As it goes to losing excessive weight, you can find many solutions available on the market and in the Internet. Lots of them claim to be effective for fast weight loss and promising to help you lose excessive pounds without efforts. But, in reality this can result in directing to an unhealthy trace of some crash diets that don’t produce the wished results and can even damage the health for a long time. Most doctors would tell you that a healthy method to lose weight is to combine healthy eating with a proper exercise program. Healthy eating means eating the proper amount of foods and from this food the body will generate energy necessary for normal functioning during the day. This is generally a healthy mix of protein (meat, legumes), fruits, vegetables, carbohydrate (potatoes, some breads) as well as essential fatty acids. There are a large number of different fad diets that leave out many of the essential nutrients; these are fats and carbohydrates mostly. Though this eating may lead to quick loss of several unnecessary pounds, actually weight loss of this king is generally short termed and thus unsustainable. Such eating problems as bulimia anorexia can provoke various health disorders, including dehydration, muscle loss and peptic ulcers not to mention a great variety of others. It is essential for you to consult the doctor or a dietitian so that they can help you in designing a healthy diet plan that should comprise all the necessary nutrients required for normal functioning of the body. Together with healthy eating habits, an exercise program should be taken and followed strictly to gain the desired results in weight loss. In fact an effective exercise program for weight loss should combine such cardiovascular exercises as jogging and running with weight training so that to improve and maintain the tone of your muscles. Actually you may as well add alternate types of exercises such as Tai Chi and yoga; these practices are proven by time and are effective to maintain the general health of the body, soul and mind. In case you are just starting some of these programs, this is of crucial importance not to indulge in over exercising, as vigorous exercise regimes may appear unsustainable besides they can provoke undue strain to the body.