The Most Powerful Way To Kick-Start Weight Loss

No fasting involved, I promise…

Andy Taylor
6 min readSep 14, 2022


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I’ve struggled with my weight for a long time.

I’m not currently obese, but I seem to always be between a stone and two stone heavier than a healthy weight (as determined by BMI — I know it’s not perfect, but I find it the most practical measurement).

This “a bit overweight” state is where, I think, many people find themselves — I can tell from the comments that get left on my articles.

There’s a lot of us in this boat.

I’m constantly trying to find ways to improve my chances of getting to and staying at a healthy weight. When I discover something that works, I like to share it.

That’s what this article is about — I’m currently enjoying a batch of progress and what kick-started it is something so simple.

I hadn't quite recognised its power…

Why Progress Is So Hard

Being overweight gnaws away at you. You never fully escape it. Unless you lose the weight. But then you get another obsession — keeping it off.

Weight management is tough because it is a constant and endless task. You can’t take a break from it. You can’t just say “OK, well I won’t eat and drink anything for a few weeks just to reset and get my mind clear on things.”

You can’t retire from eating. You can’t change eating careers. You have to eat and drink regularly to stay alive.

So every few hours of every day, of every week, of every month, of every year… the issue comes back.

What am I eating? What should I be eating? What’s my plan at the moment? How am I going to adjust now that this issue / busy work day / social occasion / public holiday / mental health state / change in routine has just cropped up?

Similarly, breakthroughs are hard because you have to back them up. You can’t have one good week and then three bad. You have to stay on it. Constantly.

As I’ve written about before, losing weight and maintaining it forever is actually a very simple three-stage process:

  • Find a way of eating that stops you gaining any more weight — learn…



Andy Taylor

I want to learn. I try to grow. I’d love to help.