Think You are Ready To Lose Weight You Will Possibly Not Be


Dr. Sarah Hallberg: How do I break a weight loss plateau on a ketogenic diet?

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Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery Dr. Matthew Weiner explains.

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Can Eating TOO FEW calories stall weight loss? #ListenToTheSisson

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Should I have weight loss surgery?

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Ray Cronise on Cold Thermogenesis, Intermittent Fasting, Weight Loss & Healthspan

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Think You’re Ready For Weight Loss? You Might Not Be! 2. Are you really ready to lose weight?

This might seem like a rhetorical question to anyone who has thought about trying to shed unwanted pounds but it is one that I ask all of my nutrition and training clients before we start working together. If you’re working out and changed your diet to lose weight, but the scale isn’t budging, you might not be sleeping well. Amanda Capritto Aug. 17, 2020 1:50 p.m. PT.

Losing weight can be rough. Even when you think you’re doing everything right, sometimes the scale refuses to budge. You might be tempted to fall for fad diets or weight-loss products that promise quick, miraculous results. But if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Or, at the very least, it’s unsustainable and unhealthy. Even if you feel completely ready for weight loss, there may be some barriers in your life that could prevent you from being successful. Barriers to change are things in your life that can stop, stall or prevent you from realizing a goal (in this case, weight loss). In general, everyone has some barriers. Long-term weight loss takes time and effort — and a long-term commitment.

While you don’t want to put off weight loss indefinitely, you should make sure you’re ready to make permanent changes to eating and activity habits. Ask yourself the following questions to help you determine your readines. 3. You’re exercising to lose weight.

A mere 5% of adults are participating in exercise for 30 minutes a day, so any exercise deserves props. Physical activity is. 9 Ways to Mentally Prepare for Weight Loss.

The battle for a slimmer you is often won or lost in your head. Before you start a diet, psych yourself up for a lifestyle change with these prep steps. You Don’t Drink Enough Water. Between 2 and 6 cups of clear, plain water each day can help you lose extra pounds.

Water has no calories at all, so it satisfies your thirst without adding weight. Weight Loss Newsletter (or at least think it) when you’re overwrought and ready to snap. But what is a nervous breakdown, exactly? “Maybe you’re not eating, or conversely, you might be. You may run or cycle faster with the same effort, for example, because you’re carrying less weight.

Health Markers Are Improved With Weight Loss If you were overweight to begin with, blood pressure and blood cholesterol numbers tend to improve when you lose just 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight.

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I even feel lighter as the fat is melting off of me…letting go of excess baggage I’ve been carrying.

“Instant Self-Hypnosis: How to Hypnotize Yourself with Your Eyes Open” by Forbes Robbins Blair
from Instant Self-Hypnosis: How to Hypnotize Yourself with Your Eyes Open
by Forbes Robbins Blair
Sourcebooks, 2004

I am dedicated to continuing Phase 1 until I lose another ten pounds and then I am ready to keep it all off this time around.

“The Spice Diet: Use Powerhouse Flavor to Fight Cravings and Win the Weight-Loss Battle” by Judson Todd Allen
from The Spice Diet: Use Powerhouse Flavor to Fight Cravings and Win the Weight-Loss Battle
by Judson Todd Allen
Grand Central Publishing, 2018

I probably am, but I am determined to lose the most weight at home.

“The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start: Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Start Living the Biggest Loser Lifestyle Today!” by Cheryl Forberg, Melissa Roberson, Lisa Wheeler, Biggest Loser Experts and Cast
from The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start: Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Start Living the Biggest Loser Lifestyle Today!
by Cheryl Forberg, Melissa Roberson, et. al.
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, 2009

Still, this goal of losing the last ten pounds (which are like the last fifty pounds or hundred pounds as far as I’m concerned) will only be met when I fully commit to:

“The Natural Superwoman: The Scientifically Backed Program for Feeling Great, Looking Younger, and Enjoying Amazing Energy at Any Age” by Uzzi Reiss, Uzzi Reiss, M. D., OB/GYN, Yfat Reiss Gendell
from The Natural Superwoman: The Scientifically Backed Program for Feeling Great, Looking Younger, and Enjoying Amazing Energy at Any Age
by Uzzi Reiss, Uzzi Reiss, M. D., OB/GYN, Yfat Reiss Gendell
Penguin Publishing Group, 2008

But more important than weight loss at this stage, is the sense of well-being and empowerment that begins to take place.

“Intuitive Eating, 2nd Edition: A Revolutionary Program That Works” by Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., Elyse Resch, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A.
from Intuitive Eating, 2nd Edition: A Revolutionary Program That Works
by Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., Elyse Resch, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A.
St. Martin’s Publishing Group, 2007

I hope I will lose the pounds, but I’m not betting on it.

“Sweater Design in Plain English” by Maggie Righetti
from Sweater Design in Plain English
by Maggie Righetti
St. Martin’s Press, 1990

I will drop this weight and I will drop my doubt.

“You Can Drop It!: How I Dropped 100 Pounds Enjoying Carbs, Cocktails & Chocolate–and You Can Too!” by Ilana Muhlstein
from You Can Drop It!: How I Dropped 100 Pounds Enjoying Carbs, Cocktails & Chocolate–and You Can Too!
by Ilana Muhlstein
Galvanized Media, 2020

On top of that, I’ve lost over 50 lbs almost without trying.

“Problem-Free Diabetes: Controlling Diabetes With the Help of The Power of Your Metabolism” by Frank Suarez
from Problem-Free Diabetes: Controlling Diabetes With the Help of The Power of Your Metabolism
by Frank Suarez
Frank Suarez, 2016

That said, I recognize that I’m probably not the best person to address the mental and emotional side of weight loss.

“Life in the Fasting Lane: How to Make Intermittent Fasting a Lifestyle and Reap the Benefits of Weight Loss and Better Health” by Dr. Jason Fung, Eve Mayer, Megan Ramos
from Life in the Fasting Lane: How to Make Intermittent Fasting a Lifestyle and Reap the Benefits of Weight Loss and Better Health
by Dr. Jason Fung, Eve Mayer, Megan Ramos
Hay House, 2020

As the weight started to come off, I started to realize my fears had been unfounded.

“The Laid Back Guide To Intermittent Fasting: How I Lost Over 80 Pounds and Kept It Off Eating Whatever I Wanted” by Kayla Cox
from The Laid Back Guide To Intermittent Fasting: How I Lost Over 80 Pounds and Kept It Off Eating Whatever I Wanted
by Kayla Cox
Kayla Cox, 2018

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  • We’ve done something similar to the hot/cold showers since I was a child. Where I’m from it’s traditional to sauna year round. In the summer, we would go from a hot sauna right into the lake and then back into the sauna. In the winter, we would go from the hot sauna straight outside and have competitions as to who could stay outside the longest.

  • Question:  Why do I have a hard time standing or walking for a short/long time?  I get muscular fatigue in my legs that makes walking a challenge right now.  But this fatigue comes and goes. Is this my diabetes or my weight or both?


  • I’m about to have my surgery this Tuesday the 4th of August.  I”m plant based, where can I check what type of food I should be having?

  • I think Ray is on a fasting high. I’ve been there after 72 hours of fasting which I think is one of the reasons he talks so much and doesn’t allow Rhonda to speak very much! Good informative video. Thanks to you both!

  • You know as a person who suffers from PVCs and constipation and then menopause and lack of sleep and just an overall feeling of blah. I’m going to try this intermittent fasting thing and see if I can’t lose about 50 lb that I’ve gained since I’ve hit menopause. I love cookies and I sometimes crave lime and chips. I am really digging all the interviews that I’m watching that you’ve done dr. Rhonda. Chronologically I’m probably a 71 year old in a 57 year old body. How’s stinking sad is that! I’m about to get on the bandwagon and start taking charge of my health.

  • Does something like a basic 15-hour intermittent fasting, with a 9 hour eating window, actually induce autophagy? Can you get rid of senescent cells this way or do you have to fast for several days??

  • I have no probs going to sleep. Keep room cool body warm and asleep in a couple of mins. I get body cool before bed but warm in bed.

  • Dr. Rhonda Patrick thank you!  
    One thing: It’s amazing how informed someone can be (s.a. Ray Cronise), whilst making an ignorant comment: “everyone thinks if you don’t eat, you’ll have an eating disorder, or be Anorexic.” Here’s the thing, I don’t think it’s that black and white, but I do have a particular perspective that has influenced my opinion on this matter. I’ve known DOZENS of people in their 20’s and teens to die of Anorexia and other eating disorder related illnesses.  
    We need to be aware that a true eating disorder is not just a mental condition, it is a physical illness (partly genetic). Just as some people may be able to drink alcohol socially, there is a percentage of people whose brain will be triggered (many confounding factors incl. genetics) and they will be susceptible to alcoholism. The same idea goes for how Anorexia ruins and takes the lives of so many young (and elder) people -who, mind you, started off in innocent desire to better their health (oftentimes). 
    Though it is an outlier, there are those that find themselves coping with situations by not eating. For many, this is (mostly) innocent, but for a percentage of people, the physical (genetic)/psychological illness associated with Anorexia (as well as other eating disorders) is triggered and as a particular pathway in the brain is reinforced over time, and the reward circuitry of the brain is hindered. Now, a genetic illness has been triggered with a psychological component with many comparisons to that of an addiction. We talk so much about dieting in the US, but there’s an entire cohort of individuals struggling to eat. Eating disorders are the most lethal of all mental illnesses (and i’d as well as others categorize it as a physical illness as well).
    So, in response to Mr. Cronises’ comment about how if some people fast or do not eat for lengthy periods of time, that we do not need to worry about developing Anorexia, well, He is only “50%” correct.
    There is a middle ground, though we need to be aware of both sides of the coin, because no-one that actually deals with anorexia or faces a loved one dying of it had expected it in the beginning.
    I hope this made sense.
    I appreciate the alternate perspectives and thank you for all the wonderful info!

  • cant believe idiots are still suggesting eating more fiber and plants and LESS meat and fat, exactly the reverse of what is actually healthy. Try it and see for yourself.

  • This video absolutely amazing!!! So grateful!!! I’m really interested in changing from keto to more fruit basedback and forthto switch the burning mechanisms. The cold therapy is amazing info! Ty!!!!!

  • I am 63 years old, female, bi polar under good control, senosis of the spine and cannot exercise, is this a good choice for me? I did not gain the weight until I went on the meds for bipolar.

  • Where would a ballet class fit into the “Type of exercise” classification?
    I’m having a VSG in a month and I don’t want to drop my ballet training (part of the reason I’m having the surgery, since right now I’m too heavy to dance without harming my body).

    I have Ballet class four days a week for a total of 8 hours a week.
    Also, since you didn’t talk about swimming, could you perhaps tell me where that one would fit?

    I really enjoy Ballet, Swimming and TaeKwonDo, and even though I’m willing to try new things, I’d like to also do those I like. I’m just wondering just how useful they would be.

  • Ray Cronise scammed $88,271.00 out of “investors” on gofundme…in 2015.If you go to the comments thread there you will see they never received any refunds and Gofundme doesnt care..

  • 00:00:12 Ray Cronise shares how he feels on his 23rd day of fasting.
    00:01:40 Through a combination of fasting and cold stress, Cronise was able to lose weight and eliminate his type 2 diabetes.
    00:05:55 After 21 days of water fasting, all of Cronise’s blood panels returned normal.
    00:09:07 Cronise reconsiders our perspective of meeting daily nutritional to a longer timeframe.
    00:14:04 The paradigm of being simultaneously overnourished and malnourished.
    00:20:40 Inflammation, But Not Telomere Length, Predicts Successful Ageing at Extreme Old Age: A Longitudinal Study of Semi-supercentenarians.
    00:22:34 Take care of your gut and your gut will take care of you.
    00:26:25 With Cronise’s diet, one loses 0.6 to 0.8 lbs of fat per a day.
    00:27:23 What is metabolism and how do we measure it?
    00:30:50 We use to eat to support our activity, and today we are active to support our eating
    00:38:40 Meal timing to match nutritional needs and optimize health.
    00:44:17 Caloric restriction vs Intermittent fasting.
    00:48:30 Can food addiction be mistaken for hunger?
    00:59:48 Ray Cronise argues that we should not talk about protein, carbs, and fat but instead whole foods.
    01:08:44 Ray Cronise and Wim Hof’s cold experience.
    01:15:22 Temperature contrast therapy may help one stay awake during the day and sleep better at night.
    01:23:40 Cronise surprisingly did not lose lean muscle mass during his fasts.
    01:28:42 Ray compares the similarities of cold stress and exercise.
    01:39:00 Physical activity delays hippocampal neurodegeneration and rescues memory deficits in an Alzheimer disease mouse model
    01:39:00 Impairment of Rat Spatial Learning and Memory in a New Model of Cold Water-Induced Chronic Hypothermia: Implication for Alzheimer’s Disease
    01:41:25 Tips to using cold stress to get off the glycogen treadmill and increase fat oxidation.
    01:50:00 Anecdotes and fun facts about melatonin.

  • In fact, nutrition is spread out over the seasons, because various foods are only available in their season, except if dried or fermented. One meal a day should be enough for an adult ® as for hydroponics, the nutritional value depends entirely on the plantfood used. ¢ waiting for a more appropriate time to eat is an excellent idea. @ WHM since 2016.

  • I get that the format of this is a clinical conversation, and admittedly I’m probably just not learned enough, but I’m having trouble turning any of this into a basic plan of action. I get that its not ‘bro fitness’ or a diet plan per se. I’m just wondering if there’s a bulleted list for those of us who are struggling through the latin. It’s an honest question, I’m not poking fun at smart people. I’m glad Rhonda Patrick quests as dutifully as she does to avail others of scientific understanding. I have learned many things I didn’t know previously. I just need a bit of help with summary, again, not asking to dumb it down. Just looking for the take-aways.

  • Hey Dr. Weiner, thank you for the video. I am pretty close to 200 lbs, 5’4, and my bmi is 31. I want gastric bypass surgery but I am concerned about loose skin. Do you think that will really be an issue since I’m not over 200lbs?

  • He is mistaken the human body’s limits that allows us to live 30+ days without food IF WE HAVE TO,,, as a way to say “see food isn’t important as we thought”

  • As always, incredible interview Dr. Patrick! The depth of knowledge, with the addition of notes/explanations, beat any educational video on the net. Thank you for the incredible work!

  • I cant take advice from a guy who sits the way this guy does…hes like a child who got molested and is at the psychiatrist office

  • I’m at 3 weeks plateau right now but did have severe allergies and was taking antibiotics. Hopefully I can breakthrough this plateau. Does Claritin also cause plateaus?

  • I’ve been on keto/carnivore for 2 months and never have gotten past the intial water loss, which for me was 15 lbs because I tend to carry water. I logged macros for most of that time and know portions, etc. No other changes she mentions. My meter doesn’t show ketosis and stays about.2. So now what?

  • Thought she would have better info that this, pretty bad. It’s not hard to break a stall. My free 7 day keto challenge works every single time.

  • Based on Dr David Sinclair seminar, most good genes don’t work after mid age. So need nmn or nr( as fuel), to make these genes response to exercise, or cold.

  • I love listening to these smart nutrition longevity nerds geek out on all of these open minded, out of the box health and wellness concepts. I fell like I’m slowly becoming one of them. ��

  • I did not understand how come he did not think of eating sushi would increase his blood sugars due to all of the rice. and how come he did not realize that he should eat sashimi instead of sushi (only raw fish cuts without the rice)?!?

  • I am a fan of your Dr. Patrick, and I am an intermittent faster, so was very keen for this episode. I must say this guest is very poor. He seems to not be able to provide answers to your actual questions, I think his comment that “sushi brings my diabetes back” is ridiculous, and I didn’t get much out of his “eating from the right side of the food pyramid” description. It is especially poor how he stated at the beginning of the interview that he isn’t interested in debating eating animal products versus plants, but then goes on to consistently promote eating plants. It would also have been interesting to push back against the idea that fiber is always good all the time, as I certainly don’t think it is, and quite a few other people do not as well.

  • I wish you would talk more about cold therapy as well as saunas. A Iong time ago I lived by a river where I could jump into cold water year round, even while snow was on the ground. I’d just jump in and thrash frantically till my body started warming up to meet the cold, and then I’d get out after a minute or so. Then I could walk around in my wet bathing suit in 25 degree weather and not feel cold at all, rather I felt strong and energized. I said to myself way back then, “If I could do this every day for the rest of my life, I’d live to a hundred easy.” Anyway, a video documentary was just put up on Youtube called “Swimming In Miracles” about a man with leukemia who decided to swim the entire length of the WIllamette River in Oregon (189 miles) to raise money for cancer. It took him 22 days, and the doctor tested him afterward and found the leukemia had disappeared. The documentary is all about the spiritual experience of learning how to flow like water and being grateful for every moment and so on, and that surely was a factor in his healing, but just briefly in passing it mentioned that, even in a wet suit, he was getting hypothermia. Several times a day, IIRC, he had to get out of the river and warm up in the sun to get out of the hypothermia. In other words, in addition to his spiritual lessons, he was getting short-term hypothermia every day multiple times a day for over three weeks. (My own river jumping didn’t give me hypothermia, I was out too fast.) I just had to report this to you, so I looked for one of your videos that mention cold, there aren’t many. I am surprised that not more research is done on it. In all the research on saunas, do they ever look for the difference between just taking a sauna and jumping from sauna or sweat lodge into a cold river? Anyway, if you are interested in the case do a Youtube search on “Swimming in Miracles.”

  • Can OMAD cause a Plateau? Iam in Ketosis since December 2019. I lost 25kg but have still 15kg to go. Since i start with Keto, 9 weeke ago, i have not lost any weight? Cant OMAD cause my Plateau?

  • Dr. I had surgery almost 6 weeks ago and the largest incision hasn’t healed completely. In your opinion, can I start exercising and if so what can I start with?

  • Hi Dr. Weiner. Wow I have learned a great deal from your videos already but I am wondering if you have a video about PCOS and Insulin in relation to weight loss surgery. I am a 53 yr old Lady currently at 226lbs at 5’2″ BMI is 42. My GP just sent in a referral for surgery. My A1C is 5.1, GTT2H 6.9 and yet my Insulin is 154.1 <120.0 (pmol/L) Hoping you can help us PCOS'ers.

  • I’ve morning fast till 12 noon for the second day and found a reduction in shoulder and back inflammation and didn’t have any hunger at all.Ate at 12 because I felt I should fasted for over 17 hours amazing stuff

  • Is there a comprehensive list of the food these people eat with maybe the nutrients they are eating them for? Searching on my own has not been very efficient and like Ray says everything that is easy to find is centered around fat carbs and calories. Rhonda has some great videos but they are all just a part of the big picture.

  • In your book, is there a list or recipes that we should eat after surgery(specifically when it’s safe to eat anything)? I heard you say we should eat fruits,veggies, and less animal protein. I love sweets! I also enjoy fruits and veggies. My surgery is set up for the month of October. I’m trying to gain as much knowledge as possible before I have this surgery. Thanks for making this channel. When I watch your videos, I feel like I owe you a $20 copayment. ��