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  • Power of the Grain: Smart Carb Choices

    10.04.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Welcome back to the WOW Nutrition Corner with me, Jane, the Redskins team dietician!

    I hope your trip to the grocery store last week was inspiring. I’d love to hear how you met your goals or the challenges you experienced- use the comment box at bottom to share!

    Let's continue our tour through the grocery store by entering one of the most confusing and controversial areas in the world of nutrition; carbs. I get more questions, including those from Redskins Players, about this topic than anything else - probably because mixed messages regarding this important macronutrient are ... Read More

  • Smart Food Choices Start at the Store

    09.27.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Welcome back to the WOW Nutrition Corner ladies! This is our second installment from the Washington Redskins Team Dietitian, Jane Jakubczak. In case you missed it, Click Here to see Jane's first post. Enjoy!

    Whether your dietary goals include losing weight, enhancing athletic performance, increasing energy level or recovering from illness, a smart nutrition plan starts with the foods you choose in the grocery store.

    I tell my clients, including the Redskins players, the foundation of one’s nutrition plan is built inside the grocery store. I’ve taken groups of Rookies on shopping tours for a ... Read More

  • How to Amp Up Your Workout!

    09.27.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    WOW's Weekly Fitness Tip: Interval Training

    Tired of endlessly pounding away during your regular cardio session? Turn up the heat with interval training! Becky Johnson, a personal trainer at Gold’s Gym in Ashburn, Virginia, is contributing this week's fitness tip on interval training - mixing up high intensity bursts of training with lower intensity intervals of active recovery.

    It's a quick way to get fit, lose fat, and amp up your metabolism. Enjoy!

    What is interval training?

    Interval training is a method where you increase and decrease the intensity of your workout, switching between aerobic ... Read More

  • Meet the Redskins Team Nutritionist!

    09.21.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Welcome to the WOW Nutrition Corner; your go-to spot for reliable, practical and delicious nutrition information guaranteed to make the Women of Washington Redskins the best fueled fans in the NFL!

    I’d like to begin by introducing myself. My name is Jane Jakubczak and I am enjoying my 5th season as the Washington Redskins Team Dietitian. My responsibility is to teach, guide and support the players in making the most performance enhancing food choices, body comp supporting portion size selections and optimizing food timing for superior recovery.

    These same 3 nutrition principles apply to all of our lives whether ... Read More

  • Nutrition Tip #1 – Sugar and Your Metabolism

    09.19.2011 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Certified personal trainer and nutritionist for Gold's Gym, Beth Webster (NASM-CPT, IBNFC-NC), answers this week nutrition question on sugar and metabolism.

    Question: How does sugar affect metabolism?

    Answer: Sugar has been vilified by the popular press, but moderate amounts will not hurt any healthy person. In fact, the right amounts and kinds of "sugar" can be a positive contributor to the training-induced results of athletes and exercisers. But remember, too much of anything can be bad for you.

    Sugar is only guilty by its association with many people's uncontrollable addictions to sweetness. Sugar is found in many popular ... Read More

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