The article doesn't say "eating less and moving more" doesn't work, it says that eating more and moving more doesn't help you lose weight, which is about right in my experience.
But exercise is good for you. It helps with blood pressure, cholesterol, mood, etc, and it definitely does keep your weight down too, as long as you're not stuffing your face with lard pie all the livelong day.
didn't read it all but got as far as this - which seems to explain it perfectly well "First, people have been shown to overestimate how many calories they are burning off in a workout typically doubling the true figure. Anyone who earns a muffin with a jog has probably taken on more calories than theyve just burnt. Second, exercise makes people eat more. I dont think theyre hungry, I think its a reward issue,
ie it's not incompatible with basic truth that in order to lose weight you need to burn more than you consume.
(and the thing about hunger isn;t true. if you've ever trained for a marathon you know that exercise can make you starving.)
Everyone on this thread is right. DH, for example, is allowed to eat what he wants after a wholeday of winter hillwalking (the kind of day where they all leave at 6am by torchlight and come back so late that we are pissed off and thinking of ringing Mountain Rescue).
I actually stopped doing spinning classes as they made me bigger!
I developed weird 'front thigh' muscles that made me look like Mr Tumnus the faun, and caused my jeans to get tighter.
No doubt I was getting fitter, stronger etc, but no woman wants her clothes to get tighter due to working out.
Now I just do body combat twice a week, and plenty of walking. I wonder if many women find themselves apparently 'getting bigger' when their muscles start to tone up, and decide it's better being droopy and flat than toned and bulky.