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Living Skinny in Fat Genes: An Interview with Dr. Felicia Stoler

By Joanne Sgro HERWriter
Dr. Felicia Stoler: Interview on Living Skinny in Fat Genes Homydesign/PhotoSpin

Like many of us, nutrition expert Dr. Felicia Stoler had tried various diets in her early twenties. But through proper nutrition, she gained knowledge and lost weight.

She has catalogued her frustrations and triumphs in her book “Living Skinny in Fat Genes”. Stoler said, “When people change their eating habits they feel better.”

In an interview, Dr. Felicia Stoler highlighted some very important foods that should not be overlooked and should be included in one’s diet. “Avocados are amazing superfoods. Blueberries as a fruit contain phyto-nutrients with health benefits and Greek yogurt is a superfood.”

She asserted that what you eat has a lot to with how you feel each day, both physically and emotionally. “Better food choices translate into having more energy and being more alert. When you eat better you feel better about yourself.”

There is no carb-free, sugar-free bandwagon for Dr. Stoler. She believes in the old school food pyramid which highlights more plant-based foods. And she emphasizes the importance of fiber, fiber, fiber!

She warns consumers to be wary of whole grain nutrition claims, and says, “Whole grains is a deceptive term. We do not have a requirement that can quantify grams of fiber in relation to just whole grains. It is merely a marketing endeavor.”

Lately, her health major player in her diet is Malaysian palm fruit oil. She had the opportunity to attend a conference in Asia which touted all of the latest research of this so-called superfood. She said that the beneficial ingredient is the tocotrienols present in the oil.

According to PalmFruitOil.com, “The tocotrienols present in palm fruit oil have been reported in scientific literature to prevent cardiovascular diseases, lower the serum cholesterol level, decrease platelet aggregation, inhibit the growth of certain types of cancer cells, protect the skin against UV radiation and offer some protection to nerve cells."

She likes to replace other oils and ingredients with palm fruit oil to add a milder flavor and more nutrients.

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.

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