Gold Medal Nutrition for gold medal winning performance. The updated fifth edition of the bestselling "Gold Medal Nutrition", is an easily accessible, comprehensive manual covering the areas that most concern athletes and fitness enthusiasts, including what and when to eat, and why. It takes the guesswork out of sports nutrition by explaining how food preparation and purchasing habits can maximize performance. It also includes detailed instructions for creating personalized nutrition plans that are not only tasty and quick to produce, but also contain all the vital nutrients needed for success. Athletes will also gain valuable advice on developing their own supplements, such as protein shakes and sports drinks, at a fraction of the cost of commercial products. The updated edition also includes new chapters on vegetarian diets, nutrition for specific sports, and tips for understanding what to buy and is a practical resource for anyone who wants to keep up on the changing world of sports nutrition.