No other problem has plagued our population so rampantly across the masses as that of maintaining a desirable weight. Obesity is now established as one of the chronic lifestyle disease amongst our society and warrants urgent attention. Equally disturbing is the problem of underweight, which like obesity can also pose serious health problems. Both the conditions are usually a consequence of faulty or unbalanced eating pattern, be it in adults or children. In fact it has been well established that the type of body you will acquire as an adult in terms of weight, is influenced by your eating habits and lifestyle, which were followed from childhood or younger age. It is only that it takes that much period for your body to respond to the years of input it has received over the past years.