Sunday 31st March 19: Plant-Based Nutrition for Performance – Auckland
Providing greater insight into getting the most out of your wholefood plant-based diet. It’s not necessarily what you’re eating but how you are eating, and how you prepare and complete a dish can make a big difference. Plus I give you an inside look as to how my athletes and I fuel ourselves during training and competing.
If you attended the popular Plant-Based Nutrition for Sport workshop, you will know that this not only applies to athletes but to anyone interested in a healthy wholefood plant-based lifestyle. This workshop will carry on where we left off –
1. Gastrointestinal Distress – how to minimise it
2. Maximise nutrient absorption by specific food preparation
3. Boost antioxidant intake with big flavours – spices
4. Insight into how I fuelled my 100km ultramarathon
5. Myth Busting soy products and fats/oils
6. Assessing stress on the body with Heart Rate Variability
If you are attending for the first time, I will start with a brief recap of the essentials from the first workshop including wholefood vs supplements and protein requirements. These workshops have been extremely popular, selling out 9 times across 3 locations in New Zealand, and another 8 times across 5 locations in Australia. There will be no repeat sessions as we’re cramming in 5 dates in 8 days on this New Zealand tour that includes Wellington, Auckland, Hamilton, and Rotorua. Make sure you buy your tickets now!
We’re super stoked to have our favourite product partners sponsoring this workshop, either with samples for everyone or a giveaway hamper drawn at the end of the session. A big thank you to Frooze Balls, Pic’s Peanut Butter, and Radix Nutrition.
We are also absolutely delighted to present Dr Mark Craig (MRNZCGP MRCGP MRCS MBChB BSc) of True South Medical as our Auckland guest speaker!
Mark’s main passion in medicine is to help treat and lessen diseases caused by food and lifestyle issues. He is a General Practitioner Doctor and Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners of New Zealand, having trained in the UK in Surgery and then General Practice.
Mark was introduced to the startling evidence for a whole food plant based diet and benefits to health in 2012 and since then has promoted this as an essential way to address health issues. He utilises this in conjunction with standard pharmaceutical drugs and procedures where this is beneficial. He is open minded to alternative and novel therapies where there is good evidence to show benefit. He appreciates that most of the best treatments for our common medical conditions are not expensive, harmful, invasive or complicated.
Benjamin Eitelberg is an endurance sports coach and an avid advocate for a wholefood plant-based lifestyle. As a highly accredited triathlon coach, he has been operating his endurance sports coaching business Fitness Locker for over 8 years. Whilst Ben has always placed an emphasis on ‘real food’ nutrition, his personal journey to a completely wholefood plant-based approach has been an extremely favourable one, which he continues to share.