I recently bought Lyle McDonald’s monumental book, called simply and aptly The Women’s Book (although the full title is The Women’s Book: A Guide to Nutrition, Fat Loss, and Muscle Gain), and it’s the single most comprehensive book I’ve ever read on the topic of nutrition for women (and as I outline in my article, on professional development, I’ve read a lot of books — about 70–80 per year).

And although I have 28 pages of notes that I took from that book, in this article, I’ll summarize the most interesting and actionable points.



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Igor Klibanov

Igor Klibanov is the author 7 books on exercise and nutrition, including 2 bestsellers. Read more of his articles at