Can I Eat Anything I Want & Still Lose Weight?

eat what you like and still lose weight?

If I'm eating the right amount of calories to lose weight can I still eat anything I want and still lose weight?

In theory yes because…

Losing weight is basically all about eating less and/or exercising more so if you are eating less by eating the right amount of calories to lose weight then you can seriously lose weight eating anything you want whether you eat weight loss foods like fruits & vegetables or bad foods for weight loss like cake and ice cream and…

You see stories of this all the time when you hear about people who've lost weight on the NowLoss Diet, cookie diet, the fast food diet and most recently the Twinkie diet and let me ask you this…

Have you ever been stranded on an island?

Probably not but if you were somehow forced to eat only 1200 calories worth of fast food, snacks & candy you would probably develop some serious health problems but you would certainly lose weight fast on only 1200 calories a day but…

In practice…

More often than not it is actually going to be harder for you to stick to a diet where you are allowed to eat anything you want - for example…

You are 1 of those unique people like Mark Haub (the professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University) who lost 27 pounds in 2 months on his very own Twinkie diet…

Mark Haub was strict enough on himself to eat only 1800 calories worth of mostly Twinkies & other foods but seriously ask yourself this…

"Can I seriously stick to a diet like the cookie or Twinkie diet and not be tempted to eat more than what I need to lose weight?"

Well imagine being on a potato chip diet where you're only allowed to eat 5-to-20 chips per meal or ½ bag of chips per day for a total of 1200-to-1800 calories…

That's why Whenever you are on a weight loss diet (especially one where you eat less than 1500-to-1800 calories) you want to eat a higher ratio of weight loss foods over anything you want to eat so…

It doesn't matter whether you go on the Twinkie diet, cookie diet or 1 of my diet plans because you need to pick a diet plan you can stick to for a very long time to keep the weight off permanently.

So what's the final answer?

Can you really eat anything you want to lose weight as long as you're eating the right amount of calories?

The answer is yes - of course you can but the answer quickly becomes no if what you're eating (like the bad foods here) is causing you to get hungrier forcing you to eat more making you gain weight.

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Hi, I'm 180 pounds and about 5'11 and a female. A lot of people say I'm fine but I wanna be curvy and also the weight around my stomach is annoying. How do I lose this stomach weight and get a little bit more curvy? I also think I'm too wide my waist is 32 inches I wanna be slimmer to my waist being about a 27. Please helpp and I wanna lose it FASTTTT

February 04, 2016

Emily Mor

I am a 14 year old girl who is 5'6 and weighs 145 pounds. I am not huge on dieting but I can easily adjust my food intake if it means I can lose weight :). My goal weight is 125 but also with muscle. Anything you can recommend? Thanks!

November 11, 2015


Im wanting to lose 40 pounds quickly if i follow steps ahead what meals would you recommend,im 5'6 184

August 09, 2015

Adrian Bryant

the steps on this page or was you referring to another one of my plans?

August 10, 2015


Hello! I weigh 150lbs and am 5'3. I want to lose atleast 30 lbs withing the next 6 weeks. What kind of diet shall i follow? And how do i know what food is right?

July 16, 2015

Alexander Duncan

I consume 1200 calories per day and weight over 200 pounds. I am trying to drop my weight to 170, but even 1200 calories Im not losing an ounce!

November 20, 2014


Dear Duncan,
Do u have green Tea? Fat burners or any protien shakes in the 1200 calories ur consuming. Provide more so that we can help

December 05, 2014


You're not loosing anything because your body is in starvation mode!

March 07, 2015


I consume 1200 calories per day and weight over 200 pounds. I am trying to drop my weight to 170, but even 1200 calories Im not losing an ounce!

November 20, 2014

Tyne White

Hey ! I'm 16 years old and I weigh 215 pounds and I'm 5'10. I'm trying to weigh at least 115 beforeAugust 6th (My birthday) My calorie intake everyday is 1,200. And I play basketball and I usuallywworkout every Monday Wednesday and Friday. Do you think I can lose 100 pounds before my birthday? And also I ate an ice cream sand which just now and I'm afraid its going to make me gain weight is that true? PLEASE REPLY. DESPRATE.

September 25, 2014

Adrian Bryant

it's possible in that time and see this diet

September 28, 2014


Am 290 pounds I want to lose at least 60 pounds by December ,any tips on hw I can do that?

September 18, 2014

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet

September 19, 2014


You people are dumb and way off on this, even this article is way off on how to lose weight. Actually the true and best way to lose weight is, if you keep your metabolism balanced and keeping it that way by eating the right amount of foof like slow carbohydrates, fast carbohydrates, and protein. You can still eat pizza as long as you have lettuce and tomatoes by the side or 2 pancakes with 2 sausages with berries and strawberries to keep your metabolism balanced and be in fat burning mode. Remember if your metabolism is too high or to low You Are Storing Fat so eat right. I learned from FoodLovers type in Youtube and get yourselves informed instead of listening to this load of bull sheet article.

August 01, 2014

Adrian Bryant

yes, just like you said "eating the right amount" and we both agree on that part but it does not matter WHAT you eat but how much so whatever diet you are on whether it be FoodLovers, atkins, ice cream or etc. you will still gain, lose or maintain depending on how much you eat

August 02, 2014


Wow some people are so dumb!. Just go bye a calorie counting book or just down load a calorie counting app.

May 27, 2014

w brannon

I can't seem to lose weight. My husband and I eat the same amount of calories. He walks one mile after each meal. I can't walk because of my knees. I had my thyroid removed years ago and take a replacement. We are 75 and 76 years old. We eat
about 1200 to 1400 calories per day. Why can't I lose. Does the thyroid effect me that much? I am
at 183 and would like to be 150 like my husband.

January 09, 2014

Adrian Bryant

how are you tracking your calories. it may be time for a new workout like this

January 10, 2014


thank you so much! this article really helped me a lot! Godbless!

September 21, 2013

carol boyce

hi my name is carol, i live in french guiana(south america)
could you please tell me, how much weight i can lose in
1 week with a healty diet, and at least 1hour exercise every

August 09, 2013

Adrian Bryant

it depends on what your weight and height is?

August 10, 2013

carol boyce

my weight is 253 lbs and i have about (5''4)

August 10, 2013

Adrian Bryant

you could possibly lose 10 pounds in your first week

August 11, 2013


Does wine count towards the calories with food.

July 07, 2013

Adrian Bryant

yes it does

July 09, 2013


I can't stop cheating on my diet...what helps with dieting? I workout very often and I am in good shape..I just want to lose the extra fat to be more toned. However I just can't stop eating crappy foods -__-

June 26, 2013

Adrian Bryant

are you tracking how many calories you are eating

June 26, 2013


So if you can eat what you like but still lose weight as long as you eat the right calories you would lose weight? Like if I exercised early in the afternoon, and then ate say 1 snack after my dinner, would those calories not store, because when you exercise your metabolism speeds up right? So if you had about 400-500 calories later in the afternoon would you still be able to lose weight no matter what time of day you exercise?, Oh and I was wondering If I ate chips or a sandwich at lunch time, and did exercise later that day is that fine. Sorry for all the questions.

June 04, 2013

Adrian Bryant

"So if you can eat what you like but still lose weight as long as you eat the right calories you would lose weight?" = yes.

does not matter when or what as long as you eat the right amount to lose weight

June 06, 2013


Since excessive calories is what makes you gain weight and eating whatever you want doesnt, does that mean that i dont have to worry about the grams of sugar in food and drinks? The reason i ask is cause in the mornings i always have low calorie breakfasts but i want to maintain my weight so i have to eat more calories, but i always drink my coffee black so i was thinking of adding cream in to boost up the calories but then saw it had 9g of sugar so that had me worried, so do sugars in food and drinks matter? Thanx for the help!

April 24, 2013

Adrian Bryant

you don't have to worry about sugar when it comes to losing weight but it does matter for better overall health (like bad teeth)

all that matters for weight is how many calories

April 24, 2013

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