There are many different ways you can lose weight. While some people use a combination of a healthy low calorie diet and slimming pills, others just go on a diet. Eating a healthy diet and exercising several times a week is an important part of achieving a healthy weight and many people successfully lose weight this way.
Some people also find it helpful to join a slimming club and lose weight with a group of people who are in a similar situation.
Severe obesity is sometimes treated with procedures known as bariatric surgery. Surgery is only carried out in patients who have not responded to weight loss programmes in the past and who have a BMI of over 35.