Nutrition to Transform Your Health: Suggested Reading From the Strength Sensei

With an overabundance of nutrition books available today it can be difficult to decide which to read.  At fit knowts we are always looking to the best in health and fitness to help us pinpoint must-reads.  Enter Charles Poliquin, also known as the Strength Sensei.  Poliquin is recognized as one of the most accomplished strength coaches in the world, he has trained Olympic athletes to hundreds of podium appearances, professionals in the NFL, NHL and MLB to league honors, he teaches coaches worldwide to produce faster and stronger athletes, and has authored eight books and over 600 articles.  From a young age Charles Poliquin knew that he wanted to learn from the best and that books were his gateway into the world of strength and performance.  A native Francophone, Poliquin actually learned how to speak English from reading kinesiology books at the local library as a teen.  As an expert in hypertrophy, nutrition, and strength, the book shelf of the Strength Sensei is a rich source of wisdom and we are happy to share five of his most valued nutrition books with you:


Live It, NOT Diet!: Eat More Not Less. Lose Fat Not Weight

Author: Mike Sheridan – nutrition and fitness coach                                                                      

In One Line:  Sheridan outlines a plan for losing weight, and keeping it off, without restricting calories, over-exercising, or sacrificing your health.

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The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth: The Surprising Unbiased Truth about What You Should Eat and Why

Author:  Johnny Bowden, phD, CNS – nutritionist, national certifications in personal training and exercise

In One Line:  A comprehensive look at some of the healthiest foods you can eat, including nutrient contents, disease fighting capabilities, where to find them, and recipes.

More From This Author:  The Healthiest Meals on Earth: The Surprising Unbiased Truth About What Meals to Eat and WhyThe Most Effective Ways to Live Longer Cookbook: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about Great-Tasting Food that Prevents Disease and Gives You Optimal


The 4-Hour Chef:  The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life

Author:  Timothy Ferriss – angel investor/advisor, entrepreneur, life hacker

In One Line:  A guide to rapid learning through the tips and tricks of the world’s fastest learners and greatest chefs.

More From This Author:  The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, The Tim Ferriss Show


The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy By Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat

Author: Loren Cordain, phD – Professor Emeritus, former Director of the Human Performance Lab at Colorado State University

In One Line:  A nutrition program to attain optimal health by eating the same foods that our Paleolithic ancestors ate.

More From This Author: The Paleo Diet for Athletes: The Ancient Nutritional Formula for Peak Athletic Performance


Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers

Author: David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM – neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, Associate Professor

In One Line:  Carbohydrates can cause numerous diseases and ailments, they are destroying your brain, but specific dietary choices can provide remedies and reprogram your genetics for a better future.

More From This Author: Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life, The Better Brain Book


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