Not So Heavy

If I can lose weight so can you!

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Mathematics of Weight Loss

This video just came up on my Facebook stream today, it seems like the fundamentals of what I have been preaching about weight loss were right according to science & mathematics.

Apparently I missed one part though, so I maybe need to update my 2 life changing habits to 3?

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Download Free Weight Tracker Excel Template

I’ve been using a simple excel template to record my weight over the past almost year and a half. Now you can download the template so you can record your weight over time too.

2016 Weight Status Summary

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Gamification – Bonus Tip To Reach Your Goal

In my last post I suggested 2 ways to reach your goals. This applies to all goals really, not just weight loss. This week I include a bonus tip: gamification. Even if your goals and targets are SMART you may need extra motivation to push you along the way.

But what is gamification?

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Use Small Steps & Micro Targets To Reach Your Goal

Dieting can be pretty difficult at the best of times. Whether you are forced to diet or not, setting up SMART targets helps gives you something to aim at. But what about the motivation? Use small steps & micro targets.

If, using my target weight loss as the example, you told yourself that you are aiming to lose 22kg that sounds a lot. In my case I believe it is since it is almost a quarter of my start out body-weight. You might be so put off by the enormity of the task at hand that you give up before you start.

To make it attainable, relevant and timely all help in making the goal achievable. But how do you then get the drive and belief to actually reach these goals?

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Drinking Water Like a Boss Can Aid Weight Loss

Drinking water can really help you as you are trying to lose weight for a number of reasons. I have found that it is great for suppressing hunger but it is also advantageous in other ways too. According to the Mayo Clinic and others, you should drink around 2 liters of water a day.

In this post I will highlight some of the research and thoughts on the subject from around the web, highlight how it has helped me and give you a couple of great tips if you are not keen on drinking water at all. I know that I didn’t really like drinking tap water and would certainly not drink bottled water for various reasons that I’ll explain later on.

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Set Yourself SMART Targets

SMART targets give you a realistic chance of achieving you are aiming for.

Be it business or personal life, you should have some goals. These are the motivation to do your work successfully or live your life to its full potential. However you need to have some system in place otherwise you set yourself crazy goals that you may have absolutely no chance of achieving. Of course, as you will see below, not all are totally relevant but the gist of it is.

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2 Life Changing Habits

Since Not So Heavy was initially about my weight loss and things I have done to change my lifestyle it seems only fair to share these simple life changing habits with you.

Generally I am not a very motivated person, but as I continued with losing weight I soon became quite obsessed by weight, and even activity levels to some degree. Over time it got to the point where I was weighing myself every day, sometimes more than once, despite my weigh-in time being the same time on the same day of the week… Every week.

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3 Things this Diet is About & 3 Things It’s Not

Having done some research on other sites and Twitter accounts with similar subjects, weight loss, it was glaringly apparent that I should clarify what this diet and site is about.

There seems to be a lot of “amazing” ways to lose weight, often with a price tag. This site is not one of them. It is a genuine account of my weight loss journey over the past year – as I approach my goal.

Hopefully reading this and other posts on the site you will realize that this is just one guy trying to share his experiences in the hope that it will help someone. The knowledge and experience I am sharing won’t work for everyone.

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