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I'm from Europe and spent 3 months in the US last summer for work. First off, I've never had such terrible digestive issues in my life. The bread there is just toxic. Secondly, the thing that really struck me was how the ability to access healthier food is very much determined by race and class. Obviously, I was aware of food deserts before, but seeing them in person was a very different experience. When staying in poorer neighbourhoods (which because of racist housing policies, redlining, etc. were almost always Black neighbourhoods), it was almost impossible to find anything even resembling a grocery store. You might have a liquor store or a fast food outlet, but nowhere you could buy dairy products, vegetables, etc. There are literally no food stores in many neighbourhoods and the lack of reliable public transportation in many cities, especially in smaller cities in the South and Midwest, means that people who cannot afford cars or who are unable to drive due to illness, disability and so on are basically cut off from something as basic and essential to human survival as FOOD! Basically, people are shamed for not eating healthy, but access to healthy foods (organic, etc.) is determined by race, class, ability, location, etc. Being able to eat even a little bit healthy is the US is a real privilege that not many people can afford.
Naming the product ayds was an interesting choice
"Peanut Butter AYDS" was not something I expected to hear in this video.
i had an ingredient mum. there wasn't a toxic diet culture in my home but we just didn't have processed foods at home. now i'm an adult who only really buys ingredients, eats healthy and has a good relationship with food.
I want to add to the idea of Orthorexia bc I thought I had it since the definition can be pretty vague. Orthorexia is basically when I refuse to eat out with friends because you’re worried that they’re going to have unhealthy options outside of your diet. You become very anxious when seeing fast food and you may even starve yourself as a way to make it up to yourself. What is not Orthorexia: eating relatively healthy (veggies, proteins, decent carbs) but being ok with eating pizza for a day. Eating a handful of chips because you crave it, and not feeling guilty or anxious
Great video! ❤
I'm currently expecting, and my appetite is bad and there's certain foods that taste bad suddenly in pregnancy (I haven't gained a single pound yet and I'm almost 15 weeks in), so as long as it's safe to eat, I'm eating what I want when I want right now.
But… I've struggled with disordered eating in the past, and my partner is a very fit, goes to the gym 6 days a week guy, so I feel like I could end up back into my old habits after the birth… especially because my body is about to change a lot. I really have to be careful and balance my habits. I don't want my kids to suffer like I have, but I do want to be fit and healthy for them!
THIS is actually why we fear fat: https://youtu.be/l81kaiF1wyc
My mom grew up in the 80s, so she has a ingrained idea of thin = good. She didn’t ever deprive me but definitely seeing her always talking about eating “good” or “bad”, or praising thin/lean celebs did have its effect on me. When I was a teen she did say some things that fucked me up pretty bad, but I don’t hold it against her bc I know it’s a societal problem. I’ve worked really hard to learn my body, realistic healthy eating, and UNLEARN moralizing food bc I prioritize regularly exercising and honoring my menstrual cycle etc. restriction is a slippery slope for some. But self control and balance is a strength and rad. Purr.
I think GP was very vague and people assumed the worst of it. I don’t doubt she eats pretty restrictively BUT if you ate the way she did but with healthy portions, it’s not like horrifying.
sorry…was that AYDS ad satire orrrrrr
Had to leave a like for the 😺 flavored ChapStick 🤣🤣🤣 I didn't catch it until you did Madisyn. We good😂😭😅
Us Vegans can actually have the WORST diets because every meat replacement product (like Impossible burgers, Beyond meat, etc.), store-bought milk replacements (just look up Oatmilk ingredients), and dairy replacements like Daiya cheese, are all manufactured, processed literal junk food. Yes, you can be a healthy, whole-foods only Vegan, but for those who aren't interested in sprouting your own mung beans or eating quinoa with every meal it can be just as bad as getting fast-food.
Ayds! What a name is it a pun!
Orthorexia, I think that’s what is called!
I am def a shea butter mom LITE 😂. I don’t want my child consuming crap all the time but he loves snacks and canned ravioli so I try to have a balance for him 🤷🏽♀️ but I def blame the govt. and powers that be for our lack of knowledge when it comes to actual health in this country 🙄
Paltrow developed osteopenia very early in her life and now has full fledged osteoporosis. She can stick her macrobiotic diet and over exercise plan where the sun doesn’t shine.
She DOES look old.
No thanks, I’ll pass.
this made me realize how much of an almond mom my mother was/is