Coach Joe Friel is the most trusted name in endurance sports coaching, and his Cyclist's Training Bible is the most comprehensive and reliable training resource ever written for cyclists. This new edition of the bestselling book includes all of the latest advances in training and technology. Using this book, cyclists can create a comprehensive, self-coached training plan that is both scientifically proven and shaped around their personal goals.
Friel empowers athletes with every detail they need to consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing to race. This fourth edition includes extensive revisions on the specifics of how to train and what to eat. Friel explains how cyclists can:
best gauge intensity with power meters and other new training technology to maximize form and fitness and reduce fatigue;
more knowledgeably and accurately make changes to their annual training plan over the course of a season;
dramatically build muscular endurance with strength training;
improve body composition and recovery with smarter nutrition.
With more case studies to draw from and multiple contingency plans for those times when training doesn't progress as planned, The Cyclist's Training Bible continues to be the definitive guide to optimal cycling performance.
Hunter Allen and Andy Coggan, PhD have completely revised the book that made power meters understandable for amateur and professional cyclists and triathletes.
Power meters have become essential tools for competitive cyclists and triathletes. No training tool can unlock as much speed and endurance as a power meter--for those who understand how to interpret their data. A power meter displays and records exactly how much energy a cyclist expends, which lends unprecedented insight into that rider's abilities and fitness. With the proper baseline data, a cyclist can use a power meter to determine race strategy, pacing, and tactics.
Training and Racing with a Power Meter makes it possible to exploit the incredible usefulness of the power meter by explaining how to profile strengths and weaknesses, measure fitness and fatigue, optimize workouts, time race readiness, and race using power. This new edition:
Enables athletes to predict future performance and time peak form
Introduces fatigue profiling, a new testing method to pinpoint weaknesses
Includes two training plans to raise functional threshold power and time peaks for race day
Offers 75 power-based workouts tuned for specific training goals
This updated edition also includes new case studies, a full chapter on triathlon training and racing, and improved 2-color charts and tables throughout.
Training and Racing with a Power Meter, will continue to be the definitive guide to the most important training tool ever developed for endurance sports.
Bicycling Big Book of Training is an encouraging, focused training book that will speak to beginner and intermediate cyclists without making them feel like novices. It covers all the information the reader needs to begin an effective training regimen.
The book is divided into five sections that are then broken into miniguides for various cycling training disciplines. Cyclists will learn about how the body becomes fit and how that fitness translates to on-the-bike performance, while discovering the components of a successful training plan, including nutrition. Furthermore, riding disciplines such as road racing, endurance events, cyclocross, mountain biking, and track are discussed at length so readers can figure out which activities are right for them.
Bicycling Big Book of Training is an excellent guide for anyone who wants to learn more about cycling and take their performance to the next level.
Bicycling Magazine's Century Training Program presents a complete training program for riding―and enjoying―cycling's fastest growing challenge
To ride a century means to cover 100 miles in a day―no small feat for riders at any level. But the century is becoming cycling's equivalent of the marathon, with more and more century events scheduled for thousands of riders across the country. Now, champion pro cyclist Marla Streb provides a thorough manual for anyone who wants to train for this distance. She offers guidelines for:
• customizing a training plan based on fitness level and century pace goal
• getting proper bike fit and choosing the right equipment
• training and ride-day strategies for optimal fueling and hydration
Backed by Bicycling magazine, the world's leading bike magazine and a proven authority on long-distance cycling, this book is an indispensable guide for recreational and competitive cyclists alike.
A revised, expanded edition of the ultimate training journal to help cyclists of all abilities-from the top experts in the sport.
The Bicycling Training Journal from the Editors of Bicycling Magazine provides the perfect framework to help cyclists of all stripes reach their cycling goals, whether they're weight loss or world records. This revised edition includes updated tips, motivational quotes, new weight loss and training plans: the magazine has added over 50 additional pages of new material in all, a tremendous value.
The journal gives readers the space to track each day's ride with room to record goals, distance covered, route, weather, and thoughts on the experience. There's even a space for readers to note favorite cycling equipment,bike set-up, and the greatest rides of the year. With all this information you'll be able to analyze your data and set new goals accordingly.
The only cycling training journal with top-notch tips from seasoned experts like those from Bicycling magazine, this handsomely redesigned journal reflects the winning redesign of the magazine and includes:
- Smear-proof paper and a handy spiral binding for ease of use
- Ample space for readers to record facts about each day's ride-including route, distance, and time-and to note how they felt at the time
- A Week-at-a-Glance feature that helps cyclists summarize their weekly training quickly and easily
- Advice for cyclists on how to analyze their data and set new goals for the next year.
Bicycling Maximum Overload for Cyclists is a radical strength-based training program aimed at increasing your cycling speed while cutting training time in half. Rather than improving endurance by riding longer distances, this book teaches you how to do it by reducing your riding time and adding heavy strength training. Traditionally cyclists and endurance athletes have avoided strength training, afraid that the extra muscle weight will slow them down, but co-authors Roy M. Wallack and Jacques DeVore show that exactly the opposite is true.
The maximum overload program uses weightlifting to create sustainable power and improve speed while cutting training time in half and eliminating the dreaded deterioration during the second half of a ride. A 40-minute Maximum Overload workout, done once or twice a week, can replace a long day in the saddle and lead to even better results.
The comprehensive program includes unique takes on diet, interval training, hard and easy training, and sustainable power. Backed by the most trusted authority in the sport, Bicycling Maximum Overload for Cyclists is a book that no cyclist or triathlete should be without.
general athletic performance
A Revolutionary Program to Extend Your Physical and Mental Performance Envelope.
Our recent book 'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living' was written for health care professionals, championing the benefits of carbohydrate restriction to manage insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and type-2 diabetes.
In response, our athlete friends asked "What about us?"
This companion book is our answer, and it could be titled: 'The Art and Science of Avoiding the BONK'.
But actually, it is much much more than that. The keto-adapted athlete benefits from superior fuel flow not only when nearing glycogen depletion, but also during training, recovery, and in response to resistance exercise as well.
"On a well designed ketogenic diet as recommended by Jeff and Steve, I consume up to 4200 Calories per day while maintaining 6-7% body fat. This transformation has increased my power to mass ratio and allows a high level of performance in a range of activities. Equally if not more important is the efficiency with which I operate in every facet of my life. My energy level in the keto-adapted state is constant and nver undulates." Tony Ricci, MS, CSCS, LDN, CISSN, CNS. High Performance Coach/Sports Nutritionist
America's Angriest Trainer, Vinnie Tortorich, exposes the nasty underbelly of the fitness industry while getting you into the best shape of your life. For over 20 years, Vinnie has been Hollywood's go-to guy for celebrities and athletes looking to get fit fast. Now, in this hilarious and often r-rated memoir, he holds nothing back. What's the best piece of fitness equipment money can buy? What's the fastest way to lose weight: diet or exercise? Why are health clubs worse than used car lots? In FITNESS CONFIDENTIAL, Vinnie tells all. So get ready to get fit, get inspired and get the dirt with Hollywood's most outrageous personal trainer!
No More Carb Loading!
So you’re gearing up for a killer exercise session, or a big event like a marathon or a triathlon, and you want to avoid all the carbo-loading that’s so prevalent amongst endurance athletes. You’re interested in fueling your body for the combination of ideal health and performance, and you’re ready for weight loss, longevity, health, and breaking your sugar addiction. But is that even possible? Can you really escape the pasta binges and gastrointestinal distress that often accompanies an over reliance on sugar? Can you really be a low-carb endurance athlete?
Enhanced Performance Without Expensive Supplements
Maybe you know it’s possible, but did you also know that there are certain supplements no low carb athlete should be training without? You’re probably worried that you’ll need to shell out big bucks for obscure supplements, right? Pine pollen? Ant protein? Thankfully, you just need some tried and true favorites that have proved the test of time. The number one supplement for low-carb athletes? It’s likely to be sitting on your kitchen table right now. And there’s another one that 70% of the population is deficient in…don’t let that be you, especially when deficiency can lead to fatigue and muscle cramps.
Edge Out the Competition with Superior Nutrition
As an Ironman triathlete who eats low-carb, author Ben Greenfield walks his talk. He’s developed a detailed system that will put you nutritionally ahead of 99% of your competitors. From training days, to race week, to the day of the race itself, you’ll learn exactly what you need to be eating and when for best performance and best health. The Low Carb Athlete is the go-to resource for low carb athletes and those wishing to switch up their diet protocol from the old school carb-based diets of yesterday.
Do you want to optimize athletic performance, lose weight, and improve your health?
Say goodbye to sugar cravings, extra body fat, unhealthy foods and discover the amazing health and weight loss benefits of the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet!
The ketogenic diet combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats which is emerging in the scientific literature as a powerful means for improving a wide range of diseases that most people think require medication to control including epilepsy, Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's.
This book is mainly aimed at endurance athletes but can be very beneficial for other sports people like body builders or anybody who needs to lose weight in a safe way.
A well-designed ketogenic diet has been shown to have positive effects in individuals suffering from inflammatory conditions, autoimmune disease, excess weight or anybody who wants to clean up their diet and eat real food.
The overall health benefits of high-fat, low carbohydrate ketogenic diets have been shown to ...
•produce less oxidative stress during exercise.
•enhance recovery between training sessions.
•reduce dependence on muscle glycogen.
•decrease the need to reload with carbohydrates during and after exercise.
•accelerate the use of saturated fat for fuel, allowing a high intake of total fats without risk.
•enhance gut and immune function by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.
The main goal of the ketogenic lifestyle is to teach the body to run on fat/ketone bodies instead of glucose. A big advantage of burning fat instead of glucose is that the body has access to around 92,000 calories instead of only about 2,000 calories of stored glucose.
Hence, it makes sense that a ketogenic diet may be beneficial for sports endurance!
The key features of the book include:
•An introduction to the ketogenic diet for athletes and overview of the basic principles.
•14 days of meal plans that take the hassle out of planning a ketogenic day.
•Full overview with clear instructions and macronutrient ratios for each recipe.
•A whole section with keto-friendly snacks if calorie intake needs to be increased.
•Ketogenic foods at a glance for easy reference.
•All recipes are grain/gluten free and many are dairy free or can easily be modified to exclude dairy.
•A list of resources and scientific references for further research and reading.
•A free bonus package from Ben Greefield as a "thank you" for buying the book.
And, you will discover this way of eating can be integrated into family life with just a little practice.
Follow the plan for the 14 days as outlined in this book and revitalize your life!
The adventure begins here! Gain the edge for optimum health and strong performance by clicking the "buy now" button to start your journey!
Are you tired of being confused by performance nutrition? You want to know what to eat and when to eat it so you can train and compete at your best, but it’s hard to find a clear answer. Consider this THE manual for any athlete who wants to go Paleo—whether your sport is power-, high intensity- or endurance-based—or anyone who’s Paleo and wants to start training for a sport.
In The Paleo Athlete you’ll learn…
Why athletes thrive on nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory foods
The basics of Paleo and understanding macronutrients
All about carbs—who needs them and why
How to burn fat at rest
What and how much to eat before, during and after a workout
Why dietary hacks can’t substitute for solid nutrition
Practical cooking tips for your busy schedule
How to get ready for competition
How to improve sleep and recovery and deal with injuries and stress
FAQs and troubleshooting guides
Thirty stupid-easy, mouth-watering recipes
…and much more!
If you’re looking for a balanced approach to fueling, you’re curious about how to apply Paleo to your sport, or you’re a Paleo athlete already but you’re wondering how to tweak your nutrition for better performance (while not sacrificing your health), The Paleo Athlete is for you.
A breakthrough nutrition strategy for optimum athletic performance, weight loss and peak health based on the Stone Age diet humans were designed to eat.
Paleo-style diets are all the rage as fitness enthusiasts, including the booming nation of CrossFitters, have adopted high protein, low-processed-food diets to fuel their exercise. It all began with the publication of the book The Paleo Diet by renowned scientist Loren Cordain, Ph.D., who presented a breakthrough plan for weight loss and disease prevention without dieting or exercising. In 2005, Dr. Cordain joined with endurance coach Joe Friel to write The Paleo Diet for Athletes.
Now, the authors offer an updated and revised edition of The Paleo Diet for Athletes specifically targeting runners, triathletes, and other serious amateur athletes. Cordain and Friel show that by using the foods our bodies were designed to eat―protein, fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and even some saturated fats--anyone can achieve total-body fitness and dramatically improve the strength and cardiovascular efficiency. The Paleo Diet for Athletes gives specific guidelines for what to eat before, during and after a workout or competition along with simple, tasty recipes packed with power and wholesome ingredients.
Taking advantage of an unfair advantage.
Retraining your body and brain and turning on your fat burning almost seems like an unfair advantage when it's applied to the sporting environment. For decades, the brightest minds in the athletic performance nutrition field have had carbs pegged as the ultimate good guy. You have been told that the best way to fuel the active body is through carbohydrates, by consuming extra carbs, before, during, and after exercise. As a result, many of us have been enslaved by an outdated mantra which has pushed us to eat carb-laden food to fuel our performance. This approach robs the human body of the flexibility it craves to switch between different energy systems and ways of producing fuel.
As we have already outlined in our first book What The Fat? consuming a high-carb diet is likely to lead to inflammation and poor health in the long run. For fit people, this is a tragedy. The people who value their health and well-being highly. The people who have done EXACTLY what they have been told have often ended up sick, tired and injured because of a high-carb, low-fat diet.
In this practical guide we present compelling evidence, inspiring real-life stories from very successful athletes, and simple ways to eat Low-Carb, Healthy-Fat. We need you to step outside the square and reset. We will ask you to forget everything you were taught by your old-school sports performance nutritionist and learn how to become the ultimate fat burning athletic machine.
Let the games begin and food give you a competitive edge.
In Ketone Power, Cristi Vlad, self-experimenter and avid researcher outlines a common denominator in terms of nutrition, health, and physical performance. After all, human DNA is 99% exactly the same. So, there should be a prescription (Rx) that should work for the majority of us. Cristi himself, fed up with not being able to lose the last few pounds of his belly fat, has started studying and experimenting with ketogenic nutrition and ketosis. Ketosis is the metabolic state where your body uses fat and ketone bodies (by-products of fat) as a main source of fuel and it is achieved by drastically eliminating sugar from the diet. Long-term constant ketosis leads to keto-adaptation. Keto-adaptation brought various improvements in Cristi Vlad's existence, such as: fat loss, elimination of hunger, elimination of cravings for high-carbohydrate food, improved mental performance, ultra-high energy levels, less sleep required per night, better sleep, enhanced aerobic performance and strength training performance, and probably the most important: ability to eat chocolate every day. In Ketone Power, Cristi Vlad, inspired by his mentors and armed with extensive research and personal experience talks about: 1. How he lost 10 pounds of fat in 2 months eating 70% of his calories from fat and consuming 2,000-3,000 kcals per day. His exercising routine was reduced from 5-6 times/week to 1-2 times/week. Before/after photos are included. 2. How the human body works differently when being on a fat metabolism compared to a carbohydrate metabolism (that which most of the people are in). 3. How his 2 month experiment became his new lifestyle due to the extensive benefits of keto-adaptation. 4. How ketogenic nutrition is a powerful therapeutic approach to diabetes, obesity, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and other health issues. 5. Protocols for strength training and endurance training. 6. His shopping list and the foods he consumes daily to support keto-adaptation. Fat-bombs included. 7. His virtual academy consisting of mentors, websites, courses, MOOC sites, and Youtube channels all of which helped him achieve knowledge with respect to ketogenic nutrition and human biochemistry. All of what Cristi Vlad did and keeps doing does not include fancy and expensive gadgets, neither pockets full of cash. It only requires willingness to improve one's existence and enjoy life every second that passes. You can do this for yourself as well. This book is the prescription.
Nutritional ketosis is the metabolic state where your body's primary source of fuel is derived from fat. Intermittent fasting is a meal timing strategy in which you restrict your food intake to a certain timeframe everyday. If implemented appropriately, the efficiency of these two combined is unimaginable. Cristi has been using ketosis since September 2013. In 2 months, he reached his maintenance weight. In January 2014 he started practicing intermittent fasting everyday along with his long-term approach of ketosis. He's been in maintenance ever since. Two of his former books are dedicated to these subjects, Ketone Power and Periodic Fasting. But these books are written in a more scientific language, as they reference more than 400 research studies and experiments. Conversely, this book serves as a guide because it is written in non-technical language and it is action oriented. More importantly, Cristi shares his own experiences and suggestions as you progress through the book. In this guide, you will: 1. Be introduced to ketosis and ketogenic diets 2. Learn how to adopt/adapt to a long-term ketogenic diet 3. Learn about intermittent fasting and its different variations 4. Learn how to combine ketosis and intermittent fasting 5. Learn how to design meals in support of these two protocols 6. Learn how to exercise with weights and your own bodyweight 7. Learn to use food tracking software to speed up your fat loss process 8. Receive additional resources to continuously optimize your lifestyle. Please do not read this book if you do not want to use ketosis, ketogenic diets, and intermittent fasting in your fat loss approach.
To jumpstart your shift to the Paleolithic diet, the 7-Day Paleo Beginners Plan encourages you to clear your home of non-Paleo items that can tempt you to revert to your usual diet.
Keep in mind that the Paleo diet is more of a way of life than it is a dietary program. Making the right choices of food is the center point of this plan. Therefore, to make it easier for you to choose the right food, it helps that you remove unhealthy choices.
This will leave you to choose among Paleo food items and ingredients, and whatever you choose, you can be sure that they are healthy.
Grab the book to learn more!
Carbohydrate restricted diets are commonly practiced but seldom taught. As a result, doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and nurses may have strong opinions about low carbohydrate dieting, but in many if not most cases, these views are not grounded in science.
Now, whether you are a curious healthcare professional or just a connoisseur of diet information, two New York Times best-selling authors provide you with the definitive resource for low carbohydrate living.
Doctors Volek and Phinney share over 50 years of clinical experience using low carbohydrate diets, and together they have published more than 200 research papers and chapters on the topic. Particularly in the last decade, much has been learned about the risks associated with insulin resistance (including but not limited to metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and type-2 diabetes), and how this condition is far better controlled by carbohydrate restriction than with drugs.
In this book, you will learn why:
•Carbohydrate restriction is the proverbial 'silver bullet' for managing insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes.
•Restricting carbohydrate improves blood glucose and lipids while reducing inflammation, all without drugs.
•Dietary saturated fat is not a demon when you are low carb adapted.
•Dietary sugars and refined starches are not needed to feed your brain or fuel exercise.
•Long-term success involves much more than simply cutting out carbs.
•Electrolyte and mineral management are key to avoiding side effects and ensuring success.
•Trading up from sugars and starches to a cornucopia of nutrient-rich, satisfying, and healthy foods is empowering.
•Studying hunter-gathers' diets provides clues to how best formulate a low carbohydrate diet.
This is a great book for health-minded individuals.
It is an excellent book for healthcare professionals.
Best of all, it is the perfect gift for health-minded individuals to share with their doctors, dietitians, and nutritionists.
Leading health blogger Jimmy Moore and researcher and internist Dr. Eric C. Westman join forces again to explain the powerful therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet—one that combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats—which is emerging in the scientific literature as a means for improving a wide range of diseases, from Type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer’s and more. Simply eating a low-carb diet alone isn’t enough, and Moore and Westman tell you why.
Have you looked at a low-carb diet simply as a means to lose weight? What if you learned that combining a low-carb nutritional approach with a high fat intake produces a powerful therapeutic effect on a wide variety of health conditions that most people think requires medication to control? That’s what Keto Clarity is all about. Jimmy Moore, the world’s leading low-carb diet blogger and podcaster, has reunited with his Cholesterol Clarity coauthor Dr. Eric C. Westman, a practicing internist and low-carb diet researcher, to bring you the crystal-clear information you need to understand what a ketogenic diet is all about and why it may be the missing element in your pursuit of optimal health. This book includes exclusive interviews from twenty of the world’s foremost authorities from various fields bringing their depth of expertise and experience using this nutritional approach. Moore and Westman clearly explain why ketosis is normal, how this nutritional approach is being used therapeutically by many medical professionals, a step-by-step guide to help you produce more ketones and track your progress, real life success stories of people using a ketogenic diet, and more. The solid evidence for nutritional ketosis in dealing with many of the chronic health problems of our day is presented, including: epilepsy, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn (GERD), nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The good evidence for ketogenic diets is also shared in dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, mental illness, schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, narcolepsy, and sleep disorders. Plus, you’ll get the details on the emerging science that is showing great promise in treating cancer, autism, migraines, chronic pain, brain injury, stroke, kidney disease and so much more. Keto Clarity is your definitive guide to the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet. Full details on Jimmy Moore’s yearlong n=1 scientific experiment of nutritional ketosis, in which he used sophisticated blood testing technology to track and monitor his production of ketones and blood sugar to achieve rather remarkable effects on his weight and health, is also presented as well as food shopping lists, 25+ low-carb, high-fat recipes, and a 21-day meal plan to get you going on your ketogenic lifestyle change. Keto Clarity gives you a whole new perspective on the work that the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins started in earnest with his promotion of the low-carb approach beginning in the 1960s. That revolution continues boldly in this book designed to shift your paradigm on diet and health forever!
Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven’t thought about—yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting.
Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it’s an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan. In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success. In The Complete Guide to Fasting, he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it’s so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health. Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand.
The Complete Guide to Fasting explains:
• why fasting is actually good for health
• who can benefit from fasting (and who won’t)
• the history of fasting
• the various ways to fast: intermittent, alternate-day, and extended fasting
• what to expect when starting to fast
• how to track progress while fasting
• the weight loss effects of fasting
• how to ward off potential negative effects from fasting
The book also provides tools to help readers get started and get through their fasts, including a 7-Day Kick-Start Fasting Plan and healing liquid recipes.
Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.
In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.
We've been told for years that eating fat is bad for us, that it is a primary cause of high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. The Real Meal Revolution debunks this lie and shows us the way back to restored health through eating what human beings are meant to eat.
This book will radically transform your life by showing you clearly, and easily, how to take control of not just your weight, but your overall health, too - through what you eat. And you can eat meat, seafood, eggs, cheese, butter, nuts . . . often the first things to be prohibited or severely restricted on most diets. This is Banting, or Low-Carb, High-Fat (LCHF) eating, for a new generation, solidly underpinned by years of scientific research and by now incontrovertible evidence.
This extraordinary book, already a phenomenal bestseller, overturns the conventional dietary wisdom of recent decades that placed carbohydrates at the base of the supposedly healthy-eating pyramid and that has led directly to a worldwide epidemic of obesity and diabetes. Both a startling revelation, and as old as humanity itself, it offers a truly revolutionary approach to healthy eating that explodes the myth, among others, that cholesterol is bad for us.
This is emphatically not just another unsustainable, quick-fix diet or a fad waiting to be forgotten, but a long-delayed return to the way human beings are supposed to eat.
Are you confused by what your cholesterol levels really say about your health?
Don't you wish someone could just spell it out in simple, easy-to-understand language and tell you what, if anything, you need to do about your cholesterol? Good news! That's precisely what Cholesterol Clarity is designed to do. Jimmy Moore, a prominent and highly respected health blogger and podcaster, has teamed up with Dr. Eric Westman, a practicing internist and nutrition researcher, to bring you one of the most unique books you'll ever read on this subject, featuring exclusive interviews with twenty-nine of the world's top experts from various fields to give you the complete lowdown on cholesterol. If you're worried about any confusing medical jargon in this book, don't be—this critical information is broken down for you to grasp what is really important and what is not.
You won't find this kind of comprehensive, cutting-edge, expert-driven cholesterol information all in one place anywhere else. Has your doctor told you your total and/or LDL cholesterol is too high and thus requires you to take immediate action to lower it? Has the solution to your "high cholesterol" been to cut down on your saturated fat intake, eat more "healthy" whole grains and vegetable oils, and possibly even take a prescription medication like a statin to lower it to "desirable" levels? If so, then this is the book for you. Learn what the real deal is from some of the leading experts on the subject. Not only will Cholesterol Clarity tell you what your cholesterol tests—LDL, HDL, triglycerides, and other key cholesterol markers—really mean, but it will also arm you with nutritional guidance that will lead you to optimal health. Are you ready to find out what the HDL is wrong with your numbers?
Within the pages of this book you'll learn invaluable lessons, including:•-Why your LDL-C and total cholesterol numbers may not be as important in determining your health as your doctor may think
•-The undeniable negative role that chronic inflammation plays in your health
•-Why cholesterol-lowering statin drugs don't necessarily solve your heart health concerns
•-Why your doctor should be testing for LDL particles and particle size when measuring cholesterol
•-Why HDL and triglycerides are far more predictive of health concerns than LDL-C and total cholesterol
•-Why consuming foods with saturated fat is good for you, and why carbohydrate-based foods can be detrimental to attaining the best cholesterol numbers
•-Why a growing number of physicians, researchers, and nutritionists believe treating cholesterol numbers is virtually irrelevant
Contributing Experts Include:
Cassie Bjork, RD
Philip Blair, MD
Jonny Bowden, PhD
John Briffa, BSc, MB, BS
Dominic D'Agostino, PhD
William Davis, MD
Thomas Dayspring, MD
David Diamond, PhD
Ron Ehrlich, BDS, FACNEM
Jeffry N. Gerber, MD
Duane Graveline, MD
Paul Jaminet, PhD
Malcolm Kendrick, MD
Ronald Krauss, MD
Fred Kummerow, PhD
Dwight C. Lundell, MD
Robert Lustig, MD
Chris Masterjohn, PhD
Donald Miller, MD
Rakesh "Rocky" Patel, MD
Fred Pescatore, MD
Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD
Stephanie Seneff, PhD
Cate Shanahan, MD
Ken Sikaris, BSc, MBBS, FRCPA, FAACB, FFSc
Patty Siri-Tarino, PhD
For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. Called “a very important book,” by Andrew Weil and …” destined to change the way we think about food,” by Michael Pollan, this groundbreaking book by award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong.
Robert Lustig’s 90-minute YouTube video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”, has been viewed more than six million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that have led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years.
In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control.
To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove “a calorie is NOT a calorie.” More timely than ever now that newest edition of The Dietary Guidelines for Americans has for the first time placed hard limits on the amount of sugar we should consume, Fat Chance takes science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide.
Think you know the Atkins Diet? Think Again. The New Atkins is...
Learn how to eat the wholesome foods that will turn your body into an amazing fat-burning machine.
The updated and simplified program was created with you and your goals in mind.
Atkins is about eating delicious and healthy food -- a variety of protein, leafy greens and other vegetables, nuts, fruits, and whole grains.
Perfect for busy lifestyles: you can stick with Atkins at work, at home, on vacation, when you're eating out -- wherever you are.
Backed by Science:
More than 50 studies support the low-carb science behind Atkins.
But Atkins is more than just a diet. This healthy lifestyle focuses on maintenance from Day 1, ensuring that you'll not only take the weight off -- you'll keep it off for good. Featuring inspiring success stories, all-new recipes, and 24 weeks' worth of meal plans, The New Atkins for a New You offers the proven low-carb plan that has worked for millions, now totally updated and even easier than ever.
Scientist John Yudkin was the first to sound the alarm about the excess of sugar in the diet of modern Americans. His classic exposé, Pure, White, and Deadly, clearly and engagingly describes how sugar is damaging our bodies, why we eat so much of it, and what we can do to stop. He explores the ins and out of sugar, from the different types—is brown sugar really better than white?—to how it is hidden inside our everyday foods, and how it is damaging our health.
In 1972, Yudkin was mostly ignored by the health industry and media, but the events of the last forty years have proven him spectacularly right. Yudkin’s insights are even more important and relevant now, with today’s record levels of obesity, than when they were first published. Brought up-to-date by childhood obesity expert Dr. Robert H. Lustig, this emphatic treatise on the hidden dangers of sugar is essential reading for anyone concerned about their health, the health of their children, and the wellbeing of modern society.
Over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat every day. As a result, over 100 million experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes to high blood sugar to unattractive stomach bulges preventative cardiologist William Davis calls "wheat bellies." According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: it's due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch.
After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic―and that elimination of wheat is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. In national bestseller, Dr. Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the American public as "wheat"―and provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new wheat-free lifestyle.
Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, along with case studies from men and women who have experienced life-changing transformations in health after waving goodbye to wheat, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.
World-renowned gluten-related disorders expert Dr. Alessio Fasano presents the groundbreaking roadmap to a gluten-free lifestyle, and how millions can live better by going gluten free.
For centuries, bread has been known as the “staff of life.” But for millions of Americans affected by gluten-related disorders, consuming gluten, the complex protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, can be hazardous to their health. In a recent poll presented by Scientific American, over 30% of Americans reported wanting to cut down or eliminate gluten from their diets; the gluten-free market is a $6.3 billion industry and continues to expand.
Now, in Gluten Freedom, Alessio Fasano, MD, world-renowned expert and founder of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Celiac Research, reveals the latest developments in scientific research and treatment, and the answers they provide for this rapidly expanding audience. This groundbreaking, authoritative guide is an invaluable roadmap for the newly diagnosed, for those already dealing with gluten-related issues, and for anyone who thinks they may have an issue with gluten.
Distinguishing scientific fact from myth, Gluten Freedom explains the latest research, diagnostic procedures, and treatment/diet recommendations, helping consumers make the best choices for themselves and their families. Gluten Freedom also discusses important nutritional implications for behavior-related diagnoses such as autism and conditions such as depression, anxiety, and “foggy mind.” Other highlights include:
• The differences between celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy
• Current best practices for gluten-related disorders at any age
• Practical information on setting up a gluten-free kitchen, reading labels, and staying safe and healthy in a world filled with hidden sources of gluten
• The psychological impact of a diagnosis and its effect on a family
• Groundbreaking research for prevention and therapy
• Reliable and accurate resources for patients, parents, and physicians
• And even recipes for an authentic gluten-free Italian dinner from Dr. Fasano’s home kitchen
What’s making us fat? And how can we change? Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, bestselling author Gary Taubes revisits these urgent questions.
Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat—and the good science that has been ignored. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management.
Complete with an easy-to-follow diet. Featuring a new afterword with answers to frequently asked questions.