A good buddy of mine is 6 ft. tall and used to weigh 230 lbs (or something like that). He hated being fat but couldn't stop eating fried, greasy and heavily spiced foods. He asked me what kind of gym equipment he should buy to work off his fat. I told him not only did he not need to waste money on fancy gym equipment -- but he could actually save money and lose weight by eating less and doing some exercises like walking, sit ups, push ups plus a few stretching routine. And he could start real easy and work his way to a sustainable routine. My buddy went out and spent over $10K on two beautiful Bowflex machines.
So, fast forward a few months, the Bowflex were coated with dust and his weight went up to 260. He then talked about doing a lipo! "But c'mon", I said, "if you don't change your eating/exercising habits, then you'll just get all the pounds back, and if you do change your habits, then you won't even need the lipo"! He went ahead and spent $6K on lipo -- and his body oozed out grease like a giant oiled duck for days afterwards. His wife got pretty disgusted with him, having to change linen and sheets every day.
And now, after spending $10K on Bowflex and $6K on lipo -- my buddy tells me his weight is now around 295 -- although I suspect he's simply too embarrased to say 300+.
I feel sorry for him, because I know how much he hates being fat... and I am sure if it were easy, he would have done it long ago. Sigh.