‘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.

The ‘anything’ rule

When a task feels enormous one of the biggest struggles is to actually start tackling it. We rationalise ourselves out of doing ANYTHING because we don’t feel like we can do EVERYTHING. Maybe it’s not worth doing. Right?

Of course not!

In fact, I feel like I can say this rule applies to every little thing you want to get better at in life. Doing ANYTHING is better than doing NOTHING. No matter how small of a thing it is, it’s going to beat the heck out of sitting on the couch moaning about how unhappy you are with your current situation.

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We all know all of the (overused) sayings about journeys starting with single steps etc…  I find them a little lame, but they are TRUE.

You need to do something, anything.

Once you start, you can build up momentum. And once you’ve got that, you’ve won half the battle.

So do ANYTHING today.

Think of the smallest, easiest thing you can do to start the journey towards your weight loss goal. Do it. See how it makes you feel. Try to do it again tomorrow. And then the next day…

You CAN do it! I believe in you!

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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