Q&A » my health journey

Q&A » my health journey


I feel like it’s been so long since I posted a video as you can tell we are now back from Greece and wow what a beautiful country I’m feeling really rejuvenated and really eager to get back into creating some content for you guys as promised while we were in Greece we filmed the highly requested Q&A video so how about we just dive right into that shall we hello from beautiful Santorini Greece you asked for it and here it is pick up limes first-ever Q&A I’ll be honest it’s a little bit strange talking about myself but we’re going to do it anyway and there were over 350 questions that you guys have asked all together and that’s not even including the repeats so I think it goes without saying I’m not going to be able to answer all of your questions but I certainly will do my best to answer the ones that were most frequently asked and if you find that your question was not answered in this video it might just mean it was so golden that it deserves an entire video unto itself I don’t think I’m going to be running out of video ideas anytime soon so let’s get started my full name is Satya ba di or Betty E or ba da it kind of depends on when you ask anybody in my family because we all say it a little bit differently so for me I think most of the time I say Satya ba di I was born March 6 1991 which makes me 26 years young and I’m a Pisces so some of the questions that you guys ask made me realize just how little you know about the person behind pickup lines and so let’s use this opportunity for you to get to know me a little bit better so the answer the question are you vegan the answer is yes which means that I do not consume anything that comes from an animal nor do I purchase anything made with animal products no I was not always a vegan but I wish I was my journey into veganism actually started in high school but I kept falling on and off the bandwagon because my reason for wanting to be a vegan was for health reasons and at the age of 15 I mean it’s really easy to tell yourself one burger is not going to harm my health in the grand scheme of things and then you fall back out of it it wasn’t actually until October of 2014 that I adopted veganism full-time and really never looked back and it was actually because of the TV show The Walking Dead that helped me to realize this because it shifted my Y power from health reasons to more ethical reasons in this particular episode the characters are made to are forced to resort to eating other humans in order to survive in this post-apocalyptic world and when the episode was done I kind of sat there and realized that I mean we’re not eating humans per se but we’re eating other animals which in many ways can feel kind of the same or it made me feel that way and then at the same time I was studying nutrition of course so I started to do more research into I mean what is it like to follow a plant-based lifestyle and can it be just as nourishing and I realized through my studies that it’s not only as nourishing but it can in fact be much more nourishing and so in conjunction with the studies and the TV show I realized that veganism was something I just couldn’t ever undo in my life no my goodness no when I went to university all I knew is that I wanted to go to medical school I had no idea that I wanted to study nutrition and I knew nothing about eating well and so trust me when I tell you that I pretty much survived off of hashbrowns burgers ice cream and any restaurant that served chicken strips so it’s definitely been a journey I actually started to pick up lines as a hobby back in January of 2015 but it’s something I only really shared with family and friends it wasn’t until earlier this year that I kind of took it more seriously as my full-time career and my reason for pickup lines was two different things the first one was prevention I mean I was working as a dietician in hospitals and seeing that a lot of the times people would come in with an illness and it was at that point that we were teaching them a lot of things with regards to nutrition and how it can improve your health but why wait until your six-two start eating and living well and my second reason is simply to show people that eating well and living a simple lifestyle is not complicated it is very simple I just wanted something cheerful and fun and of course something that had to do with food so one day I was walking home from work and thinking of different names and pick up lines popped into my head I searched the domain and luckily it wasn’t taken and so pickuplines was born really that simple if you had told me five years ago that I would be making YouTube videos I would have laughed I never saw it in the projection of my future when I went travelling for six months I started to video my journey just to document it and I started to upload it on to YouTube to share with friends and family who always wanted to know what I was up to and it was kind of at that point that I started to consider building pickup lines of the community and was thinking of ways that I could you know get the message out there and so I figured I mean why not do YouTube videos I was watching a lot of YouTube videos myself and I feel that they helped to inspire me in so many ways and to help me grow as a person so I just felt like I could contribute positively in some way and having studied nutrition I just felt like this was the best medium to share a lot of it with you the world I studied Dietetics to become a dietitian at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada it really depends on the province state or country that you plan to study in so I can only tell you based on my own personal experience so at the University that I went to it required two years of prerequisite studies before you could even apply to the Dietetics program and so these classes were generally science courses and then if you were accepted to the Dietetics program than it was two years of specialized studies of course in nutrition and this was followed by a ten month internship which means that we were placed in various hospitals that we could learn what it was like to work as a dietician in the healthcare field so all in all it took about five years from start to finish to become a dietician like I said though it’s going to depend on the country that you live in so I would recommend just doing a quick google search to see what the requirements would be in your area I’m going to be completely honest about something and something I’ve been shared with many people which is I actually had no intention of becoming a dietician I didn’t know even about the program when I entered University all I knew was I wanted to go to medical school and what I learned about Dietetics I enrolled in it simply because it seemed like a good back-up plan in case I didn’t get into medical school my first few tries it was a tangible career in the healthcare field so something I thought I’d give a go plus I didn’t know much about nutrition’s I figured no harm to learn a little bit more about it turns out in the end I did get accepted to medical school at the University of British Columbia but I decided to turn it down because I love what I do so much seeing the way the pickuplines community was growing and seeing how many more people I was able to reach through the videos it just made more sense I mean again I’m working on prevention methods through this channel and I just didn’t see myself necessarily working as a physician per se I’m treating just symptoms and I know that’s not what all physicians do but I guess what I’m trying to say is that life throws you these curveballs and you never know in which direction it’s going to take you but that’s how I ended up in Dietetics in the end so there we go a brief introductory Q&A into the pickup lines origin but because you guys have been asking so many questions it feels wrong to just leave it at that so I’ve created a part two to the Q&A in the next video I’m going to share with you some of the answers to the more personal questions you guys have been asking me questions like what is my ethnicity and how did I beat my partner why am i living in the Netherlands and what is the meaning behind my tattoo and other questions like this so if you’re interested in knowing the answers go ahead and check out the next video on that I’ll see you there

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    Beza Yilma

    wow, I am learning a lot from you! thank you so much! i'm from Ethiopia which is found in Africa. we have  fasting periods which require us to be vegan for several months. your tips and recipes are helping me to appreciate the fasting periods. thank you! plus studied  public nutrition.

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    Natassha Abu zaky

    Hello Sadia. I am from Asia and I'm starting to get very interested in veganism. But I'm a student so it's really hard to make my own food, plus I dont have time for cooking as well. Can you pleaseeee share some tips on how to become vegan in university. I'd really appreciate it. (It's hard to find vegan shops in Asia as well)

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    Vishrutha Purushothama

    Happy Birthday Sadia! keep doing what you do. your work never fails to light up the day of someone who watches it! Great going and have a wonderful year ahead <3 God bless you

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    Lawrence O'Connor

    That's really interesting, I went vegetarian from watching the Walking Dead! (And vegan after watching your channel).
    For me it was the guy who lived in the woods with the stick. The Eastman I think is what he is referred to. "I found peace when I decided to never kill again".
    But yeah the episode you mentioned made me think as well, but I didn't apply it that way. That's interesting though!

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    Amber Leaf

    Just found you. Wishing more youtubers sounded as intelligent and well-spoken as you do. Will continue to watch and possibly sub.

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    Kajal Singh

    hello ma'am .
    I need help .
    how I put up my weight ?
    my age is 19 and my weight is only 49 .
    what I have to do to gain my weight , and glow on my face ?

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    Kymberli Shea

    Who would've thought The Walking Dead would convince someone to become vegan. It's actually very cool story!

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    Barbara Winsor

    March 6?? Me too!! No wonder I love your videos! I just discovered you today!! (64 year old vegan grandma) Santorini is at the top of my wish list. Beautiful video!

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    SportyChlckl

    Thank you for creating this video! It is inspiring to hear your story as I am in the process of applying to medical school and figuring out my whys and my alternative careers in the health care field. You’ve given me peace of mind and valuable information to help me decide what’s next in my health and career journey.

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    Ruth Yan

    Hey there I'm a new subscriber! Love love love the calming and soothing voice that you have and thanks for all the great videography and contents. I am currently studying pharmacy, but like you said, I would love to learn more about the prevention of illnesses on top of treating symptoms with medicines. I do have a question: is studying dietetics/ nutrition as a vegan difficult because not a lot of people feel the same way about eating purely plant based food? How do you approach professors/ classmates/ patients who do not share the same view?

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    Maria Claudia

    I have just subscribed to your channed and I can`t stop watching your videos because they are having a positive impact in my lifestyle. Greetings from amazing Perù.

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    Minimalist gal

    *to cook you must kill! And it is not only the animals you cause harm but even if you eat plants, you harms them. You can't see it just because they don't have eyes*

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    Jenna Waite

    You are simply amazing! My goodness…I'm a March 91 baby as well, and I'm no where near as mature as you are. You just seem to have so many astonishing thoughts on life. I love how you wanted to be a dietitian for prevention; I think that's remarkable. And that Walking Dead episode was hard to watch…I was vegetarian at the time and I also had some thoughts on that afterwards. Great video.

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    Erika

    I considered this career but I've been told its mostly part time unstable work for most jobs. Not sure if that is true but 6 years plus in 2023 you will have to have a masters degree is a lot of school to pay for to work part time 🙁 If you have any advice for your experience in working in this field after graduation id lot to hear it because I really want to do this but need more information 🙂

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    Caitlin Cassidy

    We are almost exactly the same age (I’m an October of 1990 baby!) and it’s shocking and such a wake up call that you as so well spoken and so much healthier than I am! You are wise beyond your years and such a kind spirit. I’m a budding vegan and your channel has helped me so much. Keep on shining!!!

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    Rani

    Beautiful soul…everybody who seen ur videos knows how your spark urr energy motivated and inspired them..including me…lots of love to u…Sis Sadia ❤

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    Julie Pearl Moreno

    i really like you because your so calm.. and i was shock…because were both in the same birth month and same date..

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    Siri L

    I'm so happy that your reason to become vegan was so clear . I honestly feel that we should love and respect every living being.

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    Sidra Aamer

    I've been binge watching your channel for the last half hour. I am actually really surprised that you're only 26; I thought you were a beautiful 32-34.

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    Kathy Yik

    Hi I like your recipes a lot and started to follow you half years ago~ just discover from this video that we are on the same birth date! this makes me sooo happy 😁 cheers!

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    Charlotte Eidelman

    by far my favorite yourube channel! i use all your recipes and inspiration for my health and wellness! thank u!!

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    Petra44YT Nein!

    "The Walking Dead"? That's a funny reason to go vegan! Maybe I should watch it and it might help when I'm craving vanilla ice cream or pizza. 🙂

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    Luís Tarcitano

    OMG you were born the same day as me, but I'm from 1995! I'm just sooo happy about it! I love you and your videos so much! aaaaaa <3

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    Pink And Spice

    I like all your blogs. Thank you for all the super ideas in your blog.I’m inspired to become a vegan after watching your video but I am wondering if you can do more blog about the fake chicken mc chicken and beef. I don’t really understand that part.

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    Kathlyn Ocampo

    Watching this on 2019 , binge watching on your videos. Thank you for your videos , I am learning so much ☺️❤️

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    نورة

    In Saudi arabia also the same to be come dietition i must study 4 years±1 year intern.. i am now in the second year and i love what i am doing,, which me luck

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    Ms Jackson

    I just subscribed to your channel and OMG u have really inspired me to go back to my old life…no regrets this time..i will meditate enjoy each moment of the day and possibly go back to being a vegan…thanks for inspiring me

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    typhoons.earthquakes.tsunamis.floods KARMA

    You can become a doctor and do videos at the same time. Become a doctor can help tremendous amount of people.

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    Seasonal Living

    You are a blessing to the world my dear. I am sure you would've been a phenomenal doctor, but you most certainly have a gift for what you do! <3

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    Imelda Roberts

    finding your Channel and blogs made me think about my health. I learn a lot from you, Thank you

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    Darryl Whitesall

    I am so glad that you are doing such informative videos! I love your recipes. I just recently decided to become whole food plant based by watching tons of videos on the topic.( Approximately 3.5 months and I feel amazing!) But I wanted you to know how thankful I am for you and your videos! I absolutely LOVE your recipes 😍 love, Zoe

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    Anjali Sharma

    OMG such a great video 😍 also we are going to Santorini in a week; your video actually making me more excited about the trip.

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    angelique giusino

    Wow a freakin TV show influenced you to follow a glorified eating disorder…..lololololol

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    Triantafyllia Orfanidou

    Sadia love how calm your videos are! Many times I watch them when I am stressed to relax. One question, how was your experience in Greece as a vegan? Was it easy for you to find options to eat in restaurants?

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    VibrantVirtue

    You had 500k subscribers when I first saw your vid, I immediately joined the club. I've been requesting you via email and comments to post a vid on pcod , yet no luck 😔 I understand you've tons of ideas, but 1 out of every 10 women suffer from pcod now, and it would be so helpful to get a nutritionist talk about it.. But anyway.

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    Chenalin De Los Santos

    LIFE THROWS YOU THESE CURVEBALLS AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHICH DIRECTION IT'S GOING TO TAKE YOU…

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    Demir Oz

    wow, just wow! when you start talking about those strange tv shows and just because of that stop eating meat I have decided not to follow you. sorry, just very strange. Good luck.

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    Hey it's angelica

    I really want to be a Nutritionist someday and you inspire me a lot❤️ I am just also started my vegan journey but the problem is I am not that consistent enough because I live alone and I don't have time to cook/ meal prep. But if I have the time, I am always trying my best☺️

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    தமிழ்

    Wow I loved ur 2nd answer for being a vegan 😍 yes every being feels the sameway as we do. . Me to vegan✋ Cheers 🥂

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    Crissy Christensen

    I am just finding the depths of all the information you share. THANK YOU for pouring your heart and soul into Pick Up Limes. It is genuinely some of the simplest, yet detailed enough information on proper nutrition I have ever heard!!

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