REAL Reason You’re Not Losing Weight

Are you struggling with weight loss, or have you hit a plateau? Find out about the REAL reason you’re not losing weight.

DATA:

0:00 Introduction: Why am I not losing weight?
0:25 Insulin and weight loss
0:39 Hidden sugars
1:38 Seed oils, stress, and sleep
2:10 How can you lower insulin?
2:32 The real reason why you’re not losing weight
4:30 Natural weight loss solutions
5:20 The best fasting pattern for weight loss
5:56 Dry fasting

Today, I’m going to share some of the not-so-common reasons why you might be struggling to lose weight fast.

Insulin is at the heart of a slow metabolism. Ultra-processed foods like chips and Cheez-Its have 0 sugars but contain carbs with very little fiber. They also contain starches—strings of sugars connected together.

Starches act like sugar in the body, but worse! They are higher on the glycemic index, so they cause a higher blood sugar spike than sugar. Seed oils can also cause problems with insulin, affecting weight loss. Stress and lack of sleep can also affect weight loss.

So, how do you fix an insulin problem?
•Reduce sugar and starch consumption
•Stop snacking
•Exercise
•Get more sleep

It takes 24-48 hours to get into ketosis. If you have a glass of wine one night and then just one piece of bread the next, you are not going to be in ketosis.

Sometimes, your eating plan is working, and you just don’t know it yet. If your hunger is gone and your energy levels are high, your diet is working; you just need to give it more time.

Overtraining, poor sleep quality, and certain medications can also interfere with weight loss.

The following natural solutions can help reduce insulin and boost weight loss:
•Berberine
•Apple cider vinegar (ACV)–1 tablespoon in a glass of water
•Vitamin D–10,000 IU or a half hour of sunlight daily
•Healthy Keto diet with intermittent fasting

Once you’ve adjusted to a 16-hour fasting and 8-hour eating window, try switching to an 18-hour fasting window with a 6-hour eating window. You can even work up to 23 hours of fasting with a 1-hour eating window to boost weight loss.

Dry fasting can also speed up weight loss. Don’t eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset for 12 hours of dry fasting.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients, so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose, and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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64 Comments

  1. @mugimesh on July 1, 2024 at 12:05 pm

    I think our good doctor just returned from island vacation 😊

    • @iss8504 on July 1, 2024 at 12:10 pm

      Lol probably spent too much time in the cow pasture

    • @sabarasouli9156 on July 1, 2024 at 12:11 pm

      While he was on diet…fasting…..

    • @MindGymMeditations on July 1, 2024 at 12:23 pm

      😂

    • @denisej3 on July 1, 2024 at 12:29 pm

      He is worth millions, so can go any where he wants!!

    • @newmennium on July 1, 2024 at 12:40 pm

      😂

  2. @stevelanghorn1407 on July 1, 2024 at 12:15 pm

    Obesity has become a very worrying “pandemic” and clearly people need any support / advice that can help…but many people can’t put weight on and are struggling with chronic malnutrition issues, possibly due to malabsorbtion or auto-immune issues. This condition could do with a bit more attention perhaps?

  3. @daibakudaibaku8635 on July 1, 2024 at 12:19 pm

    dry fasting is much easier than water fasting

    • @SpamMouse on July 1, 2024 at 12:59 pm

      The Glymphatic System enters the chat.

    • @advex4428 on July 1, 2024 at 1:16 pm

      Yes, because the body uses water to produce stomach acid. If you don’t drink, it holds back from producing that.
      That’s short term. But water fasting for weeks on end is easier than dry fasting, because you are still alive.

    • @ladannuri4702 on July 1, 2024 at 2:02 pm

      ​@advex4428 not really dry fasting doesn’t mean you don’t eat. Muslims dry fast for 30 days each year. They don’t drink or eat when the sun comes out until when the sun sets. They break their fast with water and a date. You won’t die when you dry fast.

    • @christinearmington on July 1, 2024 at 5:06 pm

      Good point 🤦‍♀️

  4. @mutantryeff on July 1, 2024 at 12:21 pm

    It is going to be 115F for multiple days this week. Not drinking would be foolish.

    • @SpamMouse on July 1, 2024 at 12:56 pm

      Indeed, The Glymphatic System is much unknown by many people.

    • @antjeschwarz7874 on July 1, 2024 at 1:09 pm

      … only if you don’t get the message. Twelve hours are not as deadly as it seems.
      Pushing through the limits – as Dr Berg says – can amp up the body’s survival and healing abilities.
      If dry fasting is not you thing simply star with water fasting.❤

    • @TRADERJMF on July 1, 2024 at 1:19 pm

      It’s not 115* everywhere this week… but where it is, most people will be inside with A/C on. So a 12H fast from 7pm to 7am is doable… even a 23hr isn’t going to be that hard (unless you have to work out in sun/heat). Anyway, no excuses, suck it up buttercup, try it before you dismiss it

  5. @MindGymMeditations on July 1, 2024 at 12:25 pm

    I would love to add something 🙂 Having a dysregulated nervous system i crease cortisol and insuline and also stops you from losing weight especially around the mid section. You can release access cortisol and regulate the nervous system with somatic excercises

    • @Smashingblouse on July 1, 2024 at 12:45 pm

      How do you know if you have that? 🫶🏻

    • @MindGymMeditations on July 1, 2024 at 12:58 pm

      @@Smashingblouse You can go onto The Workout Witch YouTube page and there are lots of videos. Signs can range from not feeling like yourself, chronic pain, the way you sleep, like sleeping with T-Rex arms up under your chin. Eye twitching, hair loss, weight gain around stomach, moon face, feeling stuck in fight or flight/freeze mode. It’s amazing the more you learn about it. So many of what I thought were my habits because my system was dysregulated for so long turned out to be symptoms 🤣🫠 For example lots of people that get diagnosed with ADHD actually just have a dysregulated nervous system it’s just that can be healed through these simple excercises, so the medical field doesn’t talk about it. I had a motorcycle accident/concussion which damaged my vagus nerve and that’s what through mine off but it was years of my own research. The regular Doctors never mentioned anything.

    • @MHLivestreams on July 1, 2024 at 1:18 pm

      Ive had cortisol and adrenaline dumps over the years, and weighed next to nothing. I walk at least 10 miles per day, aged 54 am the same size as when I left school. I don’t see how stress causes fat other than comfort eating and not exercising adaquately.

    • @MindGymMeditations on July 1, 2024 at 1:28 pm

      @@MHLivestreams Excess cortisol can go either way. It can make it hard to lose the weight or hard to keep it on. I’m like yourself where I weight trained all my life but once my cortisol went into overdrive my muscle mass started going away and making it hard to keep on. The weight gain is due to the access insulin from the cortisol

  6. @HappilyCarnivore on July 1, 2024 at 12:30 pm

    I’ve always been very thirsty. Less so in the three years since I went carnivore, but I still have water next to me at all times and naturally drink around a gallon each day. The idea of water fasting is just awful to me.

    Back in 2015 my severe thirst helped me to stop a 28-year heavy smoking habit. I went to the ER with my appendix around midnight. The surgeon came in and said he was waiting until morning to take it out. Sometime in the night it burst (I suspect while I was still in the ER) and by the time they opened me up I had gangrene and they had to take out a fourth of my colon. Because of the resection of my colon I couldn’t have anything at all by mouth for days. Not even water. I was SO miserably thirsty that I forgot all about smoking. I didn’t think about food either. My need for water was all consuming.

    I had tried to quit smoking multiple times and never made it past the fourth days. Well, it was six days before I was allowed water. It wasn’t until I could drink again that I remembered to miss smoking. But realizing I had made it over that four-day hump I decided when I got home I was going to try and not smoke. I think it was important that I framed it that way to myself. I wasn’t “quitting”, I was just trying not to smoke. Even with that head start it was still very hard, and there were tears, but I did it. It also helped that I decided to quit coffee too, since in my head the two were so linked. If I had a smoke I needed coffee and vice versa.

    Anyway, yeah, I think I’ll have to start small with the water fasting. Maybe one hour a day and then increase it an hour every week and see how it goes.

    • @Smashingblouse on July 1, 2024 at 12:57 pm

      Well done for the smoking. I have a fear of not being able to drink water from a few times I was in hospital and I couldn’t. It’s awful 😣🫶🏻

    • @HappilyCarnivore on July 1, 2024 at 1:14 pm

      @@Smashingblouse It really is.

    • @Locked_in_with_DaQueen on July 1, 2024 at 4:22 pm

      If you can do that, you can do anything. Mind over matter😊

  7. @C.N.1 on July 1, 2024 at 12:42 pm

    😂 Tell the truth! Some of y’all out there stopped losing weight once the haters started to persecute you, shame you, or try to force feed you Cheeze-It, Lucky Charms, processed bologna, etc., after they became jealous of your success! 💯 Keep up the good work! 💪

  8. @fidelcatsro6948 on July 1, 2024 at 12:44 pm

    Sharing Dr Berg notes:

    Insulin is at the heart of a slow metabolism. Ultra-processed foods like chips and Cheez-Its have 0 sugars but contain carbs with very little fiber. They also contain starches—strings of sugars connected together.

    Starches act like sugar in the body, but worse! They are higher on the glycemic index, so they cause a higher blood sugar spike than sugar. Seed oils can also cause problems with insulin, affecting weight loss. Stress and lack of sleep can also affect weight loss.

    So, how do you fix an insulin problem?
    •Reduce sugar and starch consumption
    •Stop snacking
    •Exercise
    •Get more sleep

    It takes 24-48 hours to get into ketosis. If you have a glass of wine one night and then just one piece of bread the next, you are not going to be in ketosis.

    Sometimes, your eating plan is working, and you just don’t know it yet. If your hunger is gone and your energy levels are high, your diet is working; you just need to give it more time.

    Overtraining, poor sleep quality, and certain medications can also interfere with weight loss.

    The following natural solutions can help reduce insulin and boost weight loss:
    •Berberine
    •Apple cider vinegar (ACV)–1 tablespoon in a glass of water
    •Vitamin D–10,000 IU or a half hour of sunlight daily
    •Healthy Keto diet with intermittent fasting

    Once you’ve adjusted to a 16-hour fasting and 8-hour eating window, try switching to an 18-hour fasting window with a 6-hour eating window. You can even work up to 23 hours of fasting with a 1-hour eating window to boost weight loss.

    Dry fasting can also speed up weight loss. Don’t eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset for 12 hours of dry fasting.

    Thank you Dr Berg! 😺👍

    • @tjduff on July 1, 2024 at 3:38 pm

      Just eliminate SEED OILS and watch the rest fall into place.

    • @Diana-wk9qv on July 1, 2024 at 5:08 pm

      Thank you for this!

  9. @theinvisibleguests on July 1, 2024 at 12:49 pm

    I’m 63, age 60 I was the heaviest I’ve ever been 5’ 2” and 151 lbs. I was sedentary and eating hostess Chocolate cupcakes and washing them down with Pepsi for my night time snack. I decided to go low carb then Keto I lost 15 lbs and have fluctuated between 135 and 140 for the last 4 years by keeping sugar to a bare minimum like (birthday cake) At home I use Monk fruit and will treat myself to a Pepsi Zero now and them. Anyhoo now I am on track to lose 5 more this morning I weighed in at 131.4 I’m doing intermittent fasting 16:8 and 18:8. Thank You Dr. Berg for all your help with my health journey. I could go on and on it’s been quite a ride.

  10. @MsActor2009 on July 1, 2024 at 12:55 pm

    Stress will make it almost impossible to lose weight

    • @zakyvids6566 on July 1, 2024 at 4:47 pm

      In some people it actually causes weight loss but yes you are correct

    • @testdep on July 1, 2024 at 6:50 pm

      my short story: my anxiety and stress levels got so bad, I seriously considered rehab. Nothing helped, inc meds, substances, etc. It lasted for almost 10 years.
      Then I tried int fasting (18+6), after 3 months my anxiety was GONE. Yes, I was hungry most of the time but at least I didn’t have panic attacks every single day. I call it ‘hunger enlightening’ and I love the feeling.
      Now I’m about 2,5 yrs in been doing int fast but didn’t lose weight until keto. I wasn’t obese, but now I’m finally getting this athletic slim build I always wanted. And the serenity, ofc. That’s the best part.

    • @katiem4539 on July 1, 2024 at 6:55 pm

      That’s a good fall back excuse for people who aren’t losing weight.

  11. @PowerTree-007 on July 1, 2024 at 1:03 pm

    It’s close to 100 degrees around here. We workout lifting heavy weights 4 days a week and walking outside everyday. There’s no way I could survive a water fast for any length of time.

  12. @calholli on July 1, 2024 at 1:18 pm

    Another big thing is not drinking enough water when you’re water fasting. I did a 3 day fast that wasn’t working as well as it usually does.. So later I did another and made sure to drink a full gallon of water each day and I was losing 3 lbs per day… for 6 days straight. It helps burn fat and it helps to flush the kidneys, which are filtering your sugar from the blood (at least the first couple days).. and it helps you poop well, since you’re not eating, etc.. It’s so beneficial to really take on a lot of water. and you can alternate that with dry fasting; which also has great benefits

    • @mindydiaz9015 on July 1, 2024 at 3:39 pm

      When I do long term fasting I hardly get thirsty and hardly use the restroom. I lose 2 lbs a day when I do though. 3 would be even better though maybe I’ll try to drink more water. Thanks for sharing!!

    • @calholli on July 1, 2024 at 4:20 pm

      @@mindydiaz9015 I’m almost 6ft and have fairly stocky muscles.. You probably won’t get over your 2 lbs per day, just because of your size and muscle mass, etc. But 2 lbs per day still adds up quickly. Don’t be afraid to fast for a whole week. You feel great doing it. Some people like dry fasting, but I hat3 it. I’d much rather load up on water and drink a LOT, than to do without.

  13. @sistersin2010 on July 1, 2024 at 1:24 pm

    I’ve been doing keto since May 10, 2019, lost about 60 lbs, kept it off until about the last 8 months, I have had a lot of stress and haven’t been sleeping well consistently. I have gained about 8 pounds while still eating the same.

    • @user-wd6rc8ox2m on July 1, 2024 at 1:30 pm

      if you can take a walk morning and evening it may help…by lowering cortisol levels

    • @annrhodes3544 on July 1, 2024 at 6:59 pm

      Sleep Apnea will defeat keto. Get tested.

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on July 1, 2024 at 7:13 pm

      Some of his videos on stress will help.

  14. @dirty5141 on July 1, 2024 at 1:28 pm

    I have a fasting insulin of 4.4 uIU/ml. So i am very insulin sensitive. I still struggle with weight gain if i am not careful. With great power (insulin sensitivity) comes great responsibility. You will store fat easier as well if you overeat. It’s a double-edged sword.

    • @Tes7000 on July 1, 2024 at 6:28 pm

      I am sure I haven’t seen a fasting insulin like that in decades. My fasting insulin is usually about 33, more than seven times yours. Yes, you do put on fat easier from overeating, but you also burn it easier. I would take that over having to fight for every pound.

      I am a pretty big guy — 6 ft tall, husky build, and over 300 lbs, yet my maintenance and weight loss calories are not proportionally higher than a normal-size man.

  15. @Mia_Malk on July 1, 2024 at 1:33 pm

    Dr berg. How do you break a weight set point? I’ve been plateud at 200lb for over 3 years now. I’ve been full carnivore, got my health back and lost 70lb. I have about 45lb left to lose for my height (5ft6in) and the fat won’t budge. I’ve tried everything. Nothing is working. This set point

    • @maddisonbythesea3015 on July 1, 2024 at 1:56 pm

      Do a 72 hour extended fast, water and electrolytes only.

    • @nuriaollero9241 on July 1, 2024 at 1:57 pm

      I was in the same situation and I started including fasting periods until I was able to complete a 6 days fasting. That worked incredibly for me, I lost weight and it did not come back anymore. Also check if you have some kind of gut dysbiosis. Candida is usually behind some serious cases of not losing weight

    • @Drberg on July 1, 2024 at 2:33 pm

      Hi there. You can try keto on steroids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHX1sTdhhpI&t=366s

    • @GregSkate100 on July 1, 2024 at 2:42 pm

      Do exercise that burns lots of calories while increasing your muscle mass (weightlifting is probably the best) which will increase your metabolism at rest therefore allowing your body to burn even more calories throughout the day. Also being in a slight caloric deficit at the same time will help

    • @tinyshamrocks2172 on July 1, 2024 at 2:55 pm

      That means you’re eating too many calories even if it’s carnivore… too many calories will always keep weight on

  16. @allbboss on July 1, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    Let’s be honest: corporations use ingredients that are illegal in other countries but in the US we blame the consumer.

    • @janedough6575 on July 1, 2024 at 2:03 pm

      The consumer happily buys garbage and takes no responsibility for learning what they are consuming.

    • @gigilamoore2656 on July 1, 2024 at 2:48 pm

      @@janedough6575 Tha’ts because it’s normalized. I went overseas twice this year. The difference is astounding.

    • @melindalancaster9648 on July 1, 2024 at 3:18 pm

      & we blame the other countries

    • @mommabear5059 on July 1, 2024 at 3:42 pm

      @@gigilamoore2656 normalized by who? I grew up in a family where we were not allowed soda. Most of my friends drink soda because their family allowed it. I’m 57 now and still don’t drink soda. It’s not society, it is your personal choices.

    • @gigilamoore2656 on July 1, 2024 at 3:50 pm

      @@mommabear5059 I’m 52 so I am from the generation where fast food was a rare treat, we ate at home and yeah we consumed soda and snacks. However, we were also outside all day. Your household and mine are not the arbiters of how most people grew up. Also, at the ripe old age of 57, you can’t sit here and tell me that there aren’t more chemicals in US food or that the food industries are in bed with politicians, the AMA, the ADA and every other “A”.

      This bad food is pushed on us (remember the campaign that HFCS was ok?) and then we are pushed into healthcare “treatment” which never cures anything but keeps us reaching for more and more medications.

  17. @janedough6575 on July 1, 2024 at 2:01 pm

    One of the main problems is that the “sugar free “ items you showed in the beginning aren’t food. Things will improve when people learn the difference between food and not-food.

  18. @citris1 on July 1, 2024 at 2:04 pm

    You’ve got to be pretty motivated to go without water. Thirst is a very strong demand.

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on July 1, 2024 at 7:14 pm

      Drink if you are thirsty of course. You may want to watch this video again as well as his earlier videos on dry fasting or on how to fast correctly.

  19. @tjduff on July 1, 2024 at 3:37 pm

    Sort of…But the REAL culprit is SEED OILS. Canola oil (which was called Rapeseed oil before they whitewashed the name), Soybean oil, Cottonseed oil, Safflower oil, Sunflower oil, and even most “olive oil” (because nearly all oils labeled olive oil now are cut with soybean oil, or rapeseed oil, or similar) are the main reason for fat gain. Combine those with excess carbohydrate and you have a recipe for weight gain. Eliminate ALL seed oils and only use butter, tallow, lard, and occasionally a fruit oil (coconut, palm, or REAL olive oil) and just watch how much easier it is to cut fat and maintain a healthy weight. It may take several months though, because those seed oils persist in the body for months or years.

    • @fnma21 on July 1, 2024 at 6:18 pm

      We have organic olive oil in Cyprus, thank Goodness.

  20. @pedrozegarek6719 on July 1, 2024 at 4:01 pm

    The worse is alcohol. It’s not just empty calories. It’s very insulingenic.

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