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Athletes Must Read These 9 Tranformational Nutrition Books

If you’re serious about your training, you should be as serious about your nutrition

It’s all very well and obvious to focus on your training hours and routine, but what is actually fueling your training and recovery? The food that forms part of your diet is as critical as the physical work you put in. So take a read of at least one of these books, since the nutrition field can be overwhelming, and improve your training in one simple step!

#1 8 Weeks to Wow by Chief Brabon

8 Weeks to Wow by Chief Brabon
Who suggested this book?
The 8 Weeks to Wow by Chief Brabon was recommended by Murdoch Books from The Quarto Group. You can find out more about Murdoch Books here or read their book recommendation below.

James ‘Chief’ Brabon and Emilie Brabon-Hames are responsible for pioneering Original Bootcamp, the world’s longest running and most respected fitness program. In 8 Weeks to Wow, Chief and Emilie have extended their famous six-week exercise and diet program to eight weeks, making it accessible to anyone looking for extraordinary results.

#2 The Nude Nutritionist by Lyndi Cohen

The Nude Nutritionist by Lyndi Cohen
Who suggested this book?
The The Nude Nutritionist by Lyndi Cohen was recommended by Murdoch Books from The Quarto Group. You can find out more about Murdoch Books here or read their book recommendation below.

The Nude Nutritionist adopts Lyndi’s refreshing approach to food and body image to teach you how to stop struggling with your weight and eat intuitively. Lyndi strips back complicated nutrition advice to teach you how to live healthily without constantly thinking about food. With over 50 easy recipes, you’ll be inspired to eat well to boost your mood and balance your hormones, so that you’ll feel lighter and more energetic every day.

#3 How to Feed a Human by Dr Robyn Odegaard

How to Feed a Human by Dr Robyn Odegaard
Who suggested this book?
The How to Feed a Human by Dr Robyn Odegaard was recommended by Dr Robyn Odegaard from Whole Food Muscle. You can find out more about Dr Robyn Odegaard here or read their book recommendation below.

Written by two former competitive athletes, How to Feed a Human shares their journey to researching and discovering the best nutrition to maintain their peak performance. With movies like Game Changer coming out, this book is a must-have to learn how to implement diet changes for a competitive edge. It is inspirational, motivational and a clear how-to guide.

#4 The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf

The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf
Who suggested this book?
The The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf was recommended by Keith Lang from WOD tools. You can find out more about Keith Lang here or read their book recommendation below.

Although it’s not a typically shared nutrition guide, it does talk about alternatives to the high-carb, pasta-loading advice that athletes like me grew up on. There’s no perfect diet for everyone but Wolf explains why the paleo diet is a good starting point. It’s the diet that humans followed for millennia. And it worked. The proof being that we are still here. CrossFit athletes embrace Paleo and Keto because they go back to basics.

#5 The New Energy Body by Natalia Rose

The New Energy Body by Natalia Rose
Who suggested this book?
The The New Energy Body by Natalia Rose was recommended by Christina Towle from BuzzBright PR. You can find out more about Christina Towle here or read their book recommendation below.

Welcome to what your body and life can really be. Let The New Energy Body take you on a journey that will transform the way you perceive yourself, your body and your untapped power. Introducing The New Energy Body, the latest book from Natalia Rose. Take a leap into the new frontiers of quantum physics where the Theory of Relativity, String Theory, sacred geometry, the law of attraction and the truth about your DNA meet to reveal the most cutting edge insights into the human body. Learn what you could be doing to take your body and life into a new dimension of health, beauty and happiness! The New Energy Body merges the latest scientific discoveries about the human cell, DNA, sub-atomic particles and Natalia Rose’s enlightened dietary guidance to shed fresh light on how to maximize our pleasure and well-being. The New Energy Body will be unlike anything you have ever read before.

#6 Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook by Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook by Nancy Clark
Who suggested this book?
The Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook by Nancy Clark was recommended by Melissa Morris from Exercise. You can find out more about Melissa Morris here or read their book recommendation below.

Nancy Clark is a registered dietician and certified specialist in sports dietetics and a well-published author. She has worked in sports nutrition for a number of years and uses her experience to write the book. It has easy-to-understand information on a variety of nutrition topics that are helpful to athletes.

#7 Essentials of Exercise & Sport Nutrition: Science to Practice

Essentials of Exercise & Sport Nutrition: Science to Practice
Who suggested this book?
The Essentials of Exercise & Sport Nutrition: Science to Practice was recommended by Melissa Morris from Exercise. You can find out more about Melissa Morris here or read their book recommendation below.

Dr. Krieder is a leading researcher in the world of sports nutrition, a professor, and director of the exercise and sport nutrition lab at Texas A&M. He is also a co-founder and fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He recently published this book that covers anything and everything an athlete would need to know about sports nutrition.

#8 Dieting Deliciously Volume 1 by Marie Blanchard

Dieting Deliciously Volume 1 by Marie Blanchard
Who suggested this book?
The Dieting Deliciously Volume 1 by Marie Blanchard was recommended by Aileen Saldana from Anthony Mora Communications, Inc.. You can find out more about Aileen Saldana here or read their book recommendation below.

Dieting Deliciously isn’t your typical diet book. Marie wanted to share with her some of her favorite mouth-watering recipes where readers can learn to create slimming meals without feeling deprived. It features 25 antioxidant-rich and guilt-free meals for any time of the day. In addition, the book showcases how to cook with healthier ingredients than those contained in traditional “fattening” meals.

Her goal with Dieting Deliciously is for others to understand that you can maintain fitness and a healthy lifestyle while still enjoying the foods you naturally crave. All her recipes are organic, gluten-free, dairy free, and unprocessed and still have an emphasis on flavor.

#9 Thrive by Brendan Brazier

Thrive by Brendan Brazier
Who suggested this book?
The Thrive by Brendan Brazier was recommended by Jess Rodley from Thrivo. You can find out more about Jess Rodley here or read their book recommendation below.

Written by professional Ironman triathlete, Brendan Brazier, Thrive gives you the tools and understanding to fuel your body for optimal performance and recovery. Using an exclusively plant-based menu, Thrive features a 12-week whole foods meal plan to speed up recovery, boost energy, improve mental clarity and lower body fat while increasing muscle tone. Including exercise-specific recipes for pre-workout snacks, sports drinks, energy gels and recovery foods, this book is the perfect nutrition guide for athletes who want the best for their body – and the environment.


Who contributed to this article?

Murdoch Books from The Quarto Group

Dr Robyn Odegaard from Whole Food Muscle

Keith Lang from WOD tools

Christina Towle from BuzzBright PR

Melissa Morris from Exercise

Aileen Saldana from Anthony Mora Communications, Inc.

Jess Rodley from Thrivo

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