1-2 hr talk: Creating the Healthiest Diet
There are two powerful ways to determine the healthiest diet: Epidemiology and clinical research. The first shows us that we can score diets numerically to see how well they improve our health (i.e. how long they help us to live). Clinical research helps us to understand the processes in the body that leads to nutrition improving or reducing our health. Combining these techniques allows us to create the best diet for optimal health, including a meal planner and a grocery list.
2-3 hr talk: Creating YOUR Optimum Diet
The above (1-1.5 hr talk) description, plus the emphasis of a diet will shift depending on our specific goals, our daily schedule, and our food preferences. Ultimately, everyone's diet should be as unique as they are. Understanding some of the details associated with proteins, carbohydrates and fats allows us a tremendous amount of control over our dietary options to take us to our weight loss, longevity, energy or performance goals.
3.5-4 hr talk: Taking It To The Next Level
CHOOSE ANY 2 OF THE FOLLOWING 3 ITEMS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE SESSION:
1. A workshop where attendees create their own nutrition plans, OR:
2. A 30 min workshop where I review products and supplements brought in by the attendees, OR:
3. The addition of some (3.5 hrs) or all (4 hrs) of the following special topics to the seminar:
- Toxins in protein (mercury in fish, carcinogens in BBQ deli meats, etc): How much should we eat?
- The impact of dietary fats on metabolism and brain health
- Phytonutrients: What they do and how to optimize their impact on our lives
- Low-calorie sweeteners: The facts, and how to address a sweet tooth or sugar addiction
- ANY SPECIAL HEALTH OR PERFORMANCE TOPICS
4.5-5 hr talk: The "I want it all" Talk
All 3 of the above.
1-3 hr Special Topic Seminars: Clinical or Sports Specific
Covers key topics of interest, like: weight loss, fad diets, "metabolic syndrome"; performance Nutrition for marathon, triathlon, strength, over-training; and nutrition for the top 15 mortalities and cancers in the US.
3-4 hr Nutrition training for Clinicians or Coaches
Intensive 4-hour seminar reviewing the scientific literature emphasizing either sports or clinical nutrition and its application. These advanced sessions assumes a solid foundation of basic nutrition knowledge by the attendees.
5-9 Hour Forums
Varying degrees of topic coverage. The 9-hr forum (2.5 hrs during an evening followed by 6.5 hrs the next day, or all in one day with sessions in the morning, afternoon & evening) is the equivalent to my UCSF and Stanford Medical School courses (clinical) or my advanced sports nutrition course in Athletics at Stanford.
Food Labs: These include actual meal preparation
We will make meals and snacks that contain a complete spectrum of optimum nutrients. No stove-cooking is involved; availability of a microwave may be beneficial. Food labs require a 1 hr lecture (or any seminar; see above) followed by one of the following:
Food demonstration: A 15 min demonstration including portion sizes for pasta and rice, making a healthy salad,
sandwich & snacks. Demonstration and food cost is $180.
Performance demo: Preparation of shakes and training fluids; 15 min. Cost is $180
1 Hour Food Lab: Choose 1/2 of the meals & snacks in the list below, $80/person (minimum $800)
2 Hour Food Lab: Includes all of the meals & snacks in the list below, $120/person (min $1200)
- A mixed-green and spinach salad with mixed vegetables and healthy fat options
- Making breakfast cereal a complete meal with key additions
- Snacks & sandwiches containing nuts/nut butter versus vegetables/tofu
- The addition of low-mercury fish sources to meals
- Nachos with beans, vegetables and other healthy additions
- Cottage cheese or yogurt with fruit, nuts and whole grain
- Making pizza, pasta and burritos dramatically healthier
Performance Food Labs: 1-2 hrs as above but including the preparation of shakes & training fluids (cost is an additional $10 / person per hour)