The answer to this question is not necessarily. As with anything in life, we can make the process of losing weight difficult or easy depending on how we approach it. Obesity is an epidemic of large proportion in our society. It raises havoc on the lives of those who suffer with it, and affects all areas of life. The most noted areas of course are those that put an awful strain on health and create health problems.
The common mistake a lot of people make when they are going to try to lose weight is go out and pick up the latest fad diet and pop miracle pills and expect to lose weight. If that is your idea of an easy way to lose weight, think again. Sure, initially the weight may come off, but you have to have the right intentions going into your weight loss plan that do include a quick fix. It is a lifelong decision to eat better, exercise more and maintain a healthy weight. Without the combination of all of those, you will most likely not succeed in your weight loss attempts.
You first have to evaluate why it is that you are overeating. For most obese people, they eat to fill a sort of emotional void in their lives, and until that problem is fixed, their problem with overeating will continue. If you really want to succeed in your weight loss goals, you have to be willing to commit to it. This included a lifestyle that includes making healthy choices, exercising and having a positive attitude that you can succeed.
Another important point is that being on a diet plan does not mean you have to eliminate everything you like from your diet, it simply means that you have to limit your intake of sweets and fatty foods, and learn to replace them with more healthy choices. In order to lose weight, you have to be ready to make the commitment it takes. If you are ready to make that commitment, you can achieve your goals.