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The Vegetarian Sports Nutrition Guide: Peak Performance for Everyone from Beginners to Gold Medalists

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Exercise, train, and compete at your best on a vegetarian diet. Few segments of the population are more mindful of their food intake than athletes and vegetarians. This book combines the unique... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Geared toward the serious athlete

If you are looking for a book with ammo to attack the non-vegans in your life, this is not it. As several of the previous reviews have stated, this book provides numerous alternative nutrition plans. Some of the references made in the book measure the effectiveness of vegetarian diets to non-vegetarian diets when addressing some specific nutritional deficiencies associated with intensive training programs. I suggest that this information is presented as comparative and not as encouragement to become omnivorous as has been implied. As a committed vegetarian I took no offense to any of the suspect references. Read with the absence of political bias this book is extremely informative to the serious athlete. Actual nutrition plans and specific rationale are included from vegetarian athletes with unequivocal credibility. The book is also extremely readable with bios and recipes inserted appropriately to support the nutritional strategies. My reason for buying this book was to get an edge on my long run times and learn how to recover faster after races and heavy workouts. This book delivered on both accounts. If you're a weekend mall walker looking for a recipe book, there are several out there that will teach you how to make foo-foo dishes until your eyes bleed. If you are serious about athletic training and understanding vegetarian sports nutrition, you are in the right place.

Just what I was looking for !!!

If you consider yourself to be an endurance athlete (of any type) and you are (or aspire to be) a vegan, then this book is definitely for you. I have seen many other books that say the word "Vegetarian" on the cover, when they really mean ovo-lacto-pesco-vegetarian (eggs, milk, and fish). This book lives up to it's title by featuring lots of recipes, example diets (from professional vegan athletes), and nutrition information for vegans (persons who eat absolutely NO animal products)!

A Must Read for All Vegetarians

I have been vegetarian for 12 years and this book is the greatest. Not only does it give detailed information about protein and your body's needs, but it has great recipies. The recipies alone are a good reason to buy it. They are simple and easy to cook. It is very practical. It sure beats doing it they way I did it when I started beng vegetarian. I just started eating peanut butter sandwiches for weeks until I figured out how to eat healthy. Even if you have been vegetarian for a long time, you will probably learn something from this book.

"...A Must Read for any Athlete"

"The Vegetarian Sports Nutrition Guide is a must read for any athlete( vegetarian or non-vegetarian who desires to know the optimal plan for acheiving the best athletic performance."

"...A Wealth of Nutrition Information"

"For athletes who want to enjoy a vegetarian lifestyle, Lisa Dorfman's Vegetarian Sports Nutrition Guide provides a wealth of information. What I like best are the numerous tried and true recipes submitted by vegetarian athletes. These recipes contribute to the practical "how to" food ideas that can help make vegetarian meals come to fruition."
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