This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
Reviewed by Charity Tober for Readers' Favorite
The Puck Stops Here: Hockey Players' Healthy Eating Handbook by author Roxanne Tuomela (a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach) is an informative health and nutrition guide for athletes. In the introduction, the author states: “Well, the puck stops here!...I celebrate you for taking responsibility for what you put in your body from this day forward.” Tuomela starts out by explaining proper nutrition and its benefits for your body. She goes into detail about carbs, proteins and fats, and lists exactly how much and from what sources we can obtain the proper amounts of these nutrients. The book provides readers with numerous lists of healthy foods and drinks that provide the body with maximum energy and endurance. She also cautions readers about what foods to avoid (think soda, sugars and refined products) that are detrimental to overall health. Chapter 9 titled “Nutritional Tidbits” provides a long and thorough list of beneficial “super foods” along with how to eat them, how to store them, and complete nutritional information. She concludes with a brief recipe section, including tasty and healthy options such as a Green Smoothie and Homemade Energy Drink.
I think The Puck Stops Here: Hockey Players' Healthy Eating Handbook is a great source for ALL athletes (and not just hockey players). The author provides a very informative book regarding not only what to eat and what not to eat, but also practical health tips, such as getting enough sleep, staying positive, setting goals and even journaling. I believe parents can use this book as a guide when preparing meals and snacks for their hardworking athlete(s)!