The Players' Plate: An Unorthodox Guide to Sports Nutrition (Hardcover)
Salt is bad for you. It's impossible to drink too much water. Right? Wrong. Very wrong. These are a couple of the many intricacies of sports nutrition that are less commonly known but can be life altering. Duke All - American track and field athlete Emily Cole learned this the hard way.
In The Players' Plate, Emily helps fellow athletes realize just how different their nutritional needs are from the general public and equips them with tools to find their optimal fueling plan.
Through personal anecdotes from Olympic medalists, professional athletes, and registered dietitians, you will learn fundamental sports nutrition lessons-including those that extend beyond one's physical plate. Key performance enhancing concepts include:
- A guide to macros, supplements, and confusing "health" labels
- The importance of eating your meals with others and finding balance in the kitchen
- Protecting your body image and mental relationship with food
Equipped with these concepts and whole foods recipes to put each of them into practice, The Players' Plate is a necessary read for anyone hoping to have a long and healthy career while enjoying delicious food.