I'm seeking for an advice on the books about nutrition.
I can easily enter obvious key-words on popular websites, e.g. Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, but I don't usually trust that the bestsellers are the best books on a subject. So, I would like opinions on this board about worthwhile books on nutrition.
I am 24 years old, a male, five feet seven, 170 pounds (I think). And my main goal is to excel in olympic weightlifting.
Try In Defense of Food, an Eaters Manifesto by Michael Pollan. It's not really about nutrition, but is about eating right.
It boils down to "Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants."
Every nutrition book I read gives different advice - often VERY different advice. So I have come up with my own ideas. I read the label - if it reminds me of HS Chemistry class - I don't eat that. If its highly processed like white flour or sugar - I eat very little of that. Other than that I don't get too crazy - I eat whole foods and push back from the table when I think I should - or even just a bit before.
The Primal Blueprint. by Mark Sisson
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
Lift, eat,ride motorcycle,sleep... repeat
I recommend Nutrition Almanac by John Kirschmann - I like this book because it's not driven by the commercial influence of the supplement industry and it's a very useful reference book: if you want to know about something specific, you just look it up.
In addition to the books that have have been listed which i'm sure are all great, i'd also recommend you check out the following:
Great lists of nutrient dense foods. Gave me a lot of great ideas that I hadn't read before in some of the books I had read on the subject.