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.

Block your ears

As we have discussed many times before, weight loss is something that EVERYONE seems to be an expert in. From the guys who have been fit and skinny since birth to the ones who  have managed to reach their weight loss goals, and those who are still getting there.

If you want to find a group of ‘experts’ quickly, start a conversation about dieting while you’re in a crowded room.

Now this perceived expertise may be very annoying, but these are NOT the people you REALLY need to avoid if you’re serious about losing weight.

The people you want to avoid are the ‘Negative Nancys’:

“Losing weight is nearly IMPOSSIBLE once you are past a certain age/weight/shoe size etc”

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“I’ve tried all the diets. They are all useless. Weight loss is miserable and tough.”

“Dieting is for the birds. Just accept who you were born to be.”

In short – avoid the people who are negative and dismissive regarding your goals

You see, hearing people speak negatively about something that means a lot to you can be encouraging (if you’re a contrarian type), but for most people this type of statement simply serves to actually make everything more difficult.

So when you hear someone start to talk negatively about your diet, block your ears and walk away. You don’t need those ideas swimming around in your brain.  

YOU can do it.

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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