If you haven’t read an informative food book recently, pick up We the Eaters: If We Change Dinner, We Can Change the World (Rodale 2014) by Ellen Gustafson, cofounder of FEED and Food Tank. The author clearly outlines the many reasons why the obesity-hunger paradox exists (roughly 1 billion people in the world are overweight, while another 1 billion are hungry) and how our flawed food system perpetuates it.
The information in Gustafson’s book will help fitness professionals and their clients to understand how they are unwittingly consuming shocking amounts of sugar, salt and fat in packaged and fast foods— and why they repeatedly fail to meet their health goals. It may be the last “diet” book you or they will ever need.
Whether your clients are trying to lose weight or gain muscle, chances are they have asked you about meal frequency and nutrient timing, which are...