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Anita Bean is an award-winning registered nutritionist, health writer, internationally published author and champion athlete. She specialises in sport and exercise nutrition and is passionate about helping runners improve their performance in training and competition through her writing and talks. She is the author of The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition, The Vegetarian Athlete's Cookbook, Food for Fitness and Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes, among other titles.
Whether you're training for a marathon, a half-marathon, an ultra-distance event or just looking to improve your parkrun time, what you eat makes all the difference. This is the ultimate nutrition guide and cookbook for runners, packed with easy, delicious recipes and practical eating advice on how to prepare for 5k, 10k, half-marathons, marathons and ultra-races.
The latest book from the bestselling author of The Vegetarian Athlete's Cookbook Grounded in scientific evidence, Vegetarian Meals in 30 Minutes is part nutrition guide and part cookbook with over 100 recipes to show you how to eat well and improve your performance through simple and delicious vegetarian cooking. Bestselling author Anita Bean demystifies sports nutrition, debunks the myths surrounding a vegetarian diet and covers popular topics such as what to eat before and after exercise, how much protein you need and which supplements actually work. Vegetarian Meals in 30 Minutes will help you gain the confidence to create quick, tasty and nourishing meals that will support your training goals.
The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition is the definitive practical handbook for anyone wanting a performance advantage. This fully updated and revised edition incorporates the latest cutting-edge research. Written by one of the country's most respected sports nutritionists, it provides the latest research and information to help you succeed. This eighth edition includes accessible guidance on the following topics: - maximising endurance, strength and performance - how to calculate your optimal calorie, carbohydrate and protein requirements - advice on improving body composition - specific advice for women, children and vegetarians - eating plans to cut body fat, gain muscle and prepare for competition - sport-specific nutritional advice.
'The go-to book, packed with 100 delicious and easy-to-follow recipes' - Athletics Weekly Written by bestselling author and nutritionist Anita Bean, packed with 100 delicious, easy to prepare recipes - many of which are suitable for vegans - and featuring attractive food photography, this book is for anyone who works out regularly and is looking to exclude meat from their diet. The way we eat is changing. More and more of us are opting to eat less meat. And this includes people interested in sport - either vegetarians, or those of us simply looking to cut down on our meat intake. Eating well to support a training regime presents its own challenges - but you can eat healthily and reach your sporting potential without eating meat. This book shows you how to achieve your goals. Many athletes interested in adopting a meat free diet are worried about not getting the right nutrients to build muscle or perform well, and don't know exactly what they should be eating in place of meat. Read this book to discover over 100 fast, healthy, tasty vegetarian and vegan recipes for breakfast, main meals, desserts, snacks and shakes - and all featuring full nutritional analysis.
Knowing what we should or shouldn't be eating these days can feel like a bit of a minefield. Are eggs good for me? How many of them a week am I allowed? Is butter good, or should I be buying a vegetable oil spread loaded with special ingredients to lower my cholesterol? Is sugar really that bad for you? What are good fats and bad fats? Find the answers to all these questions, along with lots of recipe ideas, in this new book by bestselling nutritionist Anita Bean and bestselling author and public health consultant Sir Muir Gray. Sod It! Eat Well will arm you with the knowledge to make the 'right' food choices - and that needn't be dull! Based on the principles of the Mediterranean diet and backed up by the latest scientific research, this is no dieting plan - there are no fasting days, this is not a prescriptive day by day menu - it's all about giving you the information you need to make subtle changes to your eating habits, to get some inspiration and to encourage you to make informed healthy food decisions and reap the rewards. Accompanied by over 40 quick, healthy and easy to make recipes, this is a fun, practical guide to eating right. Lose weight, guard against common health complaints and feel better, stronger and healthier. Designed to accompany Sod Seventy! and Sod Sixty! this is a fun, accessible, tasty guide to eating well and feeling better.
The Complete Guides series blends expert information and accessibility. The Complete Guide to Strength Training is the ultimate resource for anyone wanting to increase strength and resculpt their body. Featuring proven training programmes and evidence-based nutritional guidance, it delivers comprehensive workouts for beginners, intermediates and elite athletes. This updated 5th edition includes: * New exercises and workouts * Brand new photos with detailed descriptions of over 100 exercises * Programmes for increasing strength, muscle and explosive power * Fat loss workouts * Bodyweight-based workouts * Plyometric training * Up to date cutting edge nutrition and supplementation advice for gaining muscle and reducing fat
More and more of us are looking to sports supplements to gain a competitive advantage and to aid recovery - but do they really work? Media reports and manufacturer claims can be confusing - and often downright wrong. What should you take? What shouldn't you take? What will actually benefit you? Fully updated to reflect the latest research, Sports Supplements is packed with clear, reliable and unbiased advice that will help you maximise your athletic potential. Renowned sports nutritionist Anita Bean takes you through each supplement and explains what they are, how to use them and if they really work - as well as suggesting other alternatives. Covering the most popular supplements on the market - from beetroot juice to creatine, caffeine to whey protein, this is the essential guide for anyone considering taking supplements.
A sports nutrition guide and recipe book rolled into one, Food for Fitness dispels popular myths and gives you the tools you need to reach your maximum performance. Food for Fitness is the ultimate resource for anyone who is serious about sport or fitness.. Now in its fourth edition, this bestselling book has been updated to include the very latest nutrition research for exercise and performance, and is packed with easy, delicious and nutritious recipes and snacks and helpful new menu plans. - Find out what to eat and drink to stay fuelled and hydrated. - Debunk the myths and evaluate the usefulness of sports supplements. - Learn the best times to eat to prepare for exercise, and what to eat to maximise recovery after exercising. - Discover specific strategies to aid fat loss and prioritise muscle gain - Includes tailored menu plans adapted to each sport - whether it be running, swimming, cycling, triathlon, team or racquet sport - Get the performance edge and learn how to eat to win during competitions. Along with trustworthy advice and up to the minute research, clearly explained and tailored to your needs, Food for Fitness contains an essential recipe section filled with sixty five easy to follow meal ideas to help you put the advice into practice.
Young athletes, parents, coaches and PE teachers want to know how good nutrition can help young sportsmen and women fulfill their potential. As the government focuses on healthy eating for children, this is becoming even more important with the growing threat to their well-being from inactivity and obesity. With the 2012 Olympic Games approaching, the number of young people participating in sport is set to be the highest it has ever been. Around 85% regularly take part in sports activities outside lessons - swimming is the most common activity for girls, with football for boys. 43% spend between 1-5 hours per week doing sport outside lesons (Sport England). Carefully researched and satisfying the need for a nutrition book specifically for this age group, Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes offers clear advice to sports coaches, teachers and parents of young people wanting to maximise their sports performance through eating healthily and sensibly. The book covers issues such as: Weight, body composition and eating disorders Nutritional considerations for five categories (Track/running, swimming, gym/ice/dance, racquet sports, football/rugby) Practical nutrition tips Eating plans and competition eating strategies Easy delicious and nutritious recipes.
Women who exercise regularly have specific nutritional needs. Carefully researched and fully up to date, and written by an experienced sports nutritionist, Anita Bean's book is written in a clear and accessible way to appeal directly to active women. This book covers topics such as exercise and the menstrual cycle, bone health, disordered eating, weight loss and iron deficiency anaemia. Around 45% of women take place in sport or physical activity, and over 4.4 million women are members of sports clubs (21% of women). A recipe section gives women lots of ideas for healthy and easy -to-cook meals and snacks.
What are antioxidants, why do I need them and how do I get them? Diet or exercise - which is more effective for losing weight? How can I persuade my fussy children to eat vegetables? What can I eat to help me sleep better? Can certain foods really help my chances of avoiding cancer? Lorraine Kelly teams up with leading nutritionist Anita Bean to uncover the facts about food, nutrition and health. Written in a practical Q&A style, Nutrition Made Easy answers over one hundred questions, covering everything from the absolute basics of what we should be eating, to what to feed our children and the latest research into food and disease prevention. Topical, easy to dip into and written for people who want straight answers to their questions, this major new health title explodes the myths, cuts through the dieting industry jargon and gets straight to the facts about what we eat.
Most diets make you eat less, yet this can leave you washed out and miserable. Understanding and controlling your appetite is the key to successful weight loss. Slim Secrets shows you how. - Learn how to think slim and act slim - Make food choices that control your hunger and enhance satiety - Manage 'portion distortion' and avoid overeating - Deals with eating psychology such as emotional eating and cravings With menu plans for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and snacks, Slim Secrets will help you gain control of your appetite and set you on the road to successful weight loss.
As parents, we play an enormous role in shaping our children's attitude to food, and we'd all love to instil healthy eating habits in them from as early an age as possible. But I know from my own experiences as a mum that providing children with nutritious, tasty and easy-to-make meals - often on a budget - is no easy task. That's why I've joined forces with leading nutritionalist Anita Bean to create more than 100 delicious but simple recipes to make your life easier and to help you give your child a healthy and balanced diet. There are loads of ideas in this book for feeding babies and toddlers alike, as well as meal planners to take the stress out of feeding your child. For this revised and updated edition we've also come up with lots of fun new ideas for children's party food as well as inspiring suggestions for luchboxes and healthy treats and snacks. I hope these recipes will prove as popular with your children as they have with mine.
The 30-Day Cellulite Plan was conceived to offer everything you needed to do - eating, exercise or the use of treatments - to produce a firmer, better-looking and optimally, cellulite-free body.' From the readers' feedback, you can't get enough information about the best foods to eat and ideas for meals. Cellulite Recipes has more information about the Top 10 Superfoods you should be eating - from Broccoli and beans to walnuts and mangoes - plus all the nutritional expertise you need to change your diet for the better. Best of all is whole host of recipes for every meal of the day - breakfasts, lunches, dinners, puddings or a filling snack. Who wouldn't be tempted by Pan-fried Salmon on Cannellini Beans and Soba Noodles, or a delicious Char-grilled Vegetables Salad with Rocket and Pine Nuts? 'Eating correctly is one of the most important things you can do to beat cellulite and these fantastic recipes are just what you need to get rid of those horrible bumps and dimples and build firmer, smoother, more beautiful-looking skin.
Easy-to-use, practical and packed with tips and advice, this full-colour guide gives you all the information you need to tone your legs, burn fat and banish cellulite, whether you are new to exercise or are just looking for a quick way to get shapely legs. It includes exercises to work out the leg muscles, circulation boosters to beat cellulite, fat-burning techniques, nutritional advice and tips on getting and staying motivated. All these elements are then brought together in six weekly workout programmes, complete with a workout log so you can keep track of your progress. Then, once you have the perfect legs, this essential handbook provides a maintenance programme so you can keep them looking great. For people who want real results, fast.
Easy-to-use, practical and packed with tips and advice, this full-colour guide gives you all the information you need to develop muscle, create great body definition or simply to improve your overall physique. It includes exercises to work out both the upper and lower body, muscle-building techniques, nutritional advice and tips on getting and staying motivated. All these elements are then brought together in six weekly workout programmes, complete with a workout log so you can keep track of your progress. Then, once you have that great body you've always wanted, this essential handbook provides a maintenance programme so you can keep in shape for good. Six-Week Workouts: Better Body is an easy-to-use, concise guide in a handy compact format for anyone who wants to get real results, fast.
Carol Vorderman and detox guru Ko Chohan are back with a fully revised and updated edition of the No.1 bestselling book Detox for Life. With several brand new recipes to try - including cakes, shortbreads and muffins - plus more testimonies from people who have achieved their goals on the plan, Detox for Life continues to rewrite the rules of so-called 'dieting regimes'.