I have always been lucky that I have never had to exercise to stay thin, quite the opposite I need to exercise to maintain my normal body weight. Apex fitness has a great product that helps with losing weight. Bodybugg by Apex fitness with technology developed by BodyMedia have come up with the world's most intelligent calorie management system, while traditional weight loss programs focus on tedious calorie counting, bodybugg is the only system on the market today that allows you to measure actual calories burned and consumed. I have not used or gotten my hands on this system yet but from what I have read it allows you to tailor the program based on your goals. Check it out.