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.

Ditch the (Added) Sugar

I’m not here to vilify sugar. It’s just another type of food. Sugar is not ‘out to get you’. If sugar has made you fat, the fault lies squarely with you, and maybe a little with the modern food industry.

You see, while sugar is a perfectly normal ingredient, it is currently used in major excess by food producers, and the average person has absolutely no idea how much added sugar they are actually eating every day. And in matters like this, the responsibility lies with you, the consumer, to understand and control what you consume.

The truth about sugar is that you don’t NEED any ADDED sugar in your diet

It’s nice every once-in-a-while, but it’s never necessary. All the sugars your body needs you’ll get from eating a fruit or two every day.

So if you’re overweight and you want an easy step that will make a big difference, then ditch all of the added sugars in your diet. This means any food with sugar on the ingredients list should be out, unless you’re having a treat on a very special occasion.

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You’ll cut calories without making yourself hungrier, and you’ll probably realise (by reading labels) how much sugar you usually eat. Remember that ingredients are listed in terms of quantity, so if sugar is near the top of the list then there’s a lot of it.

Easy right?

h2>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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