You can learn a lot from watching television. The Walking Dead prepares you for the zombie apocalypse. The Big Bang Theory increases your theoretical physics know-how. And lifestyle shows, such as Good Day Sacramento, generally offer more practical advice. We were elated when an acclaimed health expert and author included Regular Girl in her energy-boosting recommendations when she appeared on this local CBS show. Registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RD, FACSM, FAND says following a slow-and-low diet can help maintain your energy, and support your overall health. She knows that our soluble fiber/prebiotic blend lowers food’s glycemic index which keeps you in-tune and energized.
Stoler, author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes, explained that our energy level is only partially influenced by genetics. “The rest is really about the choices we make. It’s about personal responsibility,” she said. “Whether it be our physical activity, our food or our beverages … we choose these. Our genes don’t.” The host wholeheartedly agreed, acknowledging that we all occasionally overindulge on sweets and feel terrible. Of course, that feeling may only last until we spot that salted caramel cookie sale.
Stoler suggested going slow and low, when it comes to food choices, to help keep your health in balance. “You want low-glycemic foods in your diet. Foods that have fiber,” she explained. “They help to slow the absorption of sugar and carbohydrates.” Low-glycemic foods are slowly digested, and don’t cause blood sugar spikes like high-glycemic foods, such as white bread and pretzels.
Consuming a fiber-rich diet helps control your blood sugar levels which helps maintain your energy. “But, the average American diet doesn’t have enough fiber,” shared Stoler, who encouraged people to consume more whole grains, beans and vegetables. “If you don’t get enough fiber in your diet, consider taking a fiber supplement,” she added, and pointed to Regular Girl, our soluble, prebiotic fiber blend, “What’s cool is that it also has probiotics which helps with your immune system.” Regular Girl contains eight billion CFU of Bifidobacterium lactis. Our soluble fiber also works as a prebiotic, helping to nourish your intestinal flora. “That’s really a cool product,” said Stoler.