If you are overweight you probably can’t wait to get rid of all your excess fat. However, this is easier said than done. The body will make it very difficult for you to shed weight. The ideal weight loss you ought to target is around 3 to 4 lbs. per week. Anything more than that will be very difficult to achieve. Rapid weight loss leads to food cravings and health issues. You’ll also have skin and hair problems. If you lose a lot of weight every week, it will be due to your lean body tissue being metabolized instead of fat. For the new year, it is a good idea for you to set your weight loss target. Work towards it steadily. You will then remain in good health.