Book Cover for PEAK NUTRITION: Smart Fuel for Outdoor Adventure

PEAK NUTRITION: Smart Fuel for Outdoor Adventure

Maria Hines, Mercedes Pollmeier

Mountaineers Books
May 1, 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1680512052


Winner of the 2009 James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest, Maria Hines was also named one of Food & Wine magazine’s 10 Best New Chefs. Her organic Seattle restaurant, Tilth, is one of the nation’s top culinary destinations. An avid big wall climber, she holds a Level 1 nutrition certification and runs an online nutrition coaching business,

Mercedes Pollmeier, a former professional boulderer, is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a strength and conditioning specialist. Based in Seattle, she holds a degree in exercise science and an MS in human movement, along with a Level 2 nutrition certification. Through her business, Modus Athletica, she uses movement and nutrition training to coach climbers and help them perform their best.

What happens when you combine the minds and talents of climbing partners Maria Hines, a James Beard-award-winning chef, and Mercedes Pollmeier, a NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist? A book filled with 100 simple yet tasty recipes designed within the context of outdoor goals and physiology. The authors found that by tinkering with their nutrition their performance sky-rocketed and felt strongly they needed to share this knowledge with the world.

PEAK NUTRITION: Smart Fuel for Outdoor Adventure is more than just a delicious cookbook. Hines and Pollmeier realized for people to be motivated to better nourish their bodies for optimum performance, they needed clear, concise information on how their bodies worked in relation to food. They dive deep into body and digestive system science; outdoor sport motivation, recovery, and hydration; developing healthier eating habits; specialized diets; and much more.

Whether you are an outdoor athlete looking to improve your performance or simply a home-chef seeking to better your understanding of nutrition, this comprehensive cookbook will appeal to and inspire the millions of Americans interested in cultivating a healthy lifestyle in the kitchen and beyond.