One of the most common goals of any individual is to obtain or maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is ramped in the western world and is a leading risk factor for many diseases including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, hormone imbalances, sleep apnea, gall stones, asthma, osteoarthritis, chronic pain, depression and several types of cancers. One must first rule out probable causes such as metabolic and hormone imbalances, poor nutrition, food allergies, lack of sufficient exercise and other interfering Lifestyle factors. Then through strategic use of holistic approaches the necessary elements for healthy weight loss can take their effect. For successful weight loss realistic expectations must be must be set and old habits changed.