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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. Heidi Fowler
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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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How can women lose weight?

How can women lose weight?

Eat less be active: Eat less and be more active. You need to know what your intake of calories are since calories in and calories out does matter. I recommend a visit to a dietician for a full evaluation of your eating habits. Both what you eat and how much you eat as well as a more active lifestyle are important factors that need to be addressed. Best of health to you ...Read more

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At, 65 is it hard to lose weight?

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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Any tips for a woman trying to lose weight?

Any tips for a woman trying to lose weight?

Weight loss: Recommend that calories burned exceed calories in. Drinking at least 8 8 ounce glasses per day is important for both hydration and weight control. Try to get in whole foods (fiber) as well as 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Physical activity is essential. At least 8 hours of sleep per night helps. Aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity at least 5 days per week ...Read more

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How to lose weight for a 45 year old female?

How to lose weight for a 45 year old female?

How much weight loss: The old adage works, diet and exercise! just difficult to maintain either. Did you know that 20 minutes of resistance training can increase your basal metabolic rate for 48 hours! calculate your BMR (rough estimate is current weight x 13= total calories per day for bmr) than subtract 500 kcal from this for every pound of weight you want to lose per week. Go slow. Rapid loss see doctor. ...Read more

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Is it harder to lose weight as you get older?

Is it harder to lose weight as you get older?

Yes, it gets harder: As we get older, our muscle mass decreases and thus burns off less energy/food. If we burn less and yet eating/consuming the same amount of food, we gain wt. Also, because physically we are able to do less, we use less energy from foods. So stay physically active as much as you can, eat less junk food, see doc regularly, sleep well, and live well. We all subject to progression of time..Good luck. ...Read more

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Could men lose weight faster and easier than women?

Could men lose weight faster and easier than women?

Often - the answer : is yes. This is because men (on average) have more muscle mass. A man may burn 20% more calories than a woman of the same height at rest. On average, men are about five inches taller than women – so that is also a contributor. ...Read more

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How quickly can a woman lose weight compared to a man?

Harder work: Usually women tend to lose weight at a slower rate than a man. This is likely related to women having a greater percent body fat compared to men. Don't even waist your time comparing to a man in terms of rate of weight loss. ...Read more

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Why its hard to lose weight at a low body fat percentage?

Why its hard to lose weight at a low body fat percentage?

Why lose weight?: If your body fat,percentage is low, chances are that you don't need to lose,weight. That is why it is hard. Why are you trying? If you want to firm up, try doing weight bearing exercises and lifting. But trying to lose weight will probably only work against you. ...Read more

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Why is it that the harder to lose weight, the more i gain?

Why is it that the harder to lose weight, the more i gain?

Metabolism, storage: When a person loses and gains it causes a shift in metabolism that may cause the body to store fat that is then harder to lose. It is best to establish a relatively consistent lifestyle with eating patterns (including healthy food choice, fiber), sleep, exercise and emotional calmness. A slow and steady shift is more sustainable and leads to better health. ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise for women trying to lose weight?

Which is the best exercise for women trying to lose weight?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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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

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Any females over 40 years old have success trying to lose weight?

Any females over 40 years old have success trying to lose weight?

For sure: Certainly, but it's not easy! tops, curves, jenny craig, weight watchers all have good track records. It requires a real desire for change and commitment to lifelong modification of habits. For a great boost, look at www.Caloriecount.Com and sign up for a free account. They have some terrific information on that site! ...Read more