If you are a smoker, you must carefully calculate a weight loss strategy that will not interfere with how much you smoke. Don't quit until the weight is gone. Both quitting smoking and attaining a healthy weight are major priorities for you, but coordinating the effort takes considerable planning, perhaps even your doctor's intervention. Quitting smoking may cause you to gain weight, which could undermine your diet.
Another tip to help you lose those unwanted pounds, is to increase your level of exercise. Depending on your health and medical condition, you may want to start out with a leisurely walk and build up from there. Small changes, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, can make a difference in the amount of calories you burn each day. In order to lose weight you must burn more calories than you take in, so by increasing your exercise level, you will be able to lose weight faster.