Olá Pessoal, welcome back to my channel! As I promised in my latest video, today we’re checking up on an old friend of ours: Chantal. For this video I’m discussing two of her latest videos and just general aspects of her journey. Let’s go! So the last time I checked on Chantal, I believe she was following a low-carb diet? And she did well for quite some time on that but then she gave up suddenly. At the time, she would start new diets all the time and her cycles were actually longer than Amberlynn’s because she would never follow her diets 100% correctly. So she was able to stick to them for longer. But looking at her account now It seems like 10 out of her latest 15 videos are mukbang videos, and that seems to be the path that she took with her channel. Now, for this video, I’m taking a look at two videos from Chantal: “Wendy’s mukbang” video and “Weight loss journey to wellness” video. Let’s watch them and comment on what she had to say. When I say here on my channel the calories matter but they are not everything, what I mean by that is that this quote of “It all comes down to calories” is usually an excuse from someone who wants to keep eating junk food. You won’t see someone with a proper diet so determine on this calorie belief, it’s always from someone with a huge plate of junk food right in front of them, and with Chantal this isn’t different. Plenty of studies confirmed that a calorie deficit is necessary for weight loss, but what you eat matters when it comes to health. And after all, aren’t these girls trying to lose weight to become healthier? Glucose and Fructose, both sugars with the same calorie per gram value are metabolized in our bodies in entirely different ways. With fructose being linked to a series of health problems such as insulin resistance and diabetes. And the same goes for fats. Unsaturated Fat is healthier and will decrease your chances of heart disease. Which is a significant worry for obese individuals. You should only apply the “only calories matter” belief in a situation when you’re already eating well but not losing weight. Then in this case, calories are indeed your primary worry. Second thing Chantal and her friend said is diets! Chantal has said herself that she suffers from Binge Eating Disorder and they are so complicated that is impossible to link them to one thing only. Again, it just seems like these attempts to discredit her healthier options as an excuse not to change her habits. Only calories matter right? So I’m going to eat Wendy’s anyway. Diets are bad so I’m just going to eat whatever I want. The causes of binge eating disorder are many, you know binge eating in itself, genetics, emotional trauma and other mental illnesses, and even actual changes in the brain. Only an extremely unhealthy diet can actually contribute to an eating disorder. But then again, isn’t eating Wendy’s and doing mukbangs every day an extremely unhealthy diet to begin with? Third, eating healthy the rest of the day leads to healthy meals becoming the exception not the norm. If you eat like an obese Individual, you’re most likely going to be an obese individual. Nobody who wants to lose weight and become healthier is having a junk food meal per day while trying to lose weight. it just doesn’t make sense, it’s a situation when her habits would never lead to the expected results because she’s not nurturing habits of someone who lost a lot of weight. And the secret to losing weight is nothing more or less than eating like someone who wants to lose weight or someone who just lost 100 pounds and doesn’t want to gain it back. While I was watching Chantal’s videos I had the impression that I was watching Amberlynn, and if you watch both of them you might have noticed that they are very similar.The “balanced diet” thing and the “I know I did 15 mukbangs, but I’m stopping now” thing, and also the plans with a deadline, you know “30 days of days” of this and “100 days of that”. But the problem with both of them is that these videos are all hype, It’s just them in a time when they are inspired, and feeling good, and feeling like they want to start again. But it never lasts. At the moment, after posting this wellness video, Chantal spent a few days posting regular videos, and currently went back to mukbangs. And apparently she also said that she was smoking on her recent mukbang. It’s a shame that instead of becoming healthier, we’re kind of just adding on to the pile of things that are detrimental to our well-being. The thing with both Amberlynn and Chantal is that both of them have a clear understanding of what they need to do to become healthier and lose weight. But they they never follow the plan! No matter if it’s their own plan or the plan from a doctor. Not only that, both of them have an extremely unhealthy relationship with food that is much more than just about the food itself. On top of that, Both are on social media exposing their struggles with weight loss and actively feeding a very toxic environment. And these only further harms their progress, and their mental health. “Obesity is also frequently accompanied by depression and the two can trigger and influence each other. Although women are slightly more at risk for having an unhealthy BMI than men, they are much more vulnerable to the obesity-depression cycle. In one study, Obesity in women was associated with a 37% increase in major depression. There is also a strong relationship between women with a high BMI and more frequent thoughts of…” Depression can both cause and result from stress which in turn may cause you to change your eating and activity habits. Many people who have difficulty recovering from sudden or emotionally draining events unknowingly begin eating too much of the wrong foods or forgoing exercise. Before long, these become habits and difficult to change.” “consider a team approach that involves several qualified health professionals. Your physician will help you develop a safe plan to lose weight that includes both diet and exercise. And psychologists can help you with the emotional side of the equation: the stress, depression, or experience that caused you to gain weight. Both amber and Chantal do not need to be weight loss channels. And they do not need to post weight loss content. They also don’t need to post mukbang videos. Both of them share these videos because they feel like this is what they can contribute, this is what they have to offer. (And there’s nothing wrong with that!) And what they get in return from these videos is worth it. But then… they don’t want to deal with the repercussions of their own decision. I follow and watch weight loss content from people who are the “picture-perfect” of health. And even so, people will disagree, debate, and discuss what they say in their videos in the comment section because that’s what an audience does, they discuss the contents of your videos. You are not speaking to a void like I said millions of times in this channel. Both are now extremely dissatisfied with something that they created themselves. Both are extremely unhappy with the fact that people call them out on their behavior. It seems to me they started a YouTube channel with one goal, failed, and are now defensive because they want people to simply forget what they have been reinforcing for years on their channels. (Weight loss) Chantal has now both her likes/dislike ratio and comments disabled in many of her videos. Amber, on the other hand, it’s smarter and she knows engagement is important regardless If is with good or bad opinions. But it’s sad to see how far and how low both have gone on their social media journey. You know… It’s heavy, it’s something that I can’t even explain. It’s just attack after attack. And despite both of them begging people to stop being hateful, the most hateful acts that I see comes from them. Amberlynn and Chantal’s relationship with their audience and YouTube channels it’s a reflection of their relationship with food. It’s doing one thing, that logically will lead to one result, and expecting… somehow, a completely unexpected outcome.