Who taught you about sports nutrition when you were young? Likely your parents fed you every day and you ate what they thought you needed. Determining what to eat when faced with extremely busy lives and not having the time to plan can be a daunting task. The easy way out is sometimes necessary ... but not always healthy. Nutrition has been ranked by some experts as making up as much as 60% of the scale in importance towards getting real results from training with exercise making up 30% and rest and recovery making up the final 10%. With that high an importance placed on it, it makes sense to learn what you can to maximize its effects. This book covers all of the required areas of nutrition you need to have in order to eat healthy and make a real difference in your training as an athlete. Carbohydrates, protein, fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and fruits and vegetables are all important parts of a complete nutrition plan and this book covers them all and more.