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“Listening to your body, challenging yourself with exercise, sleeping well and managing your stress with enjoyable activities will all help you push forward in your weight-loss efforts,” says Melissa Mitri, RD. Here, seven simple ways you can reboot your weight-loss efforts if you’re not seeing result. Oftentimes, he explains, “people do something dramatic that cannot be maintained.

But small steps get you going in the right direction.” Even better, losing just 5 percent of your body weight — 10 pounds for a 200-pound person — significantly lowers the risk of health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and. Try This Quick Arm Workout in Your Backyard. 7. You’re jet lagged Losing weight is never easy, but if you’re a frequent flyer, it may be even harder.

Weight Loss Tip. 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 tied to a lower risk of heart.

If you’re not losing weight, the first place you should be looking is the kitchen. Some people focus all their energy on burning off calories that they don’t take the time to consider what. This article lists 20 common reasons why you’re not losing weight. It also contains actionable tips on how to break.

In the 7+ years on my weight loss journey I’ve learned that if I don’t take all 7 of these tips seriously then I won’t lose weight or worse I’ll gain. I’ve experience this time after time so to help you get serious about losing weight I wanted to share these tips. 1. You can’t exercise away a bad diet. If you’re not getting enough hours of quality sleep per night then it could be what’s holding you back from losing weight.

Your body releases fat burning hormones with enough quality sleep. If you’re not getting these fat burning hormones released into your body then it’ll slow your metabolism. Losing weight may seem like an impossible task, especially with the rise of many fad diets. But according to numerous doctors, losing weight doesn’t have to be so complicated. That’s why we spoke to a few notable MD experts about doctor-approved weight loss tips that will help you shed the pounds—for good!

Green tea is one of the natural “helpers” if you’re trying to lose weight. It doesn’t cause unwanted side effects, and it’s full of nutrients. It’s even part of the so-called “fat-burning foods” group.

Its main benefits are due to its antioxidant compounds, which stops fatcells from forming.

List of related literature:

The truth about exercise and weight loss didn’t fully hit me until I went to Paris shortly after I lost 60 pounds by fasting and following a low-carb diet.

“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

One key tip-o that a diet is based on fad rather than fact is that it promises a quick x—that is, a way to lose large amounts of weight in short periods of time (‘Lose 10 kilos in 2 weeks on the Miracle Weight-Loss Plan!’), oen without even exercising.

“Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding” by Scott Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, Laura Namy, Nancy Woolf, Graham Jamieson, Anthony Marks, Virginia Slaughter
from Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding
by Scott Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, et. al.
Pearson Higher Education AU, 2014

Indeed, many of these “alternative” methods are really just other ways of making it easier for one to eat less.

“Handbook of Self-Regulation, Second Edition: Research, Theory, and Applications” by Kathleen D. Vohs, Roy F. Baumeister
from Handbook of Self-Regulation, Second Edition: Research, Theory, and Applications
by Kathleen D. Vohs, Roy F. Baumeister
Guilford Publications, 2011

I didn’t lose weight quickly at first; I lost it slowly.

“Gabriel Method: The Revolutionary DIET-FREE Way to Totally Transform Your Body” by Jon Gabriel
from Gabriel Method: The Revolutionary DIET-FREE Way to Totally Transform Your Body
by Jon Gabriel
Simon & Schuster Australia, 2009

That initial weight loss may seem great, but what it really does is give you a false sense of success.

“The Best Life Diet” by Bob Greene
from The Best Life Diet
by Bob Greene
Simon & Schuster, 2007

In other words, losing weight for good requires a commitment to making lifestyle changes.

“Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies” by Meri Reffetto
from Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies
by Meri Reffetto
Wiley, 2014

Many of these are effective, but no single diet has been shown to be more effective than any other.

“Physiology of Sport and Exercise” by W. Larry Kenney, Jack H. Wilmore, David L. Costill
from Physiology of Sport and Exercise
by W. Larry Kenney, Jack H. Wilmore, David L. Costill
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2019

I wrote about many different diets and tried most of them – for well-being, not weight loss.

“Lore of Nutrition: Challenging conventional dietary beliefs” by Tim Noakes
from Lore of Nutrition: Challenging conventional dietary beliefs
by Tim Noakes
Penguin Random House South Africa, 2017

Applied to us, the key to losing weight is to change your brain before trying to change your body.

“Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering.” by Stephen Guise
from Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering.
by Stephen Guise
Selective Entertainment, LLC, 2016

Relying on diet and exercise alone, we’re forced to use willpower as our sole source of motivation, and that makes weight loss feel difficult.

“The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence: A Woman's Guide to Stressing Less, Weighing Less, and Loving More” by Jessica Ortner
from The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence: A Woman’s Guide to Stressing Less, Weighing Less, and Loving More
by Jessica Ortner
Hay House, 2014

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  • I exercise 4 times a week, eat healthy, sleep good and i’m still fat, been doing this for 4 months. I don’t think all people bodies work the same, some people just have really easy to get fit while others have to work ALOT harder to get the same result.
    Like my friend who i started this together with, we’ve been doing same exercises, only i’ve been healthy and slept good, he eats alot of crap and he barrely sleeps. Still he has a 6-pack now and looks hot, and here i am working my ass off with no fysical results at all…

  • PROCESSED SOY!!! Please do video on how healthy foods that have processed soy in them are….PLEASE!!! I would love to hear what you have to say about this food product…Thanx!!

  • You want to lose weight?
    -Cut down on your carbs and fried food
    -Do at least 30 minutes of cardio every morning
    -Lift at least 3 times a week
    -only drink water, tea, and coffee
    That’s how I lost 70 pounds in 8 months.

  • Great video Mike, love how you explain things in such simple form and give great real life examples. Really appreciate all the free info!

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  • For a hundred years everyone always comes back to calorie deficit. Any fad diets, crazy studies, low carb this high fats that, always comes back to eat less move more. If you need 10 and burn 9 overtime you will lose weight. If you need 10 and burn 8, fat loss will be accelerated. Really doesn’t get more simple then that.

  • To the people who say, “Mike your videos are too long!” I say, “be quiet” he’s taking hours out of his day to make sure that you COMPLETELY understand the material. It just shows that he cares. Just saying. So if you want a crappy 5 minute video. Go watch 6 pack shortcuts.

  • Hey Mike awesome video. Had a question bc of work I walk on avg 4-5 miles daily and or am on my feet in a warehouse setting. Also do weight lifting 30-45 minutes a day EMOM style. I’m 160 5’5″ I’m currently eating 2900 calories and not losing weight. But based on my TDEE I should be eating 4300 to maintain weight. Does that sound right? Thank you.

  • technically, it depends on the kinds of carbs that you’re consuming. Eat as many simple carbohydrates (FRUIT) as possible since it gives your body fuel, but stay away from complex carbohydrates (PROCESSED SUGARS: OREOS, DORITOS, ICE CREAM) because they confuse your body and turn into fat.

  • This is FULL of false information… fasted cardio is a highly effective method of losing weight, because if you eat before working out you will burn the glycogen and glucose that you’ve just consumed rather than fat. Know your facts before you go sharing information buzzfeed

  • Hi! Have you tried Sodandar Brilliant Diet System (do a Google search)? I’ve heard some amazing things about it and my cousin got cool benefit with it.

  • Laughed out loud at the crossfit argument @ 36:30. Really good info keep up the awesome work Mike. The internet has become such a shitty place to get good info because so many people talk out of their ass.

  • Great video Mike, some really good info. I was kind of caught off guard with the idea of reducing the activity multiplier by a tenth since it isn’t very accurate haha. I’m 24 y/o, 174 cm height, and 87 Kg; I would say I’m lightly to moderately active. My BMR is around 1970 according to the Harris-Benedict equation, multiplied by 1.4 (took a number between light and moderate of what the equation suggests) is around 2750. I planned out a 500 calorie deficit/day. Does that seem about right? Mind you I haven’t yet gone into weight-lifting I’ve just been doing HIIT cardio for a while and lost around 40 Kgs over the course of 2 years approx. Sorry for the long post and would really appreciate if you could shed some light. Big fan.

    P.S. what’s the outro song haha?

  • more high quality info dropped for free in this video than mostpaid information products, Im buying your audio book now to pay for what i just learned, thankyou very much

  • A lot in the fitness community can vouch for exercising and/or cardio on a empty stomach in the morning to increase weight lose.  Maybe it depends on the individual but i have noticed faster results when doing my leg day/cardio in the mornings.  You still loose weight doing cardio on a full stomach but i think its slower.

    I guess the reason behind it from what i understand is, your body will eat into your fat stores more if your stomach is empty since your energy from food in already digested down over night.  Also doing too much high tensity cardio can also eat into your muscles, so a mix of low intensity and high or just low intensity might be better.  Also mixed with weight training to off balance it all.

  • Hey Mike wanted to ask the activity factors on these formulas does the 5-6 hours a week of exercise include strength training as in weights or is it just cardiovascular exercise

  • Reasons why you’re not losing weight:
    You listen to this video.

    It’s not about losing more calories than you burn (That helps), it’s about using the right calories for your fuel intake.

  • Im lost here.., im the beginning of the video you say that metabolic adaptation claims are not true.., and then you proceed to explain how your body adjusts your metabolism when losing weight..

  • had your video on the recommended list and even though i knew most of the things u said i subscribed because the video was so well made nice job my man

  • I’ve been dieting for about 2 months now and I’ve lost 12 kilos so far. Also, I don’t exercise, I just dance. Like you know, that crazy dance where once you finish you are completely exhausted?
    It’s fun though xD

  • so they said dont workout on an empty stomch, but when i workout (usually running) I have to wait at least an hour after eating and drinking or else ill cramp. what shoul i do? i dont want to burn muscle…

  • Actual Scientific Reasons that you are not losing weight (or fat, specifically):
    -Too much fat yes, fat does make you fat, sadly!
    -Not enough carbs. Contrary to fad diets, carbohydrates are not processed into fat under normal living conditions…look it up! Excess carbohydrates are NOT turned into fat, and are instead oxidized through a process called Facultative Dietary Thermogenesis, as is it easier for the body to get rid of excess carbs than to convert them to fat. Also, you will feel more energetic, less bloated, etc. Look up the ’80/10/10′ diet!
    -Too much animal products! Cut down on fat, growth hormones by taking animal products from your diet, and help animals and the planet, too!
    -not ENOUGH calories! Limiting calories doesn’t do any good, leaves you hungry and tired, and as described above, it is the type of calories that matter, not the amout of calories. Just eat till you’re full. Simple!
    -Not enough sleep
    -Not enough exercise….you don’t need to work out like a maniac, but some daily cardio (lifting weights doesn’t do shit for burning calories) is great!

  • Weighed 75 KG last Thursday morning. Lift weights thrice since then and did a hiit session once (my hardest workout to date) and on Friday morning I was 76. Fuck this man

  • Haha I love how you say exactly what I think at times, “what the f***”. More good stuff, I have found that eating out provides a huge roller coaster effect on my weight.

  • If you lose weight your energy balance changes also. That means you cant eat the same amount of calories as before. You have to eat less. Good thing to know is how many calories you burn during rest so you can determine the caloric deficit for further fat loss.

  • I have a question regarding alcohol. Sometimes at lunch I drink a glass of wine. If body cannot use it for energy, should I count it into a daily calories? Great video by the way:)

  • this tips are ridiculous, for starters the stick to “lowcarbs” on lazy days is bull shit. Carbs don’t make u fat, that is just something the food industry made up to get u to eat more protein. FAT makes u FAT, carbs are what fuels are body & gives us energy, meanwhile the foods with a high fat percentage are those with high protein as well. If u actually want to lose weight stick to high carb, low fat, its as simple as that. Also, being active is really important, but do things u enjoy, u don’t have to spend ours at the gym killing ur self, something as simple as going on a bike ride or taking ur dog out for a long walk will do, & guess what, if u keep this up on a regular basis, U WILL SEE THE POUNDS DROPPING OFF!!:)

  • This could be a silly question, but Mike Matthews… what are your thoughts on nu salt (it is a salt substitute that is basically potassium)

  • I always get frustrated when i have to estimate calories… That’s why i always weigh the food in grams.. Just so i don’t have to stress on thinking about the calorie surplus.

  • I hear ya, my son Brendan just turned 2 last week, and he’s a little tornado! Unless he’s eating or sleeping, he does not stop! Lol

  • awesome video, thank you, appreciate that you go into detail. ive been struggling with  this very frustrating issue for over a year, spinning my wheels, I can see myself leaner ive put on muscle but scale is the same as when i started over a year ago, i know im around 15% BF with a good 20lbs of fat to lose and just cant get it down, i think what it comes down to is ive had my BMR calculated wrong all along,

  • when I do have a cheat meal, usually cookies or pizza, that’s it for me for the day… I don’t eat anything else since I’m so stuffed. do I have to force myself to eat supper when my cheat meal is usually my dinner and supper together?

  • Love the long casts, put them on and roll on with work.  Your comments on BMR made me reflect on how I love how you have simplified the calculations in BLS I operate so much more efficiently tracking macro goals or cutting/bulking instead of total cals.

  • As usual, great video. By the way, they are not too long, it s great listening to them whilst going to work, doing lis or cleaning ��. Have a good day

  • I really enjoy your ‘solo’ podcast (I mean, only talking you) I heard many times that you want to bring people to the podcast, but some never answer, and the available only talk bs about fitness in general. But, really, Mike, you talking about a topic or doing Q&A are awesome. Thanks for the amazing content

  • Hey Mike, a few random questions that this episode reminded me to ask you:
     You mentioned weighing food. I weigh almost everything, but in ounces instead of grams. Any significant issues you see there?
    Just finished my cut at app. 169 lbs. Lost 8 lbs of fat using Phoenix and Forge! I noticed after beginning my reverse diet that I looked even leaner after carbohydrate increase (i.e. random ab veins). Why is that?
    Any news on your affiliate program? I’d love to get onboard and represent Legion. 
    Thanks man! I’m on IG @sentient.meat.

  • Shorten up these videos.. YouTube is a vast place a shorter video with the same message is a click away.. You may have great knowledge but most people’s attention span won’t last 40 min..

  • Thanks, Mike. Great talk on this topic. I have struggled with this forever, and the simple facts are; track food intake, increase activity, and don’t let the scale get into your head. It’s always easy to talk it through, but I always struggle with the discipline to keep at it. I make gains to the positive, then slide back when I start feeling better, rinse, repeat. It’s all in my head, I know what is required to reach my goals, I just struggle to stay focused. That’s on me.

  • So Mike if I’m in to large of a deficit it puts my body under stress, but it still causes me to lose fat right? Say 800-1000 calorie deficit?

  • I exercises because I literally have to. I also have to run or sprint (or pole vault) if I don’t I can’t sleep, I’m always cold, my anxiety skyrockets, and finally I stop eating. Its been something I’ve struggle with for ever. Its not that I don’t want to eat. Its the fact that when I get Hungary but am not burning calories, the hunger turns to nausea. This has actually had the weird thing of that I have always had a perfect wight for my hight and build. I have never been over or under weight.

  • Yh..restrict your calories for a short time until you inevitably add weight again…OR go vegan: go on a low fat, carb lifestyle, long term, cruelty free, and minimal exercise needed

  • The average body can hold up to 15g carbs per 1 kilo of body weight. I’m 66 kg so I can store (945g carbs) and still not gain any fat. Converting carbs into fats in humans is inefficient unlike animals. Thats why cows get fat by eating grass. Fats go straight to your fat storage. And by carbs I mean whole food plants like grains, vegetables and fruits. Your choice people.

  • lol, silly buzzfeed. Calories in DOES NOT equal calories out. And carbs are amazing. I eat a high carb diet and have never had a problem with weight.

  • can someone help me?
    im 4’11 and i weigh 96 pounds. I eat little and exercise quite a bit. I haven’t been loosing weight for like 1 month and I want to be 86= i’d like to loose 10 pounds. I’ve lost 17 pounds already but I want to loose more. What can I do?

  • Don’t over think your diet. Forget protein. Forget nutrients. Just eat a varied diet which is not processed and mainly plant based with some meat. Exercise alot. Get fat, eat less. lose weight eat more. Its simple really.

  • You are awesome  you should be knighted! I enjoy your in-depth passionate down to earth explanations and the way you make sense of everything.  yeah you may digress sometimes, but that’s only because you are passionate and believe in what you are talking about. and its not like anyone is paying for the fruits of your labour!  Its not often I give out this much praise, and don’t worry I do have a long term serious girlfriend, ha,  I Just believe in giving credit where credit is due.  I am sure you are appreciated by millions, and making a real difference to people’s lives, mental and physical wellbeing.  Keep up the good work mate:)

  • Large muscles causes less stamina because big size of muscles means more oxygen.Muscles should be like bruce lee and jackie chan.They have both muscles and stamina! I am sure that by making muscles like Arnold, you can not run for long distance.Body shape like Usain Bolt is fine though!

  • Mike, no offence, but you really should learn to get to the point a LOT quicker. It’s hard to listen how you repeat the same things over and over again and express really simple things in unnecessarily long way.

  • This is kind of wrong. A good diet is way more important when it comes to losing weight. Exercise builds muscle, good diet burns fat. (And the calories in and calories out thing is not true)

  • you should do podcasts!! youre the most informative fitness guru i know but your videos are tooooo long, however if they were on podcasts, i could listen to them while walking or driving! but good stuff!

  • Came here expecting to see something trendy and incorrect. I am impressed because everything here is exactly right. Kudos Buzzfeed.. I should not have doubted you.

  • I understand your ALL ABOUT hiit. But for me, hiit makes me feel like shit. With that said, when does low intensity (incline treadmill, 110 hr, 3.2, 14 incline…etc) come in to play? I enjoy this more and don’t mind walking for 45-1 hour.

  • bread with peanut butter is the reason, haystt can you guyz recommend a breakfast I like bread with peanut but I want to loss weight!! help!!!

  • Hi Mike, got a question, i am not fat, 110lb, 5″4, but not toned with majority fat on my legs. So if i follow your advise, eat properly (calorie and protein), and want to be TONED, should i eat and intake as I am losing (lose leg fat), maintaining (i’m okay with my weight, don’t mind +/0 10lb), or gaining weight (since i want to build muscle)?? Thank you very much!! Kate

  • I want to find a sport but I’m afraid I will be mocked by my size, and I really want to lose weight. I’m better at exercising when I’m subconsiously doing it, I.e. sports. I really want to do soft ball but the season has already started, and volleyball is next. The only problem is that I am a taller girl for my age (5 ft 7 in.) And my mom says I should so volley ball, but as I said before I’m pretty much what you can say fat and I’m afraid people would mock me even If I was a good player. Please help.

  • if you sit all day long watching buzzfeed videos, stuff your face every meal, and still only have 13% body fat as a male, where do your unused carbs go? i’ve never heard of your digestive tract being able to predict and only take from your food the amount it predicts your body will need based on frequent habits.

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  • Like your videos a lot! I fin them very informative and I appreciate the simple way you can explain science, making it understandable and not following the last fashion trends! I have a question. There is a lot of debate around protein. What is your opinion around plant derived proteins vs animal derived proteins? Are them comparable in a weight loss trajectory?

  • let me tell you how to lose weight

    Burn more calories than you gain. simple, its allmost like math….

    by the way, i couldnt care about my weight or anyone elses weight

  • “Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight”

    Im not losing any weight becoz i sit all day long in front of my pc watching “how to lose your weight”. Easy as that.

  • Thank you for bringing the science back.. (not that there arn’t youtubers out there that dont) I love that you link articles and actually know what you talk about. I just recently subscribed and I really enjoy your videos! Thanks:)

  • Alright there! Have you ever tried Sodandar Brilliant Diet System (do a Google search)? I’ve heard some incredible things about it and my cousin got amazing results with it.

  • hey mike love your vids man!:) could u please do a video on alcohol and muscle protein synthesis, I’m really serious about natural bodybuilding and health but i do like to drink with friends, i usually drink once a month or every 6 weeks, but when i drink i drink about 16 standard drink roughly, i know it decreases muscle protein synthesis so it decreases muscle recovery but i was wondering how much? and for how long? and will you lose muscle? or at least not build muscle in those days after? and i take 7 grams of bcaas before bed the night of drinking hoping this helps to increase muscle protein synthesis back to normal? coiuld you possibly do a video on this? i don’t really see much info on alcohol and protein synthesis, thanks!:)

  • This works great with the Weight loss green store tea im drinking. I can feel my weight loss doubly faster. I was losing 2 pounds a week with it alone but when I added this to my diet, I started losing 3-4 pounds a week.

  • Why I’m not losing weight? When I am with my muscular boyfriend, I tend to eat what he eats, healthy foods, but  to much of it. If I am alone I keep a ‘food diary’ and I tend to eat 900 calories a day. So that F’d my metabolism ( is that the right word in English?)  up.  It’s ok though, I’m trying to keep a closer eye on what exactly it is I eat.

  • the working out one on an empty stomach and a few others are lies and horrible myths. does buzzfeed even care to fact check the crap they spew out? none of the buzzfeed people are even in shape

  • If only it was as simple as these tips are. I’ve lost 100lbs, I’m trying to lose more but it gets difficult even when I already do these things.