Weight Reduction – Diet Quality More Essential Than Calories

 

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The bottom line is that diet quality is important for both weight control and overall long-term well-being. While both groups did, in fact, eat fewer calories than they burned, they were unaware of the change. They focused on addressing nutritional needs and these foods also satisfied their hunger.

All dieters lost weight, but those who chose fewer carbs and ate more high-quality calories sped up their metabolisms, too, burning an additional 325 calories per day — about the same number of calories burned during an hour of moderate-intensity physical activity. Calories Aren’t Just Calories Women seem to be almost innately programmed to check the calorie content of every food—after all, we’ve always heard that weight loss (or maintenance) is all about calories in versus calories out. But to look and feel your best, there are certain times when it’s better to opt for a higher-cal food. Weight loss-friendly foods—vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans—don’t contain unnecessary saturated fats, added sugars or extra calories.

Instead, they’re packed with nutrients, like fiber, that help keep you fuller, longer. He said the most important message of the study was that a “high quality diet” produced substantial weight loss and that the percentage of calories from fat or carbs did not matter, which is. New research sheds light on why the quality of our food may be more important for maintaining a healthy weight For a long time (and sometimes still) many weight loss programs focused heavily on the caloric value of foods. Some professionals suggest that weight loss clients pay close attention to “calories in versus calories out.”.

I should also note that weight loss is about so much more than calories. It encompasses exercise, how you sleep, how stressed you are, and health issues that you may not be able to control, like. Cutting calories appears to promote weight loss more effectively than does increasing exercise. The key to weight loss is to consume fewer calories than you burn. For most people, it’s possible to lower calorie intake to a greater degree than it is to burn more calories.

To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn. In theory, this sound simple. However, managing your food intake in the modern food.

Counting calories isn’t the key to weight loss, study finds. It’s often considered common knowledge that in order to lose weight, you should start by reducing your calorie intake. The Centers.

List of related literature:

Although macronutrient composition of the diet is of less importance for short-term weight loss, it is now usually modified in order to maximise the beneficial effect on cardiovascular risk factors and insulin resistance, to prevent cancers and to promote long-term weight maintenance.

“Human Nutrition E-Book” by Catherine Geissler, Hilary Powers
from Human Nutrition E-Book
by Catherine Geissler, Hilary Powers
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

However, even when caloric needs are known, many women find it impossible to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight after weight loss.

“The Active Female: Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan” by Jacalyn J. RobertMcComb, Reid L. Norman, Mimi Zumwalt
from The Active Female: Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan
by Jacalyn J. RobertMcComb, Reid L. Norman, Mimi Zumwalt
Springer New York, 2014

The results of these three studies collectively suggest that calorie restriction is more important than macronutrient distribution for weight loss; however, modification of macronutrient intake may be instrumental for targeting of cardiovascular risk factors such as elevated blood pressure, lipids, and lipoproteins.

“Preventive Cardiology: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease E-Book” by Roger Blumenthal, JoAnne Foody, Nathan D. Wong
from Preventive Cardiology: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease E-Book
by Roger Blumenthal, JoAnne Foody, Nathan D. Wong
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

To lose weight, overweight individuals should eat fewer calories than they need or expend more calories.

“Essential Concepts for Healthy Living” by Sandra Alters, Wendy Schiff
from Essential Concepts for Healthy Living
by Sandra Alters, Wendy Schiff
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009

Maintaining weight loss is far easier when you’re eating a good amount of calories than when you’re trying to live your life eating only 1,200 calories a day.

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

But while calories are relevant to right-sizing your diet, there are better approaches to losing weight than counting them.

“How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered” by Mark Bittman, David Katz
from How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered
by Mark Bittman, David Katz
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020

It is interesting that the study done with the highest caloric intake (1800 calories/day) showed the most significant differences in fat and weight loss ; but more research is needed at this calorie level.

“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

However, if the number of calories to achieve weight loss is actually less than the current daily caloric intake, then the dietary history should be reevaluated to search for additional calories.

“Canine and Feline Endocrinology and Reproduction E-Book” by Edward C. Feldman, Richard W. Nelson
from Canine and Feline Endocrinology and Reproduction E-Book
by Edward C. Feldman, Richard W. Nelson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2003

Because most women need significantly fewer calories to maintain their lower body weight, they find it more difficult to achieve a large negative calorie balance daily and lose weight rapidly.

“Physical Fitness and Wellness: Changing the Way You Look, Feel, and Perform” by Jerrold S. Greenberg, George B. Dintiman, Barbee Myers Oakes
from Physical Fitness and Wellness: Changing the Way You Look, Feel, and Perform
by Jerrold S. Greenberg, George B. Dintiman, Barbee Myers Oakes
Human Kinetics, 2004

Nevertheless, in a study with opposite results, Donnelly et al. investigated the effects of very-low-calorie diet and physical-training regimens (diet only, diet plus endurance exercise, diet plus weight training, or diet plus endurance exercise and weight training) on body composition in obese females.

“Handbook of Anthropometry: Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease” by Victor R. Preedy
from Handbook of Anthropometry: Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease
by Victor R. Preedy
Springer New York, 2012

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

  • Really good talk with gems of information towards the end. Not staying to the end, which is understandable given the 1+ hour length, probably explains the lack of comments. Glad I found this talk.

  • Feeling hopeless about all the Weightloss methods without able to find out any benefits.I’ve the solution for you, type in Google as: “Hack2LossWeight” to get all the hacks about weight loss.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • The BMR is for calculating the calories are to eat to maintain weight correct? Also, if im exercising (im running) for 30 min a day would i kinda be between 2 & 3 on the active level since im not quite a training but more active thsn someone whos say on their feet all day in clothing store (your example)?

  • 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.

  • What if I eat 700 calories and I’m so full at the end of day and each meal…
    And no I’m not underestimating the calories I’m eating, I’m eating low calorie dense food

  • If ye love me, keep my commandments.
    John 14:15 KJV
    Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
    Exodus 20:8‭-‬9 KJV

    Saturday is the day of the Lord

    The claim that Christ by his death abolished his Father’s law, is without foundation. Had it been possible for the law to be changed or set aside, then Christ need not have died to save man from the penalty of sin. The death of Christ, so far from abolishing the law, proves that it is immutable. The Son of God came to “magnify the law, and make it honorable.” [Isaiah 42:21.] He said, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law;” “till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in nowise pass from the law.” [Matthew 5:17, 18.] And concerning himself he declares, “I delight to do thy will, O my God; yea, thy law is within my heart.” [Psalm 40:8.] GC88 466.3

    Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV
    Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

  • I did no carbs or sugar, (basically just eating meat and vegetables) and made sure to drink lots of water, and I lost 15 pounds in one month.

  • 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.

  • Brilliant speech, but your “creation vs. evolution” phraseology is so… ood. Vegetarian choices for meals may be found on the net, maybe this is a good source: https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/low-carb-vegetarian-meals/

  • This video is inaccurate. You’re describing the benefits of fat consumption with protein instead. Too much protein leads to fat storage and gout. I know, I lost 60 lbs

  • People need to focus on the quality of their carbs. I have a diabetic relative who has a subscription to a magazine that gives her ‘diabetic-friendly’ recipes that are complete crap.

    Everyone (especially diabetics) should be avoiding processed junk. Cakes and doughnuts have carbs (but, they’re also usually more than 50% fat, but people don’t consider that fact) but fruits and vegetables are also carbs. Whole food carbs are not the problem. People eat too much fat which interferes with the action of insulin.

    Finally, for weight loss, counting calories is not sustainable or accurate. Long-term studies show this over and over. People can lose weight on low carb, but they can also lose weight on any other diet, because the underlying mechanism is food restriction which is unhealthy and may also lead to orthorexia.

  • Calorie counting weight loss ONLY “works” on paper, it has FAILED and is proven by science to fail long term in 95+% of cases. Its a terrible lie. The worst thing to happen to health and fitness ever.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • I’m 49 and I’ve never had such a hard time losing weight! I have less energy and everything I eat just sticks to me! I’m 5’4” and 159. Last year I was 125-135 lbs. always been a gym rat! Now I have no energy or motivation, HELP PLEASE.

  • 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!!

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Is Custokebon Secrets helpful to lost tons of weight? We’ve read a lot of good stuff about Custokebon Secrets (just search it on google).

  • 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.

  • Love your videos. This week I have been working on eating better and I have been using the Fitness app. I’m doing well with the calories and carbs right now but was a little confused. These video answered one of my questions. Thanks!

  • 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.

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    PROTEIN and Carbs,Folic (Acid/Folate) Natural C,Iron (Nonhem,hem,other) THE CORE OF LIFE
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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?

  • 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 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!

  • Intermittent fasting, no refined sugar and flour products, as much fat as you want, weight training, walking and running is the answer. Never count calories.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Was on a roll, lost a stone with your app and looked and felt good, in jan I stopped (no excuse but there are factors that meant I wasn’t motivated to
    Continue) and now double gained the weight and feel lost and sad:(

  • just walking for 1 or 2 hours can make u lose properly couple ponds you dont have to count calories. skinny is not always perfect, blonde is not always pretty, pretty eyes are not always cute, you are you and you dont have to change your beautiful self for any else unless its about health..

  • Low carb diets lower brain serotonin some psychiatric drugs are designed to raise brain serotonin, example for OCD. Research article below explains how low carb lowers serotonin.

    Review Nutr Health

    . 1984;3(1-2):55-67. doi: 10.1177/026010608400300204.

    Recent research on the behavioral effects of tryptophan and carbohydrate

  • Of course, at the end of the day only the calories count, when you just look for weight loss! But i dont see the problem, to get this calories only or mainly from “Good Food”?! Its just my personel view on this, but what is the most importent thing in life, when not staying healthy and in shape?! Sorry for english… greatings from Germany ����

  • I read many superb reviews on the net about how Custokebon Secrets can assist you lost tons of fat. Has anybody tried this popular lose weight methods?

  • 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.

  • Thank you for the truth, Doctor!
    A lot of people (like Gary Taubes) try to obfuscate and dance around the truth that long-term daily caloric intake is the main determinant of weight not necessarily the carbohydrate content of the diet.

  • Matt why don’t you talk about absorption of food.Eg: “A” eats healthy food but has not much optimal gut bacteria he eats at a surplus of 300 but his body only absorbs surplus of 100 he has a hard time gaining weight as compared to “B” who has good absorption rate compared to “A” needing not much extra calories.

    I know everyone is different & i may be overthinking.Has such thought ever crossed your mind.

  • Yeah, I too am guilty of jumping through diet plan to others as well, I think that I need to have tested every single fat reduction method that was available, but in the end not one of them helped me to shed and maintain the weight off. I ended up trying for the very last time with the Custokebon Secrets simply because my cooworker who told me extraordinary things about it and so far to date I have effectively dropped 18 lbs within 3 weeks!

  • I believe not the only way to count carbs. I think more important to calculate kalories. If its lower than I need, then I loose weight. If i eat more then I need, then i fatter.

  • Ok, well, that’s all fine, clear as mud. So, you professionals talk about counting this and that. You must be using some formula of some kind to calculate carbs. Other videos say carbs is the key, your says calories is key to loose weight. It seems to me there must be a ratio from one to another to give a value you can say is true or the correct value. My V.A. heart surgeon says no carb diet is the key…??? What. You say calories. There is a book out called PROTIEN POWER. So, what gives here.

    I have a glucose meter that I am sure most people have. That meter uses some calculation to give me a number I am suppose to follow. But you can give me that calculation for anything. I am starting to belive here that diabetes is like chasing a ghost on a foggy day wear I can’t see my nose in a mirror. So, again…what the deal here. Thanks.

  • Counting calories is stupid. Not all calories are equal. Lowering the calories will slow the metabolism. If you eat more calories, the body will simply burn more. Obviously this only works within a moderate window

  • 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.

  • Wow I already was on to this but wasn’t quite sure it’s not too much info out there on this I thought you just count carbs and you can eat all the protein you want lol

  • O.M.G you’re amazing I was just about to start a Keto diet and with all the things that you said I was at aw..// thank you so much…. EXERCISE AND COUNTING CALORIES…. that’s all there is to it and that’s the way. Saludos desde Mexico ����

  • Your eyes are so beautiful and you’re a very compassionate person, it’s nice to have doctors like yourself. I am trying so hard to count the calories when I prepare Indian food myself. I have found a very nice app that is adds free, https://www.nutritionix.com/, I really like it and it even links with Fitbit app. I am not able to do the ketogenic diet even though I would very much like to because I’m a sugar addicted.

    Just the thought of being on a diet makes me want to eat things that I don’t even eat normally, such a messed up head. I like the idea of intermittent fasting, so I just started doing that since yesterday. Thank you for your videos.

  • Actually protein can be just as insulin spiking as carbohydrates. Also eating a ton of protein and low carbs, your body does a process called gluconeogenesis converting all that protein into glucose. If you want to be in true ketosis you have to eat higher fat low carbs low protein

  • I have a slight issue with the phrase “eating less” that she says several times. A person can actually eat a greater volume of food and less calories by incorporating more vegetables. You don’t need to starve or even feel hungry to create a calorie deficit.

  • Is it not true if the body over consumes more carbs than it burns for energy the body takes the unburned carbs and stores them as fat?

  • You can also mention compensating for the muscle loss from low-calorie diets. (Also, please see my other comment from today about my weight loss progress success.)

  • I do the low carb system and it is by far the most effective and healthiest way for me to lose weight. Seems to be the easiest too.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • hilarious, because only several hundred doctors, including specialists have proven; along with trials, have PROVEN that calories in and calories out doesn’t work. sure it may work for a few weeks, then your body adjusts, you plateau and then your body will gain not only faster but more intensely…..and you can’t continue to drop your calorie intake and raise your calorie burn, because then you get into danger. DOESNT WORK

  • 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.

  • Liked and subscribed. Thank you for the information doc! Wish more people would follow you instead of the 90 pound anorexics preaching weight loss!

  • I wish my nutritionist and surgeon had given me as much information as you have in the two videos I just watched by you. Thanks for your help. I will continue to follow you. ��♥☺

  • counting calories is tedious at best. it makes you hungrier doing it. i tried it and knowing how many calories does not equate to curbing your craving for food. for most fat people who like to eat. whats detailed here does not work..

  • 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

  • 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?

  • Do natural popular lose weight secrets like Custokebon Secrets really work and if so, how effective are they? I have heard many awesome things about this popular weight loss methods.

  • 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.

  • A bit lengthy but very good content and delivery. This was posted years ago and not even 3,000 views? Only 4 comments? Very surprised.

  • 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.

  • YES. EATING LESS DOES HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT AND HE IS LYING.
    DO NOT BELIEVE HIS LIES.
    If you are gaining weight and following his method, just stop and do it the opposite way because you are not the right genetic composition to follow his stupid “every-body-is-exactly-the-same” eat more lose more weight bullshit.

    Sorry not sorry, but you’re an absolute liar! I don’t see this math!
    You and every other muscleheaded freak out there who think every body type is the same and every genetic composition is the same…And you don’t even go into this! You don’t TELL these people that petite women need to eat less and should consume less calories and sugar than taller women.
    I’ve been eating less calories and working out more and have lost more bodyfat in the past four months than I had EVER done by following your bullshit EAT MORE LOSE MORE method. I always gain weight and I’m not eating unhealthy foods! I’m just consuming MORE calories, you see. Yet what’s this? I’m gaining weight? And I’m not a bodybuilder? Wow. Now you’re probably going to bullshit me with every personal-trainer’s water-weight crap, yeah?
    I don’t care if you think it’s HEALTHY or not, the way that you show me to lose weight does NOT WORK FOR ME. Do you understand? I want to LOSE weight, I don’t want to MAINTAIN, you feckless liar.

    No! HOMEOSTASIS IS NOT EATING MORE TO LOSE MORE WEIGHT! THAT WILL THROW YOUR BODY OUT OF WHACK! THAT WILL CAUSE YOU TO GAIN MORE WEIGHT!
    You bastards are the ones who tell us we’re ugly and terrible for being fat in the first place, tell us a bunch of lies and expect us to gobble your bullshit up. I know that my gym guys lied to me about lifting so that I would have to keep coming back and asking for more help. I know it. I don’t trust them. So now I just go to the gym and ignore the muscle-diseased idiots.

    NO! SCIENCE DOES NOT CONFIRM YOUR LIE! ITS JUST A BUNCH OF PEOPLE REPEATING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER BECAUSE ONE PERSON WITH CREDIBILITY SAID IT! I HAVE NEVER BEEN SHOWN THIS SCIENCE NOR HAVE I EVER BEEN INTRODUCED TO IT AS BEING A SCIENTIFIC FACT! And everyone I’VE ever talked to has said that when they eat more they have a harder time losing weight. IT’s just fucking natural you goddamned idiot.

    More =/= Less.
    OH I don’t have to count calories when I’m eating more and losing more? Oh is that so? Really? Really now? You people are the reason for the obesity epidemic. You people caused it, opened gyms, shoved people in them and told them a lot of bullshit lies in order to keep them coming to your gym and paying your electricity bill.

    Eat more lose more does NOT work for someone like me, with a petite bodytype. I simply gain weight, and it becomes a lot harder to burn more than I consume.
    I can see how you would have to go LONGER in order to reach that caloric-intake/cardio-output place if you ate more…
    It goes against everything nutritionists think and speak about… Why do you think you muscle-locked jock cocks are any more qualified than a nutritionist?

    More =/= Less. The two are not the same thing. If you consume more you will gain more. If you fast more you will lose more.
    Trust me.
    I’ve been on a 500 cal diet for the past four months and have lost close to 40 lbs.

    The other day my doctor told me that what I was doing was dangerous blah blah blah even though my blood tests came back fine because I’ve been taking care of myself by consuming wholesome foods that give me energy throughout the day…
    Bullshit what I am doing is unhealthy. But he notified my mother and now I am on a calorie upping schedule mandated by my mother who is a control freak if she has to come over and watch her 27 year old daughter eat in her house to make sure she had eaten I HAVE BEEN EATING EVERY DAY! IM NOT STARVING MYSELF!

    I’m tired of you people constantly flip-flopping back and forth between eat less/eat more = lose more. Stop it!

    I have started to gain weight back, even though my exercise routine has not changed. I don’t like it, and guess why my doctor did this: because he’s a musclehead and I was telling him I hit a plateau he asked me about my calories and that was that. He flipped his tits and started berating me for losing weight that way even though it was the way that worked for me, and any other way is unfavorable for my body.

    Also, it fucking pisses me off when you guys say you want to gain weight stop that. Say you want to gain muscle you make every fat person at the gym feel worse about themselves when you talk about your “WEIGHT GAINS” out loud in front of them.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • short and simple. awesome content Matt! I’ve been debating with myself and researching on the science of bodyweight squats and muscle mass. I’m sure you can clear this up for me. can bodyweight squats and other bodyweight stuff such as sprints build awesome muscular legs? what are your views and preference? thanks so much!

  • Your lame excuses about holding water and blaming the client for flipping out is just an excuse for your lack of real expertise and knowledge of human metabolism. You are such a joke in the industry.

  • As specialist, I believe Custokebon Secrets is actually great way to lost a ton of weight. Why don’t you give it a chance? maybe it is going to work for you too.

  • As expert, I do think Custokebon Secrets is actually good way to lost a ton of fat. Why don’t you give it a chance? perhaps it is going to work for you too.

  • Any one tested out the Custokebon Secrets (do a google search)? We’ve heard several amazing things about this popular fat burn secrets.

  • You keep track of calories (calories in/out) for the same reason why you should keep track of what you spend (money in/out). If you are physically healthy, I don’t understand why you are are not financially healthy. Same concept.

  • You can’t out exercise a bad diet. A few seconds on the lips, lifetime on the hips. It is much easier to eat less than to burn the calories overconsumed.

  • I like your video In my case, after pregnancy I gained a lot of weight and could not get away with anything, until I started counting the calories, the first week I lost 6 pounds and then I started losing 2 pounds per week, since then I lost 18 pounds in total so far. So, for me it works. But everything depends on each person.

  • I became so thrilled to use the dietary regimen. I did not modify my very own eating style and also didn`t improve my workout level. In only a short time of Four weeks, I currently dropped 6 lbs. While using this method, I did notice that I ate less and also filled up faster. Google can help you to research it. Weight program’s name is Bella Kaγozko
    good luck

  • According to my meal/weight calculator, to lose 2 pounds per week I need to eat 3400 calories. I am very carb sensitive so I stay between 30-75 carbs per day while eating the 3400 calories. I’m 3 weeks in to dieting and 1 week in to the low carb part. I feel wonderful and hope this works out for me.

  • It would be a shame for you not to lose fat when other normal people are capable to shed weight very easily with Custokebon Secrets (do a search on google).

  • My sister laughed when I told them I was going to lose fat with just implementing Custokebon Secrets, but after I showed them great results after I used it they are begging me to tell them about it. Of course I won’t tell them the details about this diet plan, hahaha

  • Hi doctor, need the office number to schedule an appointment please. Quick question, so I dont have to count carbs? just calories? As A diabetic i need to count both i guess cause carbs spike my sugar levels

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Everything that you said just motivated me to a another level:) I just love you jillian, I really love your spirit. Thanks for existing ❤️ You’re a good person ( I know i’m too much loll ) but I hope you read my message.

  • Damn I love you! I came to the same conclusion myself after having done my own studies on human anatomy and physiology, and studying how calories actually work. The only thing I would add is that to work out more efficiently it’s good to know how many calories you burn with a particular routine, which you can figure out by looking up how many calories you burn with each particular exercise.

  • However, 600 calories worth of sugar has a detrimental effect on insulin (which is a fat-hoarding hormone) compared to 600 calories worth of protein or leafy greens.

  • Thank you so much. I’ve been so strict to myself, staying away from carbs, sugar etc. This video woke me up from that whole cult and mindset. Now I’m just doing cico and enjoying my life instead of being locked in a cage

  • 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

  • I log every day in food diary cal, protein, fat, carbs
    I’m staying around 1,160 cal and 57g protein and 20g carbs and about 70 g healthy fat like MCT oil and cold press coconut oil.
    And 30-40 min exercise daily sliming down its working nice!

  • I have a question…. My husband and i are trying to lose weight. He has a chronic paim comditiom that prevents him from being active. Right now all he can do physically is walk for maybe 40 min a day and anu other mobility he reserves gor thimgs he needs to do i.e: taling care of a dog and kids. Are there any safe excersises so!eone with chronic pain can do to help weight loss without triggering a attack?

  • I am 38 and ‘5 9..194lbs…sometime i eat 800 cal and sometime less or more but never go over 2000cal. I eat mosly oat mill grits veggies beans meats..will I get sick and get me deficient in vitamins and immune system.

  • Thank you! I’m really benefiting from all of your advice and I’m SO grateful!
    Would you speak to post menopausal weight gain and metabolism?
    I had an early menopause after the removal of my reproductive system at 36. Now at 48, I have developed hypothyroidism as well and really need to struggle to control my weight.
    Any insight is welcomed

  • It seems like you would be starving if you only ate 1400 calories and burned 2100 calories. I would eat 1500-1600 calories and workout for 20 minutes 3 or 4 times a week. I eat mainly vegan so high fiber foods that keep me full.

  • I agree with the side effects she said about keto diet.
    When I tried it, I was constantly light headed;
    I couldn’t concentrate long on anything;
    And, I had heightened levels of stress.

  • I totally agree! I lost 25 pounds in 4 months, just calorie counting and some exercisebasically creating a deficit. Great video.

  • i started going by the atkins induction stage i eat between 8001,000 calories daily and 20 carbs i eat alot of meat (protein) i lost 12.6 lbs in 14 days( today is the 14th day) and im on phentermine….i like your videos very informative

  • You lie, low cal diets DO NOT have the same effects on Diabetes. You are such an arrogant douche it’s ridiculous. Think you are so smart but really you have no clue of actual human biochemistry and nutrition.

  • You are so far off of actual science it’s ridiculous. If you actually understood the Laws of Thermodynamics you would know that it says NOTHING about excess caloric energy being stored as fat. The first Law applies typically to a CLOSED SYSTEM, the human body is an OPEN SYSTEM, thus the second law of thermodynamics more appropriately applied. The fact that you are famous is completely separate from your knowledge, or lack there of. You are part of the problem of Obesity in this country, pushing the calorie myth. Fat loss or fat gain is controlled internally by a negative feedback loop, just like all other systems. The idea that you have to restrict 3500 cal to burn one pound of fat is the most harmful lie in this industry. You push starvation diets, did you know that people in Auschwitz were given around 1700 cal per day? Yeah, what you are pushing as a “healthy diet” use to be called “semi starvation”. Get a fucking real education.

  • I freaking love you!! I love how direct and matter of fact this is..no blah blah blah for like 20 min then get to the point. So real.

  • Thanks so much Jillian for this valuable advice! I was counting calories but not burning enough and was starting to get frustrated, now I am starting to walk 10,000 steps per day and hope that helps me a bit! Not giving up, will up the exercise and continue to count my calories.

  • It all comes back. Keto is the only way to go. I am satisfied and not hungry. Add intermittent fasting and even more weight comes off. I don’t count calories. Got off my meds and diseases are disappearing. All my friends on weight watchers have had their weight come back. How many people on biggest losers have kept their weight off?

  • Facts! Iv lost 70lbs doing the same thing 240lbs to 170lb. And no it doesn’t happen over night. This took me 2 years. I eat about 300 hundred calorie deficit but walk 1 hour a day to get me a total of 500 calorie deficit. The biggest tip I can give to others trying to lose weight is to WEIGH your food. Look at the nutrition label and see how many grams is in 1 serving of that food. Most people who eyeball their food end up eating more calories than they think which will slow down your weight loss. If you’re thinking you’re in a 500 calorie deficit but actually only in a 200 calorie deficit you’ll think counting calories doesn’t work. Remember don’t forget to track sneaky calories like oils and sauces. Don’t drink your calories, eat them you’ll be more full. I promise you this works.

  • CICO absolutely works! I’m 58 and post menopausal and using CICO and MyFitnessPal, and an hour of gentle cardio each day I’ve painlessly taken off 10 pounds in a month. The long term benefit of using CICO is retraining yourself what and how much to eat. Just had knee replacement so I’m still eating my 4 300 calorie meals and a snack, and don’t expect to lose anything while I recover, but as soon as I can do weights and cardio again I’m all in! I feel like Dorothy when the good witch told her she had the ability to go home all along!13 pounds down…27 more to go!

  • 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

  • I follow weight watchers I’ve tried to track in both my fitness pal & w.w..it can can get confusing. I’ve lost track of what I should focus on. I’ve lost 67 lbs in 16 months but I have 130 to lose. I’ve gotten so discouraged and hit a stall especially due to bad habits during the pandemic. Any ideas on what I should focus on to get back started. My doctor also prescribed phetermine and toprimate yesterday but I’m so afraid of insomnia. I just need a plan. I canceled my weight loss surgery last year to see if I can do this on my own. Any advice would be great. Thank you so much for the education and support you provide!

  • IT comes down to hardcore character showing the will power. KETO does not work for me anymore. Only gained and gained, KETO is a diet for people with no balls to face reality. And unfortunately KETO does not work any more, I hope I can do like you say, because if you are a weak sauce this will not work. It all comes down to will power and the need deep down to do better.

  • 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.

  • I calculated my Calories for a day, and I only eat around 700. I should be as thin as a Pencil! LOL!!! I’m barely hungry. However, I’m ALWAYS thirsty.

  • I wish if I knew you earlier Jilian. I had a keto diet with intermittent fasting for a whole year and it affected my health really bad. Now I counting calories and eating balanced diet healthy carbs of veggies and grains.