Being overweight is not an easy condition to overcome, but there are ways to combat it. The first step is to eat out less. Restaurant food will add pounds, no matter how careful one is when ordering. Second, eat less pre-prepared food. Avoid packaged and process foods or food that comes in a box. Regardless of how optimized they are for good health, they will always have some ingredient which is detrimental to the body. Third, eat more fresh food at home. Making a salad and soup for dinner is not very time consuming with the right recipes. In fact, it should take less time than driving and eating at a restaurant. Planning meals ahead of time will also make eating fresh at home more efficient.
While many will argue that a vegetarian or vegan diet will automatically reduce weight, it really depends upon the person and how much they eat. However, a plant-based diet will give one a very good opportunity to shed some pounds, especially if the diet is replacing pizza, burgers, or other high fat fast food.
By combining these three tips with daily exercise, it is possible to fight obesity and, in turn, reduce vulnerability to chronic disease and be less exposed to the high costs of health care.