Your essential intermittent fasting update
Intermittent fasting (or IF for short) is a hot diet trend that seems simple enough - cycle between periods of fasting and eating - for weight loss and health benefits.
But with the many IF variations (5:2, 16/8, Eat-Stop-Eat, etc) understanding the pros, cons, practicality and evidence for intermittent fasting is more complex in reality.
Join our panel of speakers, who are researching and testing IF for weight management, longevity and performance. Don't miss this cutting edge update on intermittent fasting.
The big questions
- What exactly qualifies as intermittent fasting?
- Is IF superior for weight loss and for who?
- What are key personal insights about IF?
- Are there any metabolic benefits?
- Does IF come with any risks?
- How does IF affect appetite?
- Can you do IF and keep muscle?
- Is intermittent fasting another diet fad or the future?
1. Intermittent fasting - Trending now
by Matt O'Neill - 5 Minutes
- What's the buzz about intermittent fasting (IF)?
- Who's promoting IF?
2. More than the 5:2 diet - Variations & evidence
by Prof Leonie Heilbronn - 30 minutes
- Definitions of intermittent fasting
- What IF protocols have evidence?
- IF diets versus the rest for weight loss?
- Should I fast to live longer?
3. Your body on a fast - Individual responses
by Prof Amanda Salis - 30 minutes
- How your hormones respond to fasting & famine
- Is IF compatible with appetite management?
- How to eat less & stick at it
- Matching your diet to your biology
4. Intermittent dieting for performance – Worth it?
by Jackson Peos, PhD Candidate - 30 minutes
- Do bodybuilders & fitness goers use IF?
- Research on IF for fat loss & muscle gain in athletes
- The UWA intermittent dieting study in athletes
- Practical applications of intermittent dieting for athletes
Speaker chat - 15 minutes
Leonie, Amanda & Jackson will answer key questions and discuss intermittent fasting trends and predictions.
Assoc Prof Leonie Heilbronn
Leonie is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Adelaide and is based at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), where she leads the Obesity and Metabolism laboratory.
Dr Heilbronn completed her PhD studies in 2001, and went on to research positions in the United States and in Sydney, before returning to Adelaide in 2010. Her research is at the interface between basic and clinical science, and her research goal is to reduce chronic disease risk and insulin resistance through a greater understanding of nutrition and metabolism, and mechanisms underpinning these relationships particularly in muscle and adipose tissue.
In 2014 Leanie was awarded a Diabetes Australia Research Trust (DART) grant to study the "Effects of periodic fasting on the inflammatory profile in serum and adipose tissue." She has also received an NHMRC grant to investigate period fasting and insulin sensitivity and metabolic health.
She has published more than 75 peer reviewed papers in scientific journals, and is an associate editor for Obesity Research and Clinical Practice.
Assoc Prof Amanda Salis
With a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Australia and a PhD from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, Professor Amanda Salis (publishing as Sainsbury) leads full-time research into dietary treatments for overweight and obesity at the University of Sydney’s Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders in the Charles Perkins Centre.
Her translational research into hypothalamic control of appetite, eating behavior, energy expenditure, body weight and body composition spans transgenic mice, adults with overweight or obesity, as well as adult athletes.
Her randomized controlled trials comparing long-term effects of fast versus slow weight loss – using intermittent versus continuous energy restriction – are funded by a Senior Research Fellowship and Project Grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia.
She is the author of two books about adult weight management that are available internationally in three languages and are used by consumers, community health centres / gyms, and by healthcare professionals..
BSc(Hons), PhD Candidate
Jackson is a rising academic star who walks the talk for performance nutrition as a competitive body builder and online physique coach.
Jackson is a BSc graduate in sports science, exercise and health and is currently completing his PhD at the University of Western Australia.
He is lead researcher directing the first randomised controlled trial that will investigate the effects intermittent vs continuous dieting on fat loss, muscle retention and performance in resistance trained athletes.
Jackson has attracted scholarship support via the Australian Research Training Scheme.
Connect with Jacksom on Instagram.
BSc (SpSci), MSc(Nut&Diet)
Director, Smartshape Centre for Weight Management
Matt is a Dietitian, passionate about evidence-based nutrition advice that evokes change and delivers outcomes for clients. He is Founder of the SmartShape Centre for Weight Management, where he specialises in inspiring training, resources and business support for health professionals.
Matt has presented seminars, keynotes and workshops around the world. With SmartShape’s webinars, he shares his curiosity for the truth about controversial topics in nutrition.
Matt has been the nutritionist for the Australian Consumers’ Association, weight loss coach for Men’s Health Magazine (Australia), sports dietitian for the Sydney City Roosters and a TV regular providing nutrition and dietary advice for over 20 years. His own weight management program, Metabolic Jumpstart has attracted over 24,000 participants and over 75 official partners.
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- Health coaches
- Fitness enthusiasts
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