The Runner's Diet

The Runner's Diet

The Ultimate Eating Plan That Will Make Every Runner (and Walker) Leaner, Faster, and Fitter

Book - 2005
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A unique eating plan for both novice and experienced runners--to help you achieve optimum performance and keep those unwanted pounds off.

If you are a serious runner, or are thinking about starting a running or run/walk program to keep fit and help you lose weight, forget about the traditional food pyramid--or today's low-carb diets. As noted dietitian Madelyn H. Fernstrom, Ph.D., C.N.S., explains, the eating plan that best meets the needs of runners at all levels is based on a 50 percent carb, 25 percent protein, 25 percent fat ratio. Here Dr. Fernstrom details a realistic program, individualized for each person's activity level, that will enable runners to maximize their performance while maintaining long-term success at weight control.

In Runner's World The Runner's Diet, the reader will discover:
o Why the 50-25-25 ratio works best for runners--and even walkers
o How to match your eating pattern to your running style
o How to make use of a daily food and activity log

With the imprimatur of Runner's World, the leading authority in the running field, Runner's World Runner's Diet by Madelyn H. Fernstrom with Ted Spiker is the first book to recognize that runners cannot depend solely on physical activity to control their weight--and to outline a lifetime weight-loss plan that is best for their special needs.

Publisher: [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale, c2005.
ISBN: 9781594862052
Characteristics: xix, 204 p.


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Dec 30, 2013

This book is a good introduction to nutrition for an athletic lifestyle. While I agree with the main points, I found it to be a fairly dry read. Still, the information is valuable for anyone starting running or starting to understand nutrition. For a more concise and motivational writing style, I recommend Racing Weight by Matt Fitzgerald.

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