Registered Dietitian since 1999, Abby Langer has a passion for all aspects of nutrition. She has won awards for her teaching and has served on her regulatory college’s council. Abby focuses on body respect and intuitive-style eating, and works with brands aligned with her nutrition philosophy. She has extensive experience in media and a dedicated, engaged following. When not working, Abby loves running, discovering new foods, and spending time with her family.
When choosing a probiotic, consider what you need it for, the bacterial strain, dosage and make sure that it is formulated to bypass the stomach and reach the intestine. Avoid probiotic chocolate or chips as they are not the best option. Transcript: "The question is, what should be considered when choosing a probiotic? The first thing to consider is what exactly you need? The probiotic for probiotics, can be helpful in certain situations like IBS or drug-induced diarrhea, but for most healthy people, probiotics don't have a limited efficacy. If you choose a probiotic, make sure that you're choosing the appropriate bacterial strain, Aim for what you're using it for, and you can find that information online. You also want to check the dosage cfus, colony-forming units, to make sure that it is high enough. And you also want to make sure that the probiotic is formulated in a way that it can bypass the acidic environment of the stomach, and get to the intestine, where it does its work. So, in that case, probiotic, chocolate and probiotic tortilla chips, or Really not your best bet, go for the real stuff."
It's important to consider how you feel after two meals a day versus three to five meals a day. All things considered, both are viable options, but it also depends on your goals (weight loss/muscle gain). If you find yourself overeating with two meals a day, then it may be worth considering spreading out your food intake to three to five meals a day or three meals and two snacks. Transcript: "Hey Ryan. So this is a great question. One thing that I would always ask if someone wants to make the decision between three, to five meals and two meals. A day is, how are you feeling later on in the day? You know, if you're having if you're skipping breakfast, for example, are you feeling like you really want to binge at night that may indicate that you're not getting enough food with those two two meals a day and that you need something like breakfast in the beginning of the day three to five meals a day certainly. Lee ensures that you have the volume of food needed to get all the nutrients that you require. However, you can do that in two meals a day as well. You just need to make sure that all of your meals are quality that they're built around protein and vegetables, and that you're not eating. A lot of ultra-processed food, people are all different. So some people do really well with two meals a day and some don't It's just depending on how those two meals make you feel versus the three to five meals, both are very viable options, but it also depends on your goals that you trying to lose weight. Are you trying to gain muscle? So it that that's a factor as well. I would say that if you're wanting to lose weight 2 meals a day, will probably help you cut calories as intermittent fasting does, but it's not Superior to three to five meals a day if you're able Well, to cut calories a little bit in those meals as well. Some people just find it easier to fast and have two meals a day. That being said, if you find yourself overeating at those two meals a day, then you may want to spread them out to three to five meals a day or three meals and two snacks."
Clean eating is eating foods that are not processed. The best way to have a clean diet is to allow yourself to have all types of food and focus on eating more Whole Foods and minimally processed foods as much as you can, while still including some of the other foods in your diet. Transcript: "Hi there. So about clean eating. Now there is no real official definition to the words clean eating. So I'm assuming that you mean eating foods that are not highly processed. I think the best way to have a diet that's mostly minimally processed, or unprocessed food is to allow yourself to have all foods and And to ensure that you choose the minimally processed or Whole Foods more often, but knowing that the other foods are not off limits. Because the moment that you make those Foods off-limits, you're probably going to want them more and plus who wants to eat just Whole Foods all the time. You need some birthday cake, every once in a while, right? Remember that a healthy diet has a variety of foods. It's not just one type of food or one type of eating. It's also our relationship too. Towards food and eating. So cultivating, a diet that we feel sort of the same way about all foods that all food is fine, all foods, fit, and just trying to eat more Whole Foods and minimally processed foods as much as possible. But including some of the other Foods in there is the best way, I believe to ensure that you have a diet that's varied and healthy."
Drinking 1.5 liters of water at once should not lead to water intoxication. It is extremely rare for someone to drink that much water at one time, and even if they do, it usually takes 3-4 liters to have any sort of detrimental effect. The best way to stay hydrated is to drink adequate fluids throughout the day. Transcript: "So the question is, if you drink one and a half litres of water at one time, will it lead to water intoxication really. It shouldn't. I mean, you might feel full but nothing bad really should happen to you. If you're healthy person, it takes more like 3 or 4 liters at one time to have any sort of detrimental effect. Although there was one incident of someone having water intoxication. After drinking what? Almost too. L at one time, that being said, there's no real benefit to chugging a liter and a half of water at one time, I know there's a lot of diets out there that tell people to drink a gallon of water a day, but over hydrating yourself just leads to more peeing. It's not doesn't help with health drinking, adequate fluids does. But over-hydration, it's just you're just going to be in the bathroom all day. In case you're foggy on what water intoxication is. It is the dilution of electrolytes in the blood which can lead to arrhythmias be extremely, extremely dangerous. It's also, pretty rare for somebody to drink that much water at one time, unless they're taking drugs like ecstasy, for example, I hope this answered your question."
Eating around menopause should involve getting enough protein, fiber, good fats, and limiting added sugars and alcohol. Magnesium may help with sleeping problems. Transcript: "As we approach menopause protein intake becomes extremely important in order to maintain muscle mass and satiety. You also want to look at your intake of added sugars and alcohol. And keep those, at a minimum. Lots of fiber, mostly from plants, and from whole grains to keep you regular and feed your microbiome, and plenty of good fats from nuts, and seeds and fish. Eating around menopause is not really any different from how you would eat before menopause. But it's important to focus on these nutrients in order to keep yourself healthy, happy, regular. And all of that, I also want to add that magnesium may be helpful if you're having trouble sleeping."
Chia pudding, stuffed dates with peanut butter, Greek yogurt and granola with fruit, Midday Squares, and X Bars are some healthy but delicious desserts that are a better option than 41. Transcript: "Hi Ryan. I think that thinking of foods as good or bad can really have a negative effect on our relationship with food and our mindset. However, if you want some desserts, that are a little bit more nutritious than 41, I would say, chia pudding is an awesome option with Chia and coconut milk or even dairy milk. I also like dates stuffed with, peanut butter, those big medjool dates, those are an awesome. Dessert, some Greek yogurt, and granola and fruit. As far as products go, I like the product midday squares which are chocolatey and delicious. My favorite is the fudge ones. You can get them online or I think they sell them at Whole Foods. I also like our X bar is banana, chocolate chip are my favorite and those are some like healthy nourishing desserts."