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Low-Carb Diets – Fad Or Future

Low-Carb Diets – Are they a fad or the future?

Online Event: 11am Thursday 23rd Feb 2017 – and we have some free tickets…

There’ a war on social media between fans of low-carb diets and traditional nutritionists. And it’s making people angry and confused. The burning question, are low-carb diets just a fad or the way to reduce obesity? To answer this, a special online event “Low-Carb Diets – #FadOrFuture?” is being held on 23rd February.

Organised by the SmartShape Centre for Weight Management, the 90-minute online event is open to both health professionals and the public. “Everyone eats and has an opinion on low-carb diets, so this is an easy way to update your knowledge, know-how and views on nutrition’s hottest topic”, says SmartShape Director and Nutritionist, Matt O’Neill.

What exactly is a low-carbohydrate diet? How healthy is it? What foods should you be eating? Is a low-carbohydrate diet something you should consider or is a high-carbohydrate diet still the best way to eat? These questions and more will all be answered.

O’Neill, who has trained health professionals in weight management for over 20 years, will be joined by Pennie Taylor, who will share her experiences using lower carbohydrate diets with clients as part of a personalised nutrition approach.

Pennie is the founding director of EvolvME, a multi-disciplinary weight management clinic that delivers supervised lower carbohydrate dietary patterns to a range of clients.

The third speaker, Tim Crowe is the evidence and research geek at this event and will be talking about dietary patterns and wellbeing, including the Paleo and Mediterranean diets. Tim has been Associate Professor in Nutrition at Deakin University and is founder of Thinking Nutrition, one of the fastest growing nutrition blogs.

“We aim to answer both the big science and practical questions people have about low-carb diets, all in simple language and without food industry sponsorship” says O’Neill.

Everyone is invited to post their questions on Facebook or Twitter for the speakers to see before the event (search @FadOrFuture or #fadorfuture).

“Low-Carb Diets – #FadOrFuture?” is on at 11am (AEDT), Thursday 23rd February 2017. The online webinar can be viewed on any device with an internet connection. And a recording with notes is available too for anyone who cannot make it live. Tickets are only $15 and $20.

We’ve got 5 free tickets to Low-Carb Diets – #FadOrFuture? Online Event 23Feb. Be quick with coupon code ‘wnif5’ at

You can find more information about the sessions, speakers and tickets at

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