Losing weight through fast diets or intense exceptional exercises is not the most suitable method: this type of techniques can endanger our health or make us gain even more weight once we abandon them. Miracles do not exist regarding weight loss, at least if we do not want to harm our body.
The real secret to healthily losing weight is to maintain a balanced diet, rich in very nutritious foods such as fruits, cereals, and legumes, and do regular physical exercise. Each person has different abilities and needs, so it is advisable to adapt the nutritional style and the intensity of the exercise according to individual characteristics.
It is essential to keep in mind that the "healthy weight" is not a specific number but a relatively wide range. Medically significant overweight increases the risk of certain diseases (e.g., heart and circulation) but social norms tend to be excessively strict when assessing body image.