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Vegetarian Sports Nutrition
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Gain the vegetarian advantage! Vegetarian meal plans have been used successfully in everything from bodybuilding to endurance sports. Every day more and more athletes-even those who are not full-time vegetarians-incorporate a plant-based diet when training or recovering from competition. Relying on the recent evidence-based research, Vegetarian Sports Nutrition details performance and health benefits, including enhanced muscle recovery and optimal bone health. With tailored meal plans and training strategies, you will learn to make smart nutritional decisions and to properly fuel your body throughout your training regimen. This comprehensive resource simplifies the process of determining your energy, protein, vitamin, and mineral needs and monitoring carbohydrate and fat intake. You'll learn how to optimize a vegetarian diet for peak performance across all sports. Whether you are a dedicated vegetarian looking to add variety to your diet or an athlete searching for a competitive edge, Vegetarian Sports Nutrition will help you improve your health and performance!
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Table of Contents

Part I. Plant-Based Performance; Chapter 1. Gaining the Vegetarian Advantage; Chapter 2. Getting Adequate Calories from Plant Sources; Chapter 3. Finding the Right Carbohydrate Mix; Chapter 4. Choosing Smart Fat Over No Fat; Chapter 5. Building Muscle Strength Without Meat; Chapter 6. Optimising Bone and Joint Health; Chapter 7. Boosting Iron Intake and Absorption; Chapter 8. Breaking Free of Multivitamin Dependence; Part II. Fine Tuning the Eating Plans; Chapter 9. Customizing the Pre-event Meal; Chapter 10. Ensuring Post-workout Recovery; Chapter 11. Choosing Whether to Supplement; Chapter 12. Using Diet Instead of Pills to Control Inflammation; Chapter 13. Preventing Muscle Cramps; Chapter 14. Adapting the Plan to Manage Weight; Chapter 15. Sticking to the Nutrition Training Plan.

About the Author

Larson-Meyer, PhD, is an assistant professor of human nutrition at the University of Wyoming and director of the nutrition and exercise laboratory. She is a registered dietitian and one of the foremost authorities on sports nutrition for vegetarians. Ennette enjoys sport and has been a serious recreational athlete for close to 20 years.

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"Finally, serious nutrition information for serious vegetarian athletes!" Vegetarian Sports Nutrition "provides sound and accessible explanations on what vegetarians really need to consume." Shane Speer Deputy Editor, "Vegetarian Times" ""Vegetarian Sports Nutrition "delivers inspired, useful, and science-based information to make you a better, healthier athlete." Amby Burfoot Executive Editor, "Runner's World Marathon" Winner (and Vegetarian) 1968 Boston Marathon

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