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Product Details

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471348082
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471348085
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #354,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Exercise, train, and compete at your best on a vegetarian diet.

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.

About the Author

LISA DORFMAN, M.S., R.D., L.M.H.C., is known nationally as The Running Nutritionist. She competes in marathons and triathlons nationwide and coaches Olympic-level athletes. She runs her own sports nutrition consulting company, Food Fitness International, and has appeared in and written for over 100 publications, including Running Times and Ladies', Home Journal. She lives in Miami, Florida with her husband and three children.

More About the Author

aka The Running Nutritionist® has been an internationally recognized sports nutritionist for more than two decades. A Licensed Nutritionist, Licensed Psychotherapist & Certified Coach Lisa has counseled & nutritionally coached thousands towards optimal health in sport & life. A competitive Ironman triathlete, Lisa has completed more than 34 marathons (PR 2:52), hundreds of racing events,has been quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today & has appeared on Dateline, Good Morning America, CNN, ESPN, FoxNews & Lifetime. She is the Director of the Graduate Degree Program in Nutrition for Health & Human Performance at The University of Miami.

Customer Reviews

If you take veganism or vegetarianism seriously, don't waste your money on this title.
abuelitodimetu
If you are serious about athletic training and understanding vegetarian sports nutrition, you are in the right place.
S. Alex
As a co-author of many books on nutrition, I highly recommend this book for all ages and all sports.
Howard Peiper N.D.

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110 of 117 people found the following review helpful By T. Hartle on April 19, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book uses many examples of athletes who call themselves "semi" vegetarian. Meaning they still consume meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products, consuming any amount of animal flesh is not vegetarianism.

She also references the lacto-vegetarian diet as consuming poultry, eggs, and dairy. Poultry is meat and does not constitute vegetarianism. Lacto means consuming dairy.

She is a strong voice for the supplement industry suggesting large amounts of creatine supplements as well as protein supplements. It is well known that the body cannot store protein and any excess is excreted in the urine along with calcium used in the process of alkalinizing and excreting the protein which can put you at risk for osteoporosis, not a good idea.

Much of the information in the book is highly outdated, focused on supplements and does not offer any sound advice for a true vegetarian who avoids all animal flesh.

The book has a slight undertone of trying to persuade you away from vegetarianism which I found odd for a book that claims to be for vegetarians.

I would not recommend this book, I should have read the other reviews before buying it. There are numerous truly vegetarian and vegan olympic or world class athletes, this book gives terrible examples of "semi" vegetarians or what should be termed non-vegetarians.

If you are a true vegetarian, I wouldn't buy this book as it really isn't for vegetarians.
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61 of 70 people found the following review helpful By abuelitodimetu on June 15, 2004
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I read in one review posted above "and you are (or aspire to be) a vegan, then this book is definitely for you." is this a JOKE? THIS reader obviously did not open this book at all! the term "vegetarian" in used so freely that people that eat a burger a week are considered "semi-vegetarians". What is that supposed to mean? And what about "pesco-vegetarians"? This guide is a joke. If you take veganism or vegetarianism seriously, don't waste your money on this title. However, I give it 2 stars because it has some information on vitamins and other supplements. Yet, I can get the same advice from any other "omni/carnivore" regular nutrition book.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By S. Alex on August 8, 2006
Format: Paperback
If you are looking for a book with ammo to attack the non-vegans in your life, this is not it. As several of the previous reviews have stated, this book provides numerous alternative nutrition plans. Some of the references made in the book measure the effectiveness of vegetarian diets to non-vegetarian diets when addressing some specific nutritional deficiencies associated with intensive training programs. I suggest that this information is presented as comparative and not as encouragement to become omnivorous as has been implied. As a committed vegetarian I took no offense to any of the suspect references.

Read with the absence of political bias this book is extremely informative to the serious athlete. Actual nutrition plans and specific rationale are included from vegetarian athletes with unequivocal credibility. The book is also extremely readable with bios and recipes inserted appropriately to support the nutritional strategies.

My reason for buying this book was to get an edge on my long run times and learn how to recover faster after races and heavy workouts. This book delivered on both accounts.

If you're a weekend mall walker looking for a recipe book, there are several out there that will teach you how to make foo-foo dishes until your eyes bleed. If you are serious about athletic training and understanding vegetarian sports nutrition, you are in the right place.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ivan A. Rodriguez on April 23, 2008
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I bought this book in hopes of weight training and still be a vegetarian. To find the information you have to browse through the pages back and forth. The recipes are thrown in between other information, they are hard to find and keep them organized. It seems as though the information is just thrown all together randomly without any kind of specific structure or plan. Everything is all over the place combined with a bunch of complicated words and unnecessary information. Also information on certain supplements and plans are "Out on the jury" meaning the author has no idea, proof, or real recommendation of wether it works or not. In my opinion if you don't know if something works for sure... don't write about it in a 'guide'. It's silly. I wouldn't buy this book and I do not recommend it. In fact if I could return it, I would. Right now it's just going to the trash can.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 14, 2002
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I found this book difficult to digest. The language used throughout appears to be some form of official medical speak; so much so that - as an example - in one section, I could not determine whether the author advocated drinking cranberry juice or not (until the last sentence of that sections which seemed to suggest that it is a benefit). That being said, I found the information useful although not very clearly presented. I look forward to a revised edition in which the editor(s) revises the language so that it is comprehensible to those without a medical or nutrition background.
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By SushiX on April 14, 2014
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Though this book is focused on endurance athletes, I have found it helpful in many ways. I recommend it to anyone who is a no meat athlete. It arrived in a timely manner and in good condition as well.
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