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Why is it hard for women to lose weight and men aren't?

Why is it hard for women to lose weight and men aren't?

That's a : Generalization. Men often have more muscle mass to burn calories effectively - so their rate of loss may be different. If a man is too aggressive with weight loss - he may catabolize more muscle . Muscle weight more than fat. Many men struggle with trying to lose weight. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Why is it hard for women to lose weight after a triplet pregnancy?

Why is it hard for women to lose weight after a triplet pregnancy?

Depends: If the triplets were from fertility treatments - then those treatments do cause some issues with weight loss- either way the hormonal changes and usually the lack of any routine with eating well and exercising makes losing especially difficult after having 1 child - then triple all that with 3! good luck! ! ! ...Read more

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Is there any biological reason that makes it harder for a woman to lose weight after having a child?

Is there any biological reason that makes it harder for a woman to lose weight after having a child?

No: Unfortunately, "eating for two" when pregnant actually continues poist partum as a source of continued weight retention. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 5'3 and weigh 160 female. I have acid reflux and mild gastritis. If I lose weight will my reflux go away? I'm also always tired so it's hard!

Hi I'm 5'3 and weigh 160 female. I have acid reflux and mild gastritis. If I lose weight will my reflux go away? I'm also always tired so it's hard!

It's worth a try: A lot of things can get better when one drops down to a normal weight. One's diet will change for the better if one is able to drop her weight... and an improved diet may help decrease reflux and gastritis symptoms. ...Read more

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At, 65 is it hard to lose weight?

Yes: At any age is hard to lose weight. If a pt is losing weight involuntarily at that age we have to rule out cancers, thyroid disease, malabsorption, depression, dementia and other conditions? ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to lose weight?

Why is it so hard to lose weight?

Access and time: The amount of processed food that is readily available has gone up tremendously and has led to its increased consumption. Moreover, the amount of actual physical activity that we get throughout the day has gone down. Kids don't walk and play as much. They spend more time in front of the tv. Adults have very little time for leisure activities. ...Read more

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How to lose weight for adult women?

How to lose weight for adult women?

Weight control: A study looked at determining the best, single thing that one can do to lose weight found that keeping track by writing down every single thing you eat helps more than anything. When you see what you eat, you can make the necessary changes to control your weight. So, get a small notebook and write down everything you eat and you will see how this makes a big difference. Good luck. ...Read more

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Come from big family and want to lose weight but its hard for me?

Come from big family and want to lose weight but its hard for me?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more