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As long as you eat fewer calories than you burn, you should lose weight. The logic is sound for most healthy adults, but we can also take that logic too far. In the case of healthy, sustainable weight loss, more restriction doesn’t always lead to better weight loss. In fact, regularly eating too few calories can put you at risk of malnutrition, resulting in unhealthy weight loss and nutrient deficiencies. Low energy A fast metabolism promotes weight loss, but this can’t be achieved without energy.

Indeed, metabolism regulates the energy in the body by transforming the calories that are found in the food into energy. Therefore, by skipping meals, you do not give enough energy to the body to process the food, and it does not make you skinny. 3 Reasons Why Undereating Is a Bad Idea (and Won’t Actually Help You Lose Weight) For most of us, consistently eating less than the calorie minimum is a bad idea because it leads to a: Slower metabolism and lousy side effects.

Slower metabolism. With too few calories in your system day after day, your body learns to live with less and it does this by slowing down your metabolism. What’s even worse is you stop losing weight too! You may feel sluggish and irritable on your low calorie diet.

Why Undereating Won’t Actually Help You Lose Weight. Published April 12, 2016 | By DoDASHDiet. When I was was restricting calories with the DASH diet to lose weight, I started with a daily limit of 1300/cals per day. Any less than this and I found myself growing dizzy at times, moody and not always thinking clearly. As I grew lighter.

3 Reasons Why Under eating Is a Bad Idea (and Won’t Actually Help You Lose Weight) For most of us, consistently eating less than the calorie minimum is a bad idea because it leads to a: 1. Slower metabolism and lousy side effects. Why Undereating Won’t Actually Help You Lose Weight. January 23, 2017. Five Ways Mindful Eating Can Help You Lose Weight 5 Drinks that Can Help You Lose Weight 7 Habits that can Help You Lose Weight Do Men Lose Weight Faster Than Women?

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Your email address will not be published. I still frequently see clients who chronically undereat, usually because they’re trying to lose weight, and they often panic at the thought of eating more. But the truth is, eating less than it takes to support your body’s healthy tissue can actually cause you to hang onto body fat for two key reasons. Everyone knows that to lose weight you must become hypocaloric that is, you must consume fewer calories in a day than your body needs to maintain.

The hypocaloric state could be thought of as a form of “undereating.” You are eating under what you need to maintain. Not only is there nothing wrong with this. So many people think that by under-eating they will lose weight and feel better. This is never what happens. Although you might lose some weight, not you are losing the best weight loss/fat loss ingredient the body has, and that is valuable muscle.

If we don’t feed our body we lose muscle and strength.

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remember Water In addition to lowering the energy density of foods, water seems to help those who are trying to lose or maintain weight.78 For one, foods with high water content (such as broth-based soups) increase fullness, reduce hunger, and consequently reduce energy intake.

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Decreased nutrient intake in aging because of decreased appetite, lower metabolic rate, and diminished energy output also produces weight loss.

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remember Water In addition to lowering the energy density of foods, water seems to help those who are trying to lose or maintain weight.63 For one, foods with high water content (such as broth-based soups) increase fullness, reduce hunger, and consequently reduce energy intake.

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For example, increasing exercise activity may seem to be a simple way to increase energy expenditure to lose weight, but the resulting energy deficit may in turn cause an increase in appetite leading to an increase in food intake.

“Nutrition for Sport and Exercise” by Marie Dunford, J. Andrew Doyle
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Diets that rely on unrefined carbohydrates are high in fiber and aid weight loss because they increase the sense of fullness by adding bulk and slowing digestion, allowing you to feel satisfied with less food.28 Weight loss is caused by a reduction in energy intake relative to expenditure.

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Because lean tissue is more metabolically active than fat tissue, increasinglean tissue contributes to the maintenance of a higher BMR during weight loss.

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If you find a worsening of a skin condition, or increase in pain levels, or gut issues, this food may be telling you something, and may also be the root cause of stopping weight loss because of all the inflammation it is causing in the body.

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Because of the metabolic slowing and increased appetite that accompany weight loss, sustained weight loss requires a persistent calorie deficit of three hundred to five hundred calories a day,4346 which can be accomplished without reducing portion sizes just by lowering the calorie density of meals.

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Because calorierestrictive diets do nothing to increase active tissue mass, your metabolic rate remains unchanged or declines, leaving you predisposed to regain the weight you lost—and often more—as soon as you resume normal eating.

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Because thyroid hormone is needed for fat loss, that’s why.

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  • Walking up the steps use to be such a good workout when I weighed 800LBS. Why dont I get the same pump from doing it now im 200LBS?.. you dumb

  • so how do i fix my ”damaged” metabolism without gaining weight?
    i enjoy you’re funny persona btw, i was laughung even tho im sad atm lol

  • Yes I to had been stuck on 130kg for 3 weeks after losing 5kg in the first week which I know now was water weight and have been going to the gym x4 a week and I also thought that decreasing my calories would help but man was I wrong I went for 1500 calories to 2500 and in 2 days I am now at 128kg I couldn’t believe that eating more calories actually bought the numbers down… it was more of a mental thing for me but I thought stuff it I’ve tried it my way and it was very frustrating why not? Can happily say that I am on the right path now and always feeling full is better then always hungry lol help this advice helps someone in the same situation…keep up the grind fam

  • December 2018 I was 330 lbs. I drank 2 liters of soda everyday, Jack In the Box, Taco Bell at least 6 times a week with frozen tv dinner type foods on the side. I cut everything out except a healthy protein, berries and vegetables. I also stayed consistent with a 20 hour fast. 1200-1500 calories on a daily bases. I currently weight 252 lbs. Just eat clean, be in a calorie deficit and you are good. Trust the process

  • Hi Colin, I know you are talking about reverse dieting but what are your thoughts oh carb cycling for fat loss and to maintain muscle. I think you did a video on this a little while back in regards to carb cycling but I can’t find it.

  • Literally I had plantain and popcorn today. And then I ate noodles (630 calories ��) with chicken. I think I eat around 1200 calories a day but I’m not losing weight, just feeling like shit

  • That the “% of people who were sufficiently active increased” at the same time that the % of obese increased does not imply they were largely the same people. I’m not pointing that to counter the notion that “exercise is not the key”, the logic just seems faulty to me. You could even have a considerable overlap in these groups, and they would be somewhat healthier than if they were just obese.

  • This video was soooo informative! After 3 years of dieting (and loosing 80 pounds the first 2 years) I have been at a plateau for the last year and and ALWAYS ALWAYS Starving… Even as soon as I have finished a meal, I am hungry and I can safely say I never get full anymore…. Also…. the constipation… I go 3/4 days without going and I eat A TON of vegetables…

  • I know that people lose the weight but my thing is that how does your body get to burn those calories from years ago when your constantly eating food into your body on top of the fat you need to lose.im just wondering how it actually works because everybody says that the only way to lose that actual body fat on you is to exercise and burn off all those calories even exercising in a fasted state and that exercise targets body fat and burn it

  • Minnesota’s Starvation Experiment does not apply to bodybuilding for 3 reasons:
    1) Their diet was shit, 1600 kcal of pure CH (potatoes, macaroni, bread), no fats, no protein, so they lost a ton of musle. Also no fats so their hormonal profile became awful.
    2) They didn’t train their muscles, so they lost a ton of muscle.
    3) A lot of them were already in low fat % (the more fat you have, the less your metabolism slows down)
    A normal human being, eating 1500 kcal of a good diet, with proteins, fats and CH, and training strenght may have metabolic damage, sure, but not 20%

  • We all know that calorie reduction is not the only key to weight loss…activity raises metabolism and in effect helps burn calories more effectively. Also, there is a definite difference between activity and exercise.

  • I find this interesting because i have found the most success for weight loss with daily walking/cycling. Eating a healthy diet with a calorie deficit has only kept me stable at about 15-20lbs overweight. I understand that not everyone’s body works the same so I accept I am likely an odd case.

  • It would be a waste for you not to get rid of body fat while other normal people are capable to slim down quickly using Custokebon Secrets (google search it).

  • Anyone tried the Custokebon Secrets? I have heard several unbelivable things about it and my work buddy lost a ton of weight with Custokebon Secrets (just search it on google).

  • Adding oils and condiments to my calorie count made a huge difference I was consuming a lot more calories than I originally thought

  • 99% of weight loss programs and 99% of people who try to lose weight are both unsuccessful. Reducing calories reduces metabolism, therefore, less weight loss. Exercise doesn’t contribute to weight loss. So, what’s the answer to weight loss?
    Where is the proof and statistics of preparing your own meals reduces weight?
    Has anyone tried Fasting? Ronald McDonald and my doctors don’t recommend Fasting.

  • A thin person to my obese brother: You need to eat less. Exercise dosent matter.
    Ten minutes later my brother said he walked 13 miles moving furniture at work that day.
    Thin person: No you didn’t, I don’t believe you.
    It’s like, did you not just admit that you understand exercise dosent make you thin??? Why don’t you believe he gets a lot of exercise!

  • What you said about Michelle Obama isn’t true. The majority of her campaign on children’s health deals with children’s consumption of healthier foods, you see her in gardens planting vegetables telling them to eat better, not join a gym. Do I have to mention the drastic changes made on what the schools have been allowed to serve kids for lunch and breakfast?

  • Well fuck, looks like the most important thing I have to exercise is self control…
    But seriously, I don’t have my teenage metabolism anymore, time to be responsible…

  • As someone who wants to lose 10 pounds purely just for vanity purposes but is also lazy and HATES exercising, I love the fact that exercise isn’t needed lol

  • Exercice helps a better metabolism,it has mental effects too! if u eat balanced and healthy a variated exercise plan works for weight loss!!

  • Came literally at exactly the right time. Been tryna shed weight now and lost weight last week but this week weigh exactly the same and I was disappointed. Thanks for this one man, always quality info delivered in such a friendly and understandable way.

  • Thanks for this video! I’m staying under 1200 calories a day and exercising 6/7 days a week. Not losing weight and really appreciate this video. God bless you!

  • I don’t think the advice to simply make your diet gradually healthier can affect weight more than excercise. I wasn’t drinking any sodas, ate mostly home made food, yet my weight was increasing. For the past half a year I’ve managed to reduce my weight by time restricting my eating. But keeping this regime is not easy at times I feel like I’m starving. I think video did not stress enough that losing weight by dieting requires your calorie intake to be on discomfortabily low level.

  • When it comes to eating healthy, you must never fall victim to modern day fad diets. Extreme diet plans are a danger for your health, especially ones that seriously restrict your daily nutritional intake. Many of these fad diets work for a short time period and then the benefits decrease after a while. It is best to check out Custokebon Secrets on google as it isn’t just another fad diet where you starve yourself.

  • This is infuriating. Studies like these grossly over simplify the concept of fat loss. As a personal trainer for 10 years, I can attest that most people don’t understand their goals. When people want to lose weight, 100% of the time they want to look more compositionally appealing. The lack of understanding of muscle tone and fat percentage combined with skin quality and hair quality the proper macros, minerals, and micro nutrients, is profound. Nothing in the studies are new. It has always been easier to cut back on food then to work out. But the goal is never actually weight-loss, so this information is for no one. It is most definitely a better idea to gain 2/3 of your calorie deficit from exercise for any compositional or health goals. Sure, it looks a little bit like “mom said because”, when you put everything on exercise, but it’s hard enough to get people to exercise the way they should without giving them an arsenal of information that they’re only going to misinterpret.

  • I am doing1900 calories per day while I am 78kg and I dont lose weight I have 140g carbs per day 150g protein and the rest is fat, and I stopped losing weight i dont know why nothing changed.

  • Has anyone tried Custokebon Secrets? (do a search on google) I have heard several amazing things about this popular lose weight secrets.

  • Could this be applied to Skinny fat? I’m 183cm, 77kg eating 1500 cals per day, I’ve been down as low as 74kg but I still had belly fat, skinny all over but with a belly at around 19% bf, Currently at approx 22%bf. I am at the stage where I think dieting is pointless. Although I have high BF I think I need to eat more calories to change my body composition, cutting isn’t doing it.

  • exercise isn’t going to cut all of your weight that pretty fair to say. but it is helpful to do it. I mean nowadays you have people spends 2-5 or more hows on their phones and games. it really about a balance between your social life and your will to live healthier. also, why didn’t you touch on the obesity epidemic? 30% of the world is obese that number was far smaller 100 years ago, and i wonder why. people are lazy stop complaining about exercise get off twitter, facebook, instagram, and go live a better life.

  • I can’t eat much more due to my binge eating habits from my bulimia, however I can confirm these. When I was anorexic I suffered all of these. Constant stress, constantly hungry (except it was more delayed which is why I became bulimic and started binge eating), always tired, always cold (still am to an extent), hair fell out in clumps, and I could never properly use the restroom. Terrible way to live.

  • Personally, I think whether diet or exercise works better at maintaining/obtaining one’s desired weight depends on the individual.

    I used to use exercise quite successfully to lose body fat, gain lean mass, or maintain my body composition, but after I had an accident that left me with chronic pain exercise has not been very accessible, and although now I am trying to use caloric intake I find it difficult limiting my consumption. I very much miss the days of long/hard bike rides, swims, and trail hikes/runs and validating that second teriyaki salmon burger for dinner or two pieces of guilt-free cheesecake for dessert!

    I think your video should’ve also pointed out that many people who look at how many calories they burn during exercise are NOT evaluating that number properly; they really should subtract out how many calories they would’ve burned if they didn’t do that exercise!

  • I’m kind of ‘recovering’ from heavy calorie restriction. It all started when I gained weight at the age of ten, I am a diabetic type one since I was four and I was resistant to a certain insulin I was injecting at that time. There was a point were it was such a high amount that the injections couldn’t be filled with enough insulin for me. I needed five full injections, normal kids at my age and weight needed a half injection. It was crazy and no doctor cared, it went on for almost three years. Because of that high insulin intake I gained weight, I still wasn’t overweight just a bit chubby, until then I was always muscular and sporty. There was a solution but the weight wasn’t going down. I thought I had to diet, to the point where I was eating like max. 450 calories a day and burning 600 calories with cardio. That went for over 2 years. Now I’m 15 years old. I still have my period, but sometimes it’s only every two months and when I have it it’s just like two days or so. It’s a mess. Last year in March I started at 67. 1 kg. At my ‘best’ in summer I was 63 kg. I was eating so little, barely anything and didn’t even lose that much weight. Now I’m trying to eat a little bit more (500+-, slowly trying to increase the intake) but more protein in the calories. Now I am 67 kg again (btw I’m 165 cm), earlier this year I ate even less but gained weight��. At some point I just wonder how I survive, I am a competitive horse rider and do a lot of sports besides eating so little

  • Do you have a doctorate degree bro? You could easily earn one if you don’t have one. All it is is a bunch of peer reviewing of studies, then making your own. So, I’ve heard. I only have a bachelors, so take it with a grain of salt, but I don’t know why the PHD’s that told me the same thing I just told you would have lied to me.

  • Dead ass I came here becuase I was scared about being so boney for being so tall. I know I’m skinny and my metabolism is fast as hell but I know I’m not eating the way I should be. I’m horrible at eating, and it’s not that I have an eating disorder, I just forget to eat or I accidentally fill up on liquids. But I know now from this video I really need to get back into eating regularly. Thank you!!!��

  • You need both. It’s just the way it is. People just need to know that you need to stop stuffing your fat face and get off your fat ass. The problem with this video is that lazy people will use it as an excuse to not work out.

  • Can I invite to challenge one of your fundamental bases on which diets are based?
    The assumption is that the key to weight loss is calorific reduction. Yes, I have noted the multitude of studies you have mentioned showing the weight loss effects of various diets over time. But there may be other factors at work here eg maybe the psychological effect of participating in a diet study causes weight loss? Or some other overlooked factor?
    I think it would be interesting if you could present some data comparing the average calorific consumption of residents of various countries and compare that to the rates of obesity in those countries. One would expect a clear consistent correlation. But is there and if some countries have results that contradict that can we explain why and learn something?

  • This video almost paints the picture that exercise is bad or that it won’t help you lose weight. You most definitely should exercise, but don’t expect it be enough to lose weight. Eating less will do that.

  • Idk Igor are you sure that the results of that old study have anything to do with metabolic damage. It seems to me that they starved the subjects which made them lose a lot of muscle mass and that in turn lowered their maintenance calories but it doesn’t seem that the difference of 25% that they discovered is quite accurate. What I mean is isn’t 1850 cal maintenance normal for someone with a body weight of 135 lbs? Even without taking their height in mind it still looks alright to me and i think that they might just have made some errors in their calculations maybe. If the difference was really 25% doesn’t that mean they were expecting the maintenance calories of a 135 lbs man to be around 2300 calories? And if their metabolisms did go back to normal after they reintroduced more calories to their diet would that not be cause by the participants regaining their muscle mass afterwards? Also from a survival standpoint wouldn’t a lowered metabolism be like the peak of evolution? If one could lower his bmr in order to sustain the same body mass but with fewer calories wouldn’t that be considered a good thing although it seems impossible when put this way? And doesn’t a decrease in bmr also mean a decrease in appetite? Please let me know what your opinion is on the matter. Is it possible that there was an error in the study?

  • I love your videos, Colin. This is so helpful. I’m in my 4th week of my self-administered reverse diet based on the good information that I get from your channel. Thank you! I will tell you I was afraid of gaining weight but my weight has been stable. I go up 1 pound, then usually back down again. I think you are absolutely right in the adherence to the plan being the reason. I “maintained” for about 2 months on what I thought was about 1,450 but I wasn’t tracking. I’m willing to bet that my occaisonal going over was more often than I knew and I believe my maintenance is more like 1700. I’m hoping to eventually work my way up to 2,000 calories a day on this reverse diet. I’m 61 so I’m not sure how this will go but I’m excited about the progress so far.

  • When I started eating more vegetables, less carbs and no processed food or desserts I became underweight… I feel like I cant eat enough calories because vegetables are so filling already��

  • Dude you’re amazing really i found your channel recently and i can’t stop watching your videos. You really help people with your fitness knowledge. Keep it up! There aren’t many guys like you that speak the truth and only to help.

  • I’m not even fat, nor ever been fat. Im only watching this video to help out my fat friends that started working out with me. Because i know nothing about loosing weight lol

  • A friend told me to look for for the diet plan “sowo hope site” on Google. It is the greatest weight loss program I’ve ever before seen and gives immediate results to users. I’ve already decreased 13 lbs in less than the first week.

  • I can’t stress this enough as well. I told my boyfriend that exercise has nothing to do with weight loss. People need to understand that “YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT”. If you eat a lot and exercise a lot you will be a very very muscle-ly heavy person. Also muscles weigh more than fats.
    To all the people who are aiming to lose weight, change your diet. Once you approach your desired weight exercise to maintain that weight you’ve lost.

  • So, what can I do about a weight loss plateau? I’ve been sticking to the diet really well for about a year and a half, but the weight loss has slowed to a crawl for the last 8 months. Not sure how to shake it up and keep pushing down, and I know I have plenty more to lose.

  • Is it true you won’t loose weight if you don’t eat enough calories, (at least short term) because your metabolism slows to conserve energy?

    I weight 180 and am 5’6″ and have been strictly eating around 1,000 calories per day for 2 weeks but I am not loosing weight. I am keeping an accurate/strict calorie log and eating whole foods, fruits, veggies, plain yogurt, nuts and seeds. I have hypothyroidism so i know that adds challenge. I am walking 2-3 miles per day only drinking water and unsweetened tea. Very frustrated.

    The only times I have lost significant weight I have either had to eat 500-600 calories per day for months, or workout 7 days per week while on extreme calorie restriction.

    Trying to do this the healthy way, but not having much luck.

    What am I doing wrong?

  • Well… more food and more gym means more money for massive companies. Less food and no gym mean the everyday person is better off but the big businesses lose out

  • this video is not true. if you truly work out, you’re going to see the difference in weeksor even days. But it’s obvius that your diet is also really important. Both of them can’t be done by it’s own.

  • I’m always constipated and I can’t sleep I probably sleep one hour a day. This is beginning to worry me I’ve been checking all over the Internet there’s no answers on this. I consumed about 1500 calories but their condensed Foods rich in protein.

  • I don’t eat as much because I just don’t like the food my mom makes:/ so I don’t eat I am always tired I spend all day in my room on my phone I know it’s not healthy. But people say I’m skinny and they say it’s a good thing but when you hear it a lot it doesn’t sound like it’s a good thing sooo I’m trying to gain weight ����‍♀️

  • I’m at 6’ 222lbs. With a goal of 200. I track cut my calories to 2500 but after I hit that my daily caloric goal my fit bit would say I’d still have over a 3000 calorie deficit at the end of the day. I’d still be hungry but nervous to exceed 2500. Is it bad to eat those calories back?

  • When you exercise you gain muscle which ways 3x more then fat overall health is far more important then your weight and a healthy life style will lead to fat loss for most people

  • I’ve just found your channel recently and I’ve learned so much from you already. I’m down 50 pounds so far and I need to lose 30 ish more. Soon, I’ll be building muscle.

    Thank you.

  • OMG for the past 2 weeks yes I was starving myself ( fasting??? )….yes so there’s that…now I have been eating more calories (no junk food) but..uhm..carbs??? But today is day 2 going back to the gym and I do both 1 hour on cardio and 1 hour of weight training……I’m really sore. And I have asthma….:(

  • What are some ways to lost a ton of weight? I read plenty of good opinions on the net about how Custokebon Secrets can assist you lost crazy amounts of fat. Has any one tried this popular weight loss methods?

  • I agree that exercise doesnt really help you lose weight
    But when I exercise I notice that I’m more likely to eat healthy then when I dont exercise
    So I think it helps a bit in that sense (like helps u stay mentally focussed on wanting to be healthy)

  • yo Sey, how do we know we can trust what you say? (yes i know im about to get jumped by a bunch of loyal fans) there is a lot of contradicting information out there and there is in fact a lot of people who say the complete opposite of what you say works. so honestly help us know who we can actually trust in this industry as its literally confusing the hell out of me when it comes to this and what the fitness industry says you can eat or cant eat such as when wanting to lose fat, having to avoid milk and pasta and bread and so on, but then some people in the industry say its ok to have those things in your diet when wanting to lose fat. honestly im confused as all hell. so please. help put a lid on this and provide the real evidence and information and quell the annoying mis information that is the fitness industry

  • Hii i just don,t like eating foods. i always having stomach burns. I hope u help me.and i have a question why my body always hurting and why i am always sick.

  • So I’m 12 and I’m 5’11 and weigh like 104 lbs. I eat when I’m hungry and don’t have fatigue. Yet, my ribs stick out because I’m skinny. I don’t know what to do or how to feel because doctors say I’m eating fine and I’m feeling fine. Anyone know? I also exercise regularly and my weight has stayed in a range of 100-105 for about eight months.

  • This is so important. It’s something I have been struggling with for a while and I have already increased my food intake, but I am just not sure and also, as you said, scared to increase my intake.

    Thank you for making this video and providing all this information. It’s wonderful way to be more conscious about how to take care of our bodies and prioritize health. I will try and figure out what’s best for me.

  • So how do you actually burn off those Calories off your body? is it not through exercising I Understand that diet is important but if a person is overweight dont they have to physically burn the fat off them from the past. i just dont get it how do you get rid of your own stored fat from your past versus the calories now it seems to me that the body would just burn what your eating now and not the fat from years and years ago.

  • I have noticed when losing weight, you sometimes stall. I would keep up the same routine and eventually start losing again. Fat loss lag??

  • Omg so I was just searching around fitness videos trying to figure out why I wasn’t losing any more weight and I found this! Thank you so much!! I’m going to try and build up my calorie intake and maybe lessen the intense exercises a bit ��

  • This video is great. I’ve unknowingly been following this guide (eat healthy, move more), and have found great results. Built muscle mass, shed a good amount of unnecessary weight (mostly fat). I also do have to credit the wake up call from my pediatrician, who found that I had brain cancer, as well as my team of PT, OT, and other therapists who pushed me while I was inpatient back in 2011-2013 in a good way to exercise, and eat right after I was discharged. What’s more is that, it really doesn’t take much to do this. I’m not one of those “gym rats” who virtually lives at the gym. I do body weight exercises, and just take a look at what I’m eating. Rocket science not necessary.

  • I’ve lost 30lbs so far and want to lose the last 20lbs. Starting December 2018, I joined Weight Watchers for the second time in hopes of getting to my goal weight. My exercise routine consists of 5x per week strength training (30-45 minutes) and 3x HIIT cardio (20 minutes). I eat very clean, limiting my sweets to once per week. I’m frustrated because the scale literally stayed the same. My clothes fit a bit better but I don’t see much change in my physique. One day I was curious and decided to count my calories on the WW app and the calories would range anywhere from 1100-1400. I thought lower calories were best to get to my goal but this video came at the right time. I was on the brink of giving up entirely. I’m 32 5’6, 162lbs wanting to get down to 140 by June. Should I be eating around 1700-1800? I just want to start seeing results because I’m working my butt off.. I don’t want to quit because I’m almost to my goal but it’s disheartening. When losing the initial 30lbs, I did nothing but HIIT cardio 4x per week and the scale was moving downward at a good pace. However, I was smaller but I lost my shape. This time around I was told to focus more on building muscle but the scale is tripping me up. I need to retrain my mind I guess.

  • I have all of these symptoms plus more like no period for over a year and being very tired all the time. Idk what to do I’m afraid I’ve messed up my body and I’m only 13. Im scared and I’ve been to the doctor multiple times but they were not very helpful at all. I’m trying to eat more but it’s so hard because I’m so scared of gaining weight.:( I’ve already gained 18 pounds but I was very thin at a BMI of 14.0 but now my BMI is 17.2 so I feel like I shouldn’t gain anymore weight even though my doctor and parents say I have to. I have gained a lot of weight but I’m still ALWAYS hungry and cold. My stomach just feels like a bottomless pit, I’m always so hungry and scared I won’t ever stop eating.

  • Im rarely hungry because of some medicin i get for my ADHD, not being hungry that often is just one of the sideeffects and it really messes with me trying to lose weight

  • I think that I consume about 600 calories a day…. �� or maybe used to? I’m not sure. But, idk how to eat “properly” if that makes any sense. How many calories should I try to eat a day?

  • I think skipping meals is normal for allot of people. I could have days were I don’t eat anything except candy or whatever and that is completely normal. People are smart, they would eat when they are about to starve if they do have food. The problem arises with eating too much, not too little. Gluttony is a sin, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFBsnr5K7co

  • I’m never hungry. I will go days even as much 2 weeks without eating all because I don’t feel hungry. Luckily I just finished a bowl of salad and I didn’t really want it but once I finished I felt more awake!

  • What if sometimes am hungry but I just don’t wanna eat for some people they have to work to not want to eat a tone me I have to work to eat not because I wanna be skinny I just don’t wanna eat is that bad?

  • Bruh if somebody doesn’t want to deficit as big as you do, that doesn’t make them a pussy. I eat 2200 to lose a pound a week (I run long distance) and I think that’s fine. I see the results so why would I need to do more than that?

  • My bmi says I’m underweight but I take 2,000 calories a day and I still wanna lose thigh fat, I couldn’t do arm exercises to increase muscle as all my fat goes to my thighs and my upper body is bony �� any solutions?

  • I always skip breakfast, at recess (at school) I have like a small handful of blueberries and for lunch I eat half of my sandwich (rye bread, spinach, tomatoes, butter) and at home I usually am ravenous and can eat a whole pizza, and then I might have like a few other fruits. So basically I starve then binge but I never gain weight, and so I’m underweight (14, 5,4, and roughly between 37-40 kg) but I feel fat like I want to be underweight because my friend just lost a bunch of weight, because she was ‘overweight’ and lost like 15 kg because someone said that she was ‘fat’. She was never overweight but now she looks like too skinny, and so now I want to loose weight. I’m still like a little bit skinnier than her and she’s eating healthy and idk I just feel fat lol

  • Just watched this, i do have a hairloss but i never thought it from not eating enough food, im pescetarian so i dont eat meat, and i do eat so little since i have an ulcer and i remember i cant eat a lot of food, and ever since that i pretty much stuck with it, i cant eat much. And i got frustrated, cuz i want to lose weight, and to lose weight i have to be in a calorie deficit, but i already eat so little around 700-1000 cal a day, if i have to be in a calorie deficit im scared for my health. I’ve been looking for answer and i cant find anything, so may be u can help me with this? Love you ❤

  • Usually I eat 1200 calories, burn 1000 to 2000 calories a day. (1800 maximum if I go off track) I do not have any eating disorders. My friends and family are all worried that I don’t eat enough
    (I’m 18, 5’2 and I weigh 99.6 Lbs)

  • “Research shows that the resting metabolic rate slows in all dieters, regardless of whether or not they exercise. This is why weight-loss that might seem easier when you start becomes more difficult over time”
    I want to look for this research. I’m interested to see if participants gained any significant muscle mass as a result of the type of exercise they were doing. I’d also like to see if their was a difference in the resting metabolic rate was different for those who gained muscle mass and those who did not. Any links guys?

  • Wow you make a lot of sense. I would have said you are wrong but uuuuuuh I have reached this point. I’m kinda stuck. I’ve been doing a 1200 calorie diet. Not toooooo restrictive. But I was huge b4 I lost this weight. And now I’m scared. Scared all the time that if I let my guard down I like wake up fat the next day. I was 230 lbs now I’m about 152 and shweeeew. It was easy at first and it still kinda is but I’m lost.

  • I eat 400 to 600 calories a day and I’m 13 but more sone reason I’ve gained 4 pounds! I even exercise daily and burn 100 calories and I eat healthy too:(

  • I should be eating 2025 calories but I’m not so sure that I am because when it comes to dinner time I get really hungry and eat a lot but I don’t know if that is because I’m fat or if I’m bloated from not eating

    I have stopped exercising though

    I hope I am not fat bc then I should diet

    I eat sugar but I have no idea wether if I am not eating enough

  • Is pain all over your body one of the side effects? Because I’ve been suffering from soreness throughout my entire body. It’s in my back, neck, shoulders, throat, chest, arms, hands, and abdomen; among many other things.

  • In its most basic form (and it is more complex than this) simple math shows exercise doesn’t/can’t cause weight loss. Eat all the calories back that you exercised off and you will never lose a pound. Unfortunately, only the under consumption of calories from you TDEE does this. Exercise is good for health and can provide extra motivation to lose weight (nobody wants to give back those calories that you worked hard to take off) but as a direct method of weight loss it doesn’t work that way.

  • Its not even about your caloric intake either, its about WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR BODY. Namely, Wheat and sugar, the two substances that literally CAUSE you to gain weight. They raise your insulin, which is a fat storing hormone. This is all backed by studies with several cases yet people ignore its impact completely. Read the book “Wheat Belly” and you will understand just how bad wheat actually is for you. Sugar is bad but wheat is literal cancer for your body and is nothing like the wheat of the past.

  • Scale weight is a good starting indicator, but really… you should be looking at a “before” picture to get an idea of your fat-loss journey.:)

  • I eat quite clean overall. But I am cold all the time and can’t remember the last time I had energy. But I’m also anemic and they don’t know why my body won’t absorb iron. So perhaps I am eating enough, just not property absorbing other nutrients?? How reliable is it to use your BMR in determining how much to eat??

  • And low weight is not the key to look good or to be healthy. The opposite is true: Muscles provide many health benefits and look great. And to gain muscle mass you need to gain weight, not loose weight. In fact a trained person may have a high BMI, but is strong, healthy and looks great.

  • The root cause of weight gain or overweight is stress. Stress causes huge changes in ones metabolism and causes an higher demand for sugar.

  • So I eat 2200 calories on my workout days and 1700 on my rest days…however on some days I don’t feel hungry and only end up eating maybe 1200 at the most and sometimes even on my workout days I just don’t feel hungry…I try to eat a certain amount of calories everyday…I’m scared that if I eat too low then it will prolong my fitness progress…but I also don’t want to force myself to eat….I’m trying to lose body fat and get toned but if I am only able to eat 1200 calories on some days because I’m not that hungry then what will happen?

  • This is so true. I’ve been working out and dieting last few months and my weight hasn’t dropped much. In fact there’s times it’s gone back up. But my body is looking better. Clothes are fitting better etc.

  • As I am eating McDonalds that also forgot to give me my buffalo sauce… hmmm… I guess I should go back to making eggs! Thanks for the info!

  • I accidentally just completely forgot about eating lunch and dinner yesterday and went to sleep at 1:30 am and now its 7:24 am and im shaking while sitting on my kitchen counter eating cereal because I cant even walk well

  • When you’re eating cleaner than 95% Americans and working out (10 minute hiit cardio and 10min strength and walking around 30mins 5-6 days a week), getting 1,800-2,000 cals a day, and can’t get weight down. The scale hates me��

  • I have a high metabolism and also I tend to eat don’t get me wrong but not enough I feel like people get confused because they say well I eat but it’s not just about eating which I just realised number 1 how active are you and 2 how much are you eating you need to make sure we get enough calories so we are strong and healthy so I’m working on eating well and taking cafe of myself ��������

  • I had been living on a calorie deficit for decades in the belief that you would lose weight. In reality you lose your muscle mass and keep your fat. For years I thought I had big hips in reality I have a thick muscular core. I was starting to have health issues last November and I think I probably had an eating disorder. I thought eating under 1,200 calories a day and being vegetarian was healthy but it was a problem. I started eating at maintaining and continued my regular training and have put on a good bit of muscle mass and have gotten my metabolism back up to eating at least 1,800 calories a day and i’am much healthier now.

  • So….. I’m on a very restrictive diet. I’m turning 14 next month. I weigh between 145-150 and I’m 5’5. The first day I started was two days ago. Since then I’ve only eaten, 2 small slimjims, and two bowls of rice, making sure I drink lots of liquids. I’ve eaten probably around 1000 calories not including the milk tea, coffee, and a LOT of water I’ve been drinking. I know it’s wrong, and I used to have bulemia. It started with a water cleanse then I kindof went back to my old habits….. I forgot how much I liked the feeling of being hungry….. It’s weird….. But at the same time I can’t stop. I’ve already gotten dizzy once, and i know I should stop but I can’t…..
    Edit: I just remembered I also had an egg in one of the bowls of rice!!!!!

  • I had the same problem. I was eatin about 1500-1800 and nothing was freaking happening. I increasd it to about 2200 instead and now shits getting real

  • As Adam Sandler so succinctly put…..AHHHHH…..HORSESIHT!!! Weight loss is just the most easily seen of the effects of a healthy diet/exercise program. Who cares if you are 100 lbs and out of shape. It’s getting down to looking good and your body being in a healthy state. Which means exercise, diet, and control.

  • As expert, I believe Custokebon Secrets is actually good way to lost a ton of weight. Why don’t you give it a shot? perhaps it can work for you too.

  • Thanks for explaining the concept. My PT mentioned I was on too big a deficit and I could get diminishing returns because of metabolic damage.

  • I only ate a bagel a day and now I feel really nauseous and about to pass out and it’s because I have had a majority of stress and anxiety

  • I am not hungry but hungry at the same time? Do you feel me? I don’t know I’m confused I’m kinda starving my self but I don’t know why I mean I’m skinny and I don’t want to change anything about my body but I don’t feel like eating?

  • Cooking your own healthful meals from scratch does wonders for weightloss. My lady is on the AIP (very strict version of Paleo) Diet for a medical condition, and lost a lot of weight in a shorter time than she ever has by exerciseing by itself. It works damn well, but there is a plateu in weightloss. We’re looking into diet-compliant ways to boost her metabolism again.

  • Thanks for reposting! The last sign is so true. In the past when I haven’t eaten enough I suffered from constipation. And trying to listen to my body on my ownI assumed it was because I was not eating enough/ I listened to my gut literally ��.

  • I’m not scared to eat I just don’t want anything most of the time, I’m under a great deal of stress, no energy, hair loss and I’m tired of being so tired, I barely have the energy to play with my kids

  • I’m still hungry even after i eat. I’m always hungry. So if i eat if i am hungry i might eat every hour. So i eat in a scheduled time. And measures food.

  • I used to bench eat because I was sad, now I’m barely eating anything because I’m happy and my hair is falling out more then usually…

  • all calories are the same… but its like what weighs more, tonne of feathers or a tonne of bricks… but bricks have a higher density. The quality of calories is what truly matters if youre exercising

  • It’s so hard though. I need help. I’ve experience all of those things. But when I feel hungry, they thought of food scares me and I lose my appetite. I’m not stick skinny but I’m slim. And I think the reason my body holds onto that extra fat is because I don’t eat enough. In afraid of eating over 1400 calories and I’m 17 and I’m pretty sure I need more than that. I just don’t know what to do.

  • What helped me lose over 43 LBS fast in under 60 days was from the secret weight loss advice I learned in this video. FitSecrets.xyz a ton of people tend to over-complicate it and then has a reverse affect.

  • I’ve lost almost 20 pounds because of how little I eat, now I feel like most of my clothes are baggy and my boobs are small and saggy. I was 160 but now I’m like 143 in such a small amount of time. I’ve gotten use to not eating a lot to the point of where I feel sick when I eat alot

  • How to you access your activity level in quarantine. I run 3-4 miles 3-4 times per week and lift weights 3 times a week also. Then you I’m home watching tv or doing small things around the house and relatively seditary. How do I gauge this if I want to lose body fat? Thanks

  • I’m on the variable dirty bulk fasting macro flipping diet.
    In other words, I eat what I feel like when I feel like, and stop when I’m full. And then have a protein shake because BEEF CAKE!!!!

  • Idk why but I bulk FAST when I work out a lot. I’ve been working 45hrs/wk as a general laborer on a construction site, and I’m in the best shape of my life. I’ve never had a 6pack. I also don’t own a car so I walk 2mi each way to and from work. I eat far fewer calories than I burn, and I noticed a plateau.

  • Depends on his job too. I have a desk job, 6’2. When I finished by bulk I was 105kg and was cutting on 2250 cals losing 0.5kg per week. At 95kg I lowered it to 2100 cals. Someone who has a job where they don’t sit on their butts all day would easily need more. I am a bit jealous of these people.

    Also, I bulked up to 105kg on 2600-2800 cals haha.

  • I know this is a old video but i havent been eating as I should….
    1: I have been getting extreme headaches
    2: Heart burn…
    3: I have been eating, one hour i eat but in 3 hours i wont eat and not hungry i dont know:(

  • what you guys think about 6+2 or 8+2 diet? 6-8 weeks bulk and 2 week diet. Something like 8 week 3k calories and 2 weeks 2k calories. Im thinking about testing this out because last year i bulked like 9 months and after 5 months or so i was feeling so chubby it was really annoying and hit on my selfesteem. With that cycling I think it would be easier to keep the weight on point for a longer of time. Opinions?

  • I ran out of pop (I was drinking one Hansens Root Beer a day) and candy (stopped eating all sugar) and by eating minimally and doing stretching excercises the weight dropped off.

  • I always think i eat too much but at the same time I’m never feeling quite full. I always feel some kind of hunger even after I eat a meal, so I guess I am not eating enough but I just feel so bad whenever I increase my food intake��

  • I eat really healthy but I still under eat calorie wise. My problem is that eating too much makes me feel sick so I stick to 1200-1300 calories a day and cant really eat much more than that.

  • Hi Christine, I know this is not a brand new video but i just stumbled on it. this is me. I am never hungry. My hair has gotten so thin to the point where you can now see my scalp. I definatly need to stop drinking alcohol, which i do on a regular basis. but sometimes eating just makes me feel sick I am 58 years old and I look nothing like I used to. I am so upset. I think I am a mesomorph body type. I’m wondering if keto would be right for me, but i do love pasta and potatoes and rice, so not sure

  • Yo where are my other 3 chicks at?

    I watch a concerning amount of male fitness & aesthetic youtubers lol… While I may not be a dude myself, I find a lot of the advice given useful to everyone, and the guys presenting the info are charismatic, entertaining, and interesting. Just feel like I’m learning something when watching, and I feel more well versed in terms of social perspectives mens’ achievements, struggles, thoughts, and lifestyles. You can’t really get the same thing from watching content by women, aimed at women.

    Keep up the great work, Igor! Love your content.:)

  • You HAVE FUCKING METABOLISM DAMAGE �� yes I do fucking believe I do..I have dieting since I born..
    I’m so CONFUSED arrrgggg…Im on a keto diet I have lost weight in the past now I’m gaining because I’m listening all this keto specialists,I have fasted and kind of fuck up all my body and overeat after…IM SO FED Of DIETS…it’s like my body does what ever he wants….I have years of diet,eating disorders…ITS like nothing works with me keto did work but I had a break and regain the weigh I lost now I’m on keto again and I’m gaining…I took me 3 years to lose 2stones it’s not normal I think I lose weight to slow even doing everything right…Thank you for your video I think you kind of get it…I’m confused because some say you don’t need to count calories on keto but others say you do…I’m so confused…I know while I’m waiting my period I just fuck everything I suffer of pmdd similar to PM’s premenstrual sindrome…maybe I just need to be slapped..I’m so tired of diets..��

  • I am having a hard time tracking my deficits because I do not know how many calories I burn.

    I am 5’ 11.5”, 215 lb, and 26% fat. My BMR is, then, 1900 Cal.

    I think my activity (based upon 24 hr with a Fitbit) puts me somewhere between needing 2900 and 3300 a day to maintain. I have been eating only 2000-2400. If I burn 3300, 2400 is not enough food, but 2400 is great if I only burn 2900.

  • Hey Christine,

    I’ve calculated my daily caloric intake using the Mifflin St. Jeor equation and activity level. However, I experience most of the symptoms whenever I attempt to cut, and I end up eating a surplus of approximately a thousand calories within a day after a week. I’m not cutting too many calories and I know for sure that my BMR isn’t abnormally fast. How do I go about this?

  • I either don’t feel like eating or ignore my hunger

    Depression is really getting to me I think. All I ate for the past week and a half is a half a bowl of food each day, then I feel like I’m done

  • I agree 100% with this.I just found out I was overeating a week ago and I had all these signs.I still have weight to lose but its stuck cause of undereating, so I started eating more.it’s only been 8 days but I can feel the difference. I can think clearer,my digestive system feels better, I am calmer again,now to get off this plateau. ��

  • I train 6 days a week for 4 to 5 hours I eat around 7,000 to 9,000 calories a day im training for strong man events so what should I eat differently to keep gaining strength

  • wow i didn’t realize i had all of these symptoms because i wasn’t eating enough. for MONTHS i was so stressed i was barely getting in 500 cals a day, i’ve always felt cold for years now but my hair was falling out too and i was always incredibly tired. i blamed a lot of it on meds i was taking but now it makes so much sense. i’ve boosted my cals loads since then but i still don’t think i’m eating enough. my PMS bloating is making the scale read higher than usual, but i think i need to start eating more so my body can regulate itself. thanks a lot for the help!

  • I wasn’t eating enough anxiety heightened was very irritable lost weight though and on my cheat day I binged 2 days in a row and gained it all back funnnnnnnn back to square 1 and I’m sad but I guess it had to happen for me to realize I wasn’t eating enough and I needed to change that sigh

  • I can relate to this. I lost three stone by doing no exercise but I hardly ate a thing as I was in shock following my husband leaving me. I was reeling and lost my appetite. It was initially very hard but when the shock and depression lifted, I felt wonderful! It changed my views on the exercise/diet weight loss lie.

  • Yes, obviously 30 min of cardio doesnt burn that many calories. People not being able to run or swim for 30+min is the problem! If you cant keep your heart rate up for that long then you need to workout. if you eat healthy and dont do anything youl still be fat

  • Some of these symptoms could also be related to thyroid function. I have mine checked regularly because hypothyroidism runs in my family.

  • I’m 5’1” and I eat around 1250 calories per day. I experience a few of the symptoms. How much should I be eating? It’s hard to tell—I’m not losing weight so I’m either eating a little too much or not enough.

  • How many of these symptoms should we have to be concerned I only have that I’m always cold and I can have constipation rarely but is that enough because I’ll be happy to eat more ��

  • I don’t eat enough food so I feel depleted all the time. My apetite isn’t consistent some days I will get enough other days I will go without eating at all. And I’m still fat. I’m working on getting active and eating ENOUGH.

  • I’m one of those…stress and no eating, not on purpose for the majority of my life. I get ice cold as well, especially when I intermittent fast. There are a couple of concerning endocrine/ hormonal things going on that make me just want to give up trying to be shredded. You have so much insight and knowledge that gives hope. Just need to get my macros right. I can’t have one of those diets where you eat a completely different food combo every meal. I need something practical and quick to meal prep or I end up eating nothing!

  • As someone who exercises a lot and has been asked by many people to train them, this came up annoyingly often. Many friends/acquaintances ask me how to exercise to get “toned” or lean, or whatever buzz word for low fat. I could get them to exert tons of effort in the gym but couldn’t convince them that it was way more important to stop buying *fucking Cheez-Its*. No matter how studious they were in listening about proper form and what exercises were for, they just could not get this pernicious concept out of their minds and put some effort into changing their food purchasing decisions. I think it’s because so much money goes into selling people things. You can’t sell less consumption very easily(except in programs, which people never stick with), especially when everything else around us focuses on selling you an item. Way easier to sell gym gear, instead and just keep selling “cheese product”.

  • i eat 800 calories a day and i don’t get hungry. i’m always dizzy though and i feel my blood rushing around my body. not sure if that’s related.

  • Two year lifter and I hover between 215 to 220 lbs eating whatever I want (within reason junk food, candy, or soda). I go eat a clean 40/30/30 2000-2200 and I drop to 205 and stall. Only way I’ve ever gotten under 200lbs. (one time) is when I start doing stupid stuff like <30G carbs. and <1600 calories.

  • i get hungry right after eating! i do train weight lifting and cardio up to 7 hrs a week, but still not sure if im eating enough. although i do feel the amount that im eating is enough, my body still sending hunger signals

  • Lately I’ve been very cold old all the time and I’ve been feeling very fatigue and weak. So today I ate more than usual, lets see how I’ll feel tomorrow. Theese are the only symptoms, except I’ve also been loosing some hair.

  • I have like half of these symptoms. A huge problem for me is that I struggle to feel full/pretty much always being hungry and I’m always fatigued, does that mean I need to eat more? I eat about 1800 calories a day and burn 2400 on average but I’m trying to lose weight and I was losing weight but now I’m at a plateau so should I maybe try eating more?

  • Isn’t our body just a perfect machine? If we think that our body was meant to survive in conditions of deprivation of food (because, let’s be honest, 100000 years ago we didn’t have supermarket to get food), this is logical. If you’re leaner you’re a more efficient body and so your body spends less energy to do stuff, so if we were take into a primitive condition of life you woud have more chances to survive because with the game amount of energy you can do more.

  • Yes, but consider people who lost weight via dieting and decided to try to shed the last few pounds with exercise. Of course you don’t see a difference in weight. They physically change and lose fat, but the added muscle along with the fat loss evens things out, leaving them near their original weight, which makes it appear as if exercise made no difference in them. Because muscle weighs more than fat, and you can’t tell which pounds are a part of what. Exercise is beneficial to fat loss and getting a fit and healthy/attractive body, but maybe not any scale victories.

  • Im a 5´8 (almost 5´9) guy, almost weighed 171 lbs a few months ago and about 1500 calories are my diet intake, making me lose about 1lbs (sometimes 1,5) per week. Didnt know this could be considered starvation, Im feeling fine with that tbh

  • can you do a video on the effects eating disorders have on hormones in the short and long term?? in recovery currently and this video was so helpful

  • Thank you for this. I have IBS and I don’t really get hungry… I just get symptoms of low blood sugar. I know I am not eating enough but it is hard when I have a restrictive diet and abnormal hunger cues.

  • I walk 8000 to 10000 steps a day and only eat 1200 calories or I feel sick with myself.
    I sometimes eat less then feel good like I m in control.
    Been losing weight easily but today nothing. Same as last Saturday. So disappointed. How can I get rid of the last few pounds and if I m not happy with that lose more?
    Also my hair has thin patches which I worry about as it’s long so noticeable (to me).

  • I keep track of macros and calories
    I am very active
    Walk a lot
    Lift 4 times a week
    I am 100 pounds at 5’4”
    I am very lean and cut
    But looking too thin
    I’m afraid to increase my carbs though, I’m afraid I’ll lose my ripped stomach ��

  • 1. Stress
    (yes)
    2. Constant Hunger
    (sometimes)
    3. Low Energy Levels
    (no)
    4. Feeling Cold All The Time
    (yes, sometimes i wake up from sleep because im too cold)
    5. Hair Loss
    (yess!! i thought its female alopecia but it said stress is also a cause of this,)
    6. Constipation (reason why im watching this video)

    i’m actually at a normal weight but i do want to lose more, and should i eat more veges? because i’ve suffered with bowel issues all my life, constantly gassy and constipated, now what i’d do is drink 3 litre of water in the morning to make sure i go everyday, so it frustrates me when i don’t because i’m scared of being gassy again, it gives me so much anxiety. and i know the cause of this is me undereating. but i really want to go to toliet everyday:// like actually low cal but also enough amount for intestine to push the food..

  • I couldn’t eat over 2000 calories to save my life. Purchased seriousmass bulk powder, 1250calories in a shake. Started seeing great muscle gains. After that was hungry as f to feed the new muscle growth. Stopped relying on the bulk powder. ��

  • I force myself to eat 1000 calories a day��
    I feel disgusted if i eat over 1200…what should I do. Should I be concerned or is it okay for my body type?
    Height• 4’11
    Weight• 114
    I also forgot to mention I workout 5 times a week (two times a day)

  • Hey man, you said not to do cardio and I was wondering what you would recommend to someone like me who does mma. I do kick boxing, boxing and Brazilian jiu jitsu. Some days I can spend 2-2,1/2 hours doing bjj and up to 2 hours of kick boxing/ boxing a day. I struggle to eat enough even as a girl. Any suggestions? I can’t cut out the cardio because it’s my passion but what should I do to eat more?

  • Interesting, I have several of these issues, which I tried to research separately in vain, but I never thought they could all be connected. And I do have a small appetite, even though I’m very hungry an hour or two before meals, I’m actually unable to eat very large portions. I guess I should throw in an additional meal in my day and see how many birds I can kill with one stone. It would be great if it turned out all this time I actually only had one single problem and easy to fix, too!
    Thanks for this video.

  • I’m somehow managing to build muscle and burn some fat and gain weight. Instead of eating every 2 hours I have 3 square meals but it works for me. You just have to find out what works for you.

  • The problem is that the American diet has low satiety per calorie, so exercise causes increased hunger meaning more calories eaten. Also America measures standard of living in terms of gdp per capita so making people fat then selling them drugs to fix it is better than a good diet. Look at youtube for the blue zones (5 places where people live to 100, and copy their diet)

    Cooking is time consuming, so I suggest:
    * Microwave tubers (sweet potato, potato, etc…), but put potatoes in the fridge before eating them. Putting potatoes in the fridge makes it more difficult to digest the potato so its less likely to spike your sugar.
    * Eat more popcorn without butter
    * Eat beans from cans
    * Get an electric pressure cooker and cook lots and lots of beans and store them in the fridge and freezer for the long term
    * Get a hot water dispenser and go crazy with teas, hot cocoa, and black coffee (learn to drink without milk) these reduce hunger
    * Peppermint reduces hunger
    * Use half as much sweetener (it can increase hunger in the long term)
    * Drink diluted vinegar
    * Eat unsweetened yogurt as its bacteria eats sugar
    * Go crazy with spices especially tumeric, cinnamon, chili, black pepper, ginger, lemon
    * Eat a little bit of a bad tasting food like grapefruit every day, after 2 weeks it won’t taste as bad (in fact might taste good)!

  • Sounds like a macro issue

    And I’d throw in intermittent fasting

    The calorie count is fine, it’s probably quality of the calories

    Maybe try some keto

  • Dude…I have to be honest… You are f*cking hilarious! If people don’t get you, then that’s their fault. Keep up the great work! Funny AND informative…*thumbs up*

  • I’ve just been trying to not eat.
    It kind of works, I was stuck at 190, dieting and dieting and dieting, eating ‘healthy’, no results.
    But I’ve lost almost 6 lbs since I started to not eat for as long as possible until my stomach hurts, and then all I need to do is eat something small to feel full until my stomach starts hurting again.

  • Omg to me happens the opposite! I’m fine eating 1300 calories. I also lift weights but it seems the right amount of food for me. Although I haven’t lost any fat ��I don’t know why if I’m on a deficit

  • This isn’t true. If someone is exercising to increase muscle mass, their metabolism will increase. It takes longer, because there’s a building phase. After, it’s obviously the only way to lose actual fat while increasing ability to burn those calories. This is the best way to lose and keep weight off if done properly.

  • I am actually 100% agree with this idea. I used to only be eating around 2200 cals trying to lose my last bit of BF but couldn’t. Since I upped my cals to 2400-2500 I actually able to drop 2% over the course of a few months.

  • The Healthy Foodie is literally the BEST weight loss community anywhere, I read it everyday, and I’m also so grateful I found http://raboninco.com/1kY9l LossWeightFAST, it helped me not only lose weight but if off, hope it helps some others!

  • I haven’t been eating right for 10 years and the past 5 has been so much worse. I really needed this, thank you!! I’m always fatigued, always hungry, always grumpy. Looking for the correct diet to eat correct. Thanks again!!

  • 5″10, 180lbs, i eat 1000kcal a day and have done for 4 months, i cant lose weight, my metabolism is fucked lol, time to go back up, also i love the FFVIII tune.

  • I found if i eat 4x macdonalds ham burgers no cheese.no fries and black coffee its the perfect macro diet.
    30%protien
    30%carbs
    And 40% coronary but tastes great mmm

  • ive been stressing, hungry a lot and ive been having bad stomache aches when im not on my menstreal cycle, lately. I know im hungry, kinda, but I just don’t feel like eating, plus I have noticed ive lost a litle bit of weight, I think im starting to go down a bad path. I just don’t really wanna eat unless im told to most times, is something wrong with me not being that interested in food that much, but also not being interested in losing weight.

  • Honestly you make the most sense out of anyone on YouTube. All of what you say happened to me, especially the disproportionate extension of my stomach no matter how little I was eating. After I started eating Whole Foods etc and clean eating not being afraid of carbs I lost 15 pounds lol. It’s such a relief to be able to eat again. I just eat food from home 80% and the rest I wing it! My body was starving and that’s why I was gaining weight no matter what until I stopped restricting and started EATING. Guys she’s the real deal. Listen to her.

  • Tape measure around the waist (directly over the navel) pretty much tells the story about where you are with fat loss. At least it does for me.

  • I’m 5 feet tall and weight 106 lbs
    Since I am in quarantine and don’t move during the day except for a 30 minutes workout in the evening, I started trying to eat between 1000-1200 calories, sometimes I just eat 900….I feel like I’m starving sometimes and the only day I feel good is Saturday because I have pizza for lunch. I know I have to eat more, but I know my body and I’m 100% I’d start to gain weight quickly. I don’t really know what to do in this situation:(

  • I’m experiencing some of them but I eat 3/4 meals and some snacks.but constantly feel drained. I’m 5ft6 and 54kg and can see im losing weight. I did have a past of binge eating but finally have control and I thought i was eating normally but I’m not sure now

  • 1. Stress
    2. Constant Hunger
    3. Low Energy Levels
    4. Feeling Cold All The Time
    5. Hair Loss
    6. Constipation

    You’re welcome! Lol! Great video! ����

  • I’m 75kg, 180cm, got quite a lot of belly fat (around 20-24%), my kcal intake was 1500kcal. I lose quite a bit of fat but now I’m on a plateau. I watched one of Mike Thurston’s videos and he also mentions to increase calories in order to avoid decrease metabolism. So, I am now on 1700kcal, maybe will go up to 1900kcal and see if low cal was really the issue.

  • I been going hard went all the way to 271 and now I’m stuck in the 270’s but as mad as I am I’m kind of happy because I don’t want to rush my progress

  • I was the one that sent Gabriel a DM. Just want to say a huge thank you again Gabriel and it’s amazing you made a video on it for more information! Such a genuine and honest guy! Respect ����

  • I fucked my metabolism up when first started i didnt know how to do it it got to a point where i mataining weight on a lil over 1000 cals it just slowly goes back up if you are like me do it slowly and stay consistent i maintain weight on 1800 cals now i got used to it kinda force myself to eat sometimes to fix it

  • What about constant diarrhea, I have an depression and it’s hard for me to eat, I also think I may be starting to get an eating disorder and I’ve only been one thing a day, this is now gone in almost 2 weeks and I’m having alot of diarrhea

  • Guys. lost a ton of weight does not need to be hard (I used to feel it did). I’m going to give you some advice now. Get a popular diet plan program called Fenoboci Diet Plan (look on google search engine). Thanks to it I have lost a ton of weight. I should not even be speaking about it cause I don’t want a lot of other guys out there running the same game but whatever. I’m just simply in a excellent mood today and so I’ll share the wealth haha.

  • OK so i can tell maybe be in deficit all the time i workout 10 times a week i know that is crazy but sometimes is two times in one day sooo im eating 2000 calories + i walking 23th steps daily…help me

  • How to fix a calorie deficit.

    Get a serving of white pasta, add cheese, 90/10 beef, and chicken. It should come out to about 700 calories. Eat it. You’ll be re-charged instantly.

    Don’t try to replace with protein bars or whatever because they don’t hit the spot for this purpose. You just need food.

  • Just had to discontinue my bikini contest prep, due to all of these symptoms. I feel like absolute crap! Was eating less than 1000 cal and expected to do 6 days of cardio and strength training. I tried to follow my coach’s recommendations to be stage ready by April. I’ve been in prep since October 2018. I just could not physically or mentally keep up with this lifestyle any longer. I am convinced I had been under-eating for way to long and my body is now metabolically compromised. I follow you and love how knowledgeable you are and have even implemented your formulas for figuring out my personal macros. I would love to have you confirm my numbers, just for my peace of mind. For now, the stage will have to wait. My health is more important to me. Thank you for all you do!

  • I agree with most things in this video but I do have to admit, when I didn’t have a car and was forced to walk 3-5 miles a day, I didn’t gain weight, even if I splurged. Once I got a car, I put on the pounds quickly and didn’t make any changes in my diet before. Also when I worked in a mail room and delivered across a University campus, my app that showed me all the steps I took showed me I walked 5 miles a day on average. Never worried about my weight than either. Walking sure does works wonders.

  • I have all of these�� I also struggle with an eating disorder so it’s a very frustrating cycle. I notice when I dont eat enough my weight jumps up alot.

  • This video is SO helpful. Needed reminded of the science behind it all. It’s so difficult to make the changes and trust my body. Eating should be easy but it’s not. Thank you

  • Wow, this blew my mind. Could you make a video on tips for how to eat more? I know it sounds silly. But i think those of us who struggle need help in this area. I repeatedly have to stop using fitness apps because when I try to enter my food for the day it will say it’s insufficient and wont accept it. I understand why they do it but it’s discouraging too. I need help!

  • If I am getting this correct…my body is a total asshole. To step it up I went from kind of dieting and working out 15 minutes a day to fasting til noon (skipping breakfast) eating protein meals and very little carbs until after my evening workout (which I changed to a 2 hour power lifting program which is exhausting 4x a week and circuit cardio 3 days a week. It was the extra long workout that did the trick. Plus my strength has gone threw the roof even though I have dropped about 50 lbs, 1-2 lbs every week or two. The extra long working out thing is working good while the previous strategy of eating less calories didn’t work very well when I was working out less. I also now get more sleep..

  • I love the story at the last part… Maybe that guy is eating the wrong things… 2000 calories of healthy and low calories food is a lot…

  • It started late last year, around september. i remember i had an old friend (we’re not friends anymore) who always talked about eating nothing and eventually began comparing myself and cut down on what i ate by a lot. it start with not eating recess, then not eating lunch, then not eating until about 4:00 or 5:00, when i get home.

    even after cutting her off and trying to improve my health mentally and physically, i still struggle. i can’t bring myself to put food in my mouth because the thought of food is nice, but actually eating grosses me out.

    i started working out on 14th of january and it’s been a month and i’ve seen results in my strength and mental health!! but after seeing results, i’ve cut down even MORE on my calories, and i talked with my mother about this, and she asked if i had a fear of weight gain and in all honestly, i don’t know. i don’t know if it’s just me being too hard on myself or if it’s more, i truly don’t understand and i’m just so lost..

    if anyone can give me some guidance it’d be greatly appreciated!! i’m quite lost on how to take action against these thoughts/habits.

  • I would like to see in the future a diffentiation of aerobic and anaerobic exercise as they have drastically different effects on our bodies, especially with relation with our diet. Love your show keep it up.

  • I went from 6’1″ 236 lbs to 173 pounds while being on a 500 calorie deficit for 14 months. I lifted heavy weights 4 days a week and 2 days of basketball. I lost 13% body fat. If you want it you make it happen, if you don’t you make excuses. It’s that simple.

  • But I lost 11 kg in 2 months with psmf and didnt lose strength. my bfp declined from 27% to 16%. normally it wouldve taken me 10 months to do this.

  • I eat an average of 1200 cals a day and I work off an average of 200 cals a day from walking. I’m trying to eat more people I know I’m deficient in alot of nutrients.

  • Body fat is not just an energy storage mechanism. It is an endocrine gland that secretes hormones and interacts with the nervous system. Thinking of it as just a storage Depot is to underappreciate it’s complexity.

  • on the last thing about looking same but losing 10kg,id say looking more vascular would give the illusion better of looking slimmer at the same weight, checking the salt intake

  • Well I’ve gone from 3+ meals a day without gaining weight, to about 1.5 meals a day and slowly gaining weight. Granted I was much more active during the 3+ meals period. Hopefully my workout routine will help my metabolism come back.

  • I think after 4 months you can take a diet break then do it again, it will be much better than grinding it through 6 months straight of caloric deficit

  • I’ve watched this video twice, and the ending gives me the motivation to stop overthinking and start doing. Thank you so much for all of that. So far I’ve lost 25lbs, and I want to keep going. Keep making good content

  • I’m trying a water fast for about 50 days. I hope to get a ton of fat off plus stubborn water weight. By drinking a gallon of water per day, I hope to keep it off. My doctor said that going plant based is great for hormonal changes in women. The bones shrink, the face collapses and the brain shrinks too! The muffin top expands and becomes weak and bigger. I’m going to maintain my weight loss goals by going Vegan. They say that meat is high in saturated fat. Also, low grade meats at Mc Donald’s causes artery blocking. ��������������������������

  • I can attest to this. I lost the most weight when I was eating more food. It sucked being hella overweight and shoveling that much food in trying to hit macros and calories. Going hard I’m the gym, working two jobs (getting on average 12,500-13,000 steps a day) and of course not getting much sleep, food was extremely important

  • This contradicts the keto diet kinda BUT I definitely needed this!! I had super quick easy results when I was eating more. Not bad food but healthy in good amounts. But I keep hearing “you need a calorie deficit” so I dropped to f*cking 500-800 definitely less than 1k calories a day. Stupid. Hasn’t worked at all even with working out! Thank you for this. I will reevaluate my diet.

  • I’ll add to this not enough calories can also result in feeling lightheaded, dizziness, not sleeping well, and very short tempered.

  • FUCK this last 10lbs of lower stomach fat. I never imagine it would be this diffcult to lose weight once your lean. I went from losing 5lbs a week to 1 lb. I do Keto + 18-20hr IF just to lose 1 lb in a week. But hey, atleast I can finally say Im healthy af.

  • I found out i dieted too hard and didnt lose fat.
    Always remember, when eating clean you eat less calories! So keep eating clean and do it often.

  • im 14 and i try to eat in a calorie deficit.. i feel cold and tired all the time, ive lost 10 kgs but i have fat aorund my thighs so idk if i should keep counting calories or stop

  • I was 315 10 months ago. Now I’m 255. I’m eating 2000-1900. I weight lift about 1 hour a day and do cardio for about an hour. Home boy probably has damage. But that just means I have to work even harder.

  • So I have a question, let’s say my Maintenance is 2000 calories, I eat 1500 calories and have a deficit of 500 calories, I exercise daily and burn between 500-700 calories. Do I need to up my food intake to compensate for the exercise, I dont want to do a crash diet, I want to lose the realistic amount per week.

  • This $#!+ made me laugh. There’s just something about seeing someone drown their over-dramatized sorrow by guzzling vodka….and Smirnoff no less. Much funnier than guzzling Grey Goose.

  • There is a difference between metabolic dammage and pernament metabolic dammage. When you hear metabolic dammage, you tend to think it is permanent, but it is not. Once you stop dieting, the metabolic just come back to normal. So just do it and dont think about it.

  • So would it make sense to assume a caloric surplus triggers some sort of “metabolic healing” that raises your maintenance level? Would it be a good idea to test out dieting for a long period of time, followed by eating cleanly at a caloric surplus for maybe 1/3 of the time your cut was?

  • I know that I am under eating considering in a day I barely even reach 800 calories. But I don’t feel any of these it feels normal. I just can’t eat too much. Any advice?

  • This video very practical. I have been trying to bulk,.5 pounds per week but still was feeling very tired and intensity in the gym was really low. i credited that to certain life changes for me, but later couldnt understand why i feel so tired on surplus with enough sleep. Though working as a teacher i dont really sit that much but i put as “not so active” for macros.

    Was too fed up with suggested 2490 kcals per day for a 82 kg me, 171 cm which from my understanding was too low, let alone for me to bulk.. So i started hovering more than that each day, but cant be specific enough how much it feels good the next day and helps with gym intensity, hope helps me put weight..

    Any suggestions how to be more accurate?

  • very true. you have to eat! I tried OMAD (one meal a day) last summer because so many was saying they lost so much weight. I was already used to intermittent fasting. worked well for about a week and then I stalled. Didn’t understand why, I was going to the gym 6 times a week, only ate 1 meal, fasted for 23 hours every day, was never hungry. So I kept at it, trusting the process youknow. Stayed the same for an entire month. At the end of the month something just hit me: how much am I actually eating? So i counted calories for 1 day: 1400 calories. I had been eating myself into an extreme calorie deficit without knowing, and as a result my metabolism dropped and stayed down until I finally had several refeed days.

  • What’s the big deal about metabolic “damage”.. you have to eat less.. the problem is if you have the same hunger… I’ve heard hunger also decrease.. so its all good 😉 There is no damage it’s just the magnificence of the intelligence of our body adapting. Cheers

  • I find it so hard to get my calories in with enough protein! My PT told me I should increase my protein from 70-100g to 150-200g daily (I linger around 65kg)…. AND IT IS DIFFICULT! On top of that he wants me to add even more veg and fruit… Not checking the scale, but waiting to take my next progress photo this week to see how much progress I have made at 1 month!

    On another note, I am seriously considering your online training package! It seems great…. I will be sending you an email with some more questions regarding the plans and how often they are updated:)
    Are you currently taking new clients? Or will you be next month/April?

  • The thing I can remember back when I was an athlete was that when I knew I was exercising the next day it would effect what I wanted to eat. I didn’t want to eat junk food or stuff that might make me feel heavy or maybe even make me sick after my race ( i was a rower). I started to gear towards healthier foods that you can have inside you and not feel like crap when moving your body quickly. Now that I dont exercise the bag of cheetos I might eat doesnt come with physical pain the next day. Its just cheetos and none of the other side effects of working out with crap food in your system.

  • i want to eat more since i’ve hit a plateau but i’m scared that ill start gaining weight.:( i also never feel hungry enough to eat that much.

  • Since I started working out again, I’ve become SO ANGRY I’m talking like impulsive anger and it comes out as being impulsive and crying because I’ve been just so angry allll the time.

    I took a look at my calories, and I’ve been in serious deficit for several months, now I’m learning to eat 1600kcal a day and it feels like I’m stuffing myself just cheeks full all the f** time but at least I’m eating. (Counting macros and hoping the anger Will go away. I’m so tired of being mad all the time -> realised I’ve been HANGRY since fall 2018)

  • Informative video, for those who want a summary: calorie deficits work, youll lose weight regardless of metabolic damage. Just recalculate your BMR every few months to avoid eating the wrong number

  • What helped me lose over 40 LBS quick in under 75 days was from the secret weight loss tips I learned in this video. FitSecrets.xyz A LOT of people tend to over-complicate it and then has a reverse affect.

  • Dude your videos are amazing. I personally really love all the research and articles you include in the videos because that just helps me understand everything better. I really appreciate all the time you put into the videos and wish you the best.

  • I couple gradual increase in activity with gradual improvement of diet with a lot of patience slathered over the top. It has taken me 10 years but I am in the best shape of my life and I am going to be 47 this year. My overall next goal: to be in the best shape of my life when I turn 65. If you are patient and make changes on both diet and activity gradually over time, it isn’t that hard (not easy though). Where I think most people screw up is they want the change and they want it now. That’s very hard and most of the time backfires.

  • This is bullshit! If you want to be thin then do what the experts do. Who are the experts? Life long thin older people. I’m a life long thin person and what I have done all my life is simply not overeat. I weigh the same in my 50s as I did as a teen. As I became older and less active, even through hypothyroidism, I stayed thin by doing the same, not overeating. It’s not dieting; it’s simply about consuming ONLY the amount of food your body needs to maintain a thin weight.

    There are a many problems with fat people trying to become thin. One, and the biggest problem, is fat people have simply given greater value to eating as much as they want rather than being thin. Two, fat people are ignorant as to how many calories they are consuming. Here in America the restaurant portion sizes are huge and many fat people think you should normally be able to eat such portion sizes. Nope �� Three, fat people think that having a medical condition is their reason for being fat. Nope ��There is no medical condition that forces excess food into someone’s body. Four, fat people think they can exercise their fatness away. Nope �� Normal amounts of exercise will only address a small amount of excess weight. One would literally have to become a triathlete to address the excess calories of typically fat people. Five, fat people think that eating healthier food is the answer. Nope �� A lot of otherwise healthy food is high in calories.

    If you fat people want to be thin then you simply have to consume far fewer calories. That’s it. It’s as simple as that. You can eat whatever the hell you want and still be thin, just control the amount, which equals controlling the amount of calories. Denying yourselves many foods you enjoy is a bad idea. It’s why a lot of people fail on diets.

    One last thing, saying that being fat is unhealthy and unattractive for most people is not fat shaming. Those are simply facts, and especially the former needs to be constantly put out there. If some fat people are offended by that, too bad. Facts, the truth, doesn’t care about anyone’s feelings and should never be avoided because some people are going to have trouble accepting that.

  • Really informative information on exercise. I particularly love your use of data to support your position. One point, however, with respect to scientific validity concerning diet. You state at the end that people are more likely to succeed with gradual changes over time than with a drastic dietary change. The data doesn’t support that claim. If you look at the studies you see that rapid weight loss is the biggest predictor of overall initial weight loss and sustained weight loss over time. I was shocked by that as it went against everything I thought I knew. But that’s what the data shows. I think that we’ve seen so many fad diets without the appropriate macro and micro nutrient balance, that rapid fad diet results, which have led to immediate regain of the weight, has created a misconception of the positive long-term impact of rapid weight loss done with appropriate nutrition.

  • I totally agree with what you’re saying doc. The numbers with weight doesn’t go down with exercise, because, I think that the fat is replaced with muscle, which weighs more, or the same as fat, making the net outcome equal, or a bit off, on the weight gain side. Maybe exercise doesn’t cause weight loss, but, like you mention, it is healthier for the individual.

  • I tried this diet program myself having seen how my colleague benefited from that. Initially I of course wanted to make this happen and I have dropped a grand total of 10lbs from the “sowo hope site” (Google it). I believe much better after trying this life-altering diet.

  • im 6’3 and weigh 217 and began my diet at 1800 calories and lost some weight but now im eating 1k calories a day and im not losing weight