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Why the MUKBANG Trend is Glorifying Eating Disorders

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Dietitian Reviews Dr. Dray Problematic What I Eat in a Day (WARNING: THIS MAY BE TRIGGERING!)

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7 “Healthy Foods’ That Dietitians Never Eat

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7 Foods Dietitians Won’t Eat

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Dietitian Reviews Blogilates | Can You Be Body Positive & Want to Lose Weight?

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How Dietitians Deal with 7 Healthy-Eating Fails. by Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD, LDN. October 10, 2017. 2 Comments. Share it: It shouldn’t necessarily be a shock that nutrition experts don’t always follow their own advice for healthy eating.

After all, we’re only human. We lead busy lives, don’t always have time to cook and we give into. READ MORE > HOW DIETITIANS DEAL WITH 7 HEALTHY-EATING FAILS. A BALANCED DIET, EXPLAINED.

It’s natural to think of a balanced diet as those food pyramids we used to see in textbooks, but those recommendations are proving to be outdated. In fact, Friedman calls this pyramid the ‘BUYased diet’ because it was created with the money of big. Everything you eat needn’t be a dietitian’s daydream, she notes. Start with a foundation of fiber-rich produce, whole grains, lean proteins, low-fat dairy, and healthy fats.

The dietitian on the team follows up frequently with the patient to determine what barriers, whether external or internal, are getting in the way of making recommended or necessary changes, and the dietitian conveys any of these issues that are not nutrition-related to the other members of the team. A dietitian, like Field, can help customize macro targets based on your needs and goals and from there, you have the freedom to create meals based on. Wendy Lopez is a New York area dietitian, and one half of the team behind Food Heaven Made Easy, a site that truly makes healthy, plant-based eating accessible through recipes, a. Dietitians offer advice on eating to help people improve their health and wellbeing.

When choosing a dietitian, make sure they are an accredited practising dietitian (APD). If you have a health condition your doctor may refer you to a dietitian. The dietitian will work closely with you and your doctor to develop a suitable diet for you. Nora Minno, R.D., C.P.T., an NYC-based registered dietitian and personal trainer, also recommends refilling it at the gym, since she says most fitness centers offer filtered water.

What is a dietitian and what do dietitians do? Dietitians interpret the science of nutrition to improve health and treat diseases/conditions by educating and giving practical, personalised advice to clients, patients, carers and colleagues. #7 Be Careful with Rewards. In the long-run, it’s important to reward and reinforce your child’s flexibility with food and willingness to try to new foods. But blatant bribes can backfire.

Your child may eat the food, but won’t learn to enjoy it or understand why it’s important to eat a well-rounded diet — and that’s the goal.

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Through discussion, the client can be helped to realize that, logically, one episode of overeating does not ruin the diet and that accepting such a belief is demoralizing and self-defeating.

“Comprehensive Handbook of Cognitive Therapy” by Hal Arkowitz, L.E. Beutler, Karen M. Simon
from Comprehensive Handbook of Cognitive Therapy
by Hal Arkowitz, L.E. Beutler, Karen M. Simon
Springer US, 2013

Patients who are severely ill, even if they are diet-conscious and eat relatively well, will still need some basic guidelines; few patients know much about complementary eating habits.

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by Yoshio Manaka, Kazuko Itaya, Stephen Birch
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If patients seek advice on what to eat, they should be told that the priority is their pattern of eating and not what they eat.

“Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders, Fifth Edition: A Step-By-Step Treatment Manual” by David H. Barlow
from Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders, Fifth Edition: A Step-By-Step Treatment Manual
by David H. Barlow
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Thus, the provider and patient create a team of two that have the knowledge and skills to tackle unhealthy habits and embrace new healthful habits.

“Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine” by James M. Rippe
from Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine
by James M. Rippe
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For example, patients struggling with restricting and strong food fears may have to start with low amounts of fats and work to add additional servings over time.

“Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research-practice Gap” by Margo Maine, Beth Hartman McGilley, Douglas Bunnell
from Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research-practice Gap
by Margo Maine, Beth Hartman McGilley, Douglas Bunnell
Elsevier Science, 2010

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

“Quality in Obesity Treatment” by John M. Morton, Stacy A. Brethauer, Eric J. DeMaria, Scott Kahan, Matthew M. Hutter
from Quality in Obesity Treatment
by John M. Morton, Stacy A. Brethauer, et. al.
Springer International Publishing, 2019

In many cases, this leads the patient to realize that a normalization in their eating pattern will probably lead a reduction of these problems.

“Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide” by Glenn Waller, Helen Cordery, Emma Corstorphine, Hendrik Hinrichsen, Rachel Lawson, Victoria Mountford, Katie Russell
from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide
by Glenn Waller, Helen Cordery, et. al.
Cambridge University Press, 2007

A diet comprised of a preponderance of food choices that are low in fat and high in fiber and water promotes greater satiety at a lower level of energy intake, so the observation that this type of dietary pattern would be associated with treatment failure in AN is not surprising.

“The Treatment of Eating Disorders: A Clinical Handbook” by Carlos M. Grilo, James E. Mitchell
from The Treatment of Eating Disorders: A Clinical Handbook
by Carlos M. Grilo, James E. Mitchell
Guilford Publications, 2009

The diet should have three objectives: (1) it should allow the patient to reach and maintain ideal body weight; (2) it should be well balanced, with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; and (3) it should be restricted in sodium, saturated fats, and refined carbohydrates.

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by Robert O. Bonow, Douglas L. Mann, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

The patient needs to learn new strategies to cope with settings that trigger overeating.

“Nursing Care Plans E-Book: Nursing Diagnosis and Intervention” by Meg Gulanick, Judith L. Myers
from Nursing Care Plans E-Book: Nursing Diagnosis and Intervention
by Meg Gulanick, Judith L. Myers
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

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  • Why is this chick judging people’s food on Youtube? Claiming that someone has an ED piblicly like this is not cool. She should be worried about her toxic tendency to constantly bring people down. That could be sign of mental disorder in itself. This Abbey girl isn’t so sharp after all. Gurl bye.

  • In my opinion, yes, you can want to lose weight and be body positive. I think it would mean something like: I don’t hate my body, but I know I could be better and feel better than I do now, so I’m going to do what I think is best for me.

  • Thank you for this video ❤️ Could you please review some kind of restrictive religious diet like kosher diet for example? That would be AMAZING!

  • Listen to this Registered Dietician folks! As a Registered Nurse an educator whose specialty is Cardiovascular Heath & Illness, I can assure you, she’s right on the money. If Mukbang becomes a norm habit or you refuse to consider your arteries, are being lined with Heart Killing Lipids *LDL (Bad Fats), by the time you’re in your early 40’s you’ll be visiting ME, as a patient in the Coronary Intensive Care Unit.
    And that’s ONLY, if you haven’t already died with a Cardiac Arrest or fatal Stroke (*CVA-), which is NOT an accident at all, since you became addicted to Mukbang.
    If you think this is silly advice from this smart, caring lady, GO AHEAD enjoy your Fat life… and an early death with Gangrenous Feet, Amputations, Blindness & again. Coronary Artery disease, *CAD not to mention the plague of over-indulgent Americans * #AODM.
    Seems to me, Mukbang is little more than online #SuicidalGluttony
    Terms to know if you’re a Mukbanger:
    *LDL-Low Density Lipoproteins
    *AODM-Adult Onset Diabetes Mellitus
    *CVA-CardioVascular Accident
    * #TragicObesity

  • I have been using Noom for a little over 3 months, and I have really liked it. I have lost 30lbs and i think it actually encourages you to eat all foods that’s part of the lessons some days. I feel like I have a lot of freedom.

  • I’m noticing something in Cassie’s tiktok’s you showed, that I realize I’ve noticed with some other diet & fitness YouTubers do this too: referring to their meals as “Meal 1, 2, 3etc” instead of “Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.” Idk maybe it’s because I’ve watched so many of your videos where you mention eating for enjoyment, but I just feel like labelling meals like that sounds like IT IS taking the enjoyment out of food. Like it’s almost a science label, almost in the same manner of Cassie’s “collecting food data.” I’m just wondering if you’ve noticed when reviewing YouTubers, or not. Or if you have mentioned it and I haven’t seen it.

    I mainly noticed it because I used to follow Tone It Up’s diet plan (I’m not saying there’s anything wrong them, they’re lovely!) but they referred to meals as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 as well and I remember that feeling so weird when food journalling and talking to others about it. Love your videos, and wishing you the all the best as you near the end of your pregnancy!!

  • Would you consider doing a video about how to analyze research appropriately? I’d love to learn more about how to truly research the research (lol) and understand better how to read research properly, what to trust, how to know what studies about a topic are legit vs not, etc..

  • Why do all the wellness youtubers have to make lemon water into a health thing? Can’t it just be a pleasant thing to drink in the morning because it’s hydrating and the tangy lemon kinda perks you up?? I don’t get it?!?!

  • The average person doesn’t understand enough about how studies work to know if the methods are faulty. If a major news outlet picks up on bad research, they can get people to believe it and that’s all you need for the nutrition community to buy into it. Its the worst kind of fake news the kind that slowly kills people with bad advice from special interest groups.

  • That’s what I thought too, eating mukbangs occasionally or looking thin despite the whopping amount of food in mukbangs. IT IS NOT AN EXCUSE AND IT’S NOT HEALTHY, It’s way even scarier for those ppl who physically look healthy and may actually have hidden health issues!

  • I just recently signed up for noom and still in the trial period. I will not be paying any money to this company. As a vegan, my protein options like beans and lentils are considered “yellow” foods. Their food catalog is the worst I’ve seen. They put me on 1200 calories. I reached out to my goal specialist and let her know how active I was but you can’t change the calorie goal. I already find myself feeling guilty for going over my goal everyday, even though I’m still losing weight and hate that high calorie, incredibly nutrient dense foods like avocado, nuts and seeds are considered “red” foods. I will say I’ve gotten better insight into what I’m eating but that’s pretty much it

  • Nuts/Seeds/Oils can be really healthy when you eat the right portion size for your weight/physical activity level and definitely shouldn’t be labeled bad foods. Our bodies need a certain amount of fat.

  • its weird to watch this kind of content while im still in the middle of an ed relapse, but maybe its a good sign, i hope so atleast

  • uhh i tend to be pretty deficient in salts and according to her i should just ignore the fact that my body is screaming for something savoury because………i don’t want a banana? that’s really sweet???? and not savoury at all????????

  • Yesss thank you for talking about bloating as someone with ibs who is also gluten sensitive I get horrible bloating which causes pain and I also get severe digestive issues. I hate when people’s suggestions to debloat are telling me to lose weight when I am already thin and underweight naturally

  • Hey Abbey, could you maybe address food issues for people who grew up in diet culture and are now trying to get out of it, such as the stress and fear of being hungry and how dieting as a kid can affect your food relationships long term?

  • I honestly don’t get what’s so terrible about boredom eating and giving in to your cravings sometimes.
    Until you are comfortable in your body regardless and manage to stay fairly healthy, I think there’s nothing wrong with some boredom/stress snacking.

  • thanks for this review. i have been watching dr. dray for several months but never watched any “what i eat” videos. i have been concerned about her weight and obvious loss of muscle mass.

  • How come you did not address Annie pouring cider vinegar over EVERY meal she has. Every damn meal. She calls it “a dressing”. So sad. It makes me so sad. The way she must feel inside to be scared of a bit olive oil and feeling the need to “cleanse” with every meal.

  • If she’s happy: fine, good for her! But I’d safe all the money on superfoods and go eat a delicious pasta or curry in a restaurant. Just my preference!

  • I completely agree that her banana test is not ok because it could cause extra guilt but honestly it really helped me. I’ve got bad emotional eating that always leaves me feeling sick but the banana test makes me be more mindful and it’s easier for me to resist emotionally eating

  • I tried Noom and it was unfortunately awful for me. As a person with a history of disordered eating it was super triggering to me having to weigh myself every day per the app instructions. The red light/green light ratings on food reinforced the good food/bad food mentality which caused me to spiral with unhealthy habits. I’m pretty positive my counselor was an automated bot or at best a different random person each time. But, for someone without a disordered eating history perhaps this would not be as much of an issue.

  • I 100% agree with you. Mukbang looks disgusting and irritating, I just want to slap them all. I don’t know why people are interested in watching others eat.

  • When I read the title “Dietitian reviews Blogilates.” I thought it would be about Cassey’s meal plan etc. You are basically reviewing Cassey herself, her choices and her lifestyle. Much more than her diet, I thought. And almost everybody’s comments are criticizing her for being too fat or too skinny, eating too much or not enough, or that her food doesn’t look good etc. I think we just forget one very important thing, which is how Cassey is feeling, and that she has the right to feel “fat” even if she is not. Or to want to improve her body, which is also her “working material”. Also, do men get this kind of comment? Or just women? I am not sure I have seen comments on men’s videos, like “Wow, he must have a serious food disorder eating all those proteins.” I feel like the “Can You Be Body Positive & Want to Lose Weight?” problem went a little too far recently. I don’t even get the point of it, like “yes, of course, you can.” For me, it is like if you were asking “Can you love your brain and still want to learn new things?” Also, she is not just losing weight, getting skinnier and skinnier, from what I saw her muscles got bigger, particularly in her back.
    Also, her feeling a certain way does not define how people watching her videos should feel. If you watch her videos, and you are mad because she is already thin and wants to get thinner of fitter, be honest with yourself and admit that the problem doesn’t come from her. The way people feel about themselves and show their body on Instagram or TikTok etc shouldn’t define the way YOU feel about yourself. As long as she is not forcing her followers to eat the same thing as her, to look like the way she wants to look like, I don’t really see where is the problem. I assume we already know that everybody is different and there is no universal miracle diet that fits every single person.
    Sorry for the very long comment, I just wanted to say that people should have the right to be happy with fat or fit, hairy or shaved or whatever body AND be able to feel guilt-free for that. Anyway, I love the part about the “anti-bloating foods”, I learned a lot from it. (⌒-⌒; ) I just wanted to promote a little self-love, and freedom, for the potential haters that may comment: I won’t reply, I’ll be busy doing some yoga. Thank you for taking the time to read.

  • Abbey, you did a very good job on this very sensitive subject. It was respectful and kind. Pointing out diet deficiencies are very useful for everyone but especially for a vulnerable audience.
    I love Dr. Dray. Her skin care served me really well and I am grateful. Major major help from her tips.
    If Dr. Dray has health issues, she and people closest to her can handle this.
    Regardless of this, she is an excellent dermatologist.

  • It would be really interesting to see reviews of people on weight loss journeys. Sometimes I feel like this channel doesn’t always represent people who are losing weight in a healthy way for health purposes. Not all weight loss is problematic. Not all weight loss is disordered. ����‍♀️

  • The exception to “you don’t have to eat large/huge amounts of food” is Yuka Kinoshita. She HAS to eat a large amount of food due to a condition that makes her stomach expand naturally. I’m not really sure on the details…

  • Thank you for making this type of videos. Unlike Dr. Dray I am a little bit chobby and I used to do this to loose weight. I can tell you that it works for loosing weight! But like you mentionned it ruined my digestif system, my hormones and my mental health! I lost most of my hair and I started to have skin issues like exema because I wasn’t having any oils in my diet… I don’t agree with all your opinions, but I thanks to you and other ressources I’m learning to be kind to myself and loose weight in healthy way!

  • I never tried Noom, but I did Weight Watchers a few years back and it did work…until it didn’t. Basically as my weight went down my caloric intake (which was on a “points” system, but it’s pretty much the same concept) kept going down and down, until it was so restrictive it was basically like the 1200 calorie plan you detailed. My weight goal was set at 120, which being 5’0 isn’t I guess unrealistic, but I personally think my “set point” is higher. I started at about 170, I got down to about 130ish and then started slowly gaining it back. Got frustrated and quit and then gained it back shockingly fast. I’m now heavy beyond where I started, which is super frustrating. Now I’m just trying to eat more fruit and veggies and started walking with my husband most mornings. Not sure if I’ve lost much weight, but I physically feel better, so maybe that’s more important? I do wish I knew the secrets of those “effortlessly thin” people, but I’ve never been one of them.

  • I signed up for the trial period and only stayed on for like, 1 day. I didn’t have a scale at home (at the time) and the prompts to make sure I weighed myself were frustrating, plus the first time I entered a food and it turned read (I don’t even think it was something really “bad”, just high in good fats) I felt so bad that I had to delete it immediately. Following you helped me to know immediately that the app wasn’t for me honestly, and if it wasn’t for you I might have let myself feel guilty about that red food.

  • Thank you for this video. Im naturally skinny and wanted to gain healthy muscle. I was starting to do it by myself but now is definitely on top of the list to see a certified nutritionist.:)

  • I like to count calories once in a while cuz im trying to lose weight and also sometimes (not daily) weight my self right when i wake up and it hasnt been fluctuating

  • I enjoy asmr mukbangs honestly, gives me recipe ideas too sometimes, and I dont starve myself at all, I just think its cool to watch! Theres so many different types of mukbangers out there, they’re rlly not all the same, its like trying to compare boki to nikocado �� doesn’t work! A lot of mukbangers actually eat decent food and in decent amounts, it’s more the western mukbangers that make it nasty and exaggerate �� anyways none of this sounds new to me tho, there have been food eating contests for such a long time all around the world, now its just more of an internet thing i guess

  • I feel like the ‘body positivity’ movement has been misconstrued with the ‘Healthy at every size’ movement. I think the problem with these ‘movements’ is that they tend to focus on what society would consider as an overweight woman and everyone that doesn’t fit into the category is not worthy of expressing there version of being body positive. Body positivity to me is about loving yourself and your body enough to take care of it and I think most would agree that that starts with our mental health. If loving yourself and your body means that you need to loose weight for health reasons or to feel better physically, then you should do it and if anyone’s got something to say about it… they aren’t really being body positive are they.

  • When Abbey was really getting into the question can you be body positive and still want to lose weight, I had some thoughts. First, weight loss is not always about how you look. Heart disease is a real problem in my family, and weight loss is a way to be healthier and less at risk for cardiac arrest. My dad was in the best shape of his life when he had his first heart attack. The doctors said if he hasn’t lost weight and been in shape, he wouldn’t have lived. If you were to watch Cassie’s videos you would see that she is constantly reminding you that health should be your number one reason for weight loss. It is important to note though, that losing weight is only the first step in fitness. It is also important to gain muscle and being happy, which can mean eating that cookie or donut. Second, You need all things in moderation, including fat. Fat is something our bodies were built with for a reason. It gives us energy so that we are not 100% reliant on out next meal. Finally, I was struggling a lot with the way I felt when I started using Blogilaties. It helped me release stress and feel more energized.
    If you made it this far, please tell me if I missed an important detail!

  • She eats like all these extremely skinny wellness YouTubers. Her followers think it’s super healthy because veggies and fruits are healthy. Even 40 pounds heavier she’s still be relatively thin.

  • Well if she does have a eating disorder, don’t you think it’s rather disgusting for you to be posting a video about her like this. You don’t care at all, you’re very irresponsible and nasty!

  • This is quite triggering in the sense that what is the point of this video? Dr Dray clearly has an eating disorder so only an idiot would take her diet seriously. She’s doing the best she can to keep herself healthy and is probably managing very well in doing that her skin is absolutely beautiful. Completely pointless in picking apart an anorexics diet like we don’t flipping know its not balanced. Anyway she has put on weight recently her recent videos ie today, are very obvious.

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  • The tricky thing about going on a weight loss journey out of “self love” is that it’s too easy to trick oneself into thinking it’s self love when, in reality, it’s doing more harm than good.

  • I liked Noom when I used it, but they definitely needs to screen for eating disorders because a lot of their advice could be used very, very badly

  • you know what i hate? women bringing down other women, and MONETIZING off of them on youtube. “i don’t want to embarrass her,” then posts AN ENTIRE VIDEO ON THE INTERNET ABOUT HER SUPPOSED EATING DISORDER. what kind of health “professional” does this?! “coming from a place of empathy and care,” when you haven’t even spoken directly to her!! Shame on you for giving your “assessment” of an individual you haven’t even met. I hope your patients/clients don’t suffer the same treatment.

  • Jesus Christ is coming back very soon! We need repentance! Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost! Acts 2:38 Admit to God you are a sinner, ask Him for forgiveness, believe Jesus death on the cross paid the full penalty for your sins and your soul will be saved.Gods judgement is near!✝️

  • I have Hashimoto’s (hypothyroidism) and for 15 years counting calories is the ONLY way for me to not gain weight. If I eat to satiety every day even with fun strenuous workouts, I gain.

  • Abbey, you did a very good job on this very sensitive subject. It was respectful and kind. Pointing out diet deficiencies are very useful for everyone but especially for a vulnerable audience.
    I love Dr. Dray. Her skin care served me really well and I am grateful. Major major help from her tips.
    If Dr. Dray has health issues, she and people closest to her can handle this.
    Regardless of this, she is an excellent dermatologist.

  • I am recovering from binge eating disorder and without mentioning who, there was a youtuber who I absolutely adored ( still do because her personality is awesome) but had to stop watching recently. I had to cut watching her videos out of my life because I realized I was lying to myself. I told myself that if she could do it, I could too. I had begun to recover from bingeing for the first time ever and I had to finally admit that I was leaning on watching these videos as one final tie to my eating disorder and it was preventing me continuing to heal. I had stagnated watching this chick pig out. And it was out of fear of letting it go, all the way. I think that’s why some youtubers do it. They may have found a way to mostly heal, but still hold on. Glad I found this video. Thanks for affirming my latest break through. I’m grateful for your channel

  • I honestly think that cassey is a great person, and, frankly, the internet mob is so much more problematic and toxic than any one person aiming for weight loss EVER could be. I always, always feel that commenters should take a look in the mirror before coming for someone who’s clearly a good person and always means well. express opinions, but don’t expect that everyone agree. share information, but don’t expect constant adherence to that information. I just have such a problem with the mob coming hard for an AWESOME person sharing years of positive messages and practices with the world because of one weight loss journey. honestly let the first person without sin cast the first stone. let me ask this: abbey herself used to struggle with ED. would this type of public criticism have helped her recovery, or would it cause her further shame and guilt? these public critiques (which often create a mob regardless of disclaimer) can get way more problematic than a formerly orthorexic woman weighing herself every day for 90 days on a wellness journey.

  • Jesus Christ is coming back very soon! We need repentance! Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost! Acts 2:38 Admit to God you are a sinner, ask Him for forgiveness, believe Jesus death on the cross paid the full penalty for your sins and your soul will be saved.Gods judgement is near!✝️

  • Your intentions making this video are sickening. You don’t help people you gaslight. If you look at the length of her hair you can tell that this video is an old one. You didn’t take a new one on purpose. What a disgusting human being you are.

  • I weigh myself every day and I’m happy about it because it motivates me. Because I’m actually losing weight, but I’m not hungry either. And so it’s nice to see the progress I don’t know why that is so wrong.

  • Would you consider doing a video about how to analyze research appropriately? I’d love to learn more about how to truly research the research (lol) and understand better how to read research properly, what to trust, how to know what studies about a topic are legit vs not, etc..

  • Funny! Sugar is the culprit!!! Fat!!! Carbohydrates (the bad ones of course.) And yes, Not exercising! Everything in moderation…��������������������️⚖️��������

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  • I did Noom for about 6 months or so and lost 15 lbs but after I stopped the weight quickly came back. The “coaches” sucked and would only check in on me once a week regardless of how many times I reached out for support. I would not recommend this app to anyone who wants to eat intuitively. I would love to see an app from Abbey focusing on eating intuitively!

  • Climber. Using dermatologist achievement to grow your platform. Dietitian Vlog about your own advice, knowledge, tips without referring to somebody else. “Have u seen what that one is eating?”
    Dermatologist vlogs about herself and her skincare knowledge though she is as original as the concept of The Ordinary, Drunk Elephant, Paula’s choice.

  • Im currently striving towards my goal of seeing my abs because that is something that I always wanted to achieve. That being said, I went into my lean diet with a very careful approach of always making sure that I fuel my body and never allow myself to feel hungry even if I go over my limit. Its been slow and steady progress and I make sure that I’m always checking with myself to see if I’m feeling happy and satisfied. If I feel crappy something has to change. If I crave something I have it. Life is too short to be cutting things you love out of your life.

  • I agree I’ve always felt like eating ridiculous amounts of food in one sitting is pure gluttony and disrespectful to countries that don’t have the luxury to do that, i do however enjoy when someone is eating a regular meal and decides to film and chat like a virtual lunch date which is what I do and enjoy, I will never like when anyone takes something we all enjoy and turn it into something grotesque and exaggerated:(

  • Sassesnacks and Hungrycakes are probably the one of the few mukbangers that don’t disgust me. They eat normal amounts of food for a human being. I enjoy their videos. Unlike Hyunee, Veronica Wang, Nikocado, etc..

  • I love Cassey!
    Her work outs are the best for my body type. Guaranteed, most people follow her for great workouts, not food advice.
    She doesn’t claim to be a nutritionist or dietitian.
    She is documenting a journey and she shares her mistakes, not so good choices too.
    Love it, that barely known YouTubers wanting to make money, get views by using her name.
    Pathetic!

  • So many people forget that salt is an essential nutrient, and it shows. Keep drinking water, keep eating as much salt as your taste buds say you should (sodium is so important that they evolved to taste it specifically), and your body will usually regulate the rest.

  • I genuinely do not understand why anybody would want to drink acidic lemon water in the morning. My teeth are very sensitive and the thought makes me cringe. If I chew enough citrus fruit or drink lemonade I will have problems chewing for several days. Lemon water doesn’t even taste good.

  • This is a Messag for the people that suffer forma orthorexia ive been there and is hard but hey! Rating food as real or healthy is not the problem (even it is a truth) is your behaviour and when you start social distancing there is always room for a 10% (3 times During the monte according to experts) to eat ultraproccesed foods on social events or just for a craving, but normally on Daily basis we should eat lots of not processed food like fruits or veggies, fish… and good processed foods such as prepared chickpeas or lentils, can sardines or tuna in can in Olive oil, 85 or 90% chocolate etc.

  • Body positivity should be broadened to being grateful for the body you have been given no matter the size if your nose, color of skin etc… and that love should motivate us all to lead a healthier life… my healthy is not skinny. When i was skinny i had little energy and i wasnt happy. When im curvy i feel happier and am fulllll of energy… size 2 is not everyones happy place…

  • I Love Dr. Dray, she had helped me with so many of my skin issues, and so obviously I’ve been worried about her. Happy to see you talking about this as well as not coming from a judgemental place.
    Were here for you Dr. Dray!

  • I don’t know how people can eat so many cold meals. They’re not satisfying to me. I like meals that are toasty and hearty. I bought all these “healthy” foods to make smoothies with like quinoa, seeds, fruit and protein powder, but I ended up hating smoothies because they’re so cold and I prefer my food in solid form. Blending the fruit just ruins it for me. Also I hate quinoa and all nuts and seeds. I thought the smoothie would mask them but it didn’t really ��

  • In my opinion, having someone dissect your diet on YOUTUBE is very triggering for anyone with an eating disorder. I think she definitely knows she is struggling with orthorexia or anorexia, but we all know how “impossible” it is to get out of it. She is getting better — we all do. I don’t think this is helpful, especially with the sassy looks and superiority/condescending attitude. It doesn’t help to know that you have a problem while someone is screaming, “YUP, sHe hAS aN EaTiNg diSOrDeR”.
    I hope you will listen to me without ill feeling and refrain from making these types of targeted videos in the future. While I get that this might help other people recognize what is not healthy, this is not helping her.

  • Used to watch MUKBANGS IN 2014, some Koren Guy. Large proportions, but indeed ‘healthy. The fact that Americans have translated it in the wrong Manor bothers me.

  • I definitely think you can be body positive and want to lose weight. I’m obese. I’m trying to lose weight in a healthy manner. I walk daily and enjoy nature. I do strength training a couple days a week. I focus on fruit, veggies, whole grains, nuts and legumes, but also enjoy an occasional treat.

  • Thanks for the helpful video. I’d love to hear your thoughts on Lumen. Please do a breakdown of whether Lumen could actually help tweak metabolism.

  • I hadn’t really thought of how infrequently I eat with others until just now. Nearly all of my breakfasts and dinners are alone. I have a different work schedule than most. My family’s already eaten and left for work by the time I get up and they’re still awake but usually already in bed by the time I get home. Lunch is the only meal I generally eat with others because I’m at work for that meal. It’s almost exclusively special occasions if I’m sharing breakfast or lunch with others. Is that sad? ��

  • Why you are judging someone on social media????? Dr. Dray never judge anyone..
    If you really care about her then you could have gone off line & contact over her on phone….not like showcasing infront of whole world…..this is called as publicity & tarnishing image of someone

  • I personally have never watched the Doctor because she looked anorexic to me. I didn’t want to support the behaviour. I hope she is well.

  • Body positivity should be broadened to being grateful for the body you have been given no matter the size if your nose, color of skin etc… and that love should motivate us all to lead a healthier life… my healthy is not skinny. When i was skinny i had little energy and i wasnt happy. When im curvy i feel happier and am fulllll of energy… size 2 is not everyones happy place…

  • I agree completely! I was a vegan macrobiotic for 12 years and Dr. Dre is pretty much a macrobiotic. But this way of eating high nutrient foods is also very addicting and feels amazing! I was very skinny when I was eating this way but I didn’t mean to be so extreme, it just felt so great and it also taste pretty yummy. Your appetite will increase without eating fat because you’re eating to get the fat from natural food

  • She’s eating dr. McDougals plan surely you’ve heard of it. He doesn’t believe in oil he believes that eating more nutritious vegetables as opposed to oils is better for the body. I tried this and I need my coconut oil so I couldn’t do it. High carb Hannah eats the same exact way, though she’s not as thin so nobody accuses her of having a eating disorder

  • I lost a hundred pounds on noom and kept it off. I would not recommend noom. My metabolism is shot now and my relationship with food is horrible.

  • Not everyone who doesn’t eat a lot or doesn’t add oil has an eating disorder.. I tend to get full really fast but I have maintained a healthy weight for years! When I’m more active I eat more.. I’m not. Dr. Dre fan but her meals seemed okay.. what I didn’t like is the dietitian’s weird attitude lol some people don’t add oil because they don’t like the weird taste of it

  • I have watched Dr Dray for a while now and I really like following all her skin care advise and how much information she shares regarding all types of skin/hair etc care. I love her videos… ��
    BUT, I am not a Dr, I do work in health care and the first time I saw her I knew immediately that she has/is suffering from an eating issue. It seems pretty obvious, sadly. I wish somehow she could address the issue and add more fats into her vegan diet, I myself could never become vegan as I love meats and milk and eggs and cheese!!
    I do agree with what you’re getting at, she’s an awesome Dr and definitely has a number of food issues, she stays as far away from fats and sugars as possible… I wish her the very best and hope she stays healthy and doesn’t end up with any medical problems!!
    I will continue to be one of her subbies and watch all her videos ��

  • Dieticians aren’t exactly cutting edge resources and I’m instantly repelled that someone feels the need to make a video attacking what Dr. Dray eats. Slimy way to make a buck.

  • Make a review on Linda Sun’s diet. She is an amazing new youtuber who is all about healthy relationship with food and exercise. Her videos are so inspiring for intuitive eating approach. And she is only 19. ❤️ I think she’s going to help a lot of young girls to build healthy relationship with food.

  • Yeah this comment section full of bullies
    It really sadden me seeming so many people come at this one women none of y’all know her personally imagine thousands of people commenting on your body like your some type of animal in a zoo

  • You know there are a lot of people who will say, hey, what she eats is her business and the fact is she is eating throughout the day, so I give Dr. Dray a star for that. But as I continued to watch your video, I realized your true intention and your sincere concern for Dr. Dray. And the fact that you had an eating disorder yourself, well, you would know. I think you gave constructive criticism. And if Dr. Dray ever watches this video, I would hope that she, too, will come to realize your true intent. I didn’t find you to be cattie or mean at all. As you know some reviewers/critics can be very mean and cattie. I pray that she will eventually add more carbos and fats to her diet. She’s a lovely woman. I was once on a diet that required NO oil(s) and I literally hated it. In fact, I stuck it out but my gall bladder suffered from the lack of. So now I use Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil in my foods. I would rather use organic raw sugar than sweeteners, to be honest, but was told I need to be careful with that. I don’t like the taste of Stevia but I’ve tried Monk Fruit which is so-so.

    I would like to say that Dr. Dray is an accomplished dermatologist and I value her information in that field. In fact, she’s saving many of us from spending unnecessary and added expenses for products that are a waste of our time and money. And I like her theory that less is better. By following some of her tips, I can see a wonderful improvement in my skin and skincare regimen. She gets 5 out 5 stars for that! Thank you for your courage to do this video I wish you all the best in all your endeavors regarding your health.

  • I used to love her videos, but I dont think she can cook, it is always just mixed vegetable. Too to much fibre, how can people live their lives while eating that much fiber, I would explode. Overobsessing with anything. This clean that clean. Here and there some sorbet, little piece of 80% chocolate. I am all for healthy eating, but we eat to be alive, we are not alive to eat all day everyday some cold salad, how long it would take to chew all the veg. I find her to extreme, triggering and orthorectic.:-(:-(

  • I need to say even befor my eating disorder started and now, long after i came ofer it, i never liked oil on my salad, i use it to cook things but i just don’t like the taste of it on my salads

  • NORMAL mukbang is fine. A person eating their food and talking to you about their day. NO over-eating. Sharing human days with other humans. No strange weirdo stuff. WE like normal people sharing their day.

  • i personally like watching mukbangs because i struggle with appetite and im picky with food, so i watch mukbangs to give me ideas of what to eat and it makes me hungry.

  • I’m subscribing thanks to this incredible video, I’d love for you to tell us more about your masters dissertation? it sounded so interesting

  • I have always felt conflicted by her brand and messaging. Something she said in a Physics Girl video not long ago made me realize she is much more focused on looks than she generally portrayed. For the video they went a lab to measure which glute exercises were best for getting a bigger butt. At some point Dianna commented on variations in fitness goals and butt building moves are good for those who want a bigger butt, to which Cassie off handed reply was that everyone wants a bigger butt. The sad part is I don’t think it even registered to her that she said it and how it might have come across if she did after the fact.

  • Great video again, and I’ve just heard about the birth of your second baby. Congratulations mama! I wish your whole family health and happiness ��

  • Something that triggers me the most is that they eat with their FREAKING MOUTHS OPEN!!! I hate mukbanger’s for that reason as well as all the points you made in the video

  • 24:17 interesting that you bring up how obsessed she seems with precise servings—that orange bowl she has in her hand is actually a measuring bowl. I know that’s a weird thing to randomly know, but I happen to have the exact same set in my kitchen drawer, and I used it yesterday. The orange one is indeed 1/4 cup, as she says. Interesting that she puts the food in a measuring bowl and yet still counts it out… almost like an obsessive compulsion. I don’t know the stats on EDs and OCD, but I bet comorbidity is high.

    As an aside, I’m tracking my calories too (I have about 100 excess pounds to lose, lots of extra fluff lol) but I usually just chuck it on a scale if I’m that concerned. I don’t need more than one method of measurement (i.e. measuring THEN counting).

  • I’m looking at possibly talking to a dietician as my cholesterol levels had recently read sky high. I’m also going to be working with a psychiatrist as my cholesterol may at least be partially due to my mental health meds (seroquil in particular). However, as someone who has had some not so healthy thoughts on eating in the past, if a dietician tells me what I should and should not eat, has me keep a food diary, count calories, and basically makes me feel like food is the enemy, I’m walking out the door. Food should not just fuel your body, it also needs to feel mentally satisfied. So if that means having a coffee frappe now and then as part of one’s self-care, then so be it…sometimes, that can be the best part of a person’s week.

  • Ever since Jenna Marbles left youtube, I’ve been thinking about how most people will never experience the emotional impact of being a social media star, and having a “brand” or business that is so very personal. Cassey Ho and Jenna Marbles have both been on YouTube for over 10 years. Jenna had to leave because of the emotional toll it was taking on her, yet her commenters and online community seem relatively postive. As for Cassey, I tend to see a lot more critical comments on her videos. I think this is because diet, exercise, and fitness are such emotionally charged issues in our society. And when I get a critical comment, I find it almost impossible not to obsess over it, replaying it in my head for days. Cassey and Jenna have probably both read hundreds of comments criticizing them. That has to take a toll.

  • When I read the title “Dietitian reviews Blogilates.” I thought it would be about Cassey’s meal plan etc. You are basically reviewing Cassey herself, her choices and her lifestyle. Much more than her diet, I thought. And almost everybody’s comments are criticizing her for being too fat or too skinny, eating too much or not enough, or that her food doesn’t look good etc. I think we just forget one very important thing, which is how Cassey is feeling, and that she has the right to feel “fat” even if she is not. Or to want to improve her body, which is also her “working material”. Also, do men get this kind of comment? Or just women? I am not sure I have seen comments on men’s videos, like “Wow, he must have a serious food disorder eating all those proteins.” I feel like the “Can You Be Body Positive & Want to Lose Weight?” problem went a little too far recently. I don’t even get the point of it, like “yes, of course, you can.” For me, it is like if you were asking “Can you love your brain and still want to learn new things?” Also, she is not just losing weight, getting skinnier and skinnier, from what I saw her muscles got bigger, particularly in her back.
    Also, her feeling a certain way does not define how people watching her videos should feel. If you watch her videos, and you are mad because she is already thin and wants to get thinner of fitter, be honest with yourself and admit that the problem doesn’t come from her. The way people feel about themselves and show their body on Instagram or TikTok etc shouldn’t define the way YOU feel about yourself. As long as she is not forcing her followers to eat the same thing as her, to look like the way she wants to look like, I don’t really see where is the problem. I assume we already know that everybody is different and there is no universal miracle diet that fits every single person.
    Sorry for the very long comment, I just wanted to say that people should have the right to be happy with fat or fit, hairy or shaved or whatever body AND be able to feel guilt-free for that. Anyway, I love the part about the “anti-bloating foods”, I learned a lot from it. (⌒-⌒; ) I just wanted to promote a little self-love, and freedom, for the potential haters that may comment: I won’t reply, I’ll be busy doing some yoga. Thank you for taking the time to read.

  • Thank you for making this type of videos. Unlike Dr. Dray I am a little bit chobby and I used to do this to loose weight. I can tell you that it works for loosing weight! But like you mentionned it ruined my digestif system, my hormones and my mental health! I lost most of my hair and I started to have skin issues like exema because I wasn’t having any oils in my diet… I don’t agree with all your opinions, but I thanks to you and other ressources I’m learning to be kind to myself and loose weight in healthy way!

  • Congratulations on the baby boy! Thank you for the tip on the seeds and nuts, I had them in glass jars in the pantry as well �� Putting them in the fridge in a tightly sealed container with a date on them now!

  • I don’t see the problem with her eating larger meals at night. Some people eat the most at the times of day they like to eat the most. People who do intermittent fasting usually eat more in the afternoon and evening as they’re not eating in the morning. I also don’t necessarily think the counting and weighing of food is bad either, particularly if someone is starting to learn how to eat healthy and learn what healthy portions are. It was something that my personal trainer encouraged me to do when I needed to clean up my diet. It helped me a lot and I now know how to eat well without putting as much thought into it. To be honest, if you reviewed the videos of body builders’ diets, you might have some of the same issues as you do with this diet.

    I think the problem here is Dr Dray’s weight, however she is eating 2000 calories a day, which isn’t a small amount I eat less than that and I don’t have an eating disorder and I don’t look that thin, and have a decent muscle mass. Regardless, I hope that Dr Dray can get some help if she does have an eating problem or some other health issue.

  • Because of mukbang I started eating a lot at once, and thought it’s completely ok. It gave me a terrible bloating and other problems. I didn’t even realize that I’m eating a lot and too fast. I thought I have pain, bloating and gases because of food I’m eating, because of stress, because of being vegetarian, untill recently when I started eating only as much as I needed.

  • Personally, I think that it is possible to be body positive while also wanting to lose weight. You can still love yourself and your body but that doesn’t mean you can’t change some things about yourself to make yourself more healthy. We shouldn’t judge or look down or treat people horribly no mater their size. Those are just my thoughts, however.

  • I’ve gone vegetarian and will be for the next 3 months, as I just wasn’t feeling good a lot and my cholesterol was high. I’ve cut out meat, sugar, oil, bread, dairy, and eggs. Just an experiment to see how I feel later. Will report back.

  • Interesting, I’ve been on Noom for about 2 months, and as someone who has struggled with orthorexia, it actually does not put me back into that mind space.

  • I 100% agree with you. Mukbang looks disgusting and irritating, I just want to slap them all. I don’t know why people are interested in watching others eat.

  • I definitely think you can be body positive and want to lose weight. I’m obese. I’m trying to lose weight in a healthy manner. I walk daily and enjoy nature. I do strength training a couple days a week. I focus on fruit, veggies, whole grains, nuts and legumes, but also enjoy an occasional treat.

  • Would be cool if you could explain what it like to go from underweight to healthy weight and like how people act from every point of view or how to do it safe with out having to lift weight or eat junk food

  • Abbey, why do you use air quotes that much? There are really worse apps than Noom in my opinion, but you seem really critical. It’s pretty hard to make solid nutrition advices without offending or annoying someone if you have such high standards

  • I am surprised at some of the comments that claim Abbey is bashing Cassey, I do no see this video as such. I have followed Cassey for years, and I have always supported her through her journey as only she knows what feels best for her, something that Abbey consistently states throughout the entire video. While I understand Cassey did not ask to be part of the “body positive” movement, she has continued to use the ideology on her platform. At times, some of her content does step over into the world of diet culture, such as the banana test and other examples as outlined in this video. Abbey is not bashing Cassey, rather she is using her professional knowledge to say, “I don’t exactly agree with some aspects, but if it’s working for Cassey and she is feeling healthy and great, then thats fantastic”.

  • As someone with history (well, history and presence) of disordered eating, this is so triggering. I see all the things!!! I really admire Dr Dray for all the knowledge when it comes to skincare and it’s actually pretty amazing that she knows so much given that she’s basically very “controlling” over her nutrition (which to me used to fill my whole life and days so I wasn’t practically doing anything else). If you know D Dray a bit, she relies a lot on studies. So when it comes to food, I suppose she’s not any different, she kind of the person who relies more on articles and studies to tell her what to eat in which quantities over what her body would normally tell her (i am sure her body doesn’t need spinach every single day). What I see is basically unconscious restricting because you justify the healthiness of the foods to yourself by these studies. Personally, I still don’t have a healthy relationship with food but this is very triggering as I see she does a lot of things I used to do, and you can see she’s being extremely careful with portions, measuring, she’s basically ignoring what her body’s telling her and let’s the science tell her “what” and “how much”. Very orthorexic

  • Why the vulgarity? Your dismay and irritation are not reinforced through cussing,even if bleeped out. If you have important things to say, then comport yourself in an important, serious manner.

  • I don’t like any type of dressing on my salads I just don’t no vinegar and no oil I had no idea that no oil was a trend but I do love cheese and that definitely has fat even if maybe no so great fats idk

  • One, you can’t just blame Americans for twisting mukbangs. There are droves of Asian you tubers you eat MASSIVE amounts of food. Boki for instance and she isn’t alone. She came across my feed yesterday and I was like holy damn. She eats a full scale buffet alone in like 20-40 minutes. The number one comment is how do you eat so much and not get fat. Or if I even breath I gain weight and she can eat so much. So I did some digging and in the start of of it her videos she mentions fasting for five days before her mukbang. Looking at her videos I see she puts out one or two a week. So this tiny little girl is starving herself for 5+ days and having massive binges once or a twice a week. I wish people would understand it’s not healthy. This is the newest Ed binge and restriction cycle. Same shit pushed to the extreme. It can’t be good for your stomach. It’s like the binge and purge cycle. Instead out actual purging it’s restricting.

  • What’s up with pregancy and watermelon? I’m 29 weeks pregnant and my hubby has to make sure I always have watermelon in the fridge. ��

  • I think it also depends on the individual. For me, I’m not sure I can ever have weight loss goals that are also body positive, because every time I’ve tried to lose weight, I spiral into horrible mental health & yo-yo dieting. I’m a little overweight, but not to the point where it affects my health at all, so there’s really no reason to lose weight except aesthetics. That’s why my goals lately revolve around eating & exercising for my own strength, health, and enjoyment, and avoiding at all costs looking to the scale for validation. If I lose or gain weight, I don’t really care, I just want to get stronger and enjoy my body. Back before quarantine, I was ice skating 3-4 times a week and eating fairly well, and I actually gained 10lbs! And then my friend came over and asked if I lost weight! Very surreal, and really helped me understand that weight is not the ultimate guide to health.

    On the other hand, my dad is obese, and I know it would take pressure off his joints if he could lose some weight. But due to his age and arthritis, it’s really difficult for him. I think in his case, it would be body positive to lose weight.

  • And Dr Dray’s diet is anyone else’s business because………? Heck knows why this was in my recommended or why I wasted ten minutes watching some of it. What a load of opinionated tripe (the post and the comments below) about something which is nobody else’s business. At least I know to avoid this woman in future. Nice job on the passive aggression though. You’re good at that.

  • Why do all the wellness youtubers have to make lemon water into a health thing? Can’t it just be a pleasant thing to drink in the morning because it’s hydrating and the tangy lemon kinda perks you up?? I don’t get it?!?!

  • I used to watch foodie beauty out of hope that she would adopt healthier habits. Instead, I ended up getting triggered by her mukbangs and binging myself.

  • Very great points! I’ve looked around and also did some research, and completely agree that especially in the states, these channels have shown evidence to be toxic in their own lives. One of the most interesting thing I found is this behavior is unethical from a humanitarian perspective because the mukbang person rarely donates money to charity, in a sense wasting food. Then from the environmental impact from factory farming, its not surprising that these channels have a larger carbon footprint than others.

  • In my opinion, having someone dissect your diet on YOUTUBE is very triggering for anyone with an eating disorder. I think she definitely knows she is struggling with orthorexia or anorexia, but we all know how “impossible” it is to get out of it. She is getting better — we all do. I don’t think this is helpful, especially with the sassy looks and superiority/condescending attitude. It doesn’t help to know that you have a problem while someone is screaming, “YUP, sHe hAS aN EaTiNg diSOrDeR”.
    I hope you will listen to me without ill feeling and refrain from making these types of targeted videos in the future. While I get that this might help other people recognize what is not healthy, this is not helping her.

  • Personally I want to lose weight BECAUSE I love my body. I want to feel healthy and strong and be even prouder of my body than I already am. I think losing weight and body positivity can work hand in hand.

  • That “banana test” is bizarre. I am an emotional eater but something I found helpful is asking myself if I feel hungry does any food sounds good?if so, I may be experiencing physical hunger. If I’m craving one particular food then it may be emotional hunger and I take a moment to sit with myself and see if this food is something I actually want or if doing some journaling, yoga etc can help instead. Sometimes I still eat the food even after journaling but at least my chouce turns into a conscious choice instead of an unconscious one. Just something that works for me so I wanted to share.

  • There’s a few other Youtubers that follow a similar no fat diet but it’s because they claim it makes them break out, and she’s a dermatologist so it makes a little bit of sense. At the same time as a recovering anorexic I look at that stuff and think “wow that’s what I would’ve done “

  • I would love for you to assess Kim&Liz ASMR. They eat huge amounts of sugar and they upload videos every single day. PLEASE check them out. You’ll be astounded.

  • Did you ask Dr Dray, for discussing her on your channel?

    If you didn’t, you should be ashamed of your behaviour.

    Letting your Ego running around wild.

    You are making assumptions, if a video is triggering you… don’t look it.

    But this isn’t the the reason of this video anyway, isn’t it��

    What a bitchy way, to be right��

  • I used to watch mukbangs for two reasons 1) because I wanted to see someone eat the foods I couldn’t eat when I would starve myself and 2) not feeling lonely and most of them would talk about drama in their lifes or other people’s lives. I got tired and grew out of it because I couldn’t starve myself anymore and listening to these people talk nasty things about others made me feel worse. It’s very sad how these mukbangers’ subscribers don’t care about them. They just want videos of people stuffing their mouths with food and talk about very personal stuff. They don’t realize that these mukbangers could develop an eating disorder. I’ve heard that some of them throw up in order to not get fat or exercise excessively which is very detrimental to their health. There’s a point in their videos where they forced themselves to eat even though they are full and feel sick because they have to finish all the food. It makes me feel that the world has gone insane. What is right is wrong and what is wrong is right. Their subscribers encourage those behaviors which is sick and depressing…��

  • I used Noom for a period of about 6 months as my first foray back into ‘sustainable’ weight loss goals, after regaining weight over a few years, after my previous crash diet history. I had a coach called Deborah who I could also follow on Instagram who did definitely promote a healthy lifestyle, and I found her genuinely helpful. I did also find the course information helpful as I had previously never even tried to learn about psychology around food. I stopped my paid programme after losing around 28lbs, after being on a calorie goal of 1200, where I was hungry a lot, and had no real gauge of my deficit, as I didn’t have any other fitness tracker which told me my overall energy expenditure for the day. Deborah who was happy with my progress and so was happy to see me finish the programme and leave Noom, but, sure enough, I regained the weight over about 2 years, and then some. I re-signed up for Noom, thinking that it would help as it did the first time, but was constantly depressed that this was an app ‘to lose weight for good’ and I was having to do it a second time around, which constantly affirmed personal failure, rather than failure of a system. I also experienced some pretty irrelevant and insensitive replies from my personal coach, which seem like the ‘canned’ responses that Caroline talked about, when response loads are high for the coaches. I went all the way through the paid programme again, this time totally unsuccessfully, not even losing a pound, and noticed again how some of my nutrient dense foods like chia seeds were marked as red, which ended up with me noticing that I was likely to restrict on some of the best things I was eating in my diet. At the end of the paid programme I cancelled, and started to lose weight pretty much the next week, as a weight was lifted from me that instead of having failed and having to ‘repeat class’, I could find a new way that worked for my body now. I definitely don’t have the answers to sustainable or longterm weightloss, but I definitely would agree that there is no evidence to suggest this app can give you results for good, and for me, it had the same effect over the longterm than any previous crash diet/restriction diet I’d done. Thanks for your video on this as I found it really helpful to see from a nutrition perspective and diet culture how harmful it can be. (I constantly felt bad that I selected the tortoise setting for weight loss speed for example). Thanks for all your hard work Abbey:)

  • Listen to this Registered Dietician folks! As a Registered Nurse an educator whose specialty is Cardiovascular Heath & Illness, I can assure you, she’s right on the money. If Mukbang becomes a norm habit or you refuse to consider your arteries, are being lined with Heart Killing Lipids *LDL (Bad Fats), by the time you’re in your early 40’s you’ll be visiting ME, as a patient in the Coronary Intensive Care Unit.
    And that’s ONLY, if you haven’t already died with a Cardiac Arrest or fatal Stroke (*CVA-), which is NOT an accident at all, since you became addicted to Mukbang.
    If you think this is silly advice from this smart, caring lady, GO AHEAD enjoy your Fat life… and an early death with Gangrenous Feet, Amputations, Blindness & again. Coronary Artery disease, *CAD not to mention the plague of over-indulgent Americans * #AODM.
    Seems to me, Mukbang is little more than online #SuicidalGluttony
    Terms to know if you’re a Mukbanger:
    *LDL-Low Density Lipoproteins
    *AODM-Adult Onset Diabetes Mellitus
    *CVA-CardioVascular Accident
    * #TragicObesity

  • There was a time where mukbang videos was just about having a fake company to mealtime since so many people does the meals in front of a screen and share their lives online. If I’m correct, some were livestreams? But it seems like evolved to disturbing stuff, as usual, since online content is encouraged by our cultural and economic setting to be over-stimulating and shocking.

  • Mukbangs were a way for people to eat “together” when alone. Now they have become a form of competitive eating. I am not sure that this is the same as having a binge eating type disorder….?

  • What is the point of this video? This woman claims to be empathetic yet she is making money off of criticizing another woman. Has she personally and sincerely reached out to Dr. Dray before creating an entire video about her? People like this are so fake and those that believe that they are sincere and here to ‘help’ are snoozing through life.

  • thanks for this review. i have been watching dr. dray for several months but never watched any “what i eat” videos. i have been concerned about her weight and obvious loss of muscle mass.

  • Dear God, this channel may just explode with the amount of common sense involved! Great stuff and so reassuring to watch your videos and balanced view of things.

  • I like it. Your points make a lot of sense to me. Let me offer you some insight into why people enjoy doing mukbangs and why people enjoy watching it. To make a long explanation short, it all comes down to carnal desires specifically gluttony. Seeing that amount of delicious, pleausrable food triggers something in the mind similar to seeing an erotic picture of a beautiful person.

    The type of food being eaten also plays a role in the addictive nature of mukbangs. As we all know junk food does not simply taste good, the correct description would be (subjective of course) it is fucking delicious. Seeing someone eat something so good is akin to watching people have intercourse i.e porn. It is pleasurable because you want to be in that situation.

    I could go more into detail but I won’t. Hopefully what I have written is clear enough for you to understand. This is just a small take on my opinion as to why these types of mukbangs are so popular nowadays.

    TL;DR It is porn.

  • Well said. The entire concept of mukbanging and eating challenges is just wrong. Profiting of disordered eating is NOT OK. Hell, if I knew this would become so popular, say 10 years ago when I was a fulltime bulimic, I’d probably be rich by now! Or, maybe even dead. The latter most likely.

  • Her dinners are basically just vegetables and lemon. My IBS is screaming just watching this. So all she ate that day was some tuna, half avocado and loads of vegetables? I doubt she ate that dessert, maybe a couple of nuts.

  • Oh my god. I just eat a lot of food intuitively. I could make sooo much money recording myself eat a whole pot of oats for breakfast.

  • I wish I had found your video before signing up for the “Free Trial” which they try to shame you into spending $18.37 for and then immediately try to get you to purchase “add Ons” before finally telling you that the program will cost $$ per month automatically collected on the last day of your trial. I will probably (no definitely) cancel before the deadline and this still leaves me searching. I am definitely not a millenial (my charecature actually looks alot like me) as I will be 69 in October. I have been managing my Type 2 diabetes quite well (last A1c was 6.5) and I also have a cancer and heart history. Prostate cancer 2017 and a triple bypass in 2018. Last week a biopsy on my spine which thankfully showed no metastatic bone disease although I did end up with a punctured lung in the process. I have access to two “Registered Dieticians” like yourself in my area. One associated with my Endocrinologist and the other at our local Cancer Center, so I will again try to get some assistance from those wonderful ladies. Trying to get help though it seems, is definitely not an easy task. Or at least not a task that anyone wants to undertake. All of my doctors tell me I need to loose weight (5’7″ 217 lbs) mostly belly fat. I tell them, great how do I do that and none of them are able to devise a plan for me. Anyway thanks for the great video, I already got the book recomendation on my Phone Kindle app. Best wishes to you keep up the good work of education all of us.

  • You’re absolutelyit does insinuate that it damages your body (even if she didn’t mean that). Thanks for helping us change our language and views.

  • Please do a video on how much protein to eat! Also, as a plant based eater, i have difficulty thinking of creative ways to get my protein. I get sick of tempeh and tofu every day. If you could add in suggestions that would be great!
    Thanks!

  • Your intentions making this video are sickening. You don’t help people you gaslight. If you look at the length of her hair you can tell that this video is an old one. You didn’t take a new one on purpose. What a disgusting human being you are.

  • I love this video so much!! I completely think you can be body positive and want to lose weight. I am currently trying to lose just a few pounds in all honesty mostly for vain reasons, but as someone who struggled with orthorexia in the past I can see how different this journey is than my journey when I was in that unhealthy mental space. It is so much better to come at weight loss from a wholistic and thoughtful place and make sure I check in with my body and am always relaxed. I also give my body the space to do what it needs to and in the recent past my body was not yet ready to lose the weight I gained recovering so I respected that. I think for me body positivity is about being okay with the fact that no one has a perfect body and I never will either yet that doesn’t mean that all different kinds of bodies are not beautiful and deserve respect and kindness including my own. Body positivity for me is also largely about checking in with my body all the time and having almost constant conversations with how it’s feeling and also with losing weight I have found it so important to experiment and find out what works for you as an individual not just physically but mentally and emotionally.

  • I’m not sure what Mukbang’s you’ve been watching, but the ones I like to watch always involve a normal amount of food (or maybe a little more, but an average amount for a supper). Maybe I’m just not more well-informed about the average Mukbang on youtube, but I don’t think we have to say that the Mukbang trend in general is bad. It seems fine in general, it’s just the extremists (who happen to get a lot of views perhaps) that ruin it.

  • Did you ask Dr Dray, for discussing her on your channel?

    If you didn’t, you should be ashamed of your behaviour.

    Letting your Ego running around wild.

    You are making assumptions, if a video is triggering you… don’t look it.

    But this isn’t the the reason of this video anyway, isn’t it��

    What a bitchy way, to be right��

  • It pisses me off that the mass majority of eating videos include a massive amount of food as if it’s normal. Why can’t people just eat a regular amount of something….why must you eat 3 burgers, or 5 cakes, or an entire bag of chips, etc. It’s close to impossible to find people who eat normally on YouTube. Oftentimes I notice people start off their channels eating small to moderately sized meals which eventually turn into huge ass portions with “mukbang” in every title. It’s pretty pathetic that so many people decide to live this way because it’s ‘trendy.’ Even if they ‘work it off’ through fasting or exercising, it surely cannot be healthy if done consistently.

  • lmao I got some diarrhea a while ago that came out of nowhere and after trying a few things I realized my magnesium supplement had the maximum recommended daily dose of 250mg and sometimes I took two.

  • great video, eating beyond fullness should be against the law…I have watched Mukbangs but they disgust me for many of the reasons you mentioned. They definitely send a very bad message & some Mukbangers act crazy, I think the junk food is messy their minds up.

  • I really enjoy your videos Abbey. I have struggled with eating disorders and hearing your take on the body positivity movement is really meaningful for me. Intention is so important. I also really appreciate that way you speak about these different influencer’s and giving them the room to be on their journey without tearing them apart. Thank you for your work <3

  • Yeah these videos are very disturbing. I would watch them when I was anorexic bc I thought “the people were eating so I didn’t have to” but really the whole time I was jealous that these people felt confident enough to eat so much in one go and they made it seem normal and ok. During the summer of 2018 I went from anorexia to binge eating once school got out. I would keep eating until my stomach felt tight and didn’t have control and kept forcing food down and I thought it was “healthy” bc I was eating and that the voice telling me to stop was just the anorexia speaking. I started to gain weight, 25 pounds that summer. As school rolled around my eating slowed bc I couldn’t eat as much during school. I also got prescribed vyvanse bc I knew it was used for binge eating and I wanted to take it to help me starve. By the end of my junior year in 2019 I had gained a total of 40 pounds and was now about 200. During this time I was becoming addicted to adderall and abusing it to try to make everything better and I struggled with severe depression. I was hospitalized for substance abuse and they pulled me right of the dose of 30mg of adderall which is a high dose. Stimulant crashes can increase appetite and this was not good for my binge eating. I would sleep all day, wake up for a couple of minutes and stop by a bunch of stores and by enough food to feed a family of 4 and I would eat it in less than a hour. During this initial month I gained 50-60 pounds and was now 260. Coming up in my senior year I decided to switch doctors and get back on the vyvanse and swore to myself not to abuse it because I needed it in that moment to control my eating. I’m not recovered at all now but my weight gain has slowed. I have gained 20 pounds over the past year which isn’t great but compared to last year where I would gain that much in a month it was better. I’m still struggling on how to eat because I don’t know how to eat properly. I’m stuck in a place of trying not to eat to much but also trying not to be anorexic and it’s really hard. I didn’t think about it until I saw this video but mukbangs really did have a big factor in my downfall.

  • I just started a diet mukbang series on my channel. I don’t like seeing people eat huge portions. I used to eat way too much but I am doing better nowand decided I would start sharing my daily meals. It’s been interesting. Having so much support from followers has been inspiring.

  • You and Keltie O’Connor are changing the game when it comes to relationships with food.
    She helped me so much to accept my weight and to accept that I will want “soul food” sometimes. I havent gone on a food binge in 3 months now and have consistently lost weight as a side effect of not stressing so hard about food.
    You two are chef kisses fantastic!

  • I have watched Dr Dray for a while now and I really like following all her skin care advise and how much information she shares regarding all types of skin/hair etc care. I love her videos… ��
    BUT, I am not a Dr, I do work in health care and the first time I saw her I knew immediately that she has/is suffering from an eating issue. It seems pretty obvious, sadly. I wish somehow she could address the issue and add more fats into her vegan diet, I myself could never become vegan as I love meats and milk and eggs and cheese!!
    I do agree with what you’re getting at, she’s an awesome Dr and definitely has a number of food issues, she stays as far away from fats and sugars as possible… I wish her the very best and hope she stays healthy and doesn’t end up with any medical problems!!
    I will continue to be one of her subbies and watch all her videos ��

  • Oh my god. I just eat a lot of food intuitively. I could make sooo much money recording myself eat a whole pot of oats for breakfast.

  • i wish she would just stick to her workout videos, seeing her what i eat in a day a few years ago definitely triggered my ed. i felt like i was over eating when i was a competition swimmer swimming 4 hours a day 6 days a week along with extra work outs for cross training. it was horrible and i ended up collapsing at swim practice multiple times. i acknowledge her wanting to document her health goals and journey, however i hope she also understands how it affects others. even if it isn’t meant so.

  • I’m so tired of you bitches making everything about you. Korean people did not construct their food culture in the hopes of luring white westerners into binge eating… OH YEAH and they never fucking asked you to imitate their food culture anyway… so if you take it upon yourself to do so, then you have no right to take issue with Korean culture. You’re distorted views about food are not Korea’s fault. JUST STOP IT.

  • I completely agree that her banana test is not ok because it could cause extra guilt but honestly it really helped me. I’ve got bad emotional eating that always leaves me feeling sick but the banana test makes me be more mindful and it’s easier for me to resist emotionally eating

  • How come you did not address Annie pouring cider vinegar over EVERY meal she has. Every damn meal. She calls it “a dressing”. So sad. It makes me so sad. The way she must feel inside to be scared of a bit olive oil and feeling the need to “cleanse” with every meal.

  • I’m looking at possibly talking to a dietician as my cholesterol levels had recently read sky high. I’m also going to be working with a psychiatrist as my cholesterol may at least be partially due to my mental health meds (seroquil in particular). However, as someone who has had some not so healthy thoughts on eating in the past, if a dietician tells me what I should and should not eat, has me keep a food diary, count calories, and basically makes me feel like food is the enemy, I’m walking out the door. Food should not just fuel your body, it also needs to feel mentally satisfied. So if that means having a coffee frappe now and then as part of one’s self-care, then so be it…sometimes, that can be the best part of a person’s week.

  • I just think its weird that someone who eats a shit load of vegetables gets targeted as having a sickness or disorder, but the average American person who eats shit is never subjected to scrutiny. If Dr Dray eats too much fiber, or doesn’t get quite enough calories, but she’s still able to maintain her health… who the fuck is anyone to judge her? Most people who experience anorexia never make full “recoveries.” Many die. Yet, many many other deaths in the United States are attributable to people who just eat dog shit. So maybe y’all should lighten up and examine your own habits, rather than making a spectacle of this women. Chances are your blood pressure and resting heart rate are worse than Dr Dray’s anyway lol.

  • fads for diets are like fashions and the retro comes backs because they ran out of ideas and its been more than a decade since the encarnation of a previous one was printed on an ISBN barcode.

  • Not only is this trend triggering and highly unhealthy, it is also incredibly wasteful. The amounts of food consumed are ridiculous, the amount of plastic waste produced is horrible.

  • im an RD2B and I did the free trial on this app just to see what it was all about. I found it relied heavily on the psychology aspect of things, which was interesting. I was really turned off that it wanted daily weigh insNOT what I learned.

  • I don’t like any type of dressing on my salads I just don’t no vinegar and no oil I had no idea that no oil was a trend but I do love cheese and that definitely has fat even if maybe no so great fats idk

  • I downloaded it, and it told me that I should eat 1300 calories per day. For reference, I am a 5’9″, large-framed woman with a fair amount of muscle. At the time (pre-quarantine), I was working out 3-4x per week.
    Yeah, I’m never going to eat only 1300 calories per day. I immediately cancelled it and sent them a note because of it.
    Edited to add: I should say that I do use My Fitness Pal, because I haven’t been able to successfully use IE. I do use macro/nutrient counting (and therefore calories, but less important to me), but MFP allows me to set it rather than go through a set program on something that doesn’t know my body like I do.

  • One, you can’t just blame Americans for twisting mukbangs. There are droves of Asian you tubers you eat MASSIVE amounts of food. Boki for instance and she isn’t alone. She came across my feed yesterday and I was like holy damn. She eats a full scale buffet alone in like 20-40 minutes. The number one comment is how do you eat so much and not get fat. Or if I even breath I gain weight and she can eat so much. So I did some digging and in the start of of it her videos she mentions fasting for five days before her mukbang. Looking at her videos I see she puts out one or two a week. So this tiny little girl is starving herself for 5+ days and having massive binges once or a twice a week. I wish people would understand it’s not healthy. This is the newest Ed binge and restriction cycle. Same shit pushed to the extreme. It can’t be good for your stomach. It’s like the binge and purge cycle. Instead out actual purging it’s restricting.

  • I HATE mukbang as well. I live in Korea and have had my students ask me what I think about it and…well, they don’t want to know. I think it’s absolutely disgusting.

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  • i noticed that it also overestimates the amount of calories in foods…..it put me on 1300 i think, and I do use a tracking app which i was measuring up nooms tracking against. In reality, when I had reached 1300kcal on noom, it was only about 1000 on cronometer. I was also surprised by this severe caloric deficit….my maintainence calories are 2150….so it was less than half of what i need.

  • Thank you for this video! Do you ever discuss blood work and reproductive health and how nutrition can improve these metrics of health?

  • I love your vedios and I am currently on a run through all your vedios…but honestly these beep over curse words are annoying my ears. Could you just not curse if you are gonna sensor it anyways or use some quiter method of censorship..please

  • I enjoy asmr mukbangs honestly, gives me recipe ideas too sometimes, and I dont starve myself at all, I just think its cool to watch! Theres so many different types of mukbangers out there, they’re rlly not all the same, its like trying to compare boki to nikocado �� doesn’t work! A lot of mukbangers actually eat decent food and in decent amounts, it’s more the western mukbangers that make it nasty and exaggerate �� anyways none of this sounds new to me tho, there have been food eating contests for such a long time all around the world, now its just more of an internet thing i guess

  • Omg I clicked on this so fast bc every time I watch her I wonder if she’s ok…? Bc she looks so very much like someone I know who has (self admitted) anorexia. Similar in how thin and bony, down to the shape of the face w cheekbones and jaw protruding

  • and dietician recognise that there’s diff nutritional needs!! someone in their 30s with a condition, and an otherwise medically healthy 30s will both have diff nutritional needs. and advice are tailored accordingly to their pre-existing eating habits. so PLS DONT FOLLOW HOW SOMEONE ELSE, GO SEE A DIETICIAN IF U WANNA LEARN FROM A PROFESSIONAL

  • Oversupplementing biotin has actually been shown in studies to cause acne because it causes your body to produce excess keratin which clogs your skin pores. Best to just not take it at all, in my opinion, unless you want pimples.

  • I have Hashimoto’s (hypothyroidism) and for 15 years counting calories is the ONLY way for me to not gain weight. If I eat to satiety every day even with fun strenuous workouts, I gain.

  • I personally love Cassey and have been following her for years now. I’ve see her change and grow and I appreciate how open she is about her journey and struggles. I appreciate this review wasn’t about destroying her image but actually looking at her and what she represents with logic and an open heart. I’m loving your reviews and tips so please keep doing it:)

  • What concerned me more was how expensive all those supplements are. Where i live, these stuff costs like 20$ each. Paying that much just to get my daily vitamin c when i can just buy an orange and tomato and thats enough skdjadkf

  • Congratulations on the baby boy! Thank you for the tip on the seeds and nuts, I had them in glass jars in the pantry as well �� Putting them in the fridge in a tightly sealed container with a date on them now!

  • I don’t know how people can eat so many cold meals. They’re not satisfying to me. I like meals that are toasty and hearty. I bought all these “healthy” foods to make smoothies with like quinoa, seeds, fruit and protein powder, but I ended up hating smoothies because they’re so cold and I prefer my food in solid form. Blending the fruit just ruins it for me. Also I hate quinoa and all nuts and seeds. I thought the smoothie would mask them but it didn’t really ��

  • Let’s all pray for Dr. Dray! She provides so much help to people with her videos, we all struggle with something. I hope she finds peace with herself. Remember to be compassionate & kind ✨

  • I hate people that eat so much…and so many children starving �� really this is funny ��?? this creates more overweight people..stop doing this

  • I was ready to invest some money into this app and one of the first requirements is to weigh yourself everyday. That’s when I immediately quit. Nothing worse than weighing yourself and obsessing over a number that really does not mean anything, especially having had an eating disorder.

  • But couldn’t the discussion about long term results apply to any diet? I know the long term results of specific diets are poor. The medical weight management clinic I go to discusses behaviours that have been associated with better long term control such as regular journaling.

  • I went low fodmap at the start of this year and my bloating has gotten so much better that my pyjama pants no longer fit! I still bloat but it’s nowhere near as bad as it used to be

  • I am a current Noom user(this is my 4th months using Noom). The reason I signed up was to improve my relationship with food, and to loose a little bit of weight. Honestly I don’t think this video is very fair to the Noom experience at all, because it actually supports everything you support. The course started with basic nutritional knowledge, then food behavior and it’s relationship to emotions, how to fight thought distortions, cravings, loosing “bad food” mentality, then moved into intuitive eating/tune in to your hunger cues and mindfulness. It did categorize food into red yellow and green based on calorie density, but it also emphasizes that it is only an indication of calorie density, and encourages users to eat moderate amount of high calories density Whole Foods like nuts. I admit I was also skeptical like you when I saw the advertisement, as the ad is not very true to the using experience at all. it’s more like taking a daily course, instead of a “weight loosing program that teaches you to count calories”. It significantly improved my relationship with food, helped me loosing 10lbs and becoming a much more mindful eater. It even helped me with other aspects of life as relationship with food is really just relationship with self&the world. I am your subscriber, i find a lot of your videos very informative and backed with science. But to be honestly a little disappointed about how much this particular video jumped to conclusion too quickly.

  • I’m somewhat shocked you didn’t adress the HUGE amount of brazilnuts she added to her dessert. As I am a vegan I did a little bit of research on brazilnuts as they are a really good source of Selenium, which I am often lacking. But every single source I found, mentioned to be careful with it, because large amounts of selenium could be quite harmful with a whole list of symptoms related to selenium toxicity. What my research told me 1 brazilnut per day is plenty for your daily needs and she had a whopping 9-10 nuts in 1 serving!!!! Especially since her ‘green’ concoction in the morning already had selenium in this, I think this may be quite harmful, or am I wrong?

  • Completely missed the biggest problem to health the orange juice. Really just sugar water. All fiber stripped away. This sugar bomb causes fat cells to pour out cytokines, which generate inflammationthroughout the body. It sets the stage for age-related diseases like atherosclerosis, hypertension, lipid abnormalities, type II diabetes, obesity, and cancer.

  • HOLY SHIT ABBEY I didnt´t know ur vagus nerve controls hunger and fullness. Íve had POTS for 7 years and i swear I’ve learned more from you in quarantine than i have the past 6 years.

  • I just started my Noom trial and have a few thoughts. 1. Anyone with a history of eating disorders should NOT use this app, or ANY weight loss app, in my opinion. It’s just common sense that these kinds of programs are very triggering to people with a history of EDs. That being said, 2. I actually really appreciate the Stoplight system for categorizing food. Although I agree it would have been a better idea to not label anything “red” based on the stigma it creates around eating these foods, the program does say that these red foods should be a part of your daily diet, just less than the other colors. I think you mention that the app tells you to eat mostly “green” foods, but actually it recommends a ratio where yellow foods make up the majority of your daily diet, followed by green and then red. For me, when I eat red foods, I don’t see it as “ugh I feel so guilty for eating this”. I feel more like “cool, I get to eat this kind of food every day, but need to be MINDFUL of how much of it I consume”. I definitely think the Stoplight system is meant to be about mindfulness, not restriction. 3. I think the daily weigh-ins are a good idea (again, not for people with history of EDs) because it normalizes weight fluctuations and makes weighing yourself way less of a stressful experience. For example, I weighed 2.2 pounds less on my second weigh in, which was obviously due to some sort of fluctuation relating to either bloating or digestion, not because I actually lost 2.2 pounds of fat in a day. Same thing if I were to gain weight in a day, I can acknowledge that it’s just my body fluctuating normally, NOT a failure on my part to weigh less. 4. I’m not sure at this moment if I will continue to pay if the monthly price seems to steep for me simply because I already know most of the info the app has so far taught me, and also because I don’t see myself using the coach system. There are other free apps out there that you can track your calorie deficits with, like Chronometer (which I highly recommend btw). The thing about Noom that other free programs don’t do though is it keeps me motivated and accountable by encouraging me to check in daily. Otherwise it’s super easy for me to fall off the wagon of food tracking within 2-4 weeks.

    TLDR; don’t use weight loss programs if they are triggering for you, period; if you’re the kind of person who has a relatively healthy relationship with food but needs a gentle nudge to be consistent, I think this app will work for you.

  • Body positivity is a very tricky notion. I’ve been a follower of Cassey for at least 4 or 5 years and I’ve always appreciated the body positive image she’s been giving. The message I was getting from her is: love your body as it is already but still work to make it stronger and healthier, while mainly focusing on the way getting there makes you feel. When she first announced that she was going on a 90 day journey, I was really puzzled. First, I thought “what the heck?! She’s already perfect. Has she gone crazy?! Is she trying to look like every other trainer in the fitness industry now?!” and as I read the comments on the post, I noticed so much negativity and outrage. I was really tempted to just unsubscribe and give up on the idea of getting fitter while being healthy and without (starvation) dieting. Then I thought” wait… I’ve been following Cassey for so many years. Let’s take it slow and give it a thought.” And in time I realized I was judging her, just like everybody else, for doing what felt right for her, what made her feel better, just because her body is fitter than I’m dreaming for mine to be. I realize that she’s gotten this backlash because her life is pretty much public but we need to remind ourselves that she’s a person just like us. She has every right to have whatever goals she wants. Now the choice of whether to follow her path or not is for every person to decide on their own. Just because she went on such a journey, we don’t have to feel obligated to do the same and therefore blame her for “doing that to us”. To each their own.

  • Plant-based diets may reduce the risk of TYPE-2 diabetes, but it will not do anything to prevent type-1 diabetes. I’ve watched your videos religiously and used to consider myself a big fan, but it is incredibly frustrating that despite mentioning the importance to those of us with type-1 of making this distinction, it seems as though every time type-2 is mentioned, it is just referred to as diabetes without mentioning that type-2 is the only type that has dietary/lifestyle risk factors.

  • I think that people, more now in the digital age, should learn to take more care of themselves than to expect an influencers take care of you and make your decisions depend on them, as well as magazines and other things, come on, we are thinking people, let’s learn to take care of ourselves and stop waiting for others to do it

  • tbh just look at cultures with low obesity and high life expectancy and eat like them. rice, fish, a lot of vegetables and fruits, and fresh meat, i guess?

  • I think you ponder to the snowflake culture a little bit too much… what’s wrong with saying “I feel fat today”? Sometimes you wake up in the morning and you feel fat. The same way sometimes you wake up in the morning, your face is unusually glowing that day and you feel pretty. Or you wake up after 4h of sleep and you feel tired. “Fat” can totally be a feeling description. I don’t see where the problem is.

  • Why don’t you just leave her alone I wonder…did she ask for your opinion or what?! Just leave here alone for God sake! She can starve to death if she likes, it’s her life, her body, and she has the freedom to choose what to eat and how to eat! Who the hell you thing you are to give diagnoses on YouTube?! As a professional dietitian dont you have something more professional to do? Also, some of the comments are very disturbing! Get a life people, I guess there are more important things in your life that dealing with Dr. Dray eating disorder…

  • When Abbey was really getting into the question can you be body positive and still want to lose weight, I had some thoughts. First, weight loss is not always about how you look. Heart disease is a real problem in my family, and weight loss is a way to be healthier and less at risk for cardiac arrest. My dad was in the best shape of his life when he had his first heart attack. The doctors said if he hasn’t lost weight and been in shape, he wouldn’t have lived. If you were to watch Cassie’s videos you would see that she is constantly reminding you that health should be your number one reason for weight loss. It is important to note though, that losing weight is only the first step in fitness. It is also important to gain muscle and being happy, which can mean eating that cookie or donut. Second, You need all things in moderation, including fat. Fat is something our bodies were built with for a reason. It gives us energy so that we are not 100% reliant on out next meal. Finally, I was struggling a lot with the way I felt when I started using Blogilaties. It helped me release stress and feel more energized.
    If you made it this far, please tell me if I missed an important detail!

  • Make a review on Linda Sun’s diet. She is an amazing new youtuber who is all about healthy relationship with food and exercise. Her videos are so inspiring for intuitive eating approach. And she is only 19. ❤️ I think she’s going to help a lot of young girls to build healthy relationship with food.

  • What’s up with pregancy and watermelon? I’m 29 weeks pregnant and my hubby has to make sure I always have watermelon in the fridge. ��

  • This was me! When I was 118 lbs… I’m 5’10” ��…Pray she’s coming out of it like I mostly have. She does look healthier lately:)

  • Just stop eating sooooo much, lol. Fasting is very healthy way of staying in touch with your body and mind espechially. Peace be with you all.

  • Hi Abbey, congratulations for the new baby! I wish you wonderful months ahead! I have a feedback regarding the sponsorship. I know brands give you texts and things to include in the promo, but there is a real issue when it comes to the free from claims. It has brought such bad misinformation to consumers that it drives cosmetic scientists and derms crazy. I recommend the econfrences videos from The Ecowell on Clean Beauty and Haircare. Also the channel has great informational videos on conservatives and parabens. I truly hope you might find some time to check them out, I believe scientist should support each other in the Myth busting battle �� She does the same thing you do with the wellness diet culture, but with the clean beauty trend which is more harmful than good. Wish you all the best!

  • I used to love her videos, but I dont think she can cook, it is always just mixed vegetable. Too to much fibre, how can people live their lives while eating that much fiber, I would explode. Overobsessing with anything. This clean that clean. Here and there some sorbet, little piece of 80% chocolate. I am all for healthy eating, but we eat to be alive, we are not alive to eat all day everyday some cold salad, how long it would take to chew all the veg. I find her to extreme, triggering and orthorectic.:-(:-(

  • She eats like all these extremely skinny wellness YouTubers. Her followers think it’s super healthy because veggies and fruits are healthy. Even 40 pounds heavier she’s still be relatively thin.

  • 2:49 as someone who wants to do mukbang, that’s what reallt intimidates me. People are so used to massive amounts of food and I just can’t eat a whole lot anymore, so I won’t be eating much when I do these videos.

  • Something that triggers me the most is that they eat with their FREAKING MOUTHS OPEN!!! I hate mukbanger’s for that reason as well as all the points you made in the video

  • Whoa I’m one minute in, off topic comment, but you’re so pretty ��

    Edit: I’m so sorry about Dr Dray, I hope she receives the help she needs.

  • Anyone else gasped when they saw the amount of Brazil nuts in that last dessert? That’s a lot of selenium, probably above the upper tolerable limit…

  • If my body says get a burger. Trust and believe, I am getting that burger because I always feel great after I eat what I crave and don’t strom through the refrigerator because I didn’t satisfy my needs… Listen to your body. Your body is your doctor. Of course still talk with your doctor when something changes.

  • now I kinda wanna see you react to The Try Guys’ “Keith eats everything off of [blank] menu”. don’t worry, he is very aware of this behaviour being bad and tries to eat healthy/-ier irl, this is mostly for entertainment. it’s a series where he eats/tries (it’s really just one bite) of everything a fast food restaurant has on their menu and reviews the food.
    (the rest of the food isn’t being wasted, the rest of the crew can take their pick and they store the leftovers in the office’s fridge. they do have some gnarly eating challenges, ranging from “spieciest ramen” to binge eating a crazy high amount of sushi or dumplings in a specific time frame)

  • Anyone else gasped when they saw the amount of Brazil nuts in that last dessert? That’s a lot of selenium, probably above the upper tolerable limit…

  • I struggled with Noom because I have to cook from scratch because of allergies and it was pretty fast for me to lose all my “red” budget on healthy fats leaving no room for anything but cooking oil (mainly olive and avocado) and a bit of nuts.

  • I noticed how skinny she was the other week in a video of hers. I can’t remember how old the video was. I still like Dr Dray’s skincare advice though, and I will continue to listen to her skincare advice.

  • I looked up the multiple mineral supplement drops she is using…each mineral she listed only has less than 1% of the daily needs for each element she listed! It’s literally useless!

  • I’m so sick of seeing all these influences endorsing these scam supplements and pretending they know what they’re talking about ��

  • I considered applying for Noom before seeing this video. What caught my eye initially was their promotion of “sustainable weight loss.” After watching your video, I’m not applying there anymore. Thanks, Abbey.

  • Quarantine happened to her. The Us went into lock down in March which triggered eating disorders in a lot of us whether restricting or binge eating.

  • People eating a vast amount of food isn’t the problem for those who can’t “Control”. Stop finding a crux in everything and look at how people can take responsibility for their own actions due their lack of self control. An obese person eating shit loads and complains yet does no exercise vs a person who eats a shit load and does exercise, knowing the outcome of your actions blah blah blah

  • Idk why people doubt her. Shes a dermatologist not a dietitian. I would listen to her skin advice, but I wouldn’t take that video to heart cause she’s not fit to give advice for that. What does her ED have to do with her knowledge of the skin?

  • I think you ponder to the snowflake culture a little bit too much… what’s wrong with saying “I feel fat today”? Sometimes you wake up in the morning and you feel fat. The same way sometimes you wake up in the morning, your face is unusually glowing that day and you feel pretty. Or you wake up after 4h of sleep and you feel tired. “Fat” can totally be a feeling description. I don’t see where the problem is.

  • I think something that isn’t talked about enough is the “efficacy” of a low fat as a trade off for the psychological and emotional consequences! I had to go very low fat for a year because I have gastroparesis, and I immediately dropped 30 lbs (I was not overweight to being with). But my cravings were so intense they prevented me from concentrating in school and even sleeping. I felt so deprived and sad about food. I mean, it worked, but the body and brain need fat!!!

  • OMG YAS! Please do the “how much protein do you need” video! I’ve just started working on building muscle via weight training AND trying to loose fat. It’s basically impossible to find non-biased, science based info on how to support moderate muscle growth and loose body fat. Sometimes it feels like the internet is just a sea of toxic “fast weight loss hacks” or “Get shredded in 30 days” making the good stuff (that is likely a bit harder and will take longer to do right) next to impossible to find. Help me Abbey-Wan Kenobi! You are my only hope!

  • Calorie budgeting is good, actually. I lost 50 pounds and stopped my hypertension, gastric distress and acid reflux along the way.

    And, no, nuts and oils are not “healthy.” A 120 calories per tablespoon food with no satiety is something you should be careful with. If you are telling your clients that you shouldn’t measure out their olive oil and keep it to a minimum, then you are a crank

  • I genuinely do not understand why anybody would want to drink acidic lemon water in the morning. My teeth are very sensitive and the thought makes me cringe. If I chew enough citrus fruit or drink lemonade I will have problems chewing for several days. Lemon water doesn’t even taste good.

  • A you tuber alisha Mari does noon. You should watch her video. I’d love to see you talk about her. I started watching her video before you, it caught me because she lost a good amount of weight and look good. Then I watched yours and you told me the truth. Glamorous her video at the finest. It caught me like a spider too a web.

  • I tried it for 2 days, the fact that my calorie goal was 1200, as a 29 year old is just ridiculous. And that was with me putting that I’m moderately active.

  • Cut down on sugar, fat and salt eating fruit in smaller quantities and you should live a little longer. Nothing else really matters. Except exercise.

  • I’m on week 7 with Noom. Its the only “diet ” that has helped me mentally. Sure, 1200 calories is hard for me at times but I’m learning more about food/behavior. I’ve only lost 10lbs so far but I’m okay with slow progress because at least I’m losing and gaining more long term goals. I love the psychology of Noom. The Cons are price, lack of coaching and database of food varies. I’m sticking to Noom ��

  • I found the I changed my diet announcement it’s because of getting off birth control and said she needed to balance out her hormones

  • The swearing bleep outs are so loud and distracting / just stop swearing it dosent suit your image and isnt needed your not a 20 something cool qwerky tuber.Stick to your brand

  • Good thing I watched this video before trying it out! WOW, their marketing message seems to be the COMPLETE OPPOSITE of what they actually do.

  • Hi Abby! Love the video! I recently came across an app called Little Moochi targeted towards helping kids develop healthy eating habits. It claims to be safe by focusing on the benefits of food, not calories. Also, their little character is SOOO cute. I’d love to hear your thoughts
    Their website is: http://www.littlemoochi.com

  • Yesss thank you for talking about bloating as someone with ibs who is also gluten sensitive I get horrible bloating which causes pain and I also get severe digestive issues. I hate when people’s suggestions to debloat are telling me to lose weight when I am already thin and underweight naturally

  • People eating a vast amount of food isn’t the problem for those who can’t “Control”. Stop finding a crux in everything and look at how people can take responsibility for their own actions due their lack of self control. An obese person eating shit loads and complains yet does no exercise vs a person who eats a shit load and does exercise, knowing the outcome of your actions blah blah blah

  • Abbey, this was a great video!!! However, when you were talking about ur experience downloading noom I do wish you would have not mentioned your weight. In the future it may be better to censor weight or put a trigger warning considering your audiences demographic. Lots of love and stay safe ��

  • Just got through my 2 week trial on Noom. Not gonna lie, I wish I had watched this a little sooner. This validates some of the frustrations I’ve been suppressing about the mixed messaging I was getting from the app. Noom pushes you to think about your ultimate goal and motivation, which for me is forming a healthier relationship with food, but it doesn’t seem to support that kind of goal. It is a weight-loss app and it assumes that your ultimate goal is reaching a maintaining a certain weight.

  • I am on the Noom program, i feel like it really has helped me, i find the articles motivating. I don’t follow everything it says and my “red ” foods are always “over” but it has helped me lose 30 LB in the last 10 months and I plan on using it until I reach my goal weight, which is 155, I started off at 205 and I’m 5’7. I do agree with some of the red flags you pointed out. I have suffered from disordered eating in my (pretty distant) past and i feel like for some it would be easy to fall back into those habits on Noom with nobody from the app noticing too much. I also started running, going to therapy, cut back on alcohol and quit smoking all during the pandemic, maybe i just thrive more in chaos and isolation but Noom has been a tool I’ve leaned on.

  • at 41:35 she say: “I would not recommend ZOOM” instead of “noom” hahahahaha. Regardless, this was helpful and thank you for making this video.

  • I was a pop pilates/blogilates follower that developed an eating disorder in my early teens and I have struggled ever since. Her advice and general stance was so harmful back then, but I didn’t know about the most recent things. That truly breaks my heartshe and I are both still struggling.

  • I tried Noom and it triggered my past of disordered eating within the first couple of weeks. I immediately stopped using it because I am not going down that route again. Just glad I recognized it and my boyfriend even knows how to recognize if I ever “fall back in” to old habits.

  • Quarantine happened to her. The Us went into lock down in March which triggered eating disorders in a lot of us whether restricting or binge eating.

  • Normally I like Abbey’s reviews, but I think this one is off based. I have used Noom and a large component of the system involves reading brief provided articles on nutrition and craving-control. Then they quiz you on the information. They make many qualifiers to their red-yell-green food system in the reading material. They explain that it’s just a shorthand, and that a food can still sometimes be healthy even if it’s classified as yellow or red. It’s a practical system based on caloric density. Yes, some people can take it too far, but I this app has been very helpful to lots of people. Pay attn to caloric density is a sensible way to lose weight and maintain that weight loss. Noom promotes eating mostly veggies and some healthy fats. If you don’t want to lose weight and only maintain weight, then eating more calories of still healthy food is not a bad or unhealthy strategy. I get that you are “pro-food” and “anti-food shaming” but this review seems like it has an ax to gring. Noom works and is safe, healthy, and even educational for large majorities of the population.

  • I agree so much!! I’m struggling with binge eating and like normal people, I do gain weight, these super thin mukbangers eating insane amounts of high calorie foods in under 10 minutes are so bad for young people to watch!!

  • It’s upsetting to me that he would say, or anyone would say that body positivity cannot include weight loss. It’s just wrong. It’s unhealthy and it’s dangerous