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 truth will set you free

When I ask my clients how they gained weight, I get a variety of answers, but they are almost all centred on factors that seem to be outside of the control of the overweight individual.

Thyroid issues, medications and other health-related or genetic factors are just some of the reasons given. But what is the truth?  YES, thyroid issues and medications can have an impact on your weight but they are NOT completely uncontrollable.

In order to begin an effective weight loss lifestyle, you need to ask yourself “Why are you REALLY overweight?”

Well, the fact of the matter is that (conservatively speaking) only around one in ten people is overweight due to circumstances beyond her control.

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This means that it is more likely that your eating and lifestyle habits have actually caused your weight gain – these are things that are within your control.

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How does this knowledge help?

This is GOOD news! Because if you caused this, you can undo it too! Embrace the truth that you are responsible for being overweight, and it enables you to sort it out.

You CAN help yourself out of the hole you’ve got yourself into, so stop blaming other things and people, and take ownership of the situation.

Be free and get lean!

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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