‘What to do if you have a LOT of weight to lose’ is a series of articles dedicated to the seemingly daunting task of losing lots of weight – think 30kg or more. If you are in this boat then this is the strategy for you. Follow the steps week by week and you’ll soon be on the path to a THINNER and (more importantly) HEALTHIER you

Start the day right EVERY DAY

Once you believe that you CAN lose weight, the immediate issue becomes changing the habits that got you into the position you are currently in.

The key to making the new habits stick is that you need to change one thing at a time, once every two weeks or so. The common mistake when people try to make lifestyle changes is that they try to change everything all at once, and that’s too overwhelming so most things slip through the cracks.

The first thing you’re going to change on your weight loss journey is how you start the day

No matter what you are used to, what you need to start doing is waking up earlier than you need to (most people who are overweight sleep too late and rush to get to work) and the first thing you’re going to do in the morning is drink a BIG glass (at least 500ml) of water.

Not juice, or soda, or coffee with milk and sugar… WATER.

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This gets your body’s systems revved up and ready to take on the day, and helps your insides get rid of all the toxins that have collected during your sleep. Water is also good because it’ll make you feel full, so breakfast will be smaller provided you learn to listen to your body.

So, in summary, get up early and drink lots of water. This is habit number one. You need to do it every day. Get going.

Take a look at more tips from the series “What to do if you have a LOT of weight to lose” below:

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