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.
Yes, you can combine intermittent fasting and keto for weight loss. However, it is important to make sure that it is sustainable in the long term in order for you to get lasting results. Transcript: "Hi there. Thanks for your question. So the question was, can you combine intermittent fasting and keto? Yes. Absolutely, you can, but remember that there's really no magic bullet to combining these two eating patterns or to either one of these eating patterns on their own. The reason why intermittent fasting works for weight loss is because you're limiting, the amount of time you have to eat. And, therefore, most people that for most people, that means that they're limiting the amount of calories that they They take in and the same with keto, you're cutting out basically an entire food group or two and therefore, you're limiting the number of calories that you would otherwise have been eating. Now, combining them can certainly result in weight loss, if that's what you're looking for. But remember that anything you do for weight loss or for General, Health has to be sustainable and combining intermittent fasting with a ketogenic diet. May not be sustainable or easy to sustain for the long term. That's one of the most important things about choosing a way of eating is really, can you see yourself doing it for the foreseeable future because, you know, if you do not then any quote unquote results that you may get with this way of eating, will likely not be sustained once You go back to your, your normal way of eating, or your previous way of eating. I hope this answered your question."
As an expert in nutrition, I'm interested in using any question to help provide accurate nutrition information to those in need. Transcript: "As an expert, I'm interested in using any question because it's my job and basically my life's work to make sure that accurate nutrition information reaches the people who need it. There's so much inaccurate nutrition information out there and so much confusion. And I do what I can to clear that up and that includes being on any question."
Salt is not inherently bad for you, but if you have a lot of it in the form of an ultra-processed diet, then you may need to watch your intake. Transcript: "Hi Liam, thank you for your question. It's salt bad for you. Not inherently what we're finding is that the people who have the highest salt diets are also, the people who eat the most ultra-processed foods, like TV dinners, and just pre-prepared meals and snacks and snack foods, like chips and beef jerky. If you eat a diet most, that's mostly whole or minimally processed food and you add a little bit of salt at the table to your meals. Yes, that's probably not going to have an effect on your health. Either way, salts itself is actually essential for good health and most of us get enough of it from our food. It's when we eat a lot of ultra-processed food that we really tend to get too much of it. Look your diet as a whole. And if you're eating a lot of ultra-processed foods fast foods, you may be getting too much salt. But otherwise, if you have a pretty varied diet with a lot of whole and minimally processed foods and you have something salty every once in a while and you add salt at the table, you're probably fine unless you have a specific Health concern. So to answer your question, salt is an inherently bad for you. But if you have a lot of it, usually, in the form of an ultra process diet, which comes with a lot of other stuff that is likely not good for us, then you may need Need to watch your intake."
Whether a ketogenic diet is healthy and sustainable for the long term depends on the individual's preferences and ability to sustain it. It can be done in a healthier version by including more vegetables and healthy fats such as nuts, fish, olives and olive oil. However, it is important to consider the emotional, social, financial effects of any diet one chooses, as restrictive diets can have impacts in other areas of life. Transcript: "So the question is, is a ketogenic diet healthy and sustainable for the long term in terms of sustainability. I think that just all depends on who you are and what your preferences are and if you personally are able to sustain it, not that many people I know can. But perhaps you are, maybe one of the few who can, if you're a person who really loves card based foods and, you know, doesn't want to feel deprived. You may want to take a second look at the keto diet. As far as the health of the keto diet, there is a way to do a keto diet in healthier version. It's not all bacon and sausage and eggs. Keto diet is 70 to 80% fat. So to do it in a healthy manner, I would recommend that you definitely start every meal with vegetables on your plate and use healthy fats like the ones from nuts fish olives, olive oil, avocado instead of On the typical, you know, High saturated fat foods. But I want to add this to, it's important to not only consider the physical effects of any diet that you choose, but also the emotional ones and the social ones, and the financial ones because it's not only about what we can do for our bodies physically with eating. It's also, how is this eating plan going to Ripple out into the other corners of my life. You know, if you think that being on a keto diet is going to be fine for social health and for your emotional health and your physical health, that's fine. You know, give it a try but often highly restrictive, diets. And Quito is fairly restrictive. They do have impacts in other areas of Our Lives."
I do not recommend the bulletproof diet as it is not based on any science and involves a lot of expensive products. It is just another low calorie diet that tends to be high in saturated fat. Transcript: "Hi there. So what do I think of the bulletproof diet? I think that it is a diet that is completely unnecessary. That it works quote-unquote because like any diet, it ends up being low in calories and again just like any other diet, there's no magic to bulletproof. It just because you're eating so much fat it and buying all these Specialty Products that are super expensive but the fat it it just helps keep you full. For a long time whether or not eating a lot of fat is healthy is is debatable. Especially when it's saturated fat. In my opinion, bulletproof diet is a no-go. I give it a thumbs down because it is not based on any science. It has a ton of expensive products and you know it's just it's not any kind of magic it's just a low calorie diet tends to be high. High in saturated fat."
Eating a small snack with proteins before bed might help you sleep, but there is no evidence that eating sugar specifically helps. Transcript: "So the question is, is sugar before bed helpful for sleep? And as a dietitian of 23 years, I have never heard of this in my life. I mean, I guess if you have low blood sugar, it would be difficult to sleep, and therefore sugar would correct that. But in all other cases, I feel like this is a myth that being said, there's nothing to prevent you from having a bedtime snack, if that's what you enjoy doing. Just make sure that it's rich in proteins, not sugar and that it's small. If there is research that suggests that sugar before, bed helps with sleep, please send it to me because I would love to see it."