Proper nutrition will lead to a healthier body, less fat, more muscle, and ultimately less stress on your knees–all key to reducing the risk of a torn ACL. Everyone seems to have a "diet" program, but an active, athletic person needs a nutrition plan, not a diet.
Look for a plan that is geared toward athletes: it will allow you to adjust your goals based on performance needs, body composition targets, and/or current fitness capabilities. You want a plan that will help you build strength–not necessarily add size to your muscles–while reducing your body fat percentage. Here are three plans that are regularly praised by personal trainers and athletes as being effective in the areas that count: increasing strength (when used alongside a resistance training program), decreasing fat, and improving health.
“Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle“ by Tom Venuto.
“Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” (BFFM) is a 337 page fat burning success manual in downloadable e-book format, jam-packed cover to cover with all the fat loss methods previously known by only a small handful of the worlds best fitness models and bodybuilders. This program contains all the information you’ll ever need to help you melt away body fat permanently without muscle loss and without using drugs or unnecessary supplements.
10/10 Transformation – Chad Waterbury
Body transformation expert, Chad Waterbury, has designed the ultimate training and nutritional program to strip off 10 pounds of fat and add 10 pounds of muscle faster than you ever thought possible!
The Fat Loss Troubleshoot by Leigh Peele.
The definitive manual on Fat Loss. No manual gets into the basics and advanced information on fat loss like this book does, period. It is 150 pages of study, stories, lessons, tips, tricks, and knowledge on what has become (but shouldn’t be) the most complicated process in our society right now.