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.

Don’t take a day off

The health of your teeth is important, right? I mean, you only get one set of adult teeth to last your whole life. They need to be looked after, so you brush them twice, every day. Have you ever thought about how you keep up the job of brushing your teeth?

Is it because you are amazingly conscious of your tooth-health? Or because you set a reminder to do it? I would guess that the reason you do it every day is… because YOU DO IT EVERY DAY. And you’ve been doing it like that since you were young.

This is a prime example of how to create a habit that you will stick to no matter what

And weight loss requires at least as much discipline as brushing your teeth. You only get one body. And the health of your body really is dependent on your weight.

So what’s the deal?

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Weight loss is an EVERY DAY THING. Don’t take a day off from your diet (you can still schedule ‘cheat meals’ as PART of your diet). Don’t skip exercise. Don’t let yourself go to bed too late, or stress too much.

You need to control your weight loss plan on a daily basis so that it becomes part of your life-habit, because that’s the only way to make it stick.

Yes, routine is ‘boring’. But who said that every aspect of life has to be fun? Many important things feel boring. But once they are a daily activity then they aren’t ‘boring’ anymore, because they are essential parts of living a healthy life, and that’s important.

Do it. Daily.

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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