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Counting Calories is Stupid!

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Why You Should Stop Counting Calories If You Want To Lose Weight

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CALORIES DON’T COUNT WHEN _!?

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“CALORIES DON’T COUNT WHEN DOING KETO”

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Why Calories Don’t Count (3 Concepts you Need)

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You weren’t born to count calories!

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The ‘calories’ that dieters count are actually kilocalories.

“Biology Today: An Issues Approach” by Eli Minkoff, Pamela Baker
from Biology Today: An Issues Approach
by Eli Minkoff, Pamela Baker
CRC Press, 2003

When we “count” calories, we are actually counting the big Calories.

“Human Physiology” by Wikibooks Contributors
from Human Physiology
by Wikibooks Contributors
Blacksleet River,

When calories were the measurement of the day, Restrictors knew how many calories were in a small apple, a dish of ice cream, an Oreo cookie.

“Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything” by Geneen Roth
from Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
by Geneen Roth
Simon & Schuster UK, 2011

She’s right—the calories don’t count, but the carbs do!

“Keto Living Day by Day: An Inspirational Guide to the Ketogenic Diet, with 130 Deceptively Simple Recipes” by Kristie Sullivan, Andreas Eenfeldt MD
from Keto Living Day by Day: An Inspirational Guide to the Ketogenic Diet, with 130 Deceptively Simple Recipes
by Kristie Sullivan, Andreas Eenfeldt MD
Victory Belt Publishing, 2018

I don’t count my calories, either.

“Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life” by Ben Greenfield
from Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life
by Ben Greenfield
Victory Belt Publishing, 2017

The nutrition page does not include calorie counts, either—for that you go to a different page.

“The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics” by Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, Tyler Doggett
from The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics
by Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, Tyler Doggett
Oxford University Press, 2018

After all, one of the most basic ways people count calories for themselves is to check package labels.

“CANINE NUTRIGENOMICS: THE NEW SCIENCE OF FEEDING YOUR DOG FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH” by W. Jean Dodds, DVM, Diana Laverdure
from CANINE NUTRIGENOMICS: THE NEW SCIENCE OF FEEDING YOUR DOG FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH
by W. Jean Dodds, DVM, Diana Laverdure
Dogwise Publishing, 2014

It’s all about energy balance, and calories do matter (whether you choose to count them or not).

“Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports” by Marc Bubbs
from Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports
by Marc Bubbs
Chelsea Green Publishing, 2019

That’s because it’s packed with calories, but your body doesn’t recognize these calories.

“The New Abs Diet: The 6-week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life” by David Zinczenko, Ted Spiker
from The New Abs Diet: The 6-week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life
by David Zinczenko, Ted Spiker
Rodale Press, 2010

For example, the original food label (left) says that a serving has only 100 kcal.

“Nutrition: Science and Applications” by Lori A. Smolin, Mary B. Grosvenor
from Nutrition: Science and Applications
by Lori A. Smolin, Mary B. Grosvenor
Wiley, 2019

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  • This made sense. I mean… actual freaking not a doubt in my head…light bursting through the trees… perfect sense. Yeah. Thank you!

  • Hi! What about ppl without Gallbladder, is this (ketogenic diet) good for them, because in the absence of GB it’s not a good idea to eat so much fat. Please let me know!

  • ALL weight loss/gain is due to energy balance. There is no other way. It’s a law of the universe. Calories are simply an approximate measure of that energy, a way to approximately account for energy. Hormones are not energy…they only help the body to regulate energy. Energy in/energy out dictates all weight loss/gain. The approximation of calories used to measure energy may not be 100% accurate, but that flaw in calorie approximation doesn’t change the fact energy in must always equal energy out. There are dozens and dozens of studies showing that high fat, low fat, high carb, low carb, high protein, keto, weight watchers, Atkins….whatever…does NOT make a difference. It is all energy balance. Even if hormones can be manipulated it is still energy balance that determines weight loss.

  • What is so joyful about this, is I can do this with gasp! salad, or a sandwich, or chocolate, or fruit. Appreciating any food, feeling the gratitude for it as I consume it honors that food, and myself and my Creator.

  • Thank you! This is the polar opposite of what we, as young women, were told to do to stay slim. It led to misery and disease. You are a breath of fresh, healing air.

  • Thanks for your words. Thanks for sharing your experience. Thanks for your wisdom. Thanks for your dances and videos. Thanks. You are wonderful person.

  • You are the epitome of smart. I hate doing what others do. I need to lose a lot of weight. I am going to try to apply everything you said. Thanks.

  • OMG Misty, plain speaking as ever but the best message ever to put out there to make people, especially women (let’s face it, we obsess over food the most) realise there is more to life than calories. This is so inspirational, thank you for sharing, I’m your number 1 fan!

  • Thank you so much Dr. Berry.
    After years of frustration and confusion of counting calories and working out like crazy, all to gain or not loose a pound. I just couldn’t do it anymore. I stopped all of that and started focusing on what I eat and when I eat. I learned how it has way more to do with hormones. When I went keto-carnivore, I couldn’t believe how many “calories” I could consume in healthy fats, proteins, and low carb vegis and fruit and continue to lose body fat.
    I would have never dreamed of eating 3,000 calories in a day when I counted calories in the past. Now, depending on the day and activity level, I do consume a high calorie day and don’t gain a pound. Sometimes I lose weight! Amazing!
    Thank you for all your awesome content and for bringing the truth to so much confusion on these matters.

  • With all the no carbs, no sugar, vegan, protein, no protein, grains, no grains Atkins, Paleo, etc etc…it’s hard enough to figure out what to do…then add a health issue, like autoimmune diseases it’s nearly impossible to figure out. Mayo diet says eat ABC.. fibromyalgia diet says avoid ABC…. maybe I can just relax and not stress about it and do what your saying and if nothing else, do what I know is good for me and “love myself” enough… like I do my dogs as I wouldn’t give them stuff that I know harms them…to treat me the way I treat them. ty xo

  • Big supporter of the Keto lifestyle, I’ve lost 30 lbs and have 30 more to go. And I have enjoyed your videos but I found this one mostly short on details. How can you defend not counting calories as a reasonable way to lose weight, even on a ketogenic diet? I never viewed calories as good or bad, that’s in the type/quality of food you eat, but at an extreme would you be okay with an average someone eating 10k calories a day from clean keto sources? Are you saying your body would find a way to either utilize the additional calories as fuel or somehow find a way to pass it through your body? Doesn’t the access get stored in the body?

  • So very true! �� self talk plays a huge part for me as well. I have to slow down my thinking and be aware of what it is I’m actually thinking and stop being mean to myself. �� Speaking kindly to myself has helped a ton!

  • Hearing your story is a big motivation for everyone. I am 63 and my whole life was and am overweight. I like so much your program and I am following it. I am writing a blog about been healthy and fitness over 60 and I would like to share there one of your YouTube videos if you don’t mind. Tell me if I may share it on my site. Thank you for that WONDERFUL work.

  • I wish I would’ve come across this video a long time ago, I would’ve saved myself from a 4 year eating disorder. Loved this video! Thumbs up! Wise words

  • I love the point on the keto zealots and the “studies”. Everyone is different. For instance, I recently started coaching my 20 year old daughter on keto. To start, she needs a bit more flexibility until she grasps this as a true lifestyle. Love the video guys!

  • Girl that was awesome!!! I have been on a roller coaster ride for years because I stress eat. Now I am dealing with medical issues that rely on me being conscious of what I eat. This practice is so simple and realistic that it made sense! Love it:) Thank you

  • Thank you! I have been bulimic & back & forth between bingeing/not caring & diets/programs. It is exhausting. You are so right! I want that balance & peace with food, exercise, this body.

  • Absolutely correct! I cannot agree more.I used to battle Bulemia in my younger days (and thinking back, as you know about the condition), it was all about the control of what went in and out of my body. A very negative control. Nowadays, I have very healthy positive relationship with food. 
    I loved you’re video. Thank you for sharing it with us. You’re a wonderful role model for young men and women who maybe on that shaky path to Anorexia and Bulemia. God bless you. ♥️������

  • You have brought tears to my eyes.  I have to re-think myself. I love watching you and this year I will make a difference in myself!!  Thank you for being there for people like me, who struggles everyday with “life”

  • Thank you! I needed this chat today. Been struggling to find my way back to food. Funny but isn’t I am 80 pounds overweight but been under eating! So now I am working my way to my balance, my happiness my fun. Thank you for your insight and love for others. Thank you for Body Groove I really enjoy doing them. xxxxxoooxxx

  • I have struggled with my weight and food all my life.  Balance and moderation is the key. Sometimes, however, it’s difficult to eat just a few cookies. I try. I tell myself, “Eydie, You’re only going to have 3 cookies.”.  There are times I listen to myself and then there are times when I shut out my own words. Sigh.

    I needed to hear you this morning. At first I thought this was a new exercise video so I did a warm up then turned you on. Then I hear your words and they are words I’ve said to myself so many times and I believe in the words. As I write this note I’m listening to your video for a second time this morning. I couldn’t write the first time because I was in tears. 

    Every morning I move to your videos. I love that they are so un-regimented. You guide me steps, but  allow me to move as my body dictates. Your videos are the first I’m able to follow and actually do. It helps that I’ve recently had 2 total knee replacements but moving to your videos are fun and freeing. 

    I live in a 55+ community in Mesa, AZ. I’d love to bring Body Groove into our community. I’m thinking about starting a small group. And because many of your “routines” can be done in a chair (even though it’s a 55+ community, the average age is 73) it would be easy for those who can’t move so easily to participate. 

    Thank you for being you. Thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for waking me up.  Thank you, Misty! 

    Eydie:)

  • Thank you Misty! You hit the nail on the head! Especially for folks that have had cancer and need to get healthier! You are so real! Love to you!

  • This video is such click bait. I lost 23 pounds in 4 months since I started counting calories. I eat healthier, but calorie counting also allows me to splurge on my favorite foods every once in a while. I think you are setting yourself up for failure when you take on a diet that completely cuts out the things you crave.

  • I lost about 30 pounds by cutting back calories in a span of around 6 months. I really hate counting calories though, and I just want to stop because I feel like I’m missing out on life. But I’m scared I’ll gain it all back once I stop counting! HELP!

  • It amazes me how many women start keto but absolutely insist on sticking to “calories in/calories out” way of dieting even when presented with information that debunks the “science” of calories.

  • I think I may have watched every single one of your videos with some multiple times. But this particular video is by far my favorite! It clearly explains how the caloric intake first law of thermodynamics does not apply to human physiology. I’ve been debating with my brother who is a personal trainer still preaching low-fat diet and high carb and telling his clients that a caloric deficit is how to lose weight. Once I questioned him about how proteins get burned for energy, how non-soluble fibers can’t be broken down to be used for energy, and explained how fats serve many other purposes besides fuel, he had no answer. Even when some people realize that they have been clearly minsinformed they still think they are correct and everyone else is wrong. Fat phobia makes some people still think that the world is flat unfortunately. You sir are the man, absolutely love what you do and how you present your videos! Keep up the excellent work. By watching yours and many other doctors & keto advocates on youtube, I’ve been able to help my family and friends to reverse their health along with my own. You sir are truly a savior and I feel and hear the passion in all of your videos. If you were to run for President you would definitely have my vote!

  • Wish I could do keto. Tried everything but my gallbladder doesn’t like it, ACV works sometimes but low fat, low carb, high protein diet works for me and lose weight by keeping my macros in check.

  • I followed you Dr Berry the 1st year I did keto. Then got sucked into a fb “keto” group that claims high fat keto doesn’t work for fat loss, and tell everyone Calories in Calories out is the only thing that causes fat loss. Well long story short I lost 140 lbs the 1st 15 months of Following you faithfully. I Have lost no weight with this other groups advice of eating under 1300 a day, and lower fat,high protein in the past 5 months. And on top of it feel like I’m hungry all the time, No energy either.I realize now I should have just stuck with you lol.. Thank you for all you do Doc

  • So, if I eat 4000 or 5000 calories a day on a keto diet I will still loose weight. Is this correct? No need to worry about calories at all on keto?

  • Counting calories is not dumb if you want to lose weight. If you calculate your bmr and eat with a deficit of 1000kcal, you will lose weight. Its not mumbo jumbo, its science

  • You guys should download a. App called ( calorie munch out ) its a good app to monitor your family’s calorie count. Ita available only in the apple app store..

  • Doc ur really misleading people going down this route! What ur saying is u can eat as much protein and fat as u want and u won’t gain fat!
    That’s just wrong! Yes we use different nutrients differently but CICO still matters. Eat 5000cals when ur BMR+TDEE is only 2000 and ur gonna get fat!
    Keto/ Carnivore is awesome. What u eat is more important than how much but stop telling people CICO is totally irrelevant when it’s not!

  • I’m sorry but you need to use more energy than you take in to lose weight. That’s just how it is. That’s why people who eat tons of dairy and bacon on keto don’t lose. Their carbs might be close to zero but their calories are too high. You need foods like spinach and greens to lose on keto.

  • I think this video overly negates the importance of calorie awareness. You can rationalize all you want about the infinite number of factors that are preventing you from losing weight, but the undeniable, indisputable fact remains: if you consume more calories than what your body is able to burn, you will gain weight. And, conversely, if your body burns more calories than what it consumes you will lose weight.

    If you’re not aware of what constitutes “over consumption” then it doesn’t matter how perfect your keto diet is or how much carbohydrates you eliminate from your diet; you will NOT lose weight. There isn’t a diet in the world that allows you to eat as much as you want AND lose weight. Obviously calorie counting is far from an exact science. But if you don’t at least attempt to know your limits and stay within them in terms of consumption, you will fail.

  • So basically this entire video is saying “If you count your calories, you’ll be slightly off because there are a few variables.” Well, it’s a good thing that people counting calories aren’t sitting there trying to nail their TDEE exactly to never shift an ounce. No, they’re trying to land roughly 500-1,000 below TDEE so they lose 1-2lbs a week. We know that we’re not going to be exact. The important thing is that, if you’re trying to lose weight, that you end up under your TDEE. A gram of carbs having 4.4 instead of exactly 4.0 isn’t going to impact your weight loss in any appreciable manner. Congrats, if you eat nothing but those 4.4kcal carbs for 10 weeks at an estimated 500kcal deficit, you’ll end up losing 9lbs instead of 10. You’ve still made appreciable progress towards your goal. Stop nitpicking, it doesn’t reflect well on you. As for protein not being metabolized, great, you’re losing a tiny bit more, then. You yourself said that it’s an estimate. When your TDEE is 2,500 and your goal is 1,750… it doesn’t matter too much if you hit 1,925. While this is neither horseshoes or hand grenades, this is a case where close enough is still good enough.

  • So I can eat and not count calories as long as its low/no carb and still lose weight? No matter how little exercise I get? I have RA and multiple bad discs and right now need to lose a whole person weight wise. Ive been trying to count calories and do KETO. So far havent lost a pound and Im starting to worry Im gaining more = (

  • These are the kinds of variables Type 1 diabetics deal with 24/7/365. Having to try to do what the pancreas naturally does shows you just how incredibly complicated the human body is. I could eat the exact same thing, exercise the same way, and try to control as many factors as I want to from day to day and I’ll still have fluctuations in blood sugar because of hormones and different systems, like repair, turning off or on or uo or down. The body is a system, an open system interacting with an ever changing environment, and it cannot be simply figured out once and for all..

  • Ironically YT forced me to suffer through a 3 1/2 min sham ad by Karen Hadall re: Keto after 40, claiming us older folk will trash our metabolism unless we buy their fake products. Shameful. Love your work sir. I’m down a solid 10.5 lbs after two weeks (I know, mostly water) but I can see daylight ahead and I’m 59. I eat once a day and am not starving at all during my 20 plus hrs of fasting. Thank you doctor!

  • I lost 50 pounds in 2 months by working out, cutting carbs AND calories. 1200-1500 calories a day except for game night when all bets were off.

  • I am doing 50-60 carbs (not keto) and 1300-1600 calories a day.

    I am actually losing weight doing this.

    Eating less than 20 carbs and 2000-2500+ calories was simply not working for me. I was not losing weight past a certain point.

  • Show true I’ve lost over a 170 pounds in less than a year. As a carnivore. I have found I need to eat more calories to lose weight. I eat 6000 calories a day at 75 to 85% fat. If I only eat 3000 calories I stop losing weight. Almost under 200lbs I haven’t seen those numbers since maybe 8th grade

  • Dr.Berry I appreciate the work you are doing, but your anti-calorie-counting videos are not convincing. I’ve done calorie restrictive keto for the past year and have lost 50 lbs. Even if there is inaccuracy in calorie calculations, you can still get a sense of overall average calories and tweak if you are not losing weight. Are you suggesting that I could add 2000 calories of olive oil to my diet per day and my weight loss would continue as it has been? Sounds like you are saying there is no such thing as a metabolic rate. Thank you.

  • As a huge fan and long-time proponent of a healthy keto diet, I fucking loved this video.

    So many keto-newbies think eating more bacon and butter is the solution to their sedentary lifestyle.

    Hopeful this humor will add some sanity to conversations around the KD.

    Cheers,

    Mike

  • Bloody hell doc you gonna get killed by some of the old school nutrition comapny or corpaorate,, the infomation you provide is so freggin revolutionary and shocking and new…be safe..and keep helping us to help others..love your work

  • Your body knows what is good for you. Sometimes your body wants cookies, sugar and salt. It’s okay. It’s helpful, to listen to it. Only your body can tell you what it wants.

  • Dr Berry, love the info and you are starting to look like a poster boy for something! You are glowing! Keep up the good work, Doc!

  • I agree. You can’t eat 1500 calories of donuts and cookies and expect to lose weight. If you ate 1500 calories of non starchy fruits, vegetables, and good fats/proteins, you will have better endocrine function and lose fat.

  • I’ve never heard of different fats containing very different amount of calories before. Googling has drawn a blank on this. While I agree that you will never get the counting exactly right, it’s still worth a guess if you’re not losing weight. There are tools to estimate daily calorie use, whether on repair or activity. They are only an estimate, and it comes down to trial and error whether you are using more or less than the estimate. You could argue that measuring anything is pointless, why weigh yourself when scales could be inaccurate?

  • Hello, here a question from the Netherlands, what determines your metabolism? The volume of the food? Or the amount of calories?

    For example, I take 100 grams of grass butter a day, so I take a smaller volume compared to vegetables, if I change the same amount of calories from the grass butter, I have an enormous amount of vegetables, then my body has to digest more than with grass butter, does my metabolism increase?

  • i did keto since January 3 months i lost 33 lbs then stalled so i higher my calorie deficit so high that i belive it caused me to loose my monthly cycle �� Now im in carnivore and a bit nervous

  • Can’t wait to interview you tomorrow. I agree with almost everything you say but this claim is totally without the basis of science. If calories don’t matter that means a person with a BMR of say 2400 calories should be able to eat say 5000 calories and lose weight just by staying on Keto. This is total bullshit dude. Be ready to back up this claim, I mean the interview will be friendly but you are gonna have to either clarify this bull or back it with science. I agree even with the substance of this video but the conclusion that a person can eat with no concern to calories and lose weight is total nonsense and I wish you’d admit that.

    There is NO SCIENCE to back this up. Again I want to be clear. If “Calories Don’t Count ” that means a guy like me can shove down 2 lbs of pepperoni and bacon a day in addition to my standard Keto diet and lose weight.

    All your reasons here only make the case that exact counting is difficult and that not all calories are the same. Agree still doesn’t mean the average person can shove 5000 calories into their pie hole and lose weight.

  • Dr. Berry please forgive me if this is a stupid question, I’ve been counting calories for 9 months and plateaued for the last 3 months or so ranging from 1300/1800 (I ate back exercise calories) I began Keto 10 days ago and I’m afraid to eat more with the fear of being unsuccessful on Keto if I begin to eat more than 1800 calories. Can you please shed some light on this topic? I know you say counting calories doesn’t matter but wouldn’t one gain weight if the body is used to being restricted?

  • See if I go by a calorie app I need around 3500 calories to maintain my weight…. but most days I can eat so much more.. mind u i eat carnivore and if i eat that many calories it’s around 280 grams of protein from 250 to 300 grams of fat. So how would I go about gaining muscle which is what I want to do? I’m hungry when it’s time to eat, I think it’s around 3 or 4 pounds of meat a day…. should I just listen to my body and eat?.

  • Who do we blame education, our selves nutritionists, medical field?
    Good information except some individuals don’t understand or fail to want to learn nutrition, the difference between a good nutrient food vs a worthless calorie-dense food with very little nutritional value other than sugars, carbs or bad fats.

    Foods are as complex as some math formulas not easily understood or learned sometimes misapplied or misused.

    Just like some metals are better than others as electrical conductors such as gold, silver, copper aluminum compared to dense lead.  Just as some are better thermal conductors than others.

    Choosing the right nutrient, material or formula matters depending on what you are trying to accomplish whether you are feeding yourself to sustain your present health condition or improve it or building/ /repairing any structure or project.

    Using substandard and inappropriate materials can be just about as bad as choosing the worthless nutritional foods peddled by the food conglomerates and their advertising campaigns to feed your self, your family and anyone you care for.

  • I have tried every diet from low-cal to low-fat to vegan, etc. The only plan that has ever really made any difference in my life is low-carb/keto, (my doctor even recommends it!) Dr. Berry is way ahead of his time and I can’t even begin to express my gratitude for his teachings. Every time I have a question or concern about the keto lifestyle, he seems to put out a video explaining what I wanted to know! The medical community should take notice!

  • What a relief! I’m on and off keto just bescause of the frustration of trying to track my calorie. This knowledge is really freeing me now and Im ready to commit to this…THANK YOU!

  • My question is still there how much should I eat on keto on omad as well, can I eat 1 kg lamb breast with half kg avacados 250 gram lard 100 gram almond is it ok to loos weight?
    In a day?

  • What about eating calories to your BMR is this important should you eat as close to that as possible or not specifically to lose fat

  • I’ve watched hundreds of videos about this topic and you are the first person to make it click in my head. “I wasn’t made to count calories” was the realization I needed. Thank you!

  • Outstanding information Dr Berry. I learned a heck of a lot from your presentation. Some points I had never considered and for that matter, I have never heard from any of our keto peers. Much kudos. Your work and devotion to reason which paddles against an enormous flood of misinformation, is truly inspirational and created through your magnificent virtue. I salute you.

  • I can agree with that statements if your goal is to lose weight. But it sounds controversial to me as 165lb guy with 11% bodyfat trying to build some muscle.
    I’m eating 3 times a day, most of my plate is vegetables, good quality fat, like evoo and avocados and grass feed protein sources. I feel satiated all the time and in some days even 3 meals seems to much for me. But I’m worrying about muscle growth, because my daily intake is rarely higher than 2000.
    Dr. Berry, thank you for sharing your wisdom!

  • Keto isn’t a diet, so micromanaging it seems toxic to the point! I avoid carbs and oxidized cholesterol, eat only when I need and go on with my life! Some are looking at it and treating it like a cult. To me that’s counterproductive.

  • I’m always intrigued and amazed at how intricate our physiology and processes are. I’m always learning something new from you. LOVE your videos! I love the my bacon is NOT your bacon, lol. Very effective.

  • Never ever counted calories ever since I started Keto 3 yrs ago.
    Lost over 20 lbs in 3 months at the beginning and have been maintaining really good since then.
    I am 47 and weighted 118. Feeling awesome.
    Now I help my friends around me because they were curious how I lost that much and maintain well.

  • Fat ppl do have so many firmicutes bacterias in their guts. Those bacterias take out double calories whatever they eat. Thats the difference between skiny & fat ppl. So calories do metter and it depends on how much extra body fat u have! Be careful w calories and multiple them if u r a fat person! U can always run a microbiome test and see!

  • Thank YOU! Now I can just “Throw Out The Calorie”Book” and just focus on my Fats and Protein with a small amount of Carbs! I lost 50 lbs. in 6 months but kinda at a standstill.. I have been counting Calories also ( it’s a real struggle to juggle ) so I think this will relieve my stress a lot and I can get myself on track to lose the next/ last 20 lbs. I want to lose..

  • I know a lot of people who would like to do the low low carb carnivore diet but, can only afford supermarket high fat ground beef. Would such a diet do them more harm than good?

  • Dr. Berry,

    I have no other way to reach out since discovering today that you left your Camden practice. I was calling today to make another appointment. Now what? There are NO other physician’s in this area like you. Ugh, so upsetting. ��

  • Thank you so much Dr Berry. I have to say that in my own personal journey that after a couple of weeks of “keto” eating in the beginning, I found that my blood level ketone measurements were below what would be considered a state of ketosis. I was simply eating too many carbs still, not much, but still too many. There was no weight loss, and the big tell… I was still hungry A LOT and was continually “tempted” to eat between meals.
    It wasn’t until I measured my blood levels that I came to understand that I needed a baseline for eating and that is when I adopted the calorie approach for each meal: Out of the total calorieseach meal should contain 70% calories from fat 25% calories from protein-5% calories from Carbs.
    This paradigm took work to educate myself on caloric counts for the foods I was eating and I made sure to stick to it. After several months of educating myself, I can look at a meal and know what I need to do to make it “keto compliant”. Most of the time that just means adding some good fat….a salad with good oil… or maybe a fat bomb. It became easy over time….but it is still counting calories….not in the traditional sense. Since I’ve adopted this approach, I’ve lost the traditional hunger pangs (constant hunger is a sure sign of non-keto-compliance) and have dropped an additional 20 pounds.
    Just a note to anyone else out there on this journey: If you find yourself looking for “keto friendly” food and you know you are carb addicted, stop it. “KETO FRIENDLY” sweetened or “bread substitute” etc should be viewed with a cautionary eye. Removing ourselves from the destructive carb paradigm means making sure when we eat, it is keto compliant….keto “friendly” will not be your friend if it triggers old habits. Just a heads up.
    Thanks again for all you do Dr Berry!

  • I just got rid of my my fitness app because it alot of unwanted stress and energy it was basically running my daily eating,every day isnt gonna be the same you are right dr berry thanks ��

  • Dr. Berry you just simply are a hero! I enjoy every video and thank you sir for sharing your knowledge! At 57 I can eat foods again and am feeling so much better for following your advice! 60 lbs gone and another 20 to go. I have Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Mast cell disorder, POTS, GI troubles and a few other comorbidities. In starting this Keto/carnivore journey my goal was to help my digestion and reduce inflammation. I am fairly sedentary and am able to lose the weight. I just feel so much better and have more energy to deal with day to day health and stay away from that feeding tube! Thank you! I thank you everyday!

  • Its funny cause its true. If you have a good keto meal you won’t be hungry for hours and no cravings to eat more meat. I never on my laptop at 11pm and think I could go for a burger, nope not happening.

  • I understand your points, but I believe that they may be missed by some viewers. I just watched another video where a person commented that it doesn’t matter what you eat because Dr. Berry said “Calories don’t matter…”

  • Hello Dr Berry! I have been on Keto for a little over 6 months. I’ve lost 60 pounds. I am a type 2 diabetic and at my last lab tests back in April my A1C was 5.5 and my average daily glucose was 111. My Dr took me off of my Diabetes medicine but my Triglycerides were high at 262. My “good cholesterol” was low at 30. However my TOTAL cholestrol was normal. She wanted to put me back on medication for it but I refused it. I have been taking fish oil 1,000 mg once daily. Is there anything else I should be doing? Thanks!

  • This is right where I’m at. I had a spinal cord injury three years ago and had to have two back surgery’s. I went from strong and healthy to morbidly obese. Two weeks ago I started practicing mindful meditation and yoga again. I am spending as much time as posible on the treadmill. I ordered groove(I can’t wait for it to get here) and Iam being mindful of what I eat. When I was a teenager after over coming an eating disorder and some emotional issues I went from 185 to 115. I never thought I would struggle again. Not being able to be active for so long I gave up.I’ve finally decided to go back to basics. I’ve set a goal. I do watch calories right now because of limited mobility. But I feel soooo much better. You are truly an ispiration.

  • Well I just know what worked for me. I lost 75 pounds counting calories with my fitnes pal. It’s pretty easy and the values I have found are pretty accurate. Didn’t change my diet or exercise more just ate between 500 and 750 calories less a day. Lost about 1.5 a week. It’s been two years and I have switched to keto and lost 7 more pounds in the last few weeks counting calories. I have kept the weight off. It’s really not rocket science here.There are variations but there not as significant as he’s letting on I believe. For me It was simply take in less then you burn.

  • Dr. Ken Berry I need your advice for my mama. She is in the hospital because she has ammonia in her blood because her kidneys couldn’t break down the protein in her. Her heartbeat is very high. What is the next step? I’m lost…! Thanks in advance

  • Yes and these “hormone problems” are determined by how we fuel our bodies. Eating wrong and not exercising is what leads to issues in the first place. Yes food goes down different metabolic pathways depending on the macronutrient profile but at the end of the day, if you are not exercising and fuelling your body with the correct foods in the appropriate portions, then of course there will be “hormone problems.” All of these debates are so frustrating because all the different methods of weight loss are so intrinsically linked, yet every doctor and fitness persona on YouTube has to claim that their way is the ONLY way. Cop on people, what matters is a healthy lifestyle, intuitive eating (which calorie counting is a precursor for in my opinion) and finally being happythis will all lead to balanced hormones and a properly and efficiently functioning body.

  • Thank you Sir… You’ve helped me loose 57lbs in a year… I was a size 26 and now I’m down to a size 18 (UK clothes sizes) and I feel amazing… I don’t count or weigh anything I’ve learned to listen to my body and feed it the fuel that it wants when it wants it.

    Arthritis pain gone, anxiety gone, depression gone, skin conditions cleared, migraines gone, bleeding hemmorrhoids gone, insomnia gone, sex life has returned (yay!)… Going carnivore has saved my life and I thank you xx

  • Fat ppl that trying to lose weight always counting calories.. Most of the time it’s not even accurate and they need to just do exercises. If that don’t don’t work then oh well your fat.. Blame the DNA your parents gave you

  • (extreme ninja level sarcasm)

    Just like his father and his father’s father, I remember granddad used to count his calories,macro and micronutrients, and how much meat down to the gram. Obviously, he was thin and healthy from this since he had no time for anything else like EATING!

  • There’s a FB group/company focusing on body recomposition and building muscle based on a ketogenic diet called Ketogains. They have a so much valuable information!

  • Seriously I have never heard anyone say you calories dont count yet every keto Youtuber makes a video like this???? Only thing I hear people say is for those first 2 weeks of adaptation dont worry about calories just enjoy the diet and get used to it.

  • You CANNOT ignore calories, if you body burns, say 2500 cal a day and you eat 3000 a day those extra cals go to fat, period. I am a bodybuilder and can tell you that when a competitive bodybuilder is on last month of diet he goes on a keto diet but also eats a lot less calories to get that last bit of fat off. Of course if you are just fat looking to lose a few lbs keto will help because normally you don’t as much, less calories again but to get shredded you really need to pull back on those cals. You are not a bodybuilder and don’t have a clue to get ripped. Stop spreading untruths to the people foolish enough to think you know what you are talking about even though you are a country doctor.

  • Tesla just now announced that they are opening a GIGA FACTORY in Austin Texas, located 5 minutes from the Airport and 15 minutes from the main Austin CBD

  • @Goody Beats I struggle with getting my fat macro on Keto without going over allotted calories for the day. What is the secret to doing this? Because fat = high calories.

  • Been doing keto for 6+ years. I never tracked my calories only fats and carbs. I can tell you right now, calories in calories out is the biggest fucking bullshit in the “fitness industry” plz, just do keto, eat as much you want, so long as it’s keto friendly. You’re gonna be fine. Don’t over complicate what’s so simple. This goes out to the people wanting to try keto.

  • I do keto nearly 3 years now ( of which nearly 2,5 on carnivore ) and I never had mesured my ketones it is just not important for me. Does not mean, you can not experiment do, what makes you feel best.
    Have a nice day!

  • Calories always count… Calorie surplus is for weight gain and calorie reduction is for weight loss..Regardless of which diet you’re on, calories always count.

  • Really enjoyed your video Logan. There was one thing I wanted to address. The Sucralose debate. Sucralose studies have shown to cause liver damage on people who have eaten products with that sugar alternative sweetener. This is not just about glucose numbers sometimes. If you are a person that already have been diagnosed with a fatty liver, one must be critical of the foods eaten. I love the Keto diet but now I have had to stop eating lot of the things that have Sucralose in order to try and regenerate my liver. Love your videos, brother.

  • Studies do show that a keto diet burns about 250 calories more per day. Many People are also confused between active calorie restriction vs passive calorie restriction. Many of us on keto end up passively restricting calories because of the hunger reduction.

  • I can eat way more calories on Keto then I did when I was on weight watchers, etc. (And I do not do IF often). And I am losing weight. Down about 140 pounds right now. So can you eat as much as you want, of course not. But can you eat more calories on Keto then low fat/etc? Very much yes. And I have heard countless people say the same.

  • Spend thrift metabolism. Fat people don’t speed up when the “over” eat. Some people can eat all the time and never gain a single pound.

  • When you said “when it’s that time of the month” I remembered the other day when my sister ate a whole thing of icecream in her bed ahhahahahahhahaha

  • Calories don’t count on the weekends especially Sunday… ya know being it’s the day of rest and all… rest from counting calories is a must.

  • Nice video content! Forgive me for chiming in, I am interested in your opinion. Have you tried Dinanlinson Elegant Figure Approach (Sure I saw it on Google)? It is a good one off product for uncovering the secrets behind a highly effective low carb diet without the normal expense. Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my cousin at last got excellent results with it.

  • To all yeah counting calories can help you to lose weight but a reminder to all you cant count calories forever and it stresses you out. So if you reach your goal try to stop count calories and eat in moderation so it will leads you to a happier life no worries at all. Enjoy food but in moderation

  • Stay in your lane tech insider, stop spreading bs info with click bait video titles. You can gain weight with 2000 cals but lose with 2500? Unless you’ve upped your calorie burn by >500 calories that’s complete bullshit. DiFfErEnT gUt BaCtEriA

  • Hmm I lost 104 pounds went from 220 to 116 as a 5’5 female and kept it off for 5 years counting calories, but I guess this quack thinks I should just stop?

  • Thank god you’re telling me it doesn’t work after I lost 17 kg. Bruh, cool commercial and all, but don’t say stupid shit. Present it as an alternative next time, that takes less discipline, not by shitting on something that also works.

  • Man, I’ve been counting calories and have lost 90 pounds so far. I’m glad I watched this video so I could know what I was doing wrong!

  • Gut bacteria also changes when introducing new foods into the diet. Try eating a whole food plant based diet and you’re guaranteed to see results

  • Weight Watchers is headed towards low carb now anyway, just goes to show what keto is doing for our lives. I was a WW member and have failed miserably, plus it caused me to have an unhealthy obsession with food. Keto has changed everything for me. I never stress, I feel amazing, and actually feel a freedom that WW has never given me.
    Break the chains that these diet industries cause us to to have!!!!

  • LOL counting calories in general is the best way to lose weight, because people don’t realise how much they eat. With me, that’s the MAIN thing. Like, I eat a lot. A lot a lot. So, I can eat only healthy foods all week, and I’ll still gain, because I’m simply eating too much. So I have to count calories. And it still works. I mean, sure, it also matter what kind of calories you eat; 500 calories worth of yogurt and veggies or something isn’t the same as 500 calories of McDonalds.. but you”ve gotta do both: eat healthy AND count calories (if you want to lose weight that is).

  • Ridiculous. I’m losing weight by counting calories. We need guidelines when trying to drop pounds and calorie-counting helps you know when to stop eating. The trick is not to go too low in calories. I consume between 1200 and 1700 calories a day, eating what I want but concentrating on incorporating healthy foods. I do have a treat every day. In order to lose weight you must lower your calories. I like counting calories, actually.

  • Don’t you mean if you take in less calories than your body needs in a day. your body will start burning or using stored fat that was on your body for energy. Well, After your body finished using up the calories from the food you ate, over an amount of time.

  • You are so right about everything you say yes enjoy life enjoy what you eat it’s not what you eat it’s what you do after you eat it that is the key to staying fit love your show your beautiful lady

  • i lost 41 pounds by counting my calories intake and i never actually start losing weight even i was eating clean until i start counting calories so nah thank you! i’m good!! there is something about counting calories i don’t know what that is but i’m sure it works!!

  • Eat a whole food, plant based diet and you will never have to count a calorie again. Along with reaping the imminent health benefits.

  • I was the obese boy and I ended up going from 93 kilos to 65 kilos in a couple of months. All because of calorie counting when I ate whatever the heck I wanted

  • Like others that lost weight counting calories, I too lost weight by simply eating an 1,800 calories daily diet in fact I lost 100 lbs (of fat) over the course of one year.

    To answer others about keeping it off, yes I maintained my new weight in part due to the slowness of the fat loss. I say fat loss because I was discriminately losing fat and not general weight. A twilight zone episode feature a person who wanted to lose weight so badly they wished for it the best morning they woke up to find their arms were missing! But I digress.

    In this video, Segal says there is some truth to counting calories I agree. I believe what he is doing here is somewhat splitting hairs because he is saying you cannot rely on it, not don’t do it at all. And to some degree that is true. If you eat 1,800 calories of M&M’s you won’t be too healthy for too long, but if you eat 2,500 calories of lean meats, assorted vegetables, and complex carbohydrates, your body will operate at a higher level of performance than being in a caloric deficit.

    It was just not clearly explained in this video.

    You’re welcome.

  • Definitely shouldn’t call this “Why You Should Stop Counting Calories”

    but more like

    “It’s Not As Easy As Just Counting Calories”

    because I can somewhat agree. Every body has a different reaction to things. But counting calories is still a VERY important step to lose weight.

  • Well unless you have a scientist living with you that can determine what kind of food your gut bacteria likes, then I suggest counting your calories, once you get the hang of it and memorize the average calorie count of most foods its actually pretty easy and fail safe for weight loss. These doctors and groups that make money off endorsing diet products are full of shit. The last thing the diet industry wants us to know, is that the tried and true simple method for weight loss is calorie intake… Couldnt make much money teaching people how to add…

  • Idk if counting calories work or not. But when I started to count calories, I realised what I ate and started to eat healthier, so that way, it did certainly work

  • Counting calories works but youha etounderstand that healthier foods such as fruits and veggies litterally cut your calorie intake in half if not more. Plus you will feel better, have more energy for exercize and look better overall. All you people are just weak minded and lack self discipline.

  • I eat very healthy and still count calories. The point is you should still count calories no matter what you’re eating. (fried is still a no no)

  • Where Eran Segal compared a diet of someone who gains weight from consuming 2000 and the other person loses weight while consuming 2500 notice how he didn’t include height, weight, age, gender, or activity level. Segal is full of shit someone who is 5’0″ and weighs 95lbs and lives a sedentary lifestyle will need less calories than someone like LeBron James who is 6’8″ weighs 250lbs and is a professional athlete, people like LeBron will lose weight if they ate only 2500 calories a day. PEOPLE DON’T LISTEN TO THIS IF YOU ARE TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT EREN SEGAL IS FULL OF SHIT.

  • Where are the studies that support your concepts? Of course, you’re holding right information about metabolism, as the gut flora, insulin but those concepts are’nt enough to support the idea that we actually gain or lose weight becouse bacterial flora; or becouse different normal levels of insuline (unless you someone have diabetes), they can perfectly being not stadistically significative to explain the relation between weight gain and those features, instead calories intake still have more supportive background explaining weight gaining becouse at the end they explains the final storage of energy mainly as fat, no matter how they were metabolised.

  • Good & bad thing bout Tech Insider is that they give different view points on this topic BUT counting calories is not always about being “100%” accurate but rather estimate on your macros more then actual calories(which marcos add up to calories). Scientific literature strongly shows that amount of calories ate do matter & you can try to estimate to help reach goals. Athlete’s do this & keep trying to lose weight/even gain count/try to track calories.

  • This needed to be said! Billions of diets on the internet, they never take into account the individuality of a person, their metabolism and everything he stated. I’m not falling for ANY of these diets anymore, what works for one person doesn’t mean it works for the next. It is total chaos and confusion. Way too much information out there!

  • This worries me. I lost 30lbs eating exactly what i already have been just by eating less. I didn’t drastically change my diet because it doesn’t make sense. You cant eat like that forever. Plus i wouldn’t want to (I’m 5’11, 180lbs)

  • Increased carbo consumption, combined with daily weight training and running, went down from 75 to a 70 in 2 weeks. No snacking, and no sweet drinks, however.

  • Whatever, I lost 90lbs and have kept it off for over 8 years simply by cutting calories and EXPECTING TO BE HUNGRY/CRANKY/ETC.. this shit is NOT comfortable, so suck it up butter cup and quit looking for easy ways out.

  • They need to quit telling people to stop counting calories. He’s basically still saying count calories. All of these diets count calories so you may as well just count calories and exercise to get down to your ideal weight just like they said a long time ago… If you go back up more than 5 lbs or so, count them again.

  • I wonder if most people even get his being sarcastic? So many people calling out on people to be stupid after reading a few articles on how sugar is bad and what not!

  • Guys, need some tips on losing weight without exercise. I am currently over a hundred kilos, I have been gaining weight recently and I am ready to lose some now.

  • You do realize that people count calories and are able to predict their exact rate of weight loss or gain based on the amount they eat, right? You really aren’t very bright, are you? Do you realize that you argue that a strong insulin response causes people to drop dead? Or is that beyond the scope of your “science”? You are trying to mystify a topic that is already solved.

  • oh for fuck sake. why do experts not understand basic biochemistry? it’s literally biochem 101, open any textbook, you’ll see the metabolic pathways, you’ll see the reactions. it’s not rocket science. energy can’t be created. you give someone more energy than they use, they will store it. you make them expand more than you provide, they will have to use those stores.

    absorption and gut bacteria affect only one thing: how much energy will be “extracted” from food. so yeah, in the end, you still simply have to eat less.

    lol. of course. he’s selling a fucking book.

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  • If you wanna make millions of people lose weight you don’t give them a gigantic instruction manual to read, who would flip through it and actually put all the instructions to good use?

  • I have been impotent all my life. Ever since I am on hardcore Keto, I am enjoying my youth again. This is for real. Furthermore, it proves and confirms this food is the real deal rather than the junk carbohydrate meals the media and doctors have been feeding me for years and ruining my life and relationships. Thank you Sir Berry and all other people who are in for the cause.

  • You didn’t offer any alternative or solution. All you are saying is that we don’t know, we don’t understand and we are trying. Misleading video title that is asking people not do something while not offering anything better. I can’t tell a cancer patient to stop taking the best available treatment because we are doing research on a better drug that might work and we are trying to understand. Hopefully doth butter no parsnips!

  • Counting calories is fine. Obsessing over calories is the problem many have. Like count them in a manner that’s accurate to the 100s….but don’t sit there and obsess over if you added one more clove of garlic or a teaspoon more of coffee creamer that you should be counting. There are also many things that aren’t even necessary to count. Along with the more commonly known things like celery etc that people say don’t matter, I also wouldn’t count any greens or whole foods below 20 calories.

  • Do gorillas or chimpanzees have different gut bacterias? Maybe. By how much? Not much I think. So this idea that different people have wastly different gut bacterias is somewhat questionable.
    There are some indie films out there proving that you can lose weight even with a McDonalds diet, not that it’s healthy but if you eat less than you burn you will lose weight so I smell BS here.
    I guess he needs to sell his book which recently came out.
    Day after day there is a new diet/training program comes out because people are easily fooled looking for some magic formula nobody can sell the proven basics because it’s already out there and it’s free.

  • You should start counting calories! But be smart about it. Calculate an average of what you usually eat over like a week in calories. Subtract 300 or 400 calories and eat healthy.

  • I lost 60lbs by counting calories I ate whatever I want I just made sure to stay below 1800 calories. I logged everything in the Fitbit app I would make sure it read that I burned at least 3500 calories also I excersised at least 5 times a week sometimes 7 times a week.

  • Youre overcomplicafing stuff, its more calories out than calories in if you want to loose weight, and more calories in than calories out if you want to gain weight.

    But everyone has a diffirent metabolism, so i suggest using an online Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) calculator and if youre unsure how many calories youre taking per day use a calorie counting app like MyFitnessPal or something similar to that.

    This (calorie counting bussiness) worked for me to loose majority of the fat i didnt want (AKA cutting) and now its working for me to build muslce (AKA bulking), so it should 99.876% work for you too.

  • Oh my goodness! You made me cry! this all really hit home to me! Makes total sense!! I have food issues, trying to lose weight as well and following a plan is making me completely miserable! I am so glad i have found you, i love the groove videos and i am so happy i saw this too!! Thank you!!!! all the way from the UK! xxxxxx

  • I have to admit I was totally this guy! Thank you for your straight forward approach to food. I heard about you from Paul Revelia and I am now tracking macros, have been working out consistently 4-6 days/wk for the last 6 months and excited to get lean over the next coming years. Thank you again!

  • loooool you nailed it in the funniest way possible.
    You know, at some point in my life I became carbophobic because of “insulin makes you fat” myth but fortunately I overcome that.

  • Very funny but jokes on you because I lost my big belly in about 6 weeks (and I am working on never find it again!)
    Unrelated, got any of that coffee leftover?

  • Clearly don’t understand how keto works. Macros count you can’t eat ALL the fat you want. I hate myself for responding to this video. I love myself for losing 30 lbs in 2months. WITHOUT working out.

  • I feel counting calories is good for SOME people when losing trying to lose weight. People that have some mental illnesses or something similar I don’t recommend counting calories because there is a chance of developing an eating disorder which in the long run is terrible. Instead focus on changing what you eat daily from an unhealthy and sugary, and fatty foods to a more balanced and overall healthier diet along with some exercise.

  • Eureka!! Conservation of Mass does not apply to ketoers, they are not human but instead Aliens who use antifat to destroy those atoms…they are truly unique beings.

  • This is purely epic…hahahaha. People who think calories magically don’t matter, just because they’re slathering butter on everything really baffle me

  • I Gained 7 pounds in 2 weeks on keto, stopped keto lost 7 pounds in 2 weeks lol. Doesn’t work for me. Not the 1st time I’ve tried it and noticed this.

  • I followed this adv ice like an idiot and very quickly gained a lot of belly and butt fat while on a strictly ketogenic diet. Fat calories matter big time. Eating lots of fat and cheese and oil makes you fat! My fat gut and ass are living proof. This is misinformation at it’s worst!

  • I am on Keto, and track my macro’s, and this was incredible!!! Dude the part about tracking macro’s being a conspiracy from the Illuminati or NWO!������������������������ Freaking Kevin Nash is watching son!

  • i swear, this “humor” video is so pathetic and really bullshit

    if its nothing for you, ok, but why the fuck anyone must dickriding his own opinions and spread it out the world and call every other guy wrong and dumb if he does not the same thing

  • I hope a keto newbie doesn’t look at this video and drink a quart of heavy cream with 5000 calories and only 10 carbs. You cant eat unlimited calories and expect to lose weight even if you keep carbs low.

  • Dr. Berry can you do a small video on primary biliary cholangitis (Cirrhosis)or liver disease please. Question does ursodiol have carbs? PBC patients are AMA positive for the most part, how does anti mitochondrial antibodies effect ketosis? My weight loss is really slow. Thank you! Love your info!

  • This must be the most effective/funny/sarcastic/informative video towards diet zealotism(not just keto) on the internet. Also, we need a gif of 0:55 `science` part.

  • i will take all the carbs you guys aren’t eating after new years. fedex them to yolo rd, at 187 on an undercover cop, detroit, MI 911.

  • You should stick to what you know as for keto you should consult the experts you really don’t understand keto metabolism, you’ve stopped learning, as far as the vid it was funny

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  • Cute video, cute couple. But if Keto works, where are all the skinny Keto people who have dieted like this? (there are millions). They don’t exist because short term keto 100% causes weight loss. Then it 100% causes weight gain. Biggest predictor of weight gain is….doing Keto-

  • Layne, I enjoyed your video.
    What must be said, however, is that there’s a divide in the keto community. Those who push eating fat/calories don’t count, and those who hit their required protein and only eat enough fat to feel full in order to burn their body fat.
    Hell, I can use this video against the fat-pushers in our community. I believe strongly that calories DO count.

  • Please help, I have been on clean keto since june 5, I have watched everyones videos. I have only lost 9 pds and I keep going up a lb or 2 and back down a lbs or 2. I am don 18/6,and sometime 20/4 intermittent fasting I do not snack between, drink apple cider vinegar each morning. I use to drink wine and stopped all alcohol. My husband can’t believe how deciplined I have been and not losing any weight. I use the carb manager and stick buy that. one problem I have is not being able toget enough fats in without bringing my calories up. So I usually end up with up fat and calories very low. No problem with protein it is higher than fats most always. I am usually hungry at night but I don’t eat. Why am I stuck.? Also I only eat 2 meals a day. Exercise 30 min day on treadmill. I am 73 years old. I pretty good shape I need to lose 20 lbs. Thanks everyone.

  • I totally agree that there is more going on than just calories. Still, I have a question regarding consuming too many calories on a ketogenic or low carb diet. Do you think that calories are still somewhat a part of a nuanced approach to weight loss? So to provide a ridiculous hypothetical to make a point, I’m 5, 8 and weigh 160 lbs with a decent amount of muscle. Could I lose weight eating 5k clean keto calories?

  • If you eat in a calorie surplus over an extended period of time and are following keto or fasting you will still put on weight. It still comes down to calories whether you track them or not. Metabolism, NEAT, thermic effect of food all have a role in how many calories you burn. Knowing about metabolic adaptation and the effect your hormones have on feeling hungry is still important to understand for long term health. You are putting out bad information. If keto puts you in a deficit long enough to loose the weight and then you can still maintain it long term then that is great. Anecdotally I know many people who tried keto and or fasting and still continue to yo-yo diet. The fact is that no one can stay in a deficit forever and setting unrealistic weight loss goals will set you up for failure. It’s finding balance after you cut the weight you want to loose. You don’t get to straw man calories in vs calories out. Extremely disingenuous to say 99.9% of people who calorie count don’t maintain a healthy weight.

  • Is this guy aware that people have lost weight eating only McDonald’s everyday for 90 days or the nutritional professor who ate only twinkies and other sweets for 10 weeks and lost 30 pounds because he restricted his calories to only 1800 a day. So according to this guy I could just eat 3000 calories of the healthiest food in the world a day and not worry about gaining weight right? THAT MAKES NO SENSE. 1. Burning calories isn’t literally burning calories: No reputable person that talks about “burned” calories is literally saying our body burns the food.
    2. Now he’s just explaining what a Calorie is and sidetracking about biological energy pathways in the body. The study he cites had nothing to do with caloric restriction, That site is mostly about ketogenic diets and intermittent fasting. And the fasting stuff even sites Dr. Krista Varady, who commonly notes that intermittent fasting works BECAUSE it creates a caloric deficit, albeit without literally counting calories. Calories matter whether you believe it or not my friend

  • Of course, I count calories. I always find it so funny when a tall man tells me as an older, small woman that I don’t have to pay attention to how much energy I take in to lose weight. unfortunately I listened to it once. I landed at 90 kg at about 1.60 m. My  daily consumption is between 1000 and 2000 kcal, the latter if I worked hard in the barn. I just eat 1000 kcal, then I still have a tolerance of about 500 kcal, where I miscalculate. And indeed: I lose 2 kg a month. So the calculation is correct: the first 20 kg are already down, the last 15 are still to follow. I’m sorry to have to speak again, but without having an overview of how much energy you consume, it obviously doesn’t work for a person like me. sorry for the mistakes, Siri is my secretary

  • I’m not too sure about the details of weight watches and their calorie restriction but I am on a calorie deficit (Low carb, Low sugar) keto-like diet and have lost 16 kg so far. I was on a IF 8 hour window for a few months but didn’t lose any significant weight. Perhaps what is being eaten matters more.

  • Interesting, but it didnt seem to explain HOW hormones affect fat loss in a way that overrides the conventional understanding of calories.
    I think it’s easy to understand that junk food is an obvious explanation, but I have been sticking to a meat heavy ketogenic diet for two months and have only noticed weight loss when in a caloric deficit.

  • Doc, I am wondering if you could address this topic. New studies are coming out that grains are necessary for microbiome. I don’t eat grains, but I am a bit concerned by new literature. I supplement with beta glucan. Are probiotics and prebiotics, keto friendly, enough?

  • The days I have been counting, I’m eating about 500-600 a day. People tell me I’m starving myself but I’m not hungry. Most days my husband finishes my plate. Is it safe to eat that many? I’d really love to stop worrying about them.

  • What I tell people is you want to see about how many calories you eat in a day keep track of all the grams of fat and carbs and protein you eat in a day and then use the 6-6-9 method. Protein and carbs are 6. Fats are 9. But that just satisfies the learning we got decades ago.

  • Just saw a weightlifting guru on The Twittuh trying to sell his new book… It’s all about CICO (calories in, calories out) so immediately you know he’s just regurgitating something he’s heard.

    When I started my weightloss journey 1 year ago I was so sick with gallstones/kidneystones/gout & a myriad of other symptoms (too many to name here!) that I could barely move… TG a healing prayer guy said it sounded like digestion/gallbladder & I eventually found out about bile salts… OMG what a game changer! Without going on a diet, without exercising, suddenly I was losing weight & feeling so much better!

    After a few months I added in keto/carni diet & weight training to speed the process up, but point being the aforementioned weightlifting guru caused an uproar on The Twittuh by suggesting that people are fat due to consuming “excessive calories” & the ONLY way to lose weight was calorie restriction & burning more calories than you consume (heavy sigh) & then he was upset about all the “misinformation” he was receiving (in the comment section you know all the Berry/Berg/Fung fans were burning them UP! ��).

    Bottom line: According to weightlifting guru, it is impossible for me to have lost weight simply by improving my digestion! No… according to him my real problem is laziness & lack of willpower! ������

  • Great video! Can you make one on calorie intake (eating so many calories to gain weight) for gaining muscle mass no matter the diet (keto, vegan, raw, etc)!!! That would be greatly appreciated!!!

  • Diets don’t work period. Unless the keto diet is similar to your normal diet, you can’t stick to it. While doing the keto diet, you’re probably not gonna have energy to build muscle. People skip strength training when trying to lose weight, but you shouldn’t. Muscle burns calories faster than fat. Knowing how many calories you are eating is beneficial, not necessary. The right food choices will keep you full and happy, but you need carbs for energy. You should also eat around 1g of protein for lb of body weight, protein helps rebuild muscle fiber faster. Also, you shouldn’t lose 2-3 lbs a week, thats too much. Losing fat is a long game, and you need to do it as healthy as possible and use a method you can stick to.

  • I eat pretty simple, lots of meat, eggs and a few low carb foods. I don’t do anything fancy, so i find it easier to add up at the end of the day.

  • Love your channel, berry, though I’m not on keto nor planning to be. But…caloric balance and restriction is working. Period. I’ve made a huge change within a year using flexible dieting and getting back to working out. I eat everything (carbs, fats, protein, meat, eggs, veggies, dairy. Everything…) i eat considerably clean, 41 years old and haven’t looked or felt better for about 20 years…

  • There’s a difference between counting calories and being aware of calories. “Counting calories” implies controlling the number of calories you eat each day. However, “being aware” of calories allows you to eat as your body demands while being aware of the number of calories eaten. However, as pointed out in the video, taking the leap to more consistent keto, intermittent fasting, and one meal a day, is a path to healing metabolic syndrome, and that’s the bottom line. So counting calories may be stupid, but being aware of calories may not, just as being aware of what you’re eating and the nutrients they contain may not be stupid. Or maybe that’s stupid too. Hey, you ever read the news? Life is stupid.

  • Well then let’s say I binge and 5000 cals of fat and protein. What would happen to the rest of the calories that your body didn’t burn? Are you saying this diet can defy physics?

  • Dr berry taught me to think different. I went from 231 down to 187 in four months. Feel better at 41 than I did at 30. Never lifted a weight never a excerise regiment or walked any more than normal. Very effective diet and I eat like a pig no starving

  • I count calories, 71 pounds lost in 10 months. I keep it simple, 2 pounds a week. Best diet I have ever been on and I don’t have to deprive myself of my favorite food, just eat them in moderation and make sure they fit into my daily calorie limit. Everyone doesn’t want to be on diets where you can’t eat fruit, bread, rice, etc. Do what works for you! Are people not supposed to try to lose weight because calorie counting is being called stupid?? If it works for them, let them live!

  • Calories don’t matter AS MUCH as macros. Lower carbs = weight loss. Watch Snake Diet Cole Robinson’s video “Cut Carbs For Fast Fat Loss! 30 Day bacon refeed dry fast” video. It’s the carbs.

  • Just wonderful Dr Berry. This is one of the best videos I have seen in a long time. Thank you so much. Calorie counting is just BS on so many levels.

  • Sorry I have to disagree. From my own personal experience I have lost 40 pounds and got down to 15% body fat from counting calories in MyFitnessPal app. Plus on top of it all, I eat way more and healthier.

  • This is terrible advice. Yes it’s true that the body is complex and that the calories you put in (quality and quantity) affect calories out.

    But to say counting calories is “useless” and to point to the ketogenic diet as the holy grail is to ignore decades of empirical and anecdotal evidence.

  • Doctors told me to cut calories for 20 years, since I was 11. Nothing worked. I figured out by myself, through Intermittent Fasting, that it has been an insulin resistance problem all along. Despite all of them knowing I suffer from POCS, nobody told me anything. After two years of IF I lost 40kg/80lbs. Got recently into keto to lose the last 15kg/30lbs.

  • Would you say low carb (50% fat)(30% protein)(20%carbs)is enough? The point of that diet is to reduce insulin so your body burns more fat, drops water weight, and excretes sodium.

  • I am just a low/slow carb dieter. 50% fat, 30% protein, 20% carbs on 1800 calories. I cut down on starchy foods and eat low gi/gl foods and non-starchy fruits/vegetables.

  • Salutes dr.Berry. I’m on the keto lifestyle for almost 1.5 years. I’ve been looking around for sustainable info related to: if count calories with macros or just count macros in advance to lose weight. Thank you for your priceless info. Blessings!!!

  • Aren’t calories a catalyst for hormones to act on? Hormones don’t care about anything other than what signals them to move which is food which contain calories.

  • Is 1st law thermodynamics still the bottom line? Energy in vs Energy out is it still matter? Can anyone tell me. So many information i so lost.

  • So what am I doing wrong doc?? When started keto I lost 10 kilos in the first 3 months (I never counted calories) but then nothing! I feel much better but I need to lose a lot more to be healthy… I’ m so frustrated…

  • Love all your work doc.. been on keto now carnivore and losing bodyfat and gaining muscle. But this is the most stupid thing I’ve ever heard you say!
    Sure what u eat makes a difference but people are now citing this video telling others that calories don’t matter at all!
    This is ridiculous! They now think because of you that they can eat 5000calories of meat and fat when their BMR+TDEE is 2000cals and they think they’re not gonna put on any fat!
    You need to re-address this video and let it be known that JUST counting calories is stupid as totally dismissing CICO as irrelevant is worse than stupid!

  • I lost 60.lbs and kept it off for about 6 years, then started overeating CARBS. Junk, in other words. Still programmed to eat low fat, no fat, low calorie. Found keto. The cravings that drove me FINALLY STOPPED! Eureka!

  • How much is too much calories? Can a person eat too much calories and not loose weight? For example person’s amr is 2000cal a day will he gain weight if he eats over 2000cal even if he does IF, low carb, keto? Or should he do IF, low carb and keto and not count calories, just eat enough during meal time that he’s not hungry anymore?

  • This is full of shit. If you eat 2500 calories a day and zero carbs you’re still not gonna lose weight. You need a caloric deficit to lose weight. Also I used weightwatchers for years and lost tons of weight. I do keto now but I also count my calories.

  • While I agree with you that calorie counting isn’t effective for any thing, I have to disagree with you about obesity being just a hormone thing…NO! It’s the sugars in the american diet. Those are the ones that r responsible for obesity, heart diseases, strokes, the metabolic syndromes you know this, so why the heck are you saying its the hormones??

  • There is so much that I agree with and respect about your work but I just can’t wrap my mind around the calories debate. If my body utilizes 2700 calories per day and I consume 3500, are you saying I’m going to lose weight and burn fat?

  • Actually by doing keto you are causing a large caloric deficit by cutting almost all of your carbs, so in short keto still works because of cico concept, and it will not work if you are still overeating

  • I tried Intermittent fasting for 6 months and maybe lost a little weight, but I was working out at the same time. Certainly not nearly the level of weight loss achieved that this guy is suggesting will come. I did 16 hour fasting/8 hour feeding window and was pretty damn consistent with it. I came to the conclusion I was not reducing my calories enough.

  • skinny people say things like “we all know if you want to lose weight, just eat less calories than you burn!” right. that’s nice.

  • I’ve just stopped counting calories for the first time in years and my mind is telling me that I will turn into a ballon. However you just told those negative thoughts that they’re stupid and invalid. This gave me so much motivation! Thank you!

  • I assume you mean calories don’t matter if you’re on Keto. Obviously they matter if you’re not in ketosis and losing weight via a standard diet. I know a dietician personally and I know she wouldn’t agree with you. I counted calories to lose 30 pounds a year ago, did not use keto. I basically traded a lot of non-satiating high calorie food for filling yet low or relatively low calorie food, as well as started intermittent fasting. It worked great. I’ve kept all the weight off as well. My dad used weightwatchers years ago, has kept all the weight off. feel like this video is a bit over the top. Yeah you can lose a lot of weight by keto and focusing on carbs elimination and not calories, but that’s not the only way. And if you ever start intaking carbs that weight is gonna fly back on. I guess you could argue it’s the best way, though that’s a different debate. And I’m sure there are a huge number of people who lose weight on keto and then rebound as well. I think most people rebound on diets because of poor planning and/or lacking mental state.

  • Are people really saying “you can’t store fat as fat?” thats pretty insane:D imagine from a survival standpoint in nature you would just die instantly!:D

  • So if I eat 5,000 calories that are all keto friendly, as long as I’m intermittent fasting, I’ll lose weight. That doesn’t make sense. Provide more sources to back that up instead of just saying “it’s stupid.”

  • I also think that the title “counting calories is stupid” is quite gimmicky and brought in a ton of likes and subscribers for you— but the better title of the video (for humanity sake) would have been to title it, “counting calories doesn’t always work, and here’s why”) Americans are always lookin for a reason, that “golden nugget”… and well, you gave it to em.

  • Hi. I can appreciate your video. Do you have a link to the Women’s Study? I’d like to look at the women’s ages, physical ailments, etc.
    Also, on another note are you saying that if a 30 year old healthy person, who is not suffering from disease/illness of any sortif they go into a calorie deficit, they WONT lose weight?
    Or are you just saying that there are too many variables as to why someone may not be losing weight even when in a calorie deficit? It seems there is no one size fits all approach regarding the old school method of counting calories however, I would think that blanketing a statement that says that counting calories doesn’t work 100% of the time is quite an overstatement.

  • I get that hormones play a very predominant role in fat storage/loss. What is confusing to me is how does the law of conservation of energy apply to weight loss? Your body generates heat, your body can use fat to generate heat. Would that not make calories at least somewhat applicable to weight loss once the hormonal issues have been addressed?

  • I am losing weight by counting calories. Not stupid at all Doc! If it doesn’t work then why am I losing weight happily? I have about 25 pounds to go and actually like calculating calories on a daily basis. I keep the calorie level at a healthy level, between 1200 and 1700 per day. It works!

  • It is because it is not just calories it is also macros. But using just calories may be a simple enough to begin. Obviously not all calories are the same, but it all comes to quality food.

  • I donno, I do intermittent fasting restricting about 500 calories and it works for me, but I doubt it would work the same without the restriction part.

  • Show me a study where hormones create or destroy energy and/or matter. Energy comes into the body stored between chemical bonds of atoms in molecules of food. Those atoms/molecules have mass and weight. The energy in food that is properly digested gets re-stored between the chemical bonds of atoms in molecules of fat and glycogen. Those atoms and molecules also have mass and weight. Hormones can regulate how this energy is managed, but hormones cannot change the mass and weight of the atoms/molecules where the energy is stored. If you consume less energy (food) your body doesn’t need as many atoms/molecules to store energy. Thus with fewer atoms/molecules you weigh less. Manage your energy (calories) and you will manage how many atoms and molecules are in your body.

  • I needed to hear this, because I struggle with food addiction and hypothyroidism, I am very overweight, I need to find something that works.

  • Thankyou! I struggled with weight loss all my life….joined weight watchers several times only to gain the weight back. It is hormones!

  • I went to a nutritionist years ago and RELIGIOUSLY counted calories. I did that for about 3 months. I may have lost 5 lbs but when I gave up hope, I gained it back quickly and then some. Thanks to the PHD, aka keto and IF, I’m down 70 lbs and almost to goal. THANK YOU! Counting calories is not sustainable and keto is soooooo much more delicious.

  • Hey Dr Berry! so, I don’t need to worry about protein/fat ratios? just eat burger, steak, bacon, chops, loin? Please help… I’m going crazy calculating 70% fat 25% protein and 5% carb…

  • I tried calorie restricting for 3 months, only to lose a few pound, and then put twice as much back on. Since cutting out the carbs and going keto, I’ve lost a lot of weight without restricting or counting calories, in fact now I’m fat adapted I’m still losing weight without even needing or wanting to lose anymore. I’m glad that more people like yourself are putting this truth out there, people are spending millions a year on weight watchers and slimming world, and adding up every single thing they eat. Absolutely bonkers

  • Another danger of this calories in calories out myth is that people think that they can routinely eat high sugar wheat treats as long as they keep it within 2000 calories, and that they can snack throughout the day as long as they keep it within 2000 calories, when both of those things are causing serious hormonal issues that are keeping them from getting healthy and losing weight.

  • Complete nonsense. Where is your proof? All I heard is a bunch of non sequiturs.

    Calories do matter and you are just trying to be rebellious and different.

  • Never counted calories and lost 75lbs since mid February. It is now mid september of the same year, it’s amazing. Please try if you are on the fence. If you fail at first get up and try again it will stick

  • Wow and wow you right I count calories since 8 years and since awhile I’m not enjoying it. After I watched your good video I will stop counting calories.
    Thank you so much

  • The fitness channels seem to always go on about caloric deficit, they don’t explain how you would know if you are in such a deficit.

  • Calories matter to some degree. If you eat a lot of calories and live a sedentary lifestyle, you will gain weight. When I was in a group home, I was fat, but never went too far above 300. When I finally moved out on my own and had full control and responsibility over my shopping and entertainment spending, I bought a lot of processed groceries, whatever was cheap and easy to make, and bought a lot of delivery like pizza, subs, etc, and also ended up barely exercising. I went over 450 pounds.

  • My wife follows your advice and lives only on eating meat and eggs only, but I am afraid to be exposed to the disease to lose her body many vitamins found in vegetables, fruits, legumes and even bread and rice, you should advise your followers instead of exposing them to diseases