How you can Keep Food Guilt From Blocking Weight-Loss Success

 

Why Shame and Guilt Are Obstacles For Success With Weight

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Dealing with FOOD GUILT | What to do after overeating

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5 THINGS 5 Tips to Reduce Food Guilt

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Lucy Mountain: Why you shouldn’t feel guilty for eating ‘Bad Food’

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Dealing with food guilt, bad body image, & binge eating during the Holidays

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How To Stop Feeling GUILTY In Eating Disorder Recovery?

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HOW I DEAL WITH “FOOD GUILT”

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However, when you’re trying to create better eating habits to lose weight, you’ll be more successful if you have a healthy attitude toward food, rather than a guilty conscience. Food guilt can prompt you to feel helpless and out of control, which may make your weight-loss efforts backfire. “You should never feel guilty about eating any food,” says Rahaf Al Bochi, RD, a spokesperson for the. The guilt was leaking into each and every meal.

I fought my inner demons and tried not to cave, and the only way I could move forward was to finally deal with it like an adult. Journaling your food intake is a powerful tool to keep you on track. Eat light and right. Most successful losers follow low-fat diets no gimmicks, special diet foods, or magic pills because.

The most important tip we can give you is to pay attention to your body, treat yourself well, and be kind to yourself above all, which is why kicking food guilt to the curb is a smart idea for. Avoiding processed food is one rule of thumb that is pretty simple and straightforward as a weight loss strategy. Staying away from processed foods will not only help you lose weight, but since you will be substituting them with healthy alternatives, you will also be leading a far healthier lifestyle. So let’s look at what processed foods are and if some of them can be good for you.

In 2008, the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found that among 1,700 individuals, those who journaled daily lost double the weight compared to non-journalers. And a 2012 study from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics discovered that, out of 439 women, those who kept a food journal lost about 13 percent of their starting body weight compared to the 8. Wear a pedometer to track your steps, and try to get more steps every day. Keep unhealthy foods out of sight.

Store them at the back of your pantry and refrigerator, and put fruits and veggies in. 1. Focus on your health — not just weight loss. 2. Address the root source of the issue and restore balance to your body. By promoting a healthy metabolism, adding targeted phytotherapy, and eating whole, unprocessed foods, you can lose the excess weight that’s making you miserable. The going rate for the supplement form of glucomannan ranges from $1.20-$2.10 per 9 grams of soluble fiber.

Keep in mind that many of the studies used a range of 1-4 grams so the cost would be even less. Bottom line? Based on the bulk of the science, studies have demonstrated 1-5 grams of glucomannan consumed daily have enhanced weight loss effort.

Adopt these habits to see your own weight-loss success. Even if you don’t have an app like MyFitnessPal, keeping a food journal can help you drop more pounds than you would otherwise.

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By working backwards from the outer symptom toward the inner dilemma, accepting that overeating or under-eating is not natural, you can start making inroads toward changing your behavior and understanding your beliefs so that you can ultimately stop playing the weight game and move on to new frontiers.

“Infinite Possibilities (10th Anniversary)” by Mike Dooley
from Infinite Possibilities (10th Anniversary)
by Mike Dooley
Atria Books/Beyond Words, 2019

By stripping yourself of the negative emotions of guilt and shame, you’ll make the right rational (and long-term) decisions about your eating obstacles.

“YOU: On A Diet Revised Edition: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management” by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet Oz
from YOU: On A Diet Revised Edition: The Owner’s Manual for Waist Management
by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet Oz
Scribner, 2010

Coping techniques range from avoidance (not having tempting food in the house) and distraction (thinking about something else or substituting another activity) to, more recently, techniques to promote learning how to accept food temptations or cravings and move through them [119, 120].

“Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine” by James M. Rippe
from Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine
by James M. Rippe
Springer International Publishing, 2016

Breaking their rules and re-introducing “bad foods” affords them the opportunity to tolerate the discomfort and realize they don’t have to binge and then purge.

“REBT with Diverse Client Problems and Populations” by Windy Dryden, Michael E. Bernard
from REBT with Diverse Client Problems and Populations
by Windy Dryden, Michael E. Bernard
Springer International Publishing, 2019

We suggest something simpler: Promise yourself that if you begin to feel strong cravings for unhealthy foods, you’ll pause long enough to contemplate what it is you’re really missing.

“The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet” by Alona Pulde, Matthew Lederman, Marah Stets, Brian Wendel, Darshana Thacker
from The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet
by Alona Pulde, Matthew Lederman, et. al.
Atria Books, 2017

To get into a state of inviting change, go back to understanding the positive intent of why you eat and weigh what you do, and forgive yourself for wanting something positive for yourself.

“Full-Filled: The 6-Week Weight-Loss Plan for Changing Your Relationship with Food-and Your Life-from the Inside Out” by Renée Stephens, Samantha Rose
from Full-Filled: The 6-Week Weight-Loss Plan for Changing Your Relationship with Food-and Your Life-from the Inside Out
by Renée Stephens, Samantha Rose
Atria Books, 2011

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

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

By not eating when emotionally upset, by daily meditating before meals, and eating in a calm, quiet environment, we help the emotional factors influencing digestion to become consistent.

“Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini” by Gabriel Cousens
from Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini
by Gabriel Cousens
North Atlantic Books, 2005

This accomplishes three goals: it keeps you at goal weight, takes the burden off willpower, and quiets the food chatter in your mind.

“Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free” by Susan Peirce Thompson, PHD, John Robbins
from Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free
by Susan Peirce Thompson, PHD, John Robbins
Hay House, 2017

Let your food choices be well informed and based on rational decisions, and avoid the overeating that can happen when emotions or social situations govern eating habits.

“Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.” by Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
from Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.
by Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
VeloPress, 2012

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  • If anyone here is struggling with binge eating, please check out @JessiJeannn on instagram and her Food Freedom Masterclass. I’ve struggled with binge eating for 10 years and this program is the only thing that has helped me overcome it. Jessi has a great podcast and incredible program, check her out!

  • Emmie, thank you so much for making this video! I definitely needed this! I find myself feeling guilty if I eat something that is “not so healthy “ and overthink and worry about why I ate it. But If I don’t eat that special treat when I’m out with friends I also will feel guilty or pressured for not eating whatever is being offered! I appreciate knowing your opinion on food guilt and knowing that it’s okay if I eat the treat if it’ll benefit me but it’s also okay if I don’t! ❤️

  • Thank you so much for making this video! I had found a healthy relationship with food and felt really good but then I started nursing school and the insane amount of stress triggered GERD and IBS and I’ve had to be so strict about my food so I don’t get flare ups (nothing to spicy, no dairy, no gluten, very low fat, nothing acidic) and it’s triggered my unhealthy feelings about food and my desire to binge. It’s been so hard to deal with because I haven’t been able to be perfect all the time and eating one little bad thing would set me into a panic thinking I was going to be sick and I would eat more to comfort myself which would end up making me sick. This video helps me not feel alone and know where the issue is coming from that’s triggering these feelings. I know what I need to work on. Thank you Maryana ❤️

  • I agree girl! Trying to keep it up with the holidays, thanks for posting this! I’m posting a what I eat in a day video today on my channel!

  • I’m so sick of hearing that eating oily, greasy foods once or twice a week is essential for a “balanced” diet���� Especially being WSLF plant-based, we know how addictive these foods are. Having family/friends/coworkers push these foods onto you or tell you to “live a little” can be so frustrating! Since much of our social lives revolve around food, it so easy to feel like you’re missing out! It’s nice to hear from someone else that it’s okay NOT to eat these things! I never put this feeling into words and thought about it, but I always struggle with this!

  • Oh my god. I literally relate so much to your “no frame of reference” on “normal” eating. I’ve struggled for so long with bingeing and restricting and just all around dieting that I have no flippin clue how much or even what a regular person eats. I get weirdly obsessed with watching peoples what I eat in a day videos but the problem is I feel like so many people only film like the perfect day of eating or maybe they just eat extremely clean I don’t know but thank you for making me feel normal! <3 xo

  • I’d love to see how you make your tumeric latte…maybe you have already done this not sure, so sorry if I’ve missed this already but I can’t seem to get mine right and would love a tip!

  • Babe big snacks ARE normal especially for someone who lifts weights! It’s not binging at all. It’s healthy that you let yourself eat the snacks you want <3 thank you for your raw videos

  • Can you do a video about binge eating, i know you say that you are not qualified, but i would love to hear your story xxxx i relate alot

  • Thank you for sharing! Most of my life I’ve been binge eating and not realizing it.. I just ate my feelings when was feeling down or overate just because I was out and felt that I needed to try everything even tho I was full.. I’ve been consistent with the gym for the last 3 years and felt super bad whenever I was out on holidays and wasn’t doing my usual workout. Thankfully I don’t worry about missing a workout session and I still have fun with my workouts! A few months ago I found balance and am able to listen to my body and give it what it really needs! Saying this, this will be my first Christmas with a new mindset.. I am so scared that I might get back to binge eating during because I might lose the control that I fought so hard to get:( but even if I fail I will try to be more understanding of my situation and not make it a big deal out of it and try to move on because I know how strong I can be!

  • I can’t say enough how much I really appreciate this video. I’m in the same boat with being in a recovered state of mind but with the holidays coming up, also having the stressful thoughts of eating “what I’m not supposed to eat”. Thank you for making me feel not alone, Maryana❤️

  • I eat a lot. It helps me through my stress and anxiety. I’m skinny and have fast metabolism so it’s not like I gain any weight really but I always feel really bad for eating anything other than fruits and vegetables. I would obsessively work out but would always go back to overeating like 2 days later. This helped a lot thank you!

  • i really get your frustration about eating when you’re not hungry… lately i’ve been getting much better though, and something that’s really been helping me has been to eat my meals super slowly (like, taking an obnoxious amount of time to really chew each bite) because not only does it help me be more aware of the signals my body is telling me, it kinda helps me not think of food as something that i need to eat as much as possible of in the smallest amount of time possible. oh but btw, please please please don’t beat yourself up for eating a certain amount of calories!! calories are so not the enemy, it’s the source of the calories that counts!! (and 2500-3000 calories is a very normal amount of calories for someone who exercises as much as you do�� fuel that bod girl!!!!)

  • as someone who struggled for years with binge eating….which has spiraled into bulimia that I am currently fighting the battle with each and everyday….to binge and purge multiple times or not….i admire you for posting these kinds of videos. i look to videos like these when i am struggling and i’ll be honest. Thanksgiving is going to be TOUGH for me. i was half tempted to just bring my own meal and not eat what’s there….but I know that only feeds the ED cycle. thank you for being such an inspiring platform for those of us who struggle <3

  • I am really struggling with this stuff right now. I’ the heaviest weight I’ve ever been. I’m 22, and I want to feel better. I hate how my clothes are so restricting now, I hate how sore my feet get from my 12 hour shifts, I hate how I keep saying fuck it and then I go on to binge stuff I dont even necessarily like? I’m noticing how my entire family is like this. I live at home (year in between undergrad and grad school) and my mom and dad are the same. It is so hard to try to change when they’re the ones that insist on making the dinners, do the shopping, and only make large portions and sometimes unhealthy options. I dont have money to see someone about it, but online stuff does help. Thank you for sharing though, feels better to not be alone in this. <3

  • Thank you for this video�� I’ve struggling with binge eating and body image and really loved this video. It’s sad to look back at past years but also it lets me known I’ve grown so much

  • Thank you for sharing this topics with us.
    It’s so hard for most of us having this issues with food and food is not something that you just can errase from your daily life and working on it is hard and a life work
    thanks ����

  • It’s completely normal to eat that big of a snack. I do it often. I also don’t count calories or macros. You’ll be fine. You’re active and happy and that’s all that matters. I reallt like the point you hit on about people thinking they should skip meals because of what that perceive is high calorie consumption. People can learn from this video for sure. Keep up the good work, Gabby!

  • Thanks for posting this! Like I totally get what you mean when you said binged mentality… I’m recovering from binge eating, and still in that mentality of all or nothing. I am not the “2 squares of chocolate ” type of girl. I do hope I’ll change but in the meantime… give me the food hahaja

  • Thank you for the honest frank video♥️The most poignant message was that you had to ‘pretend to act normal’ while with family and eating.I so can relate if we were/are ‘acting’ I wonder how many people are ‘acting’ too!? I also look at people who can just go to the gym for ‘fun’.I would pass on winning the lottery if it meant I no longer had to act but actually had a ‘normal’ relationship with food and exercise.

  • Thank you so much for talking about this and being so open and honest �� I’ve struggled with anorexia and binge eating and I remember many times when I avoided eating at social functions because I was restricting or because I felt shame and guilt from binging every day. I’ve created a much healthier and balanced relationship with food the past couple of years but lately, I’ve been dealing with a similar situation to you that I’ve been struggling a bit when I get stressed or emotional and don’t always eat regularly or balanced. I’m fearful of falling back into restricting or binging but I’m taking it one step at a time. Appreciate you girl, sending love your way this holiday season ❤

  • Here is my problem: I am recovering from ED, not feeling guilty when I eat alone. But when I eat with friends, a lot of them are just (naturally) skinny and just need small amounts of foods and eat much less than me, which makes me feel: why the HECK can they eat so little and be OK? I do not want to be the biggest eater!! What should I do?:-(

  • I would love it if you discussed overt fat intake; specifically how to ensure that you’re getting enough omega-3 fatty acids while avoiding the main sources of them☺️

  • Love your full days of eating! ❤ I’m the biggest snacker… I usually feel like a eat so much compared to a lot of ppl that do these videos. You should do these more often! ��

  • Thank you so much for sharing these issues and matters. It’s been so helpful to so many people, including myself. I’ve recently also ran into digestive issues within the past year and a half now, and every doctor/ specialist I’ve seen just shrugged it off and thought I’d purge myself (when I do not, nor have I ever) to not hold down my food. I went to a naturopath and she’s actually diagnosed that, like you, I can’t have/ tolerate dairy, gluten, processed foods and red meats. It’s been such a struggle and every holiday I’ve encountered has been really difficult, especially with family gatherings because they all eat and make foods with dairy, gluten and processed foods.
    Thank you for making this very difficult video, I can see how hard and emotionally gripping it is for you, and I’m so proud of all that you are, have become and overcome. ♥️

  • Wow I appreciate videos like this like you cannot believe. Binge eating is the scariest experience and so difficult to speak about. Sending so much love and happiness your way ❤️

  • I don’t consume refined sugar generally but when I consume I feel so guilty but sometimes, it’s rare, I want chocolate but when I eat it tastes so sugary and not so delicious as it was before. Because for a long period of time like 8-9 months I didn’t consume sugar to break my addiction. But should I stop consuming it again I don’t know but sometimes it is not good mentally for me:/

  • I appreciate how honest you are with your food anxiety and guilt. It’s so relatable. You’re so real, it’s so nice to watch. Thank you for being you! <3

  • Great video! I’m definitely going to start asking this question. It definitely will make you more mindful. And this just shows how important mastering your mind is to your health:)

  • I wish I would’ve found your channel 2 years ago when I was going through this. It’s so helpful to hear other people go through this too

  • This is a super important message! I’ve been struggling with dieting and binging for the past few months but I’m just so thankful for self awareness and my ability to say “enough is enough”. I have fitness and physique goals I want to reach, so I’ve invested in a nutrition coach to help get me there.

  • Went to the doctor for check up he said I had to lose at least 20 pounds and said to him you’re fatter than me you need to lose at least 60 lol

  • Hello. Your videos are amazing❤, but i cried after i watched this one
    There is almost nobody near me who understands. (I am from Russia. so sorry for the mistakes.) this year is the last year of school. And i am having difficult exams which i should prepare to. I don’t have enough time and energy to go to the gym. I try to exercise home but it doesn’t really works. I feel like i look so bad. And my eating discorder is worse and worse. I cry about my insecurity and body almost every day. I should study really hard this year, because my life will change a lot but i can not, because of an eating discorder. I don’t know how i can let everything go and be happy and confident. I decided to write it down, just because i needed to write

  • I don’t even count calories I do look at ingredients and see how much protein and sugar is in stuff but having large snacks are totally normal. The general population is wayyyyy more unhealthy than you so don’t feel bad about those chickpeas!!

  • Thank you for this video! This definitely came from your heart! Thank you for sharing! This is such a beautiful inspired video. I love all your videos and how honest you are! Love you! ❤

  • Love you, Maryana. ❤️ The video was VERY helpful; thank you so much for going down the path you have, because you are truly paving the way for people like me ❤️❤️ amazing video, as always. And you’re beautiful as ever. Thanks so much for all that you do

  • The important factor is how inspiring you are to others even when you’re going through things yourself. Keep the grind going Maryana ����

  • I hear you and I’m with you. ��
    My mom has had anorexia for 10+ years and set very negative examples for my sister and I growing up. I’ve had issues with body image, binging, restriction since I was a teenager. I will say, the resources available are minimal for eating disorders. My mom was denied inpatient treatment because she was TOO sick and she almost lost her life. It’s definitely a daily struggle but I think allowing yourself to honor your cravings is a huge deal. If not, it’s like you’re punishing yourself in a way. Thank you for this video, and you’re not alone.

  • When you say it’s hard to talk about i feel bad because i know how triggering it can be… but at the same time I need people like you in my life to talk about it and help show that it IS okay to talk about it! I appreciate you pushing through hard topics like this❤❤

  • Thank you, I found this video very helpful because it happens often to me to experience that kind of guilt. You’re a very positive and inspiring girl:)

  • You are incredible. Truly appreciate you taking the time to make this video and help anyone struggling with similar situations. Your courage and openness with us really goes a long way and I am sure that this video will help thousands ♥️ so thank you again ����

  • the thought process of binging in the beginning of this video is so spot on. one of the reasons i started watching you. you get it.

  • for me personally summer is harder! I don’t have a set routine as much as I do in the winter so I find myself working out less, eating more, and drinking more. it’s tough, hope the holidays are good to you this year!

  • Soooo relatable!! I was in the same boat as you and now I am way better but sometimes I still have those days where my mind is just focused on food. Last night I went to my moms house and they were making s’mores and had pizza so of course I had some and I didn’t feel guilty after I was so happy. But then I got home and decided to have a pb and j, some cookie dough and an ice cream sandwich �� today is feeling a bit guilty but I’m back on my healthy routine, went to the gym and now I’m having breakfast, not punishing myself by doing overly at the gym and also not restricting my food. Sooo thank you for this video ❤️❤️

  • My snacks are even bigger and you don’t eat a lot!! I often feel really guilty too bc if people say they eat a lot good and then I see how much they really eat and how much I really eat it makes me feel so hoggish! But I’m also 5’7 and kinda active like most most of the time, so I’m able to eat 2300-ish calories but still I often eat much more

  • Can you do a video of how to make drinking work with a healthy diet, wine and other alcohol has calories but eating less in a day to make room for the alcohol calories doesn’t seem healthy.

  • I love how real you are! There are no other bloggers like you. I have these same internal struggles that you have and it’s comforting to know I’m not alone

  • You eat so much lol. Also I can tell you love caffeine. The chickpeas were def a craving from the mind if you ask me. But that’s pretty normal also. There are very few ppl out there that eat only until they’re no longer hungry. Most people eat till their full at least or a little past.

  • This is helping me and other people who has the same problem as we do, but we got it and we can do it try to not give up on something you can eat and try be positive

  • Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous ❤️ I also suffered from binge eating.Your such an inspiration to me �� keep making videos love you girl

  • Yes girl I do the same thing, because snacks like that are so good you just can’t stop sometimes! And then I also feel guilty as well. I think it’s important to realize you don’t do this everyday and it’s better than something worse than has no nutritional benefit for you at all ya know. That’s how I look at it anyways. Loved the video as always! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Still dealing with that binge/guilt cycle, but this video made me feel so less alone. I love how you’re so genuine and how you eat what you want while living a healthy lifestyle

  • This video was so helpful to me because I am currently identifying my own emotional issues with food, and I watched your channel for a while now, of course you always inspired me, but now seeing that u went through the same things I am going through helps me to feel hopeful that I can get through this..

  • I just found out about your channel and your videos, especially this one, helped me realize I’ve been binge eating in the last few months. I knew something was wrong with me and that amount of food couldn’t possibly be normal but the way you talk about it made me feel less alone. Thank you for sharing and I will remember this video and will carry it with me through Christmas and New Years!

  • Thanks for this video. I have a healthy relationship with food. I do have moments especially during the holidays where I eat unhealthy foods but I blame it on me being human and I know it will and does happen but I just have to get back on the right track. There are things that I do follow to get me back on the right track like to eat sweet fruit instead of candy or chocolate during my sugar craving episodes or I purposely cover or move tempting treats to somewhere out of reach when I am at work and these treats are all over the place. It definitely isn’t easy but all I can do is try my best and when I give in to temptation I just remember that I am human and have recently started to not be so hard on myself. I’m glad to know that this happens to other people.

  • I eat SO MUCH. It’s so great seeing other fitness people showing realistic amounts of food to eat! Plus 800 calories of chick peas that you were craving vs not eating them and then binging later on with like 5000+ calories is way better. I’ve been struggling with restricting/binging cycle. So I feel ya girl. But these videos help so much and make me feel normal! We both workout a ton and train hard, we need food! It’s ok to fuel yo body, so thank you for reminding me of that!��

  • Hey Maryana, I’ve been on a weight loss journey for about a year and have lost a total of 30 pounds. I currently weight in 128/130 pounds and am at 23-24% bod fat. I mainly weight lift & do HITT 2-4 times a week. I want to lower my body fat but also build muscle especially in my lower body. Majority of my body fat is in my legs and I want to start toning up as well. I am unsure of what to do now, I have hit a plateau and am not sure if I should continue to cut or start bulking. I am unsure if my body fat is too high to start bulking. Any advice???

  • If I had that for breakfast I would feel terrible then probably not eat for the rest of the day out of guilt, I feel awful even thinking eating anything ��

  • Hi, I wanted to tell you without any bad intentions that it’s ok to accept the binging issue (I’ve had it, and it was horrible, I’m still recovering from it) but is also important to work on it. The big key on this is to understand why you are having this emotional hunger? Because it won’t go away until you listen to it. I recommend to you and anyone who is struggling with this to look professional help. Myself included, like I said I suffer with that too and now that I’m listening to myself and I started making changes in my life that were painfull but necesary for my well being. Anyway, I wish you the best on that topic and in your life in general ����

  • It’s so nice that you are so honest! I have struggled with overeating and definitely know the guilt that follows! But it’s great to hear your take on everything and know that there are so many people who struggle with that.

  • i know this is an old video, but i just wanted to let you know that youre not alone when it comes to eating big snacks lol cuz honestly who even eats 1 serving.. thats nothing! but we definitely share the same mentality so i just wanted to give you some comfort on that:)

  • OMG I relate so much I feel so bad after eating food and when I’m not exercising I’m like so anxious about it I also eat so much to and sometimes when I want to eat a drink tea as well

  • I needed this video so much right now. I’ve just eaten a small piece of cake as it’s my friends birthday and felt awful until I watched this. Recovery is hard, but I think it will be worth it… Thank you so much.

  • Can you do a quad focused workout video? I have a really hard time engaging and growing my quads and would love to know what you do

  • Can you please do a diet meal plan Trying to done and lose my fat but I am working and in school budget wise it’s hard and time wise would love a video that could help me with meals and is not too pricey:)

  • Thanks you for that video. I think I was the only one who feel like that, you now I think most people when they go into fitness they control so much food that it’s become there obsession and that’s what happen to me. In some kind of time you can’t control everything and you become powerless the way u look at food and other stuff but thanks to your video I start understanding things and I thank u for that. I love u, can’t wait ur another video xoxo��❤️

  • I have started recovery,I’m doing soooo much better..Expect the fact that I still have some Ed thoughts,I restrict a tiny bit from times(50-100 calories),I still feel guilt after eating(it’s not so strong,I’m actually able to distract myself afterwards).I’m not too anxious around food anymore,I’m getting more comfortable with it!I’m still not weight-restored(still far from my set-point),I think that’s why I’m not Ed free…In fact,my doctor told me that the more I eat,the more those thoughts will go away.

  • Thank you so much for posting videos like this and being so open and honest! I have struggled with disordered eating as well, including binge cycles, which has also made it hard for me to determine what normal portion sizes look like, and what is a ‘normal’ amount of indulgence. Its really comforting to know that this is something other people experience too, and that I’m not the only one experiencing this food anxiety because it can be real tough. Thanks girl, you da best.

  • haha i love these chickpeas. They also have it in lemongrass/ginger and it’s SO GOOD. But I hate it when we just did the groceries and I just want to eat everything.

  • thank you for being literally the only youtuber making me realise that i shouldnt restrict meals the next day after overeating lmfao i love u

  • I have been dealing with body image issues as long as I can remember. It feels as if with every year that passes I find a new error in my body. I have tried losing weight the wrong way, starving, excessive exercise, etc. Listening to you acknowledging this helps me so much. Thanks.

  • Its pretty normal to have big snacks if the other meals are small like your lunch, u had a pretty pretty low cal lunch, like, 400 calories or so, so your body was asking for more, maybe if u eat more at lunch you wont feel the need to snack that much, do what its best for uuuu!!!! The big snack totally balanced the small lunch, its ok

  • Love that you’re covering a hard topic amongst all the endlessly positive things about the holidays it’s nice for people to actually have a conversation about why the holidays are hard for people with eating disorders and body image issues❤️ thanks Maryana! This is why you’re my fav

  • I love this video! It seemed so much more real than other fitness people I follow. Like a lot of “full day of eating” videos show 3 small meals and I’m like that isint possible for your muscle mass??? Thanks for showing a realistic day of eating!

  • lol girl don’t stress, I have snacks that are like 800 calories on the daily! If you try and limit yourself it’s way more likely to lead to a binge <3

  • Best protein waffles I have found is 1/2 cup Kodiak cakes, 1 scoop protein powder, 1/2 cup water. Add fruit if desired. Perfect consistency every time!! Love this video! Great meal ideas ����

  • I love how real you are. I also snack way too much and give myself too many desserts, but that’s just life. You’re making healthy choices overall and we need to stop being so hard on ourselves

  • I try to keep track of how many cookies I eat for example, and somehow I end up over eating them and loosing count �� I feel guilty cuz I ask myself what others would think

  • ahhh im in the exact same boat! coming from a very restricted/tracking eating past, I eat a good 3000 calories a day, without feeling too full either & often wonder if its normal! its hard to learn how to eat “normally” but I guess this is normal:) sending love! xxx

  • i struggle with this and emotional eating and I never got help for it. I’m leaving for vacation on sunday and i’m not at the weight or shape that I wanted to be in and I’m really stuggling with it now like I don’t want to wear a bathing suit and I’m feeling insecure about my body. I wish I didn’t feel this way but I don’t know how to deal with it

  • You are so pretty you look like a model. Thank you for making this video. It is inspiring for me because i have an eating disorder

  • I love the way you talk about this stuff Maryana, you provide such an empathetic perspective and really good advice too ❤️It’s so uplifting to hear you talk about food guilt and self-image especially around the holiday season because so many of us can relate! I personally find travelling + holidays quite challenging so I will be replaying this video when I need a reminder:’)

  • So much love Maryana! I’m currently in the same struggle as I’ve struggled with restricting/binging my whole life and I felt like I finally overcame it but then I was diagnosed with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and put on a very strict diet. It’s so hard to figure out this transition so I just wanted to let you know I’m right here with you and thank YOU for sharing as I’ve felt very alone.

  • the same thing happens to me just as with french fries. I love all the potatoes and when I least realize I have a large bag. So then I feel bad for having eaten that bag and the next meal I do ir with much fewer calories to compensate. ������������

  • Hi Gabby, I love how honest and open and fresh you are! You really give me the motivation to keep powering through and it’s so nice to know other people go through the same thing!! Some times I just eat everything and think I’m weird but I’m glad I’m not the only one ✨✨

  • Thanks for this amazing video. I do feel less alone. You words are making me tear up, because 1) Im so sorry you had to go through that and feel thought things and 2) I related so much to it. Its a difficult subject to talk about, because you’re right; people with healthy relationships with food don’t understand. But thank you for sharing with us anyways. Really appreciate you and your caring words. Hears to a happy, healthy holiday season <3 good luck everyone!! We got this!!

  • You’re my favorite human ever, you’re so real and honest and your full day of eating videos literally look like my life everyday LOL balance girl ��

  • Eating disorder is like an abusive partner �� wow that hit me… i have been abused all my life so maybe I’m just so used to that feeling???

  • Hello ElisaI’m struggling with deciding whether or not I need to respond to extreme hunger and eat the Minnie maud guidelines. I am 5’1 and 19 and only 5 or so pounds under my healthy weight. I’ve been eating 1800-2200 cals a day and I take 2-3 rest days a week from working out. I have orthorexia and only eat like 10 different healthy foods all weighed and measured exactly (for 5 years now). I don’t have my period for all this time and recently I have been feeling low energy and low libido. I haven’t ever given in to my cravings, but yesterday I did because I was scared about my period and had heard about extreme hunger so I ate a TON of calories and unhealthy foods. I don’t know if this is ok because I don’t have very much weight to gain: I feel if I do this i will get way too big and should try to be more moderate. I felt so out of control because I hadn’t had those foods in years and I just wanted all of them at once… I’m afraid of losing my fitness and lean and toned body. Am I too far along in my weight and recovery to be eating so so much? Should I just increase my variety of foods without increasing the calories?

  • Omg I honestly struggle so hard w feeling bad about eating certain things..I get so guilty and be like wow I wish I never ate that

  • Ur words always helps me to get away with my guiltiness so i always come to ur channel when i need help to get my mental back u are such an amazing person helping a lot of people’s food problems��

  • The realest eating video on YouTube, i feel related exactly. The guilt and the pep talk after so i can continue eating hahahaha. Great video Gabby

  • Gaby! I think that normal people DO have those snacks.
    Me for example: yes, everyday. But thats fine because i train a lot.
    A thing that i noticed is when i do lunch with little processed food and a lot of vegetables, and Chicken breast, and a salad. I snack a banana and almonds. For real.
    But if my breakfast and luch were poor in whole foods i snack: A LOt, and binge in sweet stuff like crazy.
    I dobt know if that make sense but maybe it helps!
    Best wishes, greeting from Argentina!
    And loooove your videos and autentic personallity ��❤️

  • You’re the best!! We all snack a lot when we aren’t hungry…I think its a woman thing, buuuut who knows. So thankful you’re honest!

  • You and Jen Brett are literally my inspirations ���� you guys both don’t track your macros and eat intuitively and I NEEEED THAT. I see all these girls tracking their macros and eating like 30g fat and like 150g carbs and I’m like “OMG should I be eating like that cause I wanna look how they look?!” It fucks with me sooooo much. OH and I can 100% relate when you were talking about the chickpeas and if it was a normal thing to have that much or if it was your BED brain ����‍♀️

  • This really is a good analogy comparing an ED to a very bad relationship. We can become so dependent on & responsive to the critical, self-loathing ED thoughts that we can no longer separate them from our own personalities which are not reflective of that kind of negativity. Journaling out those ideas is probably the best way to try to separate & discard those ideas….xoxo

  • Thank you for sharing this ❤️ my fave videos are these ones right here, you’re so amazing for putting this out here to help people like myself!

  • Excellent advice, there is a lot of obese highly motivated, intelligent people out there that believe its not their fault and shouldn’t take the blame. The eat less, move more message has simply not worked for them.