Improving performance in athletes who are at risk for developing an eating disorder

This webinar focuses on how to help improve athletes (of all levels) improve performance without triggering the onset of an eating disorder or encouraging disordered behaviour. This is geared towards registered dieitians, fitness trainers, physiotherapists, coaches and anyone else who works with athletes.

Join us for a discussion on how to help improve athletes' performance without triggering the onset of an eating disorder or encouraging disordered behaviour.

Whether simply working out in the gym to increase muscle mass or training 6 days a week for the next international triathlon, athletes are constantly bombarded with information on how to improve their performance in the gym. This can range weighing foods and calculating macros often seen in the bodybuilding world, to carb cycling for endurance athletes. In a world of fad diets and frequent supplement intake, how can we help our athletes improve without compromising their relationship with food or their body?

With this workshop, you will be able to improve your skills in identifying athletes (the everyday person who works out to elite level) who are at risk of eating disorders as well as barriers and stigma leading to disordered behaviours. With this, we will find practical ways to improve their cardiovascular performance and strength without causing harm and how to transfer this message to the athletes themselves, trainers, and coaches!

The presenter is Zeina Khawam, RD. www.thefoodierd.com

 

Some topics discussed are: 

*How to improve your skills in identifying athletes (the everyday person who works out to elite level) who are at risk of eating disorders

*Identify barriers and stigma leading to disordered behaviours

*Understanding the difference between disordered behaviour and a balanced approach to food and exercise

*Practical ways to improve client’s cardiovascular performance and strength without causing harm

*How to transfer this non-diet message to the athletes themselves, trainers, and coaches!

 

This is perfect for you if:

*You work with athletes or gym-goers who ask you for nutrition advice

*You are looking for ways in which to have discussions with clients that avoid rigid advice on food intake

*You want to learn more on how to disentangle the desire to enhance performance from desires to change body size 

Please note that this presentation does not include a discussion of specific nutrition recommendations for athletes (example: needs for protein, carbs and water are not discussed.). 

 

What can you expect:

*Access to a video that includes an 80-minute presentation PLUS accompanying 30-minute Q&A with the presenter. This presentation was recorded live during an in-person workshop on November 1st, 2018. You have access to this presentation for 1 year. 

*A copy of the slides presented.

*An accompanying document prepared by the speaker with questions to explore body vs performance goals created by the speaker.

*Links to articles, websites and organizations mentioned in the presentation. 

 

Here is a screen capture of what the video looks like:  

You have the slides on the screen with the accompanying audio of the speaker talking. 

 

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Hear what others had to say about this presentation: 

"What did you like about this event? how clear the topics were presented."

 

"There was a lot of information, and it wasn't overwhelming at all. I loved that it really touched on several topics. Also, I liked that there was a Q&A period."

 

"Good & knowledgeable speaker who obviously believes in what she is doing."

 

"Clear explanations, concise and affordable!"

Curriculum

Instructor

Lisa Rutledge