MNU Conference | Saturday 30th September 2017

Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough

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"Going beyond eat less, exercise more"

While truly evidence-based practitioners know that Fat Loss comes back to energy balance, working with human beings makes fat loss, and fat loss maintenance, a highly complex area. We now know how important it is to view nutritional approaches to fat loss as more than just an equation by also looking at specific physiological, psychological, environmental and behavioural influences. The Fat Loss Focus Conference does just that, bringing you true experts in the fields of fat loss, motivational interviewing, emotional eating and nutrition. 

If you are looking to lose some body fat yourself, or are a nutritionist, dietitian, doctor, personal trainer or anyone working with clients and athletes that have fat loss goals, this is the conference for you!

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Conference Speakers

Dr Spencer Nadolsky

Dr. Spencer Nadolsky | Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Talk 1 title – Conditions and Medications that can interfere with weight loss

Talk 2 title – The Endocrinology of Fat Loss: A Physician’s insights into obesity

Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is a board certified Family Medicine Physician and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. His love for lifestyle as medicine began in athletics where he worked hard using exercise and nutrition science to propel himself in football and wrestling. After wrestling at UNC Chapel Hill as the Tar Heel heavyweight and earning a degree in exercise science, he headed to medical school.

During medical school, Dr. Nadolsky attended multiple obesity medicine conferences and realized that he wanted to use the same nutrition and exercise information he learned for athletics but now for the general population and health. After medical school, he attended VCU’s Riverside Family Medicine Residency in Newport News to hone his skills. He is now practicing online via SteadyMD pioneering a new delivery of medicine

 

Jeff Breckon

Dr Jeff Breckon | Director of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research

Talk title – Motivational Interviewing: Conversations about Change

Dr Breckon is Director of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at Sheffield Hallam University is a BPS and HCPC Chartered Psychologist. He delivers training in MI to a variety of health professionals and organisations covering health behaviour change and organisational change in both clinical and community settings. Dr Breckon is a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers), BPS (British Psychological Association) and BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences). Jeff was trained in MI in 1996 and as an MI trainer by Professor Bill Miller and Professor Steve Rollnick (Quebec, 2000). He has provided MI training to organisations across the UK, Europe and North America and delivered the international MI ‘training new trainers’ (TNT) programme in Barcelona (June, 2009) and Krakow (October 2013). Dr Breckon has published and presented internationally on the role of MI in health behaviour change and is part of trials and intervention study research teams exploring the role of counselling and lifestyle interventions across platforms such as telephone, online and Apps.

 

Laura Tilt

Laura Tilt | Registered Dietitian

Talk title – Mindfulness-based Eating Awareness for Emotional Eating Behaviours

Laura is a UK Registered Dietitian and health writer. With over ten years of experience in nutrition science, Laura is passionate about helping people improve their health by making practical changes to their diet.

Laura is also passionate about how the food we eat makes us feel, think and live! She wants to engage people in food and nutrition, to bridge the gap between what goes on our plates – and how that affects our bodies.

With experience in creating engaging, expert content across digital and print media, she aims to inform, educate and inspire action by translating science into manageable, meaningful content.

Her specialist interests include weight management and mindful eating, digestive health and sports nutrition. She is currently studying the International Olympic Committee Diploma in Sports Nutrition, and is trained to deliver the LOW FODMAP diet, a new and effective elimination diet for the management of irritable bowel syndrome.

 

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Martin MacDonald | Clinical Performance Nutritionist

Talk title – Evidence-based Nutritional Programming for Single-digit Body Fat

Martin is a clinical performance nutritionist, motivational speaker & educator; he is the CEO of www.Mac-Nutrition.com, the UK’s leading consultancy for nutrition advice and the founder of Mac-Nutrition Uni, the UK’s first ever 12-month, evidence-based, online nutrition course.

Martin is registered with the Association for Nutrition, holding a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and postgraduates in both Sports Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition. He is well known for his online social media presence and his unwavering endeavours to promote integrity and evidence-based practice and to bring them to the forefront of the industry.

Previously a university lecturer and practitioner, Martin’s work is now predominantly as a consultant to organisations such as Universal Pictures, teams such as Derby County FC and governing bodies such as British Weight Lifting. The rest of Martin’s time is either spent delivering expert guest lectures nationally and internationally, or spent working with a small number of exclusive clients between London, Dubai and Geneva.