What Dietitians Eat Before a good work out

 

Dietitian Reviews VEGAN NUTRITIONIST Derek Simnett of Simnett Nutrition What I Eat In A Day

Video taken from the channel: Abbey Sharp


 

Dietitian Reviews OBESE TO BEAST What I Eat In A Day

Video taken from the channel: Abbey Sharp


 

Dietitian Reviews Maddie Lymburner What I Eat in a Day

Video taken from the channel: Abbey Sharp


 

Dietitian Reviews VEGAN NUTRITIONIST Derek Simnett of Simnett Nutrition What I Eat In A Day

Video taken from the channel: Abbey Sharp


 

Dietitian Reviews Maddie Lymburner What I Eat in a Day

Video taken from the channel: Abbey Sharp


 

Dietitian Reviews OBESE TO BEAST What I Eat In A Day

Video taken from the channel: Abbey Sharp


So, before you hit the trails or head for the gym, try one of these energy-boosting snacks: “I love a thin slice of whole-grain toast with unsweetened, roasted almond butter and a pinch of sea salt. The combination of whole-grain carbs, protein, fiber, healthy fats and sodium provides quick energy. Some carbs I recommend eating before a workout for quick energy include a granola bar, a piece of fruit, oatmeal, crackers, a rice cake, or a piece of toast. 4. Make sure your pre-workout snack has. If Your Workout Starts Within 2–3 Hours or More Sandwich on whole-grain bread, lean protein and a side salad Egg omelet and whole-grain toast topped with avocado spread and a cup of fruit Lean protein, brown rice and roasted vegetables.

Taub-Dix suggests using the banana almond milk to prepare a smoothie, with some greens, protein powder, and Greek yogurt. High-protein smoothies are particularly great pre-workout because they. What to Eat Before a Workout 2-3 Hours Before Ideally, two to three hours before your workout you’d be consuming a balanced meal containing all three central components to a well-balanced diet — carbs, protein and fat. Carbs provide quick glycogen stores for your muscles to metabolize during high-intensity workouts. Your muscles rely on carbohydrate foods like breads, cereals, pasta, rice, fruits, and vegetables for quick energy.

You need protein for your muscles. · Oatmeal and Fresh Fruit: Oatmeal is a very efficient pre-workout diet element that sticks to the body and releases sugar into bloodstream gradually. While fruit joins this platter, the fluid content of this snack keeps the body hydrated. Take Home Points. Your body needs carbs to fuel your working muscles.

Protein is there to help build and repair. Get a combination of the protein and carbs in your body 1 to 4 hours pre-workout and within approximately 60 minutes post-workout. Your diet should include nutrient-dense foods, 20–30 grams of protein with each meal and snack, and you should restrict alcohol and deep-fried or high-sugar foods.

At the same time, balance is important. Ideally, “You want to eat one healthy meal about 1 to 3 hours before exercise that has carbs, fat, and protein,” says St.

List of related literature:

About an hour before your workout, have a snack that includes the macronutrients you need, such as a slice of Ezekiel bread with almond butter; a bowl of oatmeal with soy milk and blueberries; a Simply Bar (see Appendix C and the Resources section); or a protein shake with flaxseed oil, soy milk, and whey protein.

“The Hormone Diet: A 3-Step Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Strength, and Live Younger Longer” by Natasha Turner
from The Hormone Diet: A 3-Step Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Strength, and Live Younger Longer
by Natasha Turner
Rodale Books,

For morning exercisers, a wholesome breakfast that combines carbohydrate with protein—cereal with milk, granola with Greek yogurt, toast with banana and peanut butter—promptly replaces the depleted glycogen stores and helps refuel and heal the muscles so they’ll be refreshed for the next training session.

“Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook” by Nancy Clark
from Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook
by Nancy Clark
Human Kinetics, 2019

Good choices for your pre-workout meal are pasta, rice, potatoes, sandwiches (roast beef, turkey, peanut butter and jelly), oatmeal with fruit, or a breakfast burrito with eggs and potatoes.

“The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Race-Winning Fitness in 6 Hours a Week, 3rd Ed.” by Chris Carmichael, Jim Rutberg
from The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Race-Winning Fitness in 6 Hours a Week, 3rd Ed.
by Chris Carmichael, Jim Rutberg
VeloPress, 2017

For example, Kevin Collington, elite short-course triathlete, chooses highcarbohydrate foods such as oatmeal with honey to eat before training sessions.

“Triathlon Science” by Joe Friel, Jim Vance
from Triathlon Science
by Joe Friel, Jim Vance
Human Kinetics, 2013

Meal planning strategies A. Emphasis should be on healthful eating habits, with nutrient-dense foods (e.g., vegetables, fruits, legumes, low-fat dairy, lean meats, nuts, seeds, and whole grains) more of the focus than specific nutrients (e.g., protein, carbs, fats).

“Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners E-Book” by Karen Fenstermacher, Barbara Toni Hudson
from Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners E-Book
by Karen Fenstermacher, Barbara Toni Hudson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Examples of good snacks include individual protein shake packets (just add water or juice), nuts or seeds, dry cereals with dried fruits, energy bars, cheese, hummus, yogurt, and hardboiled eggs.

“Sink, Float, or Swim” by Jogi Rippel
from Sink, Float, or Swim
by Jogi Rippel
Redline, 2007

Your meal needs to include protein (chicken, fish, lean red meat, soy products, eggs, nuts/seeds), vegetables, healthy fats (olive oil, avocadoes, nuts) and starch (whole grains, potatoes, pasta) to keep your body happy.

“Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies” by Meri Reffetto
from Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies
by Meri Reffetto
Wiley, 2014

Some experts advise a “fourth meal” in the afternoon before a workout, such as a bowl of cereal with milk and fruit or a lean meat or nut butter sandwich with fruit and milk.

“Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School” by Jill Castle, Maryann Jacobsen
from Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School
by Jill Castle, Maryann Jacobsen
Wiley, 2013

To date, in all my experience as a runner and a coach, I have yet to come across an athlete who maintains such elaborate nutrition planning during training.

“Training Essentials for Ultrarunning: How to Train Smarter, Race Faster, and Maximize Your Ultramarathon Performance” by Jason Koop, Jim Rutberg
from Training Essentials for Ultrarunning: How to Train Smarter, Race Faster, and Maximize Your Ultramarathon Performance
by Jason Koop, Jim Rutberg
VeloPress, 2016

Vegetable protein foods, including TVP, A. Legumes: 1 cup cooked soybeans or other beans, ¼ cup peanuts or peanut butter, 6 oz. soybean curd.

“History of Soybeans and Soyfoods in Canada (1831-2019): Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook” by William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
from History of Soybeans and Soyfoods in Canada (1831-2019): Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook
by William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
Soyinfo Center, 2019

Alexia Lewis RD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Heath Coach who believes life is better with science, humor, and beautiful, delicious, healthy food.

[email protected]

View all posts

266 comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Abbey I like your video on Derek I am mostly Vegan but I like learning about the food combining.. Can you do a video on bloating..Thank you From Florida..����

  • So many health/fitness videos have undisclosed affiliate links that I have to go through every description to make sure every persons opinion is there own

  • Things look good but I guarentee anyone who actually has an appetite will be left unsatisfied. I’d like to lean towards adding this into my diet but no one shows you anything simple to start. Theres so many tiny things that would run your wallet dry.

  • I don’t agree with many claims you make, the way you are reviewing scientific literature is scarce, please go thorough with investigation of topics like reversal of CHD. There’s thousands of studies about heart disease and diet and to draw conclusions all studies with strong epidemiological evidence should be reviewed, not only the ones that advocate your point of view, there’s experts that do this already, claims like the ones you do confuse the population. And might I remind you that high HDL is not an indicator of reduced risk of coronary heart disease, even though its mechanism might seem it would, literature says it doesn’t.

  • I’m really looking forward to the rest of your male nutrition analysis vids. I bet your male demographic is small, but we’re still here!

  • Please stop mentioning the not using oil in every of your videos. It’s annoying and stupid. A lot of vegans clearly eat enough healthy fats and don’t need to consume empty calories such as oil. I’d rather eat avocados and nuts and feel full and satisified and skip the oil that makes me nauseous and sloggy

  • 99% of you won’t read this….

    But to the 1% that does, I just want to let you know that you are beautiful and whatever struggles you are going through will come to pass. Stay blessed and nothing but love from a small YouTuber. Would appreciate any love and support back ��

  • You don’t understand nutrition.

    Ever since I went high-fat low-carb I have never gotten hangry.

    Being hangry essentially means that your body is struggling with low blood sugars because you are not swapping to fat burning mode efficiently.

    I went from getting hangry 2 to 3 hours after eating tubing able to do a 3-day fast feeling amazing drinking mostly just diet sodas and tea. why diet soda while because I had a job where I work 10-hour shifts with no breaks or lunches and tea that has been made 16 hours ago, doesn’t sound super appealing at that point. In the water just smelled and tasted nasty.

    do low-carb for 3 to 6 months I doubt you will ever get angry again maybe you can still get angry after going low carb and properly fat burning, but low blood sugar issues and being hangry is a clear issue in my head now of on health metabolicly. being able to swap from carbs to fats and being able to produce your own carbs from your fats and proteins in my mind is what a healthy metabolism does.

    the only thing you should be having to do is either exercise to burn off excess carbs you consumed or add cinnamon to help reduce the insulin strain other than that you should not be spiking in having sudden falls of your blood sugar.

    so instead of eating oats you can have chia seeds hemp seeds and almond milk with some heavy cream or coconut cream a little bit of peanut butters and sweetener. Almond butter if you have a little bit more to your. Or maybe like a quest cinnamon twists protein powder…

    I feel like nutrition is moving at a breakneck Pace and if you don’t relearn what you know you are functioning off of Newtonian dieting, and I’m trying to learn general relativity dieting.

    it doesn’t mean that all the stuff you know doesn’t exactly work but it’s just not really truly optimal when you’re really trying to dial in.

  • You should check out more of her videos, usually she’ll eat porridge for breakfast:-) Also her lifestyle is amazing as are her workouts! You just need to check out her physique to see how great her diet is. You don’t get a body like that from not eating properly lol

  • Please do a review on Olivia Budgen what I eat in a day video. She is a raw vegan and I use to look up to her eating and I’m sure a lot of other girls and even guys do too even though her way of eating is honestly i think is really dangerous now. Like all she eats is a green juice, mini pineapple, and small lettuce tacos like what so danergous for young woman like myself that use to watch her videos

  • I don’t agree with many claims you make, the way you are reviewing scientific literature is scarce, please go thorough with investigation of topics like reversal of CHD. There’s thousands of studies about heart disease and diet and to draw conclusions all studies with strong epidemiological evidence should be reviewed, not only the ones that advocate your point of view, there’s experts that do this already, claims like the ones you do confuse the population. And might I remind you that high HDL is not an indicator of reduced risk of coronary heart disease, even though its mechanism might seem it would, literature says it doesn’t.

  • It would be great to have a link to the channel of the person you are reviewing. Some of your videos hightlight people and channels I have never seen before, but would like to learn more about. Like you mentioned in this video, I saw recipes I would like to try. A link would be great to ensure I find the right channel, rather than searching the depths of youtube hoping I find the right one.

  • Just wanted to say that in many states using the term “nutritionist” is regulated by the same body which issues the license to registered dietitians. Also, those who are board-certified as certified nutrition specialists (CNS) can, in many states, obtain the same license to practice as an RD/RDN giving both types of practitioners the same legal standing. In those states, both the CNS and RD/RDN can have LDN after their name. Also, in order to obtain the CNS credential, the person must hold a minimum of a master’s degree from an approved program, have 1000 supervised hours of practice, and pass a national exam. That is the pathway I’m on. More information can be found here: https://theana.org/certify.

  • This is seriously the best reaction video series I’ve ever seen. Critical while staying positive and respectful? In this economy?? In all seriousness, I love that you’re not afraid to be critical, but you’re not hating like some commentators do. It’s just like “X looks great! Y isn’t healthy at all, and I worry about how it will affect people. Definitely not correct information. Z is not how I feel, and I don’t personally think it’s a good idea, but I respect their opinion in this area.” instead of like “OMG THEY’RE KILLING TWEENS?! WOW! SO MUCH CLICKBAIT! OMG WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS TO THEIR FANS?! THEY NEED TO BE S T O P P E D!” Like, yeah there’s a place for that, but this isn’t that place. Great job!

  • Love obese to beast but by good Americans eat processed food!

    Abby can you please review elsas wholesome life she is vegan but eats very healthy would be good to see your perspective.

  • The comment section is filled with ppl who believe that they know better than a dietitian when most of them have no degrees in any related area.

  • Thanks for a very informative review. In a previous review you mentioned that you had complained about all the Noom adverts that were appearing. I’m sorry to say that here in the UK I have been watching for 17 minutes and so far have had 2 Noom adverts and something equally dubious looking involving a man called Vince eating a burger wearing only trousers. I have thumbs downed them and skipped but you may want to growl at Youtube again!

  • Hey Abbey! What’s your view on eating eggs and eggs yolk every day? I’m into resistance training and I try to eat plenty of protein. I’m also vegetarian, so eggs are my go to protein source (along with cottage cheese, tofu etc). A lot of people around me warn me not to eat more than two whole eggs a day and I tend to eat 2 whole eggs and 2 egg whites every day. I have read some articles out there and nutritionists seem to disagree! Thanks!

  • Regarding the risk of weight cycling in comparison to remaining morbidly obese, shouldn’t the question be focused on social and systemic factors that prevent people from keeping the weight off? I think it’s very short-sighted to present morbid obesity and weight cycling as almost the only two options without really asking why that’s the case, with the third and less likely option being a successful intervention based entirely on the willpower of the individual. John’s journey represents that third option. The only large-scale solution to the health risks posed by obesity is the social adoption of a non-judgemental, preventionist model that makes a balanced diet and the means to enjoy exercise accessible to everyone, even those who work long hours for low pay (especially them!). The issue of obesity has serious implications for the society we live in and how it must change, and it’s a little faint-hearted to shrink away from stating those implications.

  • Ok at 14:00 you mentioned that we can eat our favorite meal, at any time of the day, does it work for everything? I don’t know why, eating oat with « fromage blanc » (sorry I don’t remember the name in English, it’s like yogourt but not really and a tea spoon of peanut better at dinner, can I eat it oat with nuts at dinner, I really love it but in my mind I thought it wasn’t a good ideas because a the amount of fat, and because 3h later I go to sleep?

  • Abby, I would think that giving a platform to someone who actively promotes fatphobia and bullies people would be against your whole philosophy and morals. Please take this video down! Thanks!

  • in general i appreciate the overall simplicity/balance and accessibility, but as a fat person that has followed him for a long time, that anti-HAES stuff is triggering, even if he does try to got over it in a more “neutral” way “should fat people be allowed to be happy even though theyre fat?” should not be up for discussion. demonizing obesity is not helping me have a healthy relationship with food, believe it or not. Frankly im not really comfortable with fat bodies being discussed like its the most unideal thing about a person, and essentially just that our worth as a human is based on how healthy we are. its frustrating because everything else, his energy, all of that is great. but the anti-body pos and anti-HAES stuff is really disappointing for me. The way i view HAES personally is “health is relative and every person can achieve their version of health at any point, even if there are factors that would result in them being ‘healthier’ theoretically”. Not to mention, if it werent for body postitivity, which MANY people confuse for body confidence, (ie just because im body postive doesn’t mean im confident, it means i appreciate where im at regardless, and that people should recognize their body and what it does for them even if they dont particularly love the form it takes) i would more than likely still actively have several eating disorders, and im sure thats the case for many people. The general public is already openly fatphobic and endorses diet culture at every turn, why do we need another person saying fat people are bad and need to lose weight or that its unhealthy not to dislike our bodies?

  • I really appreciated the breakdown in this video. I’m not sure what exactly is sticking out to me, but I’m getting more out of this than the rest in this series (which I already enjoy).

  • I don’t understand why every YouTuber fitness woman is vegan!!! Whyyyyy whyyy is everyone afraid of dairy and meat!? Whey is such a good protein especially for muscle building. Why people. I’m really over the trend of eating dairy free etc when there isn’t a lactose intolerance. It’s not actually “healthier” guys ����‍♀️

  • Derek offers lots of choices for people focused on eating primarily vegetables. Hence chopping fresh gives you the best. After all isn’t taking the time worth the health of your family. Also heart disease being the #1 killer in the US, maybe you should study Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn How to reverse and prevent heart disease. Everything on our shelves contains oil. I also cook oil free and it’s easy. Derek at Simnett Nutrition is the best!

  • I definitely have the problem with having the same breakfast every day, it’s usually oatmeal with fruits or eggs with a piece of bread.

  • While I don’t necessarily agree with his views presented on body positivity (I think it’s important for everyone to be able to love their bodies, regardless), I also don’t think we should celebrate obesity the same way we shouldn’t celebrate people being way too thin (but we also shouldn’t shame them!)

    It is really nice to see someone who struggled with an ED have a healthy relationship with food. I’ve been really struggling to get there, so its really inspiring to see someone who overcame that and does have a healthy relationship with food.

  • Haven’t watched the video so I’m not responding directly to it, but just wanted to say that Maddie always stresses that you should listen to your body and do what makes you feel good. She always makes a point to say that what works for her may not work for everyone

  • Thanks for a very informative review. In a previous review you mentioned that you had complained about all the Noom adverts that were appearing. I’m sorry to say that here in the UK I have been watching for 17 minutes and so far have had 2 Noom adverts and something equally dubious looking involving a man called Vince eating a burger wearing only trousers. I have thumbs downed them and skipped but you may want to growl at Youtube again!

  • Honestly, this was soooooooooooo heartwarming!!! Abbey doesn’t shame anyone, nor John <3 I totally see why John does this, because he is super busy and probably doesn't bother to cook more difficult meals at all.

  • in general i appreciate the overall simplicity/balance and accessibility, but as a fat person that has followed him for a long time, that anti-HAES stuff is triggering, even if he does try to got over it in a more “neutral” way “should fat people be allowed to be happy even though theyre fat?” should not be up for discussion. demonizing obesity is not helping me have a healthy relationship with food, believe it or not. Frankly im not really comfortable with fat bodies being discussed like its the most unideal thing about a person, and essentially just that our worth as a human is based on how healthy we are. its frustrating because everything else, his energy, all of that is great. but the anti-body pos and anti-HAES stuff is really disappointing for me. The way i view HAES personally is “health is relative and every person can achieve their version of health at any point, even if there are factors that would result in them being ‘healthier’ theoretically”. Not to mention, if it werent for body postitivity, which MANY people confuse for body confidence, (ie just because im body postive doesn’t mean im confident, it means i appreciate where im at regardless, and that people should recognize their body and what it does for them even if they dont particularly love the form it takes) i would more than likely still actively have several eating disorders, and im sure thats the case for many people. The general public is already openly fatphobic and endorses diet culture at every turn, why do we need another person saying fat people are bad and need to lose weight or that its unhealthy not to dislike our bodies?

  • QUESTION Hi Abbey, not sure if you, as an influencer, have any say in your mid roll ads, but I try to watch ads for the YT’s I enjoy. However, 2 of the ads on your channel were very triggering. One was from getfittrack.com on a “smart body scale” and the second was from organifprotein.com with their tag line of ” watch the scale drop” I know this isn’t your bias so just letting you know what ads are on your videos. Thanks for hearing me out.:)

  • Abbey, I really enjoy your videos! Thank you for always being sassy and Scientific! Your videos have given me a plethora of knowledge and heightened my awareness on diet culture. Also, giving me confidence in trusting my intuitive eating. Thank you Thank you!

    If possible I’d love for you to review Anna Victoria’s what I eat in a day. Also would like to see a video on suggested foods during a women’s menstrual cycle.
    Thank you so much for everything ��

  • Maddie just announced on her Instagram that she is now eating fish and eggs which is not vegan because she had painful periods, low estrogen and inflamed acne. She said she stopped taking birth control when she became vegan 6 years ago and that’s when the symptoms began. She also had a new boyfriend who is not vegan and is probably influenced by him now.

  • I appreciate John. Although him & I don’t agree on some things, he typically addresses things in a correct manner. With that being said, I think disclaimers are kind of bologna. Just my opinion, but you’re telling us, “this is what I eat, don’t copy me” but then you’re going to use your platform to tell us what you eat anyways. I don’t understand the way of YouTube I guess. Ps: You really messed me up with the cooking spray talk. ����

  • Could you make a video of completely calorie free food? The ingredient box on those products is usually super weird and looks like straight up chemicals! I think a really well known brand is Walden Farms

  • Why do you almost never talk about micronutrients? A fifth grader can comment on macros. I really don’t get the appeal of every video being “I like the fats from the seeds/nuts/dressing, the carbs from the grains/rice/potatoes, fibre from the fruits/veggies and the protein from the meat/tofu”.

  • i love this kind, informative review. i’m a college student and an rd to-be, so i absolutely love watching these kinds of videos! thank you for sharing!!

  • Derek offers lots of choices for people focused on eating primarily vegetables. Hence chopping fresh gives you the best. After all isn’t taking the time worth the health of your family. Also heart disease being the #1 killer in the US, maybe you should study Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn How to reverse and prevent heart disease. Everything on our shelves contains oil. I also cook oil free and it’s easy. Derek at Simnett Nutrition is the best!

  • Hey Abbey I’ve been watching your channel for a couple days now and I can’t say how clarifying and helpful it is for all the myths and “tricks” about food, there are SO MANY. More importantly it’s inspired me to want to eat nourishingly bc my diet before consisted of fast food, chips, candy etc. But I’ve struggled with eating before such as if i wasn’t craving it in the moment it would make me nauseous to keep eating it or even if something is delicious and i haven’t ate all day i’ll take a few bites and feel nauseous. Do you still take personal clients as a dietician? I could probably use the professional help.

  • Hi Abbey Sharp can i make a request and ask if you can do a video of sugar substitutions as in monk fruit, stevia, rice malt syrup, pure maple syrup that kind of thing?

  • >I dont think we can make assumptions about why or how someone in the size that they are

    You don’t get fat if you don’t eat more than you need. There may be many reasons you eat more than you need, but if you don’t eat more than you need you will not gain weight.

  • terminology can indeed be confusing! in Italy, a ‘dietitian’ (dietista) is someone who hold graduated from university after a 3-years course. he/she can only work in collaboration with a MD, and follow the doctor’s indications for the patient. they usually follow diabetic patients, nephritic,.. and frequently work in hospitals in a multi-disciplinary team. on the other hand, a nutritionist (nutrizionista) is someone who holds a Msc in Biology/nutrition biology and can work on his own, without necessarily having a MD’s indications for his/her patients. I’m glad I now know the english terminology as well!

  • I think it’s important to still understand calorie density in weight loss and recognise that for some people who struggle with overeating it’s easier to just eat those whole food fat sources (so still getting healthy fats) and skip the oil as an easier way to stay within calorie limits without tracking everything all day which can feel overwhelming �� each to their own though

  • QUESTION Hi Abbey, not sure if you, as an influencer, have any say in your mid roll ads, but I try to watch ads for the YT’s I enjoy. However, 2 of the ads on your channel were very triggering. One was from getfittrack.com on a “smart body scale” and the second was from organifprotein.com with their tag line of ” watch the scale drop” I know this isn’t your bias so just letting you know what ads are on your videos. Thanks for hearing me out.:)

  • I love seeing Americans trying natto! So fun �� When I grew up eating it, we add some Japanese mustard, soy sauce, and green onion over rice! After introducing it to my partner, and seeing his reaction, I now realize it’s not easily received ������ very brave!

  • i am trying to eat balanced too these days. on every meal i ask myself. is there veg check, is there prptein check is there fat check, is there carbs check

  • I hate cooking spray because of the propellents in it, and also how wasteful the bottles are.

    My alternative: I have a silicone bbq sauce brush that can withstand high temp. So I just heat up the pan, when its heated, use half to one teaspoon of light olive oil in the pan, and brush it around with the brush. It’s acts the same but just seems more sustainable and healthier.

  • This is seriously the best reaction video series I’ve ever seen. Critical while staying positive and respectful? In this economy?? In all seriousness, I love that you’re not afraid to be critical, but you’re not hating like some commentators do. It’s just like “X looks great! Y isn’t healthy at all, and I worry about how it will affect people. Definitely not correct information. Z is not how I feel, and I don’t personally think it’s a good idea, but I respect their opinion in this area.” instead of like “OMG THEY’RE KILLING TWEENS?! WOW! SO MUCH CLICKBAIT! OMG WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS TO THEIR FANS?! THEY NEED TO BE S T O P P E D!” Like, yeah there’s a place for that, but this isn’t that place. Great job!

  • I need to watch more of your videos �� I see a nutritionist because I’m too thin and don’t get enough protein or consistent nutrient diversity ��

  • Where did she come up with 60% carbs, 24% fats & 16% protein? How can she know that, or does Derek state that in one of his videos? I’m asking, because obviously she wasn’t there to measure out all of his ingredients.

  • Things look good but I guarentee anyone who actually has an appetite will be left unsatisfied. I’d like to lean towards adding this into my diet but no one shows you anything simple to start. Theres so many tiny things that would run your wallet dry.

  • I’m vegan and I try to get in oil and healthy fat into my diet but I’ve started counting calories since I’m trying to gain weight and I’ve added quite a bit of food into my diet but I’ve noticed when I make tofu cook onion or fry up some potatoes or bake them that the amount of oil just takes up a large portion of my calories and I’m getting in about 2800 a day. I try to eat quite a bit of avocado, peanut butter, nuts and seeds and to me oil itself doesn’t satisfy me as much as putting peanut butter on toast with flax seeds and not just bread with vegetable oil butter. Could be all in my head.

  • I am becky by name am here to give my testimony about Dr abumere who

    helped m.. i want to inform

    the public how i was cured

    from (HERPES SIMPLEX

    VIRUS) by Dr abumere, i visited

    different hospital but they

    gave me list of drugs like

    Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex

    which is very expensive to

    treat the symptoms and

    never cured me. I was

    browsing through the

    Internet searching for

    remedy on HERPES and i

    saw comment of people

    talking about how Dr abumere

    cured them. when i

    contacted him he gave me

    hope and send a Herbal

    medicine to me that i took

    for just 2 weeks and it

    seriously worked for me, my

    HERPES result came out

    negative. I am so happy as i

    am sharing this testimony.

    My advice to you all who

    thinks that their is no cure

    for herpes that is Not true

    just contact him and get cure

    from Dr abumere healing spell

    cure of all kinds of sickness

    you may have. Remember

    delay in treatment leads to

    death.. email him at

    [email protected] or call him at +2349021975055

  • I’ve not heard of this guy, he seems really kind and hes made amazing progress, however he needs to have his videos reviewed by a personal trainer next: his form in that clip of his lifts, hes going to throw his back out and/or cause insane muscle damage.

  • Your blog is all about criticizing/nit picking other people’s individual lifestyle suggestions….hmmm, maybe you should contribute your own content rather than riding the coattails of other blogs…you come off as an annoying ‘know it all.’ ����‍♀️

  • How do people have time to do this?? I would love to just do these things all day �� I work 8-13 hour days being a mail lady. I need to figure out good things to eat that doesn’t have to stay cold all day and can be eaten at “room” temperature. Coolers only work for about half the day. Especially when it is super hot out.

  • I was Vegan for 2 years and eating nothing but clean! Clean whole food. To just find my self gaining a lot of weight easily and taking more vitamins and supplements to support what was lacking. I exercised as usual and nothing changed from routine when I was vegan and lost tons of muscle mass and gaining a lot of fat. And every day I would feel incomplete like was lacking something. It felt like you lost your phone and can’t find it. A emptiness. I started to suffer from saver IBS problems. The fiber was killing me. Believe me tried everything you can trie to feel better. But no luck. Then I broke and decided to try to reintroduce fish and eggs back into my diet and started to feel a ton better. My IBS was almost obsolete, my skin started to clear up, my muscles started to come back, I started to loose weight again and my mental state changed to more of a positive note and felt like I was not missing anything anymore. I found my phone! Then I started to introduce all animal products back in my diet and felt like I was whole again. I missed me. Thank you Jesus for animals I believe he put them on earth for a reason I’m give thanks to every animal that I put on my plate. This is my experience you my not have the same experience as me being vegan.

  • Thank you so much for this review. I love Maddie’s fitness videos and I have seen a few of her what I eat in a day videos, and as a vegetarian I have been interested in trying her recipes. I am however turned off by her lack of qualifications. I think she could be great if she got a degree in exercise science or nutrition. So I appreciate hearing from a more professional perspective that overall I can trust her judgment but just take it with a grain of salt. I agree with many other comments that she has such great energy and I love that she shows off how much she eats while still eating healthy.

  • You should check out more of her videos, usually she’ll eat porridge for breakfast:-) Also her lifestyle is amazing as are her workouts! You just need to check out her physique to see how great her diet is. You don’t get a body like that from not eating properly lol

  • i mean, considering that oil is high calorie, it’s easier to gain or lose if you use or don’t:/ that’s why she says not to use if youre trying to lose weight

  • I had a horrific binge eating disorder & lost 180 pounds over 4 years through diet & exercise, and I have successfully kept it off I don’t think Abbey is well informed or very educated about people who were morbidly obese. I have to use items such as scales etc to assist me with knowing portions. Measuring food helps keep me accountable, I would experience great anxiety if I could not measure my food.Also, I cannot keep items like cookies, candy etc in my house. My brain does not understand eat a few I literally will eat an entire box of cookies in a few hours.

  • There are doctors that don’t recommend oil. I listen to them and I guess Simnett does too. That’s why I like his cooking videos.

    https://youtu.be/b_o4YBQPKtQ

  • Love the oil advocate. Why not use oil?.. Umm, why not eat whole foods? Especially when whole foods are much harder to over eat than oil.

  • Correct me if I’m wrong, but it wasn’t a sponsored video so she doesn’t have to disclose. The video wasn’t sponsored by the product, she just has a promo code through them and probably gets a kickback if people use her code/link. Different than a sponsored video

  • please review lilykoihawaii!! she does a whole foods vegan higher carb lower fat diet, and she cites a LOT of research and science in her videos, but i don’t think (i’m not totally sure….) if she has any formal education in nutrition, so i’m not sure how well/accurately she’s interpreting the research articles she reads/references. also i can’t tell if she’s too extreme or not… i’m not sure if she really is sharing the secrets to perfect health and i’m just too stuck in what i want to do to listen to her, or if the little voice in my head saying her diet recommendations might border on the orthorexic is actually correct….

    thank you! love your videos

  • Derek is a good example of a human being in general. He is always kind to people. The vegan diet he eats is absolutely healthy for the human body, it’s better for the environment unlike meat and dairy, it’s kind to the innocent animals who don’t deserve to die, and it does not cause zoonotic diseases like covid-19. Go Derek!!!!

  • Lololol who even are you? You literally made a video to criticize her and obviously did not do your research. Why would anyone believe anything you say when you don’t even know what you’re talking about. You watched ONE video. Thumbs down for yours.

  • Haven’t watched the video so I’m not responding directly to it, but just wanted to say that Maddie always stresses that you should listen to your body and do what makes you feel good. She always makes a point to say that what works for her may not work for everyone

  • Why do you keep saying slow burning carbs with whole grains when fruit is actually lower on the glycemic index and therefore by definition don’t spike blood sugar….??

  • I would appreciate if you would review ‘the snake juice’ diet. I cant get passed the guys shtick to really listen to what he is trying so hard to say.

  • Love abbeys videos!!! Love the research, the disclaimers on ads and sponsorships, and the facts!!! Abbey doesn’t hate on anyone she just breaks down the information and talks about facts and science which I am a huge fan of. There’s so much weird and false nutrition info online and these videos are so helpful!

  • All she’s (the dietician) doing is taking nonsense and promoting herself. Have you not seen what Maddie can do or what she looks like? She has abs, muscles, and is so strong. So obviously she’s doing something right. I understand you are a dietician, but you don’t need to nitpick everything she does. For example, the green juice. It’s fruit. What’s wrong with that? She clearly says she’s not trying to detox herself. Jeez

  • Maddie just announced on her Instagram that she is now eating fish and eggs which is not vegan because she had painful periods, low estrogen and inflamed acne. She said she stopped taking birth control when she became vegan 6 years ago and that’s when the symptoms began. She also had a new boyfriend who is not vegan and is probably influenced by him now.

  • I love Derek! He is a gift to all vegans. He mostly eats flawlessly and he is the mark to strive for. If I have one complaint it’s his message that goes something like this….. “‘If you eat enough calories from an assortment of varied foods you will get enough of everything you need.'” This sounds great but it’s bad advise especially for those who are new to veganism. I’ve tried that and finished my day of eating fully certain that I met all of my needs and when I’ve plugged my day into chronometer I’ve found to be way way under certain nutrients. I understand that’s it’s ok to be low every now and then an that one must not be one obsessed with tracking but if you don’t track at least till you learn and every so often you run the risk of becoming chronically deficient. Also, these deficiencies may make you feel like many vegans that quit because they didn’t feel well. Maybe all they needed was to just tracking and adjusting their intake for a bit. Does this make sense? Again, love Derek and Abbey as well. Cheers

  • Ok so I don’t blame you if you think I’m an idiot but for the longest time as it is spelled all together I thought ObesetoBeast’s was just one word and it took me forever ever to realize what it actually was. To be fair though I thought for a while that the song “bellyache” by Billie Eilish was pronounced bell-ya-chey so yeah ����‍♀️

  • I never throw out juice pulp! It makes it’s way into crackers, muffins and breads. I freeze it for smoothies. I love vegetable juice but hate waste.

  • You wouldn’t have known this from the video you watched, but I believe in a different video she explained that her avoidance of oils was because of acne. She noticed that she was having acne flairs when she would eat oily foods, so she experimented with cutting oil out of her diet and her acne cleared up, so that is why she was going oil-free. It does seem like the lead is buried in this particular video of her, because her mention of it was only slight, but yeah!

  • Just wanted to say that in many states using the term “nutritionist” is regulated by the same body which issues the license to registered dietitians. Also, those who are board-certified as certified nutrition specialists (CNS) can, in many states, obtain the same license to practice as an RD/RDN giving both types of practitioners the same legal standing. In those states, both the CNS and RD/RDN can have LDN after their name. Also, in order to obtain the CNS credential, the person must hold a minimum of a master’s degree from an approved program, have 1000 supervised hours of practice, and pass a national exam. That is the pathway I’m on. More information can be found here: https://theana.org/certify.

  • So we have a drug addicted (caffeine is a drug) salesperson reviewing other people’s diets. People who follow a healthy and ethical diet. While at the same time the reviewer is a proponent of eating foods that are carcinogenic or known to increase the chances of developing other diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. And all while sitting on her ass picking out a single day in another persons life to critique. Maddie’s overall diet and lifestyle are so much healthier for individuals, communities, and the planet than anything I have ever seen recommended by this reviewer.

  • I think it’s important to still understand calorie density in weight loss and recognise that for some people who struggle with overeating it’s easier to just eat those whole food fat sources (so still getting healthy fats) and skip the oil as an easier way to stay within calorie limits without tracking everything all day which can feel overwhelming �� each to their own though

  • The problem with nuts and seeds is the higher omega 6 to omega3 ratio.. polyunsaturated fats are also highly unstable and oxidize verry easily and verry quickly when exposed to air, light and heat. The nuts and seeds you buy on the shelves, nut butters, flax seed oil ect by the time you buy these products oxidation has allready occurred. Your almond butters all sitting on the shelves in clear jars exposed to light and heat
    A molecule altered in any way shape or form is useless (physics and chem 101) or not the same as it was before altered no longer with the same functions… instead it is harmful.
    The nuts and seeds you buy also don’t have to taste rancid for you to notice.. so the best choice is fresh nuts in their shell straight from the tree.
    Oats have high omega 6 and polyunsaturated content, we know omega6s to be pro inflammatory.
    We need a ballance, that’s why you should include fish because only fish has EPA and DHA which is needed to make the omega acids more bioavailable. Plant source omega 3 only contains ALA which is not the best kind.
    Vegetable oils, canola are mostly all hydrogenated and again oxidize when you use it for cooking at even a low heat. Olive oil is a better choice but still a fragile oil, use to cook on low to moderate heat.
    It’s not saturated fats or even sugar that’s killing us, it’s the polyunsaturated fats, oxidative stress. Because the Food we eat nowadays not fresh

    Eat food fresh!

  • I‘d love to see more male meal plans, we ‚naturally‘ talk so much about how women eat and somehow male nutrition isn’t as big a topic and I always have a ‚just work it off‘ feeling about them ( while many female meal plans circle around control to not have to build muscle)

  • Maddie eats so healthy! She’s the oats girl & has oatmeal everyday, except this one. Also, Vivo Life was not sponsoring this particular video. She is an ambassador, so she always has a link but that doesn’t mean they are paying her for every video.

  • The comment section is filled with ppl who believe that they know better than a dietitian when most of them have no degrees in any related area.

  • Maddie eats so healthy! She’s the oats girl & has oatmeal everyday, except this one. Also, Vivo Life was not sponsoring this particular video. She is an ambassador, so she always has a link but that doesn’t mean they are paying her for every video.

  • You wouldn’t have known this from the video you watched, but I believe in a different video she explained that her avoidance of oils was because of acne. She noticed that she was having acne flairs when she would eat oily foods, so she experimented with cutting oil out of her diet and her acne cleared up, so that is why she was going oil-free. It does seem like the lead is buried in this particular video of her, because her mention of it was only slight, but yeah!

  • Every time she is reviewing a vegan eat in a day, she seems to be so obsessed with protein and oil. Food has protein (spinach, rice, nuts, etc). Nuts and seeds have natural oils.

  • I am becky by name am here to give my testimony about Dr abumere who

    helped m.. i want to inform

    the public how i was cured

    from (HERPES SIMPLEX

    VIRUS) by Dr abumere, i visited

    different hospital but they

    gave me list of drugs like

    Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex

    which is very expensive to

    treat the symptoms and

    never cured me. I was

    browsing through the

    Internet searching for

    remedy on HERPES and i

    saw comment of people

    talking about how Dr abumere

    cured them. when i

    contacted him he gave me

    hope and send a Herbal

    medicine to me that i took

    for just 2 weeks and it

    seriously worked for me, my

    HERPES result came out

    negative. I am so happy as i

    am sharing this testimony.

    My advice to you all who

    thinks that their is no cure

    for herpes that is Not true

    just contact him and get cure

    from Dr abumere healing spell

    cure of all kinds of sickness

    you may have. Remember

    delay in treatment leads to

    death.. email him at

    [email protected] or call him at +2349021975055

  • Can you link to a single case study documented in peer reviewed literature where a vegan became “deficient in fat soluble vitamins”?

  • how can you be vegan, when there are oxalates on most of the plants, their consumption leads to kidney stones.
    correct me if I’m wrong

  • what kind of fool does not toast their pumpkin seeds before eating them? smh, there’s no point in making your food gross on purpose.

  • I have many issues with your review of his diet. Smoothies are not meals. Protein powders are processed. Soy is a phytoestrogen as well as being one of the most GMO plants on Earth. There is no good source of cholesterol, B12, A, DHA, EPA, carnitine I could go on. The greens are very high (as are beets) in oxylates. Even vegan Jesus Dr. Greger says greens choices other than beets and spinach are a very good idea due to the fact that they can cause kidney stones among other things. Whatever vitamins are in these “meals’” are struggling to reach his bloodstream due to the enormous levels of fiber in his diet. He’s hungry because his food is not nutrient dense nor are the nutrients available to him. You will see this mass consumption with vegans. Alarmingly, the farms and agriculture that is supplying the plant material are using pesticides and killing literally billions of rodents, birds and insects in the production of plant food. This is sad because the vulnerable watch these vids and think he’s helping the environment but to the contrary he is not. You have a responsibility to call these “influencers” on their BS. Yes, your views will suffer because you will have to acknowledge that we are not herbivores. Supplements are not food. Game Changers is propaganda and has already been debunked. James Cameron invested $140,000,000 in a pea protein processing facility. Sounds kinda shady? It is. Please review so called vegan strongman Patrik Baboumian’s WIEIAD and you’ll see 5 shakes a day plus more phyto estrogens and indigestible fiber. Want to help the Earth? Promote a diet high in grass fed beef where the agriculture is completely sustainable. One animal dies not millions like in traditional vegetable farming. Take a stand against this nonesense!

  • I was wondering if anyone knows of or has found a source for Abbey’s claim that eating a high fat meal slows down protein absorption? I tried looking for one (admiteddly not for very long) and all I could find were weird websites!

  • Great video, Abbey. Derek has helped and inspired many people. Curious to know if you’ve ever tried a properly done whole foods plant based diet yourself?

  • Hey Abbey! I was wondering if you would do a video on Swolenormous? His channel recently hit 100,000 subscribers and I would love to hear what you think about him and his elimination diet. I hope you see this, have a great day! ��

  • Nobody can give Derek advice in nutrition. His lifestyle concerning diet and exercise while enjoying himself is perfect. He inspired me so much to eat healthy and do exercise that I actually like and be more active

  • I’m not trying to yuk anyone’s yum but why do men who have been vegan for a while start looking effeminate, the skin looks dried out, and their eyes always look tired is it a diet issue or just a coincidence?

  • I used to absolutely adore his channel and thinks he promotes weight loss in a healthy way, more so than so many influencers. However after he made a video about Sierra when she had just discovered that she had PCOS and targeted her weight, I was so disappointed. It was so triggering to hear someone diminish a woman’s health struggles which was something I thought he was against ��

  • So we have a drug addicted (caffeine is a drug) salesperson reviewing other people’s diets. People who follow a healthy and ethical diet. While at the same time the reviewer is a proponent of eating foods that are carcinogenic or known to increase the chances of developing other diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. And all while sitting on her ass picking out a single day in another persons life to critique. Maddie’s overall diet and lifestyle are so much healthier for individuals, communities, and the planet than anything I have ever seen recommended by this reviewer.

  • This made me happy:) John is inspirational in many ways and honestly I aspire to have a similarly healthy relationship with food.

  • Abbey I like your video on Derek I am mostly Vegan but I like learning about the food combining.. Can you do a video on bloating..Thank you From Florida..����

  • I think you wasted your time with Maddie. She is a pretty good role model for young people, women in particular. More natural than most, and her fitness routines are some of the best I’ve seen.

  • I hate cooking spray because of the propellents in it, and also how wasteful the bottles are.

    My alternative: I have a silicone bbq sauce brush that can withstand high temp. So I just heat up the pan, when its heated, use half to one teaspoon of light olive oil in the pan, and brush it around with the brush. It’s acts the same but just seems more sustainable and healthier.

  • 2 things: Vegan diets make you eat way too much! My god I don’t eat more than 3 meals a day! Usually I don’t each lunch at all.
    Secondlyvegans seem to be so obsessed with nutrients and vitmans and portion sizes and preparing food, like what is happening here?

  • Clicked on this vid to see what your honest review of Derek was. You lost me within the first minute with your fucking product plugger. See ya

  • Vegan diet videos are always so depressing for me because I have anaphylactic reactions to peanuts, lentils, soy, chickpeas, green peas,yellow peas… and a bunch of other nuts and beans. I actually can’t even smell or be in the same room as some of these things. Cooking lentils and chickpeas, that in the air makes my eyes swell and me cough �� and peanut butter powder is the most evil invention… my roommates couldn’t use theirs because a puff of that in the air and I’m dead 0-0
    It’s usually a surprise like hmm will this one kill me now? Or this one?
    I can only eat 2 kinds of beans �� every new variety is a gamble, and almonds are the only tree but I can safely eat.
    The worst is soy… I can avoid everything but soy? Oh man… it’s in freaking everything!!! I legit cannot eat most plant proteins and it’s infuriating!

    I try to eat vegetarian as much as I can but I need eggs and sometimes dairy in that case (lactose intolerant ugh… being allergic to 90% of plant proteins �� Militant vegans in that case are terrifying with their all or nothing approach to diet and I’m like dude I only get 1 Epi-pen a year ��
    It’s extremely discouraging as someone who already has so many diet restrictions just based on my body’s over active immune system (oh bananas and avocado… allergic to those too!)

    I do try when I can but lots of vegan people I interact with scare me away and piss me off since I medically cannot be vegan, and that’s the case for a lot of people.:’(

  • Almond milk+pb2+the only palatable walden farms product (maple walnut syrup)= you’re welcome. You can use SF puddings and microwave them with berries it tastes like pie.

  • Your blog is all about criticizing/nit picking other people’s individual lifestyle suggestions….hmmm, maybe you should contribute your own content rather than riding the coattails of other blogs…you come off as an annoying ‘know it all.’ ����‍♀️

  • Veggie chopping is too cumbersome for most people?! Lol what?? Lol it doesn’t even take that long to chop veggies… and the whole bit about oil��‍♀️

  • I have many issues with your review of his diet. Smoothies are not meals. Protein powders are processed. Soy is a phytoestrogen as well as being one of the most GMO plants on Earth. There is no good source of cholesterol, B12, A, DHA, EPA, carnitine I could go on. The greens are very high (as are beets) in oxylates. Even vegan Jesus Dr. Greger says greens choices other than beets and spinach are a very good idea due to the fact that they can cause kidney stones among other things. Whatever vitamins are in these “meals’” are struggling to reach his bloodstream due to the enormous levels of fiber in his diet. He’s hungry because his food is not nutrient dense nor are the nutrients available to him. You will see this mass consumption with vegans. Alarmingly, the farms and agriculture that is supplying the plant material are using pesticides and killing literally billions of rodents, birds and insects in the production of plant food. This is sad because the vulnerable watch these vids and think he’s helping the environment but to the contrary he is not. You have a responsibility to call these “influencers” on their BS. Yes, your views will suffer because you will have to acknowledge that we are not herbivores. Supplements are not food. Game Changers is propaganda and has already been debunked. James Cameron invested $140,000,000 in a pea protein processing facility. Sounds kinda shady? It is. Please review so called vegan strongman Patrik Baboumian’s WIEIAD and you’ll see 5 shakes a day plus more phyto estrogens and indigestible fiber. Want to help the Earth? Promote a diet high in grass fed beef where the agriculture is completely sustainable. One animal dies not millions like in traditional vegetable farming. Take a stand against this nonesense!

  • You just gained a sub. Though it would be nice if you edited the footage in rather than film the screen because the audio levels are way off. thanks

  • It would be great to have a link to the channel of the person you are reviewing. Some of your videos hightlight people and channels I have never seen before, but would like to learn more about. Like you mentioned in this video, I saw recipes I would like to try. A link would be great to ensure I find the right channel, rather than searching the depths of youtube hoping I find the right one.

  • I feel like your judging things that she didn’t have any clue about, and I feel as if that’s not fair. She’s a very healthy person, and I don’t understand why your being so rude about her diet.

  • I would love to hear your thoughts on the argument that carbs are technically a “non-essential” nutrient since everything that a carbohydrate can provide can be met with proteins and fats (or ketones). This is mostly popular among the keto lifestyle, especially when talking about longevity, but with so many fitness people choosing high carb macros (50% and above), what benefits do carbohydrates give other than quick bursts of energy?

  • I have found that having my dinner to be my biggest meal gives me more energy throughout the day and good sleep at night as long as i do not eat too close to bed time. I also cook with no fats to eat more food because i love to eat and would rather use up my calories on carbs and still maintain a healthy body fat %.

  • I love Derek! He is a gift to all vegans. He mostly eats flawlessly and he is the mark to strive for. If I have one complaint it’s his message that goes something like this….. “‘If you eat enough calories from an assortment of varied foods you will get enough of everything you need.'” This sounds great but it’s bad advise especially for those who are new to veganism. I’ve tried that and finished my day of eating fully certain that I met all of my needs and when I’ve plugged my day into chronometer I’ve found to be way way under certain nutrients. I understand that’s it’s ok to be low every now and then an that one must not be one obsessed with tracking but if you don’t track at least till you learn and every so often you run the risk of becoming chronically deficient. Also, these deficiencies may make you feel like many vegans that quit because they didn’t feel well. Maybe all they needed was to just tracking and adjusting their intake for a bit. Does this make sense? Again, love Derek and Abbey as well. Cheers

  • Thank you cause she has really helped me in a few short workouts feel and be physically strong she has a gift for helping mobility challenged people be able to successfully start and finish exercise, movement and feel great afterwards its all good.

  • Great video.. I would love to see a review on Amy’s vegetarian organic frozen meals. My favorite is the chile relleno bowel. Thanks

  • John is literally the nicest, most respectful person I’ve ever seen in the fitness community, and I was a personal trainer. He DOES acknowledge diseases and mental health issues as factors of weightloss, just not often, because that’s not the majority of the cause of obesity, nor is it his experience.

  • Please do a review on Olivia Budgen what I eat in a day video. She is a raw vegan and I use to look up to her eating and I’m sure a lot of other girls and even guys do too even though her way of eating is honestly i think is really dangerous now. Like all she eats is a green juice, mini pineapple, and small lettuce tacos like what so danergous for young woman like myself that use to watch her videos

  • flaca calmate un poco ok? nadie es perfecto, sos una hater del 0rt0 chabona, buscate algo para hacer lpm. madfit es todo lo que esta bien, es re buena persona y 0 careta, asi que ubicate un toque antes de decir algo t4rad4

  • Just became totally obsessed with your chanel. You are so educated!!!! Love how friendly you are and your overall outlook on nutrition. So excited to have come across your chanel! xoxo

  • I‘d love to see more male meal plans, we ‚naturally‘ talk so much about how women eat and somehow male nutrition isn’t as big a topic and I always have a ‚just work it off‘ feeling about them ( while many female meal plans circle around control to not have to build muscle)

  • Eww how does this woman have followers? Who would base their business around bashing other people’s YouTube videos? Sad. Her and her followers are clearly trump supporting haters who feed off putting others down. We need less of these people in the world.

  • Ok so I don’t blame you if you think I’m an idiot but for the longest time as it is spelled all together I thought ObesetoBeast’s was just one word and it took me forever ever to realize what it actually was. To be fair though I thought for a while that the song “bellyache” by Billie Eilish was pronounced bell-ya-chey so yeah ����‍♀️

  • As a vegan trying to ensure I’m getting the right amount of nutrients whilst also not giving up deliciousness in the process, and thus a recent fan of Derek’s channel, I found this review to be seemingly unbiased, very detailed and extremely helpful, thank you!

  • flaca calmate un poco ok? nadie es perfecto, sos una hater del 0rt0 chabona, buscate algo para hacer lpm. madfit es todo lo que esta bien, es re buena persona y 0 careta, asi que ubicate un toque antes de decir algo t4rad4

  • Hey Abbey I’ve been watching your channel for a couple days now and I can’t say how clarifying and helpful it is for all the myths and “tricks” about food, there are SO MANY. More importantly it’s inspired me to want to eat nourishingly bc my diet before consisted of fast food, chips, candy etc. But I’ve struggled with eating before such as if i wasn’t craving it in the moment it would make me nauseous to keep eating it or even if something is delicious and i haven’t ate all day i’ll take a few bites and feel nauseous. Do you still take personal clients as a dietician? I could probably use the professional help.

  • I’ve not heard of this guy, he seems really kind and hes made amazing progress, however he needs to have his videos reviewed by a personal trainer next: his form in that clip of his lifts, hes going to throw his back out and/or cause insane muscle damage.

  • Abbey, I really enjoy your videos! Thank you for always being sassy and Scientific! Your videos have given me a plethora of knowledge and heightened my awareness on diet culture. Also, giving me confidence in trusting my intuitive eating. Thank you Thank you!

    If possible I’d love for you to review Anna Victoria’s what I eat in a day. Also would like to see a video on suggested foods during a women’s menstrual cycle.
    Thank you so much for everything ��

  • I don’t think it’s respectful to tell a marginalized group that bares the brunt of social judgement not to create spaces to celebrate themselves (i.e world obesity day). Weight may not have made him a better person, by becoming not fat he is no longer baring the brunt of that social judgement and hatred. Also as someone who ways you can’t hate yourself into taking care of yourself, he should be acknowledging that the body positive and haas community teach many people about self love. To be honnest, I don’t think there is any respectful way to disparage these communities, only ways to phrase it more digestibly. The idea that the politeness of delivery somehow makes something right, is the other end of tone policing and often makes people like John authorities on experiences they no longer share. Too often I see post fat people celebrated for their now REALLY problematic views of fatness or safe fat communities.

  • i mean, considering that oil is high calorie, it’s easier to gain or lose if you use or don’t:/ that’s why she says not to use if youre trying to lose weight

  • I’m so glad that both of you talk about how you can be overweight, but still healthy because I think I fall into that category. Overweight does not equal obese.
    Disclaimer: unnecessary information about my weight and struggles beyond this point, and a mini rant about how the doctors I’ve been to put too much emphasis on the number on the scale instead of overall health and give generic “one-size-fits-all” advice if your weight is above the “healthy” range in any manner.

    I’ve tried dieting, vegetarianism, cutting out sugar, working out like crazy, cardio and HIIT, drinking green tea like it was water, cutting calories (and even increasing calories because I don’t think I was getting enough and my body was just clinging to it), cutting dairy, intermittent fasting, etc. I’m almost 20, about 5’0″, and my weight doesn’t drop below 150. I know that’s about 15 pounds heavier than what is considered to be in the “healthy” range, but I don’t feel sluggish or have intense sugar cravings, I’m able to exercise regularly, I try to listen to my body when it wants something (especially now that I’m pregnant), and i just overall feel healthy. I don’t have issues sleeping and only occasional bathroom issues (but I’ve had those since I was little, so I don’t think weight has much, if anything at all, to do with that).

    My husband says that he thinks I’m healthier than I’ve ever been. The heaviest I’ve ever been was, I think, 192 lbs when I was 16 or 17 years old, and now I’m here with a pre-pregnancy weight of 150-155 lbs. My body is pretty evenly distributed, pre-pregnancy I was told I only looked about 135 lbs maybe 140, but everytime I have visited a doctor, just on regular checkups, they have always said “no carbs and do 30 minutes of cardio every single day because your weight is above the healthy zone.” I don’t like the focus on the number, and the lack of focus on my overall health and how I feel phsyically. They also didn’t even ask what my caloric intake was and when I started tracking my meals, I noticed it was a struggle for me to reach even 1200 calories, which is what was recommend I “cut down” to, I wasn’t eating enough, but it was assumed, because of the number, that I over indulged myself regularly. Instead of recommending me a nutritionist, I was given a “plan” with a one-size-fits-all sticker and my problem wasn’t even overconsumption, as assumed. My blood was tested, I’m not prediabetic, I don’t have high cholesterol or high blood pressure or high blood sugar, I had a fair level of vitamins (except for vitamin d because I hardly went out into the sun, haha), I didn’t have too much sodium and my menstration was regular. When I eat right and regularly, even without moderate exercise, my weight never goes above 155, except for maybe a pound or two, so I think that my body just carries a little extra weight naturally. I have a smaller waist and larger torso/hips (so just a generic hourglass shape, with slightly larger /extremities/ to be less graphic), and my frame is pretty small, but the weight is distributed fairly. No part of me, before pregnancy, was exponentially larger than another. I’ve tried lots of things, and nothing makes my weight drop below 150, maybe a pound or two, but it usually stays in that range. I also have quite a bit of muscle in my legs, arms and abs, even if they are covered by a little bit of fat. Muscle weighs more and takes up less space which would explain why I look like I weigh less than I do.

    I got so discouraged looking at the number that I would cry to my husband about how nothing is working even though I had been trying so hard, I was just trying to get healthier so we could have a healthy pregnancy, and he basically forbade me from even getting on the scale because I was getting obsessive. He would have thrown it out if we didn’t need it for weigh-ins with the midwife. He said he could tell by looking at me that what I was doing was working, and that I was just upsetting myself, and that he actually would prefer me to have a little extra weight, not only because he finds it more attractive but because he thinks it’s better to have a bit of fat stores for the baby to use in case I’m not getting enough to eat throughout the day, which is a problem I’ve had for a long time (going on two regular sized meals, that weren’t all that balanced, throughout the day and no snacks between or before bed while trying to exercise and do a bunch of housework which depletes energy). My belly is the only thing that has gotten bigger since getting pregnant and my friend told me she wants to wait until about a month before the due date to have the baby shower because I have to “actually look pregnant.”

  • Damn. Does this guy look like he needs a supplement? Look at his glow, his energy, his physique, his colourful food! TBH you look and sound like you could learn something from him.

  • I am becky by name am here to give my testimony about Dr abumere who

    helped m.. i want to inform

    the public how i was cured

    from (HERPES SIMPLEX

    VIRUS) by Dr abumere, i visited

    different hospital but they

    gave me list of drugs like

    Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex

    which is very expensive to

    treat the symptoms and

    never cured me. I was

    browsing through the

    Internet searching for

    remedy on HERPES and i

    saw comment of people

    talking about how Dr abumere

    cured them. when i

    contacted him he gave me

    hope and send a Herbal

    medicine to me that i took

    for just 2 weeks and it

    seriously worked for me, my

    HERPES result came out

    negative. I am so happy as i

    am sharing this testimony.

    My advice to you all who

    thinks that their is no cure

    for herpes that is Not true

    just contact him and get cure

    from Dr abumere healing spell

    cure of all kinds of sickness

    you may have. Remember

    delay in treatment leads to

    death.. email him at

    [email protected] or call him at +2349021975055

  • 99% of you won’t read this….

    But to the 1% that does, I just want to let you know that you are beautiful and whatever struggles you are going through will come to pass. Stay blessed and nothing but love from a small YouTuber. Would appreciate any love and support back ��

  • While I don’t necessarily agree with his views presented on body positivity (I think it’s important for everyone to be able to love their bodies, regardless), I also don’t think we should celebrate obesity the same way we shouldn’t celebrate people being way too thin (but we also shouldn’t shame them!)

    It is really nice to see someone who struggled with an ED have a healthy relationship with food. I’ve been really struggling to get there, so its really inspiring to see someone who overcame that and does have a healthy relationship with food.

  • i love this kind, informative review. i’m a college student and an rd to-be, so i absolutely love watching these kinds of videos! thank you for sharing!!

  • Watched about 10 minutes, seemed like she was generally gonna approve of it, so enough.
    I actually prefer my diet. For about 15 years I’ve lived 92% on fluid dairy products, milk and cream (cow product, not vegan.) For me fluid dairy products pop more than solid food, perhaps because of the water and they have a really bright taste. On my last blood/urine tests I came up perfect in all 80 categories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYTGUu1JXNs

  • I have to find the name of this Netflix documentary and post what the drs said about oil. They were against it and they used a personal story from a vegan who wasnt losing any weight because of all the oil she used. Not saying I support the no oil diet but maybe this is one of the places where that idea got started and we could discuss

  • I think you did a fair review. I’m a big fan of Obese to Beast, and I enjoyed hearing your perspective. I’m getting into actively working on my nutrition so I’m stoked to enjoy your channel too.

  • terminology can indeed be confusing! in Italy, a ‘dietitian’ (dietista) is someone who hold graduated from university after a 3-years course. he/she can only work in collaboration with a MD, and follow the doctor’s indications for the patient. they usually follow diabetic patients, nephritic,.. and frequently work in hospitals in a multi-disciplinary team. on the other hand, a nutritionist (nutrizionista) is someone who holds a Msc in Biology/nutrition biology and can work on his own, without necessarily having a MD’s indications for his/her patients. I’m glad I now know the english terminology as well!

  • I’m vegan and I try to get in oil and healthy fat into my diet but I’ve started counting calories since I’m trying to gain weight and I’ve added quite a bit of food into my diet but I’ve noticed when I make tofu cook onion or fry up some potatoes or bake them that the amount of oil just takes up a large portion of my calories and I’m getting in about 2800 a day. I try to eat quite a bit of avocado, peanut butter, nuts and seeds and to me oil itself doesn’t satisfy me as much as putting peanut butter on toast with flax seeds and not just bread with vegetable oil butter. Could be all in my head.

  • I love obese to beast, hes so nice, so many fitness channels are so mean and make me feel bad if I don’t eat perfect but hes so nice to everyone and very careful about what he says

  • Derek is a good example of a human being in general. He is always kind to people. The vegan diet he eats is absolutely healthy for the human body, it’s better for the environment unlike meat and dairy, it’s kind to the innocent animals who don’t deserve to die, and it does not cause zoonotic diseases like covid-19. Go Derek!!!!

  • I get the point about asking a nutritionist about their qualifications but they could really say anything and my eyes would just glaze over and I would say “uh huh, yeah, okay” and move on with my life. I am not qualified to recognise a properly educated nutritionist. And isn’t this a catch-22? You need to be a qualified dietitian in order to correctly recognise another dietitian or nutritionist.

  • I eat oatmeal almost every morning and struggle with getting enough protein, so what would you recommend adding to the oatmeal for more protein?

  • I love obese to beast, hes so nice, so many fitness channels are so mean and make me feel bad if I don’t eat perfect but hes so nice to everyone and very careful about what he says

  • Well we have to admit it Derek is that kind of person that u cant say anything wrong about him, hes just a human being as we all should be. And i liked the review a lot!��

  • I used to absolutely adore his channel and thinks he promotes weight loss in a healthy way, more so than so many influencers. However after he made a video about Sierra when she had just discovered that she had PCOS and targeted her weight, I was so disappointed. It was so triggering to hear someone diminish a woman’s health struggles which was something I thought he was against ��

  • As a fan of Derek who uses a lot of oil in my cooking and takes supplements, I feel entirely legitimated in my life choices!:P
    Thank you Abbey!!

  • Abbey I just want to say how much I appreciate this series. I don’t think I’d have clicked on a video just focused on dispensing the education you drop throughout, but this format is such a perfect blend of entertainment and teaching!

  • Love the oil advocate. Why not use oil?.. Umm, why not eat whole foods? Especially when whole foods are much harder to over eat than oil.

  • I don’t understand why every YouTuber fitness woman is vegan!!! Whyyyyy whyyy is everyone afraid of dairy and meat!? Whey is such a good protein especially for muscle building. Why people. I’m really over the trend of eating dairy free etc when there isn’t a lactose intolerance. It’s not actually “healthier” guys ����‍♀️

  • Why do you keep saying slow burning carbs with whole grains when fruit is actually lower on the glycemic index and therefore by definition don’t spike blood sugar….??

  • Damn. Does this guy look like he needs a supplement? Look at his glow, his energy, his physique, his colourful food! TBH you look and sound like you could learn something from him.

  • Correct me if I’m wrong, but it wasn’t a sponsored video so she doesn’t have to disclose. The video wasn’t sponsored by the product, she just has a promo code through them and probably gets a kickback if people use her code/link. Different than a sponsored video

  • You just gained a sub. Though it would be nice if you edited the footage in rather than film the screen because the audio levels are way off. thanks

  • I never throw out juice pulp! It makes it’s way into crackers, muffins and breads. I freeze it for smoothies. I love vegetable juice but hate waste.

  • How do you know it’s an ad? I’m not saying it isn’t an ad bc I didn’t see the video but all she gave was a discount code. Lots of times people are just sent things and they share them if they choose too. Just because somebody talks about a product in their video doesn’t mean they are selling it. Just curious how you are sure it’s an ad because I just know a lot of the time people get sent things and talk about them and it’s not even sponsored or a partnership. Idk please explain!!

  • I feel like your judging things that she didn’t have any clue about, and I feel as if that’s not fair. She’s a very healthy person, and I don’t understand why your being so rude about her diet.

  • I read the ingredients of that peanut butterReally, Really Bad! To me, that isn’t even food. If I have peanut butter, I buy Pics. 1 ingredient; peanuts.

  • You don’t understand nutrition.

    Ever since I went high-fat low-carb I have never gotten hangry.

    Being hangry essentially means that your body is struggling with low blood sugars because you are not swapping to fat burning mode efficiently.

    I went from getting hangry 2 to 3 hours after eating tubing able to do a 3-day fast feeling amazing drinking mostly just diet sodas and tea. why diet soda while because I had a job where I work 10-hour shifts with no breaks or lunches and tea that has been made 16 hours ago, doesn’t sound super appealing at that point. In the water just smelled and tasted nasty.

    do low-carb for 3 to 6 months I doubt you will ever get angry again maybe you can still get angry after going low carb and properly fat burning, but low blood sugar issues and being hangry is a clear issue in my head now of on health metabolicly. being able to swap from carbs to fats and being able to produce your own carbs from your fats and proteins in my mind is what a healthy metabolism does.

    the only thing you should be having to do is either exercise to burn off excess carbs you consumed or add cinnamon to help reduce the insulin strain other than that you should not be spiking in having sudden falls of your blood sugar.

    so instead of eating oats you can have chia seeds hemp seeds and almond milk with some heavy cream or coconut cream a little bit of peanut butters and sweetener. Almond butter if you have a little bit more to your. Or maybe like a quest cinnamon twists protein powder…

    I feel like nutrition is moving at a breakneck Pace and if you don’t relearn what you know you are functioning off of Newtonian dieting, and I’m trying to learn general relativity dieting.

    it doesn’t mean that all the stuff you know doesn’t exactly work but it’s just not really truly optimal when you’re really trying to dial in.

  • If u calorie count, you will discover that adding small amount of oil or butter only increases calories like 10-15% but improves the vegetable flavour 100%

  • I would love to hear your thoughts on the argument that carbs are technically a “non-essential” nutrient since everything that a carbohydrate can provide can be met with proteins and fats (or ketones). This is mostly popular among the keto lifestyle, especially when talking about longevity, but with so many fitness people choosing high carb macros (50% and above), what benefits do carbohydrates give other than quick bursts of energy?

  • I’m SUCH a huge fan of your videos! I actually recently decided to shift my career to a more health-focused path and am currently studying to become a certified holistic health coach, and you’re such a huge inspiration to me. It was also really nice to hear your message in the beginning of the video regarding registered dietitians and nutritionists! Thank you so much for being so informative in all of your videos! <3

  • Clicked on this vid to see what your honest review of Derek was. You lost me within the first minute with your fucking product plugger. See ya

  • I dont agree with Abbey a lot in some of her videos, but I like your channel because it gives valuable information. He can eat a lot of carbs because of his active lifestyle. I realize when I started working out instead of 40 min 4x a week, i started doing 1hour 40 min (30 min of cardio-treadmill, stair master) my body was calling for more food, I stayed healthy, but i def. added more protein and carbs with my additional meal.

  • Abbey, I hesitated to watch this video for a few days due to his controversial opinions on the HAES movement. I used to watch him when I was in the midst of disordered eating. I appreciate you talking about the subject, even if I don’t entirely agree with what you said about some things, but you always approach these things as well as you can and I appreciate that you’re always trying to learn. I appreciate this video as always and agreed with most of what you said. Thanks as always!

  • what kind of fool does not toast their pumpkin seeds before eating them? smh, there’s no point in making your food gross on purpose.

  • I weigh my food cause I’m type 1 diabetic and it’s the most accurate way to calculate carbs. Doing this triggers my disordered eating but I can’t really get around it ��

  • I would appreciate if you would review ‘the snake juice’ diet. I cant get passed the guys shtick to really listen to what he is trying so hard to say.

  • how can you be vegan, when there are oxalates on most of the plants, their consumption leads to kidney stones.
    correct me if I’m wrong

  • Regarding the risk of weight cycling in comparison to remaining morbidly obese, shouldn’t the question be focused on social and systemic factors that prevent people from keeping the weight off? I think it’s very short-sighted to present morbid obesity and weight cycling as almost the only two options without really asking why that’s the case, with the third and less likely option being a successful intervention based entirely on the willpower of the individual. John’s journey represents that third option. The only large-scale solution to the health risks posed by obesity is the social adoption of a non-judgemental, preventionist model that makes a balanced diet and the means to enjoy exercise accessible to everyone, even those who work long hours for low pay (especially them!). The issue of obesity has serious implications for the society we live in and how it must change, and it’s a little faint-hearted to shrink away from stating those implications.

  • Hey Abbey! I was wondering if you would do a video on Swolenormous? His channel recently hit 100,000 subscribers and I would love to hear what you think about him and his elimination diet. I hope you see this, have a great day! ��

  • How do people have time to do this?? I would love to just do these things all day �� I work 8-13 hour days being a mail lady. I need to figure out good things to eat that doesn’t have to stay cold all day and can be eaten at “room” temperature. Coolers only work for about half the day. Especially when it is super hot out.

  • I’m SUCH a huge fan of your videos! I actually recently decided to shift my career to a more health-focused path and am currently studying to become a certified holistic health coach, and you’re such a huge inspiration to me. It was also really nice to hear your message in the beginning of the video regarding registered dietitians and nutritionists! Thank you so much for being so informative in all of your videos! <3

  • I think John is absolutely one of the most sensitive weight loss influencers! Such a down to earth guy, very kind and accepting of everyone. He cares for people and wants them to experience happiness. As someone who’s lost a significant amount of weight myself, I appreciate his perspectives so much! I started becoming more active and eating primarily whole foods, coming from the premise of wanting to get into better cardiovascular health and weight loss just happened to be a side effect. I can say I’m happier now in some ways, and less happy in others. I still struggle with food addiction, so it’s important for me to say no to indulgences or track occasionally, because binging isn’t good for me mentally or physically. My unhappiness definitely comes from my own insecurities, but it’s greatly outweighed by the joy I experience from being able to tackle an intermediate hike or jog a mile easily. Thanks, John, for all you do!

  • I love seeing Americans trying natto! So fun �� When I grew up eating it, we add some Japanese mustard, soy sauce, and green onion over rice! After introducing it to my partner, and seeing his reaction, I now realize it’s not easily received ������ very brave!

  • Every time she is reviewing a vegan eat in a day, she seems to be so obsessed with protein and oil. Food has protein (spinach, rice, nuts, etc). Nuts and seeds have natural oils.

  • All she’s (the dietician) doing is taking nonsense and promoting herself. Have you not seen what Maddie can do or what she looks like? She has abs, muscles, and is so strong. So obviously she’s doing something right. I understand you are a dietician, but you don’t need to nitpick everything she does. For example, the green juice. It’s fruit. What’s wrong with that? She clearly says she’s not trying to detox herself. Jeez

  • Sorry nutritionist, not regulated means you can call your self anytime. In the old days we called them quacks. The problem self proclaimed expert is that many are just in for the money, trying to generate as much views as possible, their clips are rife with myths, half truths and unproven facts. For example it is still not proven that anti oxidants really help, first it is not very good absorb from food, second you make it naturally, third you can upset the balance in your body, forth it seems that free radical are used by the body to get rid of bad cells such as cancer. Still more research is needed but so far no research has definitely shown that anti oxidants in your food will prevent you from getting for example cancer. This message is so pervasive, even registered dietitians are promoting it. Even the USA has removed the beneficial effects from anti oxidants from the guide lines. And this is just one example. There are so many myths and frankly i do not believe they are helpful. It only muddy the water more than anything else.

  • Thank you so much for this review. I love Maddie’s fitness videos and I have seen a few of her what I eat in a day videos, and as a vegetarian I have been interested in trying her recipes. I am however turned off by her lack of qualifications. I think she could be great if she got a degree in exercise science or nutrition. So I appreciate hearing from a more professional perspective that overall I can trust her judgment but just take it with a grain of salt. I agree with many other comments that she has such great energy and I love that she shows off how much she eats while still eating healthy.

  • Sorry nutritionist, not regulated means you can call your self anytime. In the old days we called them quacks. The problem self proclaimed expert is that many are just in for the money, trying to generate as much views as possible, their clips are rife with myths, half truths and unproven facts. For example it is still not proven that anti oxidants really help, first it is not very good absorb from food, second you make it naturally, third you can upset the balance in your body, forth it seems that free radical are used by the body to get rid of bad cells such as cancer. Still more research is needed but so far no research has definitely shown that anti oxidants in your food will prevent you from getting for example cancer. This message is so pervasive, even registered dietitians are promoting it. Even the USA has removed the beneficial effects from anti oxidants from the guide lines. And this is just one example. There are so many myths and frankly i do not believe they are helpful. It only muddy the water more than anything else.

  • Ok at 14:00 you mentioned that we can eat our favorite meal, at any time of the day, does it work for everything? I don’t know why, eating oat with « fromage blanc » (sorry I don’t remember the name in English, it’s like yogourt but not really and a tea spoon of peanut better at dinner, can I eat it oat with nuts at dinner, I really love it but in my mind I thought it wasn’t a good ideas because a the amount of fat, and because 3h later I go to sleep?

  • Lololol who even are you? You literally made a video to criticize her and obviously did not do your research. Why would anyone believe anything you say when you don’t even know what you’re talking about. You watched ONE video. Thumbs down for yours.

  • I think you did a fair review. I’m a big fan of Obese to Beast, and I enjoyed hearing your perspective. I’m getting into actively working on my nutrition so I’m stoked to enjoy your channel too.

  • Wash and precut veggies and store in a large container. Then you are set for several days. I eat way more variety in my veggies that way.

  • I definitely have the problem with having the same breakfast every day, it’s usually oatmeal with fruits or eggs with a piece of bread.

  • Love abbeys videos!!! Love the research, the disclaimers on ads and sponsorships, and the facts!!! Abbey doesn’t hate on anyone she just breaks down the information and talks about facts and science which I am a huge fan of. There’s so much weird and false nutrition info online and these videos are so helpful!

  • Just became totally obsessed with your chanel. You are so educated!!!! Love how friendly you are and your overall outlook on nutrition. So excited to have come across your chanel! xoxo

  • What about the fact he advocates weight loss and restriction of calories? I miss pro haes and anti diet culture Abby. I loved watching your videos because it used to help me not diet and restrict and have food be the enemy but the more you let diet culture in your videos the more you seem to shift your stance

  • Why do you almost never talk about micronutrients? A fifth grader can comment on macros. I really don’t get the appeal of every video being “I like the fats from the seeds/nuts/dressing, the carbs from the grains/rice/potatoes, fibre from the fruits/veggies and the protein from the meat/tofu”.

  • Watched about 10 minutes, seemed like she was generally gonna approve of it, so enough.
    I actually prefer my diet. For about 15 years I’ve lived 92% on fluid dairy products, milk and cream (cow product, not vegan.) For me fluid dairy products pop more than solid food, perhaps because of the water and they have a really bright taste. On my last blood/urine tests I came up perfect in all 80 categories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYTGUu1JXNs

  • I eat oatmeal almost every morning and struggle with getting enough protein, so what would you recommend adding to the oatmeal for more protein?

  • Well we have to admit it Derek is that kind of person that u cant say anything wrong about him, hes just a human being as we all should be. And i liked the review a lot!��

  • The problem with nuts and seeds is the higher omega 6 to omega3 ratio.. polyunsaturated fats are also highly unstable and oxidize verry easily and verry quickly when exposed to air, light and heat. The nuts and seeds you buy on the shelves, nut butters, flax seed oil ect by the time you buy these products oxidation has allready occurred. Your almond butters all sitting on the shelves in clear jars exposed to light and heat
    A molecule altered in any way shape or form is useless (physics and chem 101) or not the same as it was before altered no longer with the same functions… instead it is harmful.
    The nuts and seeds you buy also don’t have to taste rancid for you to notice.. so the best choice is fresh nuts in their shell straight from the tree.
    Oats have high omega 6 and polyunsaturated content, we know omega6s to be pro inflammatory.
    We need a ballance, that’s why you should include fish because only fish has EPA and DHA which is needed to make the omega acids more bioavailable. Plant source omega 3 only contains ALA which is not the best kind.
    Vegetable oils, canola are mostly all hydrogenated and again oxidize when you use it for cooking at even a low heat. Olive oil is a better choice but still a fragile oil, use to cook on low to moderate heat.
    It’s not saturated fats or even sugar that’s killing us, it’s the polyunsaturated fats, oxidative stress. Because the Food we eat nowadays not fresh

    Eat food fresh!

  • I think John is absolutely one of the most sensitive weight loss influencers! Such a down to earth guy, very kind and accepting of everyone. He cares for people and wants them to experience happiness. As someone who’s lost a significant amount of weight myself, I appreciate his perspectives so much! I started becoming more active and eating primarily whole foods, coming from the premise of wanting to get into better cardiovascular health and weight loss just happened to be a side effect. I can say I’m happier now in some ways, and less happy in others. I still struggle with food addiction, so it’s important for me to say no to indulgences or track occasionally, because binging isn’t good for me mentally or physically. My unhappiness definitely comes from my own insecurities, but it’s greatly outweighed by the joy I experience from being able to tackle an intermediate hike or jog a mile easily. Thanks, John, for all you do!

  • >I dont think we can make assumptions about why or how someone in the size that they are

    You don’t get fat if you don’t eat more than you need. There may be many reasons you eat more than you need, but if you don’t eat more than you need you will not gain weight.

  • Hey Abbey! What’s your view on eating eggs and eggs yolk every day? I’m into resistance training and I try to eat plenty of protein. I’m also vegetarian, so eggs are my go to protein source (along with cottage cheese, tofu etc). A lot of people around me warn me not to eat more than two whole eggs a day and I tend to eat 2 whole eggs and 2 egg whites every day. I have read some articles out there and nutritionists seem to disagree! Thanks!

  • Where did she come up with 60% carbs, 24% fats & 16% protein? How can she know that, or does Derek state that in one of his videos? I’m asking, because obviously she wasn’t there to measure out all of his ingredients.

  • please review lilykoihawaii!! she does a whole foods vegan higher carb lower fat diet, and she cites a LOT of research and science in her videos, but i don’t think (i’m not totally sure….) if she has any formal education in nutrition, so i’m not sure how well/accurately she’s interpreting the research articles she reads/references. also i can’t tell if she’s too extreme or not… i’m not sure if she really is sharing the secrets to perfect health and i’m just too stuck in what i want to do to listen to her, or if the little voice in my head saying her diet recommendations might border on the orthorexic is actually correct….

    thank you! love your videos

  • People who are overweight and metabolically healthy end up being unhealthy down the road. People overweight by itself is unhealthy.

  • Abby, I would think that giving a platform to someone who actively promotes fatphobia and bullies people would be against your whole philosophy and morals. Please take this video down! Thanks!

  • So many health/fitness videos have undisclosed affiliate links that I have to go through every description to make sure every persons opinion is there own

  • I am becky by name am here to give my testimony about Dr abumere who

    helped m.. i want to inform

    the public how i was cured

    from (HERPES SIMPLEX

    VIRUS) by Dr abumere, i visited

    different hospital but they

    gave me list of drugs like

    Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex

    which is very expensive to

    treat the symptoms and

    never cured me. I was

    browsing through the

    Internet searching for

    remedy on HERPES and i

    saw comment of people

    talking about how Dr abumere

    cured them. when i

    contacted him he gave me

    hope and send a Herbal

    medicine to me that i took

    for just 2 weeks and it

    seriously worked for me, my

    HERPES result came out

    negative. I am so happy as i

    am sharing this testimony.

    My advice to you all who

    thinks that their is no cure

    for herpes that is Not true

    just contact him and get cure

    from Dr abumere healing spell

    cure of all kinds of sickness

    you may have. Remember

    delay in treatment leads to

    death.. email him at

    [email protected] or call him at +2349021975055

  • Love obese to beast but by good Americans eat processed food!

    Abby can you please review elsas wholesome life she is vegan but eats very healthy would be good to see your perspective.

  • Almond milk+pb2+the only palatable walden farms product (maple walnut syrup)= you’re welcome. You can use SF puddings and microwave them with berries it tastes like pie.

  • Eww how does this woman have followers? Who would base their business around bashing other people’s YouTube videos? Sad. Her and her followers are clearly trump supporting haters who feed off putting others down. We need less of these people in the world.

  • one thing you didnt discuss is sodium. i think a lot of his food looked great but i suspect he goes significantly over the 1500mg per day recommended to optimize blood pressure and reduce stomach cancer risk.

  • Would you consider reviewing vegan Zanna Van Dijk? I don’t know if she’s massively popular but I think her meals are just, great��.

  • one thing you didnt discuss is sodium. i think a lot of his food looked great but i suspect he goes significantly over the 1500mg per day recommended to optimize blood pressure and reduce stomach cancer risk.

  • How do you know it’s an ad? I’m not saying it isn’t an ad bc I didn’t see the video but all she gave was a discount code. Lots of times people are just sent things and they share them if they choose too. Just because somebody talks about a product in their video doesn’t mean they are selling it. Just curious how you are sure it’s an ad because I just know a lot of the time people get sent things and talk about them and it’s not even sponsored or a partnership. Idk please explain!!

  • I get the point about asking a nutritionist about their qualifications but they could really say anything and my eyes would just glaze over and I would say “uh huh, yeah, okay” and move on with my life. I am not qualified to recognise a properly educated nutritionist. And isn’t this a catch-22? You need to be a qualified dietitian in order to correctly recognise another dietitian or nutritionist.

  • I need to watch more of your videos �� I see a nutritionist because I’m too thin and don’t get enough protein or consistent nutrient diversity ��

  • If u calorie count, you will discover that adding small amount of oil or butter only increases calories like 10-15% but improves the vegetable flavour 100%

  • Wow, Maddie’s juice choice make you cringe!, you make me cringe! Her body is craving a juice after a bit of indulging the night before. Her taste buds do not run her diet, she is here exercising dietary balance. we could all benefit from a little more of that.

  • Would you consider reviewing vegan Zanna Van Dijk? I don’t know if she’s massively popular but I think her meals are just, great��.

  • I am becky by name am here to give my testimony about Dr abumere who

    helped m.. i want to inform

    the public how i was cured

    from (HERPES SIMPLEX

    VIRUS) by Dr abumere, i visited

    different hospital but they

    gave me list of drugs like

    Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex

    which is very expensive to

    treat the symptoms and

    never cured me. I was

    browsing through the

    Internet searching for

    remedy on HERPES and i

    saw comment of people

    talking about how Dr abumere

    cured them. when i

    contacted him he gave me

    hope and send a Herbal

    medicine to me that i took

    for just 2 weeks and it

    seriously worked for me, my

    HERPES result came out

    negative. I am so happy as i

    am sharing this testimony.

    My advice to you all who

    thinks that their is no cure

    for herpes that is Not true

    just contact him and get cure

    from Dr abumere healing spell

    cure of all kinds of sickness

    you may have. Remember

    delay in treatment leads to

    death.. email him at

    [email protected] or call him at +2349021975055

  • Hi Abbey Sharp can i make a request and ask if you can do a video of sugar substitutions as in monk fruit, stevia, rice malt syrup, pure maple syrup that kind of thing?

  • The first time I ever saw a cooking spray was on YouTube. We don’t have these in Switzerland and they seem like an unnecessary source of waste to me. Spray bottles are so hard to recycle. Just use oil or butter directly.

  • The first time I ever saw a cooking spray was on YouTube. We don’t have these in Switzerland and they seem like an unnecessary source of waste to me. Spray bottles are so hard to recycle. Just use oil or butter directly.

  • I’m so glad that both of you talk about how you can be overweight, but still healthy because I think I fall into that category. Overweight does not equal obese.
    Disclaimer: unnecessary information about my weight and struggles beyond this point, and a mini rant about how the doctors I’ve been to put too much emphasis on the number on the scale instead of overall health and give generic “one-size-fits-all” advice if your weight is above the “healthy” range in any manner.

    I’ve tried dieting, vegetarianism, cutting out sugar, working out like crazy, cardio and HIIT, drinking green tea like it was water, cutting calories (and even increasing calories because I don’t think I was getting enough and my body was just clinging to it), cutting dairy, intermittent fasting, etc. I’m almost 20, about 5’0″, and my weight doesn’t drop below 150. I know that’s about 15 pounds heavier than what is considered to be in the “healthy” range, but I don’t feel sluggish or have intense sugar cravings, I’m able to exercise regularly, I try to listen to my body when it wants something (especially now that I’m pregnant), and i just overall feel healthy. I don’t have issues sleeping and only occasional bathroom issues (but I’ve had those since I was little, so I don’t think weight has much, if anything at all, to do with that).

    My husband says that he thinks I’m healthier than I’ve ever been. The heaviest I’ve ever been was, I think, 192 lbs when I was 16 or 17 years old, and now I’m here with a pre-pregnancy weight of 150-155 lbs. My body is pretty evenly distributed, pre-pregnancy I was told I only looked about 135 lbs maybe 140, but everytime I have visited a doctor, just on regular checkups, they have always said “no carbs and do 30 minutes of cardio every single day because your weight is above the healthy zone.” I don’t like the focus on the number, and the lack of focus on my overall health and how I feel phsyically. They also didn’t even ask what my caloric intake was and when I started tracking my meals, I noticed it was a struggle for me to reach even 1200 calories, which is what was recommend I “cut down” to, I wasn’t eating enough, but it was assumed, because of the number, that I over indulged myself regularly. Instead of recommending me a nutritionist, I was given a “plan” with a one-size-fits-all sticker and my problem wasn’t even overconsumption, as assumed. My blood was tested, I’m not prediabetic, I don’t have high cholesterol or high blood pressure or high blood sugar, I had a fair level of vitamins (except for vitamin d because I hardly went out into the sun, haha), I didn’t have too much sodium and my menstration was regular. When I eat right and regularly, even without moderate exercise, my weight never goes above 155, except for maybe a pound or two, so I think that my body just carries a little extra weight naturally. I have a smaller waist and larger torso/hips (so just a generic hourglass shape, with slightly larger /extremities/ to be less graphic), and my frame is pretty small, but the weight is distributed fairly. No part of me, before pregnancy, was exponentially larger than another. I’ve tried lots of things, and nothing makes my weight drop below 150, maybe a pound or two, but it usually stays in that range. I also have quite a bit of muscle in my legs, arms and abs, even if they are covered by a little bit of fat. Muscle weighs more and takes up less space which would explain why I look like I weigh less than I do.

    I got so discouraged looking at the number that I would cry to my husband about how nothing is working even though I had been trying so hard, I was just trying to get healthier so we could have a healthy pregnancy, and he basically forbade me from even getting on the scale because I was getting obsessive. He would have thrown it out if we didn’t need it for weigh-ins with the midwife. He said he could tell by looking at me that what I was doing was working, and that I was just upsetting myself, and that he actually would prefer me to have a little extra weight, not only because he finds it more attractive but because he thinks it’s better to have a bit of fat stores for the baby to use in case I’m not getting enough to eat throughout the day, which is a problem I’ve had for a long time (going on two regular sized meals, that weren’t all that balanced, throughout the day and no snacks between or before bed while trying to exercise and do a bunch of housework which depletes energy). My belly is the only thing that has gotten bigger since getting pregnant and my friend told me she wants to wait until about a month before the due date to have the baby shower because I have to “actually look pregnant.”

  • I read the ingredients of that peanut butterReally, Really Bad! To me, that isn’t even food. If I have peanut butter, I buy Pics. 1 ingredient; peanuts.

  • As a fan of Derek who uses a lot of oil in my cooking and takes supplements, I feel entirely legitimated in my life choices!:P
    Thank you Abbey!!

  • Great video, Abbey. Derek has helped and inspired many people. Curious to know if you’ve ever tried a properly done whole foods plant based diet yourself?

  • As a vegan trying to ensure I’m getting the right amount of nutrients whilst also not giving up deliciousness in the process, and thus a recent fan of Derek’s channel, I found this review to be seemingly unbiased, very detailed and extremely helpful, thank you!

  • What about the fact he advocates weight loss and restriction of calories? I miss pro haes and anti diet culture Abby. I loved watching your videos because it used to help me not diet and restrict and have food be the enemy but the more you let diet culture in your videos the more you seem to shift your stance

  • Could you make a video of completely calorie free food? The ingredient box on those products is usually super weird and looks like straight up chemicals! I think a really well known brand is Walden Farms

  • Vegan diet videos are always so depressing for me because I have anaphylactic reactions to peanuts, lentils, soy, chickpeas, green peas,yellow peas… and a bunch of other nuts and beans. I actually can’t even smell or be in the same room as some of these things. Cooking lentils and chickpeas, that in the air makes my eyes swell and me cough �� and peanut butter powder is the most evil invention… my roommates couldn’t use theirs because a puff of that in the air and I’m dead 0-0
    It’s usually a surprise like hmm will this one kill me now? Or this one?
    I can only eat 2 kinds of beans �� every new variety is a gamble, and almonds are the only tree but I can safely eat.
    The worst is soy… I can avoid everything but soy? Oh man… it’s in freaking everything!!! I legit cannot eat most plant proteins and it’s infuriating!

    I try to eat vegetarian as much as I can but I need eggs and sometimes dairy in that case (lactose intolerant ugh… being allergic to 90% of plant proteins �� Militant vegans in that case are terrifying with their all or nothing approach to diet and I’m like dude I only get 1 Epi-pen a year ��
    It’s extremely discouraging as someone who already has so many diet restrictions just based on my body’s over active immune system (oh bananas and avocado… allergic to those too!)

    I do try when I can but lots of vegan people I interact with scare me away and piss me off since I medically cannot be vegan, and that’s the case for a lot of people.:’(

  • i am trying to eat balanced too these days. on every meal i ask myself. is there veg check, is there prptein check is there fat check, is there carbs check

  • I think you wasted your time with Maddie. She is a pretty good role model for young people, women in particular. More natural than most, and her fitness routines are some of the best I’ve seen.

  • Nobody can give Derek advice in nutrition. His lifestyle concerning diet and exercise while enjoying himself is perfect. He inspired me so much to eat healthy and do exercise that I actually like and be more active

  • I dont agree with Abbey a lot in some of her videos, but I like your channel because it gives valuable information. He can eat a lot of carbs because of his active lifestyle. I realize when I started working out instead of 40 min 4x a week, i started doing 1hour 40 min (30 min of cardio-treadmill, stair master) my body was calling for more food, I stayed healthy, but i def. added more protein and carbs with my additional meal.

  • John is literally the nicest, most respectful person I’ve ever seen in the fitness community, and I was a personal trainer. He DOES acknowledge diseases and mental health issues as factors of weightloss, just not often, because that’s not the majority of the cause of obesity, nor is it his experience.

  • Wow, Maddie’s juice choice make you cringe!, you make me cringe! Her body is craving a juice after a bit of indulging the night before. Her taste buds do not run her diet, she is here exercising dietary balance. we could all benefit from a little more of that.

  • Great video.. I would love to see a review on Amy’s vegetarian organic frozen meals. My favorite is the chile relleno bowel. Thanks

  • I had a horrific binge eating disorder & lost 180 pounds over 4 years through diet & exercise, and I have successfully kept it off I don’t think Abbey is well informed or very educated about people who were morbidly obese. I have to use items such as scales etc to assist me with knowing portions. Measuring food helps keep me accountable, I would experience great anxiety if I could not measure my food.Also, I cannot keep items like cookies, candy etc in my house. My brain does not understand eat a few I literally will eat an entire box of cookies in a few hours.

  • Honestly, this was soooooooooooo heartwarming!!! Abbey doesn’t shame anyone, nor John <3 I totally see why John does this, because he is super busy and probably doesn't bother to cook more difficult meals at all.

  • Please stop mentioning the not using oil in every of your videos. It’s annoying and stupid. A lot of vegans clearly eat enough healthy fats and don’t need to consume empty calories such as oil. I’d rather eat avocados and nuts and feel full and satisified and skip the oil that makes me nauseous and sloggy

  • Veggie chopping is too cumbersome for most people?! Lol what?? Lol it doesn’t even take that long to chop veggies… and the whole bit about oil��‍♀️

  • I was Vegan for 2 years and eating nothing but clean! Clean whole food. To just find my self gaining a lot of weight easily and taking more vitamins and supplements to support what was lacking. I exercised as usual and nothing changed from routine when I was vegan and lost tons of muscle mass and gaining a lot of fat. And every day I would feel incomplete like was lacking something. It felt like you lost your phone and can’t find it. A emptiness. I started to suffer from saver IBS problems. The fiber was killing me. Believe me tried everything you can trie to feel better. But no luck. Then I broke and decided to try to reintroduce fish and eggs back into my diet and started to feel a ton better. My IBS was almost obsolete, my skin started to clear up, my muscles started to come back, I started to loose weight again and my mental state changed to more of a positive note and felt like I was not missing anything anymore. I found my phone! Then I started to introduce all animal products back in my diet and felt like I was whole again. I missed me. Thank you Jesus for animals I believe he put them on earth for a reason I’m give thanks to every animal that I put on my plate. This is my experience you my not have the same experience as me being vegan.

  • Can you link to a single case study documented in peer reviewed literature where a vegan became “deficient in fat soluble vitamins”?

  • I don’t think it’s respectful to tell a marginalized group that bares the brunt of social judgement not to create spaces to celebrate themselves (i.e world obesity day). Weight may not have made him a better person, by becoming not fat he is no longer baring the brunt of that social judgement and hatred. Also as someone who ways you can’t hate yourself into taking care of yourself, he should be acknowledging that the body positive and haas community teach many people about self love. To be honnest, I don’t think there is any respectful way to disparage these communities, only ways to phrase it more digestibly. The idea that the politeness of delivery somehow makes something right, is the other end of tone policing and often makes people like John authorities on experiences they no longer share. Too often I see post fat people celebrated for their now REALLY problematic views of fatness or safe fat communities.

  • I have to find the name of this Netflix documentary and post what the drs said about oil. They were against it and they used a personal story from a vegan who wasnt losing any weight because of all the oil she used. Not saying I support the no oil diet but maybe this is one of the places where that idea got started and we could discuss

  • I appreciate John. Although him & I don’t agree on some things, he typically addresses things in a correct manner. With that being said, I think disclaimers are kind of bologna. Just my opinion, but you’re telling us, “this is what I eat, don’t copy me” but then you’re going to use your platform to tell us what you eat anyways. I don’t understand the way of YouTube I guess. Ps: You really messed me up with the cooking spray talk. ����

  • I have found that having my dinner to be my biggest meal gives me more energy throughout the day and good sleep at night as long as i do not eat too close to bed time. I also cook with no fats to eat more food because i love to eat and would rather use up my calories on carbs and still maintain a healthy body fat %.

  • If you try natto, I suggest you eat it with a bowl of Japanese rice. Check out EmmyMadeInJapan, she has a few videos on natto. She makes it look good but phew, the smell of it ain’t the best.

  • Wash and precut veggies and store in a large container. Then you are set for several days. I eat way more variety in my veggies that way.

  • I am becky by name am here to give my testimony about Dr abumere who

    helped m.. i want to inform

    the public how i was cured

    from (HERPES SIMPLEX

    VIRUS) by Dr abumere, i visited

    different hospital but they

    gave me list of drugs like

    Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex

    which is very expensive to

    treat the symptoms and

    never cured me. I was

    browsing through the

    Internet searching for

    remedy on HERPES and i

    saw comment of people

    talking about how Dr abumere

    cured them. when i

    contacted him he gave me

    hope and send a Herbal

    medicine to me that i took

    for just 2 weeks and it

    seriously worked for me, my

    HERPES result came out

    negative. I am so happy as i

    am sharing this testimony.

    My advice to you all who

    thinks that their is no cure

    for herpes that is Not true

    just contact him and get cure

    from Dr abumere healing spell

    cure of all kinds of sickness

    you may have. Remember

    delay in treatment leads to

    death.. email him at

    [email protected] or call him at +2349021975055

  • Abbey, I hesitated to watch this video for a few days due to his controversial opinions on the HAES movement. I used to watch him when I was in the midst of disordered eating. I appreciate you talking about the subject, even if I don’t entirely agree with what you said about some things, but you always approach these things as well as you can and I appreciate that you’re always trying to learn. I appreciate this video as always and agreed with most of what you said. Thanks as always!

  • There are doctors that don’t recommend oil. I listen to them and I guess Simnett does too. That’s why I like his cooking videos.

    https://youtu.be/b_o4YBQPKtQ

  • If you try natto, I suggest you eat it with a bowl of Japanese rice. Check out EmmyMadeInJapan, she has a few videos on natto. She makes it look good but phew, the smell of it ain’t the best.

  • I was wondering if anyone knows of or has found a source for Abbey’s claim that eating a high fat meal slows down protein absorption? I tried looking for one (admiteddly not for very long) and all I could find were weird websites!

  • I’m not trying to yuk anyone’s yum but why do men who have been vegan for a while start looking effeminate, the skin looks dried out, and their eyes always look tired is it a diet issue or just a coincidence?

  • I really appreciated the breakdown in this video. I’m not sure what exactly is sticking out to me, but I’m getting more out of this than the rest in this series (which I already enjoy).

  • People who are overweight and metabolically healthy end up being unhealthy down the road. People overweight by itself is unhealthy.

  • I’m really looking forward to the rest of your male nutrition analysis vids. I bet your male demographic is small, but we’re still here!

  • Thank you cause she has really helped me in a few short workouts feel and be physically strong she has a gift for helping mobility challenged people be able to successfully start and finish exercise, movement and feel great afterwards its all good.

  • I weigh my food cause I’m type 1 diabetic and it’s the most accurate way to calculate carbs. Doing this triggers my disordered eating but I can’t really get around it ��

  • Abbey I just want to say how much I appreciate this series. I don’t think I’d have clicked on a video just focused on dispensing the education you drop throughout, but this format is such a perfect blend of entertainment and teaching!

  • This made me happy:) John is inspirational in many ways and honestly I aspire to have a similarly healthy relationship with food.

  • 2 things: Vegan diets make you eat way too much! My god I don’t eat more than 3 meals a day! Usually I don’t each lunch at all.
    Secondlyvegans seem to be so obsessed with nutrients and vitmans and portion sizes and preparing food, like what is happening here?