Essential Sports Nutrition: A Guide to Optimal Performance for Every Active Person (Paperback)

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Optimize your performance—practical, easy, essential nutrition for athletes.

Sports nutrition is a vital element for reaching peak physical performance. To maximize workouts and athletic ability, Essential Sports Nutrition offers the most up-to-date nutritional guidance along with delicious recipes to make eating right for an active lifestyle, easy.

Marni Sumbal, MS, RD, CSSD, a board-certified dietitian who specializes in fueling endurance athletes, breaks down the science of nutrition with easy-to-follow explanations on the right things to eat and the right time to eat them. Complete with 24 recipes for before, after, and during exercise, Essential Sports Nutrition is a user-friendly reference on fueling to meet your fullest potential.

Essential Sports Nutrition teaches you how to nourish your body for energy with:

  • A nutritional overview that includes new research on sources of nutrition and components of an ideal diet.
  • Nutrient timing that teaches you what and when to eat before, during, and immediately after exercise for the best results.
  • 24 recipes for before exercise or competition, during and after exercise, plus recipes for rest days.

Whether you practice an endurance sport or engage in recreational exercise, Essential Sports Nutrition offers the guidance and recipes you need to eat, compete, and succeed.

About the Author

MARNI SUMBAL, MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N, holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology and is a board-certified sport dietitian. Her books include Essential Sports Nutrition and The 365-day Running Journal. She helps athletes prepare through Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition. Marni has completed 16 Ironman-distance triathlons (including the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii).

Praise For…

"Essential Sports Nutrition provides easy-to-understand information, tips, and recipes from Ironman athlete and dietitian Marni Sumbal. It is the most comprehensive resource I have found for not only my own health and performance but also for my patients and the athletes I provide care for."—Kyle J. Cassas, MD

"Essential Sports Nutrition provides foundational knowledge informed by the latest research and information. Marni guides the reader through the most important principles of nutrition management for sport and exercise performance in a manner that is straight forward, and most importantly, applicable to everyday life. As a clinical sport psychologist, this book is imperative to my work in helping athletes and fitness enthusiasts learn accurate and healthy beliefs about food, their health, and sport performance."—Gloria Petruzzelli, PsyD

"If you have a remote interest in food and/or fueling for athletic means, irrespective of your demographic or relationship with food, I'm confident you will have a tough time putting this book down. Marni masterfully covers the most pressing topics related to everyday nutrition for the casually active person up to the competitive athlete."—Chris Johnson, MPT
Product Details
ISBN: 9781641521697
ISBN-10: 1641521694
Publisher: Callisto
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2018
Pages: 192
Language: English