We all have heard of the term ‘obesity’. Obesity is caused when the calorie intake is higher than the calories burnt, for a significant time period. A steady weight is managed when the calorie intake equals calories burnt. When the calorie intake is more, the excess is stored as fat in the body. Some drugs like antidepressants and diabetes medication can also lead to weight gain, along with factors like hormones in the fat cells and gastrointestinal tract, socioeconomic status and culture can also affect a person’s body weight. Obesity, in the long run, can cause severe health complications like strokes, diabetes, increased blood pressure, gallstones, osteoarthritis and even gout. Therefore, maintaining a healthy body weight becomes an important need for everyone.