Eating for Endurance

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The standard guide to nutrition for anyone who exercises or plays sports, this updated reference describes the fuel the body needs and how best to adjust diet and eating habits for both health and performance. It includes the latest findings on carbohydrate loading, fat as fuel, and the role of protein, vitamins, and minerals, along with recent data on caffeine, sugar, and the critical role of hydration. Written in a straightforward, friendly style, the book offers specific advice for different levels of fitness ...

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Overview

The standard guide to nutrition for anyone who exercises or plays sports, this updated reference describes the fuel the body needs and how best to adjust diet and eating habits for both health and performance. It includes the latest findings on carbohydrate loading, fat as fuel, and the role of protein, vitamins, and minerals, along with recent data on caffeine, sugar, and the critical role of hydration. Written in a straightforward, friendly style, the book offers specific advice for different levels of fitness and different types of activities.

"...an exercise physiologist and registered dietician, Coleman explains proven nutritional strategies to ensure peak performance for athletes who compete in long-distance events."

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"The best book ever written on the subject."  —Sally Edwards, author, The Triathlon Training and Fitness Book
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780923521752
  • Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/13/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 190
  • Sales rank: 831,815
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Coleman, RN, MA, MPH, is an exercise physiologist and registered dietitian in Riverside, California. She has competed in the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii twice and in numerous marathons and 200-mile bicycle races.

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Table of Contents

1 Oxygen Is Everything: How Oxygen Use Affects Performance 2
2 The Golden Standard of Physical Fitness: Measuring Your Capacity to Use Oxygen 14
3 What Determines Fuel Usage? Your Body's Use of Glycogen and Fat 22
4 Recommended Training Diet: Eating for Both Health and Performance 32
5 Carbohydrate Loading: Filling Your Tank with High-Octane Fuel 46
6 Fat: Friend or Foe? 58
7 Protein: The Great American Protein Myth 68
8 Vitamins and Minerals: Is More Better? 78
9 Hydration: Don't Forget to Drink 100
10 The Sugar Debate: Poison or Pleasure? 118
11 Caffeine: Unraveling the Caffeine Controversy 126
12 Eating for Performance: The High-Performance Diet 134
13 Body Composition: Debunking the Myth of Bathroom Scales 148
14 No Convenient Way to Lose Weight: Permanent Weight Control Is Possible Only Through Lifelong Exercise 158
15 Running on Empty: The Dangers of Starvation by Choice 170
16 Sports Nutrition Quackery: Keep Your Hand on Your Wallet 184
App. A Professional Organizations 198
App. B Caloric Expenditures 200
Index 208
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