Something I find sad and depressing at the same time is the sheer amount of useless contraptions and fad diets out there that people use to lose weight. The common words in the ads for such thing are "six pack", toned, ripped.
Really People all it takes is a little hard work and you can do it too! It will take more than 2 minutes a day and no you can't eat big sized happy meals every day but if you just do the work and eat better you'll end up healthier and happier.
I'm not saying everyone should give up the crappy food you enjoy but you could cut back on it a lot and still have it once in a while and enjoy it.
I know I've lost weight and certainly feel better when going to the gym which I am unfortunately not doing so much lately for another reason but once that issue is dealt with I am truly looking forward to getting back into it.
It's really just like anything else in life though to lose weight. There is no quick fix that will work. It's just about making better choices and working hard.