OAM, PhD, BSc, Grad Dip Diet,
High Fat Diets for Athletes: Time to Abandon High Fat Diets for Athletes - Time to Change Sports Nutrition Guidelines?
Saturday, April 1, 2017
After attending this session, individuals will be able to:
- Understand the current sports nutrition guidelines around periodising CHO availability for training and competition outcomes.
- Understand the importance of CHO and fat as muscle substrates for exercise, and how these can be altered by diet and training.
- Reflect on the current evidence supporting the LCHF diet for sports performance and understand where it might and might not be useful.
Louise is a sports dietitian with nearly 40 years of experience in the education and counselling of elite athletes. She has been Head of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport since 1990. She was the team dietitian for the Australian Olympic Teams for the 1996-2012 Summer Games. Louise’s publications include over 300 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, and several textbooks. Louise was a founding member of the Executive of Sports Dietitians Australia and is a Director of the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition. She is a member of the Working Group on Nutrition for the International Olympic Committee and was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2009 for her contribution to sports nutrition. She holds a Chair in Sports Nutrition at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University.