Food For Thought

Food For Thought

Sessions are on Wednesdays from noon - 1 pm and are open to anyone. Presentations will be held virtually via TEAMS Live. Log in and enjoy some great informational content on relevant topics in exercise, nutrition, and wellness!


The Weightloss Dilemma: Why you are not losing weight

Date: Wednesday, February 3

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams link to join: The Weightloss Dilemma

Description: Many people try diets to lose weight.  Some succeed, but most do not.  Why do so many people fail at losing weight?  Is it all about calories?  Do macros matter?  Is there a diet that works better than others?  Come learn the truth behind weight loss, and what you can do to be successful.

Presented by: Stacie Ellis is the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who works in Campus Recreation. Stacie is currently a doctoral candidate at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas, studying Nutrition and minoring in Kinesiology. She attended TWU for her Master’s degree in Nutrition, where she completed her thesis on Using Athlete’s Plate for Easy Training/ Weight Management with Dancers. Stacie loves to help individuals reach their full health potential through education and consultations and truly enjoys her role here at UTA.


Mindful Eating: Steps and Strategies

Date: Wednesday, March 3

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams link to join: Mindful Eating

Description: Have you ever put in any thought as to why you eat the way you do.  Do you ever think about where your food comes from or how it makes you feel?  Do you even enjoy your food when you eat it?  All these and more can be summed up in the process of mindful eating.  The lack of mindfulness at the dinner table has led to an increase in food consumption, and unappreciation of our food sources, and even a breakdown in our family and social structures.   Come learn how to practically apply mindful eating in your life. 

Presented by: Stacie Ellis is the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who works in Campus Recreation. Stacie is currently a doctoral candidate at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas, studying Nutrition and minoring in Kinesiology. She attended TWU for her Master’s degree in Nutrition, where she completed her thesis on Using Athlete’s Plate for Easy Training/ Weight Management with Dancers. Stacie loves to help individuals reach their full health potential through education and consultations and truly enjoys her role here at UTA.


Cutting and Gaining

Date: Wednesday, April 7

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams link to join: Cutting and Gaining

Description: The health and fitness world is growing in popularity.  More men and women are aiming to gain more muscle mass and lean out.  Many people do it for the aesthetic appearance, while others have the goal of becoming a physique competitor.  No matter the reason, with an increase of interest in this field, also comes an increase in poor information and unhealthy habits.  Come learn the truth about cutting and gaining.  What does it take to reach these goals, and is it for everyone?  Also learn the pros and cons physically and mentally when reaching such goals.

Presented by: Stacie Ellis is the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who works in Campus Recreation. Stacie is currently a doctoral candidate at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas, studying Nutrition and minoring in Kinesiology. She attended TWU for her Master’s degree in Nutrition, where she completed her thesis on Using Athlete’s Plate for Easy Training/ Weight Management with Dancers. Stacie loves to help individuals reach their full health potential through education and consultations and truly enjoys her role here at UTA.

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