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It’s Q&A time! 

What We Talk About: 

  1. What tips do you have for eating out without sabotaging wellness goals? [Submitted by John]
    • I talk about drinks, the bread basket, dessert and my “protein / water / fiber” strategy!
    • Additional links: Metabolic Effect’s Eating Out for Fat Loss, or J.J. Virgin’s Dining Out Guide 
  2. How do you exercise on the road?   [Submitted by John]
    • I share 3 strategies depending on your schedule and goals: the “feet hit the floor” approach, walking as an option, and the “new city, new class” choose your own adventure option
  3. There are a lot of conflicting messages about breakfast. Eat it or skip it? [Submitted by Tonja Z and Jane L]
    • It comes down to these key questions:
      • What are your goals?
      • How do you feel?
      • What works?
  4. Kale and other cruciferous veggies – can they actually be bad for you? [Submitted by Ashley K]
    • While it’s true that cruciferous veggies can be less beneficial for those with thyroid troubles, reports on “the dark side of kale” are often overblown for the rest of the population
    • Tips for reducing any risk of overdoing cruciferous veggies:
      • Cook Your Kale – “The goitrogenic properties of kale become dramatically lessened when kale — or any other cruciferous vegetable — is cooked.” (Other veggies in this category include: broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kohlrabi, mustard, rutabaga, turnips, bok choy and Chinese cabbage. Arugula, horseradish, radish, wasabi and watercress are also cruciferous vegetables.)
      • Eat Seaweed – Kale on its own does not increase the risk of thyroid problems. It’s a combination of factors; including potential iodine deficiency. (One of the most common causes of goiters is iodine deficiency.) Adding seaweed or another iodine rich food to your diet may, in some cases, help you get adequate iodine.
      • Throw a Brazil Nut into Your Smoothie – Selenium can support normal iodine levels which in turn may support a healthy thyroid. A Brazil nut or two in your daily smoothie or as a small snack might help keep selenium levels strong.
      • Rotate Your Greens – Switch up your greens. If you’re going to eat kale one day, choose a non-cruciferous, non-goitrogenic veggie dish next (like cucumber or beets). There are many highly nutritious vegetables that aren’t goitrogenic, including celery, parsley, zucchini, carrots and more. Our bodies need many nutrients, and by eating a variety of vegetables you’ll ensure that you don’t overload on one and skip another. [Referencecommonhealth.wbur.org/…/the-dark-side-of-kale-and-how-to-eat-around-it]

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