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.


Bite size is the right size

One of the things we’ve all heard so many times that it’s become irritating is that if we want to achieve something then we need to set goals that will help us get there…

See… You’re annoyed, right? You’re thinking “I know that already!”. If that’s the case, then that’s great, and I’ve got a question to ask: how’s it going with all your endeavours then? If you already know you need to set goals, then you should be achieving those goals left, right and centre. So, are you?

The fact that you’re reading this article suggests that there’s something stopping you from achieving your weight loss goals. And I think I know what that may be…


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You are setting goals that are not effective

In dieting – let’s say you want to lose 30kg – you need to set a goal. Most people will set the goal like this: “I want to lose 30kg by 12 months from now”.

And then off they stumble, without any real idea as to whether or not they will succeed, and most of them don’t.

So how do you set a goal that you can actually work towards?

If you want to lose 30kg, why not break it up into six 5kg goals.

Make your first goal to lose 5kg in the next 6 to 8 weeks. Once you’ve achieved this, aim for the next 5kgs.

That way, you really can get your eating, planning and exercise on track in ways that will really make a difference, and adjust them as you need to whenever things are going well, or not.

This is REAL, EFFECTIVE goal setting. Try it. You’ll see how much better it works.

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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