‘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.

DON’T compromise

One of the trends that I have become aware of lately, especially in people with a lot of weight to lose, is that they often feel like they have more room to compromise with their diet plan because losing weight is somewhat easier for them.

When you’re really overweight losing the first bunch of weight is usually easier, because there is so much excess weight that your body doesn’t want to carry. When you begin to give your body the chance to let some of it go it generally happens quite quickly and easily.

The ‘easy’ weight loss doesn’t last too long

The problem is that the ‘easy’ weight loss doesn’t last too long, and if you’re in the habit of allowing yourself to compromise regularly – like eating a piece of cake just because there’s cake available for some reason – then you’re going to continue this once you DON’T have too much weight left to lose.

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At this point your diet will really need to stay on point in order to keep moving forward, and compromise will be the enemy, so if you’ve given in to it it’ll be that much more difficult to get onto the ‘straight-and-narrow’ nutrition path that you need to be on.

The easiest way around this problem is to not create the problem in the first place. If you’re going on diet to lose weight then only eat what you have planned to eat. Don’t deviate. I promise, it’s MUCH EASIER this way in the long run.

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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