Recipes are divided into helpful sections that include not just the traditional meals of breakfast, lunch, and dinner but also pre-activity snacks, post-workout recovery nibbles, racing fuel, and carbo-loading meals for intense activity. Mouthwatering morsels such as Sweet Potato Avocado Deviled Eggs, Buckwheat-Oat Granola, High Heat Roast Beef, Vegan Pinto Bean Burgers, Wild Rice and Mushroom Pilaf, and Cilantro-Lime Burrito Bowl are just a few of the dozens of yummy and nutrient-packed recipes included here. Additionally, every recipe includes a helpful breakdown of the number of calories, fat grams, grams of fiber, grams of protein, and vitamin-types that it provides, as well as strategies to modify the recipe based on your age, gender, and performance goals.
With additional sections on getting the most nutrients from your diet, foods to avoid, and the best food pairings, Finish Line Fueling is essential reading for every runner.
SubtitleAn Essential Guide to Runners Nutrition
AuthorBy Jackie Dikos
Published7 November 2017
Dimensions7.00 x 10.00in.
IllustrationsColor photos throughout.
About the author
Jackie Dikos, RD, CSSD, CLT is a sports dietitian and two-time Olympic Trials competitor in the marathon. She earned a fifteenth place finish at the 2007 Chicago Marathon and won the 2010 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon with a personal record of 2:45:26. Dikos aims to empower runners through simple fueling strategies in an effort to maximize the achievement of health, performance, and overall quality of life goals. She lives in Westfield, Indiana.
“Finish Line Fueling has managed to take the confusing and emotional subject of runner’s nutrition and offered it in a usable and reusable format. Jackie opens by concisely explaining the important issues and then follows with how to implement what you have learned. This book will be a great read and maybe an even better resource to return to time and again.” –Matt Ebersole, founder of Personal Best Training
“I've worked with Jackie over the years, first as a marathoner and now as an ultrarunner. I am beyond thrilled she put her amazing mind and practical knowledge into a book! As a registered dietician, she is able to break down the nutritional aspects and explain the why, while offering her own applied knowledge as a serious runner. I love her creative food ideas—when she goes into sharing recipes I was blown away! I had never thought to make homemade sports drinks, or blend smoothies to put in flasks for ultras. I'm excited to apply her ideas and diversify my own regular diet and race day nutrition and hydration!” -Camille Heron, three-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier
"Finish Line Fueling helps you get the most out of what you eat." -Pittsburgh Better Times