by Jeff S. Volek and Stephen D. Phinney
A Revolutionary Program to Extend Your Physical and Mental Performance Envelope Through Low Carb Dieting and Nutritional Ketosis.
In their first book The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living, which was was written for health care professionals wanting more information about the low carb diet, the authors championed the benefits of carbohydrate restriction to manage insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and type-2 diabetes. They also promoted the concept of Nutritional Ketosis – the “shift in the adaptation of the body’s hormonal set and inter-organ fuel exchange to allow most of your daily energy needs to be met by fat, either directly as fatty acids or indirectly by ketone bodies made from fat.” With low carb bloggers like Jimmy Moore successfully re-stimulating weight loss through the adaption of Nutritional Ketosis, The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance fully explains the benefit of Nutritional Ketosis and the benefit to anyone looking to lose weight or increase physical performance the low carb way.
The low carb Doctors explain that the keto-adapted (burning fat for fuel) athlete benefits from Nutritional Ketosis and low carb dieting for superior fuel flow not only when nearing glycogen depletion, but also during training, recovery, and in response to resistance exercise as well.
Dr. Jeff Volek is a dietitian-scientist who has spent 15 years studying low carb diet and exercise effects on health and performance. He has held an academic position at Ball State University and is currently an associate professor at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Volek has contributed to 3 books, 2 patents, and over 200 papers. He received his dietetic training at Michigan State University and Penrose St Francis Hospital and his PhD in Exercise Physiology from Penn State University.
Dr. Steve Phinney is a physician-scientist who has spent 35 years studying low carb diet, exercise, fatty acids, and inflammation. He has held academic positions at the Universities of Vermont, Minnesota, and California at Davis, as well as leadership positions at Monsanto, Galileo Laboratories, and Efficas. Dr. Phinney has published over 70 papers and several patents. He received his MD from Stanford University, his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from MIT, and post-doctoral training at the University of Vermont and Harvard.
Also by Dr. Volek and Dr. Phinney:
New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight Fast and Feeling Great (with Dr. Eric C. Westman).