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“Which is better for weight loss: (1) eating 1,500 calories a day and not exercising or (2) eating 1,800 calories but burning 300 calories per day through exercise?” What the question really asks is less about the actual numbers and more about the deficit and whether one way of creating the deficit is better. Back in 2006, a group of researcher sat down to answer the ubiquitous question-what works better: a low-carbohydrate diet or a traditional calorie-restricted, low-fat diet? They found five tightly-controlled studies that met their criteria for comparing low carbohydrate to low fat.

The collective findings from these studies brought two very. From a strictly biological perspective, the “calories in versus calories out” model matters for weight loss. You will only lose weight if you consume fewer calories than you burn, regardless of the. The concept of calorie counting revolves around the idea that if you burn more calories through physical activit y than you eat through your diet, you will lose weight, according to.

READ MORE > IS COUNTING CALORIES OR WORKING OUT BETTER FOR WEIGHT LOSS? Having a higher body weight could mean an individual is more likely to eat a nutrient-poor diet. The top sources of calories include carb-heavy foods like pasta, pizza, Tags ask the dietitian eating for weight loss healthy eating tips losing weight science-backed. Ask the Dietitian® is a website with weight, calorie, meal planning calculator tools and frequently asked questions (FAQs) on over 100 nutrition topics. Ask the Dietitian® has been online since July 1995 providing research based nutrition advice for consumers.

To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn. In theory, this sound simple. However, managing your food intake in the modern food environment can be tricky. Calorie counting.

Instead of counting calories, choose foods that use more calories. Some foods require more energy than others to digest and metabolize, says John Berardi, PhD, CSCS, president of Precision. Contrary to what most people believe, long-term weight loss is not simply about cutting a few calories here and there.

Sure, it sounds like it works, but the bottom line is that it does not. This has been proven in numerous studies and also the countless tears of unsuccessful dieters desperately counting their calories like Ebenezer Scrooge counting his pennies. To figure out how many calories you really need in order to lose weight, you have to subtract the daily calorie deficit you’re aiming for (for example, 500 to 1,000, to lose 1 to 2 pounds weekly) from your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE), which is, according to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the total amount of calories an individual burns in a given day.

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The dietitian should then compare the estimated energy expenditure to the dietary intake.

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This is followed by Module II (“Establishing and Maintaining Weight Loss”), in which the emphasis is on helping patients restrict their energy intake to about 1,500 kilocalories (kcal) daily.

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from Handbook of Obesity Treatment
by Thomas A. Wadden, Albert J. Stunkard
Guilford Publications, 2004

This method of weight control is superior to dieting alone, because substantial caloric restriction (>500 kcal/day) results in both a lowered basal metabolic rate (BMR) and a substantial loss of fat-free body mass.

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by Rodney Rhoades, David R. Bell
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009

But this didn’t make any sense to me because I was still steeped in the conventional “calories in, calories out” (CICO) approach—the idea that the only way to lose weight is to consume fewer calories than you expend.

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Provided the subject is in energy balance (neither gaining nor losing weight due to changes in body composition), the measures of expenditure and intake should agree.

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from Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition
by Benjamin Caballero, Lindsay Allen, Andrew Prentice
Elsevier Science, 2005

Thus, the adages often heard in weight management programs that “a calorie is a calorie” and 3,500 kcal = 1 lb does not accurately reflect reallife weight gains or the weight loss experienced by those in (or out of) weight management programs.

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from Physiology of Sport and Exercise
by W. Larry Kenney, Jack H. Wilmore, David L. Costill
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2019

A practical approach may be the addition of 200 to 300 calories per day to the patient’s typical (baseline) energy intake; however, the RDN must be mindful that these patients tend to overestimate their energy intake (Schebendach et al, 2012).

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from Krause’s Food & the Nutrition Care Process, Iranian Edition E-Book
by L. Kathleen Mahan, Janice L. Raymond
Elsevier Health Sciences UK, 2016

Numerous studies on meal frequency and weight loss have not observed a difference in weight loss when daily calories are matched (11).

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Some patients adjust their exercising to match their eating so if they think that they have overeaten they will try to “burn off”the excess number of calories.

“Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Eating Disorders” by Christopher G. Fairburn
from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Eating Disorders
by Christopher G. Fairburn
Guilford Publications, 2008

This method of weight control is superior to dieting alone, because substantial caloric restriction (>500 kcal/d) results in both a lowered basal metabolic rate and a substantial loss of fat-free body mass.

“Medical Phisiology: Principles for Clinical Medicine” by Rodney A. Rhoades, David R. Bell
from Medical Phisiology: Principles for Clinical Medicine
by Rodney A. Rhoades, David R. Bell
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012

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  • I am a mess after watching this video. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 17 (I’m 25 now) and I’ve visited more than 10 different doctors in an attempt to manage it. Every single doctor refused to do anything until I lost weight, and since my first visit to the doctor, I’ve gained so much weight. I haven’t been to a doctor regarding my PCOS for about three years now, and while I know that is bad, I also don’t know what to do.

    Hearing Julie say that PCOS cravings are primal made me feel so seen. I often wonder why I can never stop thinking about a specific type of food when it gets into my head, and hearing this makes me feel some form of normal. I recognize that I definitely have some kind of eating disorder, but again I have no way of getting help for it where I live. But I am going to try my best to follow the advice from the video. Thank you so much Abbey <3

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  • Hey, I’ve recently found your channel and have been getting things together to start putting what I’ve learned to test!

    But if you could, could you possibly make a video on what types of exercises you should do together? Like doing certain muscle groups in a day, then switching to another group to exercise while the previous group recuperates, and so on! I’ve seen plenty of videos on what exercises to do, but I’d be really helpful to see what types of exercises I should do together if I plan on focusing on a particular muscle group on a day-to-day basis!

    Appreciate the work you do for this channel!

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  • so happy for you!! I’m the same I really have to work to look better and stack on weight easy. loved this video and I’m really excited to see that recipe for those brownies!! yum xx

  • Thank you so much, you are such a supportive friend for me, I always believe that our bodies evolve to be like this to eat what they need, all we need to do is to eat healthy, don’t overeat any kind of food, not just eat whole food or something like this, I live in China, people are already really skinny but a lot of girls starve themselves even worse and more restrictive, I am not skinny and I am in a really healthy weight and even kind of skinny if I live in America, but people around me are just like to judge me that I am fat and chide me that I can’t fit in that skinny dress, do you know how severe the situation here? The right way to fit in skinny jeans is to be thin enough to wear that like a loose jeans. Sometimes I just feel so sick of my body and I try to lose weight again and again, and I setback into binge. So my situation is that If I eat enough, I will be in normal shape, but I can’t because they will laugh at me, even they are grownups, things are worse in Asia. And you are so supportive, thanks a lot for giving me hope and confirm me that it’s not a wrong thing if I am eating enough, I don’t want starve myself anymore, all I want is to escape this situation ��������

  • I have a question around adopting Intuitive Eating when the medical field is so heavily steeped in using BMI to make snap judgements about health. I have been “overweight” or “obese” most of my life, and while I have had to refocus on adopting healthy foods from time to time, I still end up having to go back to programs like WW to keep my doctors from telling me I am doing something wrong. How can we fight back when our doctors continue to use this arbitrary scale?

  • Many people nowadays are trying to figure out the best method to drop weight. Then again, being able to discover a diet plan that can work for you is tough to find. A very important thing you need to comprehend is that a diet that works for one person might not operate for another. And that means you must know what your getting into before you begin one of these diets. Therefore we have opted to offer you a fantastic look at the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet. This may provide you enough info to learn if this really is something which is appropriate to your needs. Read more here https://truehealthreport.com/xtreme-fat-loss-diet-review/

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  • I’m embarrassed to say that about 2 years after losing a ton of weight, I’m now up quite a bit from where I got down to. 77kg instead of like 68kg, which would be healthy. It was gradual, though quicker in the autumn and winter now. It shouldn’t take me that long to get back to a healthy weight because I still have pretty good self-discipline and a rapid weight loss method of mainly fasting but having a small meat/egg+lettuce or similar dinner at the end of most days. It tends to give me about -200 grams per day.

  • I’m intermittent fasting since april.
    I lost 9 kg thanks to the info this channel provide. Thank you so much!!
    I didn’t fast every week, some of those weeks i ate a lot and because of that my muscles were growing too. But when i’m fasting i did the 4/20 with 1500 1900 kcal. Just keep your protein high and eat a lot veggies. I mean really a lot. I don’t even like veggies, so i tried to find a few that i liked and ate that every day. The veggies that i didn’t like, i put it in a smoothie with fruit.

    2 whey shakes, 200gr protein most is chicken breast or eggs. And like 300 gr veggies and a lil bit (sweet) potatoes. Thats it. Every day but it doesnt have to be every week. But i do workout a lot. 5 6 a week 1.5 2 hours a day. Started with 89 kg now 80kg. Just a few kilos and i am shredded. Thanks bruh

  • I love not having to count anything. I just make sure I eat mainly meat and eggs, and avoid the bad carbs. People make it way more complicated than it needs to be.

    I have NEVER heard carbivore until now. LOL. So many carbivores think they can’t survive without them. That used to be me until I took control. I relapse sometimes but know I can get back at it once I realize how crappy carbs make me feel. As a meat lover though, I guess it is easier for me than people who claim not to like meat. I will NEVER understand that. Meat is so satisfying, and delicious.

    I really hope that egg yolk myth goes away. I am so glad I never fell for that.

  • I love your videos ♥️ I’ve been living OMAD life style for almost 2 months and I’m feeling better than ever. I can’t ever imagine eating 3 meals a day again ����‍♀️����‍♀️����‍♀️ Im also doing long fasting. Right now I’m on a 48 hour dry fast ���� #Newlifestyle

  • This video was extremely helpful! Not only was the information backed by real science and studies but also provided a real non bias insight into the research and unknowns of this condition. Thank you so much for being a source of knowledge and bringing new light on such an important topic that tends to be “fixed” with weight loss and birth controls.

  • All your meals look so bomb too. I wish I had money/space in my fridge for a meal delivery service. I’m a full time college student and I work part time it would be such a lifesaver omg

  • I get severe heartburn and headaches in last couple of hours in the 16 hours fasting window whenever I try doing it. And they continue to bother me even after I have eaten. I’m a 58 years old woman and have 10 kgs to lose, which I have not been able to despite being in calories deficit. Hope you could help me out with this. Thanks.

  • I’m dealing with BED, and these videos have helped me incredibly. I’m still wearing my FitBit every day, however, I’m using it more for the reminders to move and the sleep/water tracking more than ‘calories in/out’. Using the sleep tracker to see how much/little sleep I’ve gotten affected my hunger cues during the day has been quite interesting. I think the newer versions also have cycle trackers for people who menstruate, which has helped me see how my cycle impacts my sleep and resulting hunger as well.

  • I have PCOS on my right side and I have realised the more sugar I eat especially lately and lots of carbs with little or no exercise I gain water weight very quick and gain weight around my lower tummy and sides. I am not overweight but I feel uncomfortable and worsens my symptoms. Regular exercise good steady diet and plenty of water works but its hard to be consistence. Its about having a balance and try not binge eat too often throughout the week. Sweat potatoes seems to help with steadying my sugar levels and pre preparing meals si I try not to binge eat.

  • Is COUNTING CALORIES (IIFYM) the WORST diet for weight loss?? Let me know your thoughts below!
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  • Carlo! Is it still ok to drink black coffee after you have eaten? What does coffee do after you have reached your macros for the day?

  • I like hearing you say not to use a scale…I’ve always been against those as any kind of measurement. I hate going to the doctor and they have to weigh you.

  • hey just stumbled upon ur vids and just binged watched alot! great content!
    in your opinion what would be the best tips/tricks to take note for a first timer keen on doing a 72hr fast?

  • you’re seriously such an inspiration for me, you motivate me so much and i know and understand so much more about health and fitness thanks to you, keep grinding girl ��

  • Thanks for making this video. When I was diagnosed with PCOS, when trying to conceive, my fertility doctor would tell me to lose weight. Yes duh of course I knew this. My fertility doctor would weigh me and take my bmi every time I went in for a check up and I felt so shamed if I didn’t lose any weight or didn’t meet the goals they wanted. For a year she did this and refused to help treat my infertility until I lost a certain amount of weight (I was definitely overweight but not unhealthy). I was doing everything I could but it just never seemed enough for them. I felt like crying every time I was in her office as she just didn’t seem to understand. I was so frustrated at them for wasting a year of my time that I just left and felt like giving up. My GP did put me on metformin, which I do believe helped in some way. Also the stress of not needing to keep up this unattainable weight loss regime. 6 months later I got pregnant on my own.

  • I really just want to say thank you. This is incredible. I’ve always eaten this way and every time I even mention it I feel shamed. Because I’m not ‘restricting myself enough’ or ‘being clean enough’ or whatever the hell is said to me. Theres been some weeks I want to eat more fruit, particularly bananas after working out really hard. And I have never stopped myself from doing that because of a ‘diet’. My weight only changes with how much I exercise. After an injury I gained a little bit of weight, but not a lot because I simply didn’t feel as hungry and honored that. While friends, family etc gain much more weight because they refuse to change how they eat because it is a ‘rule’ they have to follow. Then freaking out about said weight gain. I’ve never ‘restricted’ myself beyond simply making sure the amount of food I eat is ‘portioned’, but even that is sort of loose basis. If I’m still hungry then I will eat, if I’m not then I won’t. It’s that simple. I love the fact in other videos you’ve talked about how you have chocolate in your pantry or ice cream in your freezer. I have that as well, and I’ve never felt guilty for having the occasional bowl of ice cream. Yet my weight is still well within the healthy range for my genetics. The reason I came across your videos is because I’d watched way too many dieting adds and was starting to rethink the way I’m eating. I’m very glad I came across your channel, because it backed up what I’ve been doing with intuitive eating and has kept me from going down the fad diet path. Thank you.

  • I’m finally ready to put the restrictive diets on the back burner and take on intuitive eating to finally, finally beat my decade plus long extremely disordered, binge eating. I’ve mostly ditched the tools I do love my Apple Watch though! I don’t take the calorie count seriously, and it reminds me to move! I don’t feel bad at all if I don’t hit the calorie “goal,” but the idea of closing the ring by moving more helps!

  • LOVED hearing your perspective after using a food log for so, so long. It seriously damaged my relationship with food for a long time, and to your point, you can’t unlearn the whole calorie counting thing, it’s still ingrained in me and I’ve worked a LOT on stepping away from it. I no longer log but I do catch my brain thinking hmmm should I eat that, it’s probably higher in cals than this…and then I want to slap myself for going there!! It’s endless. Thank you for this!!

  • Love your channel so much Georgie! Been a subscriber from some time now and I am so happy for you with your growth in happiness, love for your body image, and that your body is back to normal!

  • I was able to lose 58lbs with OMAD and the ketogenic way of eating. Ketone levels stay elevated and insulin spikes are minimal if at all which all add up to constant fat burning and easy weight loss as well as improved overall health.

  • Calorie Counting. I was in a local supermarket and picked up a packet of Granola. I had a wee look at the nutritional information and saw 822 Calories in 45g. The muesli beside it in a similar package had 122 Calories in 45. I don’t weigh my food so it is likely that I would eat more than 45g with lots of milk, and most of that is added sugar. That makes a breakfast of well over 1000 Calories in just the cereal. It might be bad to count calories but it is even worse to ignore them?

  • Thank you so much for this! I almost cried and felt a complete wave of emotion at finally being understood. Such a refreshing change to hear this kind of advice, to really try and understand how our bodies are feeling, instead of being in a constant battle with food, exercise, emotions and mental health.

  • Some people need to lose weight in order not to die, specially if they are 200-300 kg. So the damage from diet is preferable than dying from food addiction… I understand your point, but some people need this desperately in order to live. I understand that my struggle with 58 kg is bullshit for some people and I agreed this does not mean I am unhealthy, but if you feel bad in these kg, its better to try to improve your way of eating. This is what I try to do now. Just trying to be in a better shape and health.

  • so happy to find a dietitian like you on youtube! i’ve been fat literally my whole life, and when i was in middle and high school especially, my mom put me on every diet out there-low-carb, WW, you name it. they were never permanent solutions, and they always made me feel worse about myself. i discovered the basics of IE/HAES philosophy in college and stopped trying to lose weight, and it absolutely changed my life. i haven’t owned a scale in years. i eat better, i enjoy exercise more, and i feel so much better about myself. excited to look through the videos in this series and learn even more about IE!

  • Hey ���� I have lost 30lbs so proud of myself! I’m always on your side. Listened to every thing you said! You are a big help and I would love to thank you ���� you’re an amazing person!

  • We need more words for ‘diets’. It applies to such a wide range of things that even though I know exactly what you’re saying, it doesn’t sound quite right because you’re talking about a specific definition of the word ‘diet’ but there’s so many other definitions.

    edit: I’m loving the asides that clarify that you’re talking to people that intuitive eating is best for and that it may not be the right thing for everyone.

  • Do you know when PCOS was first recognized as a syndrome. My sister has it and my mom (64) never heard of it before my sisters diagnosis. And I’m wondering if my mom had it as well, because a lot of her stories and or symptoms that she shows now, point to her possibly having PCOS and never knowing about it

  • I thought my whole life: how can people just ignore their cravings like so much better than I do. Well…. I have had pcos since a long time now and no one ever gave me the advice you did in this one video

  • Hi abbey!! Please, Could you make a video talking about your hormonal treatment for getting pregnant and how you felt including side effects?
    I just did two months of progesterone only treatment and had to stop since I was getting too many side effects. Don’t know many people who who follow any treatment like that.
    Hope you think is a great idea.
    Thanks

  • After listening to all of your advice ive lost 5 kilos in 3 weeks!! Better than nothing hehe but your advice is really working! Supporter from Philippines:)

  • I don’t trust my intuition. I was 13 and ate half a cheesecake pie every other day. Intuition is what has gotten me fat In the first place.

  • I can’t seem to lose weight without diet and exercise �� I’ve tried just dieting or just exercising and even just making healthy choices with exercise.

  • I think your advice is spot on. I’ve been using my intuition to get away from disordered eating and diet mentality and intuitively I was getting advice almost identical to what you were saying regarding food and exercise mentality as well as some other things.

  • I did have the low gi book but without support from my doctor I second guessed myself. I have a new doctor but I havent brought it up yet because Im a mess right now with other things going on and need to take care of those first.

  • I’m 58 kg and my height is 5’9″.. typically I don’t have any more weight to loose.. else I’ll be underweight.. and yes I am actually fit. So yeah I guess don’t stress about it.. just take your recommended medications with little supplements and move your body in a way you like and start making new dishes to explore more of your FAVs.
    At last I just want to say that I heard about going gluten and dairy free but these both are low GI foods just limit their consumption bcoz dairy is a very important daily need. Else you know what your body is saying to you so respect and love it.. coz YOU CAN❤️��

  • As specialist, I believe Custokebon Secrets can be great way to lost lots of weight. Why not give it a shot? maybe it can work for you too.

  • Omg this is really just….so soothing…Ever since I’ve had PCOS I have been struggling and my gyno and everyone else told me to just lose weight but it has been so hard. At one point I was even really depressed and just with no hope, so those comments hurt even more. There was a really dark time in my life. It just helps to hear that I’m not making this up and that some things are normal. With that said, I am still currently on a LCHF diet which I have found has been the only thing that helped me turn things around in a long while and I feel great. Thanks for this though, really.

  • OMG i love watching your vlogs! you are so real and just here to help. you are an inspiration and i can’t wait for more videos! It’s amazing to see how hard you work, how hard you work out and you still socialise, eat healtyh. Its just like wow. It can be done and you make excuses

  • Thank you for this, if you want to start living with no food rules and are obsessed with calorie counting apps as a crutch… Do you first start breaking some of your easier food rules then work up to deleting the app. Or is deleting the app first (scariest thing ever) a priority to really start on your journey to food freedom?

  • This video is so wonderful. Reading the comments is very helpful too. Sad that so many women have to deal with the same things. I’ve been feeling really horrible lately and have been heavily restricting. I’ve now got alot of things to look into and hopefully figure this out without having to deny myself so much in order to fit under that blanket recommendation in order to see an OBGYN.

  • Thank you so much for this information-I was diagnosed 7 years ago but I’ve been struggling with PCOS since early teenhood. My docs tell me my labs are looking great and generally I eat pretty well but I’m still overweight and struggling with the weight loss as my last big hurdle…which is even further complicated by food allergies. How can I ensure that I’m getting adequate protein/Omega 3s when I’m allergic to fish/shellfish?

  • like some of the commentors, i too have teared watching this as i’ve been recently diagnosed with PCOS for over a year because of over/lengthy bleeding. after many visits to the doc with test and meds, i’m currently on metformin. i’m a big girl since young and apparently it’s because of pcos i’ve been this size (cause of the cravings and loving food and love to eat) but issues only started a year ago when my menses were not stopping. i’ve had irregular cycles since then. i’m on my 3rd month of metformin and i’m not sure if it’s working. cause of metformin, my appetite has been surpressed (as expected and warned by my doc) but my weight is still the same (even with abit of exercise and cutting down on food portions cause of no appetite to eat)… i dont know what else to do. i’m just tired of having periods everyday (i’ve not swam for ages)

  • I do like the theory of intuitive eating. But the last time I read a book about it, I then immediately went on the slim fast diet. It created such an urge.

  • What is the best way to lost tons of weight? I read loads of good reviews on the internet about how exactly Custokebon Secrets can help you lost crazy amounts of weight. Has anyone tried this popular lose weight method?

  • I’m doing this now. I started out type 2 diabetic, high cholesterol, high blood pressure. I no longer have any of these health conditions but I’m still considered obese and I have lost 120 lbs. I’m definitely seeing where I’m having to restrict even more to lose anymore weight. I also have days where I feel out of control with food. I know my doctor still wants me to continue losing weight.

  • I actually found that extended water fasting cured me, all the cysts were gone, my period was FINALLY normal! However, because I didn’t change my diet it came back. I’m a strong believer that sugar and gluten are huge factors. Extended Water fasting has even healed some people from tumors and certain forms of cancer. It’s so sad that there is so much corruption in the medical and food industry. PCOS can be cured. There are people that have by lifestyle changes. It’s a tough road but it’s not impossible. Best wishes to you all! You ladies can do it!!

  • I read plenty of great opinions on the net about how exactly Custokebon Secrets will help you lost crazy amounts of fat. Has any one tried this popular fat burn methods?

  • I also have PCOS. It is so refreshing to hear this type of information instead of the typical response from doctors to go on hormonal birth control. I feel like I finally understand why I have the symptoms I do and what steps I need to take at managing my PCOS in the future. Thank you!

  • Love this video. I needed these tips. I’ve been doing keto/sometimes carnivore for almost a month and have been so hungry(because I’ve been doing heavy exercise, 6+ miles speedwalking per day and weight lifting 4 times or so per week). Despite this, I’ve been gaining weight, but I’m definitely going to add broccoli and sprouts to each meal to help keep me full.

  • The only thing I’m binging…. is your videos. I. Can’t. Stop. First and only YouTube I’ve ever subscribed to. Sorry to fan girl out on you but you are so poised, knowledgeable, and fierce! I have been introduced to so many new things, the level of food toxicity on social media (old millennial here ����‍♀️), the need to change our language which is so powerful TO empower, and INTUITIVE EATING! I ordered the book and I’m so excited to read it and start on the journey to CHANGE THE WAY I LOOK AT MYSELF! I’m a chef and culinary instructor so your videos are feeding my soul on sooooooo many levels and I plan to pass on so much of this information to my students �� Okay. Fan girl moment over. You’rethebestokbye.

  • Counting calories takes 5 to 7 minutes per day and you can still have junk and lose weight. I don’t know why you wouldn’t want that ��‍♂️

  • Did it for over a year before I got married. Same thing…1200 calories, working out, low carb, and people telling me I really needed to raise my salt intake. That was years ago and I’ll never go back! The few times I’ve tried to do it again my brain rebeled to how tedious it was. I can still calorie count in my head too but it’s pretty rare I worry about it. Crazy how fast it really does become an obsession!

  • Humans evolved on basically one meal a day.
    Its only in the last 10.000 years that humans began eating more, and certainly only in the last 80years that we began eating 6 meals.

  • this is great:) it took a long time but I started doing this myself about 5 years ago. it made such a big difference in how I view food and weight, and It made me realize how negative my relationship with food and my weight was. it also really helps when I’m encouraging my husband and kids to make good choices with food too.

  • I appreciate that you’re a voice for a healthy relationship with food and body positivity, but don’t you think you downplay the obvious causal relationship between obesity and comorbodities? Don’t you think it is irrefutable that extreme obesity increases risk of some chronic diseases and death?

  • What do you think of lost a ton of weight with Custokebon Secrets? I see a lot of people keep on speaking about Custokebon Secrets.

  • I want to thank Dr Mike from the bottom of my heart for all the prayers, positive vibes and spiritual sacrifice you did to make me a mother of my baby boy and sticky baby dust you sent me throughout my pregnancy. you are really the best fertility health practitioner out there, All the love and support hasn’t gone unnoticed. And all that positive energy sprinkled out into the universe and it worked. He’s snuggling on my chest perfectly calm. baby boy Hendrix was born in the couple’s New Jersey home on May 13 at 3:37 p.m, weighing in at 9 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. and content as i write this caption to you and everyone who needs your help in getting pregnant easy and quickly. my fertility doctor contact is [email protected] gmail.com will certainly help.

  • I’m 21 now and have been struggling with PCOS ever since I had my first period which was around 14-15.
    last time I got checked they told me I don’t have any cysts anymore but I honestly don’t know what happened after than. I take so many pills and vitamans everyday, I’m sick of it.
    so thank you! its great to feel so understood by someone and I should probably get checked with another doctor soon

  • I have an obsession with food and eat even when I’m not hungry and then feel guilty about it, your videos had been so eye opening for me, thank you.

  • you have an AMAZING BODY! But i must say… I always thought that I was bigboned or naturally put on weight easily, until I went vegan (i PROMISE this is not me trying to convert anyone!!!!!) and when I did, it’s just so effortless for me to maintain the kind of body I want and I feel so light and good, and it also has brought so much confidence to me! I love your channel Georgie, you’re such an ozzie goddess!!

  • This is a great video! Just wanted to point out that while I’m sure the studies on PCOS have mostly included cis-women, women aren’t the only people to struggle with PCOS. Transgender and nonbinary people exist, and can also have PCOS.

  • I would add diabetes type 2, depression and anxiety to the plethora of PCOS linked chronic diseases. Eating disorders in this case are more often than not preceeded by a mental disorder developed through an excess of cortisol. I’m looking into CBD oil to deal with my bad anxiety, to be able to get healthy afterwards. I know I can’t do it unless it’s in this order.

  • i’ve had an unhealthy relationship with food ever since i can remember. as a child, i was always an “early bloomer” and bigger than the other kids my age. i’ve struggled with body image and dieting since my pre-teens (diet culture messes up 12-year-olds too). i’m currently 16, still working through some stuff, but i’m learning to listen to my body and live to be healthy, not skinny. thank you for your videos, they really help����

  • “It makes me hungry just thinking about it.” Lol same. I just downloaded noom to see what it was like after watching your video on it. I don’t have any intention of losing weight but I had to put a goal in. Just reading the words “lose weight” and going through the motions scared my body. I just ate a whole pot of oats in response. I never thought I’d be one to get triggered but thinking about calorie counting and Nooms ridiculous traffic light system does the trick.

  • Hi Abbey! I used to be clinically obese ( now I am at a healthy weight for my height). I used to struggle with an ed and obsessively count calories on my weight loss journey,and now I still want to lose a bit more weight,but try and do it the healthy way ( recently i started binging and putting some weight back on) Any tips? Thanks (oh and love your videos btw:) )

  • My way of eating is mainly of whole foods, I can also easily do OMAD now, and making healthier choices easily, thanks to you! I always keep hormone optimization and metabolic flexibility in mind. Just a quick question though, having said all these about my way of eating, would
    It still be necessary to count my calories to make sure i am on a slight calorie deficit??? I was counting calories for the first four weeks and Gahhhd, taking note of everything on my fitness pal is tedious and a
    Lot of work! So eventually, I stopped keying in every single detail. I have continued focusing on quality w your tips in mind and just stopPed
    eating when I already feel full/satiated.

  • Sir if i do alternate day fasting than what about the protein requirement which i need after my workout? Should i workout in these days?

  • This was one of the more helpful videos I have seen on this and really appreciate the non diet view of this and an emphasis on self care. Thank you!

  • I have just been diagnosed with PCOS. My periods are fine and standard however, my acne has gone crazy with cystic acne on my chin, feeling so insecure as I’ve had beautiful flawless skin. Now it’s full off acne blemishes.

  • how did you stop? right now i’m pretty deep in counting calories to the point where i’ve become obsessed, and feel really guilty when i go over my daily goal:/ i really want to intuitively eat, please let me know the steps i can take to do this! thank u so much for making this omg

  • I really needed this video. For a year I have been counting calories and exercising all the time and it has affected me in such a bad way. I got anxiety whenever I was invited to eat out, because I didn’t know the amount of calories in the food and all I had in my head was numbers and macros. My whole life was planned around food, and I cried my self to sleep every night because it was stressing me out so much. I pretty much had no social life, because I would avoid anything where food was in included. I would stick to 900-1200 calories for a week or two and then just eating one wrong thing and telling myself I messed up so I might as well eat everything unhealthy I can find, and then I ended up binging. This was an ongoing cycle for a long time. After watching this video yesterday I realised a lot of things. I deleted my life sum app, and decided to start intuitaive eating. It is my first day and I’ve just had breakfast and it was so hard not counting the calories, but I will push myself because I want to live and healthy lifestyle. Physically and mentally. And yes the couple of pounds I would like to lose may take a little longer now that I am not counting calories, and maybe I will lose them quick I don’t know but that isn’t my first priority now. My happiness is. I have a long road ahead of me but I am not giving up. Thank you so much for this video this was just what I needed to hear. You are such an inspiration ❤️

  • I had dieted several times in a very restrictive way. Now in my 30s when I tried to start restricting calories it MESSED WITH MY MIND! All of a sudden I was in a binge restrict cycle. It was scary. Here to explore other options. It’s so emotional. I added these videos to watch later weeks ago, glad I felt ready to watch them today. Hoping to start meeting with a nutritionist very soon. Thank you for using your voice!

  • I am a 13 year old teenager and I am pretty strong but I am struggling to lose the fat that covers up my muscles in my chest. I would do anything to get rid of my chest and belly fat. If you have any extra tips, please help.

  • Newbie’s 10lbs “body transformation’ without counting calories is amazing
    but eventually people will figure out they need a deficit to lose fat��
    And why would someone smart think 1st law thermodynamics means metabolism stays stables?

  • I love counting calories. It’s the only really efective method for losing weight, at leaste for me. Been doing it for over two months. I have no restrictions, but now I have to be responsable. If I’m at a party I have a better understanding of how many calories something has. I also know wich beers have more calories. If I want to eat more, I’ll simply have that party meal a day. No problem for someone who does intermmitent fasting.

  • That’s abundant of info on Pcod Can’t thank you enough May God bless you I hope this info help combat PCOD.
    My wife is Slim with little belly fat should she use L-carnitine supplement??

  • I’m trying to have a baby and it’s not going well. I have PCOS and a history of disordered eating. I’m finally in a place where I don’t hate myself for my weight. Now, every dr I’ve seen has told me I’m too overweight to ovulate on my own (I have never had a normal regular period at any weight.) and just “losing 10% of your weight can jump start your body to ovulate.”
    It’s really hard and frustrating because I want to be a mom, but I don’t want to hate myself and my body anymore and it’s been really difficult.

  • My way: I added cardio and do IF.
    Cardio is 40-45 minutes per lifting session (5 days a week) because I put netflix on my phone and do walking on an incline (most shows I watch are 40-45 mins each episode. That’s about 2000 cals per week and I don’t notice because I am catching up on my shows =P

  • Excellent video, I took notes! I must ask, once we reach a weight we are happy with, how do we maintain from there? Using your methods that is.:) Can’t wait to start this method tomorrow!

  • You have no idea how much I needed this right now so thank you! I have been counting calories for over a year now and can’t stop because I’m so scared of gaining weight as I have a huge appetite for such a small person. I am trying my hardest to stop as it’s affecting my life and stopping me from going out to eat more than once a week (a stupid rule I created in my mind). So thank you for sharing this, you help me so much xx

  • They laughed when I told them I was going to reduce weight with just using Custokebon Secrets, but after I showed these people awesome effects after I used it they are begging me to tell them about it. Of course I won’t tell them the details about this diet plan, haha

  • I am regularly seeing my dietian and she recommended me Abbey’s channel.This is exactly what she has been teaching me. Waiting for the rest of the series, it looks super informative:)

  • I have been diagnosed with PCOS in July. I have been finding it hard to love my body and I have been wondering how to cope with it. Abbey your video was so encouraging and inspiring to me. I think I do need to eat more of the good stuff and cease starving myself thinking I would gain more weight. I do have cravings so I will consider purchasing the supplement Inositol and consume more Protein. Thank you so much for your advice. I think I am on the right track. I am gradually changing my diet to proteins and veggies as well as more exercise. You definitely received a thumbs up from me.

  • Intermittent fasting is the best way to improve quality of life. Keep up the good work bro. Continue to inspire people. ������������

  • Fasting is making me feel very nauseous, once I begin my eating window I feel better again, but the nausea is a daily thing.. not sure what I am doing wrong ����

  • i like how you talk to us about weight loss and diet. i try to follow ur diet tips for about 3 weeks rn, am happy cz i keep losing my unwanted body fat every day. yayyyyy thanks carlo

  • So I’m going back and watching all your videos now. So the reasons I wear a Fitbit are based around having a rare genetic condition (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome + comorbidities) that affects every part of my body. The heart monitor aspect has paid for itself 10 times over in just a few months in regards to health insights for both myself and my cardiologist. The steps counter allows me to track how mobile and active I am so I can compare with my pain and symptom trackers on my phone. The calorie burn calculator took me by surprise, but it’s been a great way to make sure I’m eating enough and to better identify hunger cues from boredom or emotional eating. I can look at it and go “Hey its been a few hours since I last ate and I’ve been burnt through more calories than normal today, so it’s hunger I’m feeling and not other things”

  • There was a time where I was trying to get off these apps so I downloaded an app called “See how you eat” and you would just take a picture of that meal but there’s no numbers involved. I liked seeing what I ate at the end of the day but it was a little inconvenient if I was at a family dinner. So I stopped the app, but it’s a better alternative than calorie counting apps.

  • Thanks Carlo, you talk such a lot of sense. I’m trying OMAD at the moment but just need to make sure I’m getting in those whole foods.

  • I stopped eating less and started eating less frequently so 2 meals which includes my veggies �� and it the biggest bowl compared to the other things i eat any way yeah and i found it better than eating less. Thanks for teaching me ����

  • Where does phrases like
    “I hate this.”
    “I can’t breathe.”
    “I fucking hate sweating.”
    “My tits are gonna kill me.”
    “Ow. My joints”
    Fall in exercise/movement mindset?

  • My way: I added cardio and do IF.
    Cardio is 40-45 minutes per lifting session (5 days a week) because I put netflix on my phone and do walking on an incline (most shows I watch are 40-45 mins each episode. That’s about 2000 cals per week and I don’t notice because I am catching up on my shows =P

  • Love these videos. So informative and really do help a lot. I’ll admit, though I’m built, I had a little stomach because I stopped listening to these methods. But once I went back into I.F and even OMAD. I’m back:D. Always treat yourself after an unprocessed meal. He’s right.

  • ive been logging for about 7 years it became addicting, so hard to track the holidays, bbqs, eating out, caused so much anxiety! what do you suggest for people to make sure theyre eating “enough” im in amenorrhea recovery and my doctor says i need to make sure im eating enough and i dont know how to do that without tracking

  • I’m trying to maintain my weight now. April I was 150 pounds, Now June, I’m 134. I’m 5’4, i been doing intermittent fast for almost 3 weeks. Working out 5 times a week. now I’m in refeed mode, but trying to do it properly.

  • ive been logging for about 7 years it became addicting, so hard to track the holidays, bbqs, eating out, caused so much anxiety! what do you suggest for people to make sure theyre eating “enough” im in amenorrhea recovery and my doctor says i need to make sure im eating enough and i dont know how to do that without tracking

  • Listened to the side effects of dieting and started sobbing. It’s all me. I’m just starting on a journey towards intuitive eating and hearing that confirmed for me that I’m doing the right thing. I’m terrified

  • Would love to hear about functional foods! Loving watching your videos, just found your YouTube this week and finishing it so interesting and helpful ��

  • Excellent video, I took notes! I must ask, once we reach a weight we are happy with, how do we maintain from there? Using your methods that is.:) Can’t wait to start this method tomorrow!

  • Georgie, you are one of the inspirations for me to be healthy for myself and not just for aesthetics! Love following your fitness journey, keep it up!!

  • This is honestly very helpful:/ I’m a powerlifter in high school and I spent all my junior year restricting and counting calories. I wouldn’t even go out bc I was afraid my friends would want to go eat somewhere that wouldn’t have the calories listed:/

  • I’m sure you’re confusing some people. Vegetables are carbs, so where do you add them? With veggies or carbs? The health and fitness world needs to stop using the word “carbs”
    And who’s gonna use their hand to measure food? Stop it lol
    Just Eat real food stop counting calories, cut out all processed food and added sugar. That’s all there is to it

  • Great video like always, but I have a quick question… I am 15 years old and have been going regularly to the gym for almost a year. My biceps were something that I wanted to grow, and i’ve hit a plateau. I don’t get muscle soreness the day after, and feel comfortable and a ‘pump’ doing sets with extremely high reps in the 20-30 range. When I try and lift in the under 10 range, although it is hard to do, I don’t feel anything in the biceps. Although I am just a beginner and still overall skinny, my biceps are the lacking part in my body, and something I feel somewhat insecure about. Please help!

  • Counting calories does NOT suck. Its the only way to know for sure you’re eating what you think. I’m tired of this garbage bullshit about how the laws of thermodynamics don’t apply to human beings.

    Its NOT hard to just weigh your damn food and log it in MyFitnessPal.
    Its called, forming a habit. Its not obsessive. Its responsible

  • I would LOVE to see an Abbey video about Weight Watchers! I think there is SO much to dive into there. I know she did the video about the WW kid’s app, but I want more!

  • This is honestly very helpful:/ I’m a powerlifter in high school and I spent all my junior year restricting and counting calories. I wouldn’t even go out bc I was afraid my friends would want to go eat somewhere that wouldn’t have the calories listed:/

  • Yass to functional foods! Also love your videos, so inspiring to know that with a bit of consistency results will come! Especially love seeing you balancr it with fulltime work xx

  • In honor of national eating disorders awareness week and my commitment to recovery I’ll delete my calorie counter today. (Fitbit has a calorie counter too which is the one I use)
    Thank you for posting this video. Using the calorie counter makes me feel like it is just an “innocent” way for me to keep control over my food without going full-blown into eating disorder habits. But your video makes me honest with myself that it is part of my eating disorder.
    Thank you for this video and all your work. I appreciate you so much!

  • This video literally made me cry. I feel seen for the first time in 7 years. I’m trying to get a dietitian now because my doctor tells me to restrict my calories even more (down to 1200) but I’m worried a dietitian who doesn’t specialize in PCOS is going to say the same thing. I wish healthcare professionals knew how helpless we feel. We aren’t overweight for lack of effort.

  • Guys. lost lots of fat doesn’t need to be hard (I used to think it did). I’m going to give you some advice right now. Get a popular fat burn diet plan called Custokebon Secrets (search on google). Thanks to it I’ve lost lots of weight. I shouldn’t even be speaking about it cause I don’t want lots of other guys out there running the same game but whatever. I am just simply in a excellent mood right now so I will share the wealth haha.

  • couting calories is extremely easy:P after a while u will know how many calories are in a certain type of food and approximately how much u can have without even weighing it out.

  • This is awesome Georgie:) your putting the knowledge out there about eating the right foods/what weight training does to your body! Keep inspiring people! x

  • Omad triggers eating disorder made of fasting and binging, obsessing about food the entire time. Let alone the impact of fasting and eating a big meal has on the stomach, shrinking and dilating that much. Not a clever way to eat less.

  • Fuuuuuuck he just had to mention keto �� every time you mention silly fads like keto and fasting, it kills your credibility, dude.

  • you are second channel that i subscribed becuse im on warrior diet and i do what you talk.. i hope i will improve it and you will bring little knowledge

  • Thank you so much for this video! We’ve been trying to conceive for 10 years and I was recently diagnosed with Complex Endometrial Hyperplasia with Atypia and PCOS. I actually had the Mirena for a year and I no longer have CEH. So yay! And I’ve been looking for videos on PCOS so I can get this under control and your video is amazing!!! Thank you again!!! I am encouraged and inspired to start our baby journey with all these tips!

  • Loved your little song ☺️ If it brings you joy, do it! 😉
    Just recently found your channel and I am gaining so much already, thank you!
    I love what you do and how you do it, you are awesome!

  • I have PCOS, and whenever I spend time at the beach for a week straight I instantly feel better. Does anyone else find this???(PS I have a youtube channel if anyone is looking for LOW GI recipe’s, and grocery hauls etc)!! xxoxoxo <3

  • I’m so sick of my lifestyle I count calories in literally everything I’m always stressed I really hope that I can change, a year ago I was eating 400 calories a day or even less and I lost 10 kg and I’ve gained all the weight back and more now I’m getting obsessed with counting calories again and I know that the same thing is going happen again it’s just a never ending cycle

  • I had tous les jours and red lobster yesterday for the first time in a year just cause I wanted to celebrate my mother in-law birthday who just arrive from the Philippines last year. I been intermittent fasting for over a year my beginning weight was 300 pounds now I’m 165-166 now. Back to normal now ����

  • If anyone needs it you can remove most of the calorie info in the cronometer app. They will show while entering the foods, but once you hit enter they don’t show calories in the day summary, beside the food, or in the meal summary. I changed “energy” to “water” for the meal/item because it needs to show something but you can pick a different micro or macro nutrient.

  • When one starts his/her fitness journey, counting calories is extremely convenient. Once you get more knowledgeable of your food choices, it is pretty easy to just eyeball food.

  • thanks for the good advices, started to implement this routine and lost 12 kg since August 15. The results are visible in the first week were I lost 3Kg. I also did not done any gym, just the normal working and standup routine. Now and being in this for more than a month it become my way of living and by the way I did not lost any muscle. I’m 48 years old and got to the same body I had when I had 38. But will not stop here since still week after week I see results. Next step is to gym a little and see if I can still be in a 24h fasting… Thank you for all your advices!!!

  • I am in LCHF diet now. I just had knee surgery and gained quite a lot of weight after that. But i tried the LCHF diet before and it worked realy good. Last year i lost about 20kg(118-98ish) from january to july, with no workout or counting calories. I ate what i wanted and how much i wanted, all i did was not eat foods that had more then 7g of carbs/100 grams. Some foods were realy fatty and processed but it worked anyway. I think my job had a lot to do with my “sucess”, i work in construction and i walk around alot i lift things allday. This time i started going to the gym i want to be smarter with my food. Found this guy and will try to implement his tips and info to my day to day basis

  • I don’t know if I can ever give up calorie counting. I get that some people may find it a bit nuanced, but it is the one tool that has helped me reach a health weight. Advice is great, but I think I am good with doing what works for me.

  • I’m embarrassed to say that about 2 years after losing a ton of weight, I’m now up quite a bit from where I got down to. 77kg instead of like 68kg, which would be healthy. It was gradual, though quicker in the autumn and winter now. It shouldn’t take me that long to get back to a healthy weight because I still have pretty good self-discipline and a rapid weight loss method of mainly fasting but having a small meat/egg+lettuce or similar dinner at the end of most days. It tends to give me about -200 grams per day.

  • So let me make sure I understand on a basic level… I have insulin resistance and I am on metformin. I actually do want to lose wait for the sake of visceral fat. Diabetes runs in my family. If I eat enough and intuitively, take my supplements and medications and work out. I can possibly lose weight or at least manage my symptoms properly?!?! I was planning to talk to my doctor anyways, but the video is what I needed. I was the Stephanie Buttermore video and accepted that low carb or lowering my calories isn’t working. I can’t sleep. I am sluggish and hungry. Binge eating is my friend. Hahaha

  • I’m doing this now. I started out type 2 diabetic, high cholesterol, high blood pressure. I no longer have any of these health conditions but I’m still considered obese and I have lost 120 lbs. I’m definitely seeing where I’m having to restrict even more to lose anymore weight. I also have days where I feel out of control with food. I know my doctor still wants me to continue losing weight.

  • Many people nowadays are working to find out the best method to lose weight. Then again, having the ability to find a diet plan that can work for you is hard to discover. A very important thing you need to comprehend is that a diet is effective for one person may not operate for another. So you must know what your getting into before you begin one of these diets. This can give you enough info to find out if this is something which is appropriate to your needs. Read more here https://rb.gy/xxjiq2

  • theres so muccccccch info to take in when trying to eat healthy….. one place says less calories others say calories dont matter one says to much fruit is bad one says to much fruit is bad…. stuff like that then you hear that fats are bad but now your body needs them! its so confusing. Counting calories can be good when loosing weight, I lost 2 stone by doing it that way. If your just being healthy theres no need to count them really.

  • Actually Fitbit does it to where you eat I’m a deficit to the amount of calories you burn so you
    Can
    Eat different amounts based on activity level

  • I’m happy I don’t have diet thinking when it comes to exercising anymore. But through your videos I understood that I’m not yet completely over diet thinking regarding food. Thanks for helping me on my journey on overcoming this. Your channel opened my eyes.

  • One of your older, I think pre-carnivore, videos came up in my YT feed the other day. Don’t know if you’ve gone back over these, but the difference is quite noticable.

  • The argument for weight loss would be a lot stronger if there were no thin people with diabetes and no fat people without it: but there are, billions in fact. Same with every disease out there. Maybe the problem isn’t the weight, but consistently not choosing what your body really wants. In my nutrition classes we talked a lot about malnourished fat people. Obese individuals who were not getting anything veg or fruit in their diets (other than white potatoes). While there may be no “bad” foods, eating NOTHING but meat, sugar and simple carbs doesn’t promote wellness.

  • glad to know that when you come to Italy you enjoy pizza and pasta��
    I really appreciate your approach to food and life in general.
    I experienced myself the difference between working out at the gym and at home or jogging at the park…. I quitted the gym in December and I’m in a perfect shape like before just by walking to work and doing something at home with a dumbbell or elastic band. Furthermore, I’m more relaxed as I don’t have to run to the gym and waste time to go and come back….
    I listen to my body and give it what it loves, occasionally also pasta and pizza. In that moments I don’t count calories or macros… I think that I would produce cortisol, and insuline consequently, if I’d say “no, I don’t want that delicious homemade pasta with fish as it has too much carbs”….. no way!!! I enjoy it and then I might spontaneously skip dinner as I’m full up and happy.

  • Super informative video Carlo! I used to be on the 6 small meals a day cult but I have seen the light with intermittent fasting and the benefits that come with it. I’ll have to give OMAD a try next!

  • This lady has one of the worst fitness channels on YouTube.. she has no muscles, her mid section is all fat.. she’s just trying to make $.. no one needs her help, find someone better

  • Counting calories does NOT suck. Its the only way to know for sure you’re eating what you think. I’m tired of this garbage bullshit about how the laws of thermodynamics don’t apply to human beings.

    Its NOT hard to just weigh your damn food and log it in MyFitnessPal.
    Its called, forming a habit. Its not obsessive. Its responsible

  • I’m watching this again. I was really resisting the idea of allowing myself a variety of foods, so I thought the decision to skip gluten and dairy was very smart. I’m afraid that by avoiding dairy and gluten, I’ve lost the enzymes to digest them. Now whenever I eat these I get super bloated. I understand that it will take at least a year until my digestion recovers. I’ll try a probiotic and try to include fermented foods in my diet.

    I feel so relieved that I found intuitive eating. I was obsessed with chips and chocolate and french fries and cheese before. Now I allow myself to eat them whenever I feel like it in whatever quantity I feel like it. Surprisingly, they lost their power on me. I haven’t had chips for 3 months now I tthink, because I simply didn’t crave them anymore.

    I am cycling different types of low GI carbs, like black or brown rice, oats, full grain bread, but I also include potatoes, paired with protein and fat. I eat fatty fish twice a week, and I even included vegetarian days when I indulge in lentil soup, beans, hummus or peas.

    I love the one pot recipes, and going to the market and picking whatever is in season, then cooking it. I just look at my macros a little bit, to have every dish balanced. But that’s it. I eat to satiety, then stop. I even lost a couple of kgs. When my body is going to be ready to let go of the rest of excess kg, it will naturally. I’m just going to focus on giving it nutritious food, a variety of foods and reduced stress around food.

  • Hiya, I love your content! I have PCOS and also a long history of disordered eating. Do you have any suggestions on how to go about doing better for my body (hormones etc due to PCOS) without fully restricting my diet? I have tried looking into foods suggested for PCOS in the past and ‘failed’ as I was treating it as a ‘diet’ although I knew it was a lifestyle change. I’m reaching the stage with my body where I keep putting on weight which isn’t doing well for my health and hormones but I don’t know where to start. (Also to note, I am a really picky eater which has caused a lot of troubles with food in my life). Any guidance will be appreciated:)

  • i try to reject diet culture and eat intuitivley but i can’t help but feel guilt when i eat something thats not as nutritious. also for the past few months when i’ve eaten something not as nutritious and not feel guilty, my stomach gets pains and reacts where i feel bloated and sick. so i feel best eating nutritious foods but still want to not feel like i need to eat “clean” everyday so i’m very confused

  • Ironically, weighing my food and using a calorie&nutrition tracking app helped me in the ways you describe IE as helping. It’s simple, unemotional data for me & completely different than when I tried restricting too much and then binged, and didn’t see any results. I know how my choices are effecting me and can trust the process. I know eating at maintenance will keep my body the same and eating more or less will change my weight in a predictable way. One thing I really like about the app I use (Chronometer) is that I can see the past seven days averaged it’s helped me realize how overeating one day won’t completely ruin my diet. Different strokes for different folks! A lot of people need to take a step back from obsessing over external data points but that doesn’t mean the tools should be demonized like I sometimes see.

  • Did it for over a year before I got married. Same thing…1200 calories, working out, low carb, and people telling me I really needed to raise my salt intake. That was years ago and I’ll never go back! The few times I’ve tried to do it again my brain rebeled to how tedious it was. I can still calorie count in my head too but it’s pretty rare I worry about it. Crazy how fast it really does become an obsession!

  • Can you please do a full supplement video?!! Like literally explain and show every supplement and/or vitamins or health tablets you take?! Because I’ve watched all your videos and seen some tablets that I’m interested in. But then in other videos you take other ones?! So I was wondering if you take them all together or??? By the way I loveeee your channel❤️❤️❤️

  • Sir if i do alternate day fasting than what about the protein requirement which i need after my workout? Should i workout in these days?

  • You guys should download a. App called ( calorie munch out ) its a good app to monitor your family’s calorie count. Ita available only in the apple app store..

  • New subscriber here! Im almost finished watching all your vids and its really informative. I just started my weight loss journey last week and following what you said. Hoping for good results. I started eating clean,exercise a bit and its sooooo hard for the first 3days but im slowly adjusting. Love listening to these videos. Continue your passion! Love lots from Philippines ��������

  • Fuuuuuuck he just had to mention keto �� every time you mention silly fads like keto and fasting, it kills your credibility, dude.

  • I really appreciate your opinion and how you acknowledge that some things like calorie counting can be negative, but also work for some people. I know from my personal experience its been super negative, but currently, its been improving my mental health. I used to be unhealthy and a lot heavier, I lost 20kg and had to re learn how to eat again. At first I became obsessed with tracking and it was really negative to my mental health, but now I just use it as a guide to make sure I’m eating portions that arent too big, and its keeps me on top of my snacking behaviour. I struggled losing weight because of the “sneaky calories” so logging my food helped me realise this was a bad habit as I was eating when I wasn’t hungry. But now I’m doing so much better and seeing better progress at gym and personal health. This worked for me, and may not work for everyone so please seek medical advice first and I hope everyone the best with their health ��

  • Count calories but eat clean, be in a small deficit from foods and increase your activity(should be something that you pike to do to avoid stress) this is where you should be getting most of the calorie deficit. Build muscles, this will greatly increase your BMR. You guys will be amazed on how much calorie intake you can get away with without gaining weight if you have muscles and doing a lot of activities in a day.

  • What Happens to having fruits as snacks? For example, I eat 3 meals per day plus a snack of an apple/orange or whole-wheat biscuit, how to add this to the calorie counting if am gonna use the Palm-size method?

  • If you wish to shed weight, you need to check out Custokebon Secrets on google. They’ll make it easier to get the shape you should have.

  • I need 1 day a week that I can enjoy icecream & chocolate… or fish & chips… and have only that and nothing else for the day. Works fine for me ����

  • Thank you for the one of the most helpful videos ever. I’ve told to have PCOS since 18 or something and only now (when turning 36) I understood that I’ve been treating it all wrong all this time. I’ve been taking vitamin D and inositol for 3 months now and I already see the improvement in my health condition. Thank you so much for doing this video!

  • That totally explains why when I started iifym their promise for “no food cravings” was not kept. Right now I’m trying Eat Stop Eat. That’s controlled my hunger before.

  • Calorie counting and using my Fitbit has helped me understand my nutrition and how I feel and also helped me to realize that I tend to under eat a lot without trying to unless I’m eating out. I lost 10lbs to make me feel more comfortable in my body by calorie counting and now I do it to maintain weight. “Breaking even” on my calories according to my Fitbit to maintain my weight has helped me to understand when I feel satisfied so I don’t end up over eating or under eating. I know calorie counting isn’t for everyone and can be triggering and obsessive but for me it’s something that works. These days I try to eat intuitively and eat what I’m craving and the counting is just to make sure I’m being healthy about it.

  • very very late to the party abbey… but you have been a god send. I have lost 50 lbs in the last few years but I got so focused on a specific number on the scale and that caused me to stop weight lifting because the number wasn’t moving. I am trying to heal my relationship with food-it is so toxic. I have been binging your videos and I am starting to see the glass half full:) thank you for all of your advice!!

  • Counting calories is a joke and half the battle

    Simply because counting calories you burned thru some drop set, pyramid set, superset, going heavy or doing reps of weight lifting is impossible for any app or smart watch to count effectively

    If you’re counting calories with out guesstimating…
    You’re eating chicken + rice

    With most other foods it’s impossible

  • Ironically, I got a Noom ad before this video. It claims to not be a diet, but when I used it, it totally contributed to further messing up my relationship with food/exercise. It’s really really hard to reject that mentality, when I now can’t stop my brain from automatically seeing the calories in the food I eat or as green/yellow/red, which is how Noom categorizes it.

  • I’m definitely in the camp where calorie counting led me on my journey into learning about nutrition and a form of intuitive eating. I may have regained 10 lbs of the 20lbs I had lost, but my digestive health improved beyond expectations, which I feel is more important.

  • I used to be “i feel guilty eating this cuz i didnt work out” but now i feel “damn my gainssss” when I cant make it to the gym
    I did start going to the gym to lose weight but after a week, my mentality switched from “I have to lose weight” to “I wanna be strong” and now working out makes me happy and no longer feels like a choir

  • You don’t understand how lost I am. I just got the diagnosis today after my blood test and sonogram came back. And between my doc and obgyn they said “you just need to lose weight”. Thats it. No follow up. I am so happy that I finally have an answer from the major pain of cysts rupturing. And I have gained 40 pounds in over a year. Before this mess I was a normal college student. Moderately healthy. Balanced food (yeah alcohol on the weekends). But mostly whole foods, delicious salads, went to the gym 2-3 /week and i walk my dog every day and night. It just broke my heart to see the scale at 190 yesterday. (I also find it Bizarre that with my history of an ED my doctor just said well calorie count.)

  • I’ve heard people talk a lot about the bodies ‘set point’ and how we have a range of around 5-20lbs that is where each individual body is healthiest. I have recently begun working out more and doing a bit of strength training, purely because it’s something I enjoy and it’s a good way for me and my partner to find more time to spend together. My question is this, if I lose fat but build muscle (as a by product of the added exercise, it isn’t a hard and fast goal of mine as I do try to live intuitively) am I still at my set point? for example, if I weigh 160lb now and in 6 months I still weigh 160lb but my body has changed because that weight is now muscle instead of fat, is that still my set point? or will it then change? Hopefully someone in the comments can answer this!

  • I have been on and off WW for years. It has taken me a long time, but now I realize that it is not working for me and that it has been giving me more anxiety than help. That is really hard to admit, because I have touted it as a really great program and lifestyle. However my mindset has begun to shift. I want to start at a foundation of not having anxiety and learning to really take control of food instead of it having power over me. I really appreciate these videos and can’t wait to learn more about basically tapping into my own body’s cues.

  • Actually Fitbit does it to where you eat I’m a deficit to the amount of calories you burn so you
    Can
    Eat different amounts based on activity level

  • I just started counting calories but I see and feel that its not the right way for me,It’s already making me feel so bad and I don’t want my life to revolve around numbers so thank you for this video

  • Hi Abbey! I just want you to know that this series helped me so much. I have a really bad relationship with food because of how much i try to restrict myself with certain things, and also the fact that my mentality with nutrition if horrible with everything Ive learned. This helped me so much and honestly I think itll help me in the long term. I think ive fully recovered thanks to you.

  • Can I do omad and still workout everyday reason I ask I notice more cramping when I’ve tried in past any recommendations are welcome

  • I found out in June and this is so fucking scary like I am 15 and have had struggled with this for as long as I can remember I knew something was wrong with me

  • Love this video. I needed these tips. I’ve been doing keto/sometimes carnivore for almost a month and have been so hungry(because I’ve been doing heavy exercise, 6+ miles speedwalking per day and weight lifting 4 times or so per week). Despite this, I’ve been gaining weight, but I’m definitely going to add broccoli and sprouts to each meal to help keep me full.

  • No, for me I had to ditch the calorie counting app(s). The foods I was logging in even if it was healthy the number I saw was freaking me out and I think that it apart of the apps logic, such as apples and almond butter as a snack seeing the calorie number add up to my already eaten food for the day was hard and if I went 100 calories over I felt very self critical and than the world was ending because I was trying so hard to loose weight. I was using these as a teenager and it really had an impact on my mindset even today that I am working on improving. But I can only think what these are doing to teens who are younger than me who are starting the apps. They need to be ultimates in my opinion

  • If left untreated? I have all that and my doctors believe its being treated with bc. If I ask for more help I am ignored and told they dont know much about it anyways

  • I’m realizing i not only need to restore my relationship with food, but also with exercise. Any resources for that? I dread working out and not sure i’ll ever see it as fun or something that i would want to do other than to look better physically.. (which is the main reason for the way that i eat as well which i’m learning is not good all thanks your channel! looking forward to my new journey. I just purchased the book and can’t wait to get started)

  • I was stupid and I did the military diet for 3 days. I lost 3 kg but after 7 day of my normal way of eating i had gained 8kg and now i can’t lose this 8 kg.������

  • One thing you can do is to always have a healthy meal already cooked and ready to just be warmed up in the fridge. That way if hunger hits and I really don’t feel like cooking all I have to do is to warm something up in the microwave. I usually try to prepare one extra meal a day and then I have it either when cravings strike or I just keep it for lunch the next day. Or at the very least keep some hard boiled eggs and healthy snacks on hand.

  • Can someone just hand me a placebo and tell me it will make me menstruate to see if it works? My gynae appointments and investigations got cancelled, I haven’t menstruated since Dec 2018

  • Has anyone used the Custokebon Secrets to lost a ton of weight? Just do a search engine search. On there you will discover that a great suggestions about how you can lost lots of fat. Why not give it a chance? perhaps it will work for you too.

  • Counting calories is a joke and half the battle

    Simply because counting calories you burned thru some drop set, pyramid set, superset, going heavy or doing reps of weight lifting is impossible for any app or smart watch to count effectively

    If you’re counting calories with out guesstimating…
    You’re eating chicken + rice

    With most other foods it’s impossible

  • Hello there, I want to know if Custokebon Secrets, will work for me? I see many people keep on speaking about this popular lose weight secrets.

  • I am soo thankful for you. My disordered eating started with bulimia, and evolved into not eating, and then used diet culture to cultivate an unhealthy life style.
    I needed you right now.

  • I used to count calories, but now I just eat reasonable portions and healthy food. I’m alright if i do that. I make sure to listen to my body. It can take a bit of time to understand what your body is telling you. I make sure my macros aren’t imbalanced. I keep a good eye on those. I’ve been losing weight since I started keeping my protein and carbs more balanced. I’ve also stopped eating out after work. I work two days a week. I am also better about drinking enough water.

  • couting calories is extremely easy:P after a while u will know how many calories are in a certain type of food and approximately how much u can have without even weighing it out.

  • Can u please do a video on gym belts….learnt workouts such as squats and deadlifts without it could shrink your manhood….how true is this????

  • Fitness trackers are the devil!! I avoided them for years but finally “gave in” and got a watch that was also a fitness tracker. I didn’t want one bc I was worried it would make me crazy, and behold, within 72 hours of purchase I was going up and down the stairs all night long to get as many steps as possible. I returned it the next day. Bah-bye!!!

  • I really, really, reaaaaaally needed to find your channel. MAN I did not want to cry at work lmao. Thank you for all of your knowledge <3

  • When I started eating/living better (the DASH Diet) I used a child’s pre-divided plate and it was perfect. Also the small glass that matched my Scooby Do plate was a perfect 8 ounces. I know it might sound silly, but it worked!

  • When we say “muscle weighs more than fat”, I’ve never really understood that because obviously, a weight measure of anything weighs the same as that measure, a pound for a pound. But does it just mean that muscle is more dense so takes up less space for the same weight measure?

  • It’s sad and depressing that she says PCOS is chronic and cannot be treated because that’s so untrue. I was diagnosed with PCOS years ago, now, after almost 4 years since that moment, my doctor whom I just saw few days ago said my ovaries are not polichystic anymore.

  • I honestly love your honesty, some times we might feel alone on the hardship of our journeys. I was born with diabetes so from my toddler years I was worried about my weight and how I was always bigger (taller and fatter) than other girls, I would workout to unhealthy levels and under eat. Now I focus on the quality of my calories, not the quantity. It was a long journey but I do believe that you start getting results as soon as you focus on health and not on the numbers

  • I don’t know if I can ever give up calorie counting. I get that some people may find it a bit nuanced, but it is the one tool that has helped me reach a health weight. Advice is great, but I think I am good with doing what works for me.

  • This is honestly very helpful:/ I’m a powerlifter in high school and I spent all my junior year restricting and counting calories. I wouldn’t even go out bc I was afraid my friends would want to go eat somewhere that wouldn’t have the calories listed:/

  • Thank you so much for this video Abbey. I learned a lot and I will definitely try it and change my diet.

    Sharing the link below to everyone, saw it while searching about Low GI food. It’s a tool that swap those high carb food for a lower GI one.

    https://www.gisymbol.com/swap-it
    https://www.gisymbol.com/top-tips-to-go-low-gi/

  • I myself started out my journey counting calories which for me became obsessive, and stressful. What works for me now is fasting for atleast 14 hours, and having two meals eating Whole Foods keto style diet. I’ve regained my hunger cues, and feel free.

  • Hello everyone i was able to get rid of my pcos with natural herbs medicine treatment from dr ehimare in Africa and I’m perfectly fine now.

  • What if you are interested in manipulating your body in some way through eating and exercise? Maybe not losing weight and dieting, but toning your body or getting stronger? I workout to feel good but I also like the fact that I am able to build muscle and tone my body. I had an eating disorder in the past so I don’t know if this goal is coming from a bad place and I should just focus on feeling good?

  • In honor of national eating disorders awareness week and my commitment to recovery I’ll delete my calorie counter today. (Fitbit has a calorie counter too which is the one I use)
    Thank you for posting this video. Using the calorie counter makes me feel like it is just an “innocent” way for me to keep control over my food without going full-blown into eating disorder habits. But your video makes me honest with myself that it is part of my eating disorder.
    Thank you for this video and all your work. I appreciate you so much!

  • It would be interesting to hear what Abbey thinks about Slimming World and if from a dieticians point of view it’s a good way of learning to eat intuitively and what is good/not so good about it.

  • I love this video!!! I have been exercising every day or every other day because I thought. I feel good after I exercise and been writing down how I feel after I eat. And it’s helped. The. To see this video where I’m doing those things is in it makes me feel good too.

  • Which protein supplement would you recommend to women who’re diagnosed with PCOD? Also, I wanna know could women have green tea or coffee in PCOD. KINDLY REPLY ����

  • I went vegan for ethical reasons two years ago but I have to admit over time it also made me paranoid about eating animal products and that if I did I was going to gain a crazy amount of weight back. I don’t want to stop being vegan but I do have a lot of diet mentality thoughts lately:(

  • I did comment on another video for advice but worth noting here. I bought the book. I’ve always been a size 12 to 14 UK. I fell ill 2 years ago and now disabled. The medicines of over 23 pills per day and inability to exercise or cook and meal prep for myself has caused me to bloom to a size 20 UK. I feel so ashamed and now stuck in a rut with other hormonal issues and no idea how to shift the weight. I’m disabled with pain and mobility issues. I walk with a walker when possible and only 32. I really hate myself right now and no idea how to eat better when I cant even cook for myself. I’m grabbing for bread and crisps during the day. It’s a nightmare and constant spiral x

  • Hey, I’ve recently found your channel and have been getting things together to start putting what I’ve learned to test!

    But if you could, could you possibly make a video on what types of exercises you should do together? Like doing certain muscle groups in a day, then switching to another group to exercise while the previous group recuperates, and so on! I’ve seen plenty of videos on what exercises to do, but I’d be really helpful to see what types of exercises I should do together if I plan on focusing on a particular muscle group on a day-to-day basis!

    Appreciate the work you do for this channel!

  • If it takes you five minutes to log food three times a day (so 15 minutes of logging a day)…5 years of logging food every day totals approximately 456 hours of logging

  • Abby your message is the best! When I dont have the motivation to read the book: intuitive eating, I come and watch your videos and reset!

  • Oof what kind of a world do we live in why is like half a video spent exggeratingly convincing you why you shouldn’t want to count calories instead of just saying what he has to say

  • i cant go to a doctor where i live because i know more about pcos than my doctor which is rediculous.
    They need to do a test study on sulphur 30c because after taking it for 2 month my periods came back then after 6-7 months i got pregnant and i put it down to the sulphur because that was the only thing i took so it must of help some how but i was only taking it my acne and thought id have to have ivf again.
    Not sure if it would work for everyone so a study really needs done.

  • hey Abbey, I don’t know if you already have a video on this if so, please point me in that direction, but what is your take on reverse dieting?

  • Can u please do a video on gym belts….learnt workouts such as squats and deadlifts without it could shrink your manhood….how true is this????

  • I’m sure you’re confusing some people. Vegetables are carbs, so where do you add them? With veggies or carbs? The health and fitness world needs to stop using the word “carbs”
    And who’s gonna use their hand to measure food? Stop it lol
    Just Eat real food stop counting calories, cut out all processed food and added sugar. That’s all there is to it

  • I am in LCHF diet now. I just had knee surgery and gained quite a lot of weight after that. But i tried the LCHF diet before and it worked realy good. Last year i lost about 20kg(118-98ish) from january to july, with no workout or counting calories. I ate what i wanted and how much i wanted, all i did was not eat foods that had more then 7g of carbs/100 grams. Some foods were realy fatty and processed but it worked anyway. I think my job had a lot to do with my “sucess”, i work in construction and i walk around alot i lift things allday. This time i started going to the gym i want to be smarter with my food. Found this guy and will try to implement his tips and info to my day to day basis

  • wow i got so emotional watching this. i can relate to working extra hard to losing weight. you inspire me girl. thanks for sharing this

  • how do i make sure I am watching the series of these videos? I tried finding it in your channel as a series but now I am just going through whatever is on Autoplay. I really need this series!!!!

  • Thank you for this, if you want to start living with no food rules and are obsessed with calorie counting apps as a crutch… Do you first start breaking some of your easier food rules then work up to deleting the app. Or is deleting the app first (scariest thing ever) a priority to really start on your journey to food freedom?

  • wowow! just stumbled on this today! This is amazing. It’s crazy how much doctors just have no idea and just give the same basic textbook information on pcos. I have learnt more here than what I have going to the doctors for the past 10 years. Im 25 years old and was diagnosed with pcos when i was 15. I lost my period, gained facial hair, had severe abdominal cramps and depresseion. I had been to several doctors and they all told me the same thing “loose weight and you’ll be fine”.. They gave me no information on what the condition is, they gave me no reason to why I had it.. just told me I was overweight and to go exercise and go on a diet. So thank you for this info!!! Really friggen helps!

  • Counting calories takes 5 to 7 minutes per day and you can still have junk and lose weight. I don’t know why you wouldn’t want that ��‍♂️

  • Great video like always, but I have a quick question… I am 15 years old and have been going regularly to the gym for almost a year. My biceps were something that I wanted to grow, and i’ve hit a plateau. I don’t get muscle soreness the day after, and feel comfortable and a ‘pump’ doing sets with extremely high reps in the 20-30 range. When I try and lift in the under 10 range, although it is hard to do, I don’t feel anything in the biceps. Although I am just a beginner and still overall skinny, my biceps are the lacking part in my body, and something I feel somewhat insecure about. Please help!

  • What Happens to having fruits as snacks? For example, I eat 3 meals per day plus a snack of an apple/orange or whole-wheat biscuit, how to add this to the calorie counting if am gonna use the Palm-size method?

  • Love this video Abby! So informative. Have you done anything in regards to somatotypes? I have seen a lot of videos talking about tailoring your macros to your body types. Also wants to know your thoughts on “carb tolerance” ������

  • Yes it really worked for me the first day was hard but I so
    Proud of myself for having control I can’t imagine eating a bunch of meals.. my productivity is all time high also in one week only my clothes fit better!

  • Hey Georgie, I’m just really curious what you recommend for people to lose weight if you do not agree with counting calories? every Pt I have been to has told me to and it has worked as really losing weight is burning more calories than calorie consumption in saying that every time I have done it I still choose the better option of foods e.g the sweet potato over normal potato which is what your saying to focus on the food but if we eat more than what we burn there will be no weight loss ��
    I don’t want you to think this is negative at all I think your amazing and have chatted on Ig before and cooked some of your recipes:) I wanted to see your opinion x

  • I’m intermittent fasting since april.
    I lost 9 kg thanks to the info this channel provide. Thank you so much!!
    I didn’t fast every week, some of those weeks i ate a lot and because of that my muscles were growing too. But when i’m fasting i did the 4/20 with 1500 1900 kcal. Just keep your protein high and eat a lot veggies. I mean really a lot. I don’t even like veggies, so i tried to find a few that i liked and ate that every day. The veggies that i didn’t like, i put it in a smoothie with fruit.

    2 whey shakes, 200gr protein most is chicken breast or eggs. And like 300 gr veggies and a lil bit (sweet) potatoes. Thats it. Every day but it doesnt have to be every week. But i do workout a lot. 5 6 a week 1.5 2 hours a day. Started with 89 kg now 80kg. Just a few kilos and i am shredded. Thanks bruh

  • Most of calory trackers are suggesting me that I should be eating 1000 kcal a day. I always change it to at least 1400-1500, but them the tracker tells me that I will be loosing 2kg in 5 months. They make me obsess on the caloric intake, make me fell guilty when I eat over my caloric budget. But they also teach me how much calories are in my favourite foods and how I can limit those calories, but lowering the amounts of oils or simple carbs. Sooo, I have a love=hate relationships with calory trackers.

  • When I started eating/living better (the DASH Diet) I used a child’s pre-divided plate and it was perfect. Also the small glass that matched my Scooby Do plate was a perfect 8 ounces. I know it might sound silly, but it worked!

  • so i have lupus and i keep seeing these crazy autoimmune diets online like the AIP diet which cuts out all eggs, nightshades, lentils and a whole bunch of other stuff like gluten and its kind of hard to not get into a diet mentality when you have this sort of disease? especially because i have to be on a low sodium diet because of lupus nephritis. do u have any tips? i just wanna be able to eat normal again, thanks

  • As a carnivore I listen to my body as my brain they both say the same thing Nicole is really pretty.But Slade I don’t think she can lift as much weight as you unless she squats a whole lot.
    Finally both say I bet Nicole would be fun to eat a ribeye and 4 to 6 grilled chickens livers with.

  • I am curious and determined to investigate this more. I got the Intuitive Eating book today and will watch more of your videos. My BED has been flaring lately very badly and I have lost and gained the same 15-20 pounds 3 times in the last 6 months without even consciously paying attention to it, that’s how stuck I am in this cycle. I am very unhappy with my weight but trying to lose it has never worked long term so I am ready to try something new. So happy I found your awesome videos here. They are something I can feel good about binge-ing!

  • One thing you can do is to always have a healthy meal already cooked and ready to just be warmed up in the fridge. That way if hunger hits and I really don’t feel like cooking all I have to do is to warm something up in the microwave. I usually try to prepare one extra meal a day and then I have it either when cravings strike or I just keep it for lunch the next day. Or at the very least keep some hard boiled eggs and healthy snacks on hand.

  • I started crying when you were getting emotional! I 100% understand how you feel about accidentally losing weight. I’m in that stage at the moment where I’ve under-eaten and overtrained for so long that I struggle to lose any body fat at all.
    You’ve really inspired me, so I’m taking a page out of your book and focusing on my health this year! Xx

  • I’m in recovery from an ED anorexia and binge eating.

    I haven’t calorie counted for a few years. Yes, I gained weight. I had amenorrhea, so I needed to gain weight.

    I recently started counting again because I’ve been eating intuitively for a few years now. I found that my intuitive amount of food is actually pretty normal for my age, sex, height, and weight. I was a little surprised because I thought I was massively over-eating most days, but it’s a healthy amount of food. My ED is still biasing my perception of food, obviously, but I’m happy that at least I’m able to eat every day and stop when I’m satisfied. No binges in years because I’m not restricting anymore.

    I’d been on a diet since I was 8 years old. I think all my bullshit with food goes back to my history of restriction and feelings of shame for lacking self control. I’m not surprised that I developed anorexia and binge eating as an adult.

  • You know, I’m trying to quit smoking as well as lose weight, and overeating and smoking have similarities. I used to think that what’s different about food addiction was that you can stop smoking completely but you have to eat. Well at some point you do have to eat so that’s a little different from smoking is you can live without smoking EVER. But where they go hand in hand is I’m cutting back on both those habits. I only smoke with a meal and I’m trying to only eat 2 meals a day if not 3. Pretty soon I’ll be alternating between 1-2 meals and maybe try extended fasts.

  • LOVED hearing your perspective after using a food log for so, so long. It seriously damaged my relationship with food for a long time, and to your point, you can’t unlearn the whole calorie counting thing, it’s still ingrained in me and I’ve worked a LOT on stepping away from it. I no longer log but I do catch my brain thinking hmmm should I eat that, it’s probably higher in cals than this…and then I want to slap myself for going there!! It’s endless. Thank you for this!!

  • This video has great information, but I’m not sure about the best diet plan which i should work with, only because I have never taken any. Anyone tried using the Custokebon Secrets? I have heard many folks mention awesome things about Custokebon Secrets.

  • FYI guysAmazon actually sells portion control plates with the portions he’s talking about! It makes it easy for follow what he’s saying. Look it up ��

  • Abbey I think your very informative. But the lady guest wasn’t very helpful in my opinion. She didn’t address how u can maintain your muscle health without it using carbs as it main fuel. How do u get carbs in your diet without spiking glucose. And everyone with this isn’t over weight I’m skinny and constantly loosing weight because my body isn’t responding how it did before insulin resistance. It’s very frustrating.

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  • Yes!! That book and another one called “Full” (a Christian perspective on being thankful for food but not idolizing or fearing it) helped me to finally in my 50’s to have a healthy, joyful perspective on food (and the necessity of dessert) and my awesome, amazing, self healing, forgiving, strong body. I have made friends with the flabby tummy that produced two beautiful people. Exercise is fun again. And the fact that my body easily settled into a comfortable size 6 was a by product rather than the goal. Never felt better nor enjoyed food more I feel like I’ve been freed from diet prison, and I’m (mostly) reformed. Focus on gradually adding beneficial habits and being kind to yourself and those around you. Celebrate the freedom and ability to provide nourishing food for your family and others. We are living in a time and place of abundance. Deprivation makes no sense here.

  • When one starts his/her fitness journey, counting calories is extremely convenient. Once you get more knowledgeable of your food choices, it is pretty easy to just eyeball food.

  • I love your message. I am so tired of the mental struggle, anxiety, and depression that comes along with dieting. Thank you for focusing on behaviors and easing into these changes, so refreshing. I already feel better.

  • “It makes me hungry just thinking about it.” Lol same. I just downloaded noom to see what it was like after watching your video on it. I don’t have any intention of losing weight but I had to put a goal in. Just reading the words “lose weight” and going through the motions scared my body. I just ate a whole pot of oats in response. I never thought I’d be one to get triggered but thinking about calorie counting and Nooms ridiculous traffic light system does the trick.

  • My cousin laughed when I told them I was planning to lose fat with just using Custokebon Secrets, but after I showed these people unbelivable effects after I used it they’re begging me to tell them about it. Of course I won’t let them know the details about this diet plan, haha

  • If it takes you five minutes to log food three times a day (so 15 minutes of logging a day)…5 years of logging food every day totals approximately 456 hours of logging

  • As someone who likes to train, how can I be sure I’ve got an adequate protein intake for recovery if I’m intuitively eating/ditching calorie counting?

  • There was a time where I was trying to get off these apps so I downloaded an app called “See how you eat” and you would just take a picture of that meal but there’s no numbers involved. I liked seeing what I ate at the end of the day but it was a little inconvenient if I was at a family dinner. So I stopped the app, but it’s a better alternative than calorie counting apps.

  • thanks for the good advices, started to implement this routine and lost 12 kg since August 15. The results are visible in the first week were I lost 3Kg. I also did not done any gym, just the normal working and standup routine. Now and being in this for more than a month it become my way of living and by the way I did not lost any muscle. I’m 48 years old and got to the same body I had when I had 38. But will not stop here since still week after week I see results. Next step is to gym a little and see if I can still be in a 24h fasting… Thank you for all your advices!!!

  • So true girl!! Some people get so caught up in the calories and don’t think about simple nutrition!:) You are killing it girl so happy!

  • Can I do omad and still workout everyday reason I ask I notice more cramping when I’ve tried in past any recommendations are welcome

  • Abbey, thank you for this series! My therapist recommended I check you out, as I have orthorexia, and am also dealing with the beginnings of IVF. I appreciate your insight and advice, and I am trying to let go of my disordered tendencies, as I can. You are helping me so much, with the videos and the other resources that you provide.

  • Telling people ots not curable is neglegent amd demorslizing. All kinds of things have been cured and there are many women who have cured pcos.

  • Great video! Counting calories is such a waste of time and energy. Our bodies arent a math problem and it just doesent work that way. Thank for sharing this:)

  • Love your content! I binge watched all your videos! Haha. Good information. I want to start omad because I hate thinking about food all day so I figured I can make one good healthy meal a day and spend more time doing other stuff.

  • I need 1 day a week that I can enjoy icecream & chocolate… or fish & chips… and have only that and nothing else for the day. Works fine for me ����

  • Can’t believe how much has changed in just 2months. I am more in control of my PCOS, my endometriosis flares have got better and slowly my weight is dropping making things easier to manage… Dr. Richard herbal product is really more of better than all of what medical practitioners have been prescribing for me…am well so happy for purchasing his herbs…it’s best if you are facing any issues of ovarian syndrome and Infertility you should try reaching out to him as I did on Whatsapp or probably via email… Here is his WhatsApp number +2348129605087 and his email is [email protected] gmail.com

  • Hi! I have a question. Can i still eat 1 bread in the morning before exercise? Magbuburn parin ba ng fats even though i eat bread?

  • Great video Abby. It has so much helpful information, especially about weight, that is usually not shared. I am so frustrated because every doctor that I go to, keeps telling me to lose weight. And some days I don’t even feel energetic enough to sit on my desk and work. I just wanna go back to sleep. But the doctors tell me to walk for 1 hour 2x a day which seems impossible. Julie’s advice to first make the dietary interventions and then start moving when the body craves movement makes so much sense. This is a great help. Thank you for sharing this. ♥

  • FYI guysAmazon actually sells portion control plates with the portions he’s talking about! It makes it easy for follow what he’s saying. Look it up ��

  • This is honestly very helpful:/ I’m a powerlifter in high school and I spent all my junior year restricting and counting calories. I wouldn’t even go out bc I was afraid my friends would want to go eat somewhere that wouldn’t have the calories listed:/

  • I literally giggle every time you say frankenfoods. And now I’m in the store like “ewe I would never eat these frankenfoods” ����‍♀️����‍♀️����

  • I’ve lost 100 pounds already but I have 50 more pounds to go before I reach my goal. It’s taken 13 months because initially I was doing a small deficit and taking my time with it. The past month though I’ve been eating under 600 cals a day… I somehow got in my head that I’m not working as hard as I could have and I should have lost all the weight by now.
    I want to go back to my healthy eating which helped me lose weight but I was stuck in a plateau for 3 months… I’m so over it…I just want to reach my goal as fast as I can now:( Seeing all the videos titled “how I lost 100lbs in 6 months!!!” drives me mad at how long it’s taken me.

  • Yes, your metabolic rate is dynamic and fluctuates based on what you eat, when you eat, etc. The vast majority of people think that it’s just this static thing and it’s not.

  • What do you thing of Reverse dieting? I don’t like counting calories but I have to because usually I eat around 1200 calories and I have to increase every single week. I’m already at 1550. Any advice?

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  • Love your channel. You make so much sense and you are an example of proven results. I rejoined WW before Covid and saw the same people from years ago!!! I quickly asked for a refund.

  • I have pcos and I’ve always been healthy weight, also always been very active though… as a result though I have very elevated andro/estrogens nearly no progesterone and way too much LH way too little FHS… how can you balance this if you already do all the right things and still have negative androgenic effects?

    I’ve heard that DIM can help with excess estrogens as those rise along with testosterone…. my doctor prescribed spironolactone as well to help flush out androgens and help with acne and other symptoms

  • Abbey! is it ok to be aware of how much you’re eating when starting out? i live in sort of a blended model where i don’t restrict and i eat what i want, but know how much my meals are and i like to be aware of how much i’m eating

  • Yep. I eat my within my caloric recommendation, Buuuuttt, if I do not eat good foods the weight will not move. (My plateau)

  • My friend sent me this video because I have PCOS and I’m so glad to have all this information. My doctor just told me to eat less carbs, take this hormonal birth control and good luck. This video was very helpful, thank you ��

  • I am absolutely blown away by the amount I have learnt in this video. I was diagnosed only just yesterday with PCOS so this is all new to me. You touched up on weight and irregular periods etc..but there wasn’t much information on acne. Is there anything you would recommend that would lessen the cystic acne? Thank you

  • Hi Abbey! I was just diagnosed with PCOS, and I was wondering if my intense cravings for lemons and limes could be tied to that? Like, I could chomp into a lemon like a freaking apple and it freaks my husband out lol

  • I was Keto for a year and have now been Carnivore for more than a year. I’ve resolved all of my health issues eating this way, and also lost 100# and (I don’t even know how many now) inches. I’ve been overweight since my first pregnancy 37 years ago and SAD weight loss diets just ultimately resulted in gaining more weight because of the yo-yo effect. I honestly could lose another 100# if I was going to be in the accepted weight range for my height and accepted BMI. But, I feel great, I’m healthy even if I’m still overweight, and I absolutely eat intuitively on Carnivore. I eat when hungry, stop when satisfied. I don’t feel deprived, punished, and am not looking for an end to the diet because I’m not on a weight loss diet, I’m on an eating plan for health and don’t have a weight goal so I won’t stop eating this way because I meet some arbitrary weight loss goal. I also don’t feel like a failure if I don’t meet that arbitrary weight goal.

  • Yes Abby, Yes! I know I need to lose weight because of my health. My doctor has said so but I have been told this since I was 13 (a great thing to tell a 13 year old.) All of the things you listed happened. Now with the help of a therapist and listening to my body over the past year I have been slowly loosing the weight in a healthy way for the first time in my life. I know this doesn’t happen for everybody but my goal was just to eat healthy and listen to my body and so far so good. Thank you

  • Can you discuss how BMI’s aren’t always an accurate depiction of health, specifically with a focus on how race and gender might skew this metric?

  • I am very glad I found an app in development called “you ate”.

    You set goals. Any goals. It does not track amounts or calories. You can take a picture or write what you ate and then set If this meal was in alingment with your goals or not with no other connotations whether it’s good or bad.

    I mean I’d love eating fully intuitive but my ADHD prevents me from remembering or being in tune with myself. So I use this app to help me remember what I ate and whether I liked it. And when.

    So that when I go for half a bag of doritos i can go “why?” Instead of just doing it and feeling nauseous.

    Often I’m tired or would prefer to eat something else.

  • Very informative video Carlo, i use to count count calories before and when i reach my weight goal and stop counting it I start gaining again its not sustainable. Watching your videos help a lot….��keep it up… doing intermittent fasting here. Im trying to increase my fasting time gradually. Love lots from Spain��

  • I start out with good eggs n fat then my pms craving kicks in ugh! Also have addicted to diet cherry coke! Help!when not PMs I am keto n I love it but this bloated cravings takes over n I lose control once a month.

  • Hey Abbey! I used to focus so much on weight loss and it caused me to fail constantly. Since I have been watching your channel I have learned that focusing on health is a long term sustainable way to live rather than just trying to make myself smaller.

  • I am really happy of this video dear…
    Three month ago, i was putting weight more and more every day with just birth control pills and a lots of sadness.
    Now with inositol and Vitamin d just i get regular periods and losing 10 pounds with intuitive eating. No more curving for sugar… I am so much happy.

  • Hi Abbey! Thank you for the awesome video:) my name is Danielle I’ve PCOS due to insulin resistance, I started having issues with my period since I got it when I was 9 but it wasn’t until I was 21 that I started having additional problems like weight gain, acne, hirsutism, etc. currently I’m 26 and I’m on a low carb diet to try and fix my insulin resistance but as you mentioned it’s really difficult to reduce carb consumption, having this condition, one gets this strange cravings, it’s similar to being thirsty you just want to make it stop, supposedly the need for carbs should decline over time as I get used to this diet( similar to a keto diet but not so restrictive) still for me it’s a huge challenge… So I’m really happy to hear the info on your video, I felt understood. Also a question, I have heard a lot about keto or pseudo keto diets to lower insulin, also about intermittent fasting from Dr.Fung for the same purpose, what are your thoughts on that?

  • bro, you say poor sleep makes it worse, and sleep disorders are more common, but what can we do about it? I do everything, have perfect sleep hygiene, reduce stress….and still have crippling insomnia. Feels like a kick in the face. Poor sleep makes everything else worse but how do I fix sleep?

  • I’ll admit to counting calories. What is driving me crazy lately is the fitness community pointing out the fact that calories on packages don’t equal the macros!!!!! So confused

  • Oof what kind of a world do we live in why is like half a video spent exggeratingly convincing you why you shouldn’t want to count calories instead of just saying what he has to say

  • I’M more like “loooove food” and then be very guilty about it… Overeating the sweets and the snacks and even normal healthy food, like a good soup… Then go back to calorie counting and woring out 2-3 times a week. Lose weight and then just after 2-3 weeks i go back to overeating again.. And it goes on an on.. Maybe this method could work! I will definitely try this! Thanks Abbey!:)

  • Eating all my calories for the day in one meal?? That’s 2000 calories in one meal which sure seems like a lot. Splitting it up over two meals seems like it would be better for me, like maybe an 18:6

  • 1st day OMAD after 3 weeks of 16/8-Keto (22 lb weight loss before today: 300 to 278 lbs): I had a T-Bone steak (marinated in garlic butter) and a big salad w/homemade keto dressing. I hope the steak was not too big. My blood sugar a few hours before the end of fast was 110. Now, after 2 hrs since my OMAD, my sugar is 91. Quite weird that my sugar is lower after eating, than after many hours of fasting. Hey, maybe my body was eating its fat today. I only sipped water all day; I wasn’t hungry during fast. During my fast at the office, I gave away all my office food, everything of which was poison: pop-tarts, microwave popcorn packs, graham crackers, cup of noodle soups, 3 can Progresso soups (w/pastas), Splenda packets. I kept my teas.

  • I got my period 2x a year since 14 and never took birth control. By time I hit 25 yrs old I went on a health journey and ate a Paleo diet. After a year of eating Whole Foods I had a cycle every 30-35 days then I had a surprise unplanned pregnancy with my son ��

  • Love these videos. So informative and really do help a lot. I’ll admit, though I’m built, I had a little stomach because I stopped listening to these methods. But once I went back into I.F and even OMAD. I’m back:D. Always treat yourself after an unprocessed meal. He’s right.

  • If I were to have one meal a day, then have a cheat day where I eat two be ok? Or would I maybe get sick from getting used to only eating once a day?

  • Thanks 4 that Carlo… I’m doing 16/8 everyday sometimes 18/ 6.my feasting time is always in the morning but I cannot control my self to do not eat toast.. It’s my favorite… It is ok to eat wheat toast every morning only 2slice….then some egg butter and chicken then I stop eating until 2morrow…im gonna burn my fat in the way of my eating peroiud?

  • Hi!, I listened to your video about OMAD and insulin spiking and now trying it and absolutely loving it. But I’m still confused about the macro percentage to have as I can only have like 1000 calories in OMAD….

  • I love counting calories. It’s the only really efective method for losing weight, at leaste for me. Been doing it for over two months. I have no restrictions, but now I have to be responsable. If I’m at a party I have a better understanding of how many calories something has. I also know wich beers have more calories. If I want to eat more, I’ll simply have that party meal a day. No problem for someone who does intermmitent fasting.

  • You guys should download a. App called ( calorie munch out ) its a good app to monitor your family’s calorie count. Ita available only in the apple app store..

  • Hey Carlo thanks for letting me know about this I just have a few questions for u hope u can answer them
    1) in the large meal can I eat what I want??
    2) I’m 14, should I do this??( If yes I’ll do it during my summer vacation)
    3) is fighting a punching bag a good way to lose weight
    4) can I lift weights and cardio in one day to lose weight??( This means that I’ll work out everyday and take 2 days break but if I can combine the weight lifting with cardio)
    Thanks
    -Alex