The Nutrition Team’s Reading Recommendations

Sep 16 / CATEGORY: Nutrition

Estimated Read Time: 2 minutes 45 seconds

Looking for a good book to read on the beach, poolside or while hammocking on campus? Check out some of the Nutrition Team’s favorite books that highlight our RecSports Registered Dietitian’s nutrition philosophy.

Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison:

Learn about the history of diet culture and the multiple billion-dollar companies that profit from it. This read exposes the ways diet culture takes over your life by taking away your time, money, health and happiness. Reclaim your body and life by exploring the truth behind diet culture and begin to focus on what truly matters.



What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon:

Uncover the injustices that plus-sized people face due to societal systems and attitudes. In our society being fat leads to a denial of employment, high rates of suicide and poor medical treatment. Help create a shift in the way bodies are seen, talked about and treated – fat and thin.



Food Isn’t Medicine by Joshua Wolrich:

Fight weight stigma and diet culture with this read. Nutrition myths that we often believe without question are disproven with the help of scientific research. Free yourself from the binds of diet culture and create a happy, healthy relationship with yourself and food.



Is Butter a Carb?: Unpicking Fact from Fiction in the World of Nutrition by Rosie Saunt and Helen West:

Take a deep dive into anecdotal and factual evidence behind the food we consume every day. This read highlights the scientific differences between a food allergy and food intolerance as well as how the food that we eat can impact our mood. Additionally, the negative stigma that the diet industry has created towards specific foods is examined.



More Than a Body by Lindsay Kite and Lexie Kite:

In our beauty-obsessed world, our self-worth is dependent upon how we look. Insight from personal experiences and body image research combine to create a plan that allows you to free yourself from the binds of society’s constraints of what beauty is. Learn how to reconnect with your whole, true self and gain powerful advice beyond body positivity in this read.



Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out – and Never Say Diet Again by Rebecca Scritchfield:

Create a healthier and happier life by ridding yourself of shame and treating yourself with compassion. Practice the art of understanding how to love, connect and care for yourself – mentally and physically – with Body Kindness. This read helps you embrace what you have control over with daily steps that help you best.



Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch:

Ever struggle with overeating, lack of willpower or failing yet another diet? You are not the problem, dieting is. Step away from restrictive diets and focus on nourishing your body by following the steps provided in this read on intuitive eating.




Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Lindo Bacon:

Embrace your body shape and size rather than the impossible ideal society projects. This book debunks weight myths that are linked with health. Feel good in your body and learn the importance of choosing how, when and what you want to eat.



If these reads spark an even greater interest in nutrition, book a free 10-minute speed session with Jessie on Zoom. Enjoy reading!


This post was co-written by:

Jessie Furman, MS, RDN, LD/N and Rachel Rosenthal

Jessie is a Registered Dietitian and Assistant Director for Nutrition at University of Florida’s Department of Recreational Sports where she does individual nutrition counseling and coaching with the UF community. Follow her on Instagram for more nutrition tidbits.


Rachel is a 4th-year UF Pre-professional Biology student and Program Assistant with Nutrition Services at the Department of Recreational Sports.