I decided to do a little research and resolve this question once and for all.
Research says that because of their muscle to fat ratio which results in a naturally higher metabolism, men do lose weight quicker overall. Men also tend to have more visceral (belly) fat than women. Visceral fat is the most dangerous kind of fat, which is the easiest to lose–but it’s also the quickest to gain.
While men lose quicker, it’s important to note that the same studies prove that both genders have the same odds when it comes to true long term weight loss.
Losing weight quicker is not always “better”. Losing it quickly often means you can GAIN it back just as quickly.
It all boils down to this:
Anyone can lose weight — it doesn’t matter what your gender is. You just have to be committed to doing it.
It’s about making sustainable, enjoyable long term lifestyle changes. (No surprise there!)
Studies also show that “surprising” your workout with bursts of anaerobic, higher intensity, moves dramatically spikes metabolism and weight loss.
Whether you’re 25 or 65, taking a leap out of the physical box can be awkward and intimidating and should be attempted only if your body is equipped for it. They should be done with “elephant feet” (athletic stance, flat feet) and caution. Start small at first, and go from there.
Even a tiny boost of intensity can do wonders for your metabolism. For many of us, just moving nonstop for an entire hour is plenty intense so please be nice to yourself and surprise wisely!
According to Dr. Frederic Brandy, an NYC dermatologist, packing on as little as 10 to 15 extra pounds increases our body’s insulin and cortisol levels, which can weaken supportive collagen fibers and increase sagging.
In addition, repeated gaining and losing weight can take its toll on our skin’s elasticity leaving behind stretch marks and jowls.