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The vegetarian sports nutrition guide : peak performance for everyone from beginners to gold medalists
Dorfman, Lisa.
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Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley, [2000]

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xviii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Central Library TX361.A8 D67 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Exercise, train, and compete at your best on a vegetarian diet.

Few segments of the population are more mindful of their food intake than athletes and vegetarians. This book combines the unique demands of sports with a healthy vegetarian diet that can help you build energy and endurance and reduce body fat. Whether you are carbo-loading before a marathon or fine-tuning nutrition to get the most out of your workout, registered dietitian and elite vegetarian athlete Lisa Dorfman provides step-by-step information on how to customize your own sport-specific nutrition program and calculate a personal dietary plan for training The Vegetarian Sports Nutrition Guide includes personal stories of athletes who have made the switch to vegetarian diets from football players and wrestlers to ice skaters and marathoners, some of whom have beaten life-threatening illnesses with the help of this lifestyle. Lisa Dorfman provides a rich array of tasty and diverse vegetarian recipes, menus, easy-to-use charts, and food guides for vegetarians of all types, from the semi-vegetarian to the fruitarian. She also shares the training secrets of seventeen Olympic and world-class athletes who have used their vegetarian diets to achieve peak performance in their careers and optimum health in their lives.

Author Notes

LISA DORFMAN, M.S., R.D., L.M.H.C., is known nationally as The Running Nutritionist. She competes in marathons and triathlons nationwide and coaches Olympic-level athletes. She runs her own sports nutrition consulting company, Food Fitness International, and has appeared in and written for over 100 publications, including Running Times and Ladies', Home Journal. She lives in Miami, Florida with her husband and three children.

Table of Contents

Food as Fuel
The Plant-Based Sports Engine
Nutrition Prescription for Sport: Calculating Energy Needs
Carbohydrates: The Sports Nutrition Base
Protein: The Fitness Powerhouse
Fat Talk
Thirst Quenchers
The Athlete's Lab: Vitamins, Minerals, and Phytochemicals
Plant-Based Peak Performance
Supplementing the Sports Machine
Plant-Based Diets: Making the Transition
Competition Time: Plant-Based Diets in Action

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