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 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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There are 45 comments
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

Name*

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

sal

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

Name*

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

Ric-Chan

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
day

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

Linda

Does wine count towards the calories with food.

July 07, 2013

Adrian Bryant

yes it does

July 09, 2013

Leila

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

Demi

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

JPMC

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

JPMC

What about the amount of fat? Cause I bought a muffin, its pretty bigish, and it has 17g of fat?

April 24, 2013

Adrian Bryant

does not matter. what matters is how much you eat although a high fat content can make the calories add up quickly

April 25, 2013

JPMC

So if i were to eat a whole pizza by myself as long as i stay under my calorie intake i'll still maintain/lose weight? Reason I ask is cause I want to try it out and i was challenged to. haha

April 25, 2013

Adrian Bryant

you are correct. see this

April 26, 2013

JPMC

Awesome, now I can eat the whole pizza without worrying! Thanx!

April 26, 2013

Adrian Bryant

as long as you eat the right amount of calories

April 28, 2013

JPMC

Will do, I'l make sure to count once im done, thanx again man!!

April 29, 2013

Name*

So I can eat whatever I want and still lose weight as long as I work out 3 to 4 times a day?? Please answer it’s so hard for me to Diet!!

April 01, 2013

Adrian Bryant

NOT EXACTLY. you can eat what you want as long as you eat the right amount of calories to lose weight. see this to learn more

April 01, 2013

rosie

Hi, Adrian. I'm 197-200Lbs. I'm 5'6". I do zumba for 3/week days and work on my feet 4/days a week. I use my fitness pal to keep track of what I eat. I've been doing zumba for 3 months and I haven't lost much weight. I've noticed things getting smaller. Is there a way to see how much body fat compared to muscle mass? Thats the only thing I can think of for not losing weight; like maybe I don't have a lot of body fat

March 27, 2013

Adrian Bryant

go here and look at this for an idea

March 28, 2013

Coppola

One more question, according to this theory people don't need to worry if they eat carbs in the morning, afternoon or night.. once you don't go further your daily calorie budget you'll be perfect on the road to FAT loss right? I mean, everyboy says that you don't should eat carbs at night 'cause you'll not gonna burn them etc. that's just not true according to this.. you can eat carbs whenever you want during the ALL DAY, since of course, you don't exceed your daily calorie budget.. Am i right? And if so, do you agree with that?

And please,
don't be ''mad'' at me because all my doubts about all this stuff but i've been told different for so many time and there are so many information out there about weight loss and fat loss and muscle gain and lose fat and lose muscle bla bla bla that i want to know all the theories about this subject! And i know you know a lot of things Adrian, so again, don't be ''mad'' about all my questions! xD

March 24, 2013

Adrian Bryant

With the first part about eating carbs whenever... I agree that it does not matter WHEN but how many total calories. see #22 here

I'm not mad at you at all. ask as many questions as you like. It's good to question things when you have doubts but either way...

YOU WILL still win because if you follow your old beliefs of eating right you will still lose weight or if you follow mine of eating whatever but right calories you will still lose weight

March 24, 2013

Coppola

Sorry Adrian but this don't explain me what i've asked.. I agree that you can lose wheigh on this kind of diet if you control your calories. But that wheigh you lose in this type of bad foods diets ARE muscle, NOT fat.
How can you prove that the pounds you've been losing with this diet are fat and not muscle? That's my question. I belive you can lose wheigh with this! But i guess that wheigh is muscle being lost.. not fat.

March 22, 2013

Adrian Bryant

no, it's only fat. fat is basically stored energy and your body usually does not tap into your muscle for energy when you're in an energy deficit.

and just because you eat ONE snickers bar a day your body is not going to say okay "let me hold onto to this fat and burn muscle mass for energy instead"

read this also because you body has no reason to burn off massive amounts of muscle when plenty of fat (or stored energy) is available

March 22, 2013

candy

My best friend is on these diet pill callhydroxy cut hard core added with green coffee well we notice sice she been on it she been eatting less but she watches what she eats no pop,no pasta, no bread she been doing really good so I decided to join her so I got me the same pills just started them today well I took one and I ate a salad and I got full and been drinking water too .... well I know it's gonna be hard as hell for me not to drink pop and eat what I want so I really want to loose the weight but i'm scared that I will not be able to stick to it... I don't know what kind of calorie diet I should be on and what I should do and if these diet pills gonna help me the last time I checked my weight it was 178 and i'm 5'1 if u can please help me out and tell me what I should do????? Thank you...

March 09, 2013

sonia

hi adrian ,

u know i am 158cm , and weight 60kg , i want to loose weight , i workout out everyday , sometimes 2 times a day but hence i have gained 2 kg , why so '? talking about the calories i eat its around 1500 and 1700 a day , and if i eat a 500 cal more one day , i burn it up through exercises.

please help me

November 23, 2012

Adrian Bryant

then you may want to go to 1200-to-1500 calories per day and what exactly is your workout like?

November 23, 2012

Kay

Hey Adrian, I am 5'9 n I started this LOSE IT app and it tell me my calorie count is 1,706 a day n mind you I eat what I want I just stay under my calorie count. I started it May 29, 2012 plus working out 5 days a wk. I started working out June 4, 2012 weighing 250. As of June 22, 2012 I weigh 236. I need to be 206 by July 28, 2012 that's my GRADUATION DAY from College, and 175 by Sept. 14 MY BIRTHDAY. I say all this to say if add in your workout video in during my 5x a wk which gives me 2hr a day 5x a wk workout plan. Would that help my reach my goals???

July 01, 2012

Adrian Bryant

yes it will

July 03, 2012

Kay

I have a freaking issue now i weighed in yesterday and I was 243...I dont know what happen I was on the right track n losing the weight now I'm back at square one. Please help me Adrian I'm losing hope jus because I some manage to gain 7lbs in a week. How depressing is that??? I feel real discourged now I didnt give go and workout today becasue of that. But yes I am still using my LOSE IT app. Now what Mr. Bryant what do I need to do to get back on track. I'm open and willing to do what the hell ever. Because my graduation day will be soon July 28, 2012. PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!!!!!!! :-) TTYS

July 03, 2012

Adrian bryant

are weighing yourself at the same time daily?

make sure you also read this

July 05, 2012


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