What’s Cheap Food Doing to the Physiques


How to Respect Your Body (Even if You Don’t LOVE How it Looks) & Eating Intuitively on a Meal Plan

Video taken from the channel: Abbey Sharp


Your Questions Answered (Aug 21st 2020)

Video taken from the channel: Drbeen Medical Lectures

What Is Cheap Food Doing to Our Bodies? What happens when cost-savings means more calories. The one factor that really seems to have contributed is an increase in the availability of cheap.

Beans are a great source of iron and fiber and can keep your cholesterol levels in check, lower heart disease risk, reduce cancer risk, and keep your body humming for longer periods of time. Hydrating foods cool the body, Dr. Dempsey says, because the more fluid you take in, the better your cells function and the less stressed they are. “Cells that function better are less likely to. Despite being high in fat and calories, nuts and seeds may help you lose weight (3, 4).These foods are crunchy, filling, and loaded with important nutrients that. Long-term effects of eating junk food Eating a poor quality diet high in junk food is linked to a higher risk of obesity, depression, digestive issues, heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabete.

Yes, food is delicious, but at the end of the day we are eating for one reason: to nourish our bodies. And white bread made with refined flour fails to accomplish this goal. “When a grain is. T o stay healthy our bodies need good quality food with nutrients in them. Without these 5 nutrients carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals our bodies would not survive.

A good balanced diet is needed to get the right amount of each nutrient in your body. In this article i will go through each nutrient and tell you what each does and where to find them. Food is the fuel that helps athletes perform their best. Without it, endurance, strength and overall performance will be down.

If you want to get the most out of your workouts and athletic capabilities, your diet should be a top priority in your fitness efforts.. As your body puts out energy through exercise and training, you need to replenish those l ost nutrients, which can be done by. Maybe you bought fast food recently, and maybe you noticed it was cheap, like, really cheap.

T he reasons for that are both macroeconomic, a nd because consumers are adapting to. The food we eat gives our bodies the “information” and materials they need to function properly. If we don’t get the right information, our metabolic processes suffer and our health declines.If we get too much food, or food that gives our bodies the wrong instructions, we can become overweight, undernourished, and at risk for the development of diseases and conditions, such as arthritis.

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Processed foods lose valuable nutrients in the manufacturing process, and both processed foods and junk foods are full of additives and artificial ingredients, all of which are toxic to your body and contribute to inflammation, formation of mucus, and the weakening of your immune system.

“Natural Therapies for Emphysema and COPD: Relief and Healing for Chronic Pulmonary Disorders” by Robert J. Green
from Natural Therapies for Emphysema and COPD: Relief and Healing for Chronic Pulmonary Disorders
by Robert J. Green
Inner Traditions/Bear, 2007

There’s evidence that fats, salt, and refined sugar, consumed in excess, along with additives and toxins in processed foods, may lead to leaky gut syndrome—which creates tiny little holes in our digestive system organs that leak out the good bacteria we need to stay

“Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry's Playbook and Reclaim Your Health” by Vani Hari
from Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry’s Playbook and Reclaim Your Health
by Vani Hari
Hay House, 2019

We are eating tons and tons of sugar and fried and highly processed foods.

“A New Way to Age: The Most Cutting-Edge Advances in Antiaging” by Suzanne Somers
from A New Way to Age: The Most Cutting-Edge Advances in Antiaging
by Suzanne Somers
Gallery Books, 2020

By eating mostly processed junk foods and too much overly cooked foods, you are taxing your digestive system, causing it to work overtime to break down these solid and heavy foods that yield very little nutrients for energy and cell reproduction.

“Melanin Guide to Spiritual Awakening” by J.A.H. Diouck
from Melanin Guide to Spiritual Awakening
by J.A.H. Diouck

Processed and refined foods have less.

“Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening” by Ken Wilber, Terry Patten, Adam Leonard, Marco Morelli
from Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening
by Ken Wilber, Terry Patten, et. al.
Shambhala, 2008

If we buy foods that have already been cooked and treated with chemicals, we are feeding our bodies nothing but junk.

“The Great Indian Diet: Busting the big FAT MYTH” by Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Luke Coutinho
from The Great Indian Diet: Busting the big FAT MYTH
by Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Luke Coutinho
Random House Publishers India Pvt. Limited, 2015

cheap foods with high satiety value, not expensive foods with standardisation.

“Catering Management: An Integrated Approach” by M. Sethi
from Catering Management: An Integrated Approach
by M. Sethi
New Age International (P) Limited, 1995

We become reliant cheaper processed foods, which in the long term, cost us our health tenfold m Our children are suffering from health diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

“The Future of U.S. Farm Policy: Formulation of the 2012 Farm Bill: Hearings Before the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session” by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture
from The Future of U.S. Farm Policy: Formulation of the 2012 Farm Bill: Hearings Before the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session
by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012

Upwards of two-thirds of ad expenditures go to heavily processed foods.

“Modern Esoteric: Beyond Our Senses” by Brad Olsen
from Modern Esoteric: Beyond Our Senses
by Brad Olsen
CCC Publishing, 2017

People are eating more and more, the foods we eat are larger in portion size and contain more calories and fat, and we consume many more calories per day than we require.

“The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness” by Gregory L. Weiss
from The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness
by Gregory L. Weiss
Taylor & Francis, 2017

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  • Question: please Dr I was looking for some references about IgM and IgG response in COVID-19, why they arise together at the same time, isn’t strange?

  • Your lack of a complete and full view, as well as presenting such clearly shows your limits. For things like diet culture, you only mention the negatives. For respecting your body, all the supposed reprogramming from negative to positive is unrealistic. The proper ratio of positives and negatives is what’s truly going to help most individuals set realistic expectations. The way you present it, makes it seem like you need to cut out or change all the negatives, and it’s pandering and is what makes many too soft.

    You are not helping them truly if you think simple positive talk and positive mindset, and positive whatever is going to help them. The negatives do have a place and can be used as a stimulus for motivation and such. It’s a matter of how much is healthy, and how much is too much. This is something that NEEDS to be mentioned, so that people who do have issues with how their mindset is, understand that to fix or solve whatever issues they have, they simply need to, in a sense, rebalance the scales, instead of going in the extreme opposite, from extreme negative to extreme positive.

    If you truly think that all this positive self talk and self love is enough, then you really need to reevaluate everything. Your point of view is very INCOMPLETE, and is even more reason why people should question your content more.

  • Dr. you are an upstanding man. Very clear about your opinion of “NO” on school at this point and exactly why. You really do have a great respect for life. Thank you. Even if someone does not agree, they should respect your stance.

  • Abbey, you have mentioned probiotics and supplements in past videos, are these things that an average person should be taking? If so, how do you find the right one for yourself? I have looked for probiotics in the past, but there are so many!

  • Food is fuel! I don’t over-fuel the car just because it feels good. Why would I over-fuel my body? Once we ditch the idea that food is somehow connected to pleasure and love and social situations, we’ll be healthier.

  • Take down your Coach Greg Video if you have the slightest decency and are willing to admit how wrong your representation of his diet actually was. And maybe you’ll be able to redeem your channel if you start posting some quality content instead of pandering to your subscribers and making ” More spews for more views” type videos. The only thing greg did was burst that bubble of blissful ignorance you and your subscribers were used to��

  • Request: WHO is talking about a mutation in the spikes so please Dr Mobeen.. teach us about that..would like ti see the actual virus changes..take us to a lab..virtually..if not you..who will?

  • May be hidroxicloroquine prevent hemagglutination by cryoglobuline in the econd faze of Covid19 illnes when pulse oxymetrie show capillary obstruction

  • The steroid you use, Dr. Been, delta what? I could not understand the answer. Could you please spell it for me? Would prednisone work? Thank you!

  • Please do that discussion about the USA soon, Dr. Been. Because knowledge is power and facing faults head on is the only thing to do. We can handle any emotion or feelings you have over your disappointments. Many of us are disappointed too. You have a soothing, calming voice of reason. That won’t change just because you have some disappointing things to say about the USA. All us Americans need to hear it.

  • Thank you for this video!!!! I’ve been struggling with body imagine since I was 6 years old!!!! I’ve been wishing to have a smaller body naturally, thinking “why do I workout and eat healthier than most of my friends and relative and STILL HAVE A LARGER BODY THAN THEM!?” I know my body is not designed to be small, my back is wide, my rib cage is big, my arms are naturally fuller too! It’s hard to come to terms with it when the media portrays women’s image as delicate and small. Thank you for helping me understand that there are things I can’t change but I can learn to be ok with, and I will work on loving the things I can do and my strong body allows me to do!♥️

  • Hello Dr. Been. Could you please comment on this study on immunity out of Australia?


  • I understand the concept, but I still don’t agree with your message that intuitive eating is right for everyone. The overweight people that I know aren’t just trying to decide whether or not they should have a donut once a week without feeling guilty about it. Of course, you should eat when you’re hungry and treat yourself occasionally. That’s not the real issue and I think you’re missing the point when people disagree with intuitive eating. My sisters and mom are overweight (one of them by 100+ pounds) and recently stayed with me. Not only did they eat 3 meals a day and snack in between, but they also proceeded to make a pizza at 10:30pm and follow it up with cinnamon buns. They were asking me how I maintain my weight and I told them that I eat healthier foods and I try not to eat when I’m not hungry. Their response was basically that they know they need to be healthier, but they simply don’t want to change anything. They don’t want to stop snacking all day & night. They don’t want to trade a bag of potato chips for carrots and hummus. I offered them almond milk for their coffee. Even though they said they liked it, they went to the store and bought sweetened condensed milk to use instead, because that’s just what they’re used to. We went for a 12 minute walk and it was a struggle for them. Hearing someone tell them that they should eat whatever they want, whenever they want, just gives them an excuse to keep going that way. They need to make better decisions, even if it’s not what they’re craving in the moment.

  • Did you get to look into the Bergamot idea? Does lowering cholesterol also create weight loss? What might be the connection? Will the prescribed meds. from this help
    patients with covid19? My thought is also digestive aid..??
    Did you not hear the covid 19 has a HIV genetic attribute?

  • ? 1st u rock Dr. Mobeen. As someone with multiple sclerosis and blood brain barrier already breached would ivermectrin not be a option. I found a study where ivermectrin was beneficial to multiple sclerosis

  • Hello Abbey. Thank you for making these videos. I have a question about body shaming. This topic comes up in your videos quite regularly and I really appreciate your acceptance when it comes to different body types. After watching one of your recent videos and listening to the response videos of that person, I have a question because I am somewhat confused about it.

    You have made a video about a body builder called Greg Doucette. Sorry for all the trouble and stress this has brought upon you. When you talked about his goals of becoming “super shredded” you commented with a derogatory “yikes” accompanied by a disgusted look on your face. Isn’t that body shaming? Greg Doucette has stated that he is happy with his goals and his body, but you spoke as if he should be ashamed of his behavior. That doesn’t feel very inclusive to me. How is this okay? Am I missing something? Shouldn’t we always have an accepting attitude towards everybody and every body? I have always felt welcome on this channel, but now I fear that you would scoff at my own goals and my own body if you would actually see me, just like you did with Greg Doucette.

    I hope you don’t write off my comment as an attempt at trolling, but see it as the thing it is truly meant to be, which is genuine concern and criticism towards your actions in this particular situation. Have a great day.

  • Oh my gosh I cant even begin to explain to you how much I needed this video today, thank you so much for posting it and being so great! I have been watching your channel for about a year now and all the content is super positive and I have gained so much from it. I have been in a total negative spiral with negative thoughts about myself/my body and although I am not active in eating disorder behaviours the thoughts have definitely ramped UP during this time of stress in my life. It seems that when I am in the negative mind space it is SO HARD to get yourself out and so easy to just keep going deeper and deeper into self hate. With this video I am reminded of what skills I can use to combat these negative thoughts (reframing/finding positive attributes about my body/focusing on what my body can do rather than what it looks like) and I am going to really try to do this! I love the saying “If you cannot love your body at the moment, work on respecting it”. I think I can do that. THANK YOU ABBEY!

  • Question: Thank you dr, please we all know rapid tests show low sensitivity and low specificity but we see a lot of them now media is making too much noise about it, when I tell them it’s not good for diagnosis I get an insult.. they say it is approved now!!! So do you think there is now a rapid test with good sensitivity and specificity that can be used in diagnosis..? ( not the one of saliva using which seems it is promising, I mean the serology)

  • After 6 children and approaching midlife it seems like I have to eat less and less and work out more and more just to hold the line. It’s so frustrating and makes it hard to enjoy food.

  • Engagement is engagement and that’s what you nuggets just keep forgetting. I love myself and that’s why I take care of myself. If people cannot love themselves, they cannot care for their bodies, minds, or overall health. It’s great to spread this message to love yourself first and then be mindful of contributions to your body’s health and well being. Well done, Abbey.

  • As far as deaths being high in the USA. The USA has a very large obese population and obesity is one of the worst predisposition for fatal outcomes in COVID19.

  • Another excellent lecture, my question yesterday was maybe igg antibodies become ace2 receptors. I’m almost convinced this is happening, I have been and will continue to educate more on this. Maybe you could do a video on how the ace2 receptors are developed? the 2 arms on the igg are for binding with the viral transcripts to neutralize where the 3rd could be a leg for attaching to a cell from inside the cell or outside the cell either way multiple receptors are needed on a cell, the ace2 receptor and the igg do the exact same thing bind and neutralize. I’m almost convinced as well that immune cell burst occurs intentionally to release igg antibodies to flood a area of infection, cells have mobility igg’s don’t have mobility

  • When this is all over I would like to see the track record of all doctors treating covid patients, looking at hospitalizations and deaths vs treatment protocols.
    Even now there are still doctors doing nothing and just watching the patient.

  • US has 3.1M of 5.8M cases recovered or 53%. I think they are more meticulous about reporting cases than reporting recovered cases. For example AZ has 29K recovered of 198K cases. They are not reporting recovered cases accurately.

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  • Because virus hijack enzymatic luggage of cells what is good for cells methabolism can be better for viral replication.
    This paradigma explain why flavonoides can mittigate viral infection by chelating some metals needed for metaloenzymes

  • The research early on may indicate chlorine dioxide to rid algae in a lake from China. The combination can produce anesthesia gases. It was early concern for the strange illness before named covid19.

  • https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/4-facts-about-oleandrin-an-unproven-coronavirus-treatment-reportedly-pitched-to-trump-2020-08-17

  • I love this series! I started eating intuitively again last month and it changed my life over night. My weight has been completely stable, my lifts in the gym have gone up, and I feel much happier… and I wasn’t even dieting before, I was “bulking”.

  • .Based on case experience and a few clinical trials, it seems that a low-cost universal cure for all stages of COVID-19 is a cocktail of  
    Budesonide or Ciclesonide (nebulized) + Ivermectin + Hydroxychloroquine + Zinc + Doxycycline + Supplements (Aspirin; Melatonin; Vitamins B, C, D3, K; Quercetin; Cosequin). There appear to be no significant adverse interactions among these drugs and supplements.

  • Thank you so much for this video. I wish everyone could watch this!����
    Also, I admire that you always take into consideration your viewers who might be suffering or recovering from an eating disorder or disordered eating. Your channel has been very helpful. ��

  • Thank you for your videos. I have learned so much from you about how to have a better relationship with food. Keep doing what you’re doing!

  • This is seriously the best video Ive seen you made. So informative, respectful, inclusive, supportive, kind. It honestly made my day ����

  • I watched until the “bitter end.” But in this case, Dr Been, it was not a bitter pill to swallow, but rather an enlightened and loving approach you took. You are deeply loved as well.

  • What do you do when you don’t have control over the clothing that you wear, and are forced to wear uncomfortable clothing for your job?:(

  • Hey Abbey, I come for past of disordered eating and over exercising which I’m not going talk about today, but I will say I have been in REAL recovery for 1 year now. I’m finding these videos super helpful and really feel like I’m making big steps forward in my relationship with food, body and how I view exercise.
    These videos are really helping me to listen to my body with food. But I wondering if you could go more into depth about how to incorporate exercise intuitively? No one really seems to talk about it.
    I have all the motivation and energy to get moving again but I don’t know how.

  • I have OCD with counting calories, I don’t use an app, I memorized the counts and what a portion size looks like. I have tried to avoid measuring and weighing my food so I can’t be as exact with my counts, but I still find myself obsessed. I am having a huge issue moving past the rule if eating “x” allotted calories per day and find my hunger signals are all over the place, so I have issues trusting them. Any advice?

  • I’m not disagreeing with what you said, but there are people out there thinking that body positivity & HAES is glorifying obesity. I’m torn between these two worlds of dieting and body acceptance. I struggled all my life with weight. I was told to lose weight all my life in order to be healthy. Being ridiculed for my size leading me to dieting and fasting. And restrictions lead to the downfall of my mental health.

  • (Nebhu MS Thanks for your earlier alert.)
    We need this EVERYWHERE in USA… Now!
    Misleading headline in the following but article contents is great news.
    . https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/ivermectin-triple-therapy-protocol-covid-030000687.html

  • Thanks for another great video! It really resonated with me when you mentioned about finding clothes that fit. I think the reason why I often opt for old and baggy clothes is that I am dissatisfied with my body. I think it’s time to change my mindset.

  • I got LIVID yesterday seeing entire Twitter accounts (and more) based on the fact Taylor Swift stopped starving herself to death to maintain a size 00 at 5’10” tall and started eating more and taking care of her health. It was disgusting. And, I’m betting 99.9% of the people saying horrible things are not exactly hot and/or successful. Social media is toxic in so many ways.

  • I have BED and have struggled a lot with cycles of binging and restricting for over 10 years now. I’m going to be 30 soon and I have realized I wasted all of my 20s not doing the things I really wanted to do because I thought only thinner people deserve to do those things. I also had a parent that restricted my food intake and put me on impossible to maintain diets as early as 12 years old (in response to hypothyroidism that I had at the time). So I had to basically rewire my brain to think differently about food and my body in general. I started practicing intuitive eating at the beginning of the year and my mental health has skyrocketed. I’ve even managed to lose some weight and keep it off and have continued to see the results I wanted without trying as hard as I used to. And don’t get me wrong, that isn’t the goal of intuitive eating, but I’m regulating a lot more and don’t go through the cycles of restricting then binging then restricting again. It is still a journey and I’ve relapsed sometimes, but it’s worth it.

  • How can you call yourself a dietician and promote bad eating. Obesity is the nr1 pandemic, which causes the most death. Abbey do you read your comments what you are causing them to do? Everyone on the comment don’t do it. You are going to hate yourself for it. Don’t abuse your body like that to the point of no return. Love and respect your body, eat healthy and cut out junk food. Go workout, treat your body as a temple.

  • i know there might be no studies on this, but lysine can also reduce covid symptoms, maybe any virus, and lysine and vit. c reduces atherosclerosis and protects the heart, so it might be a good supplement to add to the covid toolbox. the channel I heard this is “bo k” on yt.

  • Scrolling through the comments, I just see a lot of angry people. Do you all need a hug? Maybe go outside for some fresh air or take a shower. It’s a beautiful day.

    Great video as always, Abbey!

  • Abbey, check Isabel Paiges what i eat in a day videos. I really enjoy her channel and i’d love to know your opinion on her meals ����

  • Love this!!
    I bought 2 copies of your newest cookbook. I gave one to my daughter and kept one for myself. I am loving the recipes and how full and satisfied they are while making me feel positive about my body/health. Thank you Abbey

  • Question: Please Dr If someone was sick 6 months ago, and suspects from the symptoms he developed that he had covid 19, but did not do the antigen test, is it safe for him to be vaccinated when the vaccine will be available? As I understand it, if he does the antibody test now, he will not have antibodies by now, so there is no way to know for sure if he had covid 19 or not. Will there be any problem for him if he gets vaccinated but had covid 19 at the past?

  • This came at the perfect time for me. Yesterday I was so down about my body. I stepped on the scale and let it affect my whole day and into today. Thank you for reminding me that my body is GOOD. My body created and fed a big baby. My body can do chores and take my baby on walks. My body is smart and brave and fun. My body is good.

  • I have a theory..if my immune system sees the virus via my own eyes..it will recognize it and antibodies already are informed so I do not have to wait to catch it. We are all natuaral geneticists.

  • The U.S. has been doing everything wrong and nothing right. So sick of Big Pharma’s hegemony at the expense of the population’s health. But it’s because so many Americans are complicit in their own unhealthy choices. No common sense. This catastrophic experience is going to compel a much needed wake up call for more self-awareness, responsibility and self sufficiency.

  • I really appreciate you Abby, as someone who struggles with disordered eating and some mood disorders, I appreciate the content you make! YouTube is full of misinformation and toxic diet culture, and your channel is truly a beacon of light ♥️

  • I cried when you talked about body bashing/shaming yourself. Sometimes it’s hard to LOVE our bodies but it is our DUTY to respect it for keeping us alive. ��Thank you so much for this video! ❤

  • Hey abbey! i hope you see this
    when i was younger i used to have good bowel movement. as i got older 25 now, i became sensitive to some foods and lactose intolerant + colon to the point where i started hating food because of the impact it does to my stomach. even onions now bloat me (i sometimes wake up mid-night cuz of the bloating pain). i also have a diarrhea (sorry to write it out loud) that won’t go. 3 times a week i get it, some days solid. i started eating fibers with digesting aid (pills form) it made it better kinda but i still get bloated. idk what to do, i thought of doing a test on what’s not good for me or what im sensitive from. i also found out i have oral syndrome allergy (most fruits i like and veggies) swell my lips and itch my throat. i really want to know whats good for people with sensitive stomachs and things that could help improve and make the digestive system naturally stronger. also what do u think caused my stomach and digestive system to be weaker (ps;when i was younger i ate lots of fast foods and spicy stuff) if it helps.

  • Thank you so much for your work! I can’t tell you enough times how helpful your videos are! I have never viewed things quite from the perspective of appreciating your body for what it does rather than for what it appears on the outside! You are truly an inspiration!

  • I’m seriously taking notes and going to start to implement some of these strategies. Thank you so much Abbey! There needs to be more helpful and positive content like this on YouTube

  • Abby, youre a very special person! This is the sort of message that may have changed the trajectory of unhealthy decisions I made in my younger years. Kudos to you and your message!

  • You don’t know how much you helped me recover from starvation, I eat when i want…i gained weight though but i honestly don’t care

  • These are my favourite videos. I am in a IE reading group and those videos are super reinforcing!
    Love the new edition of the book as well:)

  • I love your videos so much! They are so refreshing and inspiring and help me so much! I really struggle with binge eating every now and again, do you have any tips on how to overcome this? ❤️

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  • You’re an amazing registered dietitian! Don’t mind the haters, some people can’t take constructive criticism. Keep doin what you do ❤️

  • I have been practicing intuitive eating for about 14 months now and I have made tremendous progress thus far. I have completely repaired my relationship with food but am still working on my relationship with my body. I am overly critical of my body even though there are many things I love about it. I am a black woman who is shaped exactly like my mother. I am considered straight-sized but I am also very curvy overall I like my shape, I do find that I am constantly body checking. This is especially true when I am at the gym or any area where people are working out.

    I am very active. I love running, hiking, and powerlifting. When I go for a workout on campus, however, I find myself constantly comparing my body to other women at the track. The women tend to be white, slim, and athletic. All very beautiful, strong, and capable. Whenever those intrusive thoughts like “I have the largest body here” creep into my mind I try to stop myself and say “My body is capable of doing almost everything their bodies are capable of doing”. It has really helped me be less self-conscious. (having cute workout clothes helps too) Although I am proud that I have begun to interrupt my intrusive thoughts, I can’t wait to get to a point where I judge my body less than I do now. I’m excited to see where I will be in 1 year using these tips more often. Thank you for this video Abbey!

  • .Biggest scandal ever
    . https://www.thedesertreview.com/opinion/columnists/open-letter-to-dr-anthony-fauci-regarding-the-use-of-hydroxychloroquine-for-treating-covid-19/article_31d37842-dd8f-11ea-80b5-bf80983bc072.html

  • It’s really interesting to read the pro-ana and toxic diet culture comments on these videos. Some are so invested in the body currency exchange they react defensively when coming up against HAES. Makes me sad. I hope those people can love, honour and respect their body/mind one day.

  • This is such an amazing video. I’m 27 and have been trying since age 20 to lose 50 pounds only to continuously end up back at the same weight. I realized a few things:

    1) just because I’m not 120 pounds that doesn’t mean I need to lose any weight.
    2) Id rather just eat intuitively and choose some form of exercise that I really love in my case it’s riding my bike. I could never stick with a gym routine longer than 4 months before getting tired of it. Meanwhile I’m loving riding my bike and am riding around 60 miles a week because I actually enjoy it.
    3) weighing myself every day is a waste of time and it makes me anxious. I’m not interested in weighing myself at all anymore. There are times when I look in the mirror and think I look great and then I’ll go weigh myself and be upset with the number and suddenly I think I look gross. A lot of it is psychological.

  • Greg’s fans are here just in order to dislike Abbey’s videos. How pathetic. You have the right to agree or disagree, but this is beyond pathetic.

  • It’s hard to just appreciate your body for the amazing machine that it is. I love the idea of body respect! I find it incredibly hard at the moment to know how to eat. I started off by wanting to eat healthier, but that just led me to a rabbit hole of being thrown around between WW, keto (Dr. Berg etc), balance but no to soy like Gillian Michaels, starchy vegan (Dr. McDougall)… I just don’t know what is right anymore. I’ve read one intuitive eating book in the past, and unfortunately it left me so uneasy and confused that I immediately tried to loose weight using Slim Fast which left me hungry and light headed all day. Calorie counting is the only method with which I have successfully managed to loose weight in the past, but it’s not a maintainable life style. So much thought has gone into eating and what or how to eat that I feel utterly exhausted from it all. Unfortunately, you gotta eat, so it’s not like I could just take a break from it while I try to somehow figure it out. I hate that everyone in the healthy eating community has a Dr. title. There’s so much confusion.

  • Why are people equating Abbey’s intuitive eating advice with “eat whatever you want and be fat”? I see multiple comments ( real ones. Not from this week’s “guests”) where people are saying things like “well my family is obese and eat all day. And they say they just eat whatever they want because they’re hungry.” Don’t you guys understand that those people are NOT PRACTICING intuitive eating either? Eating past satiety, misinterpering real hunger cues when in actuality they’re eating for emotional comfort, out of boredom, habit, etc is not a part of intuitive eating. Abbey said nothing like that. Intuitive eating also asks us to be fully present when eating and get rid of distractions. Most people who are eating 3 full meals plus pizza and donut snacks all day every day probably aren’t mindfully chewing and sitting at a table and paying attention to their meal or their hunger cues. A lot of people eat on the go, in front of screens, etc. Please give me the time stamps where Abbey said that people should eat whatever they want whenever they want and “be fat” (not my words, commenters’ words). Or at least where she made a statement that you interpreted that way. There’s nuance and contexr to everything you guys.

  • I’ve cried through all the video realizing that I’ve always perceived my body as an enemy. And it’s so true, you cannot take care of something that you hate.I guess body acceptance is a long journey but I’m so grateful for this tips and I wish I could find them earlier..Much love and a huge Thank You:)

  • It really speaks to the toxic potential of online culture when you see these sorts of troll onslaughts. Sad that despite Abbey very clearly encouraging a compassionate and sensitive culture in the comments section, and providing empathetic and informed content speaking to the psychology of wellness, that her sincere efforts are met with wanton mean-spiritedness and willful misinterpretation when a community’s Stan is given modest critique. Come on folks no personality is infallible. It’s healthy to receive critique every once in a while, and healthy to have a critical outlook on everything and everyone. 
    I’m very happy that Greg provides the motivation that some people need to meet their fitness goals, he is most certainly not for me and many other people online and that’s okay! There’s no need to tear other people down because they see things differently.

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  • Literally went thrifting today and was prepared to have to return everything after trying on at home. But everything fit! I was able to get a lot of black jeans and pretty witchy/gothic tops that I love. This has boosted my mood so much. It’s been hard dealing with my weight gain over the last year but these new clothes that fit what I love aesthetically and physically fit helps so much. I’m going to be getting rid of my scale soon since it bums me out and will be trying to incorporate joyful movement. I feel like I’m finally making progress in my relationship with my body. Your Vid series and the book Nourish have helped me so so much. I’m trying to stop the body comparisons and mind my own body instead

  • Remdesivir and Faviraprivir are both Broad Spectrum Antiviral Medications that must be taken as early as possible, while symptoms are mild or even before symptoms appear in COVID-19 positive people. These Broad Spectrum Antivirals turn of viral replication and stop the progression towards moderate or sever symptoms. It’s of no help to someone with sever symptoms as the damage has already been done. Remdesivir and Faviraprivir stop the progression and do not treat the damage. Any study done for these Broad Spectrum Antiviral Medications for sever COVID is simply a poorly designed study, using these medications in an inappropriate manner.

  • Hey Abbey! I know you talk about eating until you’re satisfied, but I wanted to know if there are any physical signs that tell you you’re overeating/undereating if you’re not yet good at regulating the amount of food that makes you feel good while intuitive eating. There are youtube videos such as “7 signs you’re eating too much” that I have found problematic and triggering while trying to find some tips about this issue, so some.info from.someone who talks about intuitive eating would be helpful. Thanks!

  • hey abbey, would you be able to discuss distinguishing between negative self talk and desire for athleticism? i’ve found that my body image has improved after shifting focus from the way it looks to how it performs & the cool things it can do, but sometimes go though crappy periods when performance plateaus. (i rock climb, so i might catch myself thinking “oh maybe if i was lighter i’d be able to hold on longer/moves would be easier”) this gets confusing sometimes as i don’t know how the two can coexist, would be great if you could help! love your videos:-)

  • Hi Abbey! I have been experiencing issues with irregular heart beats, and other mild heart related issues. A family member recommended this post about increasing the amount of Himalayan salt ( https://deeprootsathome.com/salt-sole-never-buy-minerals-again/ ) among other “factoids” about salt sole in regards to the health benefits they may bring. I cannot tell what is true or false about the sheer amount of claims of the benefits are, and was wondering if you would consider making a video explaining whether or not an increase in the consumption of any specific salt or minerals can help with the health issues they claim to fix. LOVE YOUR VIDEOS AND RECIPES THANKS❤️

  • Hi DrBeen, may I say how I enjoy your knowledgeable and honest broadcasts. I am not a medical practitioner but still it is of great interest to me. I am an asthma sufferer (controlled) and have been tending to suffer chest infections in the winter season every year for the past few years (age 59). These are often very hard to kick. I was thus very interested in your advice on prophylaxis. I purchased most of the supplements in the MATH+ protocol.
    I started with Vit C & D3 (15/6) then included NAC and zinc (22/6). Then as well as these I started taking quercetin and B12 (15/7). I also have glutathione, calcium, coenzyme q10 and melatonine but did not take these.
    However, on 22/7 I had an unusual heart incident. I had 1 hr during the night (woke to sl pain) of variable erratic HR. My normal rest would be 50, during this hour it varied from 80-160 then it returned to normal. I had one or two similar incidents before I stopped taking all of the supplements (9/8). I have no further HR issues so assume it was down to some of the above. Can you comments whether any of these may contribute to my issue?
    Many thanks Jon

  • Your amazing Abbey!!!! Dont let the haters get to you!!!! LOVE ALL OF YOUR VIDS!!!!!!

    Would love it if you could review youtube channel “MissFitAndNerdy” as i dont think she is fuelling herself with appropriate carbs and restricts a lot!

    Also youtube “MattDoesFitness” as he is actually just sooo funny and fun to watch and wld love for u to review him for the LOLS hahahha nothing bad against him:)

  • Thanks so much Abbey for this video. I love all your Intuitive eating videos. I ditched dieting in March at the start of lockdown really to protect my mental health. I am happy to say I am still following my IE path and have made good progress. However, I decided to put the whole issue of gaining weight and worrying about size to one side and just focus on listening to my body’s hunger/satiety cues but now I realise I may have to just scrap the whole ‘10 pounds lighter’ fantasy. It’s hard but my mental health is more important. Thanks once again x

  • I’m a dietitian in a hospital who had a patient in tears today over all of the pressure they felt around their body and the doctors who didn’t listen and all the unsolicited advice when all I did was offer a wee bit of compassion (no seriously not my best work). Making people feel like �� doesn’t help anyone and all the people who told them to stop drinking pop and eating chocolate didn’t help them.

  • My brain goes like this..

    Positive self talk: I have a nice booty

    Negative self talk: ya but your lower tummy is bloated

    Positive self talk: I toned my abs so much these past few months!

    Negative self talk: you’re starting to lose your booty though