If I'm eating the right amount of calories to lose weight…

Can I Eat Anything I Want & Still Lose Weight?

eat what you like and still lose weight?

Yes because…

You lose or gain weight based on how much or how many calories you eat and NOT What You Eat.

This is how you gain weight

Let's say your metabolism burns 2000 calories per day or your body only needs 2000 calories per day to maintain your current weight but you constantly eat 2500 or 500 extra calories everyday then you're going to gain weight because your body takes those extra calories and stores them as fat and it DOES NOT matter where those extra calories you eat comes from.

So if you eat too much or too many calories (of anything whether it's healthy or unhealthy) you're going to gain weight.

This is how you lose weight

Again, let's say your metabolism burns 2000 calories per day but you constantly eat 1500 calories per day then You're going to lose weight because you're not eating enough calories to maintain your weight.

Whenever you don't eat enough calories (regardless of what you eat) your body will burn off your bodyfat for energy (causing you to lose weight) to make up for the lack of energy/calories you're not eating.se

Examine the picture below to get a better idea of how to lose, gain or maintain your weight eating whatever you like…

eat foods you love to lose weight

He Lost 27 Pounds in 2 Months Eating Twinkies

lost 61 pounds eating anything
John Cisna lost 56 pounds on a McDonald's diet

Yes, you'll seriously lose weight eating anything you want but…

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Adrian Bryant NowLoss.com
1-60 of 123 Comments
Abdul

what if there was a tier list of junk food
meaning wich is the unhealthiest to least healthiest
that way we won't have to worry about our health diet problem

August 14, 2018

Daisy

I loved everything in the hall would it is sweets biscuits coco crisp chocolates pizza

March 30, 2018

rosa

Hello Adrian,

before giving birth, I was very active during my pregnancy and even shed the baby weight after giving birth.baby is now 4 months and I would like to get back into working out and have a diet plan. here's the thing...I don't sleep more than 4-5 hrs a day and that's broken up if I'm lucky, I work overnights,and I do my mommy/wifey duties at home...I'm trying to find the best low calorie diet for my workout plan which doesn't consist of much...just some jumping jacks, burpees, jumping rope,lunges, and squats. I'm noticing that I have gained some weight after shedding it after birth so I feel like what I'm eating is catching up...I guess I got "gassed" for "looking good" after baby,lol...I just might follow your "lose 50lbs" plan and go from there after watching results...

February 04, 2018

Nicole

I'm 204 5'2 but want to get down to at least 125, have been eating 1200 calories everyday so far lost 8 lbs. but I have been eating anything i want.. will this work to lose the 80 lbs? I been working out at the gym 5 days a week for an hour or two.

January 07, 2018

Adrian Bryant

it sure will. fat loss is all a simple matter of using more energy while taking in or eating less energy no matter what you eat

January 07, 2018

Anonymous

Hi there
I'm a 26 year old female. Im 5'2 and weigh 140 pounds. Will I lose weight if I eat 1500 calories a day? or should I go lesser than 1500?

December 01, 2017

Adrian Bryant

i dont know. you simply need to start with less than 2000 or 1500 and cut calories and/or workout more depending on results

December 01, 2017

Catherine

You will need to calculate your BMR to determine how much you burn now then from there you can figure out how much to eat.

January 06, 2018

bentley

Based on your height,weight. and gender to maintain your current weight you can eat approx 1596 calories a day to maintain, to lose decrease your calorie intake by 500 per day and you should lose one pound a week. This is based on no exercise. For fat loss you can eat 1276 calories a day. Extreme fat loss 1120 calories a day. If you do exercise regularly then you must factor that in by way of replenishing your body with those much needed nutrients but don't overdo it. Good - Luck

January 09, 2018

Katie

Hi there, I’m 5’1 217 pounds and I have calculated my maintenance calories to be about 2000 to maintain weight. My goal weight is 115 pounds I was thinking of starting a 1200 calorie junk food diet and walking 30 minutes a day. Will I lose weight doing this? If not what is a good amount for me to eat to still be able to lose 102 pounds in a year and a half?

November 29, 2017

Adrian Bryant

1200 is good no matter what you eat but the junk foods may raise your hunger and cravings

November 30, 2017

Stella

You should not do a junk food diet at all. Losing weight is a lifestyle, and you should be modifying your diet according to how you want to live the rest of your life. You will probably lose weight more quickly eating a healthy diet (still low cal). This is because you will be optimizing your body's functions and work to burn fat more efficiently. Following a 1200 cal diet will probably equate to 1.5 to 2 lbs weight loss per week.

December 30, 2017

Sanaa Dhiman

i weigh 180 pounds, and i need to lose 37 pounds by the 8th of January, i am looking at doing an 800 calorie diet and going for fast walks for an hour a day, will that help??? what do you recommend, there's 43 days left until l leave.

November 26, 2017

Adrian Bryant

you'll lose 20 pounds very fast doign that but that last 10-15 may take longer

November 26, 2017

David Ajewole

Hi there,
I am a 6ft 2, 285 lbs.I am 16 years old and i want to lose weight.Is there anything i can do.

November 05, 2017

Adrian Bryant

this plan

November 05, 2017

Muntaha

I'm a 19 year old girl with 71kg weight and 5'5 height. I love junk food.
My goal weight is 54kg before november and i've been exercising for almost a month now but i cant stop myself from eating junk food. What should i do?..i need help!

September 08, 2017

Adrian Bryant

you cam keep eating the junk food but watch your total calories or use these tips

September 08, 2017

Ruth C

I am 35, 152cm and weighed 49kg in week 1. I have been eating a chocolate snack (around 100 calories every 2 hours, 6 times a day to keep off hunger and one savoury weight watchers lunch (around 150-170 calories) per day. I am therefore eating around only 800 calories per day which I find hard as before that I was eating whatever I liked. I go to the gym twice a week and burn around 400 calories each time.

Initially I lost weight very fast - by week 2 I was 47kg and by week 2 I was 45kg. After that though, I put on a bit of weight and have been stuck on 46kg since then (now is week 5) and cannot seem to lose more. What am I doing wrong?

My ultimate goal is 43kg as that is what I was pre-pregnancy and I am very small and like to have a thin rather than average build. I have such a sweet tooth and love carbs so cannot stick to a low carb or traditional diet. I just don't understand why I was losing weight fast at first and now I'm just stuck. Can you help?

August 09, 2017

Adrian Bryant

are you guessing the 800cals or are you seriously tracking/writing it down dialy

August 09, 2017

Toni

Im 17 and i weigh 140lbs and im 5'1 im about 20 lbs overweight and i need to lose those 20 lbs by october. what do you think is the best plan for me?

July 29, 2017

Adrian Bryant

this plan

July 30, 2017

JessG

Hello Adrian,

I need to lose at least 20 lbs. in 4 weeks (by Aug. 20th). I weigh 169 and I am 5' 4" and 41, is this possible. Going to Jamaica and I need to fit in something nice... Help!!

July 25, 2017

JessG

I also have a huge gut.

July 25, 2017

Keila

I'm 39 year 5"4 and I weigh 232 and im taking diet pills to lose weight I need to weigh 135 what can I eat to lose weight fast

July 13, 2017

Adrian Bryant

these foods

July 17, 2017

Mkave

I'm 5'4 male. Currrently at 126.8 lbs . My goal is 119.4 lbs. I'm doing this so i could lose my love handles and tummy bump. I also workout 6x a week (Hiit treadmill, leg raises, oblique crunches, planking). I also limit myself to 1500 calories/ day. I can't seem to balance the amount of carbs i take/day but it doesn't exceed the 1500 calorie a day diet. Will this impact the body goal that I'm aiming for?

June 02, 2017

Adrian Bryant

carb content will not affect fat loss goal. only too many cals will do that

June 03, 2017

PANASHE

HOW CAN YOU DO THAT BECAUSE IHAVE TRIED IT AND IT WAS NOT WORKING FOR MY BODY

May 29, 2018

Scott

Im 300lbs i have started eating 1500 calories a day or less sometimes. Drink nothing but water all day "lots" i am a boxer and i need to cut 80lbs in 6 months is it healthy and is it capable?

May 23, 2017

Adrian Bryant

very capable although I dont know how this will impact your boxing performance

May 23, 2017

Tonya

I weigh 221 lbs 5'3. What would be the best plan for me? Thank you.

May 01, 2017

Adrian Bryant

this plan

May 01, 2017

Shannon

I'm only eating two meals a day and there not healthy. Can I still lose weight?

April 08, 2017

Adrian Bryant

yes but only eat the right amount of calories

April 09, 2017

Zae

I am a 15 year old girl 5"5 and weigh 211 pounds. I have school 8 hrs a day and sometimes have outside school activities. What can I do to lose 60lbs in a few months?

April 06, 2017

Adrian Bryant

this plan

April 06, 2017

Ashley

Hi Adrian I have gained at least 40lbs in the last yr and half. I keep yo yo dieting to try to get it off. I am 36 5'5 and 210 My schedule is hectic working 2 jobs and trying to workout has become difficult. I have 4 closets full of clothes that I cannot wear. Please help me before summer

April 02, 2017

Adrian Bryant

use this plan for hectic sched to lose weight

April 02, 2017

Terri

I am 59 year old female,135 pounds.Is 4 miles on treadmill..interval walking good for weight loss? Thank you

March 24, 2017

Adrian Bryant

of course. see this

March 25, 2017

Tori

Hello im 29 years old and about to undergo a surgery april 10th i weigh 180 need to get dwn to 165...i desperately need tips and help what can i do

March 20, 2017

Phyllis

Im ober weight. I used to walk 5 miles a day but my job is hard on my feet and back. Now i have to rest when im not in work and can only work 3 days a week. I gained weight after i stopped walking. What can i do if i cant pound on my ftoo? Im going to try ur diet too. I usually eat willy nilly but always have

March 09, 2017

Tiffany

I'm a gymnastics instructor and have only been doing it for less than a year. I haven't weighed myself during that time but I have definitely lost fat and gained muscle. I also work day care during the day a few days a week. My job has definitely caused some foot pain and sore muscles, like my back and shoulders. However, I have found that I feel more sore and tired when I took vacations and didn't do my stretches or work out (my workouts aren't exactlt work outs, but some lightish tumbling and back bends and stuff). My advice is to stretch and work out your whole body with calisthenic exercises. I used to be nearly obese, now Im still slightly overweight but my body doesnt hurt like it used to when I would rest all the time when I was off work. I think your soreness isn't as much from work as it is from rest. Surprisingly my back and neck feel much better doing backbends and pike sits and stuff than it does if I haven't done them in a while. And I hadn't done those things for many years before I started doing them again in my classes I teach. The people I most often see complaining about body aches tend to be those who are more sedentary.

July 26, 2017

Rachel

I'm 5 foot 3 I weigh about 230 pounds , what is the best diet for me to go on and exercise plan?

March 06, 2017

Adrian Bryant

this one

March 07, 2017

MARTY

HI, I HAVE LOST 60 POUNDS ON SLIM FAST, AND WALKING FOR A HOUR EVERY DAY, DONT EAT ANYTHING WHITE, AND CUT SUGER AND SALT AS MUSH AS YOU CAN, ANY ONE CAN DO IT IF YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO IT

March 20, 2017

ajmal

I am 80kg
I want to lose 20 kg
What I should do

February 04, 2017

Adrian Bryant

start here

February 04, 2017

Alice

I'm 64, 5ft 2 in weight= 139 kgs
I experience difficulty losing weight.
How many calories should I eat to lose weight

December 27, 2016

Adrian Bryant

find out here for calorie amount

December 27, 2016

Annie Whitkey

Hi name is Annie Whitley 175.5. My goal 135 pounds please help me

June 23, 2016

Adrian Bryant

start here to get to 135

June 23, 2016

Miraka

Hello Adrian. What is tye exact diet to follow to lose 5 pounds in a week. I desperately need ti lose 40 pounds in two months. Is that possible?

May 30, 2016

Adrian Bryant

very possible but it depends on how much you weigh. see how fast you can lose weight

May 31, 2016

Melinda

I'm 52 and 5'6 and weigh 170-1722. I've lost 15lbs since April 8th of last month but have been at a plateau for the past couple of weeks. I am staying between 170-172. I am using myfitness pal and pretty much staying at 1200 calories a day. I would be happy to lose 10 more pounds but I can't seem to get past this plateau :(

May 24, 2016


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