The Athlete's Plate: Real Food for High Performance

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No matter which endurance sport you love, eating right makes a big difference in how you perform. But active lifestyles don’t always leave time to prepare great meals. The Athlete’s Plate solves the no-time-for-mealtime problem with 85 recipes that are quick to prepare, nutritionally complete, and seasonally fresh.

Professional chef and endurance athlete Adam Kelinson is your guide from the grocery store to the kitchen. He’ll show you how to save time when you shop and prepare ...

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Overview

No matter which endurance sport you love, eating right makes a big difference in how you perform. But active lifestyles don’t always leave time to prepare great meals. The Athlete’s Plate solves the no-time-for-mealtime problem with 85 recipes that are quick to prepare, nutritionally complete, and seasonally fresh.

Professional chef and endurance athlete Adam Kelinson is your guide from the grocery store to the kitchen. He’ll show you how to save time when you shop and prepare his delicious, balanced meals using local, organic ingredients. The Athlete’s Plate sheds complicated nutrition programs and calorie charts in favor of a seasonal food philosophy that fits seamlessly into the lifestyles of active individuals.

Kelinson offers a worry-free way to balanced nutrition, incorporating all the macro- and micronutrients that you need to fuel and recover for training and racing. He steers you clear of supplements, pills, powders, and potions. Instead, he offers real food for maximum performance.

Whatever your sport, The Athlete’s Plate will provide the information and inspiration you need to get your nutrition program on the right track.

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Editorial Reviews

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“When it comes to providing what the human body needs for performance and health, science hasn't caught up with nature. Too many athletes depend on food supplements. In The Athlete’s Plate, Adam Kelinson details how to use real food to meet your athletic needs.” — Joe Friel, world-recognized endurance sports coach and founder of TrainingBible Coaching

The Athlete's Plate is more than a recipe book. It is tool that empowers athletes to manage the nourishment and fueling of their bodies with confidence and pleasure.” — Matt Fitzgerald, author of Brain Training for Runners and Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance

“My wife and I really enjoy trying Adam’s recipes in The Athlete’s Plate. I believe they cater to athletes who need quality nutrition in their diet.” — George Hincapie, U.S. PRO Road Cycling Champion and Olympic cyclist

The Athlete’s Plate is a great book that I strongly recommend to any elite and recreational athlete. After so many confusing and misleading nutritional books and diets for athletes, it is great to see a smart book full of well balanced foods with real, normal, and easy-to-prepare recipes. Finally, a nutrition book that makes sense!.” — Dr. Inigo San Millan, PhD, Sports Nutritionist and Exercise Physiologist for pro cycling’s Team Garmin-Transitions

The Athlete’s Plate offers a simple solution to the mind-numbing complexity of the modern diet and gives you the tools you need to change your nutritional lifestyle.” — Triathlete magazine

"I found The Athlete’s Plate helpful for myself and my athletic patients. Great info, great format." — Jordan D. Metzl, MD, sports medicine physician, 28-time marathon runner and 8-time Ironman® finisher

“Want to 'get real' with not only your diet and performances but also how in your food choices affect your community and the planet? The Athlete’s Plate is the book for you. It’s a wealth of keepin’ it real for athletes while offering down-to-earth, yummy recipes for everyone!” — Terri Schneider, elite triathlete, coach, and author of Triathlon Revolution: Training, Technique, and Inspiration

“Chock full of real food recipes as well as many insightful kitchen tips, The Athlete’s Plate is an indispensible tool for the avid or even recreational athlete. Chef Kelinson has assembled a vast array of foods that will not only make you feel better before, during, or after exercise, but will also inspire you to become a better cook!” —
Peter Ryan, CCC, Executive Chef Instructor, Cook Street School of Culinary Arts

“My career in sports medicine has shown me the critical importance of real food. The athletes I treat recover from injury more quickly when they nourish their bodies with care. Adam Kelinson's book The Athlete's Plate is an authoritative guide on how to eat well for health and fitness.” — Joseph Maroon, MD, neurosurgeon for Pittsburgh Steelers, Ironman® triathlete, and author of The Longevity Factor

The Athlete’s Plate details a holistic approach to nutrition for athletes. As a runner who will never be a high performance athlete, I appreciate that my nutritional needs are addressed in the book as well. If you live an active lifestyle, you can benefit from the whole food nutritional guidelines found throughout the pages.” — Run Oregon

The Athlete’s Plate aims to show us how we can replace prepared foods with whole foods and find ourselves stronger, leaner and faster. Kelinson’s experience as an athlete, nutritionist, environmentalist and chef comes through on nearly every page.” — BikeWorldNews.com

The Athlete's Plate will not only change your life, it will make it taste better.” — Nicolas Müller, professional snowboarder and 2005 Transworld Snowboarder of the Year

“Adam Kelinson is the Michael Pollan of the athletic world. The Athlete's Plate provides insight into how America got into trouble with food and tells us how we can get back on track. It's perhaps the best book on sports nutrition I've ever read.” — Pete Williams, host of The Fitness Buff Show and author of Core Performance

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934030462
  • Publisher: Velo Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 381,850
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Kelinson is a professional chef, three-time Ironman triathlete, and the founder of Organic Performance (www.organicperformance.com), a nutrition lifestyle consulting company. He lives in New York, NY.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2010

    Great book

    I would give it 5 stars, but the recipies don't have the nutritional information included! For health concious athlete's that is a very important aspect when planning meals. Now I have to take the extra time to figure it out myself.

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