Running Book Reviews with Alan and Liz

High Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes, by Lauren Antonucci

June 01, 2021
Running Book Reviews with Alan and Liz
High Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes, by Lauren Antonucci
Show Notes

Have you been ignoring your nutrition? After listening to this episode you will realize what a disservice this is for your running progression... especially if you are over 35. In this episode we speak with author Lauren Antonucci about her new book High Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes: Fuel Smartly and Efficiently at Age 35 and Beyond. This book is all about nutrition; it is based on overall good habits with some tweaks geared towards athletes and in particular, masters athletes. The book is divided into 3 parts:

Part I: Changing Physiology of the Masters Athlete
1. Defining the masters athlete
2. Demystifying age-related changes
3.Nutritional strategies to manage and Prevent Disease

Part II: Smart Fuelling
4. Nutrition principles for masters athletes 
5. Energizing carbohydrate
6. Muscle-building protein
7. Healthy fat
8. Supplements
9. Fluid needs
10. Underfueling 

Part III: Nutrient Timing
11. Precompetition fueling
12. Competition-day fueling
13. Recovery Nutrition

 Lauren Antonucci is a Registered Dietician, and a board certified Sports Dietician. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology from Binghamton University, a master’s degree in clinical nutrition from New York University, and was awarded a fellowship in nutritional biochemistry  at the University of California. She is specialized in eating disorders , and is a diabetes educator. On top of all the degrees and experience in the field, Lauren also founded her company, Nutrition Energy, in 2003, wrote a monthly column for Triathlete Magazine for 3 years, and wrote for New York Road Runners for over a decade.

If you are interested in getting a copy of High Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes, you can find it on Amazon or on the Human Kinetics Website here:

Big thank you to the publisher, Human Kinetics, for providing a review copy of the book, and to author Lauren Antonucci for the interview. Thanks also to Lauren's friend Erica, from GoRunningTours Chicago, for suggesting the book and putting us in touch with Lauren.

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