Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Why Do Women Have a Harder Time Losing Weight Than Men?

Every pound of muscle mass your body carries, burns an average of 73 more calories per day. Men naturally have more muscle mass than women, which helps them burn fat faster.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Jenny L

    Some overweight people actually eat very healthy food, just too much of it. There are many reasons this can happen, including using medications that cause extreme hunger and weight gain. I know this because I was on prednisone for over 5 years to treat a medical problem. I would eat from the time I got up until I went to be, and there was not longer than a 20 minute break between eating. I was fortunate, and the extreme eating did not last that long. I was told to quadruple my steroids to see if it would work better and it didn’t help, but it did reset my eating habits.

    Some people have physical problems that keep them from exercising and what they were accustomed to eating became to much to maintain their weight. Others suffer from depression and find comfort in food. Some do not realize that have become addicted to foods due to chemical and ingredients put in them to make the more addictive.

    In young people, sometimes it is from enabling parents that really don’t know how to eat properly themselves and their actions and food choices cause their children to be overweight. I have seen many overweight people buying young children supersized meals at fast food places. Some of these kids were 8-10 years old. They let the kids refill the pop/sodas a few times during the meal.

    It seems some people are not smart enough to realize what they are doing until it becomes a problem, and then they think that the problem cannot be fixed or it will be too hard to fix. So they just keep up what they have done for years.

    There are also people with thyroid problems. Not everyone that is overweight eats bad food.

    Have a wonderful day, be compassionate and understanding for those who are less fortunate than you.

  2. Elsie

    i for one have a much harder time losing weight than my husband

  3. Lindsay

    People don’t realize that women’s body are created to store fat so we can provide nutrients for growing a baby and feeding that baby. Now that women don’t have babies one after the other, we don’t need to use that fat but evolution hasn’t caught up with that yet.
    My husband and I both needed to lose a lot of weight, he lost 4 stone and I lost 2.5. I then ended up placing 1 stone back on but he is still slim.
    I hate being so over weight and he tells me to just eat the same as him but he doesn’t get it. Time to lift that muscle mass up I think!

  4. Katie

    That is so not fair! I was in pretty good shape when I met my guy but he is very athletic and muscular and loves to work out. He is just naturally that way and there is no way I could ever compete with him. I don’t see fat anywhere on his body. I enjoy working out too when I feel good. I had two kids with him and have had all sorts of trouble trying to get rid of excess fat and it frustrates me. He does love lifting weights though so that makes sense why he has such a better metabolism. I will have to show him this video though and it does make me feel a bit better and now I know that I had better get to working out with some weights myself.

  5. Mariah

    This is extremely interesting. It is something that I have never actually seen reason to before but it makes perfect sense after watching the video. It helps make sense as to why muscle building is important in exercise for women.

  6. Melissa

    It took me a much more time to lose a bit of weight, thanks for actually telling me why I don’t lose as much as weight as my male friends.

  7. Ana

    When I was trying to lose weight and hit a plateau, a friend of mine that is a fitness instructor told me add weight training to your routine. I did just that and it made huge difference. It’s not just about how hard you exercise it’s about how smart you exercise too. Plus each one of us is different so you need to tweak your routine to your body’s needs.

  8. Tina

    I agree with this. That is why when I workout, my goal is to add more muscles in me. Some girls are afraid of lifting weights or working out because they don’t want to get more muscles and look like those weighlifting buddies. But not me. I sure don’t want all that muscles but I can definitely add some to have a toned and lean body.

  9. Jen

    Ahh, this makes so much sense. I actually didn’t realize that women lost weight slower than men, but now I wonder how I didn’t see it. Kind of a bummer that we’re expected to be skinnier too.

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