About the Book
"This book provides current, credible nutrition guidance for athletes who are 35 years old or older. The content-which includes charts, meal plans, and expert interviews-applies across all sports, with emphasis on endurance sports"--
It's an undisputed fact that the body's physiological needs change as you age. But that doesn't mean you can't continue to compete and perform at your best. In High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes
, you'll find practical advice for fueling your active lifestyle--now and for decades to come.
The key to effectively adapting your nutrition plans is first understanding how needs change over time and how expected results shift through the decades. Explore the science behind proper fueling for training and competition with the current guidelines for carbohydrate, protein, and fat intake plus advice on proper hydration, avoiding the dangers of underfueling, and nutrition for optimal recovery. High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes
will then take you inside the fueling strategies for precompetition, competition, and recovery:
- Gain an understanding of the need for different types or amounts of nutrients at different times and get easy-to-follow guidance on how to meet those needs.
- Learn how to energize with carbohydrate, build muscle with protein, and meet your hydration needs for optimal athletic performance.
- Know the role vitamins, minerals, and supplements can play in a nutrition plan and how devastating underfueling can be to athletic performance.
- Understand how chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease affect nutritional needs.
- Use the sample meal plans to help customize meals and snacks and reset eating habits to meet the needs of training and competition.
Plus, throughout the book you will find accounts of amazing individuals--both well-known elite athletes and Olympians and everyday athletes--who have adapted their nutrition and training regimes to stay at the top of their game year in and year out.
Comprehensive yet practical, High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes
provides the latest research, guidance, and strategies that you need to train harder, perform stronger, and recover faster. Fuel smart, and never let age slow you down. CE exam available!
For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes Online CE Exam
may be purchased separately or as part of the High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes With CE Exam
package that includes both the book and the exam.
Review Quotes "From my personal experience in the NFL, I know choosing high-quality foods and supplements impacted my recovery and longevity in the game. The expert guidance found in
High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes will help you learn how to meet your changing nutritional needs as you pursue your athletic journey." --Connor Barwin,
Special Assistant for the Philadelphia Eagles and Former NFL Outside Linebacker "I wish I'd had Lauren's book 50 years ago . . . in the days when we'd have a cup of black instant coffee and a piece of cold pizza before our long Sunday run . . . in the days when road races were not ALLOWED to have water stations before 10 miles in an event. With the knowledge from
High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes, how much more effectively could we have prepared, how much better could we have performed, and how much healthier could we have been?" --Kathrine Switzer,
Author of Marathon Woman
, First Woman to Officially Register for and Run the Boston Marathon, and Cofounder and Board Chair of 261 Fearless Inc. "Nutrition becomes even more important as we age.
High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes gives you expert advice on how to fuel smarter, recover quicker, and enjoy moving at any age." --Meb Keflezighi,
Winner of the Boston Marathon, the New York City Marathon, and an Olympic Medal "Lauren Antonucci's advice is grounded in both science and real-world experience.
High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes will be a valuable resource for all athletes who are looking to get the best from ourselves as we get older." --Gordon Bakoulis,
Five-Time U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier, Running Coach, and Editorial Director of New York Road Runners "It's about time we have a fact-based bible for master athlete nutrition! Thank you, Lauren, for sharing your knowledge and experience. From the interviews with master athletes to your science-supported explanations and examples of what we really need, this book will help every master athlete do what they love with more energy and less injury, staying, as you highlight, competitive and active throughout their lives." --Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM,
President of Nutrition Conditioning LLC and Author of Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance
About the Author Lauren Antonucci, RDN, CSSD, CDE, CDN,
is the owner and director of Nutrition Energy, where she creates individualized plans that fit the lifestyle of each client, helps them develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies, and guides them to reach their nutrition and health goals. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), is certified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD), and is certified by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators as a diabetes educator (CDE).
Antonucci has been running, swimming, and cycling for as long as she can remember and has completed 13 marathons (PR 3:09), three Ironman Triathlons, and countless other running and triathlon races. She is a sought-after presenter on the topic of sports nutrition and hydration, and she has presented at many professional conferences, including American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), USA Triathlon International Coaching Symposium, the Greater New York Dietetic Association (GNYDA), and many New York Road Runners (NYRR) events and New York City Marathon Expos. She has also presented to numerous collegiate athletic teams, most running and triathlon teams and clubs in New York City, and many corporate organizations.
Antonucci wrote a nutrition column for Triathlete
magazine for three years and wrote for New York Road Runners
magazine for over a decade. She has appeared on several television programs to provide practical advice on a wide array of nutrition and health topics, and her advice has also been featured in Runner's World
, Ironmanlive.com, NYTimes.com, Diabetes Self-Management
, Time Out New York
, and many other publications.
She earned a bachelor's degree in psychobiology from Binghamton University, was awarded a fellowship in nutritional biochemistry at University of California at Berkeley, and earned a master's degree in clinical nutrition from New York University. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children and is a proud Masters athlete.