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Why Worrying About the ‘Quarantine 15’ Can Be Harmful. In the face of the coronavirus and fears about loved ones’ health, the status of our jobs, our 401 (k)s and the uncertainty of when life will return to status quo — as well as many other things — it’s. Why Worrying About the ‘Quarantine 15’ Can Be Harmful. n the face of the coronavirus and fears about loved ones’ health, the status of our jobs, our 401 (k)s and the uncertainty of when life will return to status quo — as well as many other things — it’s. Why worrying about “quarantine 15” isn’t productive However, feeling angry and upset at myself over gaining weight and becoming preoccupied with weight loss isn’t productive and can lead to harmful. And the fears may become more amplified when those of us with eating disorders see an explosion of weight gain-related “quarantine 15” memes, and hear about studies that link obesity with a higher coronavirus mortality rate (via WE Forum).

Anxiety created. Why “Quarantine 15” Memes Can Be Harmful. while managing kids at home and worrying about our loved ones’ health and financial status can mean more snacking and less healthy meals. It didn’t take long after stay-at-home orders went into place for memes about gaining the “quarantine 15” or the “COVID 19” to start circulating on social media. What may seem like a. “Fearing weight gain and feeling bad about your body takes you away from what really matters and being able to participate in this cultural moment,” Ms. Harrison said.

Eat if you want to. “The first thing I think when I hear the term ‘quarantine 15’ is that I find it really offensive,” says Dr. Lindo Bacon, a nutritionist and body positivity advocate.

Bacon is concerned about how. But the case can be made that the quarantine 15 is triggering to people who have or have had an eating disorder—even though a few extra pounds should be the least of anyone’s concerns amid a global. Life during quarantine is rough and it’s okay to eat what you want during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Because the possibility of another pandemic similar to that in 1918/19 is ever-present (Box 25.1), these decisions can be agonizing.

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Covid-19 was an unnecessary catastrophe: we knew enough to keep people away from bat viruses, to develop drugs and vaccines for coronaviruses, and to set up transparent, truly global surveillance networks for outbreaks of potentially pandemic disease.

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While authors such as George Annas (2005) have denied that quarantine actually works, this is of course an empirical question.

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For these reasons, the virologist Robert Redfield, the director of the CDC at the end of 2018, has warned that he fears two possible consequences that cannot be excluded.

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Because quarantine in the source country could not be confirmed to include vector control, and the majority of shipments were made in less than 3 days, it was assumed that little risk was mitigated during these factors.

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Experience has shown that quarantine measures are seldom effective and, in fact, often lead to more serious problems as many seek to flee an area or deny the presence of possible cases in family or friends, thus precluding appropriate containment measures.85

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The success of the 1892 quarantine cannot be judged only in terms of the numbers of new cases over time.

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In 1892, for example, the German government initially concealed—and therefore exacerbated—that year’s cholera pandemic because of fears that closing the port of Hamburg, at the time the largest port in the world, would mean economic ruin for many (Markel, 1999; Evans, 2005).

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Because worry focuses on attempts to problem-solve for nonexistent future negative possibilities, it diverts attention away from a more disturbing immediate or future threat and one’s perceived inability to cope with that threat (Roemer and Borkovec 1993).

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In particular, people worried that the 1918 virus could possibly escape from secured facilities that harbored it and enter back into the population.

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  • Why be scared?..:if people want to live in paranoia then theres nothing anyone can do about it..:media and news have created the fear…this virus is actually less deadly than the common flu mortality wise…but if you feed a person enough negative information they will believe it…fear can ruin people…maybe thats what this nee society is based on

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  • Dr oz. Congrats, you just lost your credibility, I hope it was worth it. You had a ” dr.” On your show that said that covid led to other diseases like heart disease and a whole bunch of others and we both know that is I lie.now all you are is a propagandist for the fake covid conspiracy. The death rate is less than 1% and that’s high because hospitals are labeling deaths that aren’t covid like pneumonia so they can get the extra $ from the fed government. Congratulations, you are officially a propagandist and have no more credibility. I hope it was worth it

  • I’m eating to less and less sleep to much stressed me and my husband they kick us out from work not salary my both kids stress to we don’t know how to control this problem anymore I’m just going through bad time may god help the world �� from this virus as soon as possible ameen ������

  • Hey everyone, I’m currently trying to find out how one could make the lives of people with anxiety a lot easier 😉
    Which is why I have two very simple questions:
    1. As someone with anxiety, what are the 2 biggest issues you’re dealing with?
    2. 2. Regarding having anxiety, what would you wish for more than anything else?

  • Currently battling COVID and its a strong one. I am terrified and I have breakdowns and moments daily but this helped me get some rest today

  • I thaught i was a normal guy with decent parents. But after watching katies videos now i feel i am suffering from depreession and seeing my parents as narcissist. I dont know if i am overthinking or this is true. I need some one elses opinion

  • I have bad anxiety I’ve always had it. But I had a major panic attack at the grocery store today. Because I was following the rules but people keep coming within the 6ft and surrounding me. I started shaking like crazy and I couldn’t breath. It wasn’t until I left and sat in my car that I felt safe again. Luckily my coworker/friend was with me (we’ve been working together for the past 2 months, we just got full layoff. ) If she hadn’t been with me I mi ghb t have shut down.

  • I just feel anxious all day long, I don’t know if anybody else is feeling like this during quarantine, but I can’t catch my breath. I am so scared about getting Covid-19 that I can’t think about anything else all day long

  • I’ve been dealing with corona virus anxiety this past week. Got that pinic-ky feeling inside myself. Treating it with rest and relaxation, I think I’ll just lay down and sleep during quarntine. �� jk but maybe.���� I’ll just try to stay chillin’ as much as I can.

  • Every morning in quarantine after brushing my teeth I put on moisturizer and a simple face of Glossier makeup. And I’m realizing how much it make me feel good and not because I care what anyone thinks I look like. It’s nice to know:)

  • My biggest problem is when I confuse my chest pain from my anxiety with the COVID-19. I know I’ve been social distancing and litterly been quarantined for 3 months and always wash my hands extremely well and disinfect but still I fear that I have it. When I go grab some groceries and do my shopping I start to tripp out even tho I play the dodging game and sanitize before washing again. I’ve done everything I could but my mind will still mess with me. If I get a runny nose from yawning I go check my temperature to make sure I’m good and so far so good. But my brain is very good at playing tricks on me. Hope everyone feel better and hope everyone and their families are/stay safe! ��������

  • As a message to everyone, just remember this: though COVID-19 quickly became a pandemic, it is mostly harmless and has symptoms similar to influenza. Just keep your distance and you should be okay. If you do happen to get infected, you should be able to recover quickly (if you don’t have any preexisting medical conditions.)

  • There are mindfulness guides online…30 Days to Reduce Anxiety by Harper Daniels is a short and nice one. Share it! Many people are silently struggling.

  • Ive got nobody close sept the guys at work other than that im isolated alone and fed up with life. Ive got far to many symptoms to even muster a guess at the wicked combination of disorders i deal every day no medication or anything cuz i cant afford any or therapy for that matter. Im emotionally and psychologically burned out.

  • Dr. Modjarrad, are your opinions still the same or does your expertise and the change of current events throughout the world make you feel differently? As you can see during this interview the symptoms are runny nose, headache, sore throat and fever. NOW the symptoms have changed according the CDC and WHO to Fever, Dry cough, Fatigue, shortness of breath. Any insight.

  • Seriously, people who get totally freaked out over this Covid-19 saga as if it marks the end of the world should do a research on the Black Death!

  • Im starting an anxiety group chat where people can talk about their symptoms, share tips, and give each other constant support and reassurance. Follow me on Instagram @shannon_luv21 and ask to join the gc and I’ll put you in. Now is a hard time for anyone dealing with mental health issues like BP, BDP, OCD, PTSD, Depression, Schizophrenia, anxiety, and many more. We need as much support as we can get these days��

  • You are such an inspiration. I haven’t thought of any of these concerns but I have seen others comments on social media. Food for thought. ��❤️��

  • The way I see it….things could be much worse……this virus is bad news…..but it ain’t got nothing on a nuclear exchange for example….you have to look on the bright side……

  • Really don’t want to gain weight during this…exercising and eating right helps me feel normal despite all this craziness since I can’t control much else…sorry not sorry but that isn’t disordered eating

  • Yes to the house tour! Yes to the realness of the brows, hair and hole in the shirt! lol All so relatable. Although I have found that doing little things like my brows and whatnot come more so from a place of feeling like I’m caring for myself and so doing little things like plucking my brows definitely boosts my mood regardless of who will or won’t be seeing me!

  • I enjoyed your personal video on your own situation during this pandemic,it was interesting hearing about you and Sean, it took me away from my own problems, wish you would do more lol I’m an older person so I have been in therapy through out my life,it’s good to hear from you thanks

  • Trust me guys, if you feel like crying just cry it out! It feels so much better when you vent it out. Don’t worry too much, we’ll get through this. ❤️

  • I should have watched this one sooner! This explains a lot! My partner is out of town and in Washington state of all places so my nerves have been on edge for over a month. This explains a lot about how I’ve been feeling. I’m already in anxious person and I don’t like not knowing what’s coming next

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  • Every time i cough i get very nerveus
    Every time i feel hot even i have no fever i get nerveus this feels so bad i cant sleep properly and when i wake up in morning i dont feel happy anymore��

  • I really love your channel, Mia!
    As someone who almost finished recovery i really appreciate your content. it gives me food for thought OR (what’s even better when it happens) understanding how far i am from a disorder now ❤️

  • Mia my gosh!! If this is you speaking off the cuff it proves just how brilliant you are! Most amazing insight I’ve heard on the subject to date, thank you!!! And would LOVE a house tour

  • As someone whos had social anxiety and PTSD for years now I just wanted to say, Everyone struggling with staying indoors dont worry your lives will eventually go back to normal…this is my normal

  • I just lost the sense of smell and taste(suspected covid and isolating don’t worry) and having a hard time maintaining recovery do you have any advice:( I’m really not coping well and feeling guilty for not being able to cope

  • You are wonderful, a realist with a great sense of humour. Anxiety is rife and high pitched but it climbs up and up and up to a peak and then it goes away and the more times you practice the exposure to the thing that is making you anxious, the less anxious you are, well in theory anyway.
    I find being conscious of my breathing and where my shoulders are, really helps my anxiety apart from supermarket shopping where I want to run out of the store screaming!
    I hope your new flat works well for you and you can feel a bit more settled xx

  • Because of this quarantine, I’ve stopped wearing makeup and have gained weight but honestly I feel amazing! For the first time EVER I have hips and a bum

    After 6 years of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and Orthorexia I have FINALLY accepted myself

    I shave my eyebrows off and now I’ve even stopped doing that and am embracing my large Italian eyebrows!

  • I work in a supermarket. I’m so, SO glad we don’t have crazy people attacking us. These comments from other retail workers scare me..

  • Am I the only one who developed somatic ocd, anxiety, depression, and worries all the time without any cause during this quarantine?

  • Usually April, Easter and May are my most difficult months as others do stuff and my family don’t.

    So it’ll be no surprise that it would be an easier Easter for me.

    Except that it’s 2020 and I actually had plans this Sunmer��

  • Cant do tests… I sound very negative and it is, but they’re out of tests or you pay tons for it (and most of us are average or poor…..) cos I cant get my rash fixed that easily now cos of it either and where it comes from.

  • There is still no need to worry! Why are we still being ordered to stay inside? 70% of the United States deaths are from nursing homes, not out in the open. And new evidence shows that the virus has a.03% death rate. Was there enough danger to the American people, to have reason for this lock down? Or is this just an on going power grab?

  • That’s an outright lie that it was only “identified 3 weeks ago”.

    China’s main biodefense lab is in Wuhan. American scientists warned Wuhan in Feb 2017 that the lab was extremely high risk and that events like this could easily happen without proper management. The wet market they are trying to blame is just 8.6km away from the lab. Anyone putting 2 and 2 together yet..?

    If it’s not that serious I’d love to see how he reacts to being near someone with it and I’ll bet that he’s preparing HIS family for pandemic. China knew about this in Dec 2019 so it’s had a month to mutate and spread globally at various rates. The Wuhan government allowed large banquets to go ahead even after cases were confirmed. This is insane. We all need to stay put and protect ourselves til it burns itself out.

  • They COULD just call it DISTANCING, not “social” distancing. It’s NOT that anyway. It’s a literal PHYSICAL distancing. I can’t stand the word “social” distancing.

  • Hey guys don’t worry it will be fine just think about what makes you comfortable get a blanket and a chair sit next to the window look at the nature outside or just relax in a hot shower just stay away from the things that are negative to you

  • I have requested this before. I would love to see a video on what to do after the first stages of recovery. What do you do after you can eat normally and whatever foods you want? Is there something I am supposed to be doing four years into recovery that I don’t know about? I have renovated my recovery so much I am out of ideas.

  • First nothing if it was the year make up with every year you like and other people we’re going out to help other people and maintaining so many different things and never tell anyone so they’re overwhelmed when they’re doing something that they love nothing more better than to be able to help another person it is something others never forget not did you remember when you have helped others now you give someone the opportunity to be able to help other people I can hear absolutely nothing that you said so don’t be upset with me if I’m not in agreement with nothing now this is not a case for me don’t be upset it is wonderful that the government is talking about hygiene it is wonderful how others have to now take some responsibility with their self not speaking and spelling strong all that speaking in spelling strong it’s a knockoff it’s enough for that no be about it work with yourself it’s easy to help other people they never forget so you forgot it’s okay I wouldn’t want anybody to forget about something as humble as I am I mean really I have my own issue and this is not it

  • Great video! I’ve been looking to share something, on my FB page, that would be helpful to my visitors and this one’s it! Thx so much for doing these types of videos, especially in this crazy time.

  • Hey look at the bright side. At Least countries, at the moment, are too focused on containing and limiting the spread of Covid-19 that they forgot that WW3 was even suppose to happen. WW3 was cancelled due to Coranvirus boyyysss

  • I m having disturbed breathing almost everynight more than a month now…. I m not aure if corona or my anexity… What should i do

  • My eating disorder is coming from a place of control. Everything is out of control and has been in my life or so I like to think. I am in a comfortable place right now but now and then looking in the mirror I can clearly see I’m too skinny. Obviously this is a time of stress and when stressed well, I don’t really feel I need to explain to anyone who does have ED. Yes my ED has the symptom of caring about my size saying “if you’re not x size then you’re worthless”. However having been weight restored and then losing that what I’ve found is I’m self conscious at every weight. I’m always to fat or to skinny. The happiest I can remember being with my body is when I was weight restored to a certain degree just because I had more energy and my brain was functioning properly. Thank you for this video as it is really important right now especially because I do see this stuff all over my FB. It was my first thought with the quarantine implanted where I am. I know though through all the treatment I have gotten that this js my last grasp at control. I want to get over ED so bad, I just can’t imagine life without though after going on 11 years. I really love all your videos. They give me hope. Ok ramble over ����

  • My problem is more of me missing everyone I know and feeling like everything with my loved ones is falling apart. Just fell in love with someone right before this and now we can’t even see each other and I’m not doing to well there either. I really feel bad about everything

  • Is anybody else experiencing extreme insomnia since the lockdowns began? I can only get 4 to 5 hours of sleep on a daily basis and it’s absolute hell on earth.

  • Thank you for the video. I never really had anxiety till this. First time I had a Attack was a eye opener.
    I’m here to tell everyone who reads this. I may not know you, but I love you and if you need a big brother to just chat with reply to this and i will chat with you.

  • I don’t keep up with the news a lot, most of my stress comes from that the fact our teachers in google classrooms are piling up double the work, and I can’t help my mom or dad or anyone because from 7 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon

  • Are you crazy 5 of my family members had it and 2 passed away. 3 was in their 20s they had is for 2-3 weeks and was very sick. The other 2 was 50 and 60 in good health and still passed away. It’s people like you that are putting doubts in people’s minds and helping them to DIE. you will be the blame of people dying!

  • Its been a month in lockdown and the anxiety hasnt left…. I feel worse mentally in fact especially the sun and armth in the house that cant go away and Im suffocating cos of the heat and lack of ventilation. I have join pains too and skin rash so I really need to breathe or it will get worse. i try to keep my distance, but I cant stay inside during this heat. I could in the winter, cos its cold outsde, but this stupid ‘good’ weather makes me cry.

  • Definitely yes to house tour and a huge yes to more of Lola—it would be lovely to see you holding her. I’m finding one of the best parts of some zoom coaching classes I have done is when people’s kids and animals pop into the screen.

  • this made me realize why i got into arguments online a lot more often lately…i feel awful and horribly depressed because of this pandemic and quarantine…i have lost motivation and passion for things that usually keep me busy or distracted or entertained…i dont know what to do

  • I hate school because it’s very stressful being around people all day, but now in isolation I’m struggling with restricting for about 3 days and then binging because there’s no distraction… It’s very annoying

  • when I was about 13, I didn’t know that I needed to trim my eyebrows and apply some beauty products to ‘conceal’ my ‘scars’ and ‘black spots’. It felt very awkward to me because I had always been super natural to how I looked and how I felt about my face, body, my own self, etc. I literally didn’t much care about or wasn’t suspicious about who I was. But I did. I did all those ‘beauty’ stuffs and now I end up here. I obligatorily repeat every single ‘beauty ritual’ just like an automatic machine.

  • Im kinda scared becquse i have had a little bit of shortness of breath and a bit of a runny nose, though i dont cough or sneeze so im kinda confused

  • This video was so incredibly helpful for me at this time. Thank you so much for your very grounded and direct approach that comes from a personal conviction that is also genuine because it is evident that you have done the work to speak out with such boldness and confidence. Thank you for affirming truth and helping to bring balance to what is mostly being viewed as extreme through the lenses of our culture. Though I still feel pretty new to your channel, I am very grateful for the tool it has been for me so far. I am wrestling a bit more than I’d like to admit in this season, but I am also trying to make the hard decisions consistently in order to stay on recovery road and not take the detours that lead me to dead ends and bondage to the eating disorder. Thank you again for what you post on your channel.

  • Thank you for this. I can’t show through this little message thing how much and how happy I am to hear what you said. My depression voice is very strong right now but everything you said is what I believe and thrive for…but that voice is drowned out at the moment. Thank you for helping me feel some validation.

  • hi mia, could you please talk about some youtuber called HRH COLLECTION, especially the video she titled ‘fine then go be fat and leave me alone’

  • Steps to stop coronavirus anxiety:
    1) Stop watching TV
    2) Stop going on social media
    3) Stop listening to ridiculous government guidelines
    4) Live your life as if today is your last day

  • Thank you for this video, I really needed to hear someone talk about this. I’m a healthcare worker and I do most every “beauty” thing myself (I even match my makeup to my PPE lately because it’s fun and our masks are pink lol) but my eating disorder and preoccupation with food/weight/body image/everything has really been exacerbated in all of this. As someone who reverts to eating disordered habits when stressed, this made me really take into consideration what genuinely matters right now and that it isn’t whether or not I put on a few pounds because I can’t go to the gym every day.

  • It affects me in a serious way. Taking a toll on my husband who doesn’t take this very seriously. He works everyday and calls me crazy and threatens to divorce me over this instead of comforting my generalized anxiety disorder. I’m beginning to wonder if better or worse he’d drop me like a pin. Help?!

  • I’m really grateful that you made this video. I knew I was worried about gaining weight right now but as you were talking i just broke down and started sobbing because I’m terrified and I didn’t realize how scared I was. I’m afraid to change my habits right now because I might fall back into disordered habits but if I don’t do anything, I might notice my body change and my mental health might decline. I feel so stuck. It’s like I can’t breathe.

  • Thanks for this really helpful video. Was indeed struggeling with the many at home workouts people posted on social media…. btw would love to see a house tour! Looking forward to your videos as they really help me now i am in quarantine

  • Really enjoyed this. I’m generally very body neutral and after 30 years of fruitlessly trying to control my weight, I have accepted myself as I am. However I admit the fear mongering about obesity being an ‘underlying health condition’ for the virus has freaked me out rather. I understand the HAES principles, I exercise regularly, don’t smoke, etc etc, but I can’t help being drawn in. I actually started thinking of going back to calorie counting, and at 7am when I started to weigh out the cream I put in my coffee I fortunately stopped myself!!

  • Before the word pandemic I didn’t believe it was going to be about scales and anchors of maintaining stability and forgetting it wasn’t about water don’t be upset with me this is not a language or a race stability of maintaining oneself it’s not a number

  • I have a fear of becoming “sluggish”. Both because as a person with a long time E.D I feel obligiated to MOVE. And I feel guilty and as though I’m skipping school/work. So going from working out every day to no gym has been hard. And one annoying thing is also that my Apple watch keeps remindng me that “Oh, time to move, you were so good last week. let’s do it this week as well” or “You burned more calories yesterday than today, you can still get there today”. So I might justput my watch aside for this period, though it IS hard.
    Thank you for this video.

  • Flu kills 190 people a day.. Corona only killed 1000 today. Stop making it look like a big deal, it’s not like the coffins have been taken out from Bergamo by the army due to the lack of graves..

  • Mia, i totally feel this. I understand that it should be that easy to not care, tune out and not worry about conforming, my logical brain knows that’s right, but what if it’s me judging me. If you’re someone just attempting to recover. Not having the gym to balance things and feeling the need to severely restrict because of absolute sedentary lifestyle of no work/nothing else to do seems to be amplifying the problems. This is so much harder than normal life. Do you have some suggestions? xx

  • None of that crap works for me. I need pills or a doctor and can’t see one. Breathing techniques and thinking calmly don’t work. None of these tips are things no one knows. Feel trapped so constant panic attacks and passing out.

  • The lockdowns were way worse than the virus itself, we literally would’ve been better off if we didn’t do anything, the economy would’ve dropped a bit maybe, but since no one was allowed to work during the lockdowns it made everything alot worse, and we are forgetting about the fact that alot of people had bad anxiety and depression during the lockdowns, depression and anxiety are 100x worse than covid 19, if we just let the virus take it’s course it would’ve just been like a bad flu season, which happens alot, and it would probably be gone now

  • I live in Australia where the shops are still open, and I’m finding it harder to go grocery shopping now. I’ve always felt guilty about buying food but now it feels worse because we’re supposed to be doing it as infrequently as possible. I also find it hard to keep food in my home. I don’t know…I’m working on it though!!!:):)

  • So… I know we are always in recovery. Recently though I was doing so so well. I could gain and lose weight and not care. As a dancer I just accepted it was my body doing what it needed to do to stay healthy through all the hours of training etc. But now that I’m not dancing as much because studios are closed and campus is closed… weight has become a concern not because of gaining it, but because I feel like my metabolism has slowed down. I’m not as hungry as often and I’ve noticed my muscles have begun to atrophy a little and I’m losing some of that strength. My need and anxiety around controlling my weight has come back again but in a… muscle sense. I’m afraid of getting thinner but I also am afraid to gain fat over muscle… practicing all the mindfulness and self compassion right now ❤

  • I don’t know if I have an eating disorder (my mind is going crazy) but I constantly care a lot about my weight and they way I (my body specifically) looks, I don’t feel happy of how I look. Before the quarantine I had a sense of control: eating breakfast, giving away my lunch at school but eating at home and drink water or milk for dinner before going to bed. Know with the quarantine I don’t have that, because I live with my family is not that easy to skip food ( I still have breakfast and food in the afternoon with my family) and know that I can’t go to my dance classes I feel worse, I sit all day and don’t burn as many calories as I used to. I can’t make myself vomit, I had tried a few times but fortunately my body says like “hell no, you ain’t doing that” ��making me feel way worse along the way. I know is bad and I haven’t done it again, but I feel SO GUILTY every time I eat something else. And I keep seeing video tips to loose weight. I have told my parents about my attempts of making myself throw up, they were worried at the beginning but told me I could get through this and that they trust me, they told me the old talk of thinking about my future. Anyway, I doubt anyone will take the time to read this, I’m kind of doing it just to somehow “relief” myself. I don’t know if I have an ED (I’m still eating, it’s just the guilt that bothers me) or something else like anxiety or idk. I want to talk to someone about everything, maybe a psychologist so I can now if I’m doing alright but I don’t have the courage to tell my parents that I need help. I think I’m overreacting.

  • I’ve been stressed so recently about gaining weight, I’m just worried I will feel more and more stressed as quarantine goes on. Thanks for this video so much x

  • Thank you for this video, Mia.
    On my end, I don’t particularly struggle with food or preoccupations of my looks. But I do miss walking (I used to walk to work every morning, which made for a nice slow wake up). So I’ve been looking for fun ways to move my body while stuck inside. But I’ve found it really hard to find YouTube workouts/dance classes/whatever that are weight neutral. There are so many videos that include the words fat or calories in the title. I hate it! So if you have a resource to point to for body neutral, fun, exercise, it would be so great!

  • I think that my body changing is one of my biggest fears… I’ve had basically the same body for 20 years and I know it has to change, but it’s terrifying…. Of course the idea of going inpatient was terrifying too, right up until last week when my options were a) suicide watch & psych treatment or b) suicide. B was the right choice. So maybe my body changing will be ok…

  • Every time I feel scared of weight gain, I remeber how I’ve gained weight before and much better I felt. If I gain weight, it will probably go down again and if it stays, so what?

  • My mum and brother both have covid19. I am taking care of them as best I can but I’m starting to get it too.
    Anxiety gets very high. It’s very difficult

  • Thank you so so much mia! I got a ‘newsflash’ on my news feed today from Huffington Post about how the medical professionals will not give full medical treatment to those with covid19 who are ‘overweight ‘ because it is less affective ��. Made me so angry. Luckily I’m able to recognise this as bulls*ht BUT what is hard is the constant invitations for online fitness programmes. Plus the casual talk in media about making this an opportunity to ‘get fit’. It is making my effort to rest and eat more harder. So I’m having to shut off from a lot of things like radio and podcasts that usually serve to keep me company. It feels even more isolating not being able to deal with present day news, interviews media etc. My issue I know. Hopefully I’ll get to a point it won’t stress me out and make me panic I’m doing a bad thing to exercise less and eat more. Thank you for being so vocal and open about these issues and your own realisations during this tricky period. Wishing you, your nan and mum health and CV free future xxxx

  • thank you for this!
    my anxiety went up a lot today while out for groceries and i had to buy more bread bc i was almost out already, and i was panicking about how much i was going through and still sometimes was hungry and stuff. and now i’m realizing, wait a sec. of course i am “eating more” bc i no longer go out for lunch and tea. so instead of one meal per day, i am now eating three at home. plus “snacking”. brains are idiots sometimes. (still a bit eeeeep about it, but way less so than five hours ago)

  • The only reason people are so panicked is because the media is blowing it way outta proportion, once a vaccine is developed everybody will realise how stupid everyone was.

  • I love how you say e.g.

    I think the worst thing about quarantine is the lack of good distraction and being in your own head and losing touch with reality. Sounds a bit extreme lol but lack of routine is so scary

  • I feel very bad my wedding has canceled because of covid 19 also the lock down of airport i can’t see my husband so i m getting worst day after day plz help me

  • When CoronaV has got me down, I just whip out some Three Beat Slide tunes and all my anxiety just disappears…It’s like some magical drug that just makes me feel happy again

  • It’s insane that I’m not feeling preoccupied with food or thinking that I could use this time to lose weight. I’ve been baking and enjoying treats every day. The only mass I’m concerned with losing is my bf now that we’re stuck in the house together 24/7. I make him cookies to compensate for the fact that I’m so irritable right now. I swear I can hear him BLINK, my senses are that heightened.

  • Don’t panic!! Imagined if the Chinese are building two hospitals the hospitals are full and streets in the city’s are vacant plus people are barricading themselves in their small towns not letting outsiders in. Imagine if this is not panicking I wonder what will happen if they did? I’m panicking now

  • Being an essential worker is really scary right now:/ Even taking the recommended guidelines to keep myself safe I still have paranoia knowing how easily the virus spreads. My biggest habit is touching my face so not being able to touch my face easily is giving me anxiety as well.

  • Thank you for making this! Important to talk about the social conditioning of not only our bodies but our hair and nails as well. I’ve observed that as well! Can you please do a review of Georgie Stevenson? Xoxo

  • Ugh I needed this so badly. I can feel my clothes getting tighter and tighter and I can tell I‘ve put on weight and I feel like I will continue gaining and it makes me absolutely miserable to the point of suicidal ideation ☹️

  • I needed to hear this. I’m recovered but still have ED thoughts, and being self quarantined, those thoughts have gotten louder. I give my body permission to fluctuate and breathe freely.

  • This helped me a lot. I made a big mistake last week and weight myself after nearly 2 months in quarantine and not working and not being active and it ruined me. I had the worst day that I’ve had in a long time but just taking a breather and listening to you is helping to ease my pain and anxiety so thank you so much

  • Everyone knows when they say don’t panic stay clam the fucking planes going down ���� I’ve got my gas mask, sweedish special forces one, I don’t trust any of this data

  • I work in retail. When I come home from work I start to shower right a way. Then I wash my Iphone, wallet, and keychain because worry that their might be coronavirus on those items because of touching my car handle.

  • Do you all think we will believe these lies? All numbers are coming from China a dictatorship who lies kills steals! Nothing to see here its just millions on lock down and bodies in the fires.

  • Love love love!! Thank you for this! Really benefiting from feeding off ur information, so much knowledge, aspire to have your look on life Mia! X

  • Do you think you could talk about coping with weight gain in Quarantine? More specifically, lack of access to bigger clothing. I know I’ve gained weight since quarantine and I’m totally fine with that, but it’s starting to feel uncomfortable because a lot of my clothes are too tight and it’s really difficult to buy new clothes right now for obvious reasons.

  • Thank you for this. If you can, I would love for you to delve more into ‘moving beyond’ society’s mainstream/accepted disordered ways during and after ED recovery. And a house too tour would be fab! xx

  • My anxiety is so bad I have panic attacks on my lunches at work. Im around a lot of people constantly cause I work at a hardware store and the people I live with are immuno compromised. I got permission from my boss to work something different that wasnt as customer facing, but now other people at work are angry at me because they think I’m being selfish (which is now also giving me anxiety):/

  • THANKYOU THANKYOU for making this video.
    The inner recovered ED in my head really got set off last week when the first thing anyone seemed to start worrying about when all this blew up in Australia was their inability to ‘stay fit’ during this time. Rebel sport, Kmart, Target all sold out of exercise equipment in days. All I see when I scroll Instagram is ‘how to workout from home’, ‘how to stay fit at home’. I also started seeing some posts about ‘not bothering to stock up on food because if I run out I’ll loose weight’.

    What PRIVILEGE we have. A pandemic killing thousands of people and the first thing we worry about this….

  • I’ve found out that I have a very high anxiety level at the moment and I am very angry. But taking walks looking angry and literally looking like someone who has swallowed a lemon is totally fine with me. I allow myself to really look angry! That is very nice to get to know about myself.

  • in US 2018, 80.000 people died in flu season

    calm down, and dont panic,


  • Thank you so much for your thoughts and permission.:) I consider myself recovered for a little over a year now(yay!) but I notice that during this quarantine whenever I eat, A HUGE HEADACHE starts to erupt and my heart races and I think its from a silly deep rooted fear of body change and not eating the “right foods” because you have to take what you can get at the grocery stores in my area. Strange because I hadn’t dealt with these thoughts in so long. It’s so ridiculous because you can’t let yourself be malnourished in times like these, being well fed, happy and a few extra pounds helps your body stay nourished! <3

  • Freaking my doctor wont even prescribe me my anxietymeds which i was cut off because he quit? now my new appt they said u will not be getting ur old meds prescribed? That is cold hearted shit

  • I would like to request a different kind of video. I am not affected by the panic and anxiety much living with BPD and panic / dissociation disorder made me accept my mortality and death as well as I am highly spiritual. I am more affected by the limited freedom, limited physical contact (I live alone) and every day slowly starts to smash into one, long, continuous day. I keep myself to a structure to provide myself stability, I exercise, eat well, reach out to loved ones, study, work, go for walks in the fresh air and even though I am doing my best, it is getting harder and harder to provide myself that stability. I feel my days are pointless, my existence is pointless, I feel lonely and I would like to request a video on how to deal with that kind of emptiness and depressing thoughts, as I have noticed, many others experience the same.

  • Thank you so much for this. If all this situation wasn’t stressful enough, dealing with ED intrusive thoughts makes it even more exausting. I’m trying to give myself permission to eat no matter what and not exercising if I don’t feel like doing it; maybe I’ll start doing some, but I wanna do it because It makes me feel better and not because I’m forcing myself. Have a nice day Mia������

  • The virus isn’t that bad, a family in my city got it and they’re all fine, I’m just scared for my grandma and grandpa who both have had cancer and they’re not the healthiest people

  • Lol this virus is type that transforms and mutates to get stronger and harder to cure. It already went to other countries and everyone is panicking. They wont build hospitals in 7 days if it wasn’t serious

  • I hope you all return back to see how you all look now. Sitting at home, kids out of school, hearing of community members getting sick. Not so funny now is it.

  • every politician, WHO, Him: Yup no need to panic

    a month later: my whole country is on lockdown and thousands of people died no matter what age, almost half a million infected on the whole planet
    Yup no need to panic this is nothing serious

    You predicted it too early dude the virus is just starting to spread

  • I’ve been recovering for a year now and just realized how helpful you have been. Very grateful to have found your channel. Stay safe, lots of love ��

  • I’m so over this virus, I have anxiety to a horrible point, I keep drinking tea and feeling my chest tight. It’s 4am, work up with body ache, chest it right again. I can’t deal with this darn virus anymore. It’s psychologically getting me. People please! Just wear a mask! When we don’t wear a mask, we reset the clock against fighting it. let’s get over this! It’s consuming!

  • 25.000 ppl died in Germany last year because of normal influenza virus… Nobody was in Panic. So if we cross 250.000 (x10) deads in china, I start to care…

  • https://eu.indystar.com/story/news/health/2020/06/02/lilly-starts-human-trials-potential-coronavirus-antibody-drug/5307584002/
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Well done!

  • If you have a godly immune system you don’t have much to worry about period. Haven’t been sick sense i was like 10 and im 24 and living my best life. If your scared just stay inside.

  • People need to stop freaking out lol. China first of all is way too congested, and they’ve been trying to control their population for lord knows how long. Not enough doctor care per person there. It’s like taking 1 dog with rabies, sticking it in a small cage with others and telling the 99 other dogs, not to get rabies. Its gonna happen lol.

  • Im afraid, we should declare national emergency each year to contain the seasonal flu, close airports, mobilize the army, reinstate the draft, have congressional hearing, 24/7 media hysteria coverage, presidential speach, tell people to get a mortgage to get survival supplies and barricade themselves in their bunker, the seasonal flu! Its spreading! Dont just stand there, run! Panic!

  • I would have been tested but our government won’t test unless your a hero who works on the frontlines or your so sick your days from death. Thanks socialized medicine. (Ontario, Canada.)

  • Thank you Mia, this has helped a bunch ❤️ I always come away from your videos feeling calm and reassured, so they’re my go-to in super-stressful times such as this. So so grateful for you, and hope that you also remember to take care of yourself during these times alongside your family, and extended internet fam 😉 All the love xx

  • im 15 years old & i have REALLY BAD anxiety because of this my heart pounds really fast, i have cold & hot flashes, & ect throughout my anxiousness, im highly afraid of this. i wish can go away����

  • Nice headline and we are supposed to believe you because you always tell the truth? Get real……this is why the news should never have started telling lies before and should always tell the facts and the facts on both sides of a story. Maybe then we would take you seriously.

  • Brah the virus isn’t that bad y’all freaking chill the numbers are blown up and false they have literally had people who were murdered but had the virus so they said it was a virus death so even though they were murdered it counts as a virus death y’all realize that there have been 0 heart related deaths since this virus came out so did the virus cure cancer and heart Failure or have they just counted those as virus deaths y’all wake up don’t listen to the media and do your own research

  • Lol I know this video is about a serious topic but on the topic of worrying about not being able to do things I realised just how badly I needed to get my sns nails redone when I ran my hand through my hair and a chunk of it got embedded into the nail bed part of 3 of my nails nice ���� lol �� ���� I will have to figure out a way of removing this manually lol wish me luck

  • Keep the rambles coming! This was so good. I love that you not only focus on helping or challenging people with EDs but also question popular beliefs and practices that might be disordered! That is so rare, and provides so much food for thought. I was just remembering how when I was about 14 my aunt stayed at home for a few days, so she asked me for a tweezer, and told me “you dont get your eyebrows done? You have to look presentable!” My mom was never much into beauty stuff, so up until that moment I didnt know that was sth people did, I was perfecly ok with how my eyebrows looked. I remember feeling ashamed, and embarassed about not doing it before, like everybody noticed it

  • Extreme Emergency as Exponential rise in the infected in China going unreported by State Run Chinese Media, the Communist Parent of MSNBC. 56 Million Quarantined. Wuhan in TOTAL PANIC. Shelves are EMTPY in Wuhan. Top Secret DATA Withheld. People forced at Military gunpoint in Wuhsn to stay off the roads and forcefully extracted from vehicles. Dead bodies being quickly and stealthily removed from Seattle Hospitals. Trainloads of Caskets being transported by U.S. Military. Virus no longer contained. Death Tolls expected to easily surpass the Spanish Flu Epidemic of ast Century. Enormous Explosions reported in China at start of outbreak.

  • People dying of heart disease and cancer are being reported as covid deaths to buff the numbers. If someone heals, they count them as having the disease still and keep them added to the tally to make the numbers look bigger.

  • And they filed multiple patents on it late last year. And they had a high security lab working on this in Wuhan Again, late last year. And now they are trying to make people afraid so they will take a vaccine.

  • I C what he isn’t saying. https://youtu.be/VrhkoFcOMII  The entire ICU staff put it in writing that in no way could Mr. Smith survive these illnesses and should be allowed to die. 60 Minutes New Zealand ran this story years ago about how IV vitamin c saved Alan Smith from swine flu and hairy cell leukemia, IV  C is expensive but Liposomal vitamin C is highly absorbable being that it is encapsulated inside non GMO sunflower lecithin. He recovered from swine flu and hairy cell leukemia.

    At the end of the video Alan’s wife is giving him liposomal encapsulated vitamin C, 1000 mg per packet, 6 packets a day. 

    There are probably 20+ companies offering Lipo C on Amazon, Vitaminshoppe carries it, Vitamins Plus, GNC, pretty much everyone. 


    Yes, vitamin C, the ubiquitous nutrient that children are encouraged to consume by eating dark leafy greens as well as citrus, peppers and other orange-hued produce. It’s well-known to prevent scurvy and help with heart function. But Marik, who is chief of the pulmonary and critical care medicine unit at Eastern Virginia Medical School, had been reading research papers that also showed some success treating sepsis patients with intravenous vitamin C—along with a steroid to reduce inflammation and thiamine to help with absorption.

    http://www.VitaminCFoundation.org http://www.RiordanClinic.org http://www.DoctorYourself.com  

    Effect of Vitamin C and anti-oxidative nutrition on radiation-

    induced gene expression in Fukushima nuclear plant workers

    p.p. 39 and 40 gastric cancer with skeletal mets, treated with IV Vitamin C    http://www.doctoryourself.com/Radiation_VitC.pptx.pdf 

    How to make liposomal encapsulated vitamin C at home: https://youtu.be/LXA9Dk-Zyhk 


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, September 10, 2016
    Vitamin C Prevents Side Effects from the MMR Vaccine by Helen Saul Case

    (OMNS, September 10, 2016) This is not an article about whether vaccinations are “good” or “bad.” This is an article about how high-dose vitamin C can protect children from vaccination side effects. Until we have real choice as to whether or not we vaccinate our children, we must seek ways to make immunizations safer. High-dose vitamin C makes immunizations safer: http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v08n07.shtml
    Giving the MMR Shot to a Child with Known Vaccination Sensitivity

    Our daughter recently received the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccination. In fact, she received two. New York State recently changed the law requiring an additional MMR shot in order for children to attend kindergarten. We had to make sure that she received both injections this summer before school started. We were concerned about giving her two MMR shots (and so close together) because after a previous vaccination she had a serious reaction.

    Years ago, before we learned to give huge doses of vitamin C before, during, and after immunizations, our daughter (then age 15 months) had a severe reaction to the DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus) vaccination: she lost her coordination, was screaming, falling over, and spiked a high fever. High-dose, saturation-level vitamin C cured her reaction to the DPT vaccine and taught us an important lesson: give more vitamin C. Much, much more. Now, in order to protect our children from any vaccination side effects, we give very high doses of vitamin C before, during (yes, even at the doctor’s office) and after immunizations. To read more see: http://www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v11n09.shtml  and http://www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v12n07.shtml

  • Lololol, haha, WTF???
    they are lieing to you.
    Its OK, just look over here and its all fine, with 1000 sick and 20 dead its just fine, right???
    Damn this guy downplays it like its a normal deal