Over the last 25 years, infertility rates have risen in proportion to the rise in obesity in men and women in their reproductive years. One analysis determined that at least 10 percent of today’s fertilty problems are related to overeating. The good news for obese people is that losing 10 percent of your body weight will improve your chance of conception (if you’re overweight, not obese, you’ll see the benefits after losing only 5 percent of your body weight). So create short-term goals on your path to hormone balance and don’t focus on attaining your ideal body weight.
Excerpt from Perfect Hormone Balance for Fertility