The basis of a solid weight loss program. The order of importance is as follows:1. GET AT LEAST 7-8 HOURS OF QUALITY SLEEP A NIGHT. 2. EAT A CALORIE RESTRICTED, BALANCED DIET. 3. GET REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OR FORMAL EXERCISE. 4. LIMIT YOUR INTAKE OF ALCOHOL AND ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES. DISCUSS MEDICATIONS WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN. 5. ADDRESS YOUR STRESS LEVELS APPROPRIATELY. Most of us know these facts, but most us need to be reminded daily of these facts.