In the Athlete's Fix, sports nutritionist and pro triathlete Pip Taylor lays out a sensible step-by-step program to find the foods that make athletes feel and perform their best. She helps athletes navigate confusing and conflicting information about food allergies like celiac disease, gluten and lactose intolerance and also popular elimination diets like Paleo, Dukan, Dash, and detox.
Endurance sports stress the body, often worsening mild food intolerances and making food allergies more severe. To improve their symptoms, athletes often simply eliminate entire food groups, a blunt way out that doesn't address the root problem and can leave athletes undernourished and hurt performance.
The Athlete's Fix offers a smarter, fine-tuned approach. Taylor shows how athletes seeking high performance will benefit most from a diet full of a wide variety of foods. Her step-by-step program helps athletes isolate and identify their specific trouble foods while enabling them to eat a healthy variety of high-performance foods.
Pip Taylor, APD, is a certified sports nutritionist, accredited dietitian, and professional triathlete. She earned Australian Under 23 Triathlete of the Year awards before beginning her professional career racing on the international triathlon circuit. She has been a member of the Australian Elite Team and has won and been placed on the podium at ITU World Cup races, ITU World Team Championships, and Ironman events. She has a B.S. in Life Sciences, a M.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and a post-graduate Diploma of Sports Nutrition from the International Olympic Committee Medical Commission. Taylor has contributed to many books and to a variety of media.
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