Editor | Non-fiction
The secret of the sports elite – and how you can eat to win in your life World-leading sports nutritionist James Collins shapes the eating habits of Olympic athletes and Premier League footballers, so they are on peak form when it counts. After a decade of working with the likes of Arsenal FC, England Football and Team GB, now he’s distilling his elite sports success into simple food principles that any of us can follow to feel at our best in our daily lives.
Peak performance is all about energy and how to eat and exercise right for your body and your routine. By following The Energy Plan, you will learn how to fuel your body for your life, power through the 3pm slump and resist the junk foods that drag you down. Instead you will naturally choose foods that leave you bursting with energy for work and play – and allow you to fully recharge afterwards. You’ll feel more productive, sleep well, lose unwanted weight and avoid illness. Forget fasting and low carb diets. The Energy Plan is a whole new mind-set that will forever change your relationship with food, exercise and your body, giving you a winning edge in everything that you do.
‘After following James’s plan, I had so much more energy and felt at my peak physically.’ Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Liverpool FC and England ‘James Collins is a world leader in the field of performance nutrition.
There is no one better to de-bunk nutrition myths and clearly explain how to reach your goals in a sustainable, enjoyable and energised way.’ Professor Greg Whyte OBE ‘I have huge respect for James’s evidence-based approach – he knows exactly what it takes to get the best out of anyone.’ Dr Kevin Currell, Director of Science, English Institute of Sport
About the author
James Collins has worked with Olympic medallists, Arsenal FC (as the club’s first ever performance nutritionist), France Football (2018 World Cup winners) and is currently working with UEFA, leading a team of scientists to create guidelines for nutrition in world football. He was previously elected President of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Food and Health Forum and he has his own private practice in Harley Street (The Centre for Health and Human Performance) where he sees clients from all walks of life, helping them achieve their physical and mental best. He writes a monthly column in The Telegraph and regularly contributes to the BBC’s Good Food website. In 2018, he worked with a group of celebrities on the BBC’s annual Sport Relief challenge and collaborated with the BBC to support London Marathon runners. He is soon to launch his own podcast, in which he will interview top talent from the world of sports, entertainment and business on how they apply nutrition to their busy lives.