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.

Replace solids with liquids

One of the toughest things about dieting the long list of choices at every meal. From what to eat, how much to eat, how long to wait before the next meal, and how to stop yourself from having dessert.

The easiest way to take those decisions off the table is to replace some of your solid meals every day with liquid ones. My suggestion is to replace breakfast and lunch every day with protein drinks.

You can even have an extra shake or two as a snack if you NEED them.

Why does this work for weight loss?

Well, for a start, it’s simple, and as we said before, it takes all of the confusion out of two of your daily meals. By deciding to drink something that you know is healthy, and that tastes pretty decent, you suddenly don’t have a bunch of difficult decisions to make.

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Protein shakes keep you feeling full for a long time, and they are low in calories. So they are also good for making you feel like you’ve eaten enough, without any excess that would end-up in ‘storage’.

The bottom line here is that by drinking two of your meals per day, you only have to make the ‘tough’ decisions at dinner time. And if you can control yourself at dinner, then you’ve got literally the easiest diet in the world, because you’ve cut calories and junk food without having to think too much.


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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