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The Athlete's Fix

A Program for Finding Your Best Foods for Performance and Health

By Pip Taylor

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Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 06 July 2015
In "The Athlete s Fix," sports nutritionist and pro triathlete Pip Taylor lays out a sensible step-by-step program to find the foods that make athletes feel and perform their best. She helps athletes navigate confusing and conflicting information about food allergies like celiac disease and lactose intolerance and also popular elimination diets like Paleo, Dukan, Dash, and detox. Endurance sports stress the body, often worsening mild food intolerances and making food allergies more severe. To improve their symptoms, athletes often simply eliminate entire food groups, a blunt way out that doesn t address the root problem and can leave athletes undernourished and hurt performance. "The Athlete s Fix" offers a smarter, fine-tuned approach. Taylor shows how athletes seeking high performance will benefit most from a diet full of a wide variety of foods. Her step-by-step program helps athletes isolate and identify their specific trouble foods while enabling them to eat a healthy variety of high-performance foods. "The Athlete s Fix" examines hot issues for athletes like: Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and gluten free dietsLactose intoleranceElimination and detox dietsPopular diet programs like Paleo, Dukan, Mediterranean, and DashVegetarian, vegan, and raw food dietsThe Athlete s Fix program will lead athletes to a richer diet that is full of flavor, one that helps them feel and perform their best."

About the Author

Pip Taylor, APD, is a certified sports nutritionist, accredited dietitian, and professional triathlete. She earned Australian Under 23 Triathlete of the Year awards before beginning her professional career racing on the international triathlon circuit. She has been a member of the Australian Elite Team and has won and placed on the podium at ITU World Cup races, ITU World Team Championships, and Ironman 70.3(r) events. She has a B.S. in Life Sciences, a M.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and a post-graduate Diploma of Sports Nutrition from the International Olympic Committee Medical Commission. Taylor has contributed to books "Racing Weight" and "Hardwired for Fitness" and to a variety of media including "Triathlete," "Triathlon Multisport,",, "Australian Women s Health and Fitness" magazine, "Pure Fit" radio and podcast, and "Marie Claire UK." She offers seminars on health and wellness and sports nutrition. "


"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." --

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." --

"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


EAN: 9781937715335
ISBN: 1937715337
Publisher: VeloPress
Dimensions: 24.64 x 19.05 x 1.27 centimetres (0.68 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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