This subject is fraught with traps.

Diet is truly a word we all hate.  No one, I repeat, no one wants to be on a diet.  It’s like a ball and chain, an albatross around your neck, a prison you can’t escape. The word itself brings fear into many a heart. Mine included.

And to boot, there are millions of books, articles, and gurus selling their magical solutions to losing weight. You could spend your entire savings on programs to help you lose weight.  It’s a HUGE business.

The SOLUTION is to NOT go on a diet.  The SOLUTION is to develop an eating plan that you enjoy and that is sustainable over the rest of your life.  Sounds like a BIG challenge, but it’s really not.

To start this discussion of what will work to have you lose weight, I’m going to rely on a few trainer friends of mine who are experts and can shed some light on the topic.


Here’s one of my favorite YouTube trainers laying out the basics of the best diet to lose weight. Mario spells out the general principles of losing weight and doesn’t spell out an exact diet.  Watch this first. It’ll set the stage for the rest of the discussion in this article.

Watch this first. It’ll set the stage for the rest of the discussion in the rest of the article and videos.



I can’t help it.  I love this next guy. Aaron tells it like it is and doesn’t pull any punches.   Watch this video to get his take on 5 tips to lose weight.

If you do what he says, you’ll lose weight.

I agree with some of his tips and some I’m not as convinced about some others.  I have done all of these at one time or another.

Watch.  It’s a good education.

(There’s a little bit too much commercial selling in here, so don’t let it turn you off to Aaron and his advice.)


This next video is recorded by a strange dude who has some good tips.  They are not your normal tips, and some are really good.  The point is to burn calories by doing fun things.I walked everywhere when I lived in LA, and as a result, it was easy to keep my weight in check.

He’s a big promoter of walking. I walked everywhere when I lived in Atlanta and LA, and as a result, it was easy to keep my weight in check.

Excuse his language, but watch the video and you’ll get some good ideas…….very useful.


Here is one of my favorite online trainers and a video that demonstrates the real way to lose weight.  Jeff starts by showing some of the most intense exercises and how many calories each of them burn, and then talks about the REAL way to lose 5 lbs of Fat.



Another video from Jeff, who in this video dispels 4 myths about weight loss and exercise.  A couple of these I have subscribed to in the past.  I’m learning every day.

Myths and bad advice are hard to kill.

Jeff knows his stuff, has direct experience with everything he talks about, so watch and take his advice seriously.  He’ll help you lose weight.



There you have it – 5 videos that will help you lose weight.

Some of the advice in the videos is common sense, some is from direct experience and some is unexpected.  All is good and worth considering as part of any weight loss program.

I’d like to hear your reaction, experiences with weight loss.  We can all help each other when it comes to complicated topics.  What works for one person may be just the thing you’re looking in your goal of weight loss.


Published by "W" Tucker

I've been a fitness enthusiast for many years and want to encourage guys over 40 to get and stay in shape. It makes life better, and makes you look and feel better.

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  1. hey Mr Tucker, great post on how to lose weight, I’ve been trying a lot of different things to my body as well, what works for me is the intermittent fasting , but I don’t recommend it for a long term as it increases the stress level, It might result different according with body type , the key is listen to your body 🙂

    1. Thanks for the comments Elbert.  I have done intermittent fasting, too, and like it.  I only recently stopped doing it.  You are right, everyone’s body is different and so you must listen to your body. 

  2. Finding a healthy plan that you can commit to for the rest of your life and slowly lose weight is such a challenge. It’s always tempting to just commit to a 30 day balls to the wall unsustainable diet and see the pounds come off quickly.

    The problem with that is you always binge once you’re done. And what’s worse is that your metabolism is lower since you probably just lost a ton of muscle. So when you binge, all you put back on is fat. I’ve done a couple rounds of this and was actually happier with my body before I did it because I at least had some muscle. Now I’m just skinny(ish) fat.

    1. Dustin, thanks for all the thoughtful comments.  Yes, I’ve been there also, yo-yo dieting.  I’ve done just about every diet there is, at one time or another.   

      When I was younger, I would only see my niece at Xmas and she would always get delight and asking me what diet I was on.   Every year it was a different one.  I’ve kinda settled into a pretty healthy diet with no strange twists.

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