Sports nutrition books

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01/04/2008 at 21:47

Can anyone recommend a good general sports nutrition book.

My eating habit is 'when I'm hungry' and 'what I fancy'.

I know I'm generally low on iron, but don't think I know much about food or eat properly for the training I do.

Good reference guide would help make me a bit more 'food-wise'.

Thanks, Mitts

M...eldy    pirate
01/04/2008 at 21:48
I have an Anita Bean one which is quite good

01/04/2008 at 21:59

Ahh, Meldy - where you been?

01/04/2008 at 22:52
I've got the Anita Bean one - it's been recommended on a couple of nutrition courses I've been on. It's the Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition, published by A&C Black, ISBN 0-7136-5389-2, although there might be a more recent edition (mine is 3rd)
02/04/2008 at 11:10
Another vote for Anita Bean. And the bonus is you also save money as the recipes are cheap!
Edited: 02/04/2008 at 11:10
03/04/2008 at 17:10

Just won a copy on eBay for £4.50.

More energy here we come

21/10/2008 at 21:17
Right, I've read my Anita Bean one......... any other suggestions?
21/10/2008 at 22:36
Read it again
21/10/2008 at 22:43

I'm getting really helpful replies tonight

21/10/2008 at 22:50


I don't know any other sports nutrition books.  I think Anita Bean is about as good as it gets.

22/10/2008 at 06:27
Yep, there is just the one book. 
22/10/2008 at 06:33
Anita Bean too...
22/10/2008 at 09:36


My bro (who's very into the subject) didn't rate her book - that's why I wondered if there was anything else.

22/10/2008 at 09:58
Why didn't he rate her book? I'm very much into the subject, having lost an awful lot of weight, and found the advice and the science behind it very sound. I'm not sure another book would add to anyone's knowledge unless you're really into the body chemistry aspects of nutrition (and then you're probably looking at high end academic texts).

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