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Ask the Dietitian: 5 Nutrition Tricks for Picky Eaters. by Sidney Fry, MS, RD. December 19, 2017. 5 Comments.

Share it: We cover a lot of ground when it comes to nutrition at MyFitnessPal. Some of the topics can be tricky and deserve further explanation from our experts. FIVE TRICKS FOR PICKY EATERS.

The ability to overcome picky eating. Dietitian’s Feeding Tips for Picky Eaters Medically reviewed by Abbey Sharp, Registered Dietitian (RD), BASc. We share my top tips for how to get your toddler to eat new foods and the top tips for feeding picky eaters from a dietitian mom. READ MORE ASK THE DIETITIAN > IS SUGAR REALLY ADDICTIVE? > 5 NUTRITION TRICKS FOR PICKY EATERS > THE CASE AGAINST DIET SODA.

Tags ask the dietitian losing weight nutrition tips science-backed. “A picky eater may accept 30 or more different foods,” says Maggie McHugh, MS, RD, CDN, cofounder of Eating for You (and baby too), Inc. “If the child is accepting less than 20 foods, the parent and dietitian should be concerned the behavior is beyond being picky. Some problem feeders may only accept five to 10 foods.”. If you are fighting to feed your little one and getting stressed about it every day, you are most probably dealing with a picky eater.

You only know one when you have one, it’s said. While it may seem like you are alone in the battle, a lot of parents go through this. Also, here is a little secret. Getting stressed about it will only worsen the situation.

Now, here is the good news –. Five tips and tricks to help your child eat better; And sometimes you could also have a very picky eater on your hands. Being a parent comes with immense responsibilities and our children’s diet, nourishment and growth become a vital daily concern. For me, feeding both my kids well-balanced meals is something I try to achieve every day. Explore Kami Kew’s board “childrens eating” on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Toddler meals, Baby food recipes, Picky eating. Luckybar was founded by a mom of two boys, one of whom was a picky eater. After her little one made his way through an entire protein bar one lucky day, this mom knew she had to jump on this opportunity to nourish her son and fussy eaters everywhere. Picky eating is typical for many preschoolers. It’s simply another step in the process of growing up and becoming independent.

As long as your preschooler is healthy, growing normally, and has plenty of energy, he or she is most likely getting the nutrients he or she needs. Typical picky eating behaviors. Picky eaters often ask for specific meals, even if the rest of the family is eating something else.

It’s recommended that parents offer the same meal to.

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Skillful dietitians can provide this information, for there is much more than simply handling out a standard diet sheet.

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by Desai
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Some of these have proven to be quite effective; however, the challenge lies in teaching the patient how to transition from full meal replacements to partial meal replacements and ultimately to real food.

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from Quality in Obesity Treatment
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To encourage picky eaters, one of the best tools is perseverance.

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The dietetic advisor may also have to correct misinformation.

“Manual of Dietetic Practice” by Briony Thomas, Jacki Bishop
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by Briony Thomas, Jacki Bishop
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Picky eaters may initially refuse all foods but allow themselves to be coaxed

“Nutrition” by Paul M. Insel, R. Elaine Turner, Don Ross
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by Paul M. Insel, R. Elaine Turner, Don Ross
Jones and Bartlett, 2004

Picky-eating children often grow up into finicky adults with nutritional deficits that can contribute to chronic disease.

“Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness” by Dawn Clifford, Laura Curtis
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by Dawn Clifford, Laura Curtis
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Picky eaters may initially refuse all foods but allow themselves to be coaxed into eating.

“Discovering Nutrition” by Paul M. Insel, R. Elaine Turner, Don Ross
from Discovering Nutrition
by Paul M. Insel, R. Elaine Turner, Don Ross
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2006

I can also understand your friend’s praise for her dietitian; we don’t value diet advice for being real and practical but for its ability to challenge us.

“Don'T Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight” by Rujuta Diwekar
from Don’T Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight
by Rujuta Diwekar
Random House Publishers India Pvt. Limited, 2011

The dietitian may also provide advice, promoting a balanced diet (see Ch. 19).

“Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book: Fundamentals of Holistic Care” by Chris Brooker, Anne Waugh
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by Chris Brooker, Anne Waugh
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

In addition, my friend and colleague Sylvia Haskvitz has written a helpful book, Eat By Choice, Not By Habit, which uses food, health, and well-being as the portal to the process of nonviolent communication (NVC), which we learned about in chapter 3.

“Stop Eating Your Heart Out: The 21-Day Program to Free Yourself from Emotional Eating” by Meryl Hershey Beck, Jeanne Rust
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  • Being picky eater in school is hard and one time was my favourite food for lunch in school but my friend was eating mouth open and it was disgusting and then i was hungry for whole day

  • My 2 years old daughter is extremely picky eater. She never liked any food some time I need to feed her by force because she is under weight. I am very tired of this and i feel very bad

  • My 2 years old daughter is extremely picky eater. She never liked any food some time I need to feed her by force because she is under weight. I am very tired of this and i feel very bad

  • My alcoholic husband is 38 and a picky eater. I found a solution for him, I told him he can starve. He would rather drink vodka then eat.

  • Ok.. I dont talk about this but I am the biggest picky eater I dont drink milk or juice or honey or sauce or orange and banana green beans I could make a list forever so im bored so lemme do this lol.
    sushi blueberry rasberry watermelon pineapple tomato cereal just let me please get a new life and have new tastebuds i hate beans and most vegetables and fruits and cheese and onion and btw this is a story with onions I was at maccas and with my friend and I ordered a cheeseburger WITH ONLY CHEESE AND MEAT and they gave me like 2 tiny tiny bits of onion so i handed it back and they still had a VERY LITTLE BIT and i havent had it and my friend was laughing at me it was so akward

  • Ok so when I’m 14 and I am extremely picky like it’s terrible and when I was younger I ate literally anything but just a year ago or so I found that I am lactose intolerant and I’m also Dominican and I never eat the food my mom or family eats and all I eat at restaurants is chicken and fries

  • Thank you so much but my mom is always negative and I hate it. It’s been 13 years and if she is only positive and not being positive, but when their kid says “I don’t want it”, they either fight with their child or leave them alone.

  • I’m a very picky eater and I will only eat certain things. My little sister however is much worse and as a result is underweight. I’m really worried about her especially because she’s only 8 years old! I hope she grows out of it soon! Her immune system is very weak and I’m worried she might die from sickness before she’s 18. I love her a lot and I want her to eat a tad bit healthier. Any tips?

  • I gave by friend a fast food sandwich that I though was so good and then he lifted it up and pushed it away because it had cheese and I was so pisses especially because he made a sour face

  • Such a fun video! Do you think you can review Rachel Aust’s what I eat in a day video? She has a few and they’re always beautifully shot.

  • Hold motherload!
    Watching this video made me realise that my mom worked these methods on me when I was a kid…..
    I feel betrayed:/ She got help about me behind my back! ������������

    And for real I was a picky eater… still am…:/

  • I am very picky and can’t help it. I only eat junk food and I wish I could change but can’t! My mom always says when are you going to try new foods. She just does not get it. Some foods I liked when I was little I have tried to eat again but just tastes gross now. People say your tastes buds will change but for me mine haven’t. All I eat all day is chicken strips that I make in the air fryer which takes about 10 min. I don’t eat any fruits and vegetables at all. My mom also tries to get me to take a gummy that has vitamins in it and most kids like gummy’s but I hate them. I just can’t eat new food.

  • toddlers not liking veg may be geneticaly programmed from early humanity foraging an kids didnt know what was poisonous. also a vegetarian diet wont give a toddler the nutrients it needs. its called self preservation.

  • Am I the only one who loves fruit, pasta, eggs, potatoes SOME meat, and pretty much hates most of vegetables. I really hate that I’m this way but when I eat something I don’t like, I feel like throwing up. I really hope that I’ll get out of this phase as soon as possible. I’ve been a picky eater from the age of 11 till now (14).

  • Growing up my taste buds have remained relatively the same. I don’t like sauces or cheese and barely like any fruits or veggies. Every time I order food it’s gotta be plain and dry. Super frustrating when eating at friends but I literally can’t help it.

  • Best thing to do, is do not force your kid to eat what they do not want to eat. If you force them, they will hate that food for the rest of there life, and avoid it. Instead buy different things for them to try “if they want to try it”. Personally i like to allow my child to pick something new while we shop, then later i prepare it for them to try. Sometimes you will get lucky, and they will enjoy a healthier food choice. Keep in mind most kids do not like ugly or nasty looking food. Not because its not good, but because its repulsive in appearance. In this case find a way to make it look better, dress it up. If your child says they do not like something specifically, do not try to fix it for them. Listen to them, learn what they do, and do not enjoy. Gotta remember its there body that tells their brain what it does, and does not like. Its not up to the child what their body likes. It always upsets me to see a parent trying to force feed a child, or forcing them to sit at the table until they clean their plate. Its wrong, and will have bad consequences on the child for the rest of their life causing bad eating habits as well as stress on the child. Most importantly, it should be fun to eat and cook. You don’t want dinner time to feel bad for them. It should be something they look forward to. Some people are “health nuts”. People who take eating healthy way way to far. Which is fine, but they need to realize they should not push there habbits on to there child. Allow them to develop in their own way. Just because you like eggs, does not mean your child will like eggs etc etc.

  • I’m a picky eater, and 34 years old. 5 seconds in and you’re calling me a child?! When I was a child I would actually eat anything. Fucking health snobs! I’ll go somewhere who will give me advice without the mocking attitude. You just happened to be the first video that popped up. Literally took you 5 seconds to lose a viewer. And considering how many people have watched, and you’ve gotten next to no comments and barely any people giving this a thumbs up or down, I can see why.

  • You really do provide the best content! It always seems so relevant to where I am in my life haha. Thank you for all your hard work!:)

  • I eat a variety of food but my 16 month toddler is hesitant to try anything. He just sticks to pasta, oatmeal, fruits, yogurt, meatballs and some veggies. Plus he is allergic to peanuts. I notice he isn’t a fan of trying food when at home but he is more likely to try food when we eat out. Although we mostly eat at home because of costs.

  • My baby’s first real from-the-table food was chicken enchilada soup. Mushed up the beans and removed the corn and he would not stop signing for more. Sometimes, it’s the baby food they don’t want because the companies make them nasty! I know a lot of people who skipped ‘baby’ jars all together and just mushed up whatever was at the table.

  • I’m the same way about delivery. I have four(birth center births) and I was never a big fan of pregnancy but labor was fine to do again and again.

  • just ordered a four pack of those plates off of amazon. I have a feeling its the best $20 I’ve spend for my daugther’s health. she is such a picky eater. This will probably be a fun way to help with that.

  • Best thing to do, is do not force your kid to eat what they do not want to eat. If you force them, they will hate that food for the rest of there life, and avoid it. Instead buy different things for them to try “if they want to try it”. Personally i like to allow my child to pick something new while we shop, then later i prepare it for them to try. Sometimes you will get lucky, and they will enjoy a healthier food choice. Keep in mind most kids do not like ugly or nasty looking food. Not because its not good, but because its repulsive in appearance. In this case find a way to make it look better, dress it up. If your child says they do not like something specifically, do not try to fix it for them. Listen to them, learn what they do, and do not enjoy. Gotta remember its there body that tells their brain what it does, and does not like. Its not up to the child what their body likes. It always upsets me to see a parent trying to force feed a child, or forcing them to sit at the table until they clean their plate. Its wrong, and will have bad consequences on the child for the rest of their life causing bad eating habits as well as stress on the child. Most importantly, it should be fun to eat and cook. You don’t want dinner time to feel bad for them. It should be something they look forward to. Some people are “health nuts”. People who take eating healthy way way to far. Which is fine, but they need to realize they should not push there habbits on to there child. Allow them to develop in their own way. Just because you like eggs, does not mean your child will like eggs etc etc.

  • Thank you so much for this video, very informative and helpful! I’m a first time mom and have been worried if I don’t feed my baby enough solids and on the other hand she didn’t seem to eat much. This video, especially the lady speaking in the middle (from 12:00) gave me clarity and it was so easy to implement. To my surprise my baby ate almost everything I gave her the last four times I tried since watching the video. Amazing results and I’m now looking forward to preparing food instead of taking it as a chore. ��

  • This is a information every parent should know. We have so many programs like WIC, regular check ups with doctors and there’s so much missed. I’m recently started to live the night mare of my 2 y NOT EATING AT ALL and this just made me realized I have been setting my child for failure and also failing as a parent. This is my bible. I am just literally start over (as she is a baby, from the begging ) hopefully the memory lapse we have as a child were we dont really remember at 3 y much of what happend before, will help for her future. I feel so disappointed of my self.

  • Ok so when I’m 14 and I am extremely picky like it’s terrible and when I was younger I ate literally anything but just a year ago or so I found that I am lactose intolerant and I’m also Dominican and I never eat the food my mom or family eats and all I eat at restaurants is chicken and fries

  • My precious little baby is 27 months and refuses to eat solids she screams and kicks when I put her in the high chair ���� it’s heartbreaking “I want mummy milk she shouts lol ��so I sit in the nursing chair and hold my precious little baby in my arms and gently rock her while she feeds �� so adorable xx

  • I have daugther.she is 2 years old.she doesnt want to eat food.
    She eats chacose and chaps accept chacose and chapes she doest eat any thing else.
    I dont know what to do.

  • My 12 year old was a anti eater almost completely at age 6 mo ths till like 2. She would only take a bottle! I was so scared. I would add rice mixture to milk to help. But i got alot of crap from family from not making her eat. But i couldnt force feed her. She was skinny. Had dark circles. I was terrified and felt like the worst mother. Now she loves all food!

  • My baby’s first real from-the-table food was chicken enchilada soup. Mushed up the beans and removed the corn and he would not stop signing for more. Sometimes, it’s the baby food they don’t want because the companies make them nasty! I know a lot of people who skipped ‘baby’ jars all together and just mushed up whatever was at the table.

  • My mother had terrible morning sickness with me, even plain water was making her nauseous sometimes. However, she was cravig harissa paste (and it didn’t make her feel bad). Go figure sometimes.

  • just ordered a four pack of those plates off of amazon. I have a feeling its the best $20 I’ve spend for my daugther’s health. she is such a picky eater. This will probably be a fun way to help with that.

  • Wish i knew this stuff when my oldest niece was 4! But thing is, I don’t think this advice would have worked because she was so stubborn when it came to eating, she refused to touch fruits and especially veggies. She would tantrum the entire time screaming and crying “I DON’T LIKE IT!” even after being asked if she’s had the veggie and fruit in question and she has said No. She even refused to try it before saying she doesn’t like it. The demo with the mac and cheese, the mac and cheese would have been the only thing fro that demo she would have eaten and left the green beans and strawberries untounched and then would proceed to tantrum even if you encouraged her to eat a set amount. She just absolutely refused. So with her, i believe the only way she would have ate veggies and fruit is if it was hidden and didn’t know she was eating veggies and fruits because if she saw it, and she knew it was what she was required to eat, she refused to touch it. She will be 20 now in December and I hope like crazy she eats better now than she did as a toddler/small child.

  • Thank you so much for this video, very informative and helpful! I’m a first time mom and have been worried if I don’t feed my baby enough solids and on the other hand she didn’t seem to eat much. This video, especially the lady speaking in the middle (from 12:00) gave me clarity and it was so easy to implement. To my surprise my baby ate almost everything I gave her the last four times I tried since watching the video. Amazing results and I’m now looking forward to preparing food instead of taking it as a chore. ��

  • This is a information every parent should know. We have so many programs like WIC, regular check ups with doctors and there’s so much missed. I’m recently started to live the night mare of my 2 y NOT EATING AT ALL and this just made me realized I have been setting my child for failure and also failing as a parent. This is my bible. I am just literally start over (as she is a baby, from the begging ) hopefully the memory lapse we have as a child were we dont really remember at 3 y much of what happend before, will help for her future. I feel so disappointed of my self.

  • Being picky eater in school is hard and one time was my favourite food for lunch in school but my friend was eating mouth open and it was disgusting and then i was hungry for whole day

  • Am I the only one who loves fruit, pasta, eggs, potatoes SOME meat, and pretty much hates most of vegetables. I really hate that I’m this way but when I eat something I don’t like, I feel like throwing up. I really hope that I’ll get out of this phase as soon as possible. I’ve been a picky eater from the age of 11 till now (14).

  • Hey Abbey! Erika Costell, a model, fitness and lifestyle YouTuber just released a what I eat in a week video, it would be awesome to see you review it.

  • Pls be careful with this method of contraception. I used a similar device called The Daisy and fell pregnant within 3 mnths. Maybe good though for if your trying to get pregnant.

  • Thank you so much but my mom is always negative and I hate it. It’s been 13 years and if she is only positive and not being positive, but when their kid says “I don’t want it”, they either fight with their child or leave them alone.

  • as a child I was only fed chicken and chips up until I was about… 5…6? so now that’s literally all I can eat, I hate it so much I’m 15 now and I see others eating and all I have are chicken strips and fries, that’s the only thing I’ve been eating for over 10 years and I’m scared

  • Pregnancy is a wild ride haha! I’m 16 weeks and I’m having all of my morning sickness in the 2nd trimester. I mostly eat fruit and grilled cheese sandwiches. ��

  • I’m a very picky eater and I will only eat certain things. My little sister however is much worse and as a result is underweight. I’m really worried about her especially because she’s only 8 years old! I hope she grows out of it soon! Her immune system is very weak and I’m worried she might die from sickness before she’s 18. I love her a lot and I want her to eat a tad bit healthier. Any tips?

  • I gave by friend a fast food sandwich that I though was so good and then he lifted it up and pushed it away because it had cheese and I was so pisses especially because he made a sour face

  • its not always just a phase, some people just dont like certain things, tastes or textures and i dont think u should force people to eat everything

  • Hold motherload!
    Watching this video made me realise that my mom worked these methods on me when I was a kid…..
    I feel betrayed:/ She got help about me behind my back! ������������

    And for real I was a picky eater… still am…:/

  • I am very picky and can’t help it. I only eat junk food and I wish I could change but can’t! My mom always says when are you going to try new foods. She just does not get it. Some foods I liked when I was little I have tried to eat again but just tastes gross now. People say your tastes buds will change but for me mine haven’t. All I eat all day is chicken strips that I make in the air fryer which takes about 10 min. I don’t eat any fruits and vegetables at all. My mom also tries to get me to take a gummy that has vitamins in it and most kids like gummy’s but I hate them. I just can’t eat new food.

  • toddlers not liking veg may be geneticaly programmed from early humanity foraging an kids didnt know what was poisonous. also a vegetarian diet wont give a toddler the nutrients it needs. its called self preservation.

  • It’s a little funny. Military basic training, and its following job specific schools, marks healthy foods as green, ok foods as yellow, and bad foods as red when you’re getting food at the chow hall. That’s kind of funny because the video does too at about 2:40.

  • Growing up my taste buds have remained relatively the same. I don’t like sauces or cheese and barely like any fruits or veggies. Every time I order food it’s gotta be plain and dry. Super frustrating when eating at friends but I literally can’t help it.

  • I’ve never been pregnant, but a major PMS craving I have is sliced strawberries with either almond butter or peanutbutter with a little drizzle of honey. SO GOOD. And a life changing sweet snack. I hope you try it! ����

  • I’m so happy for you and your excitement about motherhood is inspiring (I’m usually a little intimidated by the thought).
    concerning names: My name is ‘Heide’ by the way, it’s an old german name, very uncommon here, its origin is “Adelheid” (similar to Adelhaid) which means being of noble/aristocratic descent, while my name the short version ‘Heide’ also is the name for a specific sort of forest/meadow landscape (google ‘Luneburger Heide’ for pretty pictures of this specific landscape it’s stunning:) ). I love my name (especially because I know nobody with the name, so it’s truly mine) but I’d be willing to share in case you like it. And the one ‘old, noble/aristocratic’ meaning vs. the relation to nature I think is in combination very nice:)
    So if you like it, feel free to use it:) (even though I’ve discovered English natives have trouble pronouncing it because it’s not like in “Heidi” like Heidi Klum, but it’s pronounced as if it was written “Heiden” (just without ‘n’)). Best wishes

  • I literally cried and had a panic/anxiety attack watching this. It was always a fight, a battle at dinner and I this was almost every night from ages 5-9 yrs old, now I’m 11 and still a very fussy eater I don’t eat any vegetables I rarely have fruit I hate my body I’m fat and I’ve developed an eating disorder, first it was eating constantly when I was sad, depressed, upset, bored generally just eating constantly and now it’s more anorexia and the battles and fights every night at dinner stopped generally when my parents split up when I was 8/9 and we stopped having dinner at the table and now we either eat at separate times, always eating different dinner, eg my mum would have pasta and my brother would have a burger and I’d have tinned spaghetti hienz and like I just hated that they never tried, they still never do, eg like said in the video.. it’s just, ugh idk I need advice and I keep saying to myself, ‘just wait until your 18 then you’ll be okay’ ‘just till 18’ and so on bc I think that when I’m 18 I can move out, live on my own, or with a roommate, have a diet, go to the gym, go on runs, eat better or eat nothing bc no ones there to judge and become a better person and get fit even if I don’t have the self confidence I can get gym machines at home and become a better person, bc I feel awkward to any of those things in front of my mum and brother and change bc my family is.. well if I changed like that, even if I went on a run, they would question me and confront me and make me talk about it to them in a bad way and make me explain myself. I suffer from depression and anxiety and I get panic and anxiety attacks frequently.. idk I just know I can’t wait till I’m 18 but I’ve still got school and hating my body until I change and I still have 6 years yet (I’m 12 in 17 days so a few weeks) and even then I’ll still have proms and parties and swimming where I’ll hate my body and myself so I just need some advice to get myself through those 6 years until I change achieve my goal, so please just some advice would help a lot xoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxox

  • I eat a variety of food but my 16 month toddler is hesitant to try anything. He just sticks to pasta, oatmeal, fruits, yogurt, meatballs and some veggies. Plus he is allergic to peanuts. I notice he isn’t a fan of trying food when at home but he is more likely to try food when we eat out. Although we mostly eat at home because of costs.

  • as a child I was only fed chicken and chips up until I was about… 5…6? so now that’s literally all I can eat, I hate it so much I’m 15 now and I see others eating and all I have are chicken strips and fries, that’s the only thing I’ve been eating for over 10 years and I’m scared

  • I was a picky eater in my childhood and I’m extremelly healthy nowadays. Thin, without diseases, very active in sports, e.g. I think smart parents should respect the signs that their children give them about satiety or rejection to an indigested food to avoid creating more traumas. Ps they won”t gotta die not eating your food. Just take them to a specialist regularly.

  • With my first I had hypermesis and craved apples in the beginningtowards the last trimester I craved Mateo oatmeal with banana slices on top. With my second, from the very beginning, I craved Wavy Lays dipped in…mayonnaise ����‍♀️Thank goodness for prenatal vitamins.

  • My 12 year old was a anti eater almost completely at age 6 mo ths till like 2. She would only take a bottle! I was so scared. I would add rice mixture to milk to help. But i got alot of crap from family from not making her eat. But i couldnt force feed her. She was skinny. Had dark circles. I was terrified and felt like the worst mother. Now she loves all food!

  • Can you do a video on weight loss for breastfeeding mothers? I just passed one year pp and I’m still struggling w/ the same 10-15 lbs. I’d really to get back down before trying to conceive again, but I’m really struggling with any kind of diet (even at one year baby still enjoys nursing). Especially with quarantine I’m struggling with a proper workout schedule. So idk if I should be eating a different amount the days I get out or what? Should I just have a snack planned on the days I get out? Lol so far the only thing that’s worked was eating salads for lunch. Help please! Lol

  • Abby I really love your content, and I admire how positive and strong you are. I can only imagine how hard it must have been to keep making videos and working while going through your miscarriages. I’ve also been going through serious challenges in my own life between death and turmoil in my family, covid/job stress, and my own mental health battle with OCD. You are such a positive and soothing presence and your content provides such a nice distraction from everything going on. Your WIEIAD commentary also helps me understand what balance and healthy eating really mean, and what a positive relationship with food can look like/to not be fooled by toxic wellness and diet culture. I wish you the best on your pregnancy journey and bless your family! ❤️

  • I gained 34 pounds with my first. I ate sooo much in the third trimester. I’m kind of a little worried about gaining even more if I ever have a second. It would be worth it though ��

  • Yes please on the breastfeeding and pumping video. I’m less than 4 weeks away from my due date and more information is always helpful.:)

  • My last pregnancy I loved drinking chocolate milk with pickles, it was all I could really eat throughout my whole pregnancy since I hate hyperemesis the whole 9 months.

  • Greek names

    Girl name:
    1. Thalia (Thάlia pr tha (θα) not ta) one of the nine muses and one of the three charites. Thalia was was the goddess who presided over comedy and idyllic poetry. Ηer name means “flourishing”, because the praises in her songs flourish through time. She was the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the eighth-born of the nine Muses.

    2.Ariti (Arίti ) She was a contemporary of Socrates and taught philosophy in the Attic school to more than 100 philosophers.

    Boy name:

    1.Solon (Sόlon)

    The famous legislator, philosopher and poet Solon, the so-called “Athenian”, one of the seven wise men of ancient Greece

    2. Ion (ion meaning blossom).

    3.Kriton (Krίton) ( meaning the one who judges, the intelligent.
    )

    LEON (Lέon) name of Athenian politicians and generals of the E and D Century ( meaning lion.
    )

    Iason (i.ǎːsɔːn) or Jason (meaning the healer.) was an ancient Greek mythological hero and leader of the Argonauts, whose quest for the Golden Fleece featured in Greek literature.

  • as i am watching this i am eating a grilled cheese sandwich. yesterday i had only potatoes for dinner. I cant eat any vegetables except for cucumber. i tried spinach and i felt like dying. i usually love spinach

  • I love your stadium analogy with the whole crowd cheering you on, I think every woman deserves that experience when they are pushing, it must be really encouraging!

  • My birthed son is 12, my bonus son is turning 15 and we are pregnant! Yay! We’ve been trying for awhile so it was a wonderful suprise. But anyway my 12 yr old has said he wants a sister, just not a sassy sister lol & one that behaves.
    We just found out it’s a girl & I’m so excited! We thought about waiting and on one hand I wish we would have but on the other it’s been 12 years & I just needed to know lol.
    My son is a huge Mario fan (who isn’t?) & my husband tells him we are going to name her Rydette bc his name is Ryderlike Toad & Toadette. He doesn’t think it as funny as the hubby ��
    Btw I’m kinda terrified about having a girl. Our boys have been so easy, like amazingly easy… This pregnancy has already been A LOT different, forget morning sicknessIt’s all day sickness.
    I have been craving watermelon, lots of watermelon. I also think it’s bc I’ve been so sick, it’s hydrating.

  • currently trying to get pregnant, I really want a boy. I’ve lost both my father and my older brother who where named Michael so I want to have a boy and name him after them. Other boy names I like are Jeremiah, Ezra, and Daniel.

  • We have decided on a boy and girl name for this baby. Before we settled though, I liked the names Pearl and Laurence. Take care✨��

  • I did have one odd craving this pregnancy. One time only I made a sandwich of sauerkraut and peanut butter. It was so good at that moment ��but I have not wanted it again��. I am at the end of week 19 and am into different things besides breakfast foods for breakfast. The other day I had a big salad in the morning and it was sooo good!

  • I was a picky eater in my childhood and I’m extremelly healthy nowadays. Thin, without diseases, very active in sports, e.g. I think smart parents should respect the signs that their children give them about satiety or rejection to an indigested food to avoid creating more traumas. Ps they won”t gotta die not eating your food. Just take them to a specialist regularly.

  • Could you do or direct me to a body positivity video?? You talk so well on it and as a teen girl that’s a topic I find really hard to deal with and would love to hear what you have to say more on it. Love your videos and congrats on the pregnancy!

  • Yes please make a video about what not to say to a pregnant woman. I got so many annoying comments! “Are you sure it’s not twins?!” “Wow you’re about ready to pop huh?” (At 5-6 months pregnant)

  • Hi Abbey. Not sure if you changed your hair but if you did, that razor collarbone cut reeeally suits you.

    I’m thinking, Girl��
    For a boy, what about, Jacob
    For a girl, Hannah
    ��

  • Please please please do a video on breastfeeding!! I’m nursing my 3rd baby, he is almost 5 months old and I’m starving all the time! And struggling with being the biggest and heaviest I’ve ever been in my life and cant imagine lowering my daily calories to lose weight right now!

  • Great video, thanks so much for sharing your pregnancy details with us!
    I would love to learn more about your birthing story and what made it so amazing that you can’t wait to do it again?? Any tips to share on how to prepare for the birth? Love your vlogs!!

  • I love that you’re not finding out the gender. I found out with both my sons and always say if I have a third, I will not find out but don’t know if I’d have the will power. I had the SAME thing with chicken and raw vegetables with my first son. After I pushed out my second, I asked for a sandwich and fruit lol. It was 2am and they brought me a crappy turkey sandwich and grapesneither were good or fresh, but I ate them both anyway. Rooting for a healthy, happy baby for you!:)

  • My sister has consistently craved fruit very much throughout her pregnancy, eating literally pounds of fruit every week, but also some veggies like she had an entire pound of celery for a snack one day

  • Is it weird I had no food cravings or aversions while pregnant? Especially since while pmsing I always crave sweet. In the first trimester I just felt sick and didn’t want to eat anything and in the third I felt like there was no room for food and couldn’t eat heavy things. But this sensation of really liking or hating some food just never came

  • This article explains why the research touted by Natural Cycles regarding its use as a contraceptive is flawed and puts women at risk of unplanned pregnancy: https://srh.bmj.com/content/44/4/307.full I can send you the full article if you are interested as I’m subscribed to this journal.

  • Ok.. I dont talk about this but I am the biggest picky eater I dont drink milk or juice or honey or sauce or orange and banana green beans I could make a list forever so im bored so lemme do this lol.
    sushi blueberry rasberry watermelon pineapple tomato cereal just let me please get a new life and have new tastebuds i hate beans and most vegetables and fruits and cheese and onion and btw this is a story with onions I was at maccas and with my friend and I ordered a cheeseburger WITH ONLY CHEESE AND MEAT and they gave me like 2 tiny tiny bits of onion so i handed it back and they still had a VERY LITTLE BIT and i havent had it and my friend was laughing at me it was so akward

  • I craved oranges and salami and ALL the frosted mini wheats lol.. I never got over my aversion of minced meat/beef it had stuck with me almost 4 years since that pregnancy

  • its not always just a phase, some people just dont like certain things, tastes or textures and i dont think u should force people to eat everything

  • Yes rant please! The worst to me was when I was pregnant with my first. Background: I was very fit and slender (size 2). People would comment stuff like “you look so small, you can’t possibly be due in a month” ugh! It’s just gave me anxiety about my baby’s growth. Even got another ultrasound at 32 weeks. OB did confirm that baby was smallish but the growth rate from the 20 week ultrasound was on target.

  • My alcoholic husband is 38 and a picky eater. I found a solution for him, I told him he can starve. He would rather drink vodka then eat.

  • You probably already know but don’t pig out on pineapple! Bromelain is a cervix softener.
    My first son I craved peanut butter like nobody’s business, like crying when I finished a jar bc there was none left. This pregnancy it’s Vegemite toast ��

  • I love that you try not to make gender assumptions! I totally agree, baby stuff is so overly gendered and it makes me uncomfortable. No matter what, I hope your human baby is happy and healthy.

  • It’s a little funny. Military basic training, and its following job specific schools, marks healthy foods as green, ok foods as yellow, and bad foods as red when you’re getting food at the chow hall. That’s kind of funny because the video does too at about 2:40.

  • Love the names Miller and Baker for boys! I craved pickles in the beginning and pancakes like crazy in the end with my daughter. Couldn’t touch chicken either, still years later dont really like it! My daughters name is Breea which also a beautiful girl name. Pronounced Bria just spelt different.

  • Def agree on the “no comment on a woman’s body period” i had crazy weight gain on prednisone while on treatment for lymphoma and on top of being bald and eyebrowless, people thought it was okay to comment on my weight fluctuations. In general, those changes that happen (with pregnancy or medical conditions or life, etc) cause enough issues with self-identity and confidence. Don’t need someone else highlighting that to me ��

  • Yes to the video regarding what not to say to a pregnant woman. Example…”You look like you are about to pop” ����‍♀️����‍♀️ I have had 3 successful pregnancies…So I have heard many many comments. A video to sum all that up would be entertaining ��

  • Wish i knew this stuff when my oldest niece was 4! But thing is, I don’t think this advice would have worked because she was so stubborn when it came to eating, she refused to touch fruits and especially veggies. She would tantrum the entire time screaming and crying “I DON’T LIKE IT!” even after being asked if she’s had the veggie and fruit in question and she has said No. She even refused to try it before saying she doesn’t like it. The demo with the mac and cheese, the mac and cheese would have been the only thing fro that demo she would have eaten and left the green beans and strawberries untounched and then would proceed to tantrum even if you encouraged her to eat a set amount. She just absolutely refused. So with her, i believe the only way she would have ate veggies and fruit is if it was hidden and didn’t know she was eating veggies and fruits because if she saw it, and she knew it was what she was required to eat, she refused to touch it. She will be 20 now in December and I hope like crazy she eats better now than she did as a toddler/small child.

  • Here’s one thing I don’t understand. Why do people insist on asking about the unborn baby’s sex? Like why are people interested if the baby has a lil weenie or not? I mean that’s all it tells us. We don’t know the baby’s gender identity, nor does it tell us anything about it’s reproductive organs except whether there’s a tiny peen between it’s legs. I think it’s rather perverted and invasive��

  • I’m a picky eater, and 34 years old. 5 seconds in and you’re calling me a child?! When I was a child I would actually eat anything. Fucking health snobs! I’ll go somewhere who will give me advice without the mocking attitude. You just happened to be the first video that popped up. Literally took you 5 seconds to lose a viewer. And considering how many people have watched, and you’ve gotten next to no comments and barely any people giving this a thumbs up or down, I can see why.

  • My precious little baby is 27 months and refuses to eat solids she screams and kicks when I put her in the high chair ���� it’s heartbreaking “I want mummy milk she shouts lol ��so I sit in the nursing chair and hold my precious little baby in my arms and gently rock her while she feeds �� so adorable xx

  • My mom still doesn’t forgive me for making her sick for 6 months while pregnant with me. My sister on the other hand gave my mom extreme hot sauce cravings (specifically Frank’s Red Hot.) My grandmother had to stop her from downing an entire bottle on one meal.

  • Hi Abbey! I love your videos and this one was really cool. I know you’ve done what I eat reviews on pregnancy which are awesome but I’d also love to see you do some what i eat in a day review videos on people who are restricted diets due to medical conditions.
    Here are some channels I watch that have what I eat in a day videos or if you find people youd rather do i’d love to see that to!!
    wild gut project (low fodmap)
    gabrielle laccasse (IBS)
    melanie murphy (IBS
    chloe barbu (IBD)
    chumchum (IBD)
    Izzy Kornblau (Gastroparesis)
    Steph Bruce (allergies)
    Isabelle’s Odyssey (MCAS & low-histamine)

  • I literally cried and had a panic/anxiety attack watching this. It was always a fight, a battle at dinner and I this was almost every night from ages 5-9 yrs old, now I’m 11 and still a very fussy eater I don’t eat any vegetables I rarely have fruit I hate my body I’m fat and I’ve developed an eating disorder, first it was eating constantly when I was sad, depressed, upset, bored generally just eating constantly and now it’s more anorexia and the battles and fights every night at dinner stopped generally when my parents split up when I was 8/9 and we stopped having dinner at the table and now we either eat at separate times, always eating different dinner, eg my mum would have pasta and my brother would have a burger and I’d have tinned spaghetti hienz and like I just hated that they never tried, they still never do, eg like said in the video.. it’s just, ugh idk I need advice and I keep saying to myself, ‘just wait until your 18 then you’ll be okay’ ‘just till 18’ and so on bc I think that when I’m 18 I can move out, live on my own, or with a roommate, have a diet, go to the gym, go on runs, eat better or eat nothing bc no ones there to judge and become a better person and get fit even if I don’t have the self confidence I can get gym machines at home and become a better person, bc I feel awkward to any of those things in front of my mum and brother and change bc my family is.. well if I changed like that, even if I went on a run, they would question me and confront me and make me talk about it to them in a bad way and make me explain myself. I suffer from depression and anxiety and I get panic and anxiety attacks frequently.. idk I just know I can’t wait till I’m 18 but I’ve still got school and hating my body until I change and I still have 6 years yet (I’m 12 in 17 days so a few weeks) and even then I’ll still have proms and parties and swimming where I’ll hate my body and myself so I just need some advice to get myself through those 6 years until I change achieve my goal, so please just some advice would help a lot xoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxox

  • Cravings: Oatmeal/granola bars, ALL THE CHEESE, sour cream, dill pickles, spicy anything, raspberries, yogurt, Caesar salad.
    I normally don’t do much dairy at all, or oatmeal haha So this is strange for me.

    Aversions: the smell of ground beef. Shredded is fine, steak is fine, ground is ��

  • I have daugther.she is 2 years old.she doesnt want to eat food.
    She eats chacose and chaps accept chacose and chapes she doest eat any thing else.
    I dont know what to do.

  • Both of my pregnancies I craved bagels with cream cheese and chocolate milk in the 2nd trimester after I was done with morning sickness.

  • It really angers me when people say “Little girls are the best” Errrrr no, a healthy baby is the best, sex is irrelevant! You’ve got the same attitude as me, boy great, girl -great.

  • Hey, could you please make a video reacting to Stargirl the Practical Witch’s what I eat in a day?
    I recently watched it and I feel like she’s really not eating enough or well, but majority of the comments seem to praise her or want to eat like her, except a couple that are also concered and I’m curious about your opinion:)

  • I have literally never heard of anyone say they loved birth lol. As someone who is trying to psych herself up for the process, it gives me something positive to hang on to!

  • Are there any names that you love but that your husband has vetoed? I know you don’t want to tell us your kids names (which I fully support) but I’d love to know your taste in names.

  • I am addicteddd to your reviews of “what I eat in a day”…i have watched ALL of them…sooo I am really looking forward to more ��

  • Ahahah DId you really enjoy giving birth? I have recently read an awful sharing about how painful and ruining this process for a woman’s body, and it scared the h*ll out of me.
    And you’re so freely saying: “Ah, I loved it! I asked to do it again!”:D
    You are just the best <3

  • Would you try giving birth without the epidural to see how the pushing feels? Never heard anyone describe the pushing as a fun experience but I also don’t know anyone who’s gone the epidural route lol.

  • boy name: myrick (it’s the name i love for my own kid lol)
    girl name: annaleise

    so happy for you abbey! i love you content, thanks for always brightening my day—such a huge fan!