4 Reasons Why Your Weight Loss Diet Sucks 🍽

4 Reasons Why Your Weight Loss Diet Sucks 🍽

After two weeks of rigorous dieting, your
weight loss suddenly stops, your cravings shoot through the roof, and bam, you’re
done trying. It seems like things just didn’t go your
“weigh”, heh. But the sudden stop might not be your fault.
Instead, the weight loss plan you’re following might just, to put it bluntly… it kinda
sucks. So in this video, we’re gonna look at four
reasons why your diet might suck and hopefully provide you with some ways to fix it. First reason why your diet plan is no good:
It does not account for portions and/or calories. Even with much debate, we have plenty of data
to suggest that calories are the overarching measurement of weight management.
Calorie intake versus calorie expenditure. For weight loss, that means achieving a calorie
deficit, ie eat fewer calories than you burn. But even with this understanding, many diets
don’t actually adhere to it, a lot of times ignoring calories entirely, let alone managing
food portions. Rather, they like to overly overemphasize
eating as much so-called “healthy” foods as you like when they’re not actually all
that great for weight loss. A good example would be fruit smoothies, something
heavily promoted by our wonderful fitness IG influencers to this day.
As great as fruits might be in its whole form, mushing it all together into a goo-like green
baby food turns a once fiber-rich satiating food into a super calorie bomb that doesn’t
necessarily make you feel full. Worse yet, they’re more prone to making
you gain weight rather than lose. An even worse offender are fruit juices. Touted
for the same health benefits plus a random fortification of a handful of vitamins, juices
strip fruits entirely of its crucial fiber and its calories are through the roof, even
surpassing soft drinks. Ultimately, even if you are aiming for healthier
food options, best practice is to understand, not necessarily count, how many calories you’re
actually eating and burning. And if you do go for healthy foods, aim for
its whole food forms rather than its liquidy and processed counterpart.
I’ll leave links to a calorie calculator and some calorie apps in the description below
so you can get started with knowing your own calorie needs. Number 2 goes for those diets that DO mention
calories but fail to adjust it over time. Yes, staying at a calorie deficit over time
will lead to weight loss, but your deficit doesn’t stay the same forever.
Over time, losing weight will naturally lower the amount of calories you burn.
The science for it largely falls on your BMR, which is the amount of calories you burn at
rest, and your NEAT, N E A T, non-exercise activity thermogenesis, aka activities you
do unrelated to actual exercise. As your BMR and NEAT drop, thus calories burned,
your current deficit might no longer be a deficit, or at least not the magnitude it
was before. And if your diet doesn’t adjust for these
changes, then weight loss will likely stop. Now, how would we adjust it? Well, there are
two options: One, clearly you can adjust the amount and
type of food you eat. You can increase the portions of your protein
since protein is energy-costly to digest, which burns more calories, and protein is
much less likely to be stored away as fat. It also helps you feel fuller.
But in general, the option is to eat less overall to sustain a deficit.
But having to eat less and less can open up a whole new set of issues, like rising hunger
levels, lack of essential nutrients, and drops in energy levels.
Luckily, the second, better option can prevent this, and that is to actively burn more calories.
It might dip down your energy levels a bit but burning more calories will save you from
extreme nutrient deficiencies and increased hunger levels.
A popular option here is cardio. Cardio, be it steady-state or high intensity cardio,
tend to burn the most calories compared to other exercises.
Lifting weights is a good option as well, especially to preserve muscle mass.
My top recommendation is to actually do both, lift weights and cardio. Doing both together
have shown to preserve or even build muscle while burning the most amount of fat possible.
Best of both worlds. Yes, easier said than done of course, but
really, weight loss was never intended to be easy, just that we want to provide the
least restrictive path to it. Proper exercise is definitely part of that
path. If you need more help walking through this,
please come join us in our PictureFit discord community and we’ll be more than happy to
help. Third reason your diet isn’t working is
not because it sucks, it might just simply not be the diet for you.
Ever wondered why a diet worked for your friend but not you?
The food choices, the restrictions, the macronutrient proportions, and so on just might not be for
you. Now, sometimes removing certain foods can
help certain people more easily sustain a calorie deficit. For others, though, it might
actually make things harder. Take low-carb diets for example. Has worked
wonders for many, especially in cutting out excessive amounts of sugars, but that isn’t
necessary for everyone. Carbs might actually be a very important fuel source for you, so
restricting might be more problematic than helpful.
Now, what matters most and what has been highlighted in many long-term research trials, is that
one, you gotta sustain that calorie deficit of course, but two, and relevant here, you
gotta choose a diet you can stick to. Personally, I like the calories and protein
appraoch. Works for me, works for a lot of people, and maybe works for you… or not.
So shop around a little bit longer to find a diet that works for you. And finally, number four, your diet tries
to do too much too quickly. I’m talking about those diets that promise
you’ll lose 20 pounds in just 20 days, or even a week, whatever it might be.
And some do try to push you to the extreme, ahem Biggest Loser, with no regard for your
actual health. Needless to say, this is dumb and dangerous.
Plus, the big question about these diets is what are you gonna do after your 30-day challenge?
Especially if you’re not even half way to what the diet promised you would lose?
Three words: You will quit. All I can say to this is… patience.
It took a while to gain all the unwanted weight in the first place. It’s gonna take a while
to lose it. Adjusting and figuring out your calorie intake
and portions will require patience to resolve. The amount of calories you burn will drop
over time, so it’ll take more effort and patience to achieve a defict.
Choosing the right diet isn’t always easy and might require a bit of experimenting,
so be patient when testing things out. Patience, we all need more of it.
And with that, we now have four new reasons that might explain why your weight loss diet
isn’t working. If you have other reasons you think some diets
don’t work, please feel free to share it the comments below.
If you enjoyed the video, please share it with your diet loving friends and give it
a patient thumbs up. As always, thank you for watching and GET



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  • Mike Burnell

    I love these videos !!!!!!!!!
    Keep them coming 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪

  • Khalil Peguero

    Discord came in clutch with the remind

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  • ?¿Where my beans go?¿

    Ok ok you got me

  • Shahir Taeny

    Discord notification squad assemble!

  • ElvisLifts

    1. Alcohol 2. Fast food 3. Too much sugar filled drinks like soda 4. Eating more than you think seems like common problems 😃💪🏻

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache

    As Dr Doucette said, being in a caloric deficit is key to losing body fat.

  • Duchi

    For some reason
    No matter how much I eat I don't gain weight

  • Pryor Da costa

    Love your vids

  • Basith Nizam

    This is me few weeks ago.

  • Trap Drip

    Brilliant work! Keep it up! Would you like to be YouTube friends? :]

  • Jazzy Midnight

    How is a smoothie (no sugar etc. added!) different from the fruit/vegetables that go into it? The amount of fiber doesn’t change, it’s just consumed in a different form. Can someone explain bc that never made sense to me..

  • wakar al faruq

    Can u make a video for achieving good physic from being fat in small amount of time

  • MaknaeOnTop

    How did you know my life..😳😱

  • Mutt Fitness

    I think you forgot sneaky calories. Like sugar in your coffee, a handful of M&Ms, or other small things that add up.

  • Tiny Giraffe

    Just drink water additives like Mio, there's a store-bought brand called "Kroger Vitamin ____ <- flavor name" No calories and there is no reputable evidence that sucralose has negative side effects. I couldn't find the quote when I was writing my paper but the Fda said something like "Unfortunately media sources like to quote these flawed studies to gain more viewers".

  • James Lacher

    Calories… lol

  • Anthony Rodriguez

    Can we get a video on periodization? Pls?

  • Âmesang

    My diet sucks… 'cause I stopped it. 😝 I'm sorry, even with spreadsheets I got tired of counting every little calorie and felt like I was missing out on "unlabeled" food.

    Still, I'm lighter than when I started the diet several years ago and I've been keeping up with my exercises.

  • Udit Jaiswal

    Abe chutiha sir big fan app ko kuch banata bhi land jaisa sharer hai sir best vidio I have found in all the time …..

  • Mahon Niall

    How to create world peace?

    No one: …

    Absolutely no one:…..

    Picture Fit: MoRe PrOTeIn!!!

  • Delinquent Motorcycle

    Client : what's the best way to loose fat?
    Trainer : regular resistance training, eating at a caloric deficit and tracking calories.
    Client : hahaha yeah no … but really now..

  • Calisthenics Island

    I advise to cut both sugar and gluten guys you will feel better believe me

  • Momir Njegus

    Eating bad once in a time won't make you fat as
    eating healthy once in a time won't make you thin as
    lifting once won't make you jacked. Consistency is key!
    On the other hand taking juice one time might make you jacked 😀 ( just a joke, don't take it serious)

  • JSeaton

    Next video make dieting while still enjoying Real beer 6%+

  • Gatorade

    Yeah I keep sucking at my diet due to emotional reasons.

    I'll chill out and give my body the respect it deserves.

  • xcomfan

    Best way to lose weight is by fasting. Counting calories is waste of time, your body will adjust to lower calories intake and you will stop losing weight.

  • J R

    I know why diet is not working.
    The problem is not the diet. It's me. I can't control myself most of the times.
    But I'm still going. Already lost 1.5kg in a month. It's a nice pace for me

  • Hh Krishna

    I have no diet plan

  • Elax Mkendars

    How can I measure the calories if every macronutrient digest differently, every person stores and burns diferently, and every metabolism speeds or slows differently?

    Counting calories, the ones you eat or burn is nonsense, it serves as somwhat help, but nothing more.
    Its like saying you have 5000"money" in the bank and you spend 100 money, ok but 100 what? dollars? euro? and 5000 what? norwegian crowns? yen? since every calorie is different, every person is different, and you cannot track even near the REAL calorie intake and burn and even less day by day, counting calories is absurd.
    Also calories, a measure of the heat that something makes when burn is absurd in the health context, we dont "burn", is a chemical process, and again, varies in every person, every day, etc.

    What I want to say is: counting calories is nothing but a little "guide" of where are you heading, but useless if is the core of your plan. And this is nothing new but people are still using old ideas.

  • Golv fex

    Try healthy keto with intermittent fasting or atleast limit starch/sugar/alcohol (low carb)… if you want to lose weight Dr Berg has tons of videos on healthy eating.

  • Omar Al-hussain

    "Your diet sucks"
    I feel like this is an attack on me.

  • Boriss Vassiljev

    its 2020. Are we still talking about calories in calories out myth?

  • DavidKyokushin

    Quick question, why is blending fruits removing the fiber?

  • Ter R.

    PicFit the pun genius

  • Clayton Young

    What are your thoughts on refeeds?

  • Esteban Beleño

    Tacking calories and food is one of the healthiest way to loose weight/fat, and if you add to it tracking of your macros, I affirm it is indeed the healthiest way. Fasting could be good to it, but I would not consider it very healthy… But whatever, just stick to what you can hold, we can discuss it the whole day, but that does not going to make us loose weight.

  • Viper Supremacy

    Do a fat loss video people don’t know bout that

  • Dan New

    og Fan here 🙂

  • Leonardo

    1:44 where can I get 0 calorie burgers 😂😂

  • Åge Kush

    I spent a year focusing purely on diet before I started resistance training.

    Went from 90kg to 59kg in 8-10 months.

    Cut all simple carbs. No candy, snacks, fruits, soda, juice, little starch, etc.

    Lots of protein, fiber and complex carbs and vegetables and nuts.

    I replaced potatoes and rice with more fibrous and complex barley wheat, bulgar wheat, sweet potato(boiled), and whole grain alternatives.

    Felt great, gave me the energy and motivation I needed to really dive into resistance training. Easy to see progress when you're skinny with no defintion.

  • Prabhpreet

    Hey your diet plan sucks, simply bcoz you didnt get it from a dietician 🙌🏼

  • Tmarks

    So apparently watching "just one more episode" lead me to watching this channel straight for about 4 hours…. well worth it tho ;D

  • loam 93

    Great video! Can you do a video on reverse dieting and how to bring your BMR back up after extensive dieting? Currently 10 weeks into a cut and following all your advices!

  • Mo Munchies

    Love your video!

  • Brink Shows

    I do drink quite a bit of juices. I try to juice not more than 2 pieces of fruit in the morning and add vegetables until i hit half a liter. Its quite a good kickstart in the morning. I don't feel hungry at all in the morning but i really miss the extra energy of a breakfest. So these juices help me start the day.

  • Tankbits Scatter

    2:40 “What do?” Hahaha

  • More Cowbell

    how can i use a calorie calculator if i'm bad at maaaaath?? lol

  • haresh singh

    HAHAHAH HE CALLED OUT BIGGEST LOSER , Man that show sucked .

  • Emily Fitzowich

    Me watching this while drinking a fruit and protein smoothie:


  • Junior Nunez

    Biggest Loser comment had me dead 👌

  • review room

    Just wanted to let you know that the YouTube subscription page sometimes doesn't show new uploads from pictureFit so I had to turn on notif…. Highly recommend y'all turn on your notifications for pictureFit

  • Jimmy Sixx

    So be in calorie deficit in a long period makes your metabolism slow down, so you must eat even less. Hungrier and weaker. Sound like a failing weigh loss strategy to me. That only happen if you ignore the hormonal effect completely. You must understand why your body slow down your metabolism. It happen because your energy level are low, and that happen because you cannot excess energy from your fat storage, and that happen because your insulin are high, and insulin block fat burning. In some diet people are not hungry and and they always have high energy not because they eat satiating food, it because they keep their insulin low so they can excess their fat storage 24/7.

  • Matt Mollison

    I’ve been learning a bit about nutrition in a positive phycology class. Biggest thing is carbohydrates are filler, they only have 4 calories per gram unlike proteins and fats which have 9. Fruits and vegetables are crucial to a healthy diet but simmer down on the other carbs.

  • Little Voice

    Hidden added calories and ha ing a larger eating window certainly are a pitiful for many

  • messman10

    You might be short on a key nutrient in the diet: so your body throws a fit and makes you insane till you eat in an attempt to get that nutrient.

    Many diets aren't well balanced or have enough variety of veggies to get enough micronutrients. Also, many diets limit other foods, and limit the types of macronutrients, like fat types. But you need many types of fat.

    Or at least that's what seems to be what I've seen.

  • BigBoiBugg 3

    Ur quite the legit lad. God blezz u

  • CJoseph Ferrerro

    **ahem** biggest loser **ahem**

    Thanks for the video shapes.
    Stay blessed 🙏

  • Cem Gü

    I have started my diet 2 and a half weeks ago. My weight was 105 Kg (231 lbs) and now my weight is 101 Kg (222 lbs). I'll keep it up until I reach 90 kg (198 lbs).

  • Sunny.bias

    I feel attacked and exposed… damnit 😂😩

  • Elijah Humphrey

    5:16 – 5:21

  • Inflammation Gains

    Screw cardio, just do carnivore like Joe Rogan ETC

  • Jesus Esparza

    I do fruit smoothies to add protein powder when i eat it with eggs

  • Classic Gamer

    Shit cmon i need some suport hit that 👍🏻😁

  • Samuel Zhao

    Super helpful! And not like those videos that tell you to do a certain diet. It's different for everyone, and you've made that very clear. Also, agree on the smoothie opinion.

  • Jessica Elizabeth Delaney

    I have discovered calorie calculators to be generally inaccurate. I didn’t really know how much till I got a heart rate monitor which put my caloric need much lower than the general calculator. Something else I recently learned is average body temperature contributes to calories burned (which makes sense I just didn’t put it together before). I’ve known for years my average body temp was lower than the “average” (not so average anymore or so recent articles are saying) 98.6F. The more you know about how your body responds to it’s environment the better choices you can make for yourself.

  • nw45

    First of all… I'm 7 seconds in and Im gonna need you to mind your business lol.

  • Erik Kellner

    Here is a keto diet that actually works the one that helped me get back into shape… Check it out!!! @t

  • Andreas Dunvald

    I enjoyed it. As always. ^_^

  • LukasFH

    Hey, picturefit. Will you do a Q&A? About you.

  • S

    I’m on 72 hours of a water fast

  • Nick English

    But the fiber is still there in smoothies if you've put the whole fruit in, right? Shouldn't it be satiating then?

  • StonieCalifornia

    ok, but what about why my bulking diet sucks

  • ファントム

    Everyone you don’t need calorie calculator apps or anything there not always accurate so use a notebook and a regular calculator and track Macros urself

  • Paul Burt

    I found that smoking crack has both helped me cut weight and increase my energy levels! Now, before I hit the gym, I always smoke a couple of rocks and I find that I can bench 150 lbs more than I ever could before

  • popcornto :

    Damn, video came at a great time. Heaviest I've been since starting the gym a year ago and currently binging

  • Filip Parulski

    Hey, I stumbled upon this video from the economist, questioning reliability of calorie measure as a reliable source of reference for weight loss. Any thoughts? https://youtu.be/avcQy2_yEkk

  • Mikey J. Films

    Track calories / macros for 3 months, exercise, and be patient (more importantly be honest with yourself).

  • Mohamed Amine boustani

    And don't forget to take your Protein, comment and like !

  • Zeko F

    You sound Like Mr.Freshasian.

  • edgerrin56

    You sounded angry in this video. Something really must have pissed you off to make this video.

  • Abo Elsoud Fitness & Lifestyle

    Your diet is not working cos ur an idiot that it lol

  • drsupremo88

    Solid video had to subscribe, the burger having zero calories was funny

  • Göktuğ Cengiz

    how about gaining weight ? i used to not eat much and was underweight, now i still eat less compared to my peers but i take every kind of additional help as well as i eat unhealthy high cal shit i can get yet i am still grossly underweight. isnt there a ''new invention by swiss scientists, doctors hate it click and see how this man gained 40kg in half an hour'' ?

  • Hz. Doa

    excuse me are you actually watching me secretly?!?

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