Runner's World Runner's Diet: The Ultimate Eating Plan That Will Make Every Runner (and Walker) Leaner, Faster, and Fitter
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, this 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.
Not for experienced runners!
By D. Brantly "brantlyd" - October 16, 2006
I was looking for a book to help me make better choices with my diet that would help me tone up and energize my runs. This book is geared toward people who used to run and would like to get back to it or people who want to run. I am currently pulling down 30+ miles per week and most of the examples were running 16 miles per week.
This book is not a bad read. It is easy and straight to the point. It is just not for people wanting to tweak their game. It is for people that want to start or rekindle their game.
If you know ANYTHING about food, you don't need this book.
By N. Craig "mpnac24" - February 5, 2009
I bought this book after completing my first half marathon in hopes of getting trimmer and healthier while training for my first full.
This book's main premise is "Slow and Steady" in terms of both weight loss and increasing your mileage. Any runner already knows this! We don't need 197 pages of fluff to get the point across.
I am disappointed that Runners World put their name on this. It is written by a doctor who admits she in fact is NOT a runner herself. She also tailors the entire book to people running for the first time, or those beginning again after years away from running. A better title would have been "The Beginning Runners Diet." If you've read Runners World, (or even something like Cosmo for that matter!) than you've already got all the information this book provides.
NOT WORTH THE MONEY.
Ok for beginning runners to lose weight
By E. Anderson - November 1, 2006
I was looking for a book to give me meal plans and snacks to help fuel my runs. This is more of a diet book for those who want to lose weight.
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