THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SPORTS NUTRITION
WHAT: The eighth edition of the nutrition bible compiled by award winning registered sports nutritionist, Anita Bean.
WHY: Too many sports nutrition books are based on fluffy fads, but this one focuses on hard scientific theory that is explained with great simplicity by Bean. In addition to chapters outlining how to calculate precise carbohydrate, protein and vitamin requirements to support your training, there are superb sections of the book devoted to more specialist aspects of an athlete’s diet. In the Female
Athlete chapter, for example, Bean provides an in-depth understanding of the female athlete triad and its implications. There’s also a section on the nutritional demands of young athletes, detailing when, what and how much they should eat before and after training. At the back of the book there are menu plans and recipe ideas for those seeking inspiration. It’s the most comprehensive guide to sports nutrition around and a must-read for coaches and athletes.
WHERE: The Complete Guide To Sports Nutrition by Anita Bean (Bloomsbury, £18.99 paperback/£16.99 eBook) from bloomsbury.com or all major book shops.