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Runner's World Runner's Diet: The Ultimate Eating Plan That Will Make Every Runner (and Walker) Leaner, Faster, and Fitter Paperback – September 15, 2005
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About the Author
MADELYN H. FERNSTROM, PH.D., C.N.S., is the founder and director of The Weight Management Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Fernstrom has written 180 articles for scientific publications and edited one book in the areas of neuroscience, endocrinology, and nutrition. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
TED SPIKER, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Florida, is a contributing editor to Men's Health. His work has also appeared in Fortune, InStyle, Sports Illustrated Women, and other publications.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Though I did not learn a lot of NEW things from this book, it was an enjoyable read with excellent reminders of points that I learned in the past ... like keeping a food journal, eating the right balance of food, eating and working out based on my current state of health and lifestyle - not who I was 10 years ago, how to work exercise into my life even when I am "too busy", thinking about exercise as a means of helping me burn extra calories versus exercise being an excuse to eat more calories ... etc.
Overall, it was a good book. I really enjoyed it. I felt that the author was like a "coach" giving tips and encouragement for dieting and exercise versus a doctor "prescribing" a diet.
You do NOT have to be a "runner" to enjoy this book. You could replace running with bicycling, swimming, or any other exercise that you prefer. The author seems to just use running as a means of illustrating an easy way to use exercise to burn calories.
Also, this book is overly simple. For example, she says that a mile always burns 100 calories not matter what. I know that a runner's speed does not significantly alter calories per mile burned. But I do not believe that a 200 pound man burns that same number of calories as a 100 pound woman. I think that the author ignored facts in favor of simplicity.
If you are a walker or a novice runner interested in a weight loss book then you might get something out of this book. But if you are a runner looking for performance, this is not the book for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book really helped me and put my diet in perspective. I lost a lot of weight while training and running. I realized I didn't have eat as much as I eating to run a marathon. Read morePublished 1 month ago by amy m.
The Runner's Diet looks like a great book to give the runner some nutritional information specific to his/her sport - running. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jason Robletto
it uses things like BMI - which are currently an outdated measurement - and some of the diet information seemed outdated as well. It made me skeptical of everything else.Published 16 months ago by kirsten
I found this book to have information that was very important to me as a beginning runner. The word diet in the title is a bit misleading.Published 17 months ago by LKK
As a runner, I am aware that I need to be aware of what, when, and how I plan my meals. I am also the dietary needs of a runner are much different from other athletes. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
This seems like a reasonable eating plan for meat, dairy, egg eaters, but it has nothing to offer vegans. WPublished 21 months ago by katdunn