In today’s video Freelee talks briefly about qualifications she's received in the area of fitness and nutrition and why she ‘lied’ on National TV in 2016.
Freelee also talks more about response series she may be doing on her new channel. Freelee intends on continuing the ‘eveything wrong with ______ diet” series. Freelee also has many other ideas for videos but one in particular will be where Freelee critiques the recommendations of Dietitian’s and Dr’s. She will particularly focus on when they critique others like the Canadian Dietitian Abbey Sharp does because there is SO much bad advice it’s literally scary. Freelee will also consider addressing peoples assumptions and rumours about her. Because we all know there are many out there seeing Freelee is the one who popularised veganism on YouTube. Lettuce know in the comments if you want to see that.
Freelee started her new channel due to the updated YouTube algorithm or AI (artificial intelligence) actively suppressing videos on her main channel. According to the analytics on her main channel her videos are getting suggested nowhere except on her own videos which everyone knows is useless if you want to reach a new audience. Also subscribers don’t really matter anymore as YouTube now decides which subscribers sees what videos, regardless of whether viewers want to see your vids or not. If you have particularly controversial content like Freelee does then this is particularly a problem on YouTube these days. Freelee also has an auto unsubscribe ‘bug’ on her channel that sometimes unsubscribes users up to 8 times. Freelee is hoping this channel can free her from that. Her videos are no longer being suggested except on her own videos hence why Freelee is being dominated by the Dietitian, Abbey Sharp.
So as you can see Freelee called her new channel “The womens weight loss expert” Is it because freelee is ‘obsessed with weight loss’? No. Of course not. Freelee is all about health and well being, however, Freelee knows that most of the female demographic on YouTube wants to lose weight and are being sucked in by these duplicitous diet hucksters who are peddling unhealthy fad diets. This is close to Freelee’s heart. Freelee has also come from a past of ED and constant weight battles herself and like Freelee has said before; animal liberation and female liberation is basically her life’s work. It’s why freelee is here on YouTube, it’s why freelee is still doing what she is doing after over a decade on YouTube after so many have dropped off veganism.
Is Freelee an expert in the field of weight loss? Absolutely. The definition on an Expert is a person who is very knowledgeable about or skilful in a particular area. Freelee has received hundreds of weight loss and health testimonials over the years in addition to her own weight loss results. Results that she has maintained without caffeine, calorie restriction, diet pills or over exercising. So it’s safe to say YES this is one of her areas of expertise. Freelee is not going to hide the fact that she want to attract women wanting to lose weight to veganism. She wants to help get them off the diet merry go round forever and onto a healthy cruelty-free lifestyle. However, Freelee is not offering a quick fix or one that includes animal products so she is often hated for her approach. Freelee understand not everyone wants to eat Raw till 4 style and that’s why she is also supportive of a cooked high carb vegan approach.
So lets get onto her ‘lies’. Back in 2016 as a lot of you know Raw till 4 went viral amongst young females on YouTube and Freelee was getting some great coverage on National TV in Australia. In one appearance Freelee had a debate with a Dietitian. By the way yes Freelee will be responding to that meat and dairy pushing Dietitian, Abbey sharp who keeps getting suggested non stop just because she successfully rode the Raw till 4 and Freelee SEO wagon. Yes search engine optimisation, you can look it up. But that’s another vid.
So the interviewer David Campbell (who actually went vegan and lost a tonne of weight soon after) put Freelee on the spot so she had to stop and think for a moment. And you will notice in the interview Freelee looked a little unsure when she said “Australian Institute of Fitness” and the reason Freelee was unsure was because it was 11 years earlier. And rightfully so the Dean of the Institute came out and said Freelee had never studied at his institute and he was right Freelee hadn’t. She had meant to say “The Fitness Institute of Australia” not the “Australian Institute of Fitness”. Freelee thinks most people can grasp how easy it would be to mix up the two colleges seeing they both sound so similar. Since then people have been spreading around that freelee is a fraud that she never studied Nutrition or Fitness whatsoever. The reason Freelee didn’t refute this straight away is because she simply didn’t have a copy of her certification as it was in her mums closet who she wasn’t seeing regularly at the time. Luckily, after 11 years her mum still kept them.
But before this way back in 2000, yes 19 years ago when Freelee was 20 (when some of you were not even born yet) Freelee was already passionate about nutrition and actually wanted to become a dietitian. You have to understand Freelee has been at this for a long long time. She has been studying nutrition non-stop since she was in her late teens and that’s why she has the lean healthy results that she does. Freelee didn’t stop until she found the answer to a permanent lean healthy body.
So Freelee enrolled in College and was doing certificate 3 in Dietary Practices but pulled out because it was just unacceptable. Her teacher was not only obese but quite clueless. When a student asked questions the teacher often had to stop the flow of the class to look up the answer in a textbook. And then the answers… they disappointed Freelee even more! Post-op heart attack patients recommended a diet including processed meat. Maybe that’s changed in the past decade but Freelee highly doubts it. At this stage Freelee was already somewhat clued up about healthy eating form her own research and knew this was rubbish. This was just one example of why Freelee pulled out however at the time she did soldier on and completed the nutrition module. Freelee didn’t want to spend her time memorising misinformation. Next Freelee inquired at a Naturopathy school in the city of Sydney. Her mum came with her. It was even worse, all the staff, yes ALL were ranging from obese to morbidly obese, the actual director of the college being the morbidly obese one. Freelee’s mum can confirm this. Both Freelee and her mum concluded these people obviously did not understand nutrition. So eventually Freelee started her own personal training business and that’s where Freelee became accredited.
So there you go, the only discrepancy here was where Freelee said ‘advanced nutrition’ after her initial statement of ‘certification in nutrition’. Advanced certification was for aerobic conditioning and resistance training so that was a fair mistake. Remember it was 11 years earlier. When you are on national TV there is no time to think, the TV station also had one of her videos playing in her ear during the interview which was extremely distracting Freelee was in a dark room without any screen and only ear buds so she couldn’t even see who she was talking to. She is surprised she did as well as she did.
So that’s the truth of the situation, as you can see there was no intention to mislead, just honest mistakes on Freelee’s behalf which she has now clarified. So yes Freelee has studied nutrition and fitness extensively. This course in particular took her around a year to complete and although Freelee was working at the same time she found it intense. It was not a walk in the park and no Freelee doesn’t use the nutritional information she studied in her recommendations because it is JUST PLAIN WRONG and based on food lobbyist recommendations . If Freelee did then she would still be overweight and unhealthy like Freelee used to be.