Q. Glen, Is fat loss easier for men or women?
A. In all my years in fitness, I've heard this debate countless times...
So is fat loss easier for men or women? This topic always stirs up the opinions.
Men Vs. Women:
The Top 5 Reasons Why It's Hard for Women & Men to Burn Body Fat
Do men or women have an easier time with fat loss?
Men and women both have a hard time losing body fat, but for different reasons. Here are the top 5 reasons why it's hard for men and women to lose body fat, and the 3 proven diet and exercise techniques for losing as much fat as possible in only 12 weeks.
#1) The number one reason men and women have a hard time losing weight is
because of poor nutrition.
Most women are better educated on food choices, but men continue to eat as
if they were still playing college football. As a result, men will have a
harder time losing weight because no matter how much they exercise, they are
still eating too many calories. You can't "out-train a bad diet".
#2) The second reason men and women struggle with fat loss is because
their metabolism decreases over time due to muscle loss and reduced
Most men have more muscle mass and get more exercise than women. Plus, more
men do strength training while women neglect this key element of the fat
burning equation. In fact, a recent study showed that both men and women can
lose fat and gain muscle at the same time with strength training - even at
Without strength training and interval training, women will continue to burn
fewer calories per day with each passing year and will have a harder and
harder time with fat loss.
#3) Men and women will struggle with weight loss if they only rely on slow,
More men do interval training, and that is better than slow cardio for fat
In a recent study, men and women on a year-long cardio program lost only 6-8
pounds, even though they exercised 6 days per week. In another study, a
group of women did not lose weight after 15 weeks of cardio (3x's per week).
In contrast, a group of women in the same study that did interval training
were able to lose belly fat.
#4) Men and women have a hard time with weight loss if they don't have
Most men try to do everything on their own, but weight loss is easier if you
have social support. On the other hand, most women are more willing to
recruit help from friends and family when on a weight loss program. Men and
women can get social support from friends at work, from their family, from
people at the gym, or even in an online fat loss forum.
#5) Men and women struggle with weight loss because of poor exercise choices.
Most guys and gals just show up at the gym without a plan - or they just go
for a jog and do some crunches. But without a professional plan, both men
and women will not lose weight, but only waste time.
To lose the most amount of fat in the least amount of time, both men and
women should follow a program containing the following three essential
A) A reduced-calorie diet of whole, natural foods.
No one needs an extreme eating plan. Just focus on eating 10-20% fewer
calories than you need, focusing on vegetables, fruits, nuts, and sources of
protein and healthy fats. Stay away from anything in a bag or a box.
B) Resistance training (Strength training)
Resistance training, using dumbbells, bodyweight exercises, or barbells help
men and women burn fat and build muscle.
C) Interval training
Short bursts of exercise, as done in interval training, work better than
slow, boring cardio, and get results in half the time.
Any personal health questions or problems mental or physical or before starting any diet or exercise program. Please consult your physician !
My mission is to provide you with "Trusted Advice for a Healthier Life."
Yours in good health