When you enter a weight loss race with a man, do not be surprised if you are faced with the hard truth that he loses weight more easily and quickly. Men lose weight faster than women.
A study in the journal ‘Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism’ detailed weight loss results for over 2,200 overweight adults in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Each of the adults also had prediabetes, a condition marked by slightly elevated blood sugar levels.
In the eight-week study, these adults followed an 800-calorie diet consisting mostly of soups, hot cereals, and low-calorie vegetables. In the end, men lost 16 percent more weight than women. Women lost an average of 10 kilograms, while men lost an average of 12 kilograms.
Men lose weight more healthily
The good news for men does not end there. As a group, the men had a lower heart rate and less body fat. Also, at the end of the study, their risk of diabetes was lower than for women. The low-calorie diet had other effects on women. Women experienced large reductions in HDL cholesterol, also known as the “good” type of cholesterol. They also showed greater reductions in bone mineral density, which can lead to weaker bones. Their lean body mass was also reduced, resulting in slower metabolism and weight loss. The type of fat the men in the study lost
Physiological differences exist
Women tend to carry body fat around their buttocks, under the thighs and under the thighs This type of fat, called fat, is important for childbearing and menstruation, but does nothing for your metabolic health when lost.This is unfortunate because in this study, women lost less fat from the hips than men
they tend to lose more weight, men and women It is due to the difference in the functioning of the body. Physiologically, men’s bodies work to burn fat faster. They have lean muscle mass and a naturally higher metabolic rate. Lean muscle mass also consumes more calories. The more muscle mass you have, the more fat your body tends to burn.
Men’s metabolisms are faster
The amount of calories in the study also benefited unfairly. The amount of calories the body needs to perform basic functions such as sleep and breathing is called the ‘basal metabolic rate’. Men have a higher basal metabolic rate than women. Men need to consume more calories each day to meet their basal metabolic rate.