1. Introduction to Sports Nutrition. 2. Defining and Measuring Energy. 3. Energy Systems and Exercise. 4. Carbohydrates. 5. Proteins. 6. Fats. 7. Water and Electrolytes. 8. Vitamins. 9. Minerals. 10. Diet Planning: Food First, Supplements Second. 11. Weight and Body Composition. 12. Disordered Eating and Exercise Patterns in Athletes. 13. Diet and Exercise for Lifelong Fitness and Health. Appendixes. Glossary. Index.
Marie Dunford, Ph.D., R.D., has been involved in sports nutrition since the mid-1980's. In 1985, while a faculty member at California State University, Fresno, she created the curriculum for an upper-division course entitled Nutrition and the Athlete." She taught the course for 16 years, during which time she interacted with thousands of student athletes. This direct exposure to nutrition and exercise science majors and NCAA Division I athletes helped her develop an understanding of how students learn and the sports nutrition topics most difficult for students to master. In addition to Nutrition for Sports and Exercise, Dr. Dunford has written three other books and taught numerous online sports nutrition courses for nutrition and exercise professionals. She is an active member of SCAN-the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists-a dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association, and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. She is an avid recreational tennis player and a struggling student of French." J. Andrew Doyle, Ph.D., FACSM, is an Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology and the Director of the Applied Physiology Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University, where he formerly served as Department Chair. He received a B.S. in Zoology from Clemson University, an M.S. in Exercise Science from Georgia State University, and a doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the Ohio State University. He has taught exercise physiology, exercise testing and fitness assessment, and exercise programming at the undergraduate and graduate level for over 30 years. His research interests include carbohydrate metabolism and exercise and the role of physical activity, exercise, and fitness in health. He has conducted, published, and presented numerous research studies with cyclists, runners, and triathletes, and has extensive experience testing elite athletes from cycling, running, gymnastics, rowing, canoe and kayak, and basketball. Dr. Doyle is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.