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Why Do Men Lose Weight Faster Than Women?

 How do those darn men lose weight so fast?  Well, there are a couple main reasons and we’ll show you what you can do about it.

 One, men have more muscle mass.  Remember, every pound of muscle burns up to an additional 50 calories per day of metabolism.  So, the more muscle you have the higher your daily burn.  Women need to push extra hard to build muscle; a lack of testosterone makes it tough, but it is doable, and this will really help lower your body fat and tone your body.  It is especially important to maintain your muscle mass if you go on a diet, or else you will crash your metabolism!  You MUST use challenging weights in the 6-15 repetition range.  If the muscles aren’t challenged, they will not adapt and improve.  

 Two, men tend to store their fat at the waistline and above, while women tend to store theirs in the hips and legs.  Unfortunately, the body releases fat from the upper body much faster and sooner than it does from the legs.  Women will lose weight first from the chest and back, but if you stick with it, the body will begin to release fat from the legs.  It takes a little bit longer, but patience and dedication will yield very good results!  Pay special attention to leg exercises to help tone the lower body as well. 

 Following a comprehensive nutrition and exercise plan as laid out by Heuser Health is the most effective method, be patient and consistent and you will be rewarded!