This is mostly a misguided belief, where the notion exists “the more I exercise, the more weight I will lose”. Yes obviously, exercise helps with weight control. But an undisputed fact is that to lose weight, the diet needs to be altered. We eat too much. Many women ask about “spot reducing” specific areas such as the tummy or upper arms. Exercise and weight control targets the body as a whole. While we can tone specific areas, we cannot exercise any one area with the specific intention of losing fat in the one spot. Yes, the answer is primarily smaller portions, less “junk” food.