Monday, December 19, 2016

Ladies: Do You Get Upset with the Man in Your Life .....

Ladies: Do You Get Upset with the Man in Your Life .....

when you go on a diet and he loses more weight and loses it faster?

Lighten up. It's not his fault. He's not trying to one-up you. And it's certainly not your fault if you're doing it right. So don't you dare use that as an excuse to give up.

Yes, it's true that, pound for pound, a man can lose 10 pounds faster than you can say "pass the celery". But it's more of size difference than a sex difference.  Men are naturally larger and naturally carry more lean muscle than women. Muscle is "metabolically expensive." Meaning the more muscle you have the more calories you burn. And the weight he loses is likely a smaller % of his total weight.

So, yes, men can lose weight faster. But there's hope, ladies. According to research, at 3 months, men will definitely be ahead. But at 6 months, there's no difference.

And here's more good news: While women take a little longer to lose the weight, they seem to do a better job of keeping it off, perhaps because they lost it more gradually in the first place. 

So stick with it. You'll be the winner in the long term.

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