These are 9 tips that were originally part of an article I was writing for the Huffington Post, but decided at the last moment, it was going to make the article too long. So enjoy this exclusive content…

1. You need to change your focus from “how to lose weight” to “how to lose weight and keep it off”. There is a world of difference between the two.

2. Exercise regularly but ensure that any weight loss attempt is focused on eating fewer calories

3. Increase your awareness of what you are eating. To do this, keep a food diary. You’ll get a far clearer idea of where you going wrong and how to fix it.

4. Get connected with what your body needs. When you reconnect with your body’s natural hunger and fullness signals, then you will be amazed at how much less you need to eat.

5. Reassess your food portions. Portion sizes can creep up over time. Are you really eating how much you need, or how much you have become used to eating?

6. Make small changes each week. Don’t do anything too drastic. Make sure that the changes you make are ones that you are happy doing for the rest of your life.

7. Completely abandon any deadlines or unrealistic expectations about how fast you will lose weight. Slow and steady wins the race.

8. If it feels like a struggle and you’re miserable, then you’re doing it wrong. If you ever feel like that, take a step back. You’ve probably made too big of a change too soon. Take it slow.

9. Don’t give up. Giving up is the only way you can fail at this.

Dr. Khandee Ahnaimugan (Dr. K) is a medical doctor, weight loss expert and author of the best-selling book, “Slim and Healthy without Dieting”. He provides individual consulting programmes for people wanting to lose weight without dieting. Try his 7 Day “How to Lose Weight without Dieting” Email Course for FREE at

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