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Eating on the Run, 3rd. ed.


Author: Tribole E
Category: Diet/Nutrition
Audience: Consumer
Length: 216 pages
Publisher: Human Kinetics
  Year Published: 2004
List Price: $16.95

AthleteInMe.com® Rating: Excellent!

Eating On The Run is now in its 3rd edition. This is an excellent book for busy consumers and it succeeds in delivering on what the title suggests.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Evelyn Tribole is a registered dietician with a masters degree in nutrition science. She has written several other books and is also an elite marathoner (she qualified for the Olympic marathon trials in 1984).

CONTENT

PART I: NUTRITION IN A NUTSHELL

  • Chapter 1:  Food Facts for Busy People
  • Chapter 2:  Grazing on the Go
  • Chapter 3:  Smart Shopping Strategies

PART II: STRATEGIES FOR DINING OUT

  • Chapter 4:  Marvelous Menu Choices
  • Chapter 5:  Fast Food Without the Fat
  • Chapter 6:  Meals at Work and On The Road

PART III: SOLUTION FOR EVERYDAY LIVING

  • Chapter 7:  Losing and Maintaining Weight
  • Chapter 8:  Eating for Health and Longevity
  • Chapter 9:  Supplementing a Healthy Diet
  • Chapter 10:  Healthy Choices for Busy Families
  • Chapter 11:  Fueling for Sports and Fitness

PART IV: QUICK AND TASTY MEALS

  • Chapter 12:  Cooking Secrets in a Snap
  • Chapter 13:  Creating 60-Second Specials
  • Chapter 14:  Surviving the Holidays

Tribole's intent is to give the reader a useful tool for making healthy menu selections, whether at home, or on the road. This book is mostly intended for the average consumer...ie., it is not a sports nutrition book. However, chapter 11 offers solid information on nutrition for athletes.

In general, I like everything about this book. The layout is nice and clean. There are plenty of useful tables including extensive nutrition details for many of the top restaurant franchises in the US. Other tables cover glycemic index, recommended intakes for vitamins, and an explanation of the contemporary food label, to name just a few.

RECOMMENDATION

I highly recommend this book for busy people who want to eat healthy, and for anyone who wants to learn about healthy nutrition concepts in general. While Bob Greene's book Guide to Fast Food & Family Restaurants is handier because it is smaller, Tribole's book offers much more information. For serious athletes, Eating on the Run does offer solid information. But, for more extensive books on sports nutrition, I would recommend Food For Fitness by Chris Carmichael, Sports Nutrition Guidebook by Nancy Clark, or Advanced Sports Nutrition by Dan Benardot..

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Reviewed by: Stan Reents, PharmD 6/2/2014 1:09:25 PM
 
 


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