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 perspective

Having a lot of weight to lose seems like a real negative to most people. And from the point of view of your health, being very overweight is certainly more negative than positive. However, if you’ve got a lot to lose then there are a couple of other ways to look at things that can really become game-changers for you.

The first thing to take on board is that you’ve made the first step on a long journey. That’s very important. In deciding to lose the weight and beginning to diet you are taking charge of the situation, and seeking a positive change. So, well done! There may be many more steps to take on this path, but you can’t take the second without the first.

Another positive is that the weight will come off easily at first, if your diet and exercise are good and you stick to them. That beats the heck out of slogging away for weeks only to lose 500g. People will also notice your weight loss once you’ve lost a few kilos, which is always nice.

You’re also moving towards an easier, better life when it comes to your basic mobility. Your life will seem less arduous, because you will be transporting a lighter body from place to place. That’s a good thing for your joints and also a good thing for your energy levels.

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So you see, what you’re taking on isn’t that terrible. And the results will be GREAT. Stick with it, and you’ll be happier, healthier and more able to enjoy your life.

 

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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