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We all want to look and feel good. We also want to perform well whether it’s in the weight room, in sports, or at work. Research has shown exercise, proper nutrition, and adequate recovery affect health and human performance. However, there’s lot of conflicting and confusing information regarding exercise and nutrition. In Essentials of Exercise and Sport Nutrition, author Dr. Richard B. Kreider offers an up-to-date assessment of the science and practice of exercise and sport nutrition. Kreider, who has conducted extensive research on the subject and has consulted with numerous teams, coaches, and athletes for more than thirty years, brings a scientific and applied perspective to discussing the latest research and how it can be used to optimize performance. He also provides summary recommendations, training programs, and meal plans for beginners through athletes, as well as for individuals who want to lose and/or manage their weight.