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.
Cooking does not significantly reduce the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables, but it can make some nutrients more bioavailable. Eating either cooked or raw is beneficial as long as you eat enough of them. Transcript: "How much nutritional value is lost? When you cook raw fruits and vegetables? Not a lot provided, you cook them quickly and in a method that is not submerging them in water but it's not always better to eat raw vegetables. Anyways, cooking does make some nutrients more bioavailable to the body, like peeing. And tomatoes is one example that being said, nine out of ten of us, do not eat enough fruits and vegetables. So, eat them, however, You like whether you cook them or eat them raw, whatever."
Nutrition has changed a lot since 1999, due to advances in science and technology. People are now more aware of the impact nutrition has on overall wellness and there is much more access to information (and unfortunately, misinformation) about nutrition. Transcript: "Oh my God, it's changed so much. I remember we used to be like don't eat more than three eggs a week or you know, fat is is harmful and sugars. Okay, there's so much stuff that has changed even the way that we approach people. I mean, there's so much more cultural competence now than there was and there's still not enough of that, but it's completely different. Different. And you know, I mean science is dynamic and you have to change your practice and keep up with the science as it changes. I think that's one thing that people don't really understand about nutrition is that we seem to change our recommendations quite frequently. But that's because the science has changed. And if our recommendation stayed the same this entire time, that would be problematic to say the least. I think also since 1999, people are realizing more and more. The impact nutrition has an overall wellness and so a lot more people are interested in it. Remember, in 1999, we didn't have the internet and so the access to information and misinformation unfortunately is so much greater. Now, there are so many more people giving nutrition advice and interested in getting nutrition advice. So the whole field has really Blown up in a good way."
Dairy milk is the best answer to the question, but you can use whichever creamer you prefer. Transcript: "I got one answer to that and that is dairy milk. Coffee creamer is generally an edible oil product, dairy, milk is milk, and so there's really no comparison. That being said, if you're not using a ton of creamer, just use the one you like and just move on."
Italian-style tuna in olive oil, canned black beans, canned chickpeas, sticky rice, regular rice, Clif bars, tomatoes, tube of tomato paste, farro, wheat berries, flour, sugar, and other baking supplies. Transcript: "Can't italian-style tuna in olive oil, canned black beans, canned chickpeas, sticky. Rice regular rice Clif bars for my daughter who's a competitive hockey. Goalie can tomatoes tube of tomato, paste, some farro, some wheat berries, all the baking supplies. I need like, flour or sugar, all of that. Those are my pantry Staples."
Mira is a great Peruvian restaurant downtown, Jipang Go has amazing sushi, and Superpoint On Ossington has a delicious Caesar salad with hickory sticks. Transcript: "Great question. One of my favorite new restaurants in Toronto is called Mira. It Is Peruvian food and it's downtown on King Street. It's incredible. I love their Yuca fries for pizza and pasta, I like piano piano. There's two locations and they're amazing for sushi. Jipang go is a tiny hole in the wall and it is the best sushi in the city for just Classic Pizza. Super point. On Ossington is Is incredible and their Caesar salad. Has hickory sticks in it instead of croutons which is genius. Let me know if you need any other Toronto recommendations."
Yes, it's possible to be satisfied with your weight and have an eating disorder. Eating disorders are not always about losing weight and can involve disordered practices to maintain one's weight. If you think you may have an eating disorder, seek help from a professional. Transcript: "I think that it's definitely possible to be satisfied with your weight and have an eating disorder. I don't think all eating disorders, focus on losing weight. You can definitely have disordered practices to maintain your weight disorder thinking about food. If you suspect that you have an eating disorder, please get help from a licensed professional."