I was at a wedding overseas recently, and as often happens, someone asked me for weight loss advice. I spoke to them for about 45 minutes, and when I got back to London, I sent them an email summarising what I had advised.

I thought that sharing some of the points on that email might be useful.

#1

Weigh yourself now.

Then decide what goal you want to achieve. If you want to be 15kg thinner (a little over 2 stone), then write that down as your goal. But don’t just leave it at a goal, set a deadline. And make it a generous deadline, not something unrealistic that will actually de-motivate you.

A goal of losing 5kg (about 11 pounds) over 3 months is very achievable. (If I was working directly with a client, we would expect faster progress, but for someone trying this on their own, this is realistic.)

Some people might think 5kg in 3 months too slow, but the fact is, at that rate, after 1 year you would be 20kg (3 stone) lighter. Remember we are aiming for a lifetime change, not a short term fix.

And while 3 months on a regular “diet” might be intolerable, when you try a behavioural approach, you are not time limited, because it is such a gentle approach to weight loss.

Next week, part 2.

Dr. Khandee Ahnaimugan is a medical doctor who provides a bespoke behavioural programme for weight loss. To book a comprehensive assessment at his Harley Street Clinic please email admin@doctorkweightloss.com or phone +44 (0) 20 3130 4770.

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Based in London’s Harley Street, Dr. K provides individual behavioural weight loss programmes for women over 40. He is also the author of the Amazon bestseller: “Slim and Healthy without Dieting – The Weight Loss Solution for Women over 40”

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