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The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance by [Phinney, Stephen, Volek, Jeff]
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About the Author

Jeff Volek is a dietitian-scientist who has spent 15 years studying diet and exercise effects on health and performance. He has held an academic position at Ball State University and is currently an associate professor at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Volek has contributed to 3 books, 2 patents, and over 200 papers. He received his dietetic training at Michigan State University and Penrose St Francis Hospital and his PhD in Exercise Physiology from Penn State University. Steve Phinney is a physician-scientist who has spent 35 years studying diet, exercise, fatty acids, and inflammation. He has held academic positions at the Universities of Vermont, Minnesota, and California at Davis, as well as leadership positions at Monsanto, Galileo Laboratories, and Efficas. Dr. Phinney has published over 70 papers and several patents. He received his MD from Stanford University, his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from MIT, and post-doctoral training at the University of Vermont and Harvard.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 939 KB
  • Print Length: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Beyond Obesity LLC (15 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008BYG7RW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 82 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,953 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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While there are authorative works on low carb approach in general (see Gary Taubes and Loren Cordain in particular), this book fills an important gap for athletes. It is written in an engaging style, with enough science to be convincing but without being too long. It explains why a low-carb approach makes perfect sense even for those undertaking endurance effort, particularly why carbs are not necessary during or after exercise in those adapted to this type of diet. Much advice for athletes in the past advocated switching to carbohydrates in training while reducing their intake in other times. Authors provide practical advice, including specific recipes, on how to personalise a low card diet and ensure adequate intake of micronutrients. A very good read and an invaluable short practical reference.
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I am 69 years old and looking to race an ironman. I know that I cannot train at the level I want to achieve the result I want. I cannot recover fast enough or train long enough. My first goal is to run a good for age time for a marathon to get an automatic place in the London marathon. I have been looking at the low carb diet as a possible way of achieving this. This book answered all the questions I was asking about LOCHF and now I feel ready to try it out. So with LOCHF I start my journey to ironman wish me luck.
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I purchased this book in order to get some scientific knowledge and understanding of the ketogenic diet for athletic performance. The authors provide a lot of detail in how the ketogenic diet works for performance and the benefits associated with this way of eating.
There are are some excellent pointers which is great for a beginner to understanding how the body uses fuel provided for energy. I feel a lot more confident having read this detailed book and it has helped me to take on this way of living.

I would recommend this to anyone wanting to improve their athletic performance by turning to the ketogenic way of eating. It also provide some recipes at the end of the book which is really helpful in providing ideas on what to eat.
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In 10yrs time we'll be talking about the time when dietary guidelines recommended so many carbs in the same way we talk about those posters with doctors smoking.
Sadly many people will have died, lost sight, limbs, kidneys until then.
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Perfect companion to The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable!

I can only repeat what I've said about the book listed above.
Having been interested in the topic of "how does food intake relate to physical health and optimum body chemistry" for more than a quarter of a century now (Yes! 28 years+ to date, to be precise!) both my husband Gordon Kay and I would without hesitation recommend this book (and its twin!) since following the preachings and lessons therein has led to a total change of our eating habits with amazing results to both of us. We thought we were already in "pretty good nick" (something which was confirmed by a full medical with full blood works during the summer of 2013) but we decided to switch to the "ketogenic Diet" for at least 6 months to see what it would do to our bodies and our wellbeing in general. All we can say from a personal point of view - and I do speak for my husband too - is that we have never felt healthier! Considering that we were already on top of the world before, I suppose that's put us now out there, in the stratosphere-of-good-health!

Although perhaps a trifle "scientific" for the ordinary lay-person, the book perfectly complements its companion, and for anybody who is interested in a more technical explanation behind it all, the book will be a didactic eye-opener.

With all the material that is nowadays availabe to help us on the way to optimum health, the teachings in these books have most certainly had a tremendous impact on our wellbeing and anyone seriously considering a change of lifestyle toward improved wellbeing can only benefit from them.

Smiles, Emm :) :)
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Great read! Quite technical in its explanations but very informative. I've been reading everything I can find since starting the Keto diet to help keep cancer away and lose weight and this book is invaluable. Highly recommend!!
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most of the books, approaches the low carb high fat diets very superficial and only emphasize the advantages of having such a diet.
this book, though, explain why some things happen and how they happen. It can be a bit technical at some points and can easily lose a reader that has now or low knowledge about keto in general, but that is exactly why it makes it so good.
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Great book. It's clear for most people to understand, but specially good for personal trainers and nutritionists.
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