Energy to Burn: The Ultimate Food and Nutrition Guide to Fuel Your Active Life

Energy to Burn: The Ultimate Food and Nutrition Guide to Fuel Your Active Life

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Get the Energy Boost to Power Your Performance Every day

Whether you're a serious athlete, a weekend warrior, or an active person constantly on the go, proper nutrition can help you optimize your performance and reach your goals. This accessible guide equips you with the most current, science-based sports nutrition information and tools available to help you maximize your energy and your results.

First, the book lays out the foundation of healthy eating by explaining the role of carbohydrates, protein, and fats in a performance diet. It helps you energize with pre-competition meals, guidance on what to eat and drink during exercise, and post-competition nutrition for optimal recovery. You'll also find a complete 14-day diet plan to help you start fulfilling your energy requirements right away. Energy to Burn also gives you:

  • An Energy Quotient quiz to see how you're doing right now
  • Information on how to determine, reach, and maintain your best body weight
  • The lowdown on supplements and energy bars
  • A look at professional athletes' kitchens—and the foods they can't live without

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470277416
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/23/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.80(d)

About the Author

Julie Upton, M.S., R.D., is a nationally recognized journalist and dietitian who has served as a national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. She has been featured on the Today show and on CNN, ABC, and Fox News programs and has written for the New York Times, Shape, and other publications.

Jenna Bell-Wilson, Ph.D., R.D., C.S.S.D., is a registered dietitian, a certified specialist in sports dietetics, and a nutrition consultant whose work has appeared in numerous national publications including Fitness and Men's Health.

Table of Contents


1 Nutrition Condition.

2 Your Perfect Weight: How to Find It and Keep It.

3 Carbohydrates: The Ultimate Fuel Source.

4 Proteins: The Building Blocks.

5 Fats for Life: Fitting Fat into a Performance Diet.

6 Energize: Precompetition Nutrition.

7 On the Go: What to Eat and Drink When Active.

8 Optimal Recovery: Replenish, Repair, and Rehydrate.

9 Supplements: Help or Hype?

10 The Athlete’s Kitchen: An Insider’s Guide to the Gold-Medal Eats.

11 The Fourteen-Day Energy to Burn Diet 201 Selected Readings.


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