One reason why the results of exercise and dieting are often less than satisfactory is you cannot treat a complex issue with a simple solution. Weight gain is not only due to a pattern of eating or a sedentary lifestyle. The pattern of eating and sedentary lifestyle are the endpoints of a composite of certain thoughts, feelings, goals, motivations, and perhaps even beliefs.
Taking the opportunity to think more deeply and broadly about what is driving your weight-gaining eating is a weight loss activity well worth your while. Identifying central emotional themes, for instance, is a good way to start on a more complex understanding of a weight problem. What are your central emotional themes? Are you in touch with how these central emotional themes affect your thinking, your goals, your feelings, and your motivations? Do you know how this psychological network operating behind the scenes comes to influence your eating behavior?
Yes, there is a lot to the process of weight loss and this requires a more comprehensive approach than exercise and dieting alone.