Obesity is a disease of the modern age. Pushbutton lives and inordinate amounts of time spent on the couch in front of the TV are some of the contributory factors.
Eating appropriate amounts of calories, focusing on the correct ratio of carbohydrate, protein and fat is essential. However, certain foods help to burn fat and lose weight. These include fibre, superfoods, fruit and oily fish.
You can read more about some of the simple foods that you can incorporate into your diet in this article at Eating Well.