Lose That Holiday Gut

New book "Racing Weight Quick Start Guide" can get you lighter fast

The Racing Weight Quick Start Guide
The Racing Weight Quick Start Guide

Does winter have you down and the holidays have your weight up? A new book aimed at cyclists and other endurance athletes can help kick off the 2011 season with a rapid weight-loss training program.

Author and coach Matt Fitzgerald’s new book, Racing Weight Quick Start Guide: A 4-Week Weight-Loss Plan for Endurance Athletes is the first fast-paced weight-loss training plan designed for endurance athletes. The Quick Start Guide is now available in bookstores, endurance sports shops, and online.

Racing Weight Quick Start Guide applies all the principles of the best-selling book Racing Weight in a detailed set of weight-loss training plans that are designed to help athletes shed weight quickly. Athletes will devote four to eight weeks to starting a weight loss of five, 10, or 20-plus pounds.

Readers will drop pounds quickly as they follow a schedule of high-intensity workouts and strength training as well as a menu of calorie-restricted, high-protein meals and snacks. Low-volume and high-volume plans make it possible for cyclists, runners, and triathletes with a wide range of experience to maintain their training levels. These athletes will replace fat with muscle while keeping their appetites in check.

Once they have hit their quick start weight-loss goals, readers can continue to lose unwanted weight using the proven strategies of the Racing Weight program. Athletes will zero in on their racing weight through improved diet quality, balanced macronutrient levels, proper timing of meals and snacks, appetite management, and training for lean body composition.

The Racing Weight Quick Start Guide will accelerate every endurance athlete’s season for leaner and faster racing.