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Here are 5 Dietitian-Approved Tips to Stop Cravings Tip #1: Eat well-balanced + satisfying meals OK, so if you know me and my nutrition philosophy, you’re probably not too surprised by this one. But I constantly remind you to eat well-balanced meals because it works!The problem is most “comfort foods” are loaded with added sugar, fat or sodium. Try these healthy substitutions to ingredients in your favorite comfort food recipes and these portion size weight-loss rules! still enjoy your favorite foods without sabotaging your healthy diet.

These low-fat, low-carb, high-protein, low 5 Dietitian-Approved Tips For Handling Comfort Food Cravings. by Kevin Gray May 5, 2020. When you’ve had a bad day or feel stressed, it’s easy to find solace in food. After all, eating isn’t just a source of fuel — it also triggers pleasure sensors in the brain. And, when most.

To put yourself in the ballpark, aim for 30 to 45 grams of protein at meals and have lower-sugar, protein-rich snacks available to you at all times. Think jerky, almonds, Greek yogurt, protein powder and boiled eggs to keep your cravings at bay while aiding muscle repair. Day 12: Spud Up.

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In 2004, researchers used fMRI machines to look at people’s brains as they experienced food cravings.   They noticed similarities in the neuroanatomy of food-craving brains and those of people who were addicted to drugs and alcohol (who may also experience cravings. Soup. Slow Cooker.

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In Step 5, you learn to resist and control the interactions between food and mood, the reasons we eat other than hunger.

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Several years later, I wrote about this system of food-craving analysis in a book called Constant Craving: What Your Food Cravings Mean and How to Overcome Them.

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Acceptance-based approaches (Hayes et al. 1999) can also be used to cope with food cravings.

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One of the biggest takeaways I got during my three weeks: Just because you’re having a “craving” or “want” something sweet doesn’t mean you have to eat sugar—or even pop a sugar replacement, such as a piece of fruit—on impulse.

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Here are some of my tried-and-true hacks for overcoming emotional challenges with food:

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7) Take time to review your dietary recall one more time and note down any strengths you see, acknowledge these.

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For some people, the solution is to “just say no” to any carbs not on their personal list of suitable foods—basically a behavior pattern of avoidance.

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So naturally, giving up my favorite savory snacks was one of the harder things for me when I switched over to a real-food, low-carb lifestyle.

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and optimal mental health.7 Find easy-to-grab, real food keto options.

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These are my top ten tips for making a ketogenic lifestyle work.

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  • i think you should eat one time a day. give your body time to burn some fat. i always feel like i can wait. when i eat im not ever really hungry. i just eat cuz i know its about time.

  • Thankyou ❤ just thankyou because it is real and what I’m experiencing it seems some other women experience too. I’ve felt so alone, i started my period at age 9 and im now 26 the mood swings particularly the anxiety and random floods of tears have just got worse as I’ve got older and the doctors still say i need to eait for my hormones to level out eventually. I’ve even had a year with no medication to see if my body would level out on its own ive tried every pill and hormonal treatment there is and i was starting to beleive i was insane the last time I tried to explain my anxiety around the time of my period my doctor asked me if I was taking recreational drugs…

  • Interesting! I’m learning all about emotions right now for myself and my toddler because when I was growing up I was inadvertently taught that uncomfortable emotions are bad and we shouldn’t show them. So as a result I rarely showed many “positive” emotions either appearing to be a fairly quiet calm person all the time. It’s interesting what I’ve learned as a parent so far!!

  • Thank you for this. These last two videos that you have posted have been incredibly helpful for me. I’ve struggled with this all of my life and feel like I am finally starting to understand the deeper reasons. You’ve helped more than you know.

  • It helps to understand, how what resonates with you works; as it enables one to adapt to changes that shows up in life. Atkins did not work for me in the long run because there was something that Atkins was not aware of, and that is eating carbs wasn’t necessary. The emphasis was very low carb and increasing it it slowing over time unfortunately, for me it was like telling an alcoholic that over time they can drink again < from a very happy zero carb/carnivore.

  • For me it gets worse when something triggers me.
    But really I’ll slowly not feel like myself and even if its just a slightest thing of disagreement to me or a problem I’d go moody and really shows to my face and actions. It really sucks and it’s just making me look bad.
    I didn’t have this before but I guess as I get older this can get worse

  • What should I grab for as a late night snack? Sometimes I eat dinner kind of early because of my schedule so around 9 I get hungry again and need to eat. When I try not to eat I end up binging on bad food. What can I grab for that would not be detrimental???

  • This is the exact same old video,if you’re running out of ideas then reduce the frequency of the videos rather than repeating the same old stuff

  • I swear Tasty you better stop reposting videos or else you’ll gain a hell lotta hate. Just make a fresh new video! I know cooking recipes won’t just pop into your mind but we won’t care you’re not posting daily!

  • OMG MY PERIOD WEEK LIFE like the 3 days before and the day of my period! Most my periods are like this, I have most the emotional ones, the oversleeping, sore boobs and bloating/super irritated belly. I often get migraines like 4 days before I’m on, migraines so bad I vomit, then the cramps. Lordie lord! Then day 2 of my period back to normal. Tho I’ve also suffered many episodes of long term depression and always have anxiety/GAD. So yaayyyy dual diagnosis lmao

  • IF and low carb has psychologically helped me change my attitude towards food and satiation completely. Being informed about calories and macros, from a knowledge point of view, but not obsessing over it or feeling hungry all the time. Also, for the first time the, “Eat what is on your plate and finish it”, mentality has totally gone, organically. Now I immediately can feel that last bite was where my stomach has had enough and satiation will kick in shortly, instead of just shoving food down my throat. I actually feel liberated, and I attribute the phycological changes to the physiological changes of not eating meals high in carbs and spiking insulin. Further compounding the problem by eating all the time, or to fill up to feel emotionally secure.

  • I got my period two days ago. 4 days ago I had such a huge fight with my husband that I scratched him, threw things around, slammed doors, yelled like never before and had a Panik attack. I thought it’s just my depression or maybe I am bipolar. But the day I got my period I felt like a different person.

  • Hi dani

    I really love what you do and your channel can you give me some tips to deal with the effect of larg family in doing excersize and eat helthy food.. I dont cook for my self we eat a family meal in larg dish ☺️
    That’s it ��

  • 31:35. Amy delivers Jeff Volek’s great line about keto being a huge hammer w all these diseases being “a whole bunch of little nails” ��. (Said of course to counter the impression that we keto advocates are just a bunch of crazed fanatics arguing keto is great for everything; countering, in other words, that “Keto’s the answer for everything” renders it “just a hammer in search of a nail”) ������

  • As soon as im done ovulating i am drained, agitated, sad for no reason, edgy i stop working out, my apetite is gone. Once i get my period the spell is lifted.

  • I was diagnosed with PMDD. I’ve had suicidal thoughts. I lose all control of my emotions. I’ll be in public at a store and I’ll have to quickly leave because I’ll start crying for no reason whatsoever. I have huge conflicts in my relationships and I’ve learned it’s best to just avoid all contact during the week before my period. This huge shift ONLY occurs (at most) 9 days before my menstrual cycle, and on the first day of my menstrual cycle, I feel a tremendous relief. I feel so calm and peaceful. PMDD Is absolutely awful.

  • I have got all these symptoms! I experience suicidal thoughts, anger, upset, SENSETIVITY, moodyness! Everything. I think the whole world’s against me, I feel like my friends are against me, I get paranoid people are saying bad things. Does anyone else experience these thoughts?! I have it about 1/2weeks before my period and then it starts to calm down when I come up and then when I come off my period completely I’m fine until the cycle starts again.

  • You mentioned night sweats with leuprolide but I experience that even without that med. I didn’t even know that med exists. So does this mean I’m experiencing menopause symptoms every month?

  • Guys maybe they were busy and didn’t have time to make more food.. either way u you guys are getting recipes right isn’t that why you came.. so chill out

  • Great épisode Todd. My question would be i work lots of nights shifts. I tend to eat à late night snack around midnight. Then the girlfriend is up for work by 7am and i get up as well. Thoughts??

  • this is great I have PMDD have from my early 20’s now in and now am 49, have been in a chemical menopause and been on SSRIs for years had a hysterectomy years ago they did not take the ovaries on the wait list now for them both out. It has got worse with age any my cycle is very long and my PMDD is chronic I have all off the symptoms talked about in this video it lasts close to 3 weeks out of 4 as did my period before hysterectomy and it is cyclic every month at the same time for the same duration this is how you know it is not Bi -polar it is like clockwork for me. Panic, paranoia, highly elevated, rage, a restlessness and a drive that will not go away and, self doubt/negative of self and critical, rage, feeling mad in the head after being depressed and feeling down no energy at all, I have found it incredibly sweats, shakes huge anxiety, difficult to manage and cannot wait to get both ovaries out they should have taken them 17 years ago with the hysterectomy, they know more about it now. I am already on HRT. Awesome this doctor knows do much about it.

  • This video is really motivating!
    I have a question.
    I recently started my clean eating lifestyle change and I am still a little lost on portions.. like how much protein I should have in a day and how much of that should come from animals and how much can come from plants such as beans? Do plant proteins get factored into animal proteins or are they seperate? Also how much grains and dairy should you eat a day? and how do you go about measuring them.

    I feel right now I am just winging it and I want to be as healthy add possible. Thanks for the great videos!

  • Well put Dani! Love that analogy with friends vs what we do to ourselves with food re emotions. I truly see this with my kids when they’re upset and crying I used to tell them it’s ok and try to distract them which always made it worse in the long run in contrast now I just hug them and let them cry it out and surprisingly they just calm down on their own without me having to say or do anything it really helps to just feel your emotions fully instead of masking or avoiding them. It’s tough but I’m trying not to train my kids to do what society has taught us all to do from a young age.

  • I have a problem with my sensitive skin on the face, especially cheeks. They are red, and even more when there’s hot, cold or windy. Do you think keto diet will “strengthen” my cheeks? Does anyone had the same or similar problem?

  • You are such a lovely person with a loving personality! Thanks for promoting good nutrition that is also vegan. I think that part of the problem of consistency is that we so often want immediate gratification of our desires. Meditation and Buddhist studies help with thought and emotion management. You learn to just sit with discomfort and imagined hunger.

  • “staying with the discomfort” is the best (pearl) advice!! it took me 6 years to reach that epiphany….your validation is the icing!!

  • 1:38 laughing so hard thats literally me running happily towards the next weeks of hell im facing, while being so happy its over ��

  • I live in a dorm and it’s so inconvenient to go out and buy all these ingredients just to have them most likely go bad after using them like once

  • It amazes me how Amy Berger has offered more insight into Alzheimer’s disease than what I hear from most doctors. Thank you for bringing her on your podcast.

  • What about eating red meat while having medium to low kidney function? I have 41% kidney function but want to go carnivore. Thank you.

  • will recommend this vid to my sister.she’s on a tight budget.she just bought a car on 160 months payments,she said.she’s already 20+y/o and my parents will have nothing to do with it.she won’t settle for a commoner’s car.so her royal monthly car payment is her responsibility

  • While I haven’t seen this video before on your channel, apparently others have. They are good looking, but even if this is a repeat video, I doubt there are many who are in college currently that could afford a lot of the ingredients. Considering of course the whole ‘college ramen diet’ trope still applies today.

  • Hey guys so here’s a reminder to always put water when microwaving pasta! Me being drunk at 3am decided not to and started a fire:) Literally just threw the flaming macaroni in the sink and put water over it. Night:)

  • super high levels music not required also you don’t need to tell people how to make nachos… next you’ll be showing how to make cereal

  • This was sooo good. Great info made easy to understand and it just makes sense. Thank you for continuing to inspire with truth and honesty.

  • Before you take ANY natural or prescription for anxiety or depression, do some heavy research on your own online on credible websites. Many sites. I found out that these medications can affect your eyes especially if you have glaucoma. These can be bad for your kidneys, especially if your have kidney disease. You may experience extreme generalized anxiety disorder. Oh, let me tell you that’s miserable! You may experience severe tremours in your arms and hands. Your ankles may swell requiring you to wear compression socks. Psych doctors will try this or that medication with you, different dosages and/ or combinations. Obviously, avoiding alcohol, caffeine, etc are helpful.

  • Bret, what can I offer to a 16 year old that would like to be vegan? We don’t permit here to be vagan, but she eat too little meat and replace it with rise, pasta and bred… ��

  • Excellent thank you. I have been under the impression that Alzheimer’s is caused by chronically high insulin/glucose resulting in damaged glycosalated protein (amyloid) deposited in brain tissue!

  • I totally agree Dani with all hat you said here. Emotions are very difficult to handle on a daily basis, and the only any to fix them, it to tackle them head on. Food only masks how you feel at the time, and it really does not make you feel satisfied, especially if what you’re eating is un healthy. I loved this, thanks girl. By the way I could not comment on your last video you uploaded for some reason. Youtube plays up for me so much lately.

  • Can’t do sugar alcohols and think that has helped me not go down the keto treat rabbit hole. I still had to remove dairy, nuts and dark chocolate in order to trust my hunger/satiety signals.

  • So thankful for discovering that I have this. I can now move forward and make a difference in this world ❤️ This is such a blessing

  • Sorry Tasty, but everytime I see the flour tortillas you use I’m like ������!! As a Mex-American we make 2 types of tortillas: corn and flour. Depending on the dish, both are delicious when made fresh. Wonder why there isn’t a recipe about them, you all have so many great easy recipes. The already-made ones in a bag have a smell and taste to it that is ��-yuck, not natural/normal. I made the homemade pizza recipe (AWESOME!!) and the flour tortillas are MUCH faster to make. The corn tortillas are even more quick to make; all you need is warm water and Maseca corn flour! Yup, that’s it. Optional a pinch of salt. I know some people would enjoy knowing how to make them instead of buying them. I would very much love it if they knew. Also the guacamole recipe doesn’t use that much lemon juice, it’s too acidic and takes away the natural flavors of the avocado, tomato and cilantro. Same goes with the pico de gallo, it’s more veggies and less lime juice, just a teaspoon is more than enough. Unless you like it that way. Oh, and also salt to taste. Forgot that; salt and cilantro. On both PDG and guac!!

  • I am struggling with this every month ����. I took evening primrose oil pill and anti-anxiety medication. But still suffering. I told myself, these thoughts are not real, it’s only coz of PMDD. But still feel pain and hurt ��.

  • I am pretty sure I have that. I was diagnosed with add and depression. And I have been taking meds for years. However there are days on my cycle that I feel like a hormonal monster anything bothers me I cry for everything and sometimes suicidal thoughts. I am uber sensitive. Everything is hard despite the medication. So if the medication is not helping should I try the hormonal approach?

  • She really does have her head straight. We only eat two low carbs meals a day with a thir normal or omad normal food. Feel great. Lots of sleep for the insulin resistance and exercise.

  • I’m glad this is getting more awareness and lucky I had an Obgyn who noticed my problem. On birth control and it has saved my life!

  • This was wonderful to listen too. Thank you for bringing food addictions. “Stop when full” does not work for everyone. I do not recognize when I am full. It only registers when I feel stuffed.

  • When I was going to college I’d open my mini fridge and cupboards. Here’s what I found. Bread. Ham. Noodles. More noodles. Small mince and bacon. Cheese slices. Milk….I’m going to the ramen video lmao

  • Diet Doctor: Technical suggestion, put a pop filter on your microphone. You keep popping the mic.

  • Wow! I’m so thankful for stumbling across your channel!! You always have wise words to say on these subjects and the fact that you can relate so much helps as well. Thank you for making these videos Dani! You are a blessing.

  • Birth control pills can seriously help. I had horrible PMDD ever since I had first started my period, we’re talking severe, overwhelming sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, anger, generally intense distress for HALF THE MONTH every month, along with severely painful menstrual cramps. It was common for me to throw up and faint if I wasn’t in bed with a heating pad and 2 ibuprofens. The physical pain was bad enough, but the emotional suffering lasted longer and was absolutely unbearable. Finally, I got on seasonique, a birth control pill that makes you have your period once every 3 months, JUST FOR my PMDD. It was rough the first week taking it because your hormones are getting used to it, but after that it was like a magic pill and virtually eliminated my PMDD. I still get a little pms for one or two days every 3 months, but it’s a total piece of cake compared to what I had been suffering through. Everyone is different and you should talk to your doctor, but birth control really was a magic pill for me.

  • Is there anything I can do (physically like workout or herbal supplements) to manage the drop in progesterone? Does vitex help? And if so when should I time it? I don’t want to go back onto ssri’s as I don’t have pmdd every cycle xo

  • OMG.. This just hit me like a ton of bricks… Eyes watered a bit..
    I won’t even come close to my carb number.. I can have a crystal light fruit punch.. Way way to tasty.. My brain spiked my blood sugar it loves that fruit punch crack…
    I’m killing it.. Down 50 only keto’ ing lol

  • When she was listing them I have all but one ����. The difference is that I’ve only recently started and missed last months p. It seemed to get worse as my period went and started about 2 days before. I had a bath and time to relax and that helped and I’m going to start meditating when I feel like this. I hope it works


  • When you have no more ideas and have to post a video:

    Just re-post the same video with a different name! So easy!

    I’m kidding don’t do what they did.

  • Read Amy’s book “The Alzheimer’s Antidote”; it’s excellent! My then 75 mother had an 81 year old sister that passed having Alzheimer’s. Mother was afraid that she would get Alzheimer’s…so I read Amy’s book and also Mary NewPorts protocols and have my mother to follow the protocols that includes daily walking. After months and now years, my 78 year old mothers says that it seems as if a light has clicked on; memory-short and long term memory and alertness have improved dramatically. An essential part of her regiment is very low carbs,, no grains or sugars-sodas, white bread-crackers etc….she eats at most two meals a day with coffee for breakfast and an early evening meal by default. I’ve added MCT oil, coconut oil ketone salts and Ketone Esters as part of her daily intake.
    A bonus: Also, her primary physician has taken her off Metformin and cholesterol medication which is a bonus.

  • What a great interview thank you. Although I am Carnivore now I started with Keto for one year and at age 63 never felt better in my whole life, reversed so many health issues and am now clearing up a few issues that I could not reverse with Keto.

  • I think I started the easiest way and that was just counting how many carbs I was eating before actually tying Keto. I had an understanding of how to scale down carbs when I knew about how much I was eating when I was just eating whatever I wanted. It was amazing how fun it was to actually count down the carbs a little bit every day.

    I have to say though, my problem is overeating when my income fluctuates because it’s a weird ‘desperate’ eating, as if I might be broke for a while so I won’t get to eat ‘all of this.’

    I should mention that I passed up piles of amazing gourmet, super fancy food at a party yesterday and I felt pretty proud of myself about that ��.

    Also, when I try carnivore for a few days it proves to me MUCH easier to eat less often, even just once a day, and I can’t believe how cravings just blast away through carnivore. My word!! That’s the wild part. It’s almost as if I’m only sad that I don’t miss junk anymore.

    I keep almost starting carnivore again since there’s a big #WorldCarnivoreMonth event going on this month and so much information available through the http://www.meatrx.com website but I have to admit it’s been a gradual switch to carnivore this month because of some sudden stressful stuff that popped up. But that’s a real life challenge I’m charging toward, for now.

    Thank you for helping us understand in better detail the ins & outs of insulin. My daughter was diagnosed with type one diabetes three years ago and I’ve been cramming on this stuff since then.

  • Normally I avoid dietitian advice, but Amy is great. I just watched a Mayo Clinic video where their dietitian says that the “brain prefers carbohydrates as a fuel.” Imagine how much smarter Amy would be if she ate lots of carbs.

  • I don’t wanna live with this any longer.. what I do know is that ssr’s work but I don’t want the longer term affect of man made medicine in my body but I also don’t wanna live having this.

  • One of the best interviews I have heard in a long time. I love her approach about keeping Keto simple. When I first started, I didn’t even know about keto, I just just cut my grains out. Saw results. Then cut out sugar. Saw more results and started to read about what I was doing. Lots of keto sites came up.AAH! I was doing low carb, hmm,, what is this keto thing? Soon I Added more fat and I was keto-ing. I am actually a bit glad that I didn’t research keto first because of information overload. Just cutting out grains and sugars was enough for me to lose weight (also pleased for her to find out she mentions that not everyone has to do keto. I didn’t when I started and lost alot of weight from just low carb. Although I ended up going the route of keto after weight loss to finally kill my binge eating disorder. ) Her tip about”am I hungry for a porkchop?” I am going to use from here on out. Thus far I have been successful without additional tips but always good to add another bullet to the arsenal. This interview was truly a breath of fresh air.

  • Omg… it’s like we’re going through withdraw! Wow!
    Did they used to call this hysteria back in the day? I seriously feel like I’m going to jump out of my skin and kill someone…I get two good weeks each month.

  • I am confused for sure! this talk started out okay but half way through it kinda went off the rails with general BS and she started to rant about of insulin. I like Amy but she needs to talk to some more with Educated Doctors like Dr Jason Fung MD! I only have grade 9 but seem to understand the insulin paradine better!

  • This was so surreal. I didn’t ask this question (I’m a 22 year old Hayley) lol. But I for about three weeks now I’ve been working on eating healthier. Until last this weekend, which involved traveling, seeing friends, and not wanting to cook. Pizza, candy bars, and soda. Dani, the lord is using you to help me get back on track. Lol. Thank you so much for teaching me that healthy packed lunches, quick breakfasts and some exercising doesn’t have to be boring.

  • I love Amy Berger, she is a Rock star in the nutrition, I learned a lot from her after I read Her Book.keep been simple rather than complicated this topic����

  • It was 12:50 am and I was very hungry and I saw this video and I saw the mug cake 2:44 and it really worked I was sooo impressed and it is one of my ‘late night snacks’!!!!!!!❤️❤️��

  • I didn’t find it hard to change my carb diet at all. I made my mind up and was staunchly determined to make a change. Behavior modification works!

  • Excellent podcast! Amy Berger is very knowledgeable as well as Dr. Bret Scher! These podcast are so helpful in the Lifestyle! Thank you!

  • I have been to so many doctors for this and have never received help. It’s really interfering with my life. I plan my life around when I am going to start my period and have come to fear it. I get crazy, brain fog, physical pain in neck and shoulders from tension, headaches, axtreme anxiety, insomnia during night but tired all day,

  • Great interview. I’ve been doing LCHF for the past 14 months. So many great interviews, such great information convinced me to go this route. I’ve always been health conscious, have always eaten what I thought was healthy and clean and didn’t need to loose more than 10 lbs. I do have a glass of white wine most evenings with my pretty much one meal. I’ve never felt better and would never go back to eating any other way!

  • I’ve heard a keto diet may lower T3.. but it’s news that you can drink alcohol and still remain in ketosis.. and that alcohol can lower a1c?!

  • Food addiction is real for me. So hard to get over giving up carbs and sugar. Keto desserts and bread were a bridge for me like Amy said. Took a while, almost 2 years now keto. Doing without all the keto treats. Now experimenting with Carnivore. I feel so good. Arthritis isn’t acting up.

  • Hashimoto’s being autoimmune probably is affected by lectins. The type of and ways of processing the veggies is probably the key. Dr. Gundry’s work is probably relevant here.

  • i always thought that Type 3 diabetes was given to those patients who live without their pancreas and have or have not had a islet transplant…..am i incorrect in this thinking?

  • She’s right! Why complicate it! lol When i learned about low carb and its mathematical formula as a person loves mathematics then i knew it wasn’t hard for me. Love low carb diet!❤️ Helped my ADHD problems. Maintaining 50-70grams a day is what i only need. Lower than that or higher than that i don’t feel good. No more refined sugars and controlled carbs. I always stick to my meat, fish and more green leafy vegetables.

  • Great Video.

    Hard to unlearn / believe that what is glamorized as Healthy Isn’t. Plus, the information overload. In the beginning you are ‘on your own’; I don’t buy into the (in the beginning) the support out there. Because you have to make up Your mind to jump. Being pushed doesn’t work that well.

  • @Dr. Tracey Marks
    I had my tubes tied after my 5th child at age 23 after this is when i can pinpoint the problems starting. Could this be the cause of my pmdd? i get extremely impatient and angry about 5 days before i start (i cant even stand myself im so horrible). Around 3 days before, i start having problems sleeping and my hearing becomes intensified. 1-2 days before starting i get extremely depressed and exhausted and my ankles and other joints hurt. My mood improves when i start but sometimes i have intense pain and the fatigue usually continues along with little to no motivation. Luckily my period only lasts about 3 days. I have breast pain during ovulation. What really sucks is My cycle is closer to 21 days (sometimes i have 2 periods a month ��). I am 40 now so ive been dealing with this 17 years.

  • Hmmmm…. some good tips but I do disagree a little 😉 In years gone by, I have found that turning to some alternative comfort will initially work but eventually, the curtains will come crashing down with the inevitable big binge. Of course, your tips may work for some but from my own experience and perhaps for many others, I really think it is best to allow yourself a treat or two…. even on a daily basis if necessary. If you say no and fight it, you may win the battle but not the war (in my opinion). It is also noteworthy to suggest that cravings are a classic sign of imbalance and be it hormonal or the gut bacteria, it means that a person is not quite on queue with their nutrition.

  • The Stillman Quick Weightloss Diet helped me lose 60 lbs in couple months(3/4), 20 years ago. Cheated eating the skin on chicken and some saltines(5) a couple times but it still worked.�� Now I just need motivation to start with keto for my health and most importantly, for my children. ��

  • What do you think is the difference between joy and happiness? Are they ever attainable? Or are they just vibrations on your body?

  • Oh my god…you have put a finger on a big problem. I was on a vacation last week and had a big argument with my husband just before lunch and guess what! I went into a binge eating and drinking for 5 days straight and put me it back because of it. I really appreciate you’ve taken the time and offering this to us. Thank you so much and looking forward to the next step. ❤️��

  • I have borderline personality disorder. Sometimes when my period approaches I feel enraged like needing to kill somebody I hate or to self harm and am desperate and overwhelmed… Sometimes it gets better after my period. Other times the rage remains constant for a whole month and worsens again with the following period. Sometimes I reach a peak of overwhelming emotions that become so painful that I think I’d get a stroke or burst of capillaries… I have PCOS too. I already experienced a stroke at age 30 so I cannot take the pill.

  • I am 30 and have been dealing with this severely since I was 16. I do have BP and agree with my dr however I have no success with lamictal or lithium. ssri medication is great for when my spell of depression comes about but seems to put me into manic episodes where I will have horrible panic attacks racing thought shortness of breath the whole 9. please is there anything I can take for pmdd and bp bc I feel hopeless every month and I have 2 kids and a 14 yr old marriage that is being wore down by this every month.

  • How do we know for sure wether it’s PMDD or MDD…or even bipolar 2. They are all similar. I have tracked and i have a recurring cycle of it, but its not always like the 3rd week of my cycle. Sometimes its week 2 sometimes its week 4.

  • I’m just nonbinary and wanted to know how not to feel dysphoric on my period because ew femininity. But damn I never knew this was a thing, I hope everyone who has PMDD is ok.

  • My daughter was diagnosed with this around age 15 after I begged, her Pediatrician gave her an oc. It took a couple of years to make the connection after menses. However now at 18 I strongly believe she is BP II. AD’s never seemed to help her and her hypomania episodes continually got worse and hyper sexuality has been an issue as well. I wonder if PMDD could be a precursor or perhaps it was masking her BP II all these years. It’s driven me crazy and I know it has her.

  • Will an estrogen patch help ease symptoms? For women with both ADHD and PMDD, it seems as though an estrogen patch could be beneficial as estrogen seems to make adhd medications more effective, whereas progesterone makes stimulants less effective. I have tried many varieties of BC and all of them
    Made me worse. Has anyone tried an estrogen patch and found any relief?

  • I like her approach of one-step-at-a-time, focus on lowering carbs first. Will check out her website and channel, etc. Thanks for posting!

  • Hey Cheri,
    On your new set of videos, when I try to “click below” to make a comment, it’s not working. There is no where to click, just a head’s up.:) It looks like you are using something called, “click funnels”? Maybe my school has that blocked or something. i just wanted you to know in case you don’t have commentators (it might not be working).:) I am talking about the four video mini course. Thanks,

  • Real dorm friendly comfort food: make ramen noodles, mix with butter and cheese, let sit until the cheese has melted, add ketchup if you like

  • Wow! Todd great episode! I am glad to hear coffee is good for us. I had things confirmed and questions answered about nutrition. I’m glad to hear that some things right by eating differently everyday. It’s good to know that if you eat the same thing all the time that could end up with food sensitivity. It all comes down to moderation with food. Thank you TD!

  • Hiya, really enjoyed the video! Was wondering what is happening with the 4 video mini course, as i signed up and received an email saying the videos weren’t quite ready yet, but a comment below says they are only available for a day or so.. Many thanks!!

  • Thank you so much for this vid! I can relate 100% on this,lately I’ve been so down about my diet and my work out plans that I just wanted to quit it all, and this video really helped me to think twice about my choices and to know that despite the mistakes i made on my diet based on my emotions, there is always a second chance to start over. Once again thank you so much for this video Dani! <3

  • I think I have this because my family keeps on calling me moody for the past week and I’m like heavy crying every night and my knee dislocated all this week and my heart keeps stopping suddenly I was getting really scared and I’m getting a lot of anxiety about going back to school and I’m really irritable and I’m sleeping A LOT.

  • an interesting interview. I suspect the alcohol study that appeared to make it look as though ketones had gone up was methodologically flawed for various reasons. the study probably wasn’t accurately looking at how the ketones and the alcoholic beverage were effecting the brains of the participants. the ketones might have gone up as a protective mechanism to prevent the alcohol and other substances in the alcoholic beverage from crossing the blood brain barrier. blood tests from peripheral blood give little information about what’s going on in the brain. a typical example of this being brain based B12 deficiency. blood levels of B12 can appear relatively normal even though the brain is shrinking and being damaged by B12 deficiency. I’ve seen at least one image of the brain of an alcoholic that’s probably 10% smaller than it should be.

    As for dementia, the ingestion of dairy products is associated with an increased risk of neurological damage. For example, MS can be induced in mice when they’re given dairy products. From what I can gather almost everyone has autoimmune reactivity to dairy. some dairy molecules are totally indigestible by almost all humans and in this regard dairy products are a toxin and a contaminate. (similarly to dietary oxalates and gluten). if this wasn’t bad enough dairy and grains that contain gluten also have addictive morphine like compounds.

  • I get super angry to the point of cursing and flipping table if someone trigger me, during that time of the month.. but once i realised it’s just pms.. it just calmed down..

  • I really admire your research and no nonsense approach. This is really useful and resourceful content, a testament to how YouTube can be used for a good cause, as opposed random vlog ‘entertainment’ channels.

  • 4:41 Why did they put the cupcake wrapper and screw on the lid? They unscrewed it right after and took out the cupcake wrapper?? What was the point of that?

  • For me the more I know the more I understand and get it, for me it is not confusing, it is fantastic that the knowledge is out there now. Atkins alone was not sufficient for me to get it..
    A lot in that field have some nuggets I appreciate very much.

  • Over eating
    Necessity of harming myself. Sometimes suicidal thoughts
    Never stop biting my nails
    Zero concentration
    Anguish and crying attacks
    Wanting to scream all over the place
    Not being able to stand the minor inconvenience
    And it continues..

  • Hey Danny love your videos,am a big fan.I usually follow your clean n delicious way of cooking n eating.
    But now am a bit concerned of my weight,am restricted to do gym or vigorous exercise even treadmills due to medical issues postpartum.Finding hard to loose weight,though am clean eater I think I might be eating too much.Would love to hear from you regarding portion control or food ideas to loose weight thanks

  • Mine was cured with Creighton Monitoring and progesterone balance therapy 200mg 10 days a month. I don’t take any antidepressants (but that’s me) I took zoloft before that, but I’m not depressed, so it felt like i drank 10 redbulls. Please look up a Creighton Monitoring specialist near you it was very affordable. My genetic PMDD was worsened by a head injury, which decreases progesterone and increases allopragnanalone even more. Great video. PMDD was ruining my life before this. I also take special vitamins to help me sleep prescribed per neurologist. I also am vegan and exercise frequently. I am 100% better now:)

  • I’m dating someone who might have PMDD. What can I do to help, or do in general? I wanna learn how I can deal with it and how I can help her deal with it. If anyone with PMDD could tell me what helps for you that would be really appreciated.

  • She was not running outside at her street!
    She was walking outside at her street!
    She was not running into her store!
    She was walking into her store!
    She was not running into her church!
    She was walking into her church!
    She was not making her lot of noise in this church!
    She was having to be quiet in this church!
    She was having to turn around and she was having to do her work neatly and carefully in the classroom!
    She was not looking at her friend’s food in the food court!
    She was not stealing her food from our friends in the food court!
    She was not dropping her food on the floor!
    She was not throwing her food on the floor!
    She was not punching her friends in this church!
    She was not kicking her friends in this church!
    She was not hitting her friends in this church!
    She was not fighting for her friends in this church!
    She was standing up and she was pushing her chair in the large table in the classroom!
    She was pulling her chair out of her large table and she was sitting down on her chair at the large table in the classroom!
    She was staying in her seat and she was not getting up off her chair in the classroom!

  • Hi PMDD fellow sufferers. I’m on my husbands account. I’ve suffered from PMDD since I was 12. I’m now 30! What has worked to get rid of my PMDD for over 2 years is Duphaston 10mgprogesterone-only tablet taken alone, twice daily morning and evening on days 5 to day 25. The first month I couldn’t believe how my head had just felt free like during the other 10-14 after period days. I took this for 5 months and then didn’t take any contraception at all for 2 years. After 2 years I took a morning-after pill and that deregulated my period and slowly but surely the PMDD came back. During this 2 years, I only had what I would call light PMS -compared to PMDD no suicidal thoughts, no anger, irritability. My worst symptoms were hot flushes, bad cramps, tearfulness just before period and day of my period, heavy flow, overall body pains and sensitivity to touch/fabrics and creams. As I lived internationally I couldn’t get Duphaston so I went on Ceravette progesterone only mini pill continuously. I was on that for 7 months with perfect periods I went through a really upsetting bereavement and my period slowly but surely got worse again. So, I’m back home and I’m going on the Duphaston again I cannot wait to feel normal again due to Covid its been 3 months of back in hell. For reference, during my 20s I took antidepressants -didn’t do anything for me. took Yaz made me severely depressed, I think Im sensitive to estrogen, Yaz has a mix.
    The patch contraceptivehad the same symptoms as Yaz and another one that was mixed with estrogen and progesterone. I’ve tried angus castus, evening primrose, star flower oil, motherwort, vitamin b’s, folic acids, acupuncture, eating extremely healthy for well over a year.
    what I found works for me is progesterone-only pills, melatonin for about 3-4 nights a month that I find it difficult to fall asleep and exercise I lift weights and do interval cardio.
    I hope this gives someone hope or an option as I was hitting a brick wall for years in terms of finding some solution. Keep trying you will find your solution. Before I found the Duphaston I had a system in place, on the days before my period I played a video to myself, it’s of all the people I love and all the things I love as during this time I felt like I hated myself and others hated me this really helps a lot. I also watch my favourite cartoon movie, eat chocolate and the day of my period I usually couldn’t walk due to no energy, dizziness and leg cramps so I always took that day off work and had a me day. I then started exercise on day 2-3 of the period and it pulled me out of the depression cloud/fog. I told all my family to ignore me and all comments I make during my period and it then allowed me not to get upset for upsetting others! Good Luck

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  • OMG. I have ALL of these. I’ve had PCOS since I was 9 years old (when I had my first period I never stopped bleeding). Ever since I became perimenopausal (when I was about 45; I’m 48 now) my PMS has morphed into the worst of the worst of all these symptoms. And I’m going through it right now. I’m very glad I do not own any firearms and I’m not trying to be funny. My symptoms are so bad that, if I owned a gun, I’d be either in prison or the morgue.

  • See I was talking with a friend about how bad my pms gets a week or so before my period and aPpAreNtlY you’re not supposed to feel suicidal

  • Why do you people never put the links in the description so one can check out the people you interview. All Social media links should be added in the description. Twitter / FB/ youtube channel/ Instagram it would also honour the people you interview.

  • Thank you for explaining this. I never heard of PMDD, just always thought I had PMS. but I now know I have PMDD because I have ALL of these systems and they drive me crazy!!

  • I don’t understand how she can start the interview with I exercise regularly, ate my whole-grain cereal, light margarine, light milk but could not shift the weight. How are you even measuring your calorie balance in and out? Seems like you weren’t at all?? It seems like the inability to manage your calories and eating was not allowing you to reduce weight. Simply counting the calories coming in would have put you in a calorie deficit and you would have lost weight. But anyway I will continue to watch……..

  • Once a man full of himself who was proud of himself in being a Psychiatrist accused me of having only PRemenstrual Syndrome worse than others and so that was why according to him there I needed to accept any kind of drug he handed me. He was so keyed up all the time himself that I couldn’t even share a poem I wrote with him without him flying off the handle in raising his voice when accusing me of being a danger to the public and so needing to be committed to a different facility altogether where I not only would not be able to visit my newborn anymore in my own house on weekends. In that institution there I would have had no choices about anything including who was to be looking after both my newborn and my eldest child both of whom were under age 3 at the time. In that hospital ward in the year 1980 I felt like instead of being able to recover from childbirth and soon after domestic violence even more overwhelmed when being expected to act as parent to others there including to that Psychiatrist full of self importance too.

  • I’m not really upset at them recycling videos since they have so many of them that i haven’t seen (including this one). They have a growing fanbase who may not be willing to backtrack and watch all the old videos they missed and would appreciate the re-upload.

  • As a trans guy here is how my periods

    Day 1: when I start bleeding I get extremely angry and I can become violent at times. I get knives and act like I’m stabbing people.
    Day 2: I become suicidal and get tendencies to self harm and do bad things.
    Day 3: I feel hopeless like there is no point in life and I’d be better off dead, make nooses and put them around my neck.
    Day 4: Deal with it and ignore everything around me, don’t talk to anyone.
    Day 5: try to act as if I’m ok when I’m not, tie nooses around stuffed animals necks and mine.
    Day 6: it lasts for so long and I wish it would just end.
    Day 7: the bleeding stops and I am extremely happy, I start doing the things I like again. I always get reminded of the bleeding when I see anything red and/or chunky. I feel like I’m going to vomit.

  • How can I get your help??? I need to be evaluated. My period heightens what you are talking about, but Dr’s here don’t have your knowledge.

  • I was keto forever due to a seizure disorder. It was only when I went fully carnivore that the cravings finally went away. Pleasant side effect was that my seizures also went away.

  • Thank you for these podcasts…excellent interviewer, and always interesting, remarkable and worthwhile interviewees.
    I have been wondering about the stress that is world wide at present because of Covid-19. If our insulin is constantly spiked by this, what effect is it having on those living the ketogenic way. After nearly two years of it and eating one meal a day, losing a couple of stone early on, and then stabilizing, in the last few weeks I have put on a few pounds. I am not knowledgeable, so could you tell me whether this could happen through insulin being spiked by stress, or have I been unwittingly eating more carbs?

  • I have always had this issue…recently I learned about the Whole30. I’m a slave to the sugar dragon. I’m currently on day 26 of this plan…it is a metabolism reset, I eat nothing with sugar, grains, dairy, artificial sweetners, etc. (think Paleo on steroids). Of course, you need to work through those feelings, but I have NEVER felt more in control of eating, ever in life…

  • 2 weeks before my period..i get emotional, depressed, i cry a lot, i feel worthless, my body hurts, i space off, mood swings, annoyed, anger, stressed easily, i went like this for years till i finally found out what was wrong with me.

  • So, I have a very very different view point on this topic. I used to eat emotionally, I couldn’t fix it, and it caused a lot of problems, endless cravings for bad comfort foods that I just felt so drained and gave into often. I completely changed my diet to a whole food plant based diet (in comparison this channel isn’t nearly as clean as my diet is now) and all those cravings disappeared. So all that emotional issues were just a cover for the real problem, now I eat as much as I want, when I want, lost weight, no problem maintaining weight or over eating, it is a unbelievable side effect of a change in lifestyle that wasn’t expected.

  • I’d very much like to avoid having to take SSRI’s for something that’s an issue 2-3 days a month. So many dangerous side effects. No thanks!
    Hoping fourth generation birth control will help but I’d try any treatment option before taking SSRI’s.
    And the whole diet advice… bs. Sorry, but I have such a healthy lifestyle already..

  • I’m glad I’m not alone in this.. I just pushed my best friend away and I didn’t mean it. I’m not trying to blame it on PMDD but I think it may be a major factor because it would always happen around the same time. Every month right before my cycle (between 2-7 days before the start) I would get severely depressed and would flip a switch at little things/perceive them the wrong way. Really hurting rn��

  • Sad, that this channel has so many subs. Many receipts often turn out really bad (when you try to make them yourself) and they use same ones over and over again…

  • Oh my god, this video helped me like anything ever did before. I was starting to accept my “madness” since nothing I had seen seemed to reach the heart of my problem. Thank you for increasing my hopes!!

  • Maybe the problem is the immense amount of hormones put into our food that we are eating? There has to be an actual reason for this. I’m sick of effing crying so much and feeling worthless for one week every month. It isn’t fair for me and especially for my child who has to deal with me.

  • Excellent interview. Amy is so knowledgeable and wrote a great book on Alzheimer’s. She is definitely way more informed than 99+% of MDs. All these sweet tooth type recipes are not good IMO. It is best to ditch the sweet tooth in general. I am carnivore and very rarely have a sweet craving-which passes. Went keto/carnivore as it is the healthiest diet. BMI 17 but initially on keto I started gaining unwanted weight with the coconut oil (which I do not even like), butter, and other fat bombs. I eliminated all that and dropped the few pounds gained. No snacking is key.

  • Thank you for sharing your knowledge an expertise. PMDD is a terrible reality for many women and its great to have a better understanding of the options.

  • Hi I just came across your video and it’s so helpful Thank you I have a question I was diagnosed with PMDD and I’ve started takingL-Tyrosine 500 mg One a day along with my Ashwagandha and I feel like my normal self would you recommend taking this or should I just go straight to YAZ