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The Feed Zone Cookbook

Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes

By Biju K. Thomas, PhD Lim, Allen

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Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Other Information: full colour photos
Published In: United States, 01 December 2011
When Dr. Allen Lim left the lab to work with pro cyclists, he found a peloton weary of food. For years the sport's elite athletes had been underperforming on bland fare and processed bars and gels. Science held few easy answers for nutrition in the real world, where hungry athletes must buy ingredients; make meals; and enjoy eating before, during, and after each workout, day after day. So Lim set out to make eating delicious and practical. His journey began with his mum, took him inside the kitchens of the Tour de France, and delivered him to a dinner party where he met celebrated chef Biju Thomas. Chef Biju and Dr. Lim vetted countless meals with the world's best endurance athletes in the most demanding test kitchens. Now, in "The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes", Thomas and Lim share their energy-packed, wholesome recipes to make meals easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and better for performance. "The Feed Zone Cookbook" provides 150 delicious recipes that even the busiest athletes can prepare in less time than it takes to warm up for a workout. With simple recipes requiring just a handful of ingredients, Biju and Lim show how easy it is for athletes to prepare their own food, whether at home or on the go. "The Feed Zone Cookbook" strikes the perfect balance between science and practice so that athletes will change the way they think about food, replacing highly processed food substitutes with real, nourishing foods that will satisfy every athlete's cravings. "The Feed Zone Cookbook: includes: 150 delicious recipes illustrated with full-colour photographs; Allen Lim's take on the science and practice of food; Portable whole foods, including Lim's famous rice cakes and more; Dozens of quick-prep meals for before and after workouts; Shortcuts, substitutions, and techniques to save time in the kitchen; and, Gluten-free and vegetarian alternatives to favourite dishes.

About the Author

Biju Thomas is the chef behind the menus of many successful restaurants in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. He has worked closely with professional cyclists including Levi Leipheimer, Lance Armstrong, and Christian Vande Velde to improve their eating habits for better performance. Biju is also a contributor to Map My Fitness, one of the largest social networks in the sports industry. Allen Lim, Ph.D. is sports physiologist for Team RadioShack pro cycling team. Prior to RadioShack, Lim worked with Jonathan Vaughters and the Garmin pro cycling team. Lim has worked closely with the top U.S. cyclists, including Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriskie, and countless others. He continues to shape the future heroes of the sport in his work with the Livestrong Developmental Squad, which in includes standout Taylor Phinney. Lim's experience is not exclusive to men's professional cycling. Early in his career he worked extensively with women's cycling teams and much of his research has been outside of the sport of cycling.


"The Feed Zone Cookbook features unique, simple recipes for quick meals that will help fuel your workouts and speed recovery." -- Men's Journal "Tons of straightforward meal recipes (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) that are both quick and easy to prepare" ]These meals are perfectly tuned to deliver maximum performance and optimized recovery." -- Outside "A no-fuss guide to preparing good food that will satisfy an athlete's cravings and prepare the body for top performance." -- Swimming World "Lim and Thomas have spent decades working with endurance athletes to find the balance between taste, sport-specific nutrition, and portability." -- Men's Health "The Feed Zone Cookbook is something every athlete will want to have in the kitchen, not on the bookshelf" ]There is so much excellent data in this book on the science of eating it is easy to forget that the recipes are actually delicious." -- Ultrarunning "The ultimate guide for triathletes who want to support their training with delicious, wholesome food." -- Triathlete "The Feed Zone Cookbook was a huge hit and probably the most popular book in the Canadian Running office over the last couple of years." -- Canadian Running "The foods described are intentionally simple to prepare, impressively flavorful, easy to digest, and incorporate mostly basic ingredients that should be readily available" ]Just honest-to-goodness recipes made with real food." -- Bike Radar "Packed with recipes that will not only offer healthy alternatives, but actually taste good as well." -- "The beauty of The Feed Zone Cookbook is that it is practical and based on real-life experience--not just theory...Let The Feed Zone help you find your way into the kitchen with enthusiasm." -- "Blending science and practice from Lim and Chef Biju Thomas, the book offers wisdom on food timing, counting calories and managing hunger, and help navigating your way through divergent ideas on diet and food trends. Dr. Lim's experience is just the kind of thing us serious athletes look for in a cookbook author. For athletes who train hard and appreciate fresh, wholesome food and creative fusions of flavors, this one won't disappoint." -- LAVA magazine

EAN: 9781934030769
ISBN: 1934030767
Publisher: VeloPress
Dimensions: 20.83 x 17.53 x 2.79 centimetres (0.61 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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