Exercise will make you feel better, but probably won’t help you lose weight. The most common use of exercise in this country is that it allows you to eat more and not gain weight. Exercise is weight neutral. Exercise increases your appetite so it makes you eat. But exercise will also increase your energy and sense of well-being. You’ve got to cut calories and carbohydrates, if you want to successfully lose weight. Exercise alone is not going to help. Most of the science suggests that your metabolic rate slows after exercise, to make up for the calories you have burned. I’d never tell a patient not to exercise, but it’s not enough to make you lose weight. You have to cut carbs and calories.