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How to get rid of belly fat: Woman reveals the diet plan she followed to lose two stone – Express

Posted: October 11, 2019 at 10:49 am

Sharing her before and after transformation images to Reddit, the woman was ecstatic to reveal she had lost 30 lbs (two stone and two pounds). The poster, known as meowitsmichelle said she wasn't completely done with her weight loss journey. She revealed she lost the weight by a change in her diet. There was one particular diet the poster used to help her shed the weight - the keto diet.

Responding to questions about her diet on a Reddit thread celebrating people who have lost weight following the keto diet, meowitsmichelle wrote: My biggest change has just been how I look at food.

"Every meal was pasta, bread, rice and then multiple times a week washing it all down with 4-8 Coronas.

"Not to say Ive stopped drinking, but have switched to the Claws lol."

White Claw is a brand of low calorie alcoholic drink that has become popular in the USA in recent months.

It is not yet available to buy in the UK, but comes in six different flavours in America.

The Reddit poster explained she hadn't finished on her weight loss journey, and explained: "My ultimate goal was to be under 160 but once I hit that I changed it to be around 140."

The Keto diet has become wildly popular in recent times, and many people - celebrities and normal people alike - with many sharing their tips and tricks.

One of those celebs is Jonathan Ross, who followed the keto diet to lose two stone.

Speaking in 2015, Ross said he cut out sugar and carbs in a bid to slim down. He said: My wife wanted to go on an eating plan so you can actually maintain it, but also really enjoy food."

Rather than paying an expensive nutritionist, Ross revealed he surfed the internet for diet inspiration.

It was then he discovered the keto diet - popular with many weight loss devotees online.

He said: A lot of them [Reddit users] were talking about a diet called Keto. It's a bit like Atkins but more scientific.

It's mostly meat and fish, lots of egg and cheese. You have a lot of cauliflower. There is a lot of work involved so I watch them working quite hard in the kitchen and eat everything they've made."

What exactly can you eat on the keto plan?What macros should followers aim for?

Rafael Rozenson, nutritional expert and founder of, said: "For those wanting to lose weight, you may want to start your ratio at 40 per cent carbs, 40 per cent protein and 20 per cent fat.

The expert added if weight loss is your main goal, it is important that you eat fewer calories than your maintenance calories intake.

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Diet could improve depression symptoms in three weeks, study finds – The Age

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It can take antidepressants up to six weeks to kick in, but findings of one small study indicate improving diet can help to alleviate symptoms of depression in as little as three weeks.

The randomised controlled study, published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday, followed 76 Australian adults aged between 17 and 35 with moderate-to-severe depression symptoms and a diet high in processed foods and sugar.

A healthy diet can improve symptoms of depression in three weeks, researchers find.Credit:Getty

The participants were split into two groups; one remained on their regular diet while the second was given meal ideas, a shopping list and tips on how to deal with challenges such as the cost of some fresh foods, or time pressure, and instructed to eat a Mediterranean-style diet and to limit junk foods.

This meant aiming to increase intake of vegetables, fruit, wholegrains, protein (lean meat, poultry, eggs, tofu, legumes), unsweetened dairy, fish, nuts and seeds, olive oil and spices known for their neurological benefits (turmeric and cinnamon). The intervention lasted three weeks.

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Do You Prefer Diet + Fitness Fads Over the Tried-and-True? – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

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When it comes to your diet and exercise habits, are you an anti-dieter or hard-core ketoer? Do you walk (sometimes) or are you a HIIT aficionado? A new Cleveland Clinic and Parade magazine survey offers some fascinating insights into how Americans are managing their health.

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When it comes to fads whether diet or exercise you need to know that some can improve your health while others dont deserve your time. There can be a lot of false health claims out there, so its important to ask where that information or advice is coming from, says functional medicine expert Mark Hyman, MD.

Watch this video to see where your habits fall vs. those Americans surveyed.

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Ryan Culberson Shares the Keto Diet Breakfast Helping Him Maintain His Weight Loss – Bravo

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There are people who think the Keto Diet is "kind of dumb," but Ryan Culberson is decidedly not one of those folks. After he and wife Briana lost a combined 112 pounds on the high-fat, low-carb eating plan, they're sticking to it. The couple has been eating Keto-friendly meals morning, noon, and night, and Ryan often uses his Instagram feed to offer recipe suggestions for every time of the day.

In his latest foodie post, The Real Housewives of Orange Countyson-in-law shared a photo of his breakfast. Clearly enjoying his plate of fried eggs, bacon, and avocado spread, Ryan wrote: "Feels so good to be back home." He was also sipping a mug of coffee that advertised caffeine, fat, and ketones.

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Did 420000-Year-Old Humans Plan Their Diets and Store Food? – Ancient Origins

Posted: October 11, 2019 at 10:49 am

Israeli scientists have found evidence that early humans thought ahead and stored fat and marrow laden animals bones for rainy days.

According to a new study published in Science Advances the early humans who populated the Qesem cave near Tel Aviv in Israel, between 200,000 and 420,000 years ago, anticipated their future needs through dietary planning, and the paper is making headlines because previously early humans had not been thought capable of such dietary foresight.

The researchers first identified cut marks on most of the surfaces of the animal bones recovered from Qesem cave and they were found to be consistent with what the paper calls preservation and delayed consumption. It would appear early humans carefully removed the skins from dried bones which had been stored longer, and of the sample set of more than 80,000 animal bones, the researchers noted cut marks on 78% of the specimens analyzed.

Examples of cut marks associated to disarticulation and/or skinning on deer metapodials from Amudian and Yabrudian levels of Qesem Cave. (Image: Ruth Blasco/ Science Advances )

The study shows that inhabitants of the cave selected body parts of hunted animal carcasses likefallow deer, and that their limbs and skulls were taken to the cave while the remainder of the carcasses were stripped of meat and fat and abandoned at the hunting scenes, according to Professor Jordi Rosell from the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES), reported in the Independent.

Professor Ran Barkai from Tel Aviv University in Israel says bone marrow is high in nutrition and as such was long featured in the prehistoric diet , but until now, all evidence had pointed towards immediate consumption of marrow at the kill site . But the deer leg bones were found to have unique chopping marks on the shafts which is not caused when stripping fresh skin to fracture bones for the extraction of marrow, he said.

Skinning in combination with tendon removal requires a specific use of the tool with an inclination almost parallel to the bone. (Image: Maite Arilla / Science Advances )

In the paper the researchers say that hunter-gatherer food storage was a risk-reducing mechanism offsetting resource scarcity and it is typically seen as evidence of intensified subsistence activities. Having recreated the caves environmental conditions the researchers determined that any stored bone marrow would have remained nutritious for up to nine weeks after the animals had been killed.

The storing of grease and marrow for delayed consumption has been documented among ethnographic groups such as in the Nunamiut Eskimo communities where bones are stored over the winter and processed in large batches. The Loucheux people also process the bones secondarily and with a slight delay, and both groups store it inside the stomach of caribou which they claim keeps the foods edible for 2 or 3 years.

Breaking into the bones to reach the marrow. (Image: Maite Arilla / Science Advances )

In 2017, Dr J. D.Speth published a paper looking at the consumption ofputrid meat and fish in the Eurasian middle and upper paleolithic and he argued that arctic and subarctic peoples consumption of fermented and deliberately rotted meat was a desirable and nutritionally important component of human diets, and not solely as starvation food. While it is clear ancient processed foods had dietary benefits the paper says the fats must have tasted and smelled rancid.

However, before we jump back to the old paradigm that early humans were dumb and just ate whatever was in front of them whether fresh or crawling with maggots, the researchers say they found it difficult to know if rancidity in meat impaired the consumption of aged marrow, or not. This might sound peculiar to many readers who frequent western restaurants but will make perfect sense to anyone living in Iceland, for example.

Some traditional Icelandic food (plate to the left: Hangikjt, Hrtspungar, Lifrarpylsa, Blmr, Hkarl, Svi. plate to the right: Rgbrau, Flatbrau) ( CC BY-SA 3.0 )

Hkarlis a national dish of Iceland and as a orramatur, a selection oftraditional Icelandic foodserved at the midwinter festival orrablt, it is afermented orrottenGreenland sharkcured with a traditionalfermentationprocess by being hung up to dry for four to five months. Only after a strongammonia-smell develops and enhances the fishy taste is it cut down and served.

In 2008 I ventured to Iceland and was presented with Hkarl in a business environment in which I couldnt make excuses and avoid eating it. I took a cube in my almost shaking hand and immediately though that it smelled of cleaning products and I gagged on the smell of the high ammonia content. After the locals laughed, they advised me to pinch my nose and I did so, but even then I have to agree with the late television chef Anthony Bourdain who told the Wall Street Journal fermented shark was the single worst, most disgusting and terrible tasting thing he had ever eaten.

But the point is, Icelanders love rancid fish meats and so too might early humans living in the Qesem cave near Tel Aviv have loved a mouthful of heaving, rotting deer bone.

Top image: Early Human diet: Marrow inside a metapodial bone after six weeks of storage. Source Dr. Ruth Blasco/ AFTAU

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Study: Sewage can reveal your income, medications, diet, and more – Fast Company

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Cities are rich with information. Look closely, be it through street cameras, our phone GPS, or our grocery bills, and you can see patterns in how we live. But new research from the University of Queensland and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research has found a rich source of information beneath the surface of the cityspecifically in the sewers.

Their findings show that our wastewater can reveal a lot about the way we live, revealing details about our diets, drug use, and even our propensity for artificial sweeteners. Combined with demographic data, our waste can reveal large-scale insights about income, health, and more. In many ways, underground waste is a direct reflection of life above.

The paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, analyzed the contents from 22 different wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), spread across six states and territories inside Australia. That represented a huge sample size of roughly 21% of the entire population of Australia. Using some pretty clever methodologies, the scientists actually lined up their localized waste samples with the exact timing and location of the 2016 Australian census.

In other words, while the government was collecting demographic data from populations across the country, the researchers were freezing and analyzing their poop.

They were ultimately able to measure 42 specific biomarkers in our waste that could signal highly specific information, like our intake of fiber and citrus, or use of extremely particular painkillers.

Much of what they found was a link between income level and both diet and drug use. People in wealthy areas appeared to eat healthier and use fewer opioids, illicit drugs, and tobacco products than people in areas with lower incomes. Surprisingly, income correlated with more alcohol and coffee consumption. Regarding coffee, researchers point to the intelligentsia institution that coffee has become, in which this choice of beverage is actually a statement about ones self. You could easily say the same thing about wine, whiskey, or craft beer, tooall of which are tasty, and culturally prized delivery systems for a chemically identical ethanol buzz.

One of the most surprising findings had to do with antidepressants. Like other drugs, people with more economic advantages used fewer antidepressants. (As the researchers put it: We considered antidepressants as a proxy for psychological distress.) That was all expected. However, the types of antidepressants people took correlated with lifestyles. Laborers took more desvenlafaxine. People who lived alone or were divorced took more citalopram. Amitriptyline was associated with education and higher degrees. Exactly why is unclear, but looking into the medical description for desvenlafaxine, you see its an antidepressant that also treats painful physical symptoms. It seems reasonable that laborers are in more pain, and so their doctors prescribe a double-duty antidepressant painkiller.

In any case, the individual discoveries of the study are really intended to prove a larger point: that our sewage clearly has the capacity to reveal an incredible amount about us on the urban scale. It literally conveys the substances people ingest in certain areas, and by proxy the greater health of socioeconomic groups living inside a city. Our wastewater is a portrait of our stressors, our indulgences, and our good and bad habits. Perhaps its worth cities taking a more continuous look.

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Researchers Find Dietary Changes That Help Treat Irritable Bowel Disease – D-brief – Discover Magazine

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In recent years, researchers have pinpointed a group of compounds called FODMAPs that are common trigger foods for people with irritable bowel syndrome.

But it wasnt immediately clear whether eliminating these foods could also help people with more serious conditions like Crohns disease or ulcerative colitis or if it might actually hurt their already-sensitive guts. Now, a new report in the journal Gastroenterology suggests a diet low in FODMAPs can help relieve symptoms for the full range of irritable bowels even those with Crohns.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a broad diagnosis thats applied to people with recurring diarrhea, constipation, bloating and/or abdominal pains. In recent years, researchers have been learning how and when these symptoms can be triggered by foods specifically, by certain carbohydrates that ferment in the gut. These carbs include fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols FODMAPs for short and they can be found in a wide range of foods like onions, wheat, apples and artichokes.

Irritable Bowel Disease, or IBD, on the other hand, is the name for Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis. These are conditions that involve serious inflammation in the gut and are linked to an inappropriate immune response by the body to its own gut microbes caused possibly by genetics. Worst of all, 35 percent of people that have their IBD well treated still experience IBS-like symptoms. Thats pretty crappy.

And since a diet low in FODMAPs is known to mess with the gut microbial community, which can make inflammation worse, clinicians and researchers were hesitant to prescribe it for those with IBD.

In the new study, researchers from Kings College London put the low FODMAP diet to the test in IBD patients to see if it would relieve their symptoms, hurt their microbiome or make their condition worse.

They prescribed over 50 IBD patients either a low FODMAP diet though they didnt call it that; they just gave them detailed instructions or a sham diet that had equally complicated rules but had whats considered an average amount of FODMAPs for an average eater.

Though the diet wasnt a cure-all for everyone, the majorityof people did see a big reduction in their gut symptoms.

When the researchers examined their gut microbes, they foundthat although the low FODMAP diet reduced the numbers of certain bacteriaspecies, the overall diversity remained the same. Best of all, the diet didntmake their IBD any worse, and had no impact on the inflammation in their guts.

We feel quite comfortable that its OK to use the low FODMAP diet in this group, says Kevin Whelan, senior author of the study and a dietician at Kings College London.

One of the keys to the low FODMAP diet is that it has multiple phases. During the first phase, you cut out every single food that contains high levels of any of the FODMAPs. Its a long list, so it takes some serious effort and its not a very diverse diet. Its not meant to be followed forever.

The highly restrictive phase is to test whether cutting outFODMAPs at all will relieve symptoms. If it does, the second phase is toreintroduce individual foods, one by one, to see which ones are symptom triggers and which ones can be safely eaten.

The final phase is the actual long-term solution: maintaining a new diet that avoids trigger foods but is diverse in other food choices.

The trial we just published is only about the first phase, to show that cutting these things out will help your symptoms, says Whelan. In real life, what we did was after that we then counseled patients to reintroduce and re-challenge them to find out which ones they were sensitive to.

This [study] is kind of a proof of principle showing that, really, these sorts of fermentable carbohydrates are obviously responsible for some of the symptoms, and if you cut them out, people feel better.

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This Is Your Body On The Keto Diet – HuffPost

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The ketogenic diet isnt new. But over the past few years, it has emerged as one of the most popular and polarizing ways to lose weight.

The eating plan has many people slashing their carb intake and loading up on healthy fats in an effort to reach the holy grail of the keto diet: ketosis, or the metabolic state in which the body starts burning its own fat for fuel.

Here are the basics of how things go down when youre on keto: Your bodys cells typically get their energy from carbohydrates. But when youre on keto, what youre really doing is starving your body of carbohydrates so it needs to go to the next energy source, which is fat, explained Rabia De Latour, a gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at New York Universitys Langone Health. Your body then burns that fat.

The diet doesnt restrict you in terms of calories or the amount of food you eat. Instead, its all about what you eat. Most keto plans include lots of seafood, red meat, poultry, cheese, low-carb vegetables (sorry carrot and corn fans), eggs, plain yogurt and fats (hello, avocado). Youre instructed to avoid foods with sugar and carbs, like many fruits, grains and legumes.

Because of this, people who try keto can experience a range of side effects and symptoms as their bodies adapt to the low-carb, high-fat style of eating. Here are some of them:

You feel like you have the flu

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When you first start the keto diet, your body has to go through a lot of adjustments to hit ketosis. During that time, many people report feeling as though theyve come down with the flu and experience flu-like symptoms like a headache, brain fog, nausea and lethargy, according to Priya Khorana, a doctor of nutrition education and exercise physiologist.

The key is to stay hydrated and replenish your salt intake, Khorana said. The good news is the keto flu doesnt last the entire time youre following keto, and these symptoms should clear up within a few days.

You crave carbs

If youre used to eating a ton of carbs, youre going to crave them when theyre off-limits.

Logically speaking, if someone tells you you cant have carbohydrates for a week, youre going to crave them initially, De Latour said. On top of that, your bodys cells will want what theyre accustomed to using for energy.

However, once you hit ketosis and your body gets used to the diet, your cravings for starchy, sugary foods will likely subside. (But this is also a good time to remind you that carbs are not necessarily an enemy and you do generally need some in your diet in order to function optimally. Even on keto, you will eat some carbs.)

You may feel less hungry

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Youd expect to feel hungrier on any diet, but the opposites typically true with keto. This is essentially because youre not limiting the amount of food youre eating, just the types.

De Latour said that protein and fat make you feel more satiated sooner and longer because it takes the stomach more time to digest these types of foods. Carbs, on the other hand, are broken down quickly, causing you to feel hungry again soon after eating them.

Youll likely experience fat loss

If youre following keto strictly where your diet is 75% fat, 20% protein and 5% carbs you will likely see a loss in body fat (and a lower number on the scale).

A small decrease in fat mass in the short term has been found in research studies of individuals eating a ketogenic diet. But, in real life, it is difficult to maintain a ketogenic diet, composed of 70-75% fat, said Ania Jastreboff, an endocrinologist at Yale Medicine.

Most experts agree that its not safe to follow this plan in the long run and dont recommend trying to do so. Plus, theres little research on the long-term effects, such as if the fat loss will continue or if it will dissipate the longer you try to stick with the restrictive diet.

You pee a lot

When your bodys in ketosis, the kidneys churn out more sodium and fluids, which causes the bladder to fill up. Expect to pee a lot.

As your body burns through the stored glucose in your liver and muscles within the first day or two of starting a ketogenic diet, youll be releasing a lot of water in the process, Khorana said.

When you urinate frequently, you lose a lot of electrolytes and minerals. This can lead to dehydration and cramping, so its crucial to chug lots of water and stay hydrated.

You get backed up

Many people also become constipated on the keto diet. Whenever you lose fluids, you run the risk of becoming constipated, according to De Latour.

Your colons main job is to regulate fluid within the body, so if your body is dehydrated, the colons going to slurp up more water from stool and then you have hard [infrequent] stools, De Latour said.

To combat this, drink lots of water and try to increase your fiber intake (think avocados, chia seeds, collard greens, and nuts like pecans and almonds).

Your energy will dip and then potentially soar

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When you first start the diet, your energy levels will likely plummet.

But, like many of the other side effects, your body should bounce back and your energy should eventually climb back up. Youre still energizing your body, its just a different type of energy that takes some getting used to, De Latour said. Some keto followers claim they experience more focus and energy once their bodies adjust to ketosis.

Every body is unique and responds differently to various diets, Jastreboff pointed out. You may experience all of these symptoms or none at all.

Theres no perfect eating plan thats one-size-fits-all. Check in with a doctor before you drastically overhaul your diet. If you end up trying the keto diet and dont like the way it makes you feel, talk to your doctor as well, as theyll be able to recommend an eating plan that works best for your body.

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How to live longer: Best diet to boost your life expectancy – what to eat – Express

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Living a long and fulfilling life requires people to make conscious decisions along the way that will reduce their risk of developing life-threatening complications. One of the biggest threats to longevity is cardiovascular disease - one of the leading causes of death and disability in the UK. Fortunately, following a healthy diet can help to ward off the threat. Growing evidence suggests a plant-based diet can boost heart health.

This is the verdict of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. "While you don't have to give up foods derived from animals completely, our study does suggest that eating a larger proportion of plant-based foods and a smaller proportion of animal-based foods may help reduce your risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other type of cardiovascular disease," said lead researcher, Casey M. Rebholz, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.

The findings were the result of a review of food intake information from more than 10,000 middle-aged U.S. adults who were followed from 1987 through 2016 and did not have cardiovascular disease at the start of the study.

They then categorised the participants' eating patterns by the proportion of plant-based foods they ate versus animal-based foods.

Significantly, people who ate the most plant-based foods overall had a 16 per cent lower risk of having a cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks, stroke, heart failure and other conditions.

They also had a 32 per cent lower risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease and 25 per cent lower risk of dying from any cause compared to those who ate the least amount of plant-based foods.

According to the lead researcher, people should eat a diet rich in vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fruits, legumes and fewer animal-based foods to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular complications.

How much fruit and veg a day?

Official nutritional guidelines, informed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), have long recommended people eat five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.

A recent study puts the number at eight servings a day, however.

The large-scale meta-analysis, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, shows that 7.8 million deaths worldwide could be prevented each year if people ate more fruits and vegetables.

According to Dagfinn Aune, the study author, the more a person eats, the lower the overall risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and premature death.

The findings support revising the current recommendations, said Aune.

The study shows that the risk of dying prematurely from all causes was reduced by almost a third, and the risk of cardiovascular disease by about a quarter in people who ate 800 grams of fruit and vegetables every day, compared with those who ate very little or no fruits and vegetables.

"We see a gradual reduction in risk with increasing consumption, so a low or moderate intake is better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all," he said.

The meta-analysis is also the first to drill down into subcategories and individual varieties of fruits and vegetables that can be connected to a reduced risk of various diseases and premature death.

Apples and pears, citrus fruit, fruit juice, green leafy vegetables and fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C were among the types of fruit and vegetables that were linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death.

Canned fruits, however, were linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death.

"However, we need more studies on specific types of fruit and vegetables because relatively few of the studies in our analysis had looked at this issue," said Aune.

High blood pressure is also a precursor to heart disease. Research suggests drinking a certain drink to lower blood pressure.

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Kristen Bell addresses her mental health, ‘the shame that prevents’ people from opening up – USA TODAY

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Years before Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell tied the knot, the actor admittedly "wasn't certain" he wanted to be with the virtuous star of "The Good Place." Time

Kristen Bell is opening up about her mental health years after revealingshe comes from a line of women with "serotonin imbalance," which she says makes herprone to anxiety anddepression.

In a cover story interviewwith Women's Health, the actress, 39, talked about whether she hesitated to come forward publicity about the conditionshe has struggled with from a young age.

Yes, for the first 10 minutes, she told the magazine. I realized that this is the shame that prevents people from talking about it. I immediately felt irresponsible, because I do care about depression not being taboo, yet I present this bubbly, outgoing girl who seemingly gets through life with a smile on her face, and Id never discussed that some days, I dont.

During the interview, she also opened up about her diet and medication, which includes a dailyantidepressant (to help with "waves of serotonin imbalance," she says), a daily dose of CBD oil andadaptogens, a form of herbal medicine.

As for her diet, the vegetarian says she normally eatsegg whites, spinach, tomatoand extra feta for breakfast from craft services on set. For lunch, agarbage disposal salad," which includes lettuce, avocados, raisins, carrots, blue cheese and cucumbers right after apea or hemp milk protein shake. Dinner is usuallysomething like Banza chickpea pasta with cherry tomatoes and olive oil, according to the article.

Im not super restrictive," Bell says of her diet. "If they make au gratin potatoes, Im going to have some, but I am mindful of the portion I take... I find that through conscious eating, Im able to have all the rewards and also maintain a healthy, steady diet."

This isn't the first time Bell has opened up about her mental health. In 2018, she spoke with the"Today" show's Meredith Sinclair about coming forward with her story.

"I want people to hear it's not a big deal and that you can be happy and healthy and no one can make you feel inferior without your consent," she said.

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