Losing weight can be a difficult and daunting task, but it is possible to achieve success with the right mindset and approach. One important aspect of weight loss is finding the right motivation. For some people, this may be to fitting into smaller clothes, to improving health, or to simply boost self-confidence.
Once you’ve found your motivation, it’s important to set some realistic goals. It’s important to be patient and give yourself time to lose the weight in a healthy way. A good way to start is by making small changes to your diet and exercise routine. For example, you could start by cutting out sugary drinks or eating more fruits and vegetables. You could also add some light cardio to your weekly routine.
Another important tip is to avoid fad diets and quick fixes, as these are often ineffective and can lead to weight gain in the long run. Instead, focus on making long-term changes that you can stick to. If you find yourself struggling, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. A registered dietitian can provide you with personalized advice and support to help you reach your goals.
A man has opened up about how he managed to shed 14st naturally after his son asked if he was ‘going to die’ when he weighed 27st.
Former truck driver Gary Taylor, from Nottingham, was so large that he wasn’t able to tie his own shoes or put on his own socks.
But after his 11-year-old son Zac asked him if he was ‘going to die’, Gary was spurred into action and he managed to slim down to a healthy 13st by making simple changes to his diet and lifestyle.
Gary, who is now a personal trainer, said: ‘My son Zac was only 11 years old when he asked me, “Dad, are you going to die?”
‘That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. It was like a lightbulb moment. I realized I had to do something about my weight – and fast.
‘I was so big that I couldn’t even put on my own socks or tie my own shoes. I was exhausted all the time and my health was suffering as a result of my size.’
Gary, who is 6ft tall, started out at 27st and was a dress size 54. He knew he had to make a change but he didn’t want to opt for surgery.
So, he started doing research online and discovered the keto diet – a low-carb, high-fat plan that encourages the body to burn fat for fuel.
He cut out all processed foods and started cooking all of his meals from scratch. He also cut down on alcohol and started exercising more.
Within six months, Gary had lost an incredible 14st and he’s now kept the weight off for four years.
He said: ‘When I started my weight loss journey, I had no idea that I would end up losing 14st. It was a slow and steady process but it was definitely worth it.
‘I’m so much healthier now and I have so much more energy. I’m also able to do things that I couldn’t do before, like play with my kids.
‘I’m so proud of myself and I know that my son is proud of me too. It just goes to show that it’s never too late to make a change.’