This week’s blog focuses on a difficult topic – Weight loss. I have avoided tackling the subject for some time however I think the time has come. In my experience obesity is the commonest lifestyle issue that patients have. The reasons that trigger a visit to my office vary: High blood pressure, diabetes, back pain, gastro-oesophageal reflux, and knee pain with or without swelling to name a few. Many persons have at two to three problems that would be solved by achieving a heathier body weight. Note I said healthier and not ideal. This is because even before you achieve your ideal body weight you begin to reap the health benefits of reduced body weight.