Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance Paperback – Apr 1 2012

4.7 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback, Apr 1 2012
CDN$ 52.62

Harry Potter Book Boutique
click to open popover

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product Details

  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Beyond Obesity LLC (April 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983490716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983490715
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #52,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Product Description

About the Author

Jeff Volek is a dietitian-scientist who has spent 15 years studying 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. Steve Phinney is a physician-scientist who has spent 35 years studying 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.


Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Concise and straightforward, with enough extra stuff ie: actual meals at the back to help with ideas about how to eat this way. BTW I've eaten a high(ish) fat diet for a few years with great success and since switching to 70% have leaned out even more, as well as general physical health improved (low bad cholestrol, ultramarathon runner). Or ignore the book and go ahead and fight the garbage-addiction the rest of the world is fighting.
7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
fantastic information, written so that I can understand it and backed up with not only science but practical experience of the authors, it proved to be very helpful for me as an endurance athlete who recently switched to a low carb lifestyle while still maintaining high mileage training, life changing information
I am Ironman
3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
There is lots of wishful thinking in the health industry. So the possible myth of near no easy carb living for athletic performance was proven to be based on good science by this book. Good supporting references and good writing. I have started to move in this direction of my own life.
2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is the sequel to "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living", focusing on how athletes can use LCHF for better endurance and health. Even as someone who just works out for health reasons, this is a good book to read
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
After having finished this book and it's companion "Art and Science of Low Carb Living", I can honestly say that Drs Phinney and Voleks work is transformational rather than merely informational. For the first time in my life I put a book down and began to live differently. Now, armed with my ketone meter, weightloss has become effortless, and more importantly stress free. I look forward to their future innovations. Thank you.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Awesome detailed info for athletes. Scientifically backed reasoning, not just a fad diet book Quick read thoroughly enjoyable Would definitely recommend to all my cycling friends and acquaintances.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Heavy on the science early in the book but helps to understand information presented later on. Interesting real world stories towards the end.
3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Good information, but it would have been nice to include some counter arguments. The science is not as clear cut as the authors might have you believe. Overall a good addition to my library.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse

Look for similar items by category


Feedback