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As carbohydrate intake fluctuates day-to-day, it’s not uncommon for some, if not all, of that water weight to return, which can offset fat loss and cause a plateau. READ MORE > WHAT 1,500 CALORIES LOOKS LIKE [INFOGRAPHIC]. So as you lose weight, your metabolism declines, causing you to burn fewer calories than you did at your heavier weight. Your slower metabolism will slow your weight loss, even if you eat the same number of calories that helped you lose weight. When the calories you burn equal the calories you eat, you reach a plateau.

A person may experience a weight loss plateau because their metabolism has slowed down. When a person reaches a weight loss plateau, they will no longer lose any weight, despite following a diet. Four words we hope to avoid at all costs when trying to shed pounds and slim back into shape: I’ve hit a plateau.Like the image conveys, you’re climbing, climbing, climbing toward your weight-loss goal and suddenly all numerical progress comes to a screeching halt and levels off — or so it seems..

However, the reality is plateaus are normal, and just because the. If it were just a matter of your weight settling at the point at which your reduced calorie intake matches your reduced calorie output, it would take years for your weight loss to plateau. Instead, it often happens within six to eight months. You may know the drill: start the diet, stick to the diet, and then weight loss stalls six months later. Other factors that can influence weight loss include thyroid or adrenal gland problems, medications you’re taking, pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, and quitting smoking.

But more than likel. Weight loss plateaus are not caused by a broken metabolism, starvation mode, or not eating enough. A plateau is an inevitable occurrence during weight loss because the body perceives a calorie deficit as a threat to survival. It responds by trying to close the gap by decreasing BMR and, to a higher degree, NEAT, while increasing the drive to eat. Ask the Dietitian® is a website with weight, calorie, meal planning calculator tools and frequently asked questions (FAQs) on over 100 nutrition topics.

Ask the Dietitian® has been online since July 1995 providing research based nutrition advice for consumers. “One of the main drivers of a plateau is that, after weight loss, your body’s metabolism drops significantly,” Sowa says. That’s because your overall body mass is the primary determiner of your. What Causes a Plateau In Weight Loss?

As you lose weight, your metabolism declines. Meaningyou burn fewer calories than you did at your heavier weight. When the calories you burn equal the calories you eat, you reach a plateau.

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4) Poor Circulation & Low Body Energy: for some dieters, Initial weight loss is quite rapid, but then a plateau is reached and further weight loss becomes difficult, because restricted food intake slows down metabolism, helps convert stored fat to energy, and energizes circulation to help a deter get over this plateau.

“How to be Your Own Herbal Pharmacist: Herbal Traditions Expert Formulations” by Linda Page
from How to be Your Own Herbal Pharmacist: Herbal Traditions Expert Formulations
by Linda Page
BNI, 1998

Poor Circulation And Low Energy: For some dieters, initial weight loss is rapid, but then a plateau is reached and further weight loss becomes difficult because restricted food intake slows down metabolism, reduces energy and can affect circulation.

“Linda Page's Healthy Healing: A Guide to Self-healing for Everyone” by Linda G. Rector-Page
from Linda Page’s Healthy Healing: A Guide to Self-healing for Everyone
by Linda G. Rector-Page
Traditional Wisdom, 2000

The other diet-related disorder that can cause a weight loss plateau concerns the thyroid gland.

“Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution” by C. D. C. Atkins
from Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution
by C. D. C. Atkins
M. Evans, 2002

Unfortunately, the dreaded plateau can happen to almost every woman: As you remove weight, your body’s metabolism—the rate at which your body burns calories—often slows down.

“Body for Life for Women: A Woman's Plan for Physical and Mental Transformation” by Pamela Peeke
from Body for Life for Women: A Woman’s Plan for Physical and Mental Transformation
by Pamela Peeke
Rodale Books, 2009

While this causes rapid initial weight loss, a plateau occurs as metabolic rate slows.

“The Ketogenic Diet: A Complete Guide for the Dieter and Practitioner” by Lyle McDonald, Elzi Volk
from The Ketogenic Diet: A Complete Guide for the Dieter and Practitioner
by Lyle McDonald, Elzi Volk
Lyle McDonald, 1998

Because most people interpret a plateau as a sign of failure, that their weight loss is slowing down, and that from this point on there will only be more effort and no reward.

“Full-Filled: The 6-Week Weight-Loss Plan for Changing Your Relationship with Food-and Your Life-from the Inside Out” by Renée Stephens, Samantha Rose
from Full-Filled: The 6-Week Weight-Loss Plan for Changing Your Relationship with Food-and Your Life-from the Inside Out
by Renée Stephens, Samantha Rose
Atria Books, 2011

When an individual balances at a lower steady state weight due to homeostatic adaptation, they often experience a ‘plateau’ in their weight loss.15 They must then step up their environmental and behavioural strategies to resume weight loss.

“Understanding Pathophysiology 3e Australia New Zealand” by Judy Craft, Christopher Gordon, Sue E. Huether, Kathryn L. McCance, Valentina L. Brashers
from Understanding Pathophysiology 3e Australia New Zealand
by Judy Craft, Christopher Gordon, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences Division, 2018

During the plateau phase the LCD is still working, even though weight loss is not occurring because the intracellular metabolic changes that must first occur before weight loss can recommence are taking place during the plateau phase; be patient and weight loss will resume with increased vigor.

“The Liver Cleansing Diet” by Sandra Cabot MD
from The Liver Cleansing Diet
by Sandra Cabot MD
SCB International, 2014

For some dieters, initial weight loss is rapid, but then a plateau is reached and further weight loss becomes difficult because restricted food intake slows down metabolism, reduces energy and affects circulation.

“Linda Page's Healthy Healing: A Guide To Self-Healing For Everyone” by Linda Page
from Linda Page’s Healthy Healing: A Guide To Self-Healing For Everyone
by Linda Page
Healthy Healing Publications, 2004

Evidence Statement: Weight loss at the rate of 1 to 2 lb/week (calorie deficit of 500 to 1,000 kcal/day) commonly occurs for up to 6 months, at which point weight loss begins to plateau unless a more restrictive regimen is implemented.

“Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: The Evidence Report” by Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults (U.S.), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (U.S.), National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
from Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: The Evidence Report
by Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults (U.S.), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, et. al.
National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1998

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

  • i am on my period ( last day now) and dieting cor a week and can’t get out of this 116 kg 117 kg i drink lemon water 2L daily eat apples and dry biscuits ( low salt and no sugar) nothing more been doing this for a week i went from 121kg to 116 kg and keep jojowing between 116kg and 117kg i am desperate i think i am going to stop eating all together just do a water fast and be done with it

  • By the way, bruh, I gotta say. Muscle mass has made some of my friends angry at themselves. They gain muscle and then they gain weight on the scale. Its ridiculous but when you weight yourself remember that your bones, organs, and muscle also contribute to your weight. Also also, American-italian food, in my opinion, has proven to be a diet destroyer. Lasagna and Spagetti are carb kings that wreck diets.

  • My biggest takeaway is to try lifting weights. Been working out consistently for almost a year now and lost 10kg so far. But I want to lose 2.5kg more so I need to level up my workout.

  • The questions:
    Are you drinking diet soda?
    Are you getting quality sleep?
    Are you snacking?
    Are you getting enough fats?
    Are you drinking enough water?

  • Dr Weiner a 2010 pt. Not weight gain…I now follow a Keto diet, but I am convinced WLS has contributed to my problem with alcoholism. I am stable with weight but out of control with wine drinking. I am 60 yrs old never had a drinking problem now as a post op of 10 yrs i constantly struggle with alcohol addiction. I am certain the WLS has everything to do with my desire for alcohol!! Did you doctor inadvertently go along with another agenda? I am certain there is a genetic component to this! Please address this

  • Helpful. Really trying to learn how to follow intuitive eating principles and learning to pay attention to my body. These seem to support that. I need to drink more water and eat a bit more fat, I think. Worth trying.

  • I lost 30 lbs in 3-4 months by eating clean, lifting weights, drinking Matcha green tea, and drinking ACV. But I have been stuck at the same weight for almost a month. I tried having 1 cheat meal a week, I tried eating less but I was way too far under my recommended calories per day, I tried working out more intensely. The only thing I can think of is being too stressed and not sleeping well anymore. I’m going to give IF a shot and try harder to sleep more and see if it works.

  • Very well done! I will forward this to several of my clients! In addition to all your excellent points, a couple more important issues I constantly find myself exploring with clients is ‘portion-distortion’ and alcohol intake. Awareness of these 2 aspects often results in quite a few ‘ah-ha’ moments 😉

  • Autumn, I started the intermitent fasting two weeks ago but I am only able to do 16/8 three times a week. I reduced carbs and increased protein and fats, I am not so hungry anymore and I feel satisfied after my meals. I dont see results. Is it normal?

  • I was at my mother’s yesterday and she pestered me until I ate her pot roast that had a potato. I’m visibly fatter today. People don’t understand how strict you have to be

  • My goal is also 120. People think I’m crazy. Everyone. My group support advocate and others in group and also my mental health consoler. I’m 161 now I was 205 after two pregnancies. My stomach is hard muscle six pack from walking. Low calorie most time 60 day past diet. Water needs vinegar?

  • Any tips for losing cellulite? The weight comes off but I really would like to be cellulite free too!
    N/m, I found the videoThank you!��������

  • This video is the motivation I needed! I used to do intermittent fasting, but since the stress of lockdown I completely stopped and lost sight of my goals. Now I’m excited to get back to feeling good and taking care of my body ��

  • 2 lbs in 4 mo..LCHF diet..loss of 26 pounds and 2 pant sizes..yeh im at a plateau now..slow! Thanks for explaining it..love your presentations��

  • Thank you for the encouragement! I am in a plateau.:( I have been doing KETO (80% fat), fasting, (20-24 hours), and exercising sometimes before, during, OR after fast: (5 mile bike, swim). I began at 207+ and am at 185-186. My lbs of fat, BMI, and weight have all decreased.

    I sleep plenty and well. No carb creep. No medical conditions. (unless you count belly fat) And I am 5’9. I’m shooting for about 150-155. I began on June 24.

    I think I might have extra cortisol from exercise is that possible? When I stopped exercising for 3 days I lost another.8 lb.

    Any suggestions?

  • I actually enjoyed this video even though my question wasn’t answered I still got some very valuable information that will assist me on my weightloss journey.

  • This is also an argument for not eating the same amount of calories every day eg fast one day a week (or two) which produces less adaptation by the body.

  • So after a year on keto, losing 56 lbs in first 4 months and then nothing for 8 months would be considered a serious plateau? Or should I keep calm and keto on? I’m so sick of dieting for nothing! Oh sorry, I mean this “way of life”! Other diets had the same results, lose 1/3 of excess weight, then beat my head against a wall trying to lose the last 2/3rds. Which never happens!
    I might be more inclined to maintain a lifelong “diet” if it were at least successful!

  • I am stalling at the moment. for 2 mts now. I use a carb manager and fit bit. I lost 40 lbs at the start. my hair has started to fall out and my skin is dry I weigh.my food except salad. my calories are really low and I did IF.

  • Since following your program my gut health has improved. Don’t suffer with bloating. Reduced carb and sugar intake. Not only have I lost weight, I feel great. Thank you so much for providing all this info. It’s life changing.

  • Dr. Matthew Weimer.. I’m going through a stall big time. My surgery was on 8/28. I be only lot 10 lbs since no my pot op date. In fact I’ve gained one pound back. I’m not losing the weight as I expected. Am I doing something wrong? Please help me ease my mind with this. Thanks ‘ that gurl’

  • Thanks… Very informative… I’ve been stuck for five weeks now hovering around the same weight… Next week, will push an extra km on each of my runs and see if that makes a difference… Perhaps lessen my meal size too…

  • I’ve decided to unsubscribe. Your advertisements for your paid books and webinars are too much for me. It’s clear what you’re really about now.

  • So I understand that eating less calorie dense foods is the best way because we generally eat the same volume of food every day despite the amount of calories. So in a plant based, high starch diet, starches are much less calorie dense than meat, eggs and dairy so your off to a good start right there. Then, on top of that you add non starchy vegetables to each starch meal to create volume without adding a lot of calories. So eat beans, rice, potatoes and grains and then add lots of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, greens etc, to bulk it up and make you feel full. In that way, you can eat as much food as you want, and still eat plenty of healthy food, no restrictions on volume and reach a healthy weight.

  • What is the best way to lost tons of weight? I read a lot of good reviews on the net about how Custokebon Secrets will help you lost lots of weight. Has anybody tried using this popular weight loss diet plan?

  • Thank you for your video. I’m also stalled its been more than 2 weeks now. Its going to be 2 months on the 17th of April since I had the sleeve surgery. I am also 53 years old and my bmi was not that high before surgery. I lost a lot of weight after surgery 25lbs. I did eat orange. I walk more than a mile almost everyday. I also started more exercise like walking on the spot etc. I just frustrated. Need your advise.

  • Many people nowadays are trying to figure out the best way to lose weight. Then again, being able to find a diet plan that can work for you is tough to discover. A crucial factor you need to understand is that a diet that works for one person may not operate for another. So you must understand what your getting into before you begin one of those diets. Therefore we have decided to give you a fantastic look at the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet. This can provide you enough info to find out whether this is something which is appropriate to your requirements. Read more here https://truehealthreport.com/xtreme-fat-loss-diet-review/

  • Thankyou very much, this is exactly what I’ve been looking for to lose all this weight and get back to my healthy body. I’ve been doing the wrong things and this has helped me understand. thankyou!!!

  • This is kind of terrifying because I’ve adopted a WFPB SOS free diet and have been eating intuitively-that is, when hungry. But it sounds like the best way to facilitate weight loss is to eat a steady number of calories, dropping incrementally as I lose weight, but not so much that my calorie intake is all over the place. Plus, exercise naturally decreases my appetite (which is the opposite of what most people experience), so I have to force myself to eat dinner after my workout. The first two months of weight loss was RAPID, but now it’s slow, like a pound a week.

  • The study about artificial sweeteners is not enough to say it can be detrimental to weight loss, even though some studies can talk about it and its implications on the brain the fact is that diet soda = no calories = no sugar;Therefore no insulin response.

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  • caloric density to squelch satiety doesnt work
    if u eat raw meat (for example) satiety kicks in quickly but if u eat 5 times the caloric amount of cashews: no satiety to be seen

  • How do you know how much fat is too much or what the ideal amount is? I’ve been having some malabsorption symptoms from all the extra fat intake.

  • Hey, Great comment. I have a friend that struggled to lose weight and a lot of it has to do with the type of food you are eating. She came across this 100% free book that i am happy to share with you for free.. Just email me on  [email protected]  just say please send me the free ebook and I’ll have it sent over straight away.

  • And this is exactly why ADF Alternate day fasting is superior to chronic calorie restriction (see table 5): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5042570/

  • Muscle is heavier than fat mass? WTF I’m stunned that is in this video. A pound is a pound. Muscle has less mass than fat but weighs the same.

  • The lady in purple talking for the whole 5 mins and the other lady just a few seconds, why was she even on the video ��������������

  • I had gastric bypass 12/10/18. I started at 315 lbs (5’7″. 42 year old male) and I am now about 179. My goal was 160, but I have been plateauing for about a month now. I think I am going to push for possible 170 and just try to maintain. I have pretty decent muscle mass and look good in cloths (finally, lol). I went strict Keto after month two and never really had any major plateaus until now. I also had no major complications (but I never missed a supplement and have been doing very clean/healthy keto). Never thought I would be able to say I stayed on my “diet”/keto without breaking it once for seven months straight. It has been a fun adventure and I credit the surgery for giving me a tool that made a huge difference (I was always struggling with staying on my diet and would never be able to make it long term, no matter what lifestyle I chose). This calculator showed how well I have done and should not stress as much/I am ahead of the game.:)

  • I’m at a plateau now. I have issues with my thyroid and on meds. My recent TSH level is within range. So I’m not sure what else to do. I’m consuming about 1200 calories a day, drinking water all day, fasting and exercising. I feel a bit discouraged. But I’m going to keep going. We’ll see what happens. I made a commitment to myself to change my life style and I’m going to do this! I am worth it!

  • I disagree with the opening statement which stated we have millions of years Of evolution, since evolution is only a theory and has not and will never be proven.

  • What if I’m already intermittent fasting 12-8, I’m 6’2″ 285 I’m at 1800 calories, my protein is around 110 fats 140. I’ve lost around 20lbs but now 2 weeks no weight loss. I sleep 8 hours no stress. The exercise is my only issue. Most gyms are closed and I don’t live in a ok to walk around neighborhood. Can anyone give me advice or pointers. I don’t do processed all home cooked, except the cheese of course. I test daily and my ketones are high to moderate every day

  • greetings
    i have a very important issue…
    dieting, fasting (one meal a day) workout and one kidney!!
    i have one kidney, i am trying to lose weight, i eat one meal a day (intermittent fasting for more than a month up to now) and working out…
    also is there is a problem with protein consumption and having one kidney?
    thanks
    PS: great channel

  • Adding a chapter on intermittent fasting in conjunction with your focus on plant based whole foods would make a “good” anti-dieting book “perfect” on this subject. You and Jason Fung should team up. I’ve been at 85% plant-based whole foods for a few years. (mainly can’t give up salmon sushimi…) I was still around 240 lbs. Simply by doing nothing different except postponing “breakfast” until 2pm I’m now 212 lbs. (I’m 6’3″) The change has also had dramatic positive effects on cognition, energy, focus; and as you probably know the research as presented by Fung on metabolic health is damn solid. I never reduce portions, but “full” now is just different. In fact eating over-all is a more intense pleasure, if that makes sense. Absolutely no one needs to be obese and you’re right in saying dieting doesn’t work. Eating well while extending the daily fasting time is better than just “effortless,” (which it is…) it changes everything, metabolically speaking. I regulate my weight simply by moving the time when I start eating between 2, 3 or 4 pm. I stop eating around 8. No need to lose weight right now, so 2pm is when I start up. First three days you might feel a little light headed, giddy, intense, etc. and you’ll feel hunger at the times you normally eat, but that passes quickly. Putting in moderate exercise (hard walk, short bike ride, a row on my concept 2 rower) to keep muscles out of the autophagy list before I break my daily fast completes the new normal for me.

  • No answer to the question here. Don’t wast your time. Just a whole lot of different ways to explain why the plateau seems to be happening. No strategies to end the plateau.

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  • Intermittent fasting doesn’t work for everyone. I tried it and it didn’t work with Hashimoto’s. What do you recommend as an alternative?

  • Another excellent video. People don’t understand that after a few days of WFPB, SOS free, nutrient dense eating, the food I was eating looked and tasted so amazingly delicious!

  • Holy Cow! A pound a day?!
    That’s awesome! Pre-op I was 195lbs. Now at five days post op I’m down 10lbs. �� Yay! Let’s do this!! ����

  • This is why despite feeling great on one meal a day I decided to do two meals a day, because I want to exercise more than before and still have to study, work on projects, etc., I just need my daily energy expenditure to be higher because I need more energy during the day now! I can’t just lower calories all the time. However, since I really, really like OMAD, I decided the extra meal to be a protein shake. Lactose free milk (bcs it’s better for me due to my gut condition), half or whole banana, shredded almonds and lentils, soaked chia seeds (one spoonfull of each) and half of the recommended 30gr of protein powder. There’s some fiber, there’s definitelly protein, but very little sugar, AND lighter for my gut than a hard meal. I’ve only done it a few times so far so I’m still waiting to see how my gut feels over a longer period of time. I hope this is my answer to living a more active life but still achieving my goal figure.

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

  • It could also be that you have leaky gut and need to heal that and fast long and hard to give the gut that healing time and also cut out many inflammatory foods. Great reminders.

  • To add on to his point about blood work, it’s good to know where your blood sugar levels are too. If your body is producing too much insulin, it makes losing that extra fat a lot more difficult.

  • I notice a lot of people keep on talking about Custokebon Secrets (do a google search). But I’m uncertain if it’s good. Have you ever tried using this popular diet plan?

  • When I started my diet my starting weight was 218 lbs, I ate only fruits and drank water for 5 days ang I lost 6.6 lbs. On my day 6 to day 9 I have noticed that I wasn’t losing weight anymore. On day 10 i started water fasting and from day 10 to day 16 I lost 13 lbs. But AGAIN on my day 17 until now day 20 I’m not losing weight again. And I decided to eat one meal a day, I’m not gaining weight but not losing either. So frustrating!:(

  • Damn.. the first few minutes of this video just made me sigh a huge sigh of relief! I def see my stomach shrinking but the scale has not moved this ENTIRE week.. and i did a 3 DAY FAST!! I was panicking…

  • Hi I eat healthy 80% of the time & work out 5-6 days a week but seem to be adding weight & it is absolutely frustrating. Does this happen to some of your clients? What can I do to see progress

  • I noticed I hit a plateau for a week in weight loss only then to realise my diet was extremely high in sodium causing water retention to be held on, after I cut it out, made healthier food decisions, drank more water and tried to get a good quality amount of sleep the weight on the scale went back to normal again loool

  • And that’s where keto fits in!!! Dr Greger mon Dieu quant allez vous finalement partager et reconnaitre sa valeur inestimable pour l’obesite, les problemes metaboliques, le cancer, les maladies d’autoimmune etc etc?! Please don’t be late to catch the train! ������ Healthy keto, exercise and OMAD with tons of plant based, good fats and protein is my default lifestyle throughout the year without calorie deficit and that’s how I overcame obesity for the past 5 years, no going back to that misery!! My family history of metabolic syndromes led me to reflect deeply and wish to come off that same trajectory and keto is the only thing that really worked for a former carb addict and overeater like myself. Some of my close family members have reversed their Diabetes type 2, BP and all sundry of autoimmune with the disciplined implementation of the same above mentioned lifestyle. I really hope your future research and presentation to your audience will acknowledge and reflect the value and place of IF, OMAD and keto. Let’s keep our minds and hearts open and not bash without having tried and tested as they say in the cooking world �� I wish you all the best and I enjoy your work.

  • Ive been on a 1500 calorie limit since Christmas last year and lost 45 pounds! Though I only really consume 700 1200 on average, my body is so used to it now that I don’t even realise I’m hungry, keep in mind I don’t actually exercise so I assume my hunger and calorie needs aren’t as high because I’m not using much energy, if I did exercise it would definitely drop quicker. I encourage anyone trying to lose weight to get a calorie counter, it’s so worth it. I mean also exercise, losing the fat alone will leave you lookin like a rake, gain at least a little bit of muscle to go with it lol you’ll get those curves (depending on your body type of course). I suspected I was losing muscle mass lol I feel so weak.

  • I know it’s probably too late for this summers IF challenge, but I am trying to practice currently. So hopefully next summer I can join!

  • I’m losing pounds but I look like a big sack of potatoes. I am now eating less of everything and I’ve lost 2 kg in a month?? Yeah I think so. I’ve been away from chips for what 3 months? Also, I’ve been doing exercise and been lifting my backpack which is 5 kg everyday at school which I have to go to the third floor with a dozen of stairs. I’m drinking more fluids now. I CANT GET WHY EVERYBODY IS SO TALL AND SKINNY AND CAN EAT EVERYTHING THEY WANT WITHOUT EXERCISING AND IM SHORT, SKINNY FAT AND EXERCISE EVERYDAY WITH A HEALTHY DIET. What kind of science is this ;-;. Well I think it’s because I’ve been stressing too much. Any idea on how to control your brain with stress?? I’ve been stressed, having less sleep, and less energy for the past days. Any tips??

  • Got to love when a doctor looks at some papers and then tells me how many calories I ate for 6 months. I track my macros and calories every day. I know exactly how many I eat. I didn’t eat more and more week after week. Nice try tho

  • I lost 35 lbs in 3.5 months. But I haven’t lost a single pound in over a month. I eat super clean, weight train 4x a week, I do the treadmill for a half hour 2-4x a week after weight training. I tried switching up my workouts, switching up my meals, eating less. I think the problem is not eating enough calories in a day and stress. Should I be eating maintenance calories if I want to lose weight while adding lean muscle? Please help. I need to beat this plateau.

  • this reminds me of a conversation i had with my friend yesterday. shes starting the gym and told me she already eats low calorie but she ‘just doesnt burn off the calories’

  • Cheers for this, I’ve been looking for “how to prevent plateauing” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across Conabel Muscle Marmsome (do a google search )? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my cousin got cool success with it.

  • I’m 4wks out of gastric bypass and stalled, so frustrating! I gained 1lb this week! I was worried that I’d already stretched my pouch out even though I haven’t eaten much.

    I lost over 100lbs in the year prior to surgery and 12lbs the first week. I started a weight management program March 2019 at 400lbs, I was 291lbs the day of surgery March 16th 2020. I’m 275 as of today:)

  • Interesting…. when I started IF mid-March 2020 I was at 139.9lbs at 5.2ft. Now I am stuck at 131lbs. Is taking melatonin a good idea. I honestly get a few hours of sleep. It got me thinking maybe this is why I can’t achieve my 121lbs goal.

  • Sixty eight and a half years old, sixty nine in January. After a 2 week plateau, I just went from 230 last week down to 225 this morning. Lost 50 lbs since December 2018. Yea! 225 going 180! Down from 300+ lbs since last year. Good bye sinus congestion. Good by sleep apnea and snoring. Good bye back ache pain. I F is working. I FEEL GREAT TODAY. If you get fat instead of feeling this good in the keto diet you certainly don’t have to! Stick with it! VIVA KETO!

  • Two or more weeks, huh? Most people probably don’t even see a regimen through for that long before complaining about a plateau. Yes, I am one of those people.._

  • I loved your videos until you said muscles weigh more than fat. 1 kg of fat is equivalent to 1 kg of muscle. You mean muscle is more DENSE than fat.

  • I actually do have a low thyroid problem, and I take Levoroxine pills every morning. I also excerise most of the day everyday, and eating healthy, I still have that stubborn belly fat.

  • I lost 20 pounds with a bunch of cheat days and next to no exercise on keto in just a few months. I was 170 ish and now I’m 150 ish. Five six male. Hoping to drop another 20 in a few months. Since I don’t look too bad with clothes on and I’m unmarried I’m taking it slow and easy. The real issue is making sure I never gain the fat back again once Godwilling I’m nicely cut ��

  • 5 months stalled.. 75% Fat… 20% protein… 0-3g of carbs……. eggs bacon butter an cheese… 1600 calories.. gonna drop to 1400 and start working out. the only time i lose fat… is when i do a 48 hour fast

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

  • Wow, I’m so glad you talked about weight loss immediately following surgery. I lost 40 lbs in the 6 months before surgery and about 12 lbs on the pre-op diet. I was all ready to see a huge loss at my 1st post-op appointment and I lost all of 1.2 lbs. I cried at my 1st appt, literally cried. I felt like I had failed every attempt to lose weight and had even failed weight loss surgery. No one explained that aspect to me which did not help my emotional well-being, at all. Now, 2 years later, I’ve done very well and am at my goal weight and very pleased.

  • Stress is my problem… I take care of my special needs daughter who is mentally and physically disabled… in a wheelchair, i feed her through a tube, etc.

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

  • Eat right and exercise. Muscles helps burn calories while at rest. Enjoy a WFPB diet and save the goodies for special occasions. Don’t over indulge. The key to this is to savor each bite, don’t rush, focus on the flavors.

  • That female doctor is a complete uninformed idiot. Muscle does not weigh my than fat. It’s just more dense and takes up less space.

  • Hello, you have presented studies that showed mild beneficts from consuming acv, lemon water, ginger tea and green tea. Would it be possible that, by mixing those four and drinking it in the mourning, I would get a slightly stronger metabolic boost or be able to hold on my fasting longer?

  • So glad your book is coming out soon! I am at the last leg of my weight loss journey and hearing about others regaining weight back has me shook ��

  • This made me feel so much better thank you. I’m entering my 4th week and I’ve been at a stall for a week now. I’m hoping when I get on the scale tomorrow that I see at least a 1 pound difference!!!

  • Hello! I just found your channel and I need your help please! Basically I have been over weight since years. I started crash dieting around 3 years ago but didn’t work. Since then, I’ve started eating very less (less than 1000 calories a day). Then I stopped crash dieting but my diet has always been low ever since. Then I started doing pilate’s and it is helping but its too slow. I’ve lost like just 7 lbs in 1.5 years even after working out for hours including cardio for 30 40 minutes and pilate’s for an hour 5 times a week. So I need to get rid of this situation. It’s like working so hard and not getting any results. Please help me out with this.

  • Wow this was so helpful for me. I am going on my 9th week post op and I’ve been stalled since about week 6/7. My first month post op I lost 35 pounds. Prior to that I lost about 30-35 during the month and a half before my surgery! I think my body is trying to catch up but it’s so frustrating not seeing the scale move. I will say that I also think the stall had to do with my struggle with protein, which I have thankfully getting way better on, and not being as active as I could be. Which has also changed. I’m expecting to break my stall soon enough but it’s so nice to see that it’s not fully my own doing, etc. I’m going to continue to push myself and do what I need to do and I’m sure the scale will reflect that. ��

  • Just eat more calorie-diluted foods (whole foods, obviously).

    No oils/butters, no refined breads/grains, no sugars (except ones found naturally in, again, whole foods, fruits etc).

    Not rocket science…

  • I would’ve shared this video had not been for the Darwinian Evolution fantasies being included. God created our bodies. We have no need to make up silly stories about how we came to be. <3

  • I wish everyone, especially the ‘eat less, move more’ crowd, understood that healthy sustainable weight loss ‘is not about eating less food, but about eating better food’ as well as exercise. It would end a lot of confusion, pain, grief, and frustration.

  • I haven’t lost anything from my hips, thighs and arms in a month. I have lost about 7 cm from my waist and 10 cm chest within the first month. Now my waist measurement has plateaued as well but I’m still losing chest circumference. The scale doesn’t really move either. Is this a plateau? It’s been like this for 2 weeks. I’m sooooo mad working out 6 times per week and eating less than 1500 kcal.

  • When you talk about older people not losing as well, what age is older? Thanks for a great topic and for that outcomes calculator.

  • Oh and I meant to ask, are you intending to put out another course for those who are farther out from surgery? I’m 2 years out but I know I’m not “out of the woods” for regain. You can find all sorts of information for the 1st year after surgery or losing weight but not that much is out there talking about how to maintain the weight.

  • There are only three species of animal on the planet that struggle with their weight. Humans, dogs, and cats. Maybe if we weren’t all addicted to junk food, the solution to our obesity epidemic would be much more obvious.

  • Thank you so much Dr Greager for making this video! I run into tons of people who just try to eat less food for weight loss and you are right. It is not sustainable. I have seen so many people try simply eating less to lose weight at the gym that I work at. Then some of them come to me and I work with them to switch their habits around and sure enough they lose more weight and they have more energy too. Thank you for this video!

  • Define “doing very well at 2 months” please? Do you judge by percentage of excess weight lost or some other criterion? How is someone 5’8” and 229 going to lose a pound a day for 2 months?? That would be s huge percentage of what I am to lose in total

  • People just eat too few calories when they diet. One has to increase the intake of protein and decrease refined carbs. Just don’t eat junk people! ������������������������������������

  • Wow, so helpful. I’ve been beating myself up for not reaching my goal. But I’m a little under the average at 3 years using the calculator. Thanks for your always excellent information Dr. Weiner.

  • usually i recommend to implement a cheat day if you run into a plateau, just to change up youre metabolism and usually change one high fat day into a high carb day

  • Don’t cherry pick the biggest loser study data…

    http://renaissancehumans.com/biggest-loser-study-calorie-restriction-slowed-metabolism/

    “The biggest red flag I see is that the study didn’t check their metabolic rates six years after they stopped dieting, as has been claimed. Instead, the contestants gained weight for more than five years, and then when they realized the researchers were coming to measure them, they started exercising and dieting again. They were losing about a half a pound of fat per week when they were measured, which isn’t a huge rate of loss, but enough to cause the small-scale energy conservation we often see during period of caloric restriction (but which generally disappears afterward).”

  • Hi autumn, i need some serious advice from you, since lockdown up until now i m yo yo between 2-3 kg plus or minus, started IF 3 WEEKS AGO, also carb cycling but no visible results… my weight scale shows the same numbers, hiw to pass over this plateau, i have no clue…can u help me

  • The graphs reflect my dieting experience. Now I understand why I regain back all my weight with a little bit of extra.
    Thanks Dr. Greger

  • The woman in the Purple did all the talking. Why even let the other woman in your video. God never saw anything like it. What a blabbermouth. Your so smart your stupid/

  • Bought a meter and found out that I am not in ketosis! I just don’t get how I can be eating only 15-20 carbs a day max and after six months, not only am I NOT in ketosis but I haven’t lost a pound. I’ve tried doing it at lower calories versus higher calories and it doesn’t seem to change anything. And all the keto calculators tell me I should be eating roughly 1800 cal a day for my weight, height and age. I do follow the advice of several popular keto doctors and understand the whole calorie setpoint thing. But it just doesn’t seem to matter whether I eat lower calories or higher calories… I just go back-and-forth within a pound or two and always end up back at my starting point. I’m frustrated and shocked. I actually gained back the 6 pounds in water weight that I lost the first week, so I’m back up to the weight I started at. I’m even drinking 60 ounces of purified water a day, making sure to take my supplements and electrolytes. I’m lightly active…like walking the dog and housework. I know it’s not a lot, compared to other people but I have a broken vertebrae in my lower back, so I have chronic pain that keeps me from getting more physical exercise than I would like. My Fitbit tells me that I walk anywhere between 1.5 3 miles a day. I generally get in anywhere from 2,000-4,500 steps a day depending on how far I walk the dog. Although exercise should not be a huge factor, as I’ve seen hundreds of stories of people losing 50-75 pounds on this diet with very little exercise. But I guess I’m severely insulin resistant. Or could there be something else wrong with me. I had my thyroid checked last year and it was fine. Anyone have any thoughts? Have you heard stories like mine where people are literally measuring and weighing and documenting everything and being extremely strict and still not losing? I do have some Erythritol/Monk fruit sweetener in some of the recipes and fat bombs that I make but it’s not excessive. However, I have read that some people are super sensitive to even the keto sweeteners and it can keep my insulin levels up. Maybe that’s the problem? I’ve cut out almost all dairy and that hasn’t changed anything. Regardless, I’m not giving up. I’ve come too far!! I’m going to figure this out if it takes me another two years!!

  • Excellent talk on EFAs (quotes Dr G) using science compares vegans and carnivores (ad/promotion free…so far):
    https://youtu.be/nne_fATFGfw
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  • You’re forgetting that most of us are eating too big of portions to begin with. When you slowly cut your portions to recommended amounts, your stomach shrinks and your appetite decreases. The quality of the food does matter though. If the food causes a spike in blood sugar, you’ll feel more hungry and will be more likely to overeat. Otherwise, you plateau because your resting metabolism decreases and your exercise is no longer burning the same amount of calories. I’ve plateaued twice and have found that simply increasing my exercise is enough to get me to start slowly losing weight again. Slowly is the key word. Losing weight too fast will convince your body that you are starving. Your metabolism and energy will decrease drastically while your hunger will sky rocket.

  • Awesome vid!! I was wondering if you know anything about postnatal metabolism? I gave birth a year ago and it’s so hard to lose weight after having 2 kids. My body is not the same 5 years ago and tips and tricks would help me lose those pregnancy skin and fats. Thanks!! ����☺️

  • Just do resistance training to get super strong and build muscle all over and eat healthy like lentils, oats, quinoa, other whole grains and legumes, sweet potatoes, fresh fruit, dried fruits, nuts, green leafy vegetables, drink only water.

    Rest enough. And also go for a walk, do chores, fix stuff, build stuff, garden, etc.

    I gained weight and got in better shape. Weightloss is only okay up to a certain point before muscle building is necessary to get one in better shape instead of being too lightweight and not strong enough.

  • But just eating a lot of calorie dilute foods doesn’t necessarily curb appetite. Plenty of high carb vegans mention feeling they are never satisfied despite eating until they are uncomfortably full. Not sure you can trick the body so easily. Personally I can eat a big salad and still be hungry and then a protein and fat bomb like a burrito will scratch that itch.

  • I lost a lot of weight in whole food plant based, over 40 pounds, but then start getting it back, and can’t put it down again it’s slowly increasing. I’ve started eating more avocados, dried fruits and nut butters, besides everything else and of course the weight started to go up even though I had switched from oatmeal breakfast to fruit only in the hope of losing weight. I hope the book will tell how to keep the appetite under control. Thank you Dr Greger for this life changing information.

  • 1:24 1:30: Dr. Nita Landry is wrong.

    “You’ve probably heard the old myth that muscle weighs more than fat at least once before. But when you stop to think about it, a pound is a pound, regardless of what you’re measuring. So where does this myth come from?

    Two things that weigh the same can be very different in size. A pound of marshmallows is going to take up much more space than a pound of steel. The same is true with fat and muscle. A pound of fat is bulky, fluffy, and about the size of a small grapefruit. A pound of muscle is hard, dense, and about the size of a tangerine.” (Healthline)

  • Actually muscle is not heavier than fat (this is not true at all), it is more dense therefore 1 lb of muscle takes up less SPACE but it still weighs 1lb.

  • There may be an opposite affect whereby one can eat large volumes of fibrous foods and weight remains the same or decreases.  This condition can create a leanness where there is no fat accumulation leaving this fatless person at the mercy of cold weather.

  • Your refusal to discuss intermittent fasting which is the “normal” way we used to eat means you are wholly missing the salient point about weight maintenance.

  • Thanks for all the useful information Autumn. I’m up for the intermittent fasting challenge. I’m 57 and struggling with hormonal changes. Will this diet be good for me? I noticed that I dont lose weight like I used to by eating low carb and doing high cardio. It’s like I’m in an alien body!

  • Isn’t this Metabolic Equivalency of Task? One MET is defined as 1 Cal/kg/hour. So sitting stationary (sleeping) is around 1 MET, so for a 100kg person to sit 100 Cal per hour, 50kg person 50 Cal per hour. 1kg weight loss for a stationary person is then guesstimate 24 Cal. There is a table of METs at Compendium of Physical Activities website. METs derived from breathing apparatus to test carbon dioxide release from test subjects hence open to variability between subjects and wider population e.g. lean body mass ratio differences and/or other.

  • I couldn’t agree more! Hopefully this is covered in the calorie tip 😉 Most people under-estimate the calories that they eat though!! Thanks for your comment:)

  • The mistakes people make is tracking progress by weighing themselves or by seeing themselves on the mirror. Guys, stop weighing yourselves, stop standing in front of a mirror because its just teasing you in a bad way and will just lower your self esteem. Instead, track your progress from the exercises you are making. Like for example, im day 1 I can only do 5 perfect pushups, now I can do 20. In day 1, I cant even do a single dip, now I can do 10. In day 1, my crosstrainer speed is only 6, now its 8 (which is a big difference)

  • I wonder if water fasting will cause the same kind metabolism slow down that a reduced calorie diet causes. Dr. Fung has stated that water fasting doesn’t cause metabolic decrease, but is there any actual research to answer this question?

  • Hi Autumn, I have been following you for about 3 months now and it has changed my life. I am diabetic and I weight 212lbs. I want to lose about 49lbs and get off all meds. I spent my saving on all this weight loss products but I quickly learned that it was a temporary fix and it did not line up with what I was trying to achieve. I was looking foe wellness not weight loss, So I began IF after stumbling upon you on YouTube. It has changed my life. My A1C went from 12.8 to 9.4. Due to COVID I have not been able to get your IF bundle but I have watched all your videos, read your blogs and I am a member of the AEN Facebook page. I get a lot of information from there and have created a regime for myself based off what I have learned. This video is such a help because I am not losing weight and I did not know what else to do. I was going to just continue my regime until I get my IF bundle then you posted this YAYYYYYYY. I believe my issue is water. I am good on the other four questions. THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE. By the way I am in love with Purity coffee.

  • Could you please make more videos on metabolism?
    Is a 20-30lbs weight loss likely to cause major metabolic slowing? and does the speed of loss make a difference?

  • Great video Nichola really clear and succinct. Great advocate for the nutrition and dietetic profession!

    Colleen x
    @forcailini

  • In college I took an exercise science class and saw a graph of people’s weight as they age. Basically everyone gains weight and nobody loses it. The number of people who actually lose weight later in adulthood and keep it off is nearly zero it was crazy to see. They drove home the message that you should do everything to not gain weight in the first place since it’s so hard to burn fat and almost nobody is able to lose weight and keep it off. The body changes significantly with weight gain, and it doesn’t want to let go of its precious fat stores. That’s why even though I was always skinny I’m dieting for the first time when I realized I was getting fat for the first time in my life. Now I eat a plant based diet with no oil or salt and I feel great, and my body fat is steadily dropping. I’ve been vegan for years but the difference between just eating whatever as a vegan and having a plant based diet the way Dr Greger recommends is like night and day. It’s so much better to do it his way. You stay full AND you burn fat. This is the only diet in the world where you can fill your stomach with healthy foods and actually burn fat. No other diet can do that since they contain calorie dense foods.

  • For me, nothing changed since the 80’s. A good diet is paramount, but equally important is a combination of aerobic AND resistance exercise. You can change your RMR, and aerobic exercise alone won’t do it.

  • What magnesium is best for those who experience a laxative effect. I tried the most gentle bis-glycinate and still had loose stools! I have been using a topical magnesium but I don’t know how much I need to be using to ensure I get all the effects!

  • Excelent tips!!! Really liked them, gonna be using them right away:)….Blessings all the way from Monterrey Mx!:))….btw, love your blause!

  • Indeed… it is possible to eat all you want and lose weight…

    I play country music. I’ve a couple who are loyal fans, she’s morbidly obese, and he’s diabetic. They are very nice folks.

    I saw what they eat… and vegetables are not at all involved… unless its fries.

    When I suggested veggies (not veganism), he responded, “I don’t eat that crap.”

    What can you do but watch them self-destruct?

    I’m an elder. I’ve watched grandparents, then parents, and now, friends, dying… mostly due to a lifetime of bad food, nasty habits, and physical inactivity… talk about scared straight… I’ve too much to do to become decrepit… and the medical system in the USA is deplorable… depending on pharma drugs and surgery as cures… whereas, it’s all about diet and lifestyle choices… and a bit of luck avoiding accidents.

    You are my go-to source of common sense. Thanks Doc.

  • baked Japanese yam as the base of my breakfast keeps me sated. Beans and/or potatoes as part of lunch/dinner is excellent for keeping me feeling full.

  • What I’m confused about is how many calories I should eat. I’m a 25 years old female, 135 pounds, and 5 foot 5 inches tall and have hashimoto’s disease. My basal metabolic rate is 1,445 calories (or close to that) but I should be eating something like 1,800-2,000 calories according to some websites, since I’m fairly active. After switching to clean eating (about a week and half ago), I end up eating about 1,300 calories per day and I’m worried I’m not eating enough. I just don’t feel hungry though, which is funny since before clean eating I ate a lot, all of the time. I feel like I still eat a lot (throughout the day), it’s just lower calorie foods, I guess. I want to lose a little weight, but mostly just get more toned. I just want to be healthy, really, and not hurt my metabolism. Sine starting my thyroid medication about 6 years ago, I lost 10 pounds initially and my weight hasn’t really fluctuated since then. I’m probably marking this more complicated than it is, but I want to start taking care of myself, and do it properly. I’m sorry this turned into a long ass paragraph lol.

  • Thank God you are exploring this detail! This is what I been experiencing even on a vegan diet. I’m eating lots of carbs but feel a constant need to feel full. Mind you I think it’s getting slightly better but it’s been 3 years. Still I blame this on my years of eating Atkins/Keto style which threw my system off. Not to mention messed up my skin (dry).

  • Also, I have found that drinking water tends to decrease the desire for sweets. For me, eating something sweet makes me want to eat more sweet things.

  • A lot of correct information in this video. But you can lose weight and keep your metabolism at the same rate or higher. If you lose 10 pounds of fat and gain 5 pounds of muscle you will have lost 5 pounds without slowing your metabolism or increasing your appetite (and look like you lost 15). This is why resistance training is extremely important if you want to lose weight and keep it off.

  • loved this video!! question, what are your thoughts on the Smart Sweets candies? I’ve been eating them as dessert sometimes but I’m not sure if they’re actually healthier or not! ❤️

  • I’m on carnivore first month I lost 14 pounds, I’m now at a point my weight will not move. Folk keep saying have less calories. I’m a 41 year old male. My calories are at 1200 max. I fear I can go too low on cals I also run 3 times a week. It’s a tough one.

  • Shit I thought me not losing weight in 4days meant I was on a plateau I was working out and eating better, losing weight, then it stopped for like 4 or so days and i’m like ‘well i fucked up somewhere’ so maybe it was me working out.

  • I found mixing up and varying my meals (especially breakfast as I tended to eat the same thing every morning) as well as eating a little more on the days I worked out helped me do break through my weight loss plateau I had at the beginning of the year.

  • Pretty amazing how the human body changes in a good way, when u give it the proper fuel it needs. Whole food plant based for the win!

  • Dr Matthew definitely knows what he speaking of. I lost 30lbs during preop and week 3 after surgery I stalled for 5weeks straight. However, I lost alot of inches but my weight loss started back up and I’m losing it rapidly ��. I will be 3months PO on the 17th.

  • So a whole food plant based diet can combat this! Oh, what a relief! I have a lot of weight to lose and this is exactly what I needed to know. On month two, twenty pounds down! Thanks!