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.

You can have dessert IF…

I really hated vegetables as a child. I would sit at the dinner table for AGES waiting for my parents to give up and let me leave the cauliflower on my plate.

One of the ways my mom always tried to get me to eat my veggies was to say something like “Well, there’s no dessert if you don’t eat your vegetables”. I disliked veg enough that that was often a fair trade-off – I never got away with it though (and now I love veggies).

There is a lot of sense in that statement though. We all love the “treat” part of every meal. We like the dessert, or the meat, or the roast potatoes, or the glass of wine. But the part of the meal that we NEED is the very part we mostly seem only to tolerate – the vegetables.

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These guys give us far more vital nutrients than anything else on our plate, AND they supply fibre to make us full. They help us stave-off sickness and help make sure our body’s systems operate at 100%.

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If you have ANY amount of weight to lose (but especially if it’s a lot), you need to eat vegetables. You need to eat a lot of them, and you need to eat them FIRST. Don’t even think about eating steak/chicken/fish/potatoes until you’ve had a huge serving of veg. THEN you can have the rest of the meal, and maybe even a glass of wine or a block of dark chocolate.

But not until you’ve had your veggies.

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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