Dr. Plaskos's Rituals: Question and Answer Period

1. What is your go to food/meal for weight loss?

There is no perfect diet food!. It has always been about looking at what stage of life I am in and what my body needs based on the amount of exercise I am doing. With that said, I find eggs (ideally free-range) to be a very balanced and nourishing food due to the lecithin/choline (for great skin and fat metabolism) and sulfer (for healthy detoxification). Eggs pair great with veggies for a quick and healthy meal.

2. What is your favourite exercise to improve fitness?

I always think of exercise in terms of having a balance of strength, flexibility, and endurance. I use the Pilates Reformer as it accomplishes all of these in one session. It also creates awareness to focus on proper breathing. I also incorporate running and yoga each week. The key is to balance sympathetic activity (high intensity exercise) with parasympathetic activity (low intensity exercise). Many people think harder is always better, but we have to include easy exercise to prevent adrenal exhaustion. Weight loss/maintenance occurs much easier when this is balance. 

3. What are your top 3 recommendations to improve skin health?

A. Be smart in the sun and always use sunscreen. 

B. Nourish from within. Your skin tells a story of the lifestyle choices you have made. Skin can be enhanced through proper nutrition, supplementation, and stress reduction. 

C. Moisturize daily. Key ingredients to look for are ceramides, peptides, vitamin C, vitamin E, and retinol. All of which have clinical studies supporting their benefit.

4. What is your number one way to de-stress?

Spending times with your loved ones. Never underestimate the power of going for a walk with a friend.