Why You’re NOT Losing Fat (TRUTH!!)

  • Published: 13 August 2017
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    If you’ve been trying to lose body fat but haven’t been successful despite following all the good advice on fat loss that you can get a hold of, this video is for you. In this video, I’m going to show you how good advice at the wrong time can become bad advice. If you are not losing fat as fast as you would like to, likely it is because you aren’t focusing on the right things.
    To start, it helps to define certain levels of body fat so that we are all on the same page. If you are greater than 30 percent body fat, your number one culprit is and always will be your nutrition. It is not about the amount of cardio that you are doing or whether or not that cardio workout is being done in a fasted state or not. Given the fact that cardio doesn’t really burn that many calories at the end of the day and that a day full of bad eating can quickly eclipse what you burned in your training, it just isn’t a good idea to focus your efforts there.
    This is the problem however, and it is repeated frequently almost every day. People will read a tip on fat loss and think that it is the best place to focus their attention as they try to lose weight and drop body fat. For instance, you have likely heard that carbohydrates such as sweet potatoes are better for you than white rice or other less complex carbohydrates. That said, if your body fat is in the over thirty percent range however, it isn’t likely that you are struggling to choose between these two options. Instead, you are likely eating french fries.
    The same can be said for supplements for fat loss. People have been conditioned to think that supplements are the be all and end all, a savior for those wanting to eat better. The problem with this thinking is however that once the money runs out and you can no longer afford to purchase supplements every month then what habits have you learned to eat better? Likely none. Here again you are going to be setting yourself up for failure in the long run.
    I always preach how workout consistency and consistency with your healthy eating is crucial for seeing long term results. The key to this statement however is that this operates on a sliding scale. Your ability to lose fat and drop down from the over 30 range to in the 20’s and teens is going to require that you only get it right 60 percent of the time. Instead of focusing on perfection (which is nearly impossible especially for those in bad shape to start), you need to focus on what can be achieved and be inspired by the changes that occur as you make those more consistently right decisions.
    From here, you should start to get encouraged as you watch your body fat levels drop. Each new milestone becomes a new threshold for improvement and the changes that are required to get there. So, the advice that you were given to focus more on sweet potatoes over white rice may actually become good advice again since it will be delivered to you at the time that it actually matters. This and fasted cardio start to become relevant whereas they were not going to be able to make a difference at higher levels of body fat.
    The key to losing weight and body fat is to follow a series of achievable goals. The ATHLEAN-X Training Systems take what others make complicated and deliver it to you in a step by step, easy to follow format. Never guess again on how to start losing body fat and get ripped, instead start doing what needs to be done to get there. Don’t set yourself up for failure by setting the wrong goals. Let me show you how to do it all at athleanx.com with any of the programs that are best suited to your goals.
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Comments • 3 046

    ATHLEAN-X™   8 месяцев назад

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    • Cari Rodriguez
      Cari Rodriguez  16 дней назад

      @athlean-x can you please create a playlist that instructs or directs beginners on how to create a routine?

      • wilsonroofer
        wilsonroofer  29 дней назад

        Literally the best teacher ever!

        • GhANeC
          GhANeC  Месяц назад

          You actually sell your own supplements?

          • Justin_ Jones79
            Justin_ Jones79  3 месяца назад

            Jeff, Sadly most people want the results now and with very limited effort! It is tough sometimes and results can take some time, but stick with it and the outcome is a fitter healthier you.......priceless!!!💪💪💪👍👍👍

            • Jack Frost
              Jack Frost  3 месяца назад

              Do you have any videos about what types of protein are good or if they're a waste? I have one with carbs in and i feel like I should have a no carb protein shake. Keep up the good work!

              • Toce
                Toce  День назад

                you cant outrun a bad diet

                • Jorrun
                  Jorrun  День назад

                  ouch! so truthful. and good for me

                  • Partap Johal
                    Partap Johal  День назад

                    “You’re choosing French fries” lolol

                    • BF Gersten
                      BF Gersten  День назад

                      Love the blackboard, Jeff, and your great advice and motivation. Thanks!

                      • Ashutosh Pathak
                        Ashutosh Pathak  5 дней назад

                        Thanks bruh!

                        • Living Life
                          Living Life  9 дней назад


                          • Nauzet 1387
                            Nauzet 1387  9 дней назад

                            Thats a good IPAD + daaaaamn

                            • Andrew Silva
                              Andrew Silva  12 дней назад

                              we all knos we have abs but under a layer unde fat😎👍

                              • Ging De
                                Ging De  12 дней назад

                                I can totally relate, especially on the brown vs white rice advice, when I was still dropping by A&W once per week.

                                • AR 17
                                  AR 17  12 дней назад

                                  I saw alot of your videos but this one is truly special for me

                                  • Alex Pineda
                                    Alex Pineda  13 дней назад

                                    Cinnamon Toast Crunch LoL

                                    • Jules Winnfield
                                      Jules Winnfield  13 дней назад

                                      I want to draw up some football plays on that touch screen

                                      • Anthony Butler
                                        Anthony Butler  13 дней назад

                                        You're preaching today, Jeff!

                                        • Jesse Singer
                                          Jesse Singer  14 дней назад

                                          Ah fuck you for knowing so much about me you glorious bastard

                                          • Johann Knoepffler
                                            Johann Knoepffler  15 дней назад

                                            • QiQi
                                              QiQi  15 дней назад

                                              i love how honest and informative your videos are! Can you please make some videos for women specific as well?

                                              • J.M.B J.M.B
                                                J.M.B J.M.B  16 дней назад

                                                Best video ever, great advise, "Perfect is the enemy of good" That says it all.

                                                • Miguel Ângelo Correia
                                                  Miguel Ângelo Correia  16 дней назад

                                                  Many thanks for your tips

                                                  • Jacob Raines
                                                    Jacob Raines  19 дней назад

                                                    Jeff, this video is definitely for me. I'm at 42% body fat. And tried all the wrong advice things you just said and dropped off the wagon just like you said.

                                                    • Mike J
                                                      Mike J  19 дней назад

                                                      what if I'm asian american and it really is the rice and not the fries lol

                                                      • How's The fuck life?
                                                        How's The fuck life?  4 дня назад

                                                        Just learn Bruce Lee Roy techniques

                                                        • Mikee3018
                                                          Mikee3018  20 дней назад

                                                          Real helpful as always Jeff. I been watching your vids a good couple of years now but only recently made a concerted effort to eat right and train. I’m eating at a caloric deficit in an attempt to burn a small amount of fat and hopefully increase muscle but what I’d like to know is: When you start being active for real, your appetite increases, Ive quite often been finding myself unable to sleep due to hunger, not only the discomfort but the fkin noise my stomach’s making lol! Where do you stand on eating say midnight maybe 1am? I ain’t been going crazy, a bowl of not very nice tasting cereal with cinnamon on or something similar. Appreciate you mate and thank you for the knowledge! Love from 🇬🇧

                                                          • Eduardo Lauren
                                                            Eduardo Lauren  21 день назад

                                                            I have been having this fat loss program “Yamzοkο Weebly” (Google it) for a few days today and so far I adore them! I have the power I would like without controlling my appetite without making me feel jittery. I haven`t changed everything else I`m doing and also have shed 7 pounds. .

                                                            • Marcus Raynor
                                                              Marcus Raynor  22 дня назад

                                                              In summary: Stop trying to do the BEST thing and just do something!! Also, be realistic about how much and what kind of crap you’re putting in your body. If your eating shit, you can’t complain about looking like shit.

                                                              • Dave Walker
                                                                Dave Walker  22 дня назад

                                                                I have a 2 step plan. Number 1- eat less. Number 2- move more. Simple.

                                                                • David Haros
                                                                  David Haros  24 дня назад

                                                                  Jeff will supplements fix my Chevy?

                                                                  • Saseedharan R
                                                                    Saseedharan R  24 дня назад

                                                                    Fat is essential for human body, I wish science to realise soon !

                                                                    • Fancine Courcy
                                                                      Fancine Courcy  24 дня назад

                                                                      U rock 🤘

                                                                      • Sloppify
                                                                        Sloppify  24 дня назад

                                                                        I think this guy is spot on. He doesn't mince his words. And he's right, planks are OVERRATED.

                                                                        • loneranger2008
                                                                          loneranger2008  26 дней назад

                                                                          This is going to be my every morning video to watch for support..... great video.... thanks

                                                                          • Matt Dambro
                                                                            Matt Dambro  26 дней назад

                                                                            this is brutal and i love it

                                                                            • ANNA B
                                                                              ANNA B  26 дней назад

                                                                              100 💯 on point!

                                                                              • Tee Turner
                                                                                Tee Turner  27 дней назад

                                                                                I love you Jeff

                                                                                • tubestick00
                                                                                  tubestick00  28 дней назад

                                                                                  What your BMI Jeff? You have probably mentioned it and I missed it.

                                                                                  • Tina hinote
                                                                                    Tina hinote  29 дней назад

                                                                                    How do you get rid of hanging lower belly fat the mom apron! I'm 224 lbs most of it in my tummy and am 50 years old. All gained in the last 15 years! I know I won't get back to what I was but I'm all stomach and it's gross!!!

                                                                                    • Eddy Andinc
                                                                                      Eddy Andinc  Месяц назад

                                                                                      you talk a lot make confuse😭

                                                                                      • Patrick S
                                                                                        Patrick S  Месяц назад

                                                                                        Great info!

                                                                                        • Musicians that Skate 4 Fun
                                                                                          Musicians that Skate 4 Fun  Месяц назад

                                                                                          I always end up going back to Jeff's videos.

                                                                                          • Evan Saber
                                                                                            Evan Saber  Месяц назад

                                                                                            This is seriously great advise. I think the best thing he touched on is consistency and our expectations on ourselves. It’s easy to start something, and think that you will be perfect, but then when that honeymoon phase is over, it’s easier to give in and make a mistake. You need to know that you will not be perfect in the journey. You just need to keep going even when you slip, keep going. That’s all

                                                                                            • Heather Querin
                                                                                              Heather Querin  Месяц назад

                                                                                              so be honest. be knowledgeable. and do the work. consistently.

                                                                                              • BIack0ut23
                                                                                                BIack0ut23  Месяц назад

                                                                                                i have barley any fat on my Chest and legs, but my belly fat :(

                                                                                                • Giant Booger
                                                                                                  Giant Booger  Месяц назад

                                                                                                  Thanks for the encouragement. Another great video.

                                                                                                  • kashiaroundtheworld
                                                                                                    kashiaroundtheworld  Месяц назад

                                                                                                    I needed this 😭😭😭... so true.

                                                                                                    • DeMon
                                                                                                      DeMon  Месяц назад

                                                                                                      Can you help me i have a healty life and I barely eat junk food i tried doing exercis, I tried diets but nothing happend with my body

                                                                                                      • GhANeC
                                                                                                        GhANeC  Месяц назад

                                                                                                        What fat percentage would you say Jeff's body has?

                                                                                                        • Soul Roshey
                                                                                                          Soul Roshey  Месяц назад

                                                                                                          I dont think so buddy...You can have a check Till now he has done video about everything related to fitness and body building

                                                                                                          • GhANeC
                                                                                                            GhANeC  Месяц назад

                                                                                                            @Soul Roshey Thanks. Does he also have a video about supplements? And about the one that he supposedly sells?

                                                                                                            • Soul Roshey
                                                                                                              Soul Roshey  Месяц назад

                                                                                                              He has one video abouy his body fat you can have a look

                                                                                                              • GhANeC
                                                                                                                GhANeC  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                @Soul Roshey that specific huh?

                                                                                                                • Soul Roshey
                                                                                                                  Soul Roshey  Месяц назад


                                                                                                                  • Matthew M
                                                                                                                    Matthew M  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                    "Perfect is the enemy of the good." Holy shit that is easily in the top 5 of best advice ive ever heard. That is mind opening

                                                                                                                    • Linda W
                                                                                                                      Linda W  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                      This video is great. He is like the honest Uncle we all need who will lovingly say “come on..we both know what the real issue is” 🤣🤣. I’m getting convicted lol!! Super inspired by him. I’m on week 3 of my lifestyle change and this is resonating with me so much

                                                                                                                      • KronikZbleh TCGs
                                                                                                                        KronikZbleh TCGs  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                        Another fucking idiot

                                                                                                                        • Keith Robson
                                                                                                                          Keith Robson  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                          People with huge egos very often refer to their own name.

                                                                                                                          • Roy Keane
                                                                                                                            Roy Keane  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                            Hi I'm losing weight on the fast 800 diet but want to start at the gym to build muscle, am I best losing all the weight first then go to the gym or should I up my calories and start going now?

                                                                                                                            • Leatheryfoot
                                                                                                                              Leatheryfoot  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                              I love that we got Jeff to come in and kick us in the collective lazy ass

                                                                                                                              • Hiram Levy
                                                                                                                                Hiram Levy  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                This is my favorite video by far

                                                                                                                                • Patttiat patttiat2000
                                                                                                                                  Patttiat patttiat2000  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                  No! my problem is not in the 30%+ zone, i struggle with going under 14% !

                                                                                                                                  • Instinct
                                                                                                                                    Instinct  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                    i watched one punch man 7 months ago and it inspired me to go to the gym. ever since then i workout intensely 6-7x a week. whatever gets you going lol

                                                                                                                                    • label1877
                                                                                                                                      label1877  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                      Good informational video.

                                                                                                                                      • SoCal Indi
                                                                                                                                        SoCal Indi  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                        I ate 5 fries today sighs

                                                                                                                                        • Maryam  Abubakar
                                                                                                                                          Maryam Abubakar  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                          I have been on intermmiting fasting for 14 months now and I workout regularly5 to 6 times but my scale hasn't moved much am frustrated what am I doing wrong???

                                                                                                                                          • Fouzan Tariq
                                                                                                                                            Fouzan Tariq  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                            There can be a lot of factors Even if with the IF or OMAD if you eat more you'll gain wait. There's no easy way out. Second ... Your body may not be fit for IF everyone is different stick with something that suits your body. Third.. just eat a little less workout and the results will begin

                                                                                                                                            • Dr. Rabuffetti
                                                                                                                                              Dr. Rabuffetti  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                              You're chosing FRENCH FRIES 😂😂😂

                                                                                                                                              • Juan Negron
                                                                                                                                                Juan Negron  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                "what skills have you learned to fix your nutrition?" resonates very much with me! Thanks for sharing your Knowledge!

                                                                                                                                                • Ricardo Franco
                                                                                                                                                  Ricardo Franco  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                  The shirt’s on, you know he means business.

                                                                                                                                                  • you might need a vest ayeee
                                                                                                                                                    you might need a vest ayeee  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                    That is facts

                                                                                                                                                    • Baron
                                                                                                                                                      Baron  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                      Great info on nutrition and training. Would you do a video on the mental health benefits and what's going on with the brain as we exercise?Thanks

                                                                                                                                                      • Beautiful Disaster-la
                                                                                                                                                        Beautiful Disaster-la  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                        Thank you 🙏

                                                                                                                                                        • Nexius
                                                                                                                                                          Nexius  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                          Jeff trying hard not to laugh at his cinnamon toast crunch punchline. 😂

                                                                                                                                                          • Selena Jones
                                                                                                                                                            Selena Jones  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                            ,,,,,hey fat gal with abbs here,,, ,great info,,, ,,I do & have fell off the wagon ,,but I get back on ,, ,it's a. LIFE CHANGE I've made ,,, ,,but I have portion control issues,, ,& since changing to a one meal a day ,,,,it's WONDERFUL ,,,,& learning to work out the right way has made all the difference,,,,, ,it's like my body is in 2 layers,,the soft squishy flesh on top ,( that juggles around) & the inside ,,where there was nothing be for,,I feel my muscles moving & connecting where I was just HUGE ,,,,iv been keeping pic s of the incredible shrinking ,,,,,,, FAT GAL WITH ABBS,,,,, ,

                                                                                                                                                            • n a
                                                                                                                                                              n a  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                              Fasting works pretty well.

                                                                                                                                                              • n a
                                                                                                                                                                n a  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                @BrightEyes lol actually yes lol.

                                                                                                                                                                • BrightEyes
                                                                                                                                                                  BrightEyes  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                  Not if you aren't changing your diet at all lol

                                                                                                                                                                  • irockzlove
                                                                                                                                                                    irockzlove  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                    Get your act together sheeple. Clean your bloody room.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Swloesuki
                                                                                                                                                                      Swloesuki  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                      Damn I was just trying to lose that last little stubborn bit of fat and I got completely roasted 😭

                                                                                                                                                                      • Chris Taoulas
                                                                                                                                                                        Chris Taoulas  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                        What a channel!!!!! Love your videos

                                                                                                                                                                        • gagandeep singh bindra
                                                                                                                                                                          gagandeep singh bindra  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                          Hey jeff, i love you man!

                                                                                                                                                                          • Chase Smith
                                                                                                                                                                            Chase Smith  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                            I wish this were all true...BUT I record all of my food, workout HARD 2hrs a day 6 days a week and have for 20years...I am a former college football player and power lifter and I have never been able to get ripped...I can get bigger and massively strong BUT not ripped...

                                                                                                                                                                            • Reagan Cameron
                                                                                                                                                                              Reagan Cameron  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                              I am so happy with what I accomplished. .

                                                                                                                                                                              • Kevin L. Lankford
                                                                                                                                                                                Kevin L. Lankford  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                                Wow! That is sooo true man! If I can't do it perfectly I'll take this break today. That is what kicks my butt. Your true and authentic approach is very appreciated. I do believe 60/40 is a good goal and more attainable. I need your help seriously.

                                                                                                                                                                                • Alan Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                  Alan Johnson  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                                  It's not just fries v. rice rather than white rice v. brown rice. Even if you like healthy food, the problem might be a decent portion of brown rice v. a whole friggin plateful (and seconds) of brown rice

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jonathan Putman
                                                                                                                                                                                    Jonathan Putman  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                                    This guy is great to listen to.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • SuperNoX86
                                                                                                                                                                                      SuperNoX86  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                                      I think some people at about 30% bodyfat have the mentality of those at 5% and eat overly clean foods that they don't like which is why it never really lasts.