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""Dr. Kleiner's" Power Eating "is thoroughly based in science, yet explained in a way anyone can understand. The concepts in this book allowed me to lose fat, build muscle, and increase my strength for the World Masters Games in 2005, where I set either personal or world records in the snatch, clean and jerk, and the total."" Trish ZuccottiNational Masters Weightlifting Champion: 2004, 2005, and 2006 ""Dr. Kleiner does a great job of taking many years of research and hands-on experience in nutrition and exercise to provide readers with the most current knowledge. Whether you're just beginning to work out or have been training your entire life," Power Eating "is a must-have!"" Daniel Shapiro, MS, CSCSSacramento Kings' Head Strength and Conditioning Coach ""I needed a food program to meet the physical demands of making the Olympic team and playing in the Games. Susan Kleiner gave me that energy with her advice on timing of meals and practical menu plansthe same strategies found in" Power Eating,""" Kelly P. Stephens2006 U.S. Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team

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"Dr. Kleiner's Power Eating is thoroughly based in science, yet explained in a way anyone can understand. The concepts in this book allowed me to lose fat, build muscle, and increase my strength for the World Masters Games in 2005, where I set either personal or world records in the snatch, clean and jerk, and the total."

Trish Zuccotti
National Masters Weightlifting Champion: 2004, 2005, and 2006


"Dr. Kleiner does a great job of taking many years of research and hands-on experience in nutrition and exercise to provide readers with the most current knowledge. Whether you're just beginning to work out or have been training your entire life, Power Eating is a must-have!"

Daniel Shapiro, MS, CSCS
Sacramento Kings' Head Strength and Conditioning Coach


"I needed a food program to meet the physical demands of making the Olympic team and playing in the Games. Susan Kleiner gave me that energy with her advice on timing of meals and practical menu plans—the same strategies found in Power Eating."

Kelly P. Stephens
2006 U.S. Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 3rd edition (October 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736066985
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736066983
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #287,504 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Power Eating is one of the most practical, common-sense guides to nutrition for the active person that you'll find on the shelf today. Written by an educated nutritionist and dietician, this book is devoid of much of the bravado and extreme advice that plagues books written by bodybuilders and miscellaneous charlatans. This isn't a guide on how to "get jacked" or look like a "freak." It's a book for the "train to live" crowd rather than the "live to train" group.

Dr. Kleiner advocates a diet based on whole foods and shoves supplements back into the niche where they belong. People often forget that bodybuilding magazines are almost wholly supported by sponsorship from supplement companies, and they have a vested interest in painting those products as vital for getting in shape. For the most part, supplements are highly dispensable, and the author is very forthright in her approach to the subject. Basically, she identifies the gold-standard supplements that are supported by clinical research (caffeine, whey protein, creatine) and categorizes the rest based on the information in the literature. It may be disturbing for some to see that the vast majority of supplements are either unproven or potentially harmful.

The one caveat I will issue about this book is that it is general in its approach. It's not specifically a bodybuilding nutrition book, and the author doesn't delve into the more lurid details of bulking cycles or other such topics that primarily interest the chemical sports society. She also avoids tackling the specifics of nutritional biochemistry, a decision I believe adds greatly to the clarity of the book. The author instead chooses to keep the book on a practical basis.
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This book is amazing! I have bought 3 copies and have given 2 away as gifts to my fitness-savvy friends. The book is extremely useful, whether you're trying to lose weight or gain, or whether you're sedentary or athletic, although it's targeted to athletes - even to extreme athletes. It explains in scientific, but in VERY easy-to-understand language WHY you should consume a certain amount of carbs, protein, fats, etc, rather than just telling you in a more dictatorial way that you SHOULD do it. It explains metabolism, nutrient breakdown, meal timing, and more. Even as a personal trainer, I have found it to be a very useful tool on top of what I already know, because it makes it easy to explain to clients or friends why they should eat grains, at what times sugar can be ok, when to take your pre-workout meal and why, and much more. I'd choose this over any nutrition book I have ever read!
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I'm an aspiring Strength Coach and this book really helped me understand nutrition. Its like the Bible of nutrition to me. It's loaded with great information and I highly recommend you get this book whether you're new to health and nutrition or been a health nut for decades. Easy book to read and easy on your wallet.
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I received this book a couple of days ago and I have almost finished it. I like the fact that most of the information provided is based on scientific research and evidence. Some of the reviewers are correct when they explain that the book is brutal in terms of understanding some of the biology involved. However, it doesn't expect you to understand that we breath oxygen to gather electrons exiting the electron transport chain through oxidative phosphorylation. If you don't quite understand something, google it! What's wrong with enhancing your brain while enhancing your body? Spend a little extra time on adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The only gripe I really have is about Amazon. When I removed the book from the dry packaging I noticed that the first one-hundred pages were wet. Obviously, someone shipped it to me in that condition. No biggie though, I put my wife's blow dryer to it and other than a little waviness to the pages, it still reads just fine.
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I was introduced into the diet and nutrition world from a close friend about a year ago. I've always had my meal plans made for me and only understood the basic concepts of eating healthy. THIS BOOK explains everything you need to know to stop asking other people for advice and/or nutritional information. I now have a much sharper understanding of how to combine foods together to make a potent meal based on goals to either lose fat, build muscle, maintain or get cut for competition. I'm proud to say that I've stopped asking since reading this book, I now hold the power create my own healthy lifestyle-created MY way!
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I learned so much from this book. It's worth the price several times over. Most nutritional sources if they focus on body change focus on losing weight, this is a book that focuses primarily on gaining. If that's a goal for you I highly recommend picking this up.
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I have been looking at all sorts of eating books, and this one really worked.
In "Body for Life" book, he won't let you eat enough carbs, imagine living without eating bread. Plus, if you eat an apple, thats a serving of carb, which means you can either eat a piece of bread or an apple, not both. We all know both bread and apple are healthy, but he won't let you eat that. plus, he had no considerations for vegetarians like me. So, I was looking for something that will help me eat fruits and vegetables and cut fat, and was very skeptical about buying this, and then I thought, "what the hell!"
A great thing about the plans given in this book are they really work. It will take a little while to grab a calculator and figure out your calorie needs and breakdown, but its worthwhile. You will also be surprised what constitutes a portion, for eg 1/2 cup pasta is 1 serving. I thought it was much more. Knowing the size of portions and sticking to them is the key point. I bought a measurement cup and almost bought a weighing scale, these would be very valuable. You will need to constantly modify calories as you lose weight. But wait! its not about just losing weight, it has 3 distinct plans for both men and women for (a) cutting fat (b) maintaining muscle and (c) building muscle. Now I know while I was training at the gym, I wasn't eating right. If I follow her plans, I would certainly pack on muscle.
Another thing is that you can customise this plan as per your needs. I am a total vegetarian, no eggs, meat, fish, meat etc. So, I had to see the calories on a meat packet and go round the supermarket to find a vegetarian packet with similar calorie profile. For eg: I could substitute 1 slice of cheese for a slice of sandwhich meat. You will have to do a little research, and you'll be fine.
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