Monique Ryan, MS, RD, LDN, CSSN is an internationally recognized sports nutritionist with nearly 30 years of professional experience helping elite and age-group endurance athletes and professional, major-league sports teams to optimize their nutrition. She is founder of Chicago-based Personal Nutrition Designs and the best-selling author of "Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes," "Performance Nutrition for Winter Sports," "Performance Nutrition for Team Sports," and "Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition." Ryan has worked with USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, Synchro Swimming USA, the Timex Multisport Team, Chicago Fire MLS Soccer Team, and four professional cycling teams. She is often interviewed in the "New York Times," "Chicago Tribune," "Runner's World," "Fitness," "Men's Journal," "Men's Health," "Outside," and "Oxygen."
"Ryan demystifies the dietary cosmos, offering easy ways to eat for optimum performance." -- "Triathlete" magazine"Monique has helped guide me to become an Olympian and World Champion in the sport of cycling. To find that competitive edge, take the next step by adding the nutritional component to your daily training regime. A great place to start is by reading "Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes."" -- Kristin Armstrong, 2009 and 2006 World Time Trial Champion, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, Two-Time U.S. National Time Trial and Road Race Champion "In my opinion, the weakest link in endurance performance is an athlete's nutrition. This can be easily corrected, however, with Monique's book "Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes." She has demystified how to eat day to day and for the moments that count in a race and provided information in an incredibly clear and adaptable way so that athletes of all levels will be able to fine tune their diet and finally perform at their top level." -- Mark Allen, six-time Ironman World Champion "I have always believed that the top Ironman athletes train very similarly, and that winning or losing comes down to nutrition and mental toughness. "Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes" sets the standard for getting you fueled to the finish line." -- Tim DeBoom, Two-Time Ironman World Champion ""Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes" is a must-read whatever your competitive goals may be. This book will serve as a complete source for all your nutritional inquiries." -- Alan Culpepper, two-time Olympian, two-time U.S. 10K champion, three-time U.S. Cross Country Champion ""Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes" is a comprehensive nutritional guide. Monique Ryan provides valuable information that helps athletes maintain their energy levels and maximize their ability to perform in endurance events." -- Dede Demet Barry, 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist, former U.S. National Criterium and Road Race Cham