Thematic 2018: Designing a Weight or Fat Loss Program: Practical Tips from the Trenches


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Nutrition professionals are often called upon to support both active and athletic individuals who wish to lose weight and/or body fat, but developing an effective program can be challenging, especially if the individual is actively training or competing. This presentation will provide specific examples of nutrition strategies to support weight and/or fat mass (body fat) loss for active individuals and athletes. Special attention will be paid to the benefits and limitations of various methods used to assess body composition changes, including DEXA, skinfolds, and bioelectrical impedance analysis.


About the Speaker: Erik Sesbreno, MSc (c), RD, CBDT, Dip. Sport Nutrition IOC, Sport Dietitian, ISAK L3 Anthropometrist and Clinical Bone Densitometry Technologist, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

Erik Sesbreno is a sports dietitian at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario and the University of Guelph: Health and Performance Centre. He works with targeted athletes and coaches to develop and deliver world-class nutrition support in the daily training environment, assist with body composition management, conduct nutritional assessments to determine nutritional requirements and develop evidence-based nutrition plans focused on the needs of the sport and the athlete. He also conducts, collaborates in and evaluates research and innovation projects to further the discipline.

He is a certified bone densitometry technologist and an ISAK level 3 anthropometrist. He has developed proficiency at using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and surface anthropometry for assessing and monitoring body composition changes in high performance athletes. He receives multiple requests annually to operate ISAK accreditation courses for professionals in high performance sports across in North America.

***Original Source: "2018 Thematic Conference", Saturday, January 13, 2018

Length: 41:07

Type: Video

Last Updated: July 30, 2018

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