Dr. Applegate debunks several widely held myths. Readers will learn, among other things, that: eating before a workout burns more calories than fasting; chocolate contains the same heart-helping antioxidants as red wine; and taboo' foods like red meat, milk, and fat contain nutrients that are essential to maintaining an active lifestyle.
Eating programs are offered for different fitness goals, from pre- and post-workout meals to eating for maximum strength, to boost energy, to lose weight--even weekend warriors have specific needs. Nutritional charts help readers choose among the myriad of new sports nutrition products, including drinks, energy bars, and energy gels that have flooded today's marketplace. Complete with recipes, Eat Smart, Play Hard will help readers easily adopt the best eating habits to keep them in top shape.