Racing Weight Cookbook

Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes

By Georgie Fear, Matt Fitzgerald


Racing Weight Cookbook offers 100 recipes that follow the principles of Racing Weight, Fitzgerald’s best-selling weight loss program for athletes.


Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes for athletes that will help you hit your ideal weight without compromising your performance.

Whatever your training demands, Racing Weight meals make it simple to dial in the right mix of carbs, fat, and protein and satisfy your appetite. Put high-quality, well-balanced meals on your table in as little as 15 minutes with time-saving tips for food preparation and grocery shopping.

Discover the best foods for athletes:

  • 100+ healthy recipes for any athlete, from reluctant cook to cooking enthusiast
  • Whole grains, fiber, and lean protein to elevate diet quality
  • Fresh, energy-dense meals that help runners, triathletes, and cyclists train harder
  • Nutrient-rich bars and smoothies to promote fast recovery

With Racing Weight Cookbook, you’ll take control of your diet with the proven Racing Weight approach, practiced by the world’s best endurance athletes and backed by scientific research.

The fastest athletes tend to be the leanest, but every athlete needs to eat well to perform well. Racing Weight Cookbook makes it easy for you to eat and train for weight loss at the same time.

Read excerpts and try sample recipes on the VeloPress Racing Weight Page.

Find your fastest weight and use the Diet Quality Score calculator at Matt Fitzgerald’s

Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes
Matt Fitzgerald and Georgie Fear
Paperback with full-color interior and photographs throughout.
7 3/8″ x 9″, 272 pp, $24.95, 9781937715151

Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes

Georgie Fear, Matt Fitzgerald

Shipping Dimensions: 7.38in x 9.00in x 0.75in pp $24.95, Inventory 9781937715151, Shipping 1.00lbs

An Introduction to the Racing Weight Program
Practical Tips to Get You Started: Food Shopping, Simple Cooking, Precooking, Leftovers

Racing Weight Recipes
1 Recipes for the Athlete Who Doesn’t Cook: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
2 Recipes for the Athlete with Some Cooking Experience: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3 Recipes for the Athlete Who Loves to Cook: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Diet Quality Score Tables
Conversions & Equivalents
Nutrient Content Guide to Recipes
About the Authors

Preview book.

“Designed for athletes conscious of balancing good food with good performance. The book is divided into three sections based on ability level — in the kitchen, not on the bike.” —

Racing Weight Cookbook makes it simple to dial in the right mix of carbs, fat, and protein that will satisfy your appetite with high-quality, well-balanced meals.” — Swimming World

“Matt Fitzgerald’s new cookbook, created in concert with registered dietitian and pro nutrition coach Georgie Fear, is the ideal complement to the [Racing Weight] Series.” — Experience Life magazine

Racing Weight Cookbook is a 256-page guide to healthy eating for athletes, with light and simple recipes that might come in handy after the holiday gluttony.” — Outside

Racing Weight Cookbook offers a lot of variety, is well-illustrated, and easy to follow. And most importantly, the dishes taste great.” — Canadian Running magazine

“What better way to reach your goal than with delicious meals designed for weight loss? Racing Weight Cookbook delivers 100 recipes targeted for athletes looking to manage their weight.” — Women’s Running magazine

“Sometimes it’s tough to eat healthy, even though you know it’s good for you. The new Racing Weight Cookbook by Matt Fitzgerald and Georgie Fear is designed to help athletes on that front.” — Competitor magazine

Racing Weight Cookbook offers readers an understanding of the solid nutritional principles that an athlete should use in making daily dietary decisions…plus dishes up a whole toolbox of helpful hints, cooking tips and practical kitchen advice…Stir thoroughly and you’ve got a book that will likely be used frequently and kept close at hand in the kitchen by many readers for years to come.” —

Racing Weight Cookbook is third in a series of guides by Matt Fitzgerald to help the endurance athlete lose your winter flab and get to be the lean, mean, cycling machine you imagine yourself to be. The cookbook includes 100 delicious-looking recipes, many of which can be prepared in under 15 minutes so you can hit the road.” —

“Those of you who count post ride beers rather than counting calories, look away now (we don’t blame you). For the rest of you that are trying to “get down to racing weight,” certified sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald and registered dietician Georgie Fear have a new cookbook to help you get there.” —

“Best Cookbook for Athletes. [The Racing Weight Series] focuses on incorporating high-quality foods based on an easy-to-understand point system designed to help athletes become lean and strong and healthy…Racing Weight Cookbook is…WAY more than just a cookbook…” — Fit Bottomed Eats

Racing Weight Cookbook is aimed at endurance athletes, giving you the tools and knowledge to improve your diet, to fuel performance for training and racing…The recipes are amazing and the pictures make the recipes look appetising…Honestly, I have been bowled over by every recipe I’ve tried.” — Cycling Shorts

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