Professional football player Tony Gonzalez has authored The All-Pro Diet, which claims to “help you gain the strength, stamina, and energy of a pro.” After years of eating poorly and relying on his youth and high calorie intake to get through workouts, he decided it was time for a change. With the assistance of his registered dietician, Mitzi Dulan, Gonzalez wrote the book to educate football players about proper nutrition.
(Recipe for Success: NFL TE Tony Gonzalez’s Protein Shake.)
The All-Pro Diet is divided into three parts. Section one, “The Ultimate Nutrition Package,” begins by discussing the action plan and goals of the diet itself. At the end of the section, Gonzalez and Dulan include meal plans and recipes for athletes.
Section two focuses on athletic performance, breaking down the differences between eating for an extremely active lifestyle versus a less active lifestyle. It includes both performance enhancing dietary guidelines and prescribed workout routines.
The final section addresses the importance of an athletic mindset. Gonzalez writes about the mental fortitude required to maintain his All-Pro Diet.
Complete with meal plans, recipes and workout programs, The All-Pro Diet is definitely worth reading.
Click this link to hear Gonzalez’s stance on supplements: Tony Gonzalez’s All-Pro Science Supplements.