Eating a healthy diet, reasonable portions, making lifestyle changes, seeking professional help when you need it and of course, exercise, are just a few of the components of successful weight loss. If Pilates is part of the above, then it is a yes! Pilates will change the shape of your body – your posture will become better, and so you will appear taller and tighter around the midsection and shapelier around your bottom and hips. It is not uncommon for clients to drop a dress size, even if their weight is the same on a scale. If you want to lose pounds, you must also address your diet and lifestyle choices seeking professional help when you need it.