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The Athlete's Fix: A Program for Finding Your Best Foods for Performance and Health
     

The Athlete's Fix: A Program for Finding Your Best Foods for Performance and Health

by Pip Taylor
 

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Recent studies show that food intolerances are almost 5 times more prevalant today than in the 1950s; as many as 1 in 6 Americans is estimated to have a food sensitivity. Exercise can make food intolerances even worse for endurance athletes. Food cravings, GI distress, headaches, brain fog—these common reactions can be more than symptoms of a tough workout.

Overview

Recent studies show that food intolerances are almost 5 times more prevalant today than in the 1950s; as many as 1 in 6 Americans is estimated to have a food sensitivity. Exercise can make food intolerances even worse for endurance athletes. Food cravings, GI distress, headaches, brain fog—these common reactions can be more than symptoms of a tough workout. They could be caused by the foods you eat.

In The Athlete's Fix, registered dietitian Pip Taylor will help you find your problem foods—and the foods that make you feel and perform your best. The Athlete's Fix offers a sensible, 3-step program to identify food intolerances, navigate popular special diets, and develop your own customized clean diet that will support better health and performance.

Endurance sports stress the body, often worsening mild food sensitivities and causing symptoms like GI distress, food cravings, and headaches. Many athletes aggressively eliminate foods as a one-size-fits-all solution. These restrictive diets sometimes bring short-term improvements, but they are difficult to maintain and often leave athletes undernourished and underperforming.

The Athlete's Fix offers a smarter, fine-tuned approach. Taylor will show how you will benefit most from a diet full of a wide variety of foods. You'll improve your daily diet, cut out common irritants, then add back foods until you feel great enjoying your own personalized clean diet. To help with this transition, The Athlete's Fix offers 50 recipes using easily tolerated foods that support a base functional diet.

The Athlete's Fix examines hot issues for athletes like:

  • Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, gluten-free and grain-free diets
  • Lactose intolerance
  • FODMAPs and specific carbohydrate intolerances, including fructose
  • Reactions to food chemicals such as salicylates, amines, and glutamates
  • Inflammatory foods
  • Food sensitivity testing and elimination diets
  • Popular special diet programs like Paleo, Whole30, Dukan, Mediterranean, and Dash
  • Vegetarian, vegan, and raw food diets

The Athlete's Fix will help you isolate and identify your food intolerances while enabling you to eat the widest possible variety of healthy foods. Feel better" —perform better—with The Athlete's Fix.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"In her new book The Athlete's Fix, a sports nutritionist and pro triathlete explains how food intolerance and your nutrition could be affecting your performance." — Triathlete magazine

"Great insight and recipes inside." — Mirinda Carfrae, professional triathlete

"Pip knows the right formula to find our best foods for performance and health." — Meredith Kessler, professional triathlete

"Pip Taylor is a nutritionist and authority on using proper nutritional habits to get your body race day ready…The Athlete's Fix is ideal for anyone who is looking to improve their nutrition." — Runners Connect

“In this well-written book, Taylor does a great job explaining key concepts and giving understandable directions to turn scientific knowledge into step-by-step guidelines for your particular needs. The Athlete’s Fix is the next best thing to have a chat with a dietitian at your kitchen table.” — USMS Swimmer

“If your digestive tract isn’t a fan of storebought drinks, gels, chews and bars, The Athlete’s Fix offers ideas to power your run. In her book, Taylor outlines a three-step process…to help you tame your pesky gut.” — Women’s Running

"Taylor's Bacon and Egg Tarts are a total game-changer. [They're] a protein-laden marriage of bacon-wrapped eggs. With their gourmet looks and 15-minute prep time, these tarts are another reason not to skip breakfast." — Esquire.com

“In The Athlete’s Fix, Taylor will help you pinpoint your problem foods and then find the ones that will do your body good with her sensible 3-step program.” — Simply Gluten Free magazine

"On the Tuesday before Kona, we realized it was the milk causing my swelling, inflammation, and breathing difficulties. Luckily, I had Pip Taylor's book The Athlete's Fix with me. It explained pretty much exactly what was going on with me." — Gina Crawford, professional triathlete

"Pip's book is awesomely refreshing." — Trispecific.com

"Pip's book explains how avoid foods that cause inflammation and how to identify food intolerances by adopting a base functional diet, a process of refining your feeding strategies so that your nutrition is optimal for YOU." — Natural Running Network

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937715335
Publisher:
VeloPress
Publication date:
06/01/2015
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
193,533
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Pip Taylor, APD, is a certified sports nutritionist, accredited dietitian, and professional triathlete.

She earned Australian Under 23 Triathlete of the Year awards before beginning her professional career racing on the international triathlon circuit. She has been a member of the Australian Elite Team and has won and placed on the podium at ITU World Cup races, ITU World Team Championships, and Ironman 70.3 ® events. She has a B.S. in Life Sciences, a M.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and a post-graduate Diploma of Sports Nutrition from the International Olympic Committee Medical Commission. Taylor has contributed to books Racing Weight and Hardwired for Fitness and to a variety of media including Triathlete, Triathlon Multisport, Ironman.com, 5150.com, Australian Women's Health and Fitness magazine, Pure Fit radio and podcast, and Marie Claire UK. She offers seminars on health and wellness and sports nutrition.

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