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Morning Star Reply

It’s funny how they assume the human body never gets anything wrong. Humanity is plague by thousands upon thousands of diseases, many of which are genetic or caused by the body itself, yet it never gets fat or appetite wrong.

    rw100 Reply

    That, plus we’re plagued by a junk food industry that thrives on fooling our “intuition” into craving their products

    PaulisNG Reply

    And people in general tend to underestimate the amount of food they eat every day, and overestimate the amount of activity they do.

    Sam G Reply

    And people refuse to see the connection between the highly palatable, highly processed foods we now have easy access to and the progressive decline in people’s ability to regulate their diet. Our bodies don’t want to be overweight but our minds are tricky bastards and I think people are afraid to accept that they’re not in control (which is necessary to then gain control)

    Grace Bagno Reply

    this is such a good point!

    reckonerwheel Reply

    I think intuitive eating only works for people who are pretty healthy, both physically and mentally. I say this from experience. When I started getting anxiety-induced digestive issues, I couldn’t listen to my body because it was telling me not to eat, and when I ate, to have little.

sheen d Reply

With all these nutritionists and doctors turning out to be psycho, I’m glad I have half the brain cells to figure this out for myself.

    rw100 Reply

    Don’t know if it’s the same in the States, but in the UK, anyone can call themselves a “nutritionist”, even with no relevant education; “dietician” is the reserved term, so you have to be a qualified professional (in theory) to call yourself that.

    hotdog water Reply

    @rw100 it is the same in the states, at least where I live

    MadameSomnambule Reply

    @rw100 There’s a licensed dietitian who’s popular on Youtube that pushes the HAES mindset though, her name is Abbey Sharp. It’s sad that anti-dieting has become a HAES thing, trying to convince everyone they have an eating disorder. Abbey had orthorexia before, though, so that can certainly cloud a dietitian’s vision when it comes to helping people with their diet. That can be dangerous.

    rw100 Reply

    @MadameSomnambule I actually had her in mind when I added the “in theory”

    Lizzie Turbett Reply

    the woman mentioned in this video is a registered dietitian with multiple master’s level degrees, she obviously knows what she’s talking about. he’s just misconstruing her message based off of one post. her other posts give more context

Amelia Heredia Reply

It’s scary to think people listen to some of these “Instagram nutritionists” simply because they have a six-pack or they are extremely lean

Sahre Reply

“Everyone else is wrong, buy my course”

    Somber Waves Reply

    Lol literally, that’s all it is. I’ll never understand the gullibility of many.

Gluttenousgainz Reply

This woman is nuts. An extremist.

Amber Clark Reply

People just want to hear that their weight isn’t the problem their self esteem is. No! It’s two different battles and both are important. One for your mental health and the other for physical. They go hand and hand. Losing weight sucks yes. It’s hard, it’s complicated (if you have pcos like me), however it can save your life. Is trying to lose weight any more dangerous then being obese?

    Kenzie MayRae Reply

    Great points!!!

    Emma Toulouse Reply

    Louder for the fat enabling idiots in the back

    Marley Reply

    @Sam G Hopefully, one day you can get rid of PCOS. I know this isn’t possible for most people. You are currently doing really well. I hope you are doing well. Good luck. You got this.

    Ordinary Girl Trying to be Fabulous Reply

    I wish blood pressure and knee pain were controlled by my self esteem.

    Lizzie Turbett Reply

    eating disorders have the highest mortality rate out of any mental illness.

Giovanna Atwood Reply

She’s creating a problem (or exaggerating a problem) for an already marginalized group of people and offering a solution through her own services. Marketing 🥴

    Dmitry Podobreev Reply

    yeah it’s really predatory actually

Infernum Reply

I think it´s really interesting how all these nutritionists always talk about eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia when talking about diets, but never acknowledge that eating excessively is also an eating disorder.

    wende patrella Reply

    be careful with following these “nutritionists” ALOT of them don’t have the credentials to even provide nutritional diet therapy, such as what actual RDs do! I think she’s just another fake selling diet plans for a quick cash grab on Instagram!

    L Reply

    Food addiction is a thing

    chlorhex Reply

    @hotdog water Binge eating disorder is the most neglected and non-acknowledged eating disorder. Crazy especially because it’s the most common eating disorder in the USA.

    wende patrella Reply

    @chlorhex thankfully actual qualified RDs can specialize in eating disorders!!

    Anne Tidwell Reply

    Not only that but Binge Eating Disorder is estimated to be the most prevalent ED in the US and I *think* Canada.

Lucy Axford Reply

Its telling that all these initiative eating people are all slim they obviously naturally have a smaller appetite. If I just ate whatever I wanted I would definitely be obese. Being aware of your food intake and having an eating disorder are two completely different things.

    Amanda Reply

    I can’t trust my intuition. I’d be bed bound if I ate how my emotions were telling me to eat.

    Kylie Grogan Reply

    Exactly!! Same goes for me!

    Shadow Sun Reply

    I have to have an alarm on my phone that goes off to remind to start getting food or a meal ready. Otherwise I’ll go allll day with nothing. So intuitive eating for me is also terrible in the inverse way. The only way I get an appetite is by playing sports or working out.

    Lauren Wickert Reply

    Unfortunately, nothing works the same for 100% of people, but “influencers” for some reason like to pretend that that’s how it is. Good on you for knowing how your body and mind operates and figuring out what’s best for you. Intuitive eating works for me to maintain my health, but it’s so obvious to me that it does not work for a lot of people, so I’m careful who I recommend it to. My sister for example has struggled with binge eating for a long time and I really don’t think it would completely work for her, so we tend to just talk about health in different ways when it comes up.

ShockWave ZERO Reply

Basically, practice doing the right things until it becomes a habit or instinct. Essentially for intuitive eating to occur, you have to start off with some work, and keep repeating them so that you get accustomed, and know what to eat.

Another point I would like to make is this is why Jeff Cavaliere hates the word “diet” because it implies that it’s something you’re only planning to do for a certain amount of time, as well as not enjoying the incredibly strict restrictive eating. If the food is enjoyable AND mostly healthy, it is a style that can be sustained. He’s just one of the few that I know of that shares this info.

Kristin Williams Reply

As someone who has struggled with my weight for years it kills me to see people saying that it wasn’t my weight that made me feel bad but my self esteem was. People like me who want to lose weight try to find useful information to help me do so, but then all I find is just so much bull crap like this out there. Honestly your channel and Michelle McDaniels has been what has helped me the most, I’m 35 pounds down and still have 92 to go. Thank you for putting the correct information out there! Love your channel.☺️

    Jessica W Reply

    Woo hoo! Congrats! I’m 20 down and 120 to go. We’ll get there! 🙌

    Kristin Williams Reply

    Jessica W Thank you & that’s AWESOME! Congrats on your weight loss too! It’s hard as crap to do and to stick to, but so worth it in the end!☺️🥰

Jessica W Reply

Dear “Instagram Nutritionist”,
I can’t “intuitively eat”. If I “intuitively eat”, I will have two pizzas, hot wings, a bottle of wine or several beers. I will eat an entire pan of basil pesto tortellini or an entire dozen of tamales or a whole bag of buffalo flavored pretzel pieces if given half a chance.

One day, I’ll get to “intuitive eating” when I’m at a healthy weight.
A Morbidly Obese Binge Eater

    Emily Lachtrupp Reply

    Way to go changing your eating Jessica! I am the same way. You can do it!

    Jerry694111 Reply

    Take a 10 km walk and you’ll feel like vomiting before eating that much.

    Jessica W Reply

    @Emily Lachtrupp Thank you! Getting healthy is simple, but not easy. We’ll get there!

    Jessica W Reply

    @Jerry694111 Doesn’t work that way :/ but thanks for the tip ❤️

    Nikki Dee Reply

    You are amazing!! You WILL achieve your weight loss goals, whatever they are for you! That’s the kind of mind set everyone who has food issues needs. Get it girl!!💖

Kiana Vu Reply

As someone who can sort of get where she’s coming from, My dad taught me “intuitive eating” when i was a lot younger by saying just listen to what your body wants or needs and thats worked for me for a long time, not as in eat whatever you want but if your body is really craving something, whether it be veggies, proteins, grains or sweets at that time. And this is something nice to hear from, from other people to not really worry about what your body looks like but what it needs intuitively. However as someone who hasn’t really dealt with being over weight i can definitely see how this wouldn’t work for people who use food to cope and such, which is something I’ve never had to deal with. But on the flip side I know its been beneficial for people like me, who although haven’t struggled severely with weight, have struggled with body image issues and felt like their body wasn’t good enough unless it was very skinny. I hope this makes sense and wasn’t too repetative??? But it was really insightful to hear how this wouldn’t work for different people who don’t have a similar situation to mine

cel VsMachine Reply

I can’t wrap my head around a nutritionist who doesn’t want people to track… or at least have an understanding of what they are consuming… like what is it that you do?

    paperandblackroses Reply

    They just cheerlead overeating.

    chlorhex Reply

    They coddle your feelings and enable your bad behavior. Nutritionist is a sham title anyway. It means nothing and requires no certifications. Dietician is what you want.

    Jenny smith Reply

    My thoughts exactly

Rebecca Hileman Reply

It’s like drinking alcohol. Some people are able to do it responsibly and some cannot. It doesn’t not make drinking alcohol evil.

    Yvonne Solomon Reply

    Exactly- you wouldn’t tell someone who is struggling with an alcohol addiction to “drink intuitively”. So many of these instagram nutritionists forget that bingeing disorders are a real thing

Fossil Friendly Reply

She’s also saying “don’t listen to other fitness/diet experts, listen to me” by implying her competition has eating disorders and body dysphoria. Which is super not great

Laura Esch Reply

TW: disordered eating

My problem with intuitive eating is that it doesn’t work for everyone. When I had really disordered eating habits (i.e. not eating for 4 days, restricting my calorie intake to 800 kcal a day, purging etc.) I wasn’t hungry. My body basically adapted to it to the point where I kinda forced myself to eat so I wouldn’t pass out during PE. An Instagram post that says: “don’t worry about the calories, eat the cookie” or “if you want to eat because your hungry, eat!” wouldn’t have helped me. I was overweight/obese as a child and eating cookies without worrying about the calories was what brought me to that weight that I was now trying to loose with my disordered eating habits. Luckily I managed to get it under control and never actually got underweight, but I lost my period for many months. I just got it back this month. I’m still weighing my food, tracking calories and eating mostly healthy, but I don’t get a mental breakdown because I ate a cookie.

Crimson Lee Reply

You perfectly explained how I feel. I can’t stand when people say anyone who tracks calories and measures food has an eating disorder. I became overweight because I lacked knowledge about calories and portion control. I also was emotionally eating. A few months ago, I started to track my calories and measure my food in a HEALTHY way. It helped me so much that I lost 35 lbs so far and feel physically better than ever. I slowly stopped tracking my food because I have more knowledge about healthy eating and am more mindful of what I’m eating. Tracking my food helped me change my lifestyle. I really appreciate these videos!

    Michele Harden Reply

    Folks can think whatever they like. I’m going to track because I need those boundaries.

Sam Reply

i’m so tired of nutritionists and influencers spreading misinformation and advice on disordered eating. bulimia and anorexia nervosa are mental illnesses that should be treated by a psychologist, not someone who took a year long online class on nutrition.

    wende patrella Reply

    Right, it gives actual registered dietitians a bad name..she claims she’s an RD, but I highly doubt it.. It’s VERY rare that an RD would call them a “nutritionist”!!!

Amber Blaylock Reply

As a musician, I think intuitive eating is a lot like improvising when you’re performing. It’s an amazing skill to be able to have. You’re listening to the music and responding the way your mind and body feel like responding. But you can’t improvise well without having a strong foundation in musical knowledge and technique. Same with intuitive eating. You can’t do it well if you don’t have those behavioral and knowledge foundations.

    chlorhex Reply

    That’s really interesting. I never thought of it that way.

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