The old-fashioned way of figuring out how many calories you should eat to lose weight is to just chop off 500 to 1,000 calories from your current diet. One pound (.5 kilogram) of fat is equivalent to 3,500 calories.
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No other nutrition program will enable you to gain muscle and power—while trimming body fat—more effectively than Power Eating, the leading plan for power athletes, strength trainers, and bodybuilders.
Authored by a consultant to NFL and NBA players and world-class bodybuilders, Power Eating combines the most up-to-date scientific and practical advice to address the unique nutritional requirements of the power athlete. The result is an approach that has helped thousands of athletes reach their physique and performance goals—safely and legally.
This third edition incorporates the latest nutrition principles and recommendations, specifically addressing and dispelling the myths about carbohydrate and its role in a power athlete’s diet. A revised supplement rating system incorporates new IOC rules and makes the latest findings on vitamins and minerals, muscle-building products, and performance-related herbs easier to find. And the inclusion of more recipes and meal plans will provide greater variety for athletes on specialized eating plans.
Incorporate the Power Eating plan into your training and find out what thousands of athletes already know. Power Eating is more than a book. It’s a path to power excellence.
Chapter 1. Eating for Power
Chapter 2. Manufacturing Muscle
Chapter 3. Fueling Workouts
Chapter 4. Managing Fat
Chapter 5. Burning Fat
Chapter 6. Hydrating for Heavy-Duty Workouts
Chapter 7. Vitamins and Minerals for Strength Trainers
Chapter 8. Muscle-Building Products
Chapter 9. Performance Herbs
Chapter 10. Developing a Power Eating Plan
Chapter 11. Planning a Peak
Chapter 12. Maintaining Physique Menu Plans
Chapter 13. Building Muscle Menu Plans
Chapter 14. Losing Fat Menu Plans
Chapter 15. Getting Cut Menu Plans
Chapter 16. Power Eating Recipes
Susan M. Kleiner, PhD, RD, FACN, CNS, FISSN, is the nutrition authority on eating for strength, and her Power Eating program has reshaped the lives of thousands. She is the owner of High Performance Nutrition, a consulting firm based in Mercer Island, Washington.
Dr. Kleiner has worked as a nutrition consultant to the Seattle Seahawks (including quarterback Matt Hasselbeck), the Seattle SuperSonics, the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and The Repertory Project Dance Company. She also worked with 2006 U.S. women's ice hockey Olympian Kelly Stephens and 2004-2006 U.S. women's master's Olympic weightlifting champion, Trish Zuccotti.
Dr. Kleiner is an advisory board member for Can-Fit Pro, Shape, Let's Live, and Physical magazines and for Allrecipes.com. For her doctoral research on the cardiovascular disease risks of diet and anabolic steroid use in competitive male bodybuilders, Dr. Kleiner received a Young Investigator Award in 1987 from the American College of Nutrition. She is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition and the International Society of Sports Nutrition, as well as a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Dietetic Association and its (SCAN) Practice Group, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Maggie Greenwood-Robinson, PhD, is a leading health and medical writer in the United States. She has authored or coauthored more than 30 books on nutrition, exercise, weight loss, psychological health, and other health-related issues, among them The Biggest Loser, a New York Times bestseller that is the official diet and fitness book for NBC's hit reality show by the same name. Some of her most recent books are 20/20 Thinking, Good Carbs Versus Bad Carbs, and Foods That Combat Cancer. Greenwood-Robinson has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including the "Dr. Phil Show" and NBC's "Dateline." She has also written articles that have appeared in the magazines Shape, Let's Live, Great Life, American Health, Physical, Muscle and Fitness, and MuscleMag International. A frequent speaker on issues concerning health, anti-aging, nutrition, and exercise, Greenwood-Robinson is a member of the "Dr. Phil Show" advisory board and serves on the advisory board of Physical magazine.
"Dr. Kleiner's Power Eating is thoroughly based in science, yet explained in a way anyone can understand. The concepts in this book allowed me to lose fat, build muscle, and increase my strength for the World Masters Games in 2005, where I set either personal or world records in the snatch, clean and jerk, and the total."
National Masters Weightlifting Champion: 2004, 2005, and 2006
"Dr. Kleiner does a great job of taking many years of research and hands-on experience in nutrition and exercise to provide readers with the most current knowledge. Whether you're just beginning to work out or have been training your entire life, Power Eating is a must-have!"
Daniel Shapiro, MS, CSCS
Sacramento Kings' Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
"I needed a food program to meet the physical demands of making the Olympic team and playing in the Games. Susan Kleiner gave me that energy with her advice on timing of meals and practical menu plans—the same strategies found in Power Eating."