Fat Loss Factor You MUST Consider - Meal Plan Mixup!!

  • Published: 31 March 2013
  • Be sure to factor this into your fat loss efforts or you won't lose fat...period!


    There are a lot of factors that you must consider when fat loss is one of the two primary goals of your workout program (building muscle is the other). In either case, the belief that all calories are created equal is the worst diet mistake you can make, as I'll show you in this video.

    The rate and degree of fat loss that you can achieve is really determined by a lot of factors including how much body fat you have to lose, the amount of muscle you have, the speed of your metabolism, etc. One of the ones that is impacted every day however is the way you approach your meal plans and calories.

    Because of the concept of "nutragenomics", all calories are certainly not created equal or treated by your muscles as equal. In order to maximize muscle growth, you need to really review the type of fat loss efforts you're making. How clean is your diet really? Should you even be counting calories?

    You'll see in this fat loss factor reviewing your diet and maintaining a high quality of nutrients is much more important than the amount of calories you consume!

    For more information on the type of meal plans that produce the fastest simultaneous fat loss and muscle growth, be sure to head over to http://athleanx.com and read about the x factor meal plans. It's all part of the number one rated workout and nutrition program called ATHLEAN-X.

    For more fat burning workouts and nutrition tips and videos, be sure to check out our other videos on our youtube channel at http://youtube.com/user/jdcav24
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Comments • 623

  • Dn Wy
    Dn Wy  3 weeks back

    Exactly, also different calories are processed in different ways. *Insulin* effect etc and different effects on fat metabolism; and.. types of calories *burn* more calories than others just *to digest* . Would be good to see that conversation in a vid jeff.

    • DoubleOfU
      DoubleOfU  3 weeks back

      Well actually I don't have a problem with what I eat, but that I often overstep my calories for the day.

      • M888ARK Mark
        M888ARK Mark  4 weeks back

        Don't care how many calories are in kale, I ain't eating it.

        • dbok
          dbok  1 months back

          The other thing that comes to mind is that eating the empty calorie candy would not make you full and screws you for the rest of the day. Over the weeks, months and years bad eating choices add up.

          • leonardo guida
            leonardo guida  1 months back

            Math tracher: 250c=250c
            Jeff: *hold my supplements*

            • Samuel Adams
              Samuel Adams  1 months back

              Jeff doesn't always wear a shirt, but when he does, it's a bigger shirt so he doesn't intimidate us

              • jerome atkinson
                jerome atkinson  1 months back

                Must be the peanuts in there 😂😂

                • August Games
                  August Games  1 months back

                  I believe the saying has merit in contexts when someone thinks he or she can eat an unlimited amount of nuts, dried fruits, avocado and those kind of things, thinking it's healthy.

                  The calories still counts

                  • Marco Lam
                    Marco Lam  1 months back

                    A calorie is a calorie is valid if you only care about weight loss and absolutely nothing else (i.e. I just want to lose certain pounds and I don't give a shit about muscle and health). If you eat at a caloric deficit, then yes, no matter what you're eating, let it be ice cream, chips, french fries, chocolate...etc, you'll lose weight.

                    • INN Media
                      INN Media  2 months back

                      Jeff hasn’t aged at all. He filmed this 6 years ago and looks exactly the same

                      • megapet777
                        megapet777  3 days back

                        This video was recommended to you too? :D

                      • Ahmad Saqer
                        Ahmad Saqer  4 weeks back

                        Wrong he looks better

                      • Sohamm Banerjii
                        Sohamm Banerjii  1 months back

                        Really speaks volumes about his lifestyle.

                    • geLokie
                      geLokie  2 months back

                      I was snickering the entire video at the thought that all calories are the same.

                      • Kyle Elmore
                        Kyle Elmore  3 months back

                        I've never thought about nutrition before. I've been listening to the model health show on spotify and they teach nutrition for health rather than doctors and pills which should be a last resort. It's about being smarter and living a healthier lifestyle for our kids not just ourselves. Thanks Jeff for providing a wealth of amazing content

                        • Dennis TheGreat Corpas
                          Dennis TheGreat Corpas  3 months back

                          I love his ad videos have 2 million plus views but nutrition one have a 3rd of the views

                          • Houtomo Photography
                            Houtomo Photography  3 months back

                            How long do you eat after your workout after taking your protein shake? I train in the everning.

                            • Mrs. W
                              Mrs. W  3 months back

                              What abou athlean supplements for women? I need to check it out.

                              • Michele Kurlan
                                Michele Kurlan  3 months back

                                agreed. all kcals are not equal,from what they may be made of to how they affect organs of digestion..eg pancreas

                                • Jeeses99
                                  Jeeses99  4 months back

                                  Macros and nutrition are more important than calories. Just eat enough and eat clean. Yes you can have something like a cookie or dessert or a slice of pizza but in moderation. It's all good as long as you mostly eat clean.

                                  • dre guist
                                    dre guist  4 months back

                                    ummm check out Blake Horton! living proof Jeff is WRONG!

                                    • RECOOKER INDONESIA
                                      RECOOKER INDONESIA  4 months back

                                      a car is a car
                                      but a ferarri is not a toyota.

                                      • Cassandra Lamar
                                        Cassandra Lamar  4 days back

                                        @Mitchell Gehring shut the fuck up

                                      • Mitchell Gehring
                                        Mitchell Gehring  1 months back

                                        @kungfuman82 I build Ferrari's in my Mechanic Shop actually and they are better than anything their factories can make. TOP QUALITY SHIT. I can build anything using a 3d printer and 3rd party parts. But not even my creations last as long as Toyotas. I am super human with an IQ of 150 and I race cars on the track in my free time. But Toyota is like god. They have many engineers as good as me

                                      • William Gregory Price
                                        William Gregory Price  2 months back

                                        I think you two are missing his point..

                                      • kungfuman82
                                        kungfuman82  3 months back

                                        Mitchell Gehring Spoken like someone who's never driven a Ferrari. In before some made ul bullshit about you building Ferrari's in your garage or some shit so you know way more than anyone on YouTube.

                                    • kickn-aDead-cat
                                      kickn-aDead-cat  5 months back

                                      Jeff noticed that the size of the snicker bar has changed since he was young. Snack food companies have been doing this for decades. The drop a little bit of size of their snacks figuring no one will notice and then I the keep the price the same or only slightly bring the price up. Either the way tons of profit. Sneaky bastards.

                                      • ccmkoho
                                        ccmkoho  5 months back

                                        A calorie is a calorie! That’s like saying a watt isn’t a watt. A calorie is a unit , the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1 °C .
                                        I get what he’s saying about nutrients value of food/macros

                                        • Adam Wakeling
                                          Adam Wakeling  4 months back

                                          You're right of course, but if you need 100watts of electrical energy to run a device then me punching it with 100 watts of kinetic energy isnt going to help much.

                                      • Danielle Berry
                                        Danielle Berry  6 months back

                                        but did you get the message? EXACTLY!

                                        • Lloyd Domke
                                          Lloyd Domke  7 months back

                                          No chance in hell I'm eating 4 tubs of Kale. Should have picked something to set your precedent that is remotely edible.

                                        • Random dude
                                          Random dude  8 months back

                                          He probably eats 300g of protein. I still can't wrap my mind around not tracking. How do I know that I'm hitting my macros? What if I end up eating too much protein and too little good fats?

                                          • Goku Black
                                            Goku Black  9 months back

                                            I got a kfc ad in a fat loss video lol

                                            • Riff
                                              Riff  10 months back

                                              Idk, I always thought you needed a wide variety of foods to be healthy but my buddy on the carnivore diet says he doesn’t need vitamins and fiber and all that stuff. He eats steak, bacon, eggs and cheese ONLY. Nothing else. He says it’s the best he’s ever felt. He lifts and is losing weight.

                                              Do we really need to eat “healthy”? Why doesn’t he feel like crap and have health problems? Maybe it’s over a longer time that issues develop. Idk.

                                              • *1.25Speed on everything
                                                *1.25Speed on everything  10 months back

                                                Jeff is really informed. He summed up what Rhonda Patrick was saying on JRE perfectly. And he's not even in that field...goes to show that he genuinely enjoys this and does his research!

                                                • fab
                                                  fab  10 months back

                                                  So this explains why when I’m training and on around 2000 cal a day of mcd and subways I get fat as fuck, but when I switch to 2500 cal a day of chicken, wholewheats,veggies, eggs etc with the same training I seem to re compose. Stomach goes away and muscles pump up. I couldn’t rack my brain around why with technically more calories, yet much healthier options, I can eat more calories and get entirely different results

                                                  • þrophecy
                                                    þrophecy  10 months back

                                                    When we are talking about losing/gaining weight, it is simply calories in, calories out. Doesn't matter what you eat as long as you hit your macronutrient needs, no argument.

                                                    Now if we are talking about health, then you need food containing high amounts of micronutrients, which is completely a different discussion. These nutrients may *assist* with weight loss due to our bodies running more efficiently.

                                                    The take home message is, nobody is perfect, and should not be expected to eat 100% clean. Eat clean 80%-90% of the day while hitting your macro/micro needs and you will be well on your way.

                                                    • David Taylor
                                                      David Taylor  10 months back

                                                      but what you're missing out on is price difference

                                                      • Ray Drysdale
                                                        Ray Drysdale  10 months back

                                                        If you are interested, the Math of weight loss:

                                                        • Holly Stevenson
                                                          Holly Stevenson  10 months back

                                                          Alot of the comments on here are missing the fact that 200 cals of white sugar is processed by the body differently than 200 cals of say baked chicken. More of the 200 cals of sugar is stored as fat as the body has strict limits to how much you can use at one time and the rest gets stored to avoid a damaging level of blood sugar. Its not all about calories when different substances are processed by the body through different pathways and hormones.

                                                          • J R
                                                            J R  11 months back

                                                            Spot on!

                                                            • Seth P
                                                              Seth P  11 months back

                                                              im a slut for crunch bars though

                                                              • Mobaba Moba
                                                                Mobaba Moba  11 months back

                                                                If choosing between the Snickers bar and kale - I shouldn't eat Snickers bar, but I wouldn't eat kale because it would be gross and boring and time consuming and exhausting. (Actually life-shortening/life-wasting experience)

                                                                What's better then - not to eat at all or eat kale?

                                                                Cause I don't like my stomach to feel heavy.
                                                                I want to be able to jump-around run-around afer the meal, still feeling light.

                                                                What should I do?

                                                                • Jawad HGR
                                                                  Jawad HGR  11 months back

                                                                  I like how honest this guy is, he even expressing it unconsciously with his body language when he touches his nose at 1:03 which is a gesture indicating that the person found something that he considers negative (as far as i know), which is in this case the quality of calories.

                                                                  • Ray Nguyen
                                                                    Ray Nguyen  11 months back

                                                                    2018 anyone?

                                                                    • Ali Raza
                                                                      Ali Raza  11 months back

                                                                      Jeff cavelrie is a cavelrie is a cavelrie is a cavelrie

                                                                      • Zenith
                                                                        Zenith  11 months back

                                                                        You need to hit your micro and macro, calorie comes after

                                                                        • karloavera
                                                                          karloavera  12 months back

                                                                          Thank you for putting it like this, showing healthy food next to candy... real eye opener!

                                                                          • DP C
                                                                            DP C  12 months back

                                                                            First, what's kale? Second, who uses calories anymore?

                                                                            • DeepOneForThought
                                                                              DeepOneForThought  12 months back

                                                                              If a calorie isn't a calorie then how can there be any such thing as a calorie at all? Either a calorie is a calorie, foods are calorically miscounted, or there's no such thing as a calorie.

                                                                              • HSP
                                                                                HSP  7 months back

                                                                                It's a concept we've come up with. Are you ready to trust your health on it? It's obvious that your body processes different foods differently.

                                                                            • Brandon Garza
                                                                              Brandon Garza  1 years back

                                                                              Pro-Tip advice people.

                                                                              • Timmy Thistle
                                                                                Timmy Thistle  1 years back

                                                                                A calorie is a calorie. It's like saying what weighs more a kilo of fevers or a kilo of gold. They obviously both weigh the same but one is more dense. 200cal of kale is obviously healthier than 200cal of chocolate with way better nutrients, but as for weight loss or weight management goes they are equal.

                                                                                • Jervin Almuete
                                                                                  Jervin Almuete  1 years back

                                                                                  will there be a chance to get one of your protein powders?😊

                                                                                  • Boots
                                                                                    Boots  1 years back

                                                                                    Yeah but what if you can just control your urges to have more and every once and a while eat a snickers instead of kale? You'd be getting the same amount of calories (let's assume you get sufficient protein/fiber/vitamins through another source).. so you would maintain your weight.

                                                                                    • Torval Upheaval
                                                                                      Torval Upheaval  1 years back

                                                                                      Omg I found a stupid Athlean X video! I didn't think it existed!

                                                                                      • PkKingSlaya
                                                                                        PkKingSlaya  1 years back

                                                                                        Then there’s that one factor where people rather take what is much more accessible to them.