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Plant-Based Sports Nutrition

Author: Larson-Meyer DE, Ruscigno M
Category: Sports Nutrition
Audience: Elite Athlete
Length: 333 pages
Publisher: Human Kinetics
  Year Published: 2020
List Price: $24.95® Rating: Good

Plant-Based Sports Nutrition is a good resource for serious athletes and weekend warriors who wish to follow a plant-based diet. This is a revised version of Vegetarian Sports Nutrition published in 2007 (Human Kinetics).


D. Enette Larson-Meyer, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM is a professor at the University of Wyoming. Previously, she was a sports dietitian for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has published more than 80 scientific papers and book chapters in the area of sports and exercise metabolism. Dr. Larson-Meyer served on the 2011 International Olympic Committee's Sports Nutrition Consensus Panel and on the IOC's Consensus Panel for Supplementation in the Elite Athlete (2017-2018). She is board-certified in sports dietetics and is a member of SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition) practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine. She enjoys marathons, trail running, kayaking, and yoga.

Matt Ruscigno, MPH, RD holds a nutrition science degree from Penn State, a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda University, and is a certified Registered Dietitian. He is currently the chief nutrition officer at Nutrinic, a start-up healthcare company focusing on preventing cardiovascular disease with plant-based nutrition. He has authored/co-authored 3 other books: Appetite for Reduction, Cacao - Superfoods For Life, and No Meat Athlete. Matt has competed in ultramarathons, Ironman, and 24-hr mountain bike races. He has followed a vegan diet for more than 20 years.


The 333-page book is organized as follows:

  • Chapter 1: Gaining the Plant-Based Advantage
  • Chapter 2: Getting Adequate Calories From A Plant-Based Diet
  • Chapter 3: Finding the Right Carbohydrate Mix
  • Chapter 4: Choosing Smart Fat Over No Fat
  • Chapter 5: Building Muscle Without Meat
  • Chapter 6: Optimizing Bone Health
  • Chapter 7: Boosting Iron Intake and Absorption
  • Chapter 8: Breaking Free of Multivitamin Dependence
  • Chapter 9: Prioritizing Food and Fluids Before, During, and After Events
  • Chapter 10: Choosing Whether to Supplement
  • Chapter 11: Reducing Muscle Cramps and Inflammation
  • Chapter 12: Creating a Customized Meal Plan
  • Chapter 13: Adapting the Plan to Manage Weight
  • Chapter 14: Whipping Up Quick Plant-Based Meals and Snacks
  • Chapter 15: Recipes


(review coming soon....)

Reviewed by: Stan Reents, PharmD 8/20/2019 12:16:28 PM

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