I am yet to see some one who has lost weight through exercise.
Nor have I seen some body not gaining weight after under going rigorous slimming programmes (run ,of course, by well advertised quacks).
I have also seen people under some pill or other landing in serious complications.
Yes, by exercising you burn calories and the system makes you hungry and you eat,period;if in the process you over eat you might gain more weight than before (it is yet to be established Food habits alone are responsible for weight gain;it is not clear whether it is due to heredity or environment).
Slimming programmes are nothing but a hotch- potch of zany/phony science(by the way Dietetics is another field, like Computer /Business Consultants normally talk through their hats unlike a business man /a Doctor) that at best relieves you of your wallet.
Your worry on losing money may make you slimmer.!
In short, the age-old wisdom that the organism/system takes what it needs to survive despite your efforts.
So eat, drink and be merry within reasonable( meaning till you make a nuisance of yourself to others and yourself) limits.
“In general, for weight loss, exercise is pretty useless,” says Eric Ravussin, chair in diabetes and metabolism at Louisiana State University and a prominent exercise researcher. Many recent studies have found that exercise isn’t as important in helping people lose weight as you hear so regularly in gym advertisements or on shows like The Biggest Loser — or, for that matter, from magazines like this one.
The basic problem is that while it’s true that exercise burns calories and that you must burn calories to lose weight, exercise has another effect: it can stimulate hunger. That causes us to eat more, which in turn can negate the weight-loss benefits we just accrued. Exercise, in other words, isn’t necessarily helping us lose weight. It may even be making it harder.
The Compensation Problem
Earlier this year, the peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE — PLoS is the nonprofit Public Library of Science — published a remarkable study supervised by a colleague of Ravussin’s, Dr. Timothy Church, who holds the rather grand title of chair in health wisdom at LSU. Church’s team randomly assigned into four groups 464 overweight women who didn’t regularly exercise. Women in three of the groups were asked to work out with a personal trainer for 72 min., 136 min., and 194 min. per week, respectively, for six months. Women in the fourth cluster, the control group, were told to maintain their usual physical-activity routines. All the women were asked not to change their dietary habits and to fill out monthly medical-symptom questionnaires.
The findings were surprising. On average, the women in all the groups, even the control group, lost weight, but the women who exercised — sweating it out with a trainer several days a week for six months — did not lose significantly more weight than the control subjects did. (The control-group women may have lost weight because they were filling out those regular health forms, which may have prompted them to consume fewer doughnuts.) Some of the women in each of the four groups actually gained weight, some more than 10 lb. each.
Weight loss programme.(!?)
Most women are very vain when it comes to their physical assets and appearance. They are conscious of their looks and their figures. This is one main reason why more and more women troop to the gyms,enlist in fitness programs that offer weight loss exercises for women and frequent health spas ever so often.Weight loss exercises are fast becoming a top priority for ladies in the hope of maintaining their perfect bodies and whistle-bait figures.