If you are overweight or obese, the ideal and healthiest way is to lose weight gradually.
A sensible weight loss rate would be 0.5 – 1kg (1-2lbs) per week.
Nevertheless, whatever weight you are, a small reduction (around 5-10% of your starting weight) can produce significant health benefits.
There are many reasons why people want to lose weight, it may be because of their health, but there may be more personal reasons for wanting to change.
Below are some quotes from people who have started to make changes to lead a healthier life:
If you are overweight, spend a few minutes thinking about what losing weight would mean to you.
It's often easy to focus only on the positive things that can come from losing weight. But often there is a cost too, as you will need to change behaviours that you enjoy or have been doing for a long time.
Thinking through the pros and cons realistically will help you to anticipate the things that might make your plans difficult to stick to, so that you can think ahead of ways to overcome them.