Publisher: Progressive Management
Publication Date: May 12, 2015
Binding: Kobo eBook
This important military guide to nutrition provides authoritative, comprehensive information on all aspects of nutrition and fitness, with information suitable for athletes as well as soldiers! There is vital data on dietary supplements to avoid, menus for restaurants, and how to choose healthy snacks.
The demands imposed by military service, training, and missions are unlike any athletic endeavor. Success requires the mustering of all strength and endurance-both physical and mental. Military service members, Warfighters (WF), are indeed "Warrior Athletes," the ultimate athlete, at the top of the athletic pyramid. One factor that will contribute to mission success and life-long health is good nutrition. It is well known that appropriate nutritional habits and interventions can enhance performance, and these successful approaches need to be known.
All service members are Warfighters, regardless of duties. This manual is intended to be a resource for all Warfighters and includes a variety of materials ranging from short summaries to detailed information, with worksheets, links, and important tips for nutrition at home and when deployed. This Nutrition Guide evolved into the final product after multiple conversations, discussions, and interactions with military, fitness, and nutrition experts. The Guide is dense, but each chapter starts with key information, and an executive summary provides a "shortened" version. Chapters 2 through 4 provide general background information about energy expenditure, source of energy, essential nutrients and nutrition concepts. These are the backbone of the guide. Chapters 5 through 8 will help you select a healthy diet: they contain menus for eating at home, menus for eating in ethnic and fast food restaurants, choosing healthy snacks, selecting appropriate military rations, and combining commercial-off-the-shelf products with military rations. Chapters 9 through 13 review important information ...