Why are there all these comments about weight loss?In order to lose weight you need to asses your energy intake. Food is used as energy for your body, and any energy not used is stored as fat. It is therefore essential that you only take in the energy you need and increase your activity level in order to lose weight. When reducing your calorie intake, it is essential that you make changes that you are likely to stick to as crash diets may lead to 'yo-yo' dieting. Eating around 300-500 calories less per week will lead to a weight loss of 1-2lbs a week, while it is not much weekly it adds up to around 52lbs per year. It is also important not to skip meals as this might cause you to overcompensate later in the day and snack more. Increasing activity levels can be done easily for example trying to do 20 minutes of walking a day, such as walking short journeys than using the car. By finding something that you enjoy you are more likely to stick to it.