I’ll start this one by saying that some people will probably (definitely ) disagree with me, but in my experience (and I’ve been doing this a long time now) women have a tougher time losing weight than men. If I had to pick someone for a weight loss transformation/challenge to showcase the best possible weightless results, I’d pick an overweight inactive middle aged man.
Luckily, I don’t have to pick, and my client base is around 60% female.
So why do men have it easier?
1)Men typically naturally have more muscle mass than women.
(Muscle burns more calories at rest).
2)Hormonally speaking, men have greater levels of testosterone.
3)Men can eat more calories than women.
(e.g a typical man could eat 2500-3000 kcal a day and comfortably lose weight).
4)Men are selfish (just saying).
In my experience women feel more guilt about training, having time to themselves and often feel bad for leaving the house.
Through time, this could lead to missed workouts.
5)Men do not have a menstrual cycle!
6) Society is holding women back:
Women have been led to believe that there are certain exercises that are ‘only for men’, this is NOT true.
Women have been led to believe that they either can’t or shouldn’t challenge themselves with any other than a pink dumbbell.