Recent studies show that food intolerances are almost 5 times more prevalant today than in the 1950s; as many as 1 in 6 Americans is estimated to have a food sensitivity. Exercise can make food intolerances even worse for endurance athletes. Food cravings, GI distress, headaches, brain fog—these common reactions can be more than symptoms of a tough workout. They could be caused by the foods you eat.
In The Athlete’s Fix, registered dietitian Pip Taylor will help you find your problem foods—and the foods that make you feel and perform your best. The Athlete’s Fix offers a sensible, 3-step program to identify food intolerances, navigate popular special diets, and develop your own customized clean diet that will support better health and performance.
Endurance sports stress the body, often worsening mild food sensitivities and causing symptoms like GI distress, food cravings, and headaches. Many athletes aggressively eliminate foods as a one-size-fits-all solution. These restrictive diets sometimes bring short-term improvements, but they are difficult to maintain and often leave athletes undernourished and underperforming.
The Athlete’s Fix offers a smarter, fine-tuned approach. Taylor will show how you will benefit most from a diet full of a wide variety of foods. You’ll improve your daily diet, cut out common irritants, then add back foods until you feel great enjoying your own personalized clean diet. To help with this transition, The Athlete’s Fix offers 50 recipes using easily tolerated foods that support a base functional diet.
The Athlete’s Fix examines hot issues for athletes like:
- Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, gluten-free and grain-free diets
- Lactose intolerance
- FODMAPs and specific carbohydrate intolerances, including fructose
- Reactions to food chemicals such as salicylates, amines, and glutamates
- Inflammatory foods
- Food sensitivity testing and elimination diets
- Popular special diet programs like Paleo, Whole30, Dukan, Mediterranean, and Dash
- Vegetarian, vegan, and raw food diets
The Athlete’s Fix will help you isolate and identify your food intolerances while enabling you to eat the widest possible variety of healthy foods. Feel better–perform better—with The Athlete’s Fix.
Read more about how food allergies affect athletes on the VeloPress Sports Nutrition Page.
The Athlete’s Fix: Finding Your Best Foods for Performance and Health
Paperback. Full-color interior with 40 photographs, 50 recipes.
7 1/2″ x 9 3/4″, 256 pp., $24.95, 9781937715335
The Problem of Food Intolerance
Where the Problem Starts
Understanding Food Intolerances
Athletes & Food Intolerance
Commit to Finding Your Best Foods
Fixing Your Diet
Avoid the Unhealthy Foods that Cause Inflammation
Get Your Fill of Healthy Foods
Vegan & Vegetarian Diets
Target Common Intolerances & Sensitivities
Other Types of Intolerance
Testing for Food Intolerance
Identifying Your Intolerances
Step 1: Adopt a Base Functional Diet
Step 2: Identify Any Other Problematic Foods
Step 3: Reintroduce Foods
Step 4: Repeat As Needed
Eating for Performance
Carbohydrates Are Vital to Performance
Fat Plays a Crucial Role
Why Athletes Need Protein
Multivitamins & Supplements
A Smart Approach to Sports Foods
Eating Is Not a Numbers Game
Eating Well for Life
How to Save Money on Healthy Foods
Time-saving Tips to Get You Into the Kitchen
How to Stay the Course on the Base Functional Diet and Beyond
Other Tips for a Lifestyle of Healthy Eating
Recipes for the Base Functional Diet
Breakfast (13 recipes)
Lunch & Dinner (16 recipes)
Sweets & Treats (7 recipes)
Sports Foods (6 recipes)
Snacks (4 recipes)
*All 46 Base Functional Diet recipes are free of gluten, grains (except rice), soy, legumes, dairy, sugar, additives, and preservatives.
Food Diary Template
About the Author
“In her new book The Athlete’s Fix, a sports nutritionist and pro triathlete explains how food intolerance and your nutrition could be affecting your performance.” — Triathlete magazine
“If your digestive tract isn’t a fan of storebought drinks, gels, chews and bars, The Athlete’s Fix offers ideas to power your run. In her book, Taylor outlines a three-step process…to help you tame your pesky gut.” — Women’s Running
“Taylor’s Bacon and Egg Tarts are a total game-changer. [They’re] a protein-laden marriage of bacon-wrapped eggs. With their gourmet looks and 15-minute prep time, these tarts are another reason not to skip breakfast.” — Esquire.com
“In The Athlete’s Fix, Taylor will help you pinpoint your problem foods and then find the ones that will do your body good with her sensible 3-step program.” — Simply Gluten Free magazine
“Great insight and recipes inside.” — Mirinda Carfrae, professional triathlete
“Pip knows the right formula to find our best foods for performance and health.” — Meredith Kessler, professional triathlete
“Pip Taylor is a nutritionist and authority on using proper nutritional habits to get your body race day ready…The Athlete’s Fix is ideal for anyone who is looking to improve their nutrition.” — Runners Connect
“On the Tuesday before Kona, we realized it was the milk causing my swelling, inflammation, and breathing difficulties. Luckily, I had Pip Taylor’s book The Athlete’s Fix with me. It explained pretty much exactly what was going on with me.” — Gina Crawford, professional triathlete
“Pip’s book is awesomely refreshing.” — Trispecific.com
“Pip’s book explains how avoid foods that cause inflammation and how to identify food intolerances by adopting a base functional diet, a process of refining your feeding strategies so that your nutrition is optimal for YOU.” — Natural Running Network