WHY MEN & WOMEN LOSE WEIGHT DIFFERENTLY.
I was browsing through a few websites today that I visit occasionally and read the above headline that struck me as something that had never ever crossed my mind:
We’ve all heard about couples going on a diet together and the man losing twice as much in half the time. But dig deeper and you’ll find out that’s not the whole story.
4 Things to Know About Women & Men and Weight Loss:
1. He may lose weight faster than you, but that’s a short-term result. Because men have more lean muscle tissue, when they cut the same number of calories as women, they lose more weight.
The same is true of exercise. Men burn about 20% more calories than women do, even when they’re just sitting around.
Put a man and a woman on a treadmill and if both walk 4 miles at the same speed, the man will burn 50 more calories. When men and women who don’t work out start to, men have the fat-burning advantage because they have more muscle to begin with. As time goes by, things even out.
3. Men’s and women’s brains react differently when it comes to food.
One study had a group of men and women fast for 20 hours. Then they were shown pictures of food that they weren’t allowed to eat.
After the pictures were taken away, men were no longer thinking about the food, but the women were. Nobody knows why, but it probably has to do with evolution and women needing to maintain pregnancies.
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