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  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (3 Oct. 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1466445831
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466445833
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 351,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ben Greenfield is recognized as one of the top fitness, triathlon, nutrition and metabolism experts in the nation.

Ben coaches and trains individuals for weight loss, lean muscle gain, holistic wellness, and sports performance, both in Spokane, Washington and Coeur D' Alene, Idaho (at Human Wellness Solutions) as well as all over the world (online training from the website Pacific Elite Fitness).

He also runs the Rock Star Triathlete Academy, the internet's top school for learning the sport of triathlon and how to be a better triathlete. He was voted in 2008 as the Personal Trainer of the Year, by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, an internationally recognized and respected certifying agency.

From 2006-2009, Ben was Director of Sports Performance and managed the physiology and biomechanics laboratory at Champions Sports Medicine in Spokane, WA, offering metabolic-based weight loss, bicycle fitting, running gait analysis, swim stroke analysis, VO2 max testing, blood lactate testing, resting metabolic rate analysis, and other cutting-edge procedures for weight loss and performance. He is now a full time coach, trainer, nutritionist and author.

In college, Ben competed in tennis, water polo, and volleyball, and now competes as a top ranked triathlete for Triathlon Northwest and a multiple Ironman Hawaii finisher. As an author of several books on fitness, metabolism, and diet, Ben specializes in nutrition, weight loss, triathlete analysis, coaching, and endurance athlete program design.

For more information on coaching and training with Ben, just visit http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com, send Ben an e-mail at ben@bengreenfieldfitness.com or call toll-free to 1-877-209-9439.

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Author Ben Greenfield is recognized as one of the world's top authorities in sports nutrition for endurance athletes, and is also an endurance sports coach for Pacific Elite Fitness.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Doug Feasey on 9 Feb. 2013
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I am a fan of Ben Greenfields. I listen to his pocasts and read a fair amount on his website. This book is based on his experience as an athlete on a low carb diet.
It is simple to follow and Ben writes in a style that the "non Scientist" can understand. He backs up the diet and the comments with clear explinations of what he is talking about. Ben is not afiard to test things on himself and has the qualifications and experience to back up his answers.

Now for the BUT..
This book is not big, it is not expensive. Spend the extra and get the paper version. The Kindle version I downloaded misses the right hand side of the book, not by much and not all the way through, but enough to be annoying.
The book is also not a "flowing book". You will constantly want to go back and forth as well as mark pages. While you can do this on the Kindle it is going to be a lot easier in paper.
Think of this as a reference book more than an instruction book. You will want to go and look further into this and research more recipies. There are also links referenced in the book that you will want to go and look at.

Be Aware. Ben is American. The recipies are all american. You will need to think a little and adapt some of the stuff in here for the UK. For example, I have yet to find a UK supplier of UCAN SuperStarch. To order this from the USA does not make it cost effective.

So yes I like this book, I have several others from Ben. No I should not have bought this one on the Kindle. Yes it is infromative and I think is the way to go for longer distance athletes. Yes you will have to think a little and do your own research.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chasx1 on 1 Feb. 2013
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formatting is a little off as the previous reviewer noted, but just for the recipes. I used the free Amazon desktop software for that. Otherwise it is an informative primer into becoming metabolically efficient from a very knowledgable man, who actually practises what he writes about and is constantly trying to improve on his own methods.

i have been a little confused about how to implement the high fat/ low carb diet as an athlete as the whole paleo/ primal thing actually does not advocate any "chronic cardio" and this guide helped me out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lana on 13 Feb. 2014
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This is a comprehensive guide for those who want to understand what they are doing by dieting and exercising, the authors are experts in the subject
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This eBook is a good introduction to using a low carbohydrate diet for endurance sports like triathlon but it is a bit short on detail for the money. Also, the book is quite badly formatted for the Kindle making it difficult to read in places, especially the tables of meals etc.

Much of the detailed information about groceries and supplements etc. is also very USA oriented so you will have to adapt and substitute products you can get in the UK as well.

I think I would have been more satisfied paying half the price I actually paid (£10.86) for the amount of detail contained therein but as an intro to the topic it is adequate.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Print edition is pretty worthless 16 April 2013
By Jeff - Published on Amazon.com
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The ebook version is cheaper but I had a Amazon gift card so decided to purchase this book. What I found was that there were a large amount of links. Links that could be clicked in the ebook version but obviously not the printed edition. And the complete link wasn't provided, so I couldn't even type it into my browser. All they would have to do is actually type out the complete link or provide a PDF file with a list of links used. Things like that really annoy me and it's hard to look past that and see the good (although very brief) information in the book. Most of the book is different recipes and meal plans. The book is also in large font so you can read the actual useful information in about 20 minutes. The only thing I found really useful where his recommendations for race day nutrition.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
hardcore low carb... 24 July 2013
By r.d. - Published on Amazon.com
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...no shame in that...but I'm just a mainstream person...I like low carb-ing, but I'm not a triathlete...a good approach on how to pursue low carb eating when hardcore training...and will likely re-visit for the rest of my life...intermittently. Definitely worth it for athletes, but in truth, also for the rest of us after-work/weekend warriors who are just trying to add exercise in our high-frequency lives and still stick to a low carb diet in the process. Good luck.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
More pamphlet than book; useful info; overpriced 5 Feb. 2015
By Galileo Galilei - Published on Amazon.com
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Low rating is because I didn't get much for the price. Two stars because the author is knowledgeable and there are some take aways. Ultimately however, I feel duped for having paid the book price for this brief pamphlet.

What I did get may or may not be useful. The author appears knowledgeable, but there's little support for much of the information. Most of the information appears to be based on the personal experiences of the author and are to some degree in flux based on continued and on going experimentation. Should I base my next event or next season on experimental advice?

There's some useful "how to" information, especially detailed day-of-the-event nutrition information. While not ketogenic, there's nutritional advice for the low carb athlete. Does it apply to my ketogenic diet? Time will tell.
9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Lacks the detail I was looking for 15 Jun. 2012
By Hammysanchez - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is great if you are looking for a bunch of recipes. It has lots of great recipes and sample meal plans.

I found it lacks guidelines and specificity when it comes to low carb dieting. After reading the book (which is really just a pamphlet with huge text size) I still had many unanswered questions like. How many grams of carbs should be eaten each day? How many at each meal? Which meals of the day should contain carbs?

Unfortunately the book doesn't deliver, it has links to Ben's website and other internet links. I think many free articles online are better than this book.

It could have been so great, but failed.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Waste of money - do not buy! 21 Oct. 2014
By AUGUSTIN Anthony - Published on Amazon.com
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$10 worst spent. It's a 50/70 page recipe book no different than free web content out there. Plus , there is barely any informative data about the low carb diet's scientific aspect. If you want more "bonuses", he wants you to pay a membership.

Waste of money.
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