Ah, the eternal debate: what are the advantages of men weight loss versus women weight loss and lack of energy?
There are many elements to this question, do men lose weight more easily than women. And what role does lack of energy play, if any, in weight loss?
First, I want to make clear that I am not a doctor, scientist, or personal trainer. What I am going to share with you in this article is what I have read and learned. I can not guarantee that it is accurate, but if nothing else, it will give you something to think about.
Ok, do men lose weight more quickly than women? From what I have been able to find out the answer would be “yes”. But it’s not what you may think, and that doesn’t mean it is necessarily “easy” for them either.
You see one of the biggest culprits of weight gain as we age, this goes for both men and women, is the loss of lean muscle mass.
This happens for several reasons but the biggest reason is that as we get older we tend to move less. Less movement means that our muscles kind of wither away.
When that happens, and you may not even notice it at first, fat can build up in those “crevices” where the muscle once was. As your lean muscle mass deteriorates, your metabolism slows down. This then can become a bad cycle.
Another thing to consider is that being out of shape can lead to a lack of energy. When you are feeling out of energy, the last thing you want to do is a workout. Again, a downward spiral.
To combat all of this just find the motivation, or hire someone to help you find it, to work out. Eat right, build up your lean muscle mass and you will find that you have more energy and your metabolism will burn hotter making it easier for you to stay at a healthy weight.
To be honest, none of this is rocket science. Today most of us know that a lot of what our parent’s generation thought about staying in shape was wrong.
We know that the idea of eating 3 big meals a day is wrong. All you accomplish by doing that is you flood your body with more calories at one time than it can process.
We now know that it’s better to eat small, healthy meals throughout your day to keep your metabolism burning hot.
We also know that even women need to do some weight training so that they can keep their lean muscle mass too. And we also know that since women don’t have enough of the hormones that build big muscles, it would be impossible for a woman to “bulk up” accidentally.
There may not be as many advantages of men weight loss versus women weight loss and lack of energy as we may have originally thought. To a large degree, it seems as if we all have pretty much the same challenges. And it also seems we may all need pretty much the same solutions.