The overweight and obese people are more likely to have hypertension, arthritis, stroke, high bloodcholesterol levels, diabetes and some kinds of cancer. Unhealthy dietary habits and sedentary behavior together account for approximately 300,000 deaths every year, a recent study has found.

Achieving a healthy weight reduces these health risks and makes you feel better, more energetic, efficient, and confident. The treatment of the obesity is extremely important for the people who are suffering from the heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis, back pain, infertility, hyperthyroidism and especially for the ladies to cure the post pregnancy stretch marks.

Being a little over weight in itself is not a disease but it can lead to other problems as mentioned above. Therefore it is very necessary for everybody to maintain an idealweight, according to the individual's body structure.

There is no quick way to lose fat from your body. Actually there is no magic that will make you slim overnight. It is you and you alone who can make lose weight.

One pound of fat equals about 4000 calories. So if you are overweight by, say 5 pounds, then you have 20,000 excess calories. You cannot and should not take it off in a day or two. The best way is to drop at a rate of 1-2 pounds per week. You will actually be losing fat at this rate.

The weight loss tips given below will be useful for quick and permanent weight loss.

  1. Do'nt be in a hurry. Aim to drop your weight at a rate of 1-2 pounds per week. You will actually be losing fat at this rate.

  2. Don't skip breakfast. Eat a healthy breakfast and lose weight.

  3. Eat every 2-3 hours. You should be grazing healthy natural foods.

  4. Eat a variety of foods from fruits, vegetables and whole grains category. These are full of fiber, vitamins A & C, folate, and potassium. Whole grains help fight cancer, heart disease, and prevent diabetes and are excellent source of carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

  5. Cut down your fat intake. Eat healthy fats.

  6. Do not eat while watching TV, you eat more.

  7. Do not eat when you are tense, you eat more.

  8. Do some physical activity, at least for half an hour daily. Every physical activity burns calories. For weight loss it is essential to do some physical activity regularly along with correct healthy weight diet. To calculate the calories you can burn in daily physical activities, use the calorie calculator.

  9. Note that a calcium rich diet speeds up weight loss by over 50%. This also makes your bones stronger and prevent osteoporosis. Eat lots of (3 servings daily) of dairy products (skim type) like milk, yogurt, cheese, etc.

  10. Eat plenty of plant foods, which are rich invitamins, minerals, trace elements, carbohydrates and protein that give your stomach lots of bulk to break down. This allows your body to burn off its excess stored fat. Even though you may be eating much more than before, your body would be switching to fat burning mode.
  11. If you are committed to losing weight, you have likely limited your intake of red meat. In most cases, that is a smart move.
  12. Improve your muscle mass by weight training exercises and eating protein in your diet.

There are several weight loss tips that you can use for fast and permanent weight loss.

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