Like all things, turmeric alone will not drastically aid in weight loss. Combined with an active lifestyle and a healthy diet it can provide great results. Turmeric aids in systemically reducing inflammation in the body, this is beneficial for individuals with inflammatory bowel disease, which can result in a lot of abdominal distention. Distention, bloating and backed up bowels can add a lot of weight on to an individual and by eliminating this issue a lot of excess weight can be lost. Turmeric also positively affects the thyroid, many individuals today suffer from hypothyroidism which can make it very difficult to lose weight. An anti-inflammatory diet (Paleo is good) along with daily consumption of turmeric can make a positive difference.