The Renaissance Diet 2.0
The Renaissance Diet 2.0: Your Scientific Guide to Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, and Performance is a hands-on guide presenting a sports nutrition approach to eating for fat loss, muscle gain, and enhanced sport performance by incorporating current, comprehensive evidence which sets it apart from all the misinformation on nutrition available today.
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The Renaissance Diet 2.0: Your Scientific Guide to Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, and Performance is not a fad. Instead, this hands-on guide presents a sports nutrition approach to eating for fat loss, muscle gain, and enhanced sport performance by incorporating current, comprehensive evidence which sets it apart from all the misinformation on nutrition available today.
Beginning with a discussion on which parts of a diet determine results, the book delves into calorie intake, food quality, meal spacing and timing, and supplement use, rank-ordering them based on their relative contributions to diet so that readers can remain focused and avoid getting needlessly caught up in the minute details. Next the book further explores why and how calories matter; how much protein is enough; whether snacking is a good idea or if intermittent fasting is better. Each of these questions and more are answered, giving the reader the foundational knowledge to understand diet structure.
Finally, readers will learn how to design their individual diets. They will be given step-by-step guidelines on how to modify their diets as their bodies adapt. Additional information about hunger management, diet psychology, long-term diet planning is provided—all to achieve the best results.
Also included are special diet considerations for a vegan diet, training multiple times a day, competition day, endurance sports, and women at different life stages, as well as information on the most pervasive diet myths and why they are wrong.
By using the knowledge and tools in this book, the reader is guaranteed to achieve any fat loss, muscle gain, or performance goal.
Dr. Mike Israetel holds a PhD in Sport Physiology and is currently the head science consultant for Renaissance Periodization. Mike was formerly a professor of Exercise and Sport Science in the School of Public Health at Temple University in Philadelphia where he taught several courses, including Nutrition for Public Health, Advanced Sports Nutrition and Exercise, and Nutrition and Behavior. He has worked as a consultant on sports nutrition for the U.S. Olympic Training Site and has been invited to speak at numerous scientific and performance/health conferences, including nutritional seminars at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. A co-founder of Renaissance Periodization, Mike has coached numerous athletes and busy professionals in both diet and weight training.
Dr. Melissa Davis holds a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior and is a consultant for Renaissance Periodization. She has 10 years of research experience studying somatosensory-based disease intervention, cortical plasticity, and brain development at UC Irvine. Her work has been featured in Scientific American, published in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, and recognized by faculty. Melissa has earned awards for teaching, scholarship, and excellence in research. She has also been involved in science outreach activities for over a decade.
Dr. Jen Case holds a PhD in Human Nutrition, with an emphasis in Nutrition and Performance. She is also a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). She was formerly a professor of Exercise Science at the University of Central Missouri where she taught Advanced Exercise Metabolism, Exercise Prescription, Functional Anatomy, and other kinesiology and nutrition courses.
Dr. James Hoffmann holds a PhD in Sport Physiology and is a consultant for Renaissance Periodization. He is the former program director of the Exercise and Sport Science program and the women’s rugby team coach at Temple University in Philadelphia. While at Temple, James taught courses in strength and conditioning theory, strength and conditioning practice, exercise physiology, and biochemistry. James earned his PhD at ETSU where he focused on the application of sled pushing to sport performance enhancement in rugby players. AT ETSU, James was the rugby team’s assistant coach and head sport scientist as well as the head strength and conditioning coach.
Rich Froning is a professional CrossFit athlete who became the first person to win the title of "Fittest Man on Earth" four times finishing in first place in the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 CrossFit Games. In the team category he helped his team capture first place finishes in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019. His sponsors include Reebok, Oakley, and others. His memoir First: What it Takes to Win was released in 2013. Rich is an owner and operator of the CrossFit Mayhem, located in Tennessee.
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