Obesity increases the risk of disease and reducing the quality of a persons life not only the cost is impedes on society. A study was conducted in 2001 to prevent and decrease overweight and obesity by 15% and by 2007 this target had not been reached. Can you imagine what these people can achieve in 6 years? They would not only have achieved a fat burning body but also now being enjoying there new found quality of life.

In the same study over the past decade, obesity has become recognized as a national health threat and a major public health challenge. In 2007-2008, based on BMI (body mass index), approximately 72.5 million adults in the US were obese. Obesity causes diseases such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, and premature death. In 1987 to 2001, these diseases associated with obesity accounted for 27% of the increases in US medical costs. For 2006, medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at as much as $ 147 billion; obese people had estimated medical costs that were $ 1,429 higher than a person of normal weight. No wonder there was an economic downturn everyone is getting fatter!

Yet the facts are the answer to weight loss or a fat burning body which you want to call it is so simple. The first thing you need to understand is that weight loss is an energy balance which means the food you consume (eat) should be less than you expend (exercise, metabolise). When you know what your daily metabolic calorie intake should be eg. 1800 calories you need to eat less than this to lose weight simple equation.

Now where people get confused they think if I exercise then I can eat more! Wrong, when you exercise you minus this calorie burning effort away from your metabolic calorie intake and you should be in deficit and yes you will be losing weight. Hooray the simple answer the next thing you need to be aware of is not all exercise is created equal so do what you can and find out how many calories you are burning for the exercise you are doing and also know your metabolic calorie take so you can do the simple equation.

Lastly for the extra boost and a little hint to the simplicity of the equation if you weight train as part of your exercise you will increase lean muscle to your body and the more lean muscle you have on your body the faster your body will burn fat metabolically .

So here it is all put together:

Step 1: Find out your metabolic calorie take eg. 1800 caloires

Step 2 : Eat fewer calories 1500 calories than your metabolic calorie intake eg. 1800 calories

Step 3: Do some exercise and find out how many calories the exercise is burning for you eg. 500 calories for 1 hour of exercise.

Step 4: Boost – Do some weight training 1 pound of muscle can burn an extra 30-100 metabolic calories

How fast or how slow you go is up to you its all about consistency and if it takes 1 year to get healthy then imagine what can happen for you in 6 years time.