There is a growing awareness of the importance of good nutrition
in sports performance. This is the first book on the subject to be
written with New Zealand’s unique nutritional circumstances in mind.
Eat to Compete examines the relationship between sound nutrition,
body composition, weight control and exercise performance. The
significance of each of these factors and the interplay between them
in sports performance and good health are explained in clear,
straightforward language. While the author argues convincingly that
good food and nutrition can provide that all-important winning edge,
this book will help those involved in non-competitive sports too.
Benefits can include improving times, endurance, concentration and
enjoyment. A practical manual and reference book for coaches, team
managers and individuals, Eat to Compete will be valued equally by
the casual sports participant and the serious competitor.
‘A healthy approach to eating for active people’
Jeni Pearce is a Consulting Dietitian who specialises in sports nutrition.
She holds an M.Sc. in Nutritional Education and lectures regularly
on the subject. She has also planned nutritional programmes for a
wide variety of sports people, including New Zealand rowing and
netball teams, triathletes and marathon runners, sprinters, body
builders, swimmers and aerobic instructors, as well as the general
In good preloved condition with the exception of a previous owner’s name marked through at the top of the first inside page. 248 pages.