Maintaining a healthy weight is a lifelong journey. Fad diets may provide a quick fix but in time, most people are often unsuccessful. When it comes to weight loss, counting calories is important but making the commitment to implementing permanent lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and exercise is critical.
If you have serious health problems because of your weight, your doctor may suggest weight loss surgery or medications for you. In this case, you and your doctor will need to thoroughly discuss the potential benefits and the possible risks. Obesity, and particularly morbid obesity, puts you at increased risk for complex medical conditions.