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    recommend good book for endurance sports nutrition?

    Any recommendations for good books on endurance sports nutrition? I think my cycling diet needs an overhaul, and I'm not looking for a meal plan, per say, but well written and current books on dietetics and a general game plan for fueling my training better. Interested in some weight loss (10-15 lbs off of my 6 ft. 175 lbs frame) without pushing myself into nutritional debt.

    I have used the Zone Diet a few years back and I did drop 15 lbs.(most of which has returned), but reducing simple sugar carbs is not doing it right now. Glycemic index approach appeals to me but I want practical application for cycling feuling and recovery.

    Thanks...

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    Monique Ryan's book for endurance athletes my favorite.

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    Cruise the nutrition articles on ultracycling.com.

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    burn more calories than you intake
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    I use the glycemic approach for my "base" nutrition, but it's not an approach for athletes.

    Food for fitness is a good book.

    My other advice is as follows:

    1) Fewer longer rides is better than more shorter ones to lose weight.
    2) Recovery and on-bike nutrition can help a bunch. If you keep your blood sugar constant, you don't eat up the house after you get back.
    Eric

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