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Want to achieve weight loss? Eat less fat, exercise more and enroll for a weight loss program, claim scientists from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. This simple schedule is bound to work, as compared to well-known diets advised by most.

The study constituted a group of individuals aged above 20 years with BMI 30 or higher. Almost 2,523 of them were reportedly seeking to lose weight. According to the investigators, physical activity and less fat intake were seemingly linked to substantial weight loss.

Also, those who participated in weight loss programs appeared to lose more body mass. On the other hand, people on weight loss supplements and liquid diets did not apparently succeed except for a cluster of them.

“This is great news because studies have shown that even a 5 percent reduction in weight can lead to improved health. With more than a third of Americans now obese and fifty to seventy percent of them trying to lose weight, this is important because the health risks associated with carrying that extra weight are substantial,” commented lead author Jacinda M. Nicklas, MD, MPH, MA, a clinical research fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.

One positive point to take home is that most habits that led to weight loss were easily accessible and budget-friendly. As the scientists put it, the recent trend of losing weight by means of expensive medications and diets may not necessarily be effective.

The report is published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.