The foods you must STOP EATING RIGHT NOW when trying to lose weight are…

Here's a bigger list of Foods NOT to eat when trying to lose weight…

  1. Fried foods
  2. Fast Foods
  3. Table sugar
  4. Plain Jam
  5. Salted or Smoked nuts
  6. Chocolate Fudge
  7. Candy
  8. Toffee
  9. Gums
  10. Mint Sweets
  11. Liquorice
  12. Sweet Pickles
  13. Puddings
  14. Corn syrup
  15. Cake
  16. Breads & Pastas made with white flour
  17. Soda pop, such as Coke, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, etc.
  18. All baked goods made with white flour
  19. Canned fruits w/added sugar
  20. Alcohol can slow your metabolism down by 73%
  21. Potato chips
  22. Buttered or Flavored Popcorn
  23. Cookies
  24. Ice cream
  25. Cakes
  26. Pies
  27. All deserts (even the Sahara)
  28. Did I mention Desserts?
  29. Artificial sweeteners like Nutrasweet, Equal, Sweet N Low, Sweet Twin, Sugar Twin, Splenda, Sunett & Sweet One
  30. Most bottled green teas have more ingredients in it to help you gain weight than the actual green tea itself to help you lose weight.

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hey I'm a 17 years old male who wants to lose weight and gain muscle. I'm 6 foot 315 lbs and I'm really serious about losing weight as I am tired of looking the way I am. can you please help me with what I need to do with a meal plan(low budget) and workout plan and I got a gym membership. also any shake powders or anything I can buy at gnc or a supplement store to help me thanks .

March 26, 2015


Hi I'm a skinny girl weighing 47 kg and 158 cm. I just want to lose my belly fat and love handles as well as gain some muscles. I got a gym membership I plan on doing resistance training 3 days a week and cardio 2 days a week with 2 days rest. Any advice would be highly appreciated, thank you.

February 28, 2015

Adrian Bryant

see this here

February 28, 2015


hi i am 24 year old female 5.5 after the birth of my son 5 years ago i have put on 6 stone currently weighing 223.2lbs i started a 1200 kcal daily diet and also brought a pedometer my daily goal is 12,000 steps a day which i have passed since i started 3 days ago i am big all over and hate my body my question is by eating a 1200 kcal diet and walking will that alone help my body or do i need another excercise routine so i dont get saggy skin,thans in advance

February 25, 2015

Adrian Bryant

that alone will help for now but when things slow down - see this

February 26, 2015


Hey, I am 19 years old, 5'5. I moved to the UK this year and gained 40 pounds. Ive always wanted to lose weight. im currently 190lbs. HELP ME please!!!

January 25, 2015


Hey try Kayla Itsines's program! Just go to her website. I don't know if this is what you're looking for but that's my advice.

February 26, 2015


Hi my name is Ali
I moved to us and gained about 50 pounds in a year I am 6'2 and used to weigh 190 pounds now I am 240 pounds ..mostly all my fat is on my belly and sides .. any help

January 10, 2015

Adrian Bryant

start here

January 10, 2015


Hi Im 53 yea old woman. Would like to lose 57 pounds I stand between 4-15 hours a day for my job as a road construction flagger please recommend a diet for me. Thx.

January 02, 2015


hello, I'm 30 years old and 5'6", 215 lb. please help me to loose weight.

December 05, 2014


Hi im 5,4 i weight 146 and im trying to lose at least 25 pounds my main goal is to reach 120 pre pregnancy weight.. i tryed all kind of ways and not losing any weight what so ever.. what would you suggest me like diet and excersize??

November 21, 2014


try using a Nutribullet I have dropped 6 pounds in 3 weeks .

January 12, 2015


hi, I'm 18 and my school formals in 7 weeks I want to lose weight beforehand. my heights 170 cm and I weigh 87kgs what the best method to lose weight in a short amount of time??

October 01, 2014


I am 24 years old, 59kg and wan o lose 5 kg so soon, i want a diet that will not affect on my hair because i already lost lots of my hair while following Atkins diet!

September 29, 2014

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet

September 29, 2014


i am 30 yrs old female 5'3", 60 kg
all of my extra fat is accumulated on my upper body on my abdomen , waist,breast ,back,neck &upper arms etc.While my butts are almost flat with thin legs.3 yrs ago i weighed 52 kgs ,,, i can still wear those low waist jeans but the top size keeps on increasing every 7-8 months. 3-4 yrs ago i used gain weight easily but lost it also quickly with little workout . but now it has become very difficult to lose even 1 kg . Please help me

September 23, 2014

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet

September 23, 2014


I am a 40 year old male, 5'10, 250 lbs.
3 years ago I was 295 lbs, lost 65 lbs in 1 year on a protein diet.
Since then, nothing, I even gained 15 lbs...
Feeling discouraged, want to eat ice cream til I die...;)
What do you recommend?

September 21, 2014

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet and you can have a little ice cream with that diet

September 22, 2014


Im 33 years old, I weigh169 and im 5'0...I have major belly that I need to get rid of.

August 28, 2014

Adrian Bryant

then go here

August 29, 2014


I'm a 21 yr old female that is 5'1 112 pounds, I work out 5/6 times a week alternating cardio and resistance on different days, just wondering if you have any tips to get rid of fat to show abs?

August 04, 2014


you don't need to lose any more weight. are you crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 19, 2014


I am 61 years old weight 450 # and I am 5' 7" tall. I need help to lose at least 260 to get back to what I weighed when I got out of high school.

August 01, 2014

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet and if the workout is too hard then start here

August 02, 2014


I'm 15, weight 120 pounds and am 5'1''. I would like to lose weight in my thigh area and loose about 10 pounds before school starts in one month. Any suggestions?

July 30, 2014


Okay, so I'm 16 and I weigh 224 pounds. I've been looking up ways to lose weight and I guess you can lose a lot of weight just by drinking water for a month. I really want to be a size 14 (I'm a 16) when school starts in a month, what exercises could I do with this water diet? And do you think this water diet is a good idea & what other diets could I do? I saw one about not eating chips, cookies, ice cream, cakes...ect for 21 that a good idea? Thank you so much.

July 27, 2014

Adrian Bryant

forget the water diet and use this workout and this diet

July 29, 2014


Sabrina,you are 16 years old . Do not resort to unhealthy diets. My son needed to lose 30 lbs in a month. This is what he did---- every morning he had a bowl of cooked cereal-half a cup before cooking.he ate a whole orange.He had one slice of bread toasted ,with no sugar jam.Before he had breakfast, he started walking , then progressed to running ,for one hour.
He went to school.At noon he had a bowl of home made soup (lots of veggies and chicken), no crackers.He had a glass of 1% milk.After school he exercised for an hour after eating an apple.exercise was a game of football basketball ,etc. For supper he had a raw veggie, a salad , usually one piece of chicken,or very small portion of some meat , and a glass of milk.I made him calorie free jello for dessert.In the evening he walked or ran again for one hour.
In the whole month he had no junk food at all ,no ice cream ,cake , french fries ,hamburgers, processed foods,cookies,,no pop,etc.If he was hungry , he ate carrots ,celery , etc.
Why did he try to lose 30 lbs? A teacher said he could not participate in something unless he lost 30 lbs.He did it all because he had will power.Make up your mind to exercise a bit and eat healthy.Quit all the foods that cause weight gain and you will find those on the Internet. Soon you will be shaping your body into a lovely figure.Good luck.

August 03, 2014

Judy Tuttle

I'm 60 years old, 5'4" and have very little income to work with,I lift heavy boxes and climb ladders everyday. I cannot seem to tone my upper arms. How can I do that?

July 22, 2014


Hi, I just read your article on what not to eat. I'm curious - why are artificial sweeteners on the list? My neighbors say "I read in Time magazine that..." but that's not good enough for me. A publication with an agenda as a source is garbage but an obvious expert like you with info to back themselves up with would be a HUGE HELP to me and my diet. I would sooooo appreciate your help on this. Thanks so much in advance. :)

July 21, 2014

Adrian Bryant

The artificial sweeteners like Nutrasweet, Equal, & Sweet N Low that you use in your coffee will make you gain weight by also increasing your cravings. see this

July 22, 2014


Try natural sweeteners like Stevia or Truvia.

September 20, 2014


Hello there i m 13 n i weight 56 kg! I badly wanted to lose some of my belly fats.Can you tell me some foods that i should take n some that i should avoid in order to lose weight n also some exercise tips.These days i seem like to hav gaining more fats becoz of eating too much junk food in school. Please help me!!

June 24, 2014


The foods that you should eat are foods that do not require an advertisement to get you to purchase them. The foods that you should eat are whole foods ex. vegetables and meat (fish, chicken, and turkey). When cooking use canola oil because it doesn't convert to a hydrogenated oil at high temperatures. Olive oil is also good. When you do buy things that are pre-made, look for products that contain no high-fructose corn syrup. Use non-fat plain greek yogurt as a substitute for oil in cakes when you must have cake. 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup yogurt. Eat correct portions of all food. Protein and grains help make you feel fuller longer and when the cravings come eat cucumbers or pickles. They are low to no calories added to your diet and it gives you the satisfaction of eating something.

June 14, 2014



June 01, 2014


Hello, I am 5'7 and 200lbs. I had a baby 9 months ago. I want to be 150. Thank you for your help!

May 29, 2014


Hi I'm Emma I go to school still and I get bullied about my weight as soon as I. Get on the buss I get called a fat little faggot and a nobody no one sits next to me cause they all think I'm gross please help me I need to loose fat in my lower stomach back fat and thighs .
Thanks a lot ....Emma

May 12, 2014


I'm sorry the kids treat you like that. They can be heartless little assholes. I did the insanity workout and lost 37 pounds in 60 days. I cut out all fast food , and boxed foods. I was also sick of being fat and dedicated myself to bring healthier. I wish you luck on your journey :)

May 30, 2014


Hi Melissa

That's great and I'm hoping to do the same. How many times a week did you do the insanity workout? And for how long per session? Also were you going to the gym or doing any extra dieting methods during this time?

March 05, 2015


hi, I'm 5'1, 140lbs.. would like to go down to 115. thanks

May 07, 2014


Hi, I weigh 170 pnds (all fat no muscle), am 5'1" and would love to lose 22 pounds quickly. I am 47 years-old.

April 17, 2014


I had a near death accident 2.5 years ago. I nearly lost my left leg and damaged nerves in my back, 2 surgeries.. the nerves seem to be healing though slowly. Before then I worked and ran everyday and was in great shape. Since then I have lost all my muscle mass. I took over a year just to walk on my own with a cane. But I'm healing and want to get back into it.. Hard to remember the routine (head injury too). I'm in the Middle East for awhile and have access to a good gym on site. Can you make recommendations on diet and exercise?

Extremely grateful - Gordon

April 17, 2014

adrian bryant

use this workout and this diet

if that workout is not an option for you then see this

April 17, 2014

Gordon Powell

Thank you Adrian. I perused the diet and workout and site and they look easy to get started AND I can do even when I travel!


April 19, 2014


I used your list as a way of finding out how to gain weight, something hard to find a diet for on the web.

April 08, 2014


I'm 41 5'4 and 210lbs
I feel nothing I do ever works. Have my daughter's wedding in 9 weeks. What can I do?

April 01, 2014


Working out is just as important as your diet. As you start out, just try doing 10 minutes of high intensity cardio in your house. This includes things like jumping jacks, running up and down stairs, squats, anything that will keep your heart pumping. Try taking it a bit slower in the beginning if your body isn't used to it and work your way up. Remember, consistency is key

April 02, 2014


Hi Michelle,

ok... I don't have time or space to provide scientific background BUT rapid weight loss is ONE of MANY benefits to INTERMITTENT FASTING.

This is what worked and still works for me:

ONLY eat for a period of 8 hrs per day

DRINK ONLY WATER, COFFEE, TEA etc under 40 calories for the other 16 hours - maybe some amino supplements

DURING THE 8 hours you DO eat -- eat all your calories and macronutrients but adhere to the following limitation:

a 500 calorie deficit per day = 3500/week = 1 pound

it is not advised to lose more than 2-3 pounds per week

so if I need 2500/day to maintain my weight... If I only eat 2000 per day I will lose 1 pound... and so on... there are free calculators to find out what your caloric needs are based on age/exercise etc

Intermittent fasting can be a misleading term - basically it could equate to having dinner at 9pm, skipping breakfast, and eating lunch at 1pm.... easy cheesy right?

THE WONDERFUL part - if you maintain it, your lepton and insulin sensitivity will normalize and the "hunger" hormone ghrelin will all become entrained.

THIS is a healthy, natural and effective way to shed extra pounds - AND begin a new more energetic lifestyle. Recent studies show that human growth hormone and antiaging defenses are increased by intermittent fasting... we are animals after all... no other animal has food available 24/7 or especially upon awakening. Even Dr.Oz has mentioned it... lol

IT is NOT easy to start and stick with at first - DRINK WATER, DRINK WATER, DRINK WATER... PEE, PEE, PEE... BUT... once you SEE and FEEL the results in as soon as a matter of a week perhaps - you will know you can do it!!!!!!

remember - If you eat dinner at 9pm... its water at night... coffee or water in the morning... until 1pm.... at least 16 hours to be effective..



April 03, 2014


PS ----- if you exercise in a fasted state, say immediately preceding breaking the fast (breakfast ;) --- you will do yourself a solid by not only burning calories, but because your body burned food and your fasted, the energy will be drawn from your bodies storage - FAT - and replenish-able glycol from muscles (REPLENISH-ABLE with food!) --- fasting at least 16 hours but no more than 24 for extended periods of time and making sure you get healthy macronutrients (fat, carb, PROTEIN) when you DO eat DOES NOT burn muscle -- and taking a simple amino supplement (BCAA) will provide a little extra help in preserving lean muscle during a calorie deficit.... GOOD LUCK

April 03, 2014


hi, i really appreciated your comment about the intermittent fasting. I'm actually currently trying and its going great so far but i just wanted to ask you a question please. How long should a person do this or is it an everyday thing. or should i do it for a week and then stop for a time and do it again, what exactly is the best thing to see results. thanx for your help im so glad i found your comment.

April 22, 2014


forgot to mention my post is addressed to Ryan. please respond as soon as possible. I really want to do this right.

April 22, 2014

Pernille Jensen


I am a 18 year female. I am about 5'9 and I weigh 154 lbs. I want to lose around 26 - 30 lbs and maintain it.

I have tried many different types of diets but they don't seem to have any effect on my body. When i don't see anything happening i tend to give up and eat unhealthy again.

My dream is to lose the fat on my belly, arms and thighs. I have a big thing with my work in june and would really love it if i could lose around 20 lbs by then. Could you maybe help me find something that suits me?

March 31, 2014



I am a 26 years old female. I am about 5'2 and I weigh 117 lbs. I want to lose around 11 - 13 lbs and maintain it.

I have stopped sugar intake for the past two years now. I have junk food cravings but maybe say once or twice a week. The thing that I find very difficult is stopping myself from eating red meats. Besides this I have a problem with my double chin and belly fat.

I live in India so I really wish someone could help me with a diet that included foods that are easily available here. Secondly I am not too keen on joining the gym because I have seen way too many people gain weight if and when they did stop gyming. I really wish there was an exercise regimen that I could do right at home. I feel very weak and lethargic as of now. Pls help

March 23, 2014


Intermittent fasting - see my above post

April 03, 2014

Kayla P.

Hello, my name is kayla, and I am 24years old (African American). I am at a point where I am ready for a lifestyle change and want to lose the weight to become healthier......I weigh 330lbs, a full time college student, and I work full time, and I have a few events coming up this year (graduation, family reunion, and some vacations)....Can u let me know of a rapid diet and weightloss exercise routine that you think will work for me?

February 27, 2014


intermittent fasting - see my above post

if you also do some exercise immediately before you break the fast each day you will increase your calorie deficit = lose more lbs per week

remember 1 pound = 3500 calories

April 03, 2014


Hi, I'm a 25-year-old full-time student with a demanding full time job that makes carving out gym time difficult. I am currently 5'4" and 185 pounds and would like to reach 135-140 in about six months (is that a reasonable expectation?). I have begun slowly cutting out white flour and canned veggies and frozen meals and replacing them with fresh. I do not eat a lot of beef or pork, I prefer turkey and chicken. My weight is concentrated in my hips, thighs and breasts, and I have more of a stomach pudge than I ever have before. I have even noticed a back fat roll starting to form! What can I do to make my 45 minute gym time (Mon,Wed,Fri,Sun) be the most effective that it can be? Should I do some home workouts on off days at night? 2 years ago I was in a size 8-10, now I am in a 14 on a good day. How do I get back into my old clothes?

February 24, 2014

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet to lose weight quickly on a busy schedule

February 24, 2014


Hello Adrian,
I am a 14 year old male who is 5ft 10in and have been working out on the total gym bench for the past two months. I routinely practice 3 times a week for about 45min. Also, my current weight is 160lbs. When I do sit ups, I feel an enormous bulge of muscle. However, I can only feel this when I work out and am in a certain position of flexing my abs. My goal is to have a six pack in 2 months. To accomplish gaining a six-pack, I feel it necessary to lose the little fat around my love-handles, thighs, and core areas. I do not eat sweets or drink sodas, and typically only eat fruit for lunch, a light breakfast, and a moderate amount for dinner. I was wondering if you could give me some pointers as to what I need to do to accomplish my goal!
Thanks so much!
Carrot guy

February 22, 2014


I am a 18 year old college student. I weigh 210 and probably have 35-40% body fat. I am trying to cut down to 180 lbs. I hav bad eating habits and would like some help. What do you suggest?

February 22, 2014


Hi Adrian
Im 18 224 lbs. 5' 11'' im trying to lose about 20 to 25 lbs. before summer but I dont know where to start when it comes to eating right any help?

February 11, 2014

Adrian Bryant

start here

February 13, 2014

james tucker

Hey Adrian,
I am a 22 year old man and I am 5ft 7 inches and weigh 64kgs. I have belly fat and fat around the love handles area and big thighs and bottom compared to my chest and arms which are thin. Could you please suggest a way to reduce my fat in places necessary??

February 09, 2014

Adrian Bryant

this'll help ya

February 09, 2014


I'm 21 years old female,and 163 cms tall my weight is 67 kgs I'm having weight at belly and back I want to loss my weight around 50kgs what workout I sholud do plzz help me.

February 08, 2014

Adrian Bryant

use this workout

February 08, 2014


I am 17 year old female who has been trying to lose weight to no avail.I am 73kg and around 5ft 4 .Please help

February 07, 2014


I'm 25, and I'm like 5'2-5'3, and my weight 68 kg, and I want to lose weight, most of my fatness is in my stomach area,belly,thies and around there, and at the bottom of my back. Help please?

January 26, 2014


i am very happy to find u ... i am 154 cm and 60 kg i want lose weight i have 4 kids .. eat very small quantity but failed to lose weight and have great body

January 12, 2014


Hi Adrian,

I'm so happy that I found your site! I'm 44 yrs old. I have a 6 and a 4 yr old. I have a busy life (I'm a teacher). I really don't have time to work out and probably don't eat very well all the time. I avoid sweets and sodas most of the time. I've gained approx 25 lbs in the last 4 yrs.

I'm 5'6" and weigh 150 lbs. People constantly ask me when my next baby is due. It's very depressing. This belly of mine is gross. Help!

January 03, 2014


Hello Adrian,

I seriously need to lose weight but I'm afraid of losing too fast for a fear of excess unsightly skin. I also know I need to build my strength up to handle the exercises. I suppose what I'm asking is for a way to lose weight safely and efficiently without looking like a human bag? I'm 5'10" approx 295lbs. Is there any hope? I'm trying to do a complete overhaul but I really need a solid plan to execute stage by stage. I'm trying to achieve my formerly feminine body.

January 01, 2014

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet and you should also see this for no worries about loose skin

January 01, 2014


I am a 76 year old female ,somewhat deconditioned . Can I safely do a 14 hour fast EVERY day? What do you suggest?

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