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Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes

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Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes for athletes that will help you hit your ideal weight without compromising your performance.

Whatever your training demands, Racing Weight meals make it simple to dial in the right mix of carbs, fat, and protein and satisfy your appetite. Put high-quality, well-balanced meals on your table in as little as
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 8th 2014 by Velo Press
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Angela Bell
Jan 07, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: sports-nutrition
Yeah, I returned this e-book to Amazon. I think its probably ok if you literally cant cook anything and eat takeaways every night. But if you usually cook from scratch using whole ingredients, it's pretty disappointing and there weren't any recipes in there that I felt inspired by.

I also felt like it didn't actually fit that well with the overarching racing weight system, which has a big focus on the use of whole ingredients and a diet that is generally high in carbs to fuel your training. I pic
Oct 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another one I want to buy - though I'd rather have it in kindle format so I can load it on the iPad, but this is not yet available (aaagh).

I love that the recipes are divided up into categories defined by how active a cook you are. If you're not an active cook at all, there's some "1 step up from just microwave it" type recipes (frozen mangos, hydration powder... or microwave burrito plus salsa... lol). It may be a bit overly simplistic in that sense, but there's a mix of levels in there, so yo
Fat Maggot
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I literally use this book everyday. It is chock full of easy recipes with simple ingredients. The dishes are well flavored and it is easy after a while to whip up your own custom variations. I have recommended it to everyone I know!
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Awesome cookbook! We are using it more and more each week. So many simple, yet delicious recipes that keep me (and my husband) full and help me feel properly fueled throughout the day.
I hope to start incorporating his "diet" / point system soon.
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I don't know if you can say you "read" a cookbook. But I've loved every recipe I've tried so far!!! ...more
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Really great recipes and info! Perfect for all levels of cooking experience. Healthy and lean foods!
Mar 30, 2014 added it
Another great book by Matt. Recipes are great.
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cooking
The best thing about this cookbook is that it offers a variety of easy and nutritious recipes without breaking the bank. It also offers practical tips and the portion sizes are reasonable. The author also doesn't assume readers are meat eaters, which is also nice.

The palatability of the recipes has yet to be tested.
Ereina Avery
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great looking recipes

The recipes look so simple and delicious. I appreciate the variety of recipes provided (non-cook to chef) and the indexing of recipes (high-carb, high-protein, post-workout). Very well organized!
Enzo Woo
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great cookbook for someone who wants to use food as a tool for athletic achievement, at least for the time being. Delicious and functional, and most importantly, easy.
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun, tasty, and fast ideas for someone who doesn't particularly like cooking and/or is a time-starved bachelor and/or both. Not sure how this related to triathlon/endurance sports except that the meals were on the healthier side and the authors are athletes. I liked that it was categorized by difficulty of meal, and that the easiest recipes are actually appropriate and truly accessible for those without prior cooking experience. Some of my favorite recipes are in here although it doesn't purport ...more
Mar 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
This cookbook is a little too simple for me (one of the recipes is literally, "heat a frozen Amy's burrito"), but there are still a few recipes in here I'll try. Liked that it was mostly (more than half, at least) vegetarian, but didn't like the use of things like just egg whites (I'm a whole food girl) and protein powder. ...more
Kate Mize
Jul 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Not as informative as I would have liked. Added a few new recipes to my general rotation but other than giving me a firmer grasp on what DQS should look like per a recipe, didn't give me a lot in the way of cooking. Overall worth the read but doesn't go above and beyond. ...more
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Matt Fitzgerald is the author of numerous books on sports history and endurance sports. He has enjoyed unprecedented access to professional endurance athletes over the course of his career. His best-sellers include Racing Weight and Brain Training for Runners. He has also written extensively for Triathlete, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Outside, Runner's World, Bicycling, Competitor, and countless ...more

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