. Eating based on emotions is that grey area that everyone will experience at one point or the other. This can often lead to a situation, where despite knowing that certain foods are not beneficial for the body, individuals continue to repeat their actions of eating them. The result is weight gain, self-image issues, self-hate, lowered confidence, increased stress, and the cycle perpetuates. This seminar will delve into the topic of emotional eating, identifying how our actions are a product of emotional, mental and physiological processes, as well as the steps we can take to emerge out of this negative cycle with a better control and relationship with food.
1. How an all-or-nothing approach can destroy our relationship with food
2. To understand why we “emotional” eat
3. To Identify the processes that contribute to this self- perpetuating cycle
4. Strategies to help break this cycle
Session Type : Theory
One of the biggest controversy about fitness and nutrition revolves around the notion of
supplementation. Should we advocate it or should nutrition be solely consumed from whole foods? Foods movements like the Paleo-diet, the Raw foods diet and the Mediterranean diet, to name a few, has shown not only to improve body composition and promote health, but they also focus heavily on eating certain food varieties rather than taking supplements. Yet, is the idea on a total reliance on food with no supplements being over presumptuous? While our dietary habits should be seen as primal in nature, aren’t we also living in time where most foods are adulterated, genetically modified and grown in poor mineral dense soil? Compounded with the constant stress of chemical absorption from the air and products we consume daily, shouldn’t we then look to fortify our bodies as a health buffer in this polluted era?
Naturally, this begs the all-important question: If just foods can give us all we need, then
does supplements have a place in sustaining health and creating an optimal physique?”
Worth an estimated 160 billion dollars and growing rapidly, the supplement industry has
established itself as a major player in the quest for health. We take a serious look at the pros and cons of supplementing and whether this is necessary. While this lecture makes a case for supplementation, the basis of which is not as straight forward and needs to be
considered in conjunction with a host of other critical factors.
1. WHAT about supplements? Should we actually supplement above what we already
2. WHAT IF we do not supplement. What could the potential health repercussions be?
3. 5 reasons to WHY we need to consider supplementing in this day and age.
4. HOW can we ensure
Session Type : Theory