How to prevent Overeating


How To Stop Stress Eating [Step-by-Step]

Video taken from the channel: Autumn Bates


How to Stop Emotional Eating Best Weight-Loss Videos

Video taken from the channel: DoctorOz


How to Stop Emotional Eating PLUS Can a Low Carb Diet be Intuitive Eating? Intuitive Eating Ep 7

Video taken from the channel: Abbey Sharp


How To Stop Binge Eating And Emotional Eating Once And For All

Video taken from the channel: Project Life Mastery


Emotional Eating How to Recognize It

Video taken from the channel: Dr. Tracey Marks


The science behind stress eating

Video taken from the channel: CBS This Morning


How to Stop Emotional Eating

Video taken from the channel: DoctorOz

Look at the Way You Eat How you eat can be more important than what you eat. The total amount of food you eat, your attitude toward food, how you balance your meals and snacks, and your personal eating habits can play a much bigger role in emotional overeating than the specific foods you choose to eat. Mindful meditation can ease stress and help fight the impulse that triggers stress eating. Choose a quiet place to sit and observe your thoughts and your breathing.

Don’t judge how you feel. Plan out your meals for the week, including snacks. Keep in mind it is important that your meal plan is reasonable and healthy. Rather than deprive yourself of all your Avoid skipping meals, as this can lead to more intense hunger and overeating when you do sit down to eat. Keep your meal You.

Many people have successfully staved off cravings or greatly reduced the amount of “stress” food they eat by practicing mindful eating. 2. Mindfulness, the act of being present and aware, can help people get out of the habit of acting on their cravings without thinking. Support yourself with healthy lifestyle habits Make daily exercise a priority. Physical activity does wonders for your mood and energy levels, and it’s also a powerful Aim for 8 hours of sleep every night.

When you don’t get the sleep you need, your body craves sugary foods. The goal is to rewire your brain to identify non-eating behaviors as comforting. Step One: Be Aware. Much of emotional eating is so unconscious that it happens automatically or below your awareness.

Before you jump into changing this behavior, keep a journal. The solution to emotional eating is less about eating than it is about emotions. You can start with a simple step. “Make a list of what is stressing you, and make a plan to take control of the.

While it may seem that your problem is that you’re powerless over food, emotional eating actually comes from feeling powerless over emotions. If you deal with feelings by numbing or soothing yourself with food, you stop feeling capable of dealing with your feelings head. Allowing yourself to feel uncomfortable emotions can be scary.

But most emotional eating takes place on a far more subtle scale-which may be the reason you can’t drop those last 5, 10, or 25 pounds. “About 75 percent of the people who come to see me for weight-loss advice eat to deal with their feelings,” says Jane Jakubczak, R.D., the coordinator of nutrition services at the University of Maryland. Emotional Eating Cycle. Emotional eating is an unhealthy cycle that’s repeated over and over again, sometimes allowing the problem to get out of control. For people dealing with daily emotional eating, it’s a type of binge eating disorder.

The emotional eating cycle is continuous. It begins with trigger that leads to discomfort and promotes.

List of related literature:

By eating in a balanced way—neither undereating nor overeating—you reduce your emotional reactivity.

“The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder: Using DBT to Regain Control of Your Emotions and Your Life” by Sheri Van Dijk, Zindel V. Segal
from The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder: Using DBT to Regain Control of Your Emotions and Your Life
by Sheri Van Dijk, Zindel V. Segal
New Harbinger Publications, 2009

The first step in eliminating emotional eating is to make eating a conscious activity.

“The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body” by Jeffry S. Life
from The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body
by Jeffry S. Life
Atria Books, 2011

Overwhelming feelings often lead to binge eating, either to avoid or to distract oneself from feelings such as resentment, or binge eating can serve to assuage emptiness, or to fill up a “drained” self with food.

“Psychiatric Nursing: Contemporary Practice” by Mary Ann Boyd
from Psychiatric Nursing: Contemporary Practice
by Mary Ann Boyd
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005

» Try to separate emotions from eating.

“Eating Clean For Dummies” by Jonathan Wright, Linda Johnson Larsen
from Eating Clean For Dummies
by Jonathan Wright, Linda Johnson Larsen
Wiley, 2016

Realize that it is not always your body that tells you to eat — it is often your mind.

“Quantum Eating: The Ultimate Elixir of Youth” by Tonya Zavasta
from Quantum Eating: The Ultimate Elixir of Youth
by Tonya Zavasta
BR Publishing, 2007

Go for a walk and change your emotional state before eating.

“High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way” by Brendon Burchard
from High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way
by Brendon Burchard
Hay House, 2017

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

By making yourself dependent on food for emotional support, rather than your relationships or your soul, you abdicate your power to control your eating.

“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

Be conscious of the emotions you feel while you eat.

“Flat Belly Diet!” by Liz Vaccariello, Cynthia Sass, David L. Katz
from Flat Belly Diet!
by Liz Vaccariello, Cynthia Sass, David L. Katz
Rodale Books, 2009

Identifying and avoiding environmental or social triggers for excessive eating can also help.

“Textbook of Family Medicine E-Book” by Robert E. Rakel
from Textbook of Family Medicine E-Book
by Robert E. Rakel
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2007

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (877) 492-3666

Bibliography: oktay_bibliography

View all posts


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

  • Today.. I watched this video and bought the ebook version of the book you mentioned, straight away..

    I was reading for like hours, halfway done now, and I’m just really excited to start…

    So within about two weeks I will be able to tell if it works for me as well.. (One whole week without bingeing is like a record, so two of them to make sure I’m not dreaming)..

    Maby I can cancel my treatment which would start in March.


    Have a nice weekend you all. Hopefully with lots of new energy and optimistic feelings.

  • An Introductory Guide To Ending Emotional Eating Forever

    Emotional overeating is almost a joke in our society – movies, TV shows, and the resulting stereotypes cause many of us to laugh about how much ice cream it takes to get over a boyfriend, or how much chocolate we need to overcome rejection. But for those who actually suffer from emotional overeating, it’s anything but funny

    This powerful guide will provide you with everything you need to finally overcome this sometimes devastating eating problem.

  • Can you review Chloe Ting’s diet? She is a trend right now with all this workout plan situation, a lot of people (including me!) are following her. She’s an exemple of lifestyle but idk….Thankss!!

  • WE are all on a journey. One step in front of the other with positive selflove. When we compare ourselves to others it is easy to become discouraged. I still sometimes have a hard time loving myself, but kind words help. ❤

  • Ok, she eats less of several things. She runs. She writes. What does she do when she needs to handle emotional eating with food?

  • I used food to help with ADD for a long time. I’d eat until I was nauseous. Then wait until the nausea subsided and then keep eating. It was the only way to focus.

    I am so grateful to medicine for doing that for me now and I am slowly dealing with my old habits of constantly needing something to chew.

  • What this woman does when she feels depressed, cause when i do i end up having serious episodes of over eating, sometimes i can avoid it but if i cant sleep i will probably end up eating anything i wish, and i want to end that…. And i dont know what to do…, people tell me to drink water but when the urge comes e just forget about water and my goals for weight loss… Its truly sad i havent found a way to win this thing. I need help and i dont know how to get it…

  • For those who is still on their way to burn their fat with pills, crazy diets and exercises. That woman has given tip me how to burn fat quick still eating my favourite morning donuts. Watch that short video here NODIET. XCOURSE. XYZ (without spaces) to know how!

  • Thank you for sharing this!! Do you have any suggestions for someone that does intuitive eating and also want to exercise to lose fat? of course to get the most of my exercise, that would require eating low carbs but it’s really hard with the intuitive mindset! It would be helpful if you can provide some ideas/suggestions with this. Thank you! <3

  • She looks great…but im not believing she ran any marathons. Lol may have participated…but runners have a very specific body and if she was doimg all that she would be more toned and im not not buying it. Sorry.

  • Thank you for sharing this video! I have acquired both resources that you recommended and began applying your advice immediately. The effects are already showing, and I’m deeply grateful. All the best! ����

  • Everyday Dr. OZ has the things on his show Sometimes this happens with women hormones get out of wrack in older women like my self be blessed in your lifetime

  • Hi Dr. Tracey, as a recovering binge eater, I greatly appreciate your video on that. I’ve done the work, so the binge eating part of me is pretty dormant. Now, I’m noticing that I emotionally eat. Especially during quarantine watching movies. Listening to this video I realized that I eat with a distractionusually a movie, series, YouTube video or call. I think I’m over eating alone. It must be subconscious. I live alone and I am single (not at all upset about it), but I guess I’ve trained myself now that while I’m watching a movie at night I need popcorn or chocolate and that’s when I get mad at how much I eat while I’m not hungry. How can I break the association of movie and food? And how can I feel less awkward eating alone in silence every day so I can be more mindful?

  • An Introductory Guide To Ending Emotional Eating Forever

    Emotional overeating is almost a joke in our society – movies, TV shows, and the resulting stereotypes cause many of us to laugh about how much ice cream it takes to get over a boyfriend, or how much chocolate we need to overcome rejection. But for those who actually suffer from emotional overeating, it’s anything but funny

    This powerful guide will provide you with everything you need to finally overcome this sometimes devastating eating problem.

  • ok yah I am berry much like all that so I agree with my counsellor when she told me that I have emotional eating thank you I also eat sometimes just cause the food is their!

  • Thank you Abbey for this video. I needed it so badly. This crazy times are making me cope with food and I am not feeling my best. I was able to manage my ED in the past thanks to therapy and I haven’t felt the need to purge in a long time, but I am binging a lot through quarantine and it scares me to trigger my ED again. So I needed this a lot. Thank you so much

  • Oh yes because men are never stressed out. Tired of the martyr women out there thinking their husbands are having a spa vacation every day in the office with long commutes bad bosses demanding clients hostile coworkers and the pressure of being a breadwinner. But oh how dare they feel stressed!

  • They should have us3d women as well in the study to observe our “feeble little minds” since they claim its so different in the observable universe.. nonetheless, ive done things like not buy anything enjoyable or that tastes good to the point where i almost dont even keep food around in my home (really). I am just the average size of the women in my country but supposedly id be more healthier if i were “smaller”… it certainly would harbor more unwant3d attention and that is where i get to the point of, do i even care?

  • It’s so interesting, l think most food itself is a drug (bad processed foods). If people realize that the bad food is part of the stress, they can avoid it but it’s a commitment just like say quitting smoking….hate to be harsh but it’s the truth.

  • You released this video the same day I came to the realization I prefer low carb/ high fat. I’m making breast milk which is mostly composed of fat. This is why I crave so much of it. If I eat too many carbs I crash so hard at the end of the day.

  • There was a time that I couldn’t stop eating and what worked for me was eating by schedule. Breakfast at 7 AM, lunch at 12:30 PM and dinner at 7 PM. One snack at 9:30 AM and one 3:30. That was all. No matter what I felt, I only ate on these specific moments. If I felt “hunger” in between I repeated to my self many times “I know this is not real hunger”.

  • Hi everybody. I used to be a emotional eater. I struggled with binge eating, carb addiction, extreme weight gain, weight loss. I know it is very hard to get rid of it. Now i can fix it 90%. There are some tip i want to share:
    1) i talk to myself: you are able to eat everything you want. When my mind feel free to eat, i craving food less. Then i reduce the bad food, bad carb slowly.
    2) i accept, admit that i am craving, im a carb addiction. I relize that we can not lie our body. Let say the truth and brave to get rid of.
    3) when i want to eat more, i wait 30 minute more. In that time, i do something else and i relize that i didnt crave food anymore
    4) i learn to cook. I cook new food, eat healthy as much as i can and feel very good.
    Sorry for my bad english:))
    I want to contact with people to help them get rid of this monster and also want to improve my english. You can share with me and me can find solution together. This is my SKYPE account: live:hanhvuong283

  • My doctor said to me it’s impossible to lose 20-30 lbs, then added… “if you do, you won’t keep it off. I see 15 patients a day and I’m telling you, it’s impossible, unless you’re “highly” motivated. I said, Exactly! His response, “Then let’s go!” Oh, he also said, “Just look at me.” Smh. Any thoughts on this Dr. Marks?

  • I ate when there negative comments, I live with a VERY negative mother. I got lots of negative feed back for being over weight. I then binged and purged by 16. I stopped when I had kids.
    I married, had kids and stayed overweight. My top weight was310lbs.
    Had weight loss surgery, then began eating and bingeing to cope since I could not just eat emotionally. Crazy how old behaviours come back.
    A year with BANA (bulimia anorexia nervosa association) and the help of a psychiatrist who diagnose me properly, (bipolar type 2). Medication helps but CBT help me a lot.
    This is a great straightforward explanation I can share with friends I have met with similar issues. Thanks so much.

  • please do jaclyn forbes!! she’s a gret vegan make up influencer who does a lot of “what i eat in a day” videos and believes in intuitive eating, i’d love to hear your opinions on her

  • Everything you mentioned in this video is EXACTLY what I’m going through at the moment… I’m looking forward to reading that book thank you so much.

  • Hi Abbey! I am wondering if you could please review Adrienne Bailon’s what I eat in a Day. Im pretty sure it should be discussed it is crazy how little she eats and how she copes with food telling her viewers that you eat to live, not for pleasure etc. That is a very unhealthy approach and I feel like your videos help your followers understand what it really means to have a cool relationship with food.
    This video in particular is what pushed me to ask you ��
    Take care!

  • I battle with emotional eating and it has caused me to gain alot of weight, but I lost nearly 30 pounds since last summer from eating healthy.

  • I binge eat whenever I get triggered. I was working out for a long time so I started to do strength training so I took a few of my dad’s dumbells and my Mom commented and said I shouldn’t do it, and her expression while she said it just triggered me and I ate a whole bar of chocolates and a packet of chips and considering my height and weight, I am overweight bordering on obesity. I really need to exercise and when someone comes whether its my own Mom (whom I love a lot) but when she or anyone discourages, it just puts a huge damper on my enthusiasm to exercise and do so much. But I got a setback just because of that one comment and I get so depressed. I’m in my 20’s, overweight, with no relationship and at my lowest because of my body issues.

  • This is the truest video about binge eating… Unfortunately it’s soo sad �� I used to intermittent fasting eating healthy.. Then I went on a water fast.. While refeeding hell broke loose and am eating uncontrollably.. I can’t even intermittent fast as I used to..

  • Duuu the example of the dog peeuking all over your favorite food is soo powefull!!! Im soo disgusted by it i ll definetely keep using thank you soo much!!

  • Can you review Arbonne? It’s a MLM in the US, idk where else. But all these girls on my IG just started selling that crap. It’s 100% a diet and the company says it’s not lol

  • May you share the link of the NLP program by tony robbins =) i dont kow if you get the credit for it or not but I would love to support you if you did. Im ready for a new me

  • Would you be able to do a video on eating healthy while be on corticosteroids since they tend to make you gain weight, also fluid retention. I don’t know if I worded that right but I struggle with eating healthy while being on a bunch of medications. Thank you for your videos, they are very helpful and you are awesome!:)

  • 1st month keto..lost 20 lbs.
    2nd month…gained 18 back
    All because of binge eating. Been struggling with it for 20 yrs:(
    I eat massive quantities of high fat,high calorie, high carb CRAP. I need help.

  • I’m so glad I finally realized what I’m doing wrong. Im also happy to see that even “skinny” people have this problem. I would literally just binge on anything. I have eaten a whole sleeve of bread before because I just couldn’t stop myself. ❤ thank you

  • Thank you so much. I can feel your words coming from the heart. It’s nice to feel that I’m not alone in my feelings and that I can do this and overcome this eventually. I’m almost at my ideal weight, but this is about the time when I start sabotaging myself, get impatient and mess up.

  • The visualization helps a lot, Stefan! Thank you!:D I have no problem with portion control in my big meal, I do need help with snacking habit tho:D I’m gonna use this whenever the craving to snack something unhealthy comes..

  • Great video Stephan! Thank you for sharing your personal story to help others!
    Love Tony’s programs.
    Do you abstain from the tempting foods & leave the foods out of your home? Dr.M

  • To be honest, I’ve been doing ‘lazy keto’ for few weeks and I allow myself carbs if i crave something so bad (e.g. having ice cream twice a week ). So far, It worked wonders on me as my intuitive eating really showes itself. I feel my insulin levels balanced, because I don’t get that hungry feeling every two minutes.

  • Exactly the same like what im suffering right now. I compete in bikini competition and i won in that competition then suddenly now i gain more than 20kg than my competition weight. I currently lock myself in my house. I dont want to go out. Soo depressed coz im too ashamed for what happen to me now. Thanks for this.

  • i just ordered the book!…..i am 65, i have SUFFERED with binge eating since i was 13!………………….wow……i have never given up hope……sure worth a try!

  • For me, a restrictive diet is intuitive eating if one believes that intuitive eating is eating what makes you feel good, satieted and happy. I don’t have a gallbladder, and my body never adjusted to digesting fat, so I find myself with insane heart burn and indigestion to the point where I’m in tears on my bathroom floor when I eat it. So, intuitively, I just restrict fat as much as I can. Why would I choose ice cream and then throw away the rest of my day because I can’t do anything due to pain, when I can just track my macros and choose an apple instead? It’s not that I don’t want the ice cream, I still have cravings, it’s that I know self control is the best way to love my body by not subjecting it to having to digest a food group it literally can’t.

    I’m sure there are others with allergies, intolerances or health conditions who understand what I mean.

  • Thank you for this video as it really helps me rethink about binge eating and find a way out of it. I’m just so sick of going through the cycle of dieting and binging eating again and again and I want a life where I can eat like a normal person so much. So thank you for this video, really appreciate it.

  • I know I’m not hungry, I know I’m full but I still can’t stop myself when I’m overly anxious / stressed. I’m fully aware of how I feel and what I am doing and what damage I’m doing to my body. I wish I knew how to snap myself out of it.. impulse control, I suppose. It’s funny because for twelve years I starved myself and I did a total 180 after a really bad time / episode.

  • I’ve been struggling so much with trying to get healthier and not gorge my feelings away. This is so helpful and much needed (almost cried to be honest…) No binge cycling. No guilty feelings. Just fueling my body and enjoying the journey.

  • Wow… just what I needed to hear… I used the link for Amazon and ordered the book… will go to Tony Robbins website… thank you very much!

  • Hey thanks for another awesome video! And for inspiring me to make my own YouTube channel! Your the best lots of love from Canada ����

  • Im depressed,tried to kill myself 3 times. I cant stop overeating. I used to be skinny at like 65 kgs. Now im at 82 and I keep going up. I fucking hatemyself

  • I just stumbled on your video today after watching a few others on the same topic and I want to say thank you. It was so helpful and very well articulated.

  • In my experience, the most effective and direct way to get in tune with your emotions is meditation. By slowing down thoughts and creating the necessary space in your mind, the repressed emotions can come to the surface and you can fully experience them. Negative emotions only go away when we allow ourselves to feel them wholly and completely. Otherwise, they just become repressed deeper within us, which is usually when we try to find outside sources (food, alcohol, drugs, etc) to either numb or distract.

  • My sister is a stress eater and she had to diet because her weight was interesting with some medical thing and she quit her job and came home and was trying to stress in and me and the rest of my family looked like bulls in China shops while trying to get the junk food into a room with a lock. I know it sounds mean but it’s better than loseing her. Shes somewhat better now though

  • The social life around me now is that people go mad with losing weight and some of them even refuse to eat just because they want to be skinny. I suffered from emotional eating too and after that I felt Guilty, but now I know how important it is to make friends with food and every food is valuable, and what determines your health is how you going to choose the food you ACTUALLY need. This intuitive eating helped alot and I just want to express my appreciation here. It’s a long journey but I will stick to it ��

  • I do eat low carb because I am type 1 diabetic. I like to avoid carbs so I don’t add too much insulin. HOWEVER, there are days I need more carbs than usual, so I just accept the fact I need to inject more insulin and I always opt to low glycemic carbs. But I wont ever restrict my body from carbs, I need them ��

  • Thank you! I actually purchased the brain over binge audiobook a couple years ago and never bothered to finish it. I’m going to go back to it today.

  • This is a amazing video thank you so much for the advice I’m going to apply it. I’ll let you know if I made progress at the end of three months.

  • I swear to God Abbey, you’re actually amazing. Completing my postgraduate degree in nutrition right now and your content is such an antithesis to the lectures, which can be dull AF and almost drown my passion for the subject. You have such an engaging manner about you and your knowledge shines! Wish I had lecturers like you.

    It’s so refreshing to hear a dietitian speak about food as nourishment for the mind, body, and soul and the importance of not dichotomising foods, leading to all sorts of guilt and disordered eating when people think they’ve ‘failed’.

  • Do you think any dieticians work with psychologists? I feel like I need something like that because I have a hard time not finishing food that’s on my plate because of emotional issues, but I’m really not sure how to face that.

  • Mx Liu re y as I r jarh a m c
    as shE n I re �� thE iS re see I know
    H dew re like ayui yt? a I I
    Afbgjkl. Dasfhkl. Web f a. Zzz
    Re 1 re I have f kf a.r few kg web.

  • I’m definitely in the “I hate food” group and sometimes eat till in pain. I’ve been trying to eat without a diet for many years but still struggle with intuitive eating

  • Hi Abbey, I’ve found that your video volume tends to be low (this has something I’ve noticed for awhile, not just this video). I was wondering if there was a way your editor could fix this?

  • I found this channel kind of recently and I looove your approach:) eating intuitively is something I would really like to adopt and also loosing the food shaming.
    A question I’ve had while watching the videos or just during the day is… How ‘hungry’ must you be for it to be ‘good to eat’? I found the ‘levels of satiety’ very helpful as little questions to ask yourself when you’re eating. So is there hunger levels? And, when should you eat?

    The question comes from here; I can not feel hungry for 8 hours (I’m inventing a number but I mean ‘a long time’) like I’m fine if I don’t eat but ‘I can eat’ and maybe I have this thing I already prepared so I eat, but I reaally wasn’t ‘needing’ the food. I also think I probably shouldn’t let 8 hours pass without eating, it must not be ‘a good thing’…. so maybe I should have waited longer to eat until that ‘feed me anything’ feeling? ��‍♀️��‍♀️��

  • And yeaaaaaah I hate how when u have a cheat day, my cravings go crazy the next few days, and stress doesnt help at reaaal obviously.

  • I gained 6 kg over two years eating intuitively, I didn’t binge or eat tons of high calorie foods, took another year with a calorie counting app to get rid of it again. If you’re a regular person, IE might work, my body however only burns 1.800 cals a day with moderate daily exercise but it feels hungry unless it gets 2000. Essentially my body wants to be overweight (I’d be fine as a hunter gatherer moving all day but I have a desk job). My advice would be to check for this before you eat intuitively or you’re in for a boring ass year of counting calories.

  • Hi Abbey!! I’m wondering if you’d be interested in doing a vid on Jason Fung’s work with intermittent fasting, as well as the clinical work he’s done to help T2D patients. Thanks!

  • I have currently made use of this guide for a few weeks already as well as the effects are astounding. They offer me plenty of energy as well as control my appetite, yet I don`t crash whenever they wear off which I enjoy, and they don`t cause me to feel jittery. I haven`t changed anything else I`m doing and also have lost 7 pounds. Find a right guide is not easy, you can research by Google. Guide’s name is Peyton Huno†az
    With thanks

  • When I feel lonely and unworthy, I like to wrap my hands around me and give myself a long hug. Then I tell myself that I love myself and that I am worthy because I am great person. I also like to thank myself for giving my body a great meal and how good it tasted. And while I eat, I often close my eyes to just feel all the flavours and enjoy them.

  • I’m definitely the “numbing” type. Sometimes I binge so bad, I blink and see wrappers everywhere, I don’t even remember eating. And then it’s like I don’t feel anything. Thanks for the video.

  • Can you do a video or many more on alcohol? On a Friday or Saturday night, I often cannot stop at a cocktail and it is the biggest barrier to my fitness goals. Alcohol obviously has nothing to do with hunger cues. Yeah, I use it to relax after a long week. Oh and in socializing with other moms, wine is big…

  • Can you review Jenn Im what I eat in a week/day videos she has a great diet (in my perspective) and I would like to know your opinion:D

  • Hey Abbey thanks for making this video. sorry if the next bit is triggering for anyone.

    I struggle with binge eating tendencies and secret eating (mainly if I have loose change in my purse or I get FOMO). Are there any online resources that you can recommend? I’m trying to combat these issues on my own. I’m based in the UK x

  • I‘ve never known so much about food as I do now with your help! I am constantly learning, yet I feel more and more at peace with what I put in my mouth! You are truly needed as a spokesperson for treating our bodies with love and acceptance!

  • Thank you. I eat based on my emotions and I’m a mindless eater:( I’ve worked on both for a few years but i can’t seem to outgrow.
    Lastly, thank you for the visuals.

  • OMG. Im sitting here in bed with my 2 dogs and remembering Duffies deep fried cheese cake when you mentioned dog puke and shit. Seriously I laughed so hard I almost spit my coffee out.

  • Hi Abby I have a question: My stomach tends not to growl even if I am ravenously hungry. What other hunger cues can I use to determine how hungry I am on the hunger scale?

    Loving these videos, and you’re looking so beautiful!

  • Amazing!! Thank you for this!! It’s been taking me years to develop a good relationship with food. My only challenges is when I’m menstruating. It’s the devil lol

  • Love this! Perfect timing during quarantine �� would you consider doing a video on the sirtfood diet? I’ve been hearing about Adele using the diet to lose weight, but when I looked it up it was advertised as “turning on your skinny gene” which is just….so problematic?? Thanks for the great content!

  • I literally did the same thing, i got to one point where i don’t recognize me anymore, thank you for filming this you are helping me so much ❤

  • Today I decided to get serious about my strength training. My hip has degenerated a bit since I stopped dancing but my therapist tells me it is all muscle based. Sooo I can improve and get past this pain with some focused exercises.

    So silly me, I go to Pinterest to find beginner work outs and holy cow the diet culture workouts covered with skinny girls all over them are just a lot. Like a lot a lot.

    I don’t want to be thin. I just want to make my aging body stronger so I can avoid pain. Ugh. It’s gonna be a bit harder to wade through the crap.

  • What about the type of emotional eating that involves almost complete cessation of eating because some emotions or circumstances make some people lose their appetite? For example, the “heartbreak diet”, or losing a job and only thinking about paying your bills/regaining employment rather than noticing hunger? Or when depression, mania, or anxiety in general causes a lack of appetite?

  • I cannot believe how moved I am by a video about eating habits. Your funny and compassionate way of educating about intuitive eating has changed my life and makes me want to be a dietician. Thank you so much!

  • When I ended my 6 year relationship I used to not eat whole day and then eat enormous amount of fast food at night and right after I finish my food I started crying (because i was feeling so guilty about eating that much food and because I tough im going to completely ruin my health because of that way of eating).
    And I couldn’t do anything about it for a year. Basically until i got over that break up. So my advice would be go to therapy deal with your emotions don’t wait for emotions to just go away. Now I cannot imagine eating that much food it makes me sick even thinking about it especially fast greasy food.

  • Hey Abbey! I’ve been getting a lot of ads for a product that’s supposed to “stop sugar cravings” but making sweet things taste bad. They not only seem like a giant scam but a very unhealthy way to think about food. Just thought that might be something you might think about talking about!

  • I want to intuitively eat these foods that I used to emotionally eat like crisps and other snacks and be able to just stop when I’m full but they honestly don’t fill me up much and I end up eating the whole bag anyway to get full. How do you balance this? If I eat the whole bag because I wasn’t full only eating the serving size or half of the bag then I’ll still feel like I ‘failed’ at intuitive eating even tho I just ate what I was craving when I was hungry. I find it difficult to fit these very high calorie foods into my life and eat them intuitively without eating ‘too many’ because they just don’t fill me up but they’re still really tasty and I do want to eat them sometimes lol.

  • What age are these men? What are their jobs? Are they single or married? Do the men have child/children? Many reasons for a person to be stressed.

  • Hi Abbey! Thank you so much for all the amazing content you put out on your channel. You’ve made a very positive influence on my eating habits:) I was wondering if you might be interested in discussing the correlation between poor gut or micro-biome health and obesity/ weight gain (especially with respect to a highly processed diet). Maybe you could also discuss ways to promote gut health for weight loss? There seems to be a lot of compelling but pre-mature research on the topic that I would love to hear your thoughts on:)

  • I am so hormonal today and I feel so fat and ugly and it’s absolutely horrible… I don’t know what to do about it either ��
    Edit: Thank you Abbey. I needed this. I cried during half of the video ��✌��

  • Literally when she said to ask yourself “why am I eating this right now?” I’m polishing off a slice of triple chocolate cheesecake �� So I told myself it’s from my birthday this week, Aunt Flo is in town, and work sucks today so I DESERVE this!

  • I won’t lie, when depressed, I’ve often went to foods and overate ☹️
    Anyone else did the same?

    -from Small health channel. Show support, visit and follow.��

  • Hi Abbey, I want to thank you for this series. I’m someone who was skeptical of the idea of intuitive eating, but I’ve realized that’s because it was always presented to me as “just listen to your body!” Listening to my body was really hard since I was an overeater as a child, then plummeted into restricting, binging, purging, and over exercising as a teen and young adult. I felt that at my default I was naturally an overeater and that my hunger cues were permanently messed up. You’ve shown me there is a lot more to learning intuitive eating than I thought, and I’ve been able to pull lots of useful info from this series. Thank you!

  • This series is so informative! I used to think intuitive eating was “eating whatever I want in that moment” so I didn’t think it would work, and I feel like a lot of people have this oversimplification stuck in their heads. I think that even though it’s called “intuitive” eating, it’s important to understand that it’s a mindset, a lifestyle even, that you learn and practice every day ❤️

  • I’d love a video on how to deal with the social or family preassure to eat (or not) certain foods?
    Throw out my life its been a common problem for me to be able to deny to eat foods my parents made or bought for me even tho I don’t really want to eat it in my family they’re specialist in making you feel bad about your food choices.

  • I have 2 questions regarding intuitive eating: 1. I have quite bad reflux and some other digestive issues, this causes a hollow/rumbly feeling that often feels like hunger, I find it very difficult to have to ignore these feelings and it doesn’t feel very intuitive, but sometimes I feel very “hungry” right after eating and i feel even more stomach pain after eating something. So I’m not sure what to do. 2. I sometimes goes through periods where I’m very ill the the past I’ve lost a lot of weight in a short period of time (without wanting to) so often i had to force myself to eat just to maintain weight even though I didn’t feel any hunger, this also doesn’t feel very intuitive but I sort of have to do it. Overall I love the intuitive eating method and I’ve been trying it for a while but struggle with these 2 things 😉 thank you for making these videos!

  • man I’ve never related more. same boat loads of fitness, nutrition, mindfulness knowledge, diets etc etc but on the binge and this niggling feeling that I need to get out this cycle and make changes.
    thank you so much for spending your time and effort to make this video

  • I’ve been intermittent fasting for almost a year and clean keto for a few months. Lost 20 lbs. All of a sudden, I started binge eating a couple weeks ago, but still clean keto. Binging on fat. Need to figure out how to stop it before I gain fat back and binging becomes an addiction

  • This helped me identify the reason behind my relapse. Gonna put on some good ol’ Michael Sealey tonight and hopefully wake up motivated to face my struggles head on in the morning

  • I can relate to her story cause I lost my mom and food was my comforter. I developed diabetes, gained so much weight and now I’m trying to reverse it.

  • abbey can you talk about Phytoestrogen foods? how does this work? does this actually work? and what to have and what to avoid? and when? if you want to raise your estrogen levels, for examle. would love to hear more about foods that can potentially influence your hormones in a positive or negative way. i think this would make a great topic for a video and very informative.

  • My problem is that when I’m out with friends and we have food in front of us, I can’t think of anything else but the food (even though I’m not hungry and I don’t really want to eat it). I can’t stop thinking about it until I either eat it all or the waiter comes to take it away. I can’t focus on what my friends are talking about because I keep waiting for someone to finish the plates so that I don’t have to. What can I do about this?:(

  • Wow what you have gone through are the same with what I’m going trough right now. I must buy that book ASAP, I want to get out from this binge-circle once and for all! Thanks for sharing!

  • Abbey I can’t thank you enough. I’ve had an unhealthy relationship with food my entire life and I never even considered making peace with it until I started watching your videos. I really thought the only two approaches someone could have towards food were either starving or overeating. I’m trying really hard to get out of those toxic mindset that brought me so much guilt and unhappiness. You made me want to be kinder to myself and I never thought that could have been possible until I started watching your videos. My goal now is to reach a point when food doesn’t control my life anymore and doesn’t occupy so much of my thoughts, and I can’t wait to get there.

  • Thank you so much for this video! �� Could you talk about why some people lose their appetite when stressed, and how to deal with it? How to facilitate exercise recovery in this situation?

  • Hi Autumn,
    I love all of these ideas and recipes, but what if I can’t digest smoothies? I always get a stomach ache from drinking smoothies because I’m drinking the food without “chewing” which is the first part of digestion.
    Any thoughts?

  • there should be more talks about emotional eating as a medical disorder, because so many people are suffering from it without even knowing it///

  • You are a legend!! Im watching from the UK, you speak to much truth. I was laughing so hard when you said s#@t

    Thank you for a great watch ❤xxxx

  • This video came in right when i really needed it I’ve been emotionally eating to the point where I feel numb everyday bcz I didn’t want to face the reality of my problems so thank you

  • As a mom, how do you protect your boy from diet culture?? Specially around family, when they make comments such as: “agh I’m so fat!” Or “I think I deserve this because I worked out!” Etc.

  • Hey Abbey, do you have any experience with intuitive eating when it comes to autism? Being autistic comes with a lot of self-imposed restrictions and rituals surrounding eating, but it doesn’t come from the place of dieting, it sort of puts the mind at ease. Would you consider filming a video about it?

  • I just watched this about two weeks ago and I have gone 5 days without binging. THANK YOU! Brain over Binge and The Body You Deserve were crucial. It gave me a whole new way to approach the issue. I appreciate it!

  • I was wondering if you are going to address how your “dietitian reviews” videos are harmful to your viewers? I understand calling people out maybe for preaching fad diets….but analyzing what people eat not only publicly shamed people’s diet choices but also, as a viewer, can foster unhealthy relationships with food. As a teenager I used to look up to these videos…but as I got older I realized how toxic it made me look at and over analyze what I ate therefore causing me to not eat intuitively (as you so preach). There has to be a better way for you, a dietitian, who knows that many people are triggered by the type of discourse you put out there to spread your valuable information in a safe way.

  • When I was already on the thinner side and about to start Vyvanse for ADHD, my doctor told me to drop the carbs because you need to keep the weight on. So many protein shakes. And sad burgers without a bun. If it wasn’t calorically and nutrient dense, I wasn’t allowed it, because the meds annihilated my appetite and they didn’t want me to drop too much weight. I can confirm the intense cravings for fruit.

    Then I got a bad concussion, had to go off those meds so I could be more relaxed during recovery, gained 80 pounds, and was allowed carbs/low calorie foods again. Sweet, sweet watermelon! It was almost worth it, just to be allowed a more relaxed diet.

  • Hey is it normal to have 4 styles of eating that you rotate between? I rarely eat normally but I get episodes of both binging and episodes of starvation. I also eat emotionally but I do have episodes where I ONLY eat when I’m sad or anxiety plays up.

  • Hello sir ��I need your help. I’m first year MBBS student. I’m so much confused�� because I think I’m suffering from fear (high fear) that I will do some mistake and I think I m not right person to becoming a doctor. I’m so much kind and I love to help others, I don’t want to be mediocre I want to be a great in something. Universe gives special, unique dream to everyone, is this my life’s dream. Is this only fear of medicine or something����������

  • Doktor Öz çok iyisiniz sizin gibi saygın Türklerin böyle güzel yerlere gelmesi Türkiye’nin gurur kaynağı yapıyor sizi. Also thank you so much for sharing her story. It inspired a lot of people. Including myself.

  • Can you please film a reaction to Grimes What I eat in a day pregnant video? The one that Harper’s Bazaar posted on their channel. Would be quite interesting to see a dietitians view on the way she eats �� Love your videos ❤️

  • I personally like hunger, the only reason I eat is because I’m stressed and procrastinating. Tbh, it seems to be more like sh than anything.

  • For me it’s the comfort compound. I can’t eat during phases of (acute) stress but when I have a lot of chronic stress and stuff going on, procrastination etc I really crave something salty and fatty.

  • A lot of the differences in how people feel on different macro-nutrient ratios has to do with where their ancestors lived during the time when hunter-gatherers lived. Some of these populations were high fat, some high protein and most higher carb. For example, people in the far north did not/ do not have access naturally to a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables due to short growing seasons.

  • Woah! That cookie I was dreaming of made me salivate and then he said my pet puked on it and I’m so grossed out I gagged. haha that’s good stuff

  • It’s so funny. I’ve been watching your videos and applying what I’ve been learning mostly when it comes to stimulating the MMC pathway by eating satisfying meals until satisfied. I hadn’t seen this video yet though. The other day it occurred to me that I had also naturally stopped emotional/stress eating and I was so stoked!!! Life-changing! Then I saw this video and was oh I bet I know what she’s going to say. PREACH.

  • Nice video, but you should consider to take some pause, you talk so fast that to understand a concept is very difficult. At least my opinion

  • My mom just died on Saturday and im trying to start the one week detox but i keep getting upset and want comfort foods. Any suggestions for my situation Autumn?

  • 1. Stop hunger in its track by eating a balance meal that prevent a fall in your blood glucose
    2. Step outside and take a walk for 15 minutes
    3. Quality of coffee swap to an organic and mold free coffee
    4. Remove offending foods

  • I am loving your channel so far. But, and i mean no offense, you are soooo hardcore for me. Alot of the things you eat are things I have never heard of and wouldnt know if I could find them only in health food store, regular grocery, or someplace else.

    Is there a way to gradually build to your lifestyle? Are there certain items that are better to insert right away?