Men do lose weight Faster than women, AT FIRST!!
Men seem to have an advantage when it comes to weight loss. But the real truth! It’s about the speed of the weight loss.
Men tend to have more lean muscle tissue, which burns more calories than body fat. And when men and women cut the same number of calories, men usually do lose more weight — BUT it’s short-term.
When sedentary men and women both start exercise programs, men tend to lose body fat quickly, while many women don’t.
Guys can thank the testosterone they have for their weight-loss edge. On average, women have between 6 and 11% more body fat than men. From puberty to menopause, women maintain more average body fat than men — even when they take in fewer calories.
Yes, women have larger fat stores than men.
Also, men tend to lose weight where they need it most (the belly), so it’s often more immediately noticeable when overweight men start trimming down than when women do.
Ladies’ fat stores are typically more spread out, which is partly why they tend to lose weight at a slower pace than guys.
Of course, ladies also lose abdominal weight quickly — they just tend to have less of it. Women with excess fat around the middle will lose it more or less as readily as men.
Men are more prone to gain weight around the middle.
That said, carrying extra weight around the middle is also tied to increased heart risks, making it unhealthier to be an overweight man than a plus-size woman.
Ladies, don’t despair: Women have weight-related advantages. They tend to carry more body fat on their thighs and backsides (the so-called “pear” shape), which are much healthier places to hold weight than around the middle.
While women are better at storing fat, they also tend to burn more body fat during exercise than men do. Yea Us !
At the end of the day, dropping pounds is hard work for both women and men. And, really, it all boils down to this: Anyone can lose weight — it doesn’t matter what your gender is. You just have to be committed to doing it.