WEBINAR: Preventing Metabolic Adaptations During Weight Loss

November 22nd, 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Registration Link: anymeeting.com/PIID=EE50D783864F30

Standard interventions for weight loss include dietary calorie restriction and an increase in cardiovascular exercise but do not typically include a strategy for preserving metabolic rate during weight loss. Using weight as the primary measurement tool for success and compliance increases the risk of metabolic adaptation since changes in lean body mass are rarely
monitored. This session will present methods of assessment and tools for more accurately tracking results of a weight loss effort and will highlight the synergistic impact of resistance training and macronutrient balance on resting metabolic rate. Participants will acquire knowledge and practical recommendations that will better inform the care provided to their
patients and clients embarking on weight loss regimens.

Learning Objectives
1. Identify methods of assessment necessary to design a nutrition plan for fat loss.
2. Create a macronutrient prescription to fuel activity and preserve lean body mass while in a calorie deficit.
3. Develop a sample resistance training workout designed for simultaneous fat loss and muscle growth.

Stephanie Mull is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and is the Lab Dietitian at the George Washington University Weight Management Lab. She earned her undergraduate degree in Dietetics from James Madison University and a M.S. in Exercise,
Fitness, and Health Promotion from George Mason University. Stephanie serves as Adjunct Faculty at American University in the School of Education. She is an expert in sports nutrition for athletes at all ages and levels, and specializes in optimizing body composition in athletic and
non-athletic populations.

Todd A. Miller, Ph.D. CSCS*D, TSAC-F, FNSCA is an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise Science at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of the George Washington University Weight Management Lab. He earned a Ph.D. in Exercise Science from Texas A&M University, is a
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator, USA Level 1 weightlifting coach, and Fellow of the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Dr. Miller was awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to investigate novel gaming technologies, and how those technologies can be incorporated into
school physical education programs in Washington, DC and is a five-time recipient of George Washington University’s Excellence in Teaching Award.