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 tech-savvy

Our lives are full of technology, and sometimes it feels like it’d be great to get rid of a bunch of it. However, if you’re looking to lose weight there are a few technological devices that can really help you.

Here are a few tech items you can get fairly cheaply to help you reach your weight loss and healthy lifestyle goals:

1. A calorie tracker app:

You have a cellphone, right? Good news! You can track your calorie intake quickly and easily via an application on your phone. Even better? Many apps are available for free!

How does it help? It tells you how you’re doing in terms of calorie-balance for the day, so you’re not running on feelings – they can be very deceiving when you see that cake at the store.

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2. A step counter:

You can track how many steps you take every day, and how active you are via an app on your phone – the same device you’re tracking calories on!

This lets you keep tabs on your activity level so you can see how much exercise you’re getting.

Want to go one level better? Get a tracker watch that can keep an eye on your heart rate, stair-climbing and possibly even guide you through workouts too.

 

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3. A good quality scale:

Get yourself a decent quality scale so you can weigh yourself every day. This helps you keep your weight in mind throughout the day, and it helps you make better food decisions throughout the day. Without this information you’re really just guessing from day-to-day.

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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