Before coming to the conference I was really looking forward to the keynote speaker Dr. James Hill. He was set to discuss evidence based strategies for weight-loss and as a future dietitian I was highly intrigued.
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I want to devote an entire post to this subject, because as you know it's massive and it's my passion.
- Amish Man - 18,000 steps
- Traditional American Man - 5,940
- Estimated daily calorie difference - 603 calories
600+ calories a day adds up. Then add bigger portion sizes and it's a compounding problem. A compounding problem that unfortunately has deadly consequences as our next presenter would point out.
According to Dr. San Millan 100,00- 400,000 people die each year from obesity related causes. That's like wiping out an entire city.
He talked in a highly scientific manner (which I loved) about mitochondrial dysfunction and how cardiovascular fitness can completely change your fat burning mechanisms. Meaning the more cardiovascularly fit you are the more active your mitochondria are at burning fat and the healthier you are.
I am a science geek, so this will be coming to you in a whole post soon. It's pretty amazing stuff. Being sedentary can kill you. Literally.
Dr. San Millan also lead our next session on testing lactic acid threshold and Vo2 max. I'm going to sound like a darn broken record but....I'm have a whole post on that soon.
It's well known that I have a passion for high intensity intervals. I rocked out Tabata with PowerCakes, MammaCakes, Alec, and a ton of strong FitFluential women.
Chipotle sponsored our roof top dinner and they didn't disappoint. I enjoyed a burrito bowl and way too much guacamole. Don't judge me.
first post about the conference, I have learned so much and had so much fun here. I wish you all were here too!
What part of my afternoon would you be most interested in learning more about?
Love and "posts to come later",
Carissa & Kyle
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