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The Athlete's Fix: A Program for Finding Your Best Foods for Performance and Health Paperback – June 1, 2015
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"In her new book The Athlete's Fix, a sports nutritionist and pro triathlete explains how food intolerance and your nutrition could be affecting your performance." ― Triathlete magazine
"Great insight and recipes inside." -- Mirinda Carfrae, professional triathlete
"Pip knows the right formula to find our best foods for performance and health." -- Meredith Kessler, professional triathlete
"Pip Taylor is a nutritionist and authority on using proper nutritional habits to get your body race day ready…The Athlete's Fix is ideal for anyone who is looking to improve their nutrition." -- Runners Connect
“In this well-written book, Taylor does a great job explaining key concepts and giving understandable directions to turn scientific knowledge into step-by-step guidelines for your particular needs. The Athlete’s Fix is the next best thing to have a chat with a dietitian at your kitchen table.” ― USMS Swimmer
“If your digestive tract isn’t a fan of storebought drinks, gels, chews and bars, The Athlete’s Fix offers ideas to power your run. In her book, Taylor outlines a three-step process…to help you tame your pesky gut.” ― Women’s Running
"Taylor's Bacon and Egg Tarts are a total game-changer. [They're] a protein-laden marriage of bacon-wrapped eggs. With their gourmet looks and 15-minute prep time, these tarts are another reason not to skip breakfast." -- Esquire.com
“In The Athlete’s Fix, Taylor will help you pinpoint your problem foods and then find the ones that will do your body good with her sensible 3-step program.” ― Simply Gluten Free magazine
"On the Tuesday before Kona, we realized it was the milk causing my swelling, inflammation, and breathing difficulties. Luckily, I had Pip Taylor's book The Athlete's Fix with me. It explained pretty much exactly what was going on with me." -- Gina Crawford, professional triathlete
"Pip's book is awesomely refreshing." -- Trispecific.com
"Pip's book explains how avoid foods that cause inflammation and how to identify food intolerances by adopting a base functional diet, a process of refining your feeding strategies so that your nutrition is optimal for YOU." -- Natural Running Network
From the Back Cover
REPAIR YOUR GUT, REDUCE INFLAMMATION & GET YOUR DIET RIGHT
Food cravings, gut issues, stubborn body fat, chronic headaches, and brain fog are problems athletes face every day. While you might be inclined to push through pain and discomfort, you could be overlooking symptoms of food intolerance.
Popular diets that eliminate specific food groups may yield short-term results, but for most people they are overly restrictive and fail to identify the real food culprits. In The Athlete's Fix, sports nutritionist and pro triathlete Pip Taylor helps you find the foods that make you feel and perform your best, with a sensible, step-by-step program.
To get your nutrition on track, Taylor maps out a base functional diet that will help you identify the specific foods and ingredients that could be causing the following problems:
- Gluten intolerance
- Lactose intolerance
- Reduced tolerance for digesting specific carbohydrates, including fructose
- Reactions to food chemicals such as salicylates, amines, and glutamates
- Inflammation caused by poor nutrition and foods that are not well tolerated
Once you're free of symptoms, you can start adding safe foods back into the mix until you arrive at a personalized, high-performance diet that allows you to enjoy as many healthy foods as possible. And performance won't suffer while you figure it out--you'll find guidelines on how to get enough fuel for training and recovery, and delicious recipes to ease the transition.
The Athlete's Fix is a program designed specif ¬ically for athletes like you. Pip Taylor shows you the way to your best diet, one that is full of flavor and designed for better performance and health.
FEATURING 50 RECIPES TO SUPPORT A BASE FUNCTIONAL DIET
PIP TAYLOR is an accredited sports dietitian and a professional triathlete. Highlights of her racing career include wins and podiums at ITU World Cup races, ITU World Team Championships, and Ironman 70.3 ® events.
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Tried one recipe for breakfast and it was good.