RecSports Blog: Nutrition

  Mar 19   Nutrition

Jessie the Dietitian: Does My Body Need a Detox?

Spring is nearly here and with that comes a plethora of marketing pitches encouraging spring cleaning, organizing and simplifying one’s life. With Marie Kondo in your ear asking if that item truly “sparks joy”, sales ads and social media ‘influencers’ will encourage you to make it a self-care spring clean of your body and your t-shirt drawer.“Try my miracle 3-day cleansing […]

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  Feb 20   Nutrition

March Through Nutrition Month with Jessie the Dietitian

Who is RecSports’ Jessie the Dietitian?Halloween 2016 is a sweet day in my life story:  Day One as the UF RecSports Coordinator of Nutrition. I was hired to create Nutrition Services at RecSports and promote nutrition health and wellness to the UF community. To get here, I didn’t take a direct route into nutrition. At. All. Instead, I took a meandering, melodious route […]

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  Jan 23   News, Nutrition

Jessie the Dietitian: The Ketogenic Diet

Undoubtedly, you have heard about the ketogenic diet, or "keto." Keto is frequently billed as a euphoric diet that allows all the fat one wants to eat while also losing all the fat. Well known in the neuro-medicine community as a treatment for intractable epilepsy since the 1920s, its popularity has shot up recently after a few celebrities experienced weight loss on the […]

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  Dec 19   Nutrition

New Year, New Diet?

Thinking about a quick diet to get you on track for health and wellness this New Year? The most popular resolutions every January 1st include: Eat healthier, Get fit, and Lose weight. It all seems so easy. Simply follow this meal plan and voilà, a leaner, slimmer you in 30 days!Unfortunately, quick results may come at a cost.  Prepare for increased cravings, more thoughts […]

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  Sep 20   Fitness, Intramural Sports, News, Nutrition, Outdoors

10 Things You Never Knew About RecSports

1. You can see our hourly facility counts on our websiteWant to know how crowded the gym is before you head here? We now update hourly head counts of the basketball courts, weight room and other parts of our facilities to our website. 2. You can choose from 160 Group Fitness classes a weekFrom six forms of yoga to 45 sessions of cycle to boot camp six days a week, […]

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  Dec 8   Fitness, Nutrition

Your RecSports’ Guide to Holiday Fitness

Want to keep up with your workouts over the holidays? Our Strength and Conditioning graduate assistants, Megan Engel and Hannah Hutchison, gave me some tips on what you can do during Winter Break!Opt for calisthenics exercises“Calisthenics is the easiest way to keep moving,” Megan told me. “Calisthenics is basically functional training, meaning you don’t use weights. […]

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  Feb 24   News, Nutrition

New RecSports Dietitian offers nutrition services and redefines ‘dieting’

She grows her own garden, loves to buy local and harvests veggies for her pet rabbit. My friend Jessie Furman, UF RecSports’ new Registered Dietitian, turns wholesome eating into a lifestyle philosophy.“I’m an anti-diet dietitian,” Jessie told me. “My approach is to educate you on nutrition and then we establish the goals you want to reach. We come up with a lifestyle for […]

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