Book Review: Chris Carmichael's Food for Fitness

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06/3/2004| 0 comments
by Ian Melvin

Book Review: Chris Carmichael's Food for Fitness

Eat right to train right.

which you may just want to try out before spending half of your next pay cheque on an assortment of these pre-packed culinary delights.


All cyclists spend time away from home.  A race trip here, a long weekend there with a few mates riding around your favorite area?  We don?t need an excuse; riding your bike in areas new is part of the beauty of our sport ­ unparalleled freedom on two wheels.  Unfortunately, this freedom comes with the price of being away from the confines of your own kitchen. Knowing what to look for in the local deli counter or what to order from the local restaurant could be the difference between a good ride the following day or the delight that all cyclists have endured at some stage ­ the bonk.  
Carmichael selects a number of options for you to check out and is realistic enough to realize that sometime, there?s nothing else to do but go and grab a McDonalds - just in case you don?t get around to reading the book, the Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad is your best option!


Parts of the book delve a little deeper into certain aspects of sports nutrition, which may put some readers off.  ?Just show me how to eat to win!? they cry!   The good news is that these sections are certainly few and far between and the book is written in such easy to handle chunks, that it really is quite feasible to read a few pages at a time and not lose the flow.  All athletes, what ever their standard, should be aware of the importance that self-education can play in all aspects of their performance and recovery; this book will certainly help them and you to grasp the essentials of nutrition.


Overall, the book is a great read and what ever your level, what ever your race, you will benefit from reading this book.  You never know, it might just help you to go and win that race?


Use the link below to pre-order the book at Be sure to get in the line as soon as possible so that you?ll be one of the first to receive a copy of the book shortly after Armstrong has taken his 6 th Tour de France win this summer.



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