The Endurance Diet Books Discover the 5 Core Habits of the World's Greatest Athletes to Look, Feel, and Perform Better

: Matt Fitzgerald : Da Capo Lifelong Books : December 27, 2016

This is the best book we’ve ever read about nutrition. Even though it is focused on endurance athletes like runners, the advice is applicable to everyone. Instead of being based on theory, like most diet books, it’s based on empirical evidence. It turns out that top endurance athletes like swimmers and bikers all practice the same general five principles of nutrition:

1) Eat Quality

2) Eat Everything

3) Eat Carb Centered

4) Eat Enough

5) Eat individually

How did top athletes come to follow these basic principles? Through the competitive selection process of copying what the winners ate.

Careful readers might note that the advice in this book is completely in conflict with the advice in The Magic Pill movie we recently recommended. So why did we recommend The Magic Pill? Because that story is as much about the effort to suppress honest discussion as it is about nutrition, and we believe in hearing all points of view if they are intelligently and sincerely presented. But The Endurance Diet is the right way to eat.

SummarySports Nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald has spent nearly twenty years studying the diets of top professional endurance athletes, who are among the fittest and healthiest people in the world. As a result, he has identified five core habits-most of which are contrary to what popular diets advise-that are essential to maximizing workout benefits. The Endurance Diet shares key strategies for optimal health and performance: eat everything, eat quality, eat carbohydrate, eat enough, and eat individually. Whether you want to lose weight, win a race, or look a little more like an elite athlete, this plan is for you.

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