Losing weight is not just about fitting into smaller-sized clothes, it’s also about getting healthy with an improved sense of well being. Losing 5% to 10% can improve your health and reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. But there’s a popular opinion among individuals that they would be able to reap the benefits associated with weight loss only if they reach their end goal. Research has shown that’s not the case, and there are a whole lot of benefits associated with a slight drop in body fat, which hardly anyone talks about. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis conducted a study that found the best health benefits are associated with a 5 percent loss of body weight. This would take you out of danger and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Even though 5% may not seem much, if your current weight is 80 kgs, then a 10% drop would be 72 kgs, and if an individual’s current weight 75 kgs, 10% drop would take you to 67.5 kgs! The results would be amazing and you’d feel motivated to keep going.