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Power Eating Paperback – March, 1998
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Beyond the fad weight-loss diets, beyond the bodybuilding mythology about excessive amounts of protein for making muscle, beyond the nonsense that circulates about nutrition in the world today, there is a body of scientific knowledge that shows us a road map to our goals. For example, Susan Kleiner shares a formula to determine exactly how much protein the bodies of strength trainers and bodybuilders can use before storing the extra as fat, why amino-acid supplements are a very expensive and somewhat inferior substitute for simple foods such as yogurt and chicken, and why carbohydrates, not protein, are the most important nutrients for muscle building. Many of the recommendations seem so simple--"eat fruits and vegetables," for example--but Power Eating shows us that sometimes the oldest advice in the world is perfectly aligned with modern nutritional science, whereas the complex solutions dreamed up by bodybuilding gurus and supplement manufacturers don't always stand up to rigorous analysis.
From the Publisher
"These authors have done their homework. The eating plans and recipes are perfect for men and women looking to maximize muscle gain and lose fat."
Jaynie Schramm, MPH, MS, PT, SCS, ATC, CSCS; Member, Board of Directors, National Strength and Conditioning Association
"Susan does a great job of using scientific research to clarify gray areas specific to athletes nutritional needs. The entire book is very precise in its approach and puts to rest several myths."
Dwight Daub, MS, CSCS; Player Development Coach, Seattle SuperSonics --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Even if you aren't trying to manage weight for a sport but rather just for health, general fitness, or anything, this book gives you a good template to work with to realize your goal.
However, this book can be a bit of a drag if you're not really into nutrition and fitness. Despite this, the diet templates alone are really worth the price of the book. I still say get the book and read it.
The book explains the prinicples of changing your eating habits using common sense that challenges all the Atkin's hype.
I have gained 6 kilos in 5 months without gaining much around the waist. It is ONLY suggested for active people looking to gain mass because a 180 lb man is suggested to eat 4000 calories/day.
The greatest compliment I can offer is several people have asked me if I have started to take steroids.
nope, just eating following this book.
In reading this book, you will get;
A basic description of what carbs, fat, protein, and water do in the body, as well as recommended amounts.
A really tedious description of what each vitamin and mineral does, and the importance and function of antioxidants.
A discussion of common supplements, and why the people who take them are suckers... with the exception of creatine and post-workout carb/protein drinks.
Some discussion of the different nutritional needs of strength and endurance atheletes are discussed, and scientific studies are cited.
A few pages are devoted to diet planning, but drift off into incoherence and smoothie recipes before addressing how to create a diet plan (The really hard part of eating right).
Some notable things were missing... the right ratio of essential fatty acids to promote health (a 5 to 1 ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6's), and the differences between absorbtion rates of different carbohydrates and why you should care (the Glycogen Index).