Eat a big lunch and you may find yourself nodding off in the afternoon. But it doesn’t need to be that way, according to health expert who appeared on Good Day Sacramento. Registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RD, FACSM, FAND says consuming a fiber-rich diet may help you maintain your energy throughout the day. We were thrilled when she suggested Regular Girl, formulated with our Sunfiber, as an easy way to boost your fiber intake. Sunfiber’s soluble fiber is a perfect fit for Stoler’s “slow and low’, energy-boosting eating plan.
Stoler, author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes, explained that our energy level is only partially influence 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, a soluble, prebiotic fiber blend made with Sunfiber. “What’s cool is that it also has probiotics which helps with your immune system.” Regular Girl contains eight billion CFU of Bifidobacterium lactis. Sunfiber also works as a prebiotic, helping to nourish your intestinal flora. “That’s really a cool product,” said Stoler.