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.

Get moving

Having a lot of weight to lose means that right now you are carrying a lot of excess ‘baggage’ with you at all times. This can make simple tasks like walking around seem pretty intimidating, and that’s got to change if you want to be a healthy human being.

If your weight is preventing you from living a ‘normal’ life – making walking, sleeping, sitting up without a backrest difficult – then you surely don’t need too much other motivation to change.

One of the things you really need to do to reverse this weight gain is to get moving. Even if it’s just a little bit extra every day, you need to be making your body mobile, and expending energy. Combined with a calorie-restricted diet this movement will result in the use of stored energy in the form of fat, which will mean less fat living on your frame.

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Start with a walk around the block

Do this every day for a week. Next week, walk around two blocks, or one block two times. The following week, do three blocks… Keep going until you’re walking for an hour or so every day. If this makes you tired, keep doing it, but when it stops being effective it’s time to up the ante again.

Get moving, see results.

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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