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Books by Dr. Sternlicht

Sternlicht, E. and N. Feineman. Fuel Up: Using the Principles of Sports Nutrition to Perform Like a Pro. Perigee Publishers, New York, N.Y., 2001.

Editorial Reviews
Food is fuel. Whether you're an athlete, exerciser, or manual laborer, your diet plays an active role in the quality of your physical activity. "Knowing what, how much, and when to eat is relevant not just for elite athletes, but for anyone who is interested in an active lifestyle," writes Eric Sternlicht, Ph.D. Sternlicht is a competitive cyclist; nutrition and exercise consultant to celebrities, athletes, and corporations; and assistant professor of kinesiology at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Fuel Up explains the science and offers guidelines for tailoring your diet to the daily needs of your active lifestyle to get sufficient carbohydrates, protein, fluids, and micronutrients for optimal replenishment and athletic performance.

Sternlicht stresses the importance of carbohydrates, "an athlete's best friend," for high levels of performance and fitness and avoiding lethargy and mood swings. He explains how to vary your protein daily depending on your training level, keep your fat intake at 20 percent, and stay adequately hydrated. He cautions against fad supplements. He also gives training tips for improving fitness and performance. Fuel Up is recommended for athletes, physical laborers, and serious exercisers who want to understand what, when, and how to eat, and the science behind these recommendations. --Joan Price

Book Description

Through scientific research and his experience as a nutritional counselor, Eric Sternlicht discovered that anyone who is physically active-from marathoners to manual aborers-can benefit from the nutritional strategies used by professional athletes. This comprehensive, up-to-date guide to sports nutrition shows readers how to incorporate these strategies into their own customized, energy-boosting eating programs-and provides valuable information on:

* eating the right foods, in the right amounts, at the right times
* facts and fallacies about carbs, protein, fats, and more
* sports drinks, supplements, and nutrition bars
* sports nutrition for illness and injury
* how to maximize weight loss
* special concerns for women and mature athletes

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade; 1st edition (January 8, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0399527427
  • Product Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches