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Endurance Sports Nutrition by Suzanne Girard Eberle MS, RD

If you’re looking to lose weight, gain weight, or successfully  prepare for your next sporting event, this is a must read. The only distinction I must make is that you don’t just read Endurance Sports Nutrition, you study it.

Suzanne Girard Eberle is an elite athlete as well as a working sports nutritionist in Portland, Oregon.  She practices what she teaches and has written the most comprehensive approach to nutrition for athletes I have read to date.  It is a well written, no-nonsense, scientific approach to sports nutrition.  You don’t have to enroll in a college course to get the real facts, you just need to get this book.

You will learn how to assess your diet in terms of your nutritional requirements as an athlete;  how to boost your strength-to-weight ratio and when to eat and drink to maximize performance during short-range, long-distance, ultra-endurance, or multi-day events. She discusses endurance eating for vegetarians and how to use supplements effectively.  Suzanne believes good nutrition and healthy eating habits are built around three elements: mind, muscle and mouth and that the keys to success are training, pacing, eating and drinking. Check out her website and if you’re lucky enough to live in Portland, you can make a nutritional counseling appointment with her.