Vegetarian Sport Nutrition Guide: Peak Performance - Lisa Dorfman
Some people believe that being athletic and vegetarian
precludes a healthy lifestyle. In fact, most active people who decide to cut out
meat, poultry, fish, dairy and animal by-products don't replace them with
vegetarian options that make up for the lost nutrients. Lisa Dorfman helps
athletic vegetarians get back in the running to good health with The
Vegetarian Sports Nutrition Guide. The book features meal plans,
recipes, preparation tips and solid advice from experts and top athletes
Exercise, train, and compete at your best on a vegetarian
Few segments of the population are more mindful of their
food intake than athletes and vegetarians. This book combines the unique demands
of sports with a healthy vegetarian diet that can help you build energy and
endurance and reduce body fat. Whether you are carbo-loading before a marathon
or fine-tuning nutrition to get the most out of your workout, registered
dietitian and elite vegetarian athlete Lisa Dorfman provides step-by-step
information on how to customize your own sport-specific nutrition program and
calculate a personal dietary plan for training. The Vegetarian Sports Nutrition
Guide includes personal stories of athletes who have made the switch to
vegetarian diets from football players and wrestlers to ice skaters and
marathoners, some of whom have beaten life-threatening illnesses with the help
of this lifestyle. Lisa Dorfman provides a rich array of tasty and diverse
vegetarian recipes, menus, easy-to-use charts, and food guides for vegetarians
of all types, from the semi-vegetarian to the fruitarian. She also shares the
training secrets of seventeen Olympic and world-class athletes who have used
their vegetarian diets to achieve peak performance in their careers and optimum
health in their lives.
FOOD AS FUEL.
The Plant-Based Sports Engine.
Nutrition Prescription for Sport: Calculating Energy Needs.
Carbohydrates: The Sports Nutrition Base.
Protein: The Fitness Powerhouse.
The Athlete's Lab: Vitamins, Minerals, and Phytochemicals.
PLANT-BASED PEAK PERFORMANCE.
Supplementing the Sports Machine.
Plant-Based Diets: Making the Transition.
Competition Time: Plant-Based Diets in Action.