Finish Line Fueling (Paperback)

An Essential Guide to Runner's Nutrition

By Jackie Dikos

Skyhorse Publishing, 9781510719620, 256pp.

Publication Date: November 7, 2017

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Description

Every athlete, especially runners, knows that deciding what to eat is one of the most important--and most complex--choices that he or she has to make in order to guarantee optimum performance. How much should you eat, when should you eat, and what foods should you eat are just some of the larger questions that an active athlete frequently ponders. How do you know what's the right choice? That's where sports dietitian and competitive runner Jackie Dikos's Finish Line Fueling: An Essential Guide to Runner's Nutrition comes in. Part cookbook, part nutritional guide, Finish Line Fueling helps you get the most out of what you eat.

Recipes are divided into helpful sections that include not just the traditional meals of breakfast, lunch, and dinner but also pre-activity snacks, post-workout recovery nibbles, racing fuel, and carbo-loading meals for intense activity. Mouthwatering morsels such as Sweet Potato Avocado Deviled Eggs, Buckwheat-Oat Granola, High Heat Roast Beef, Vegan Pinto Bean Burgers, Wild Rice and Mushroom Pilaf, and Cilantro-Lime Burrito Bowl are just a few of the dozens of yummy and nutrient-packed recipes included here. Additionally, every recipe includes a helpful breakdown of the number of calories, fat grams, grams of fiber, grams of protein, and vitamin-types that it provides, as well as strategies to modify the recipe based on your age, gender, and performance goals.

With additional sections on getting the most nutrients from your diet, foods to avoid, and the best food pairings, Finish Line Fueling is essential reading for every runner.



About the Author

Jackie Dikos, RD, CSSD, CLT is a sports dietitian and two-time Olympic Trials competitor in the marathon. She earned a fifteenth place finish at the 2007 Chicago Marathon and won the 2010 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon with a personal record of 2:45:26. Dikos aims to empower runners through simple fueling strategies in an effort to maximize the achievement of health, performance, and overall quality of life goals. She lives in Westfield, Indiana.
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