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Why It Really Is Harder for Women to Lose Weight and What To Do!

A woman and her husband go on a diet together Are they both motivated? Yes. Do they each faithfully count calories? Yes. Nevertheless, the man is more likely to shed unwanted pounds earlier in this process than his wife. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center Advertising on our site helps support our mission We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services Policy Why? Blame it on your genes, some experts say “We hear this all the time, and it can be frustrating for women,” says endocrinologist Ula Abed Alwahab, MD “But unfortunately for women, their genetic makeup can make losing weight a little more challenging” So what factors are at work here? #1 Metabolism blues. Women typically have more body fat and less muscle than men. And that affects basic metabolic rate, or how many calories your body burns while at rest “Metabolic rate is in part driven by your muscle mass, and women have less muscle and more fat naturally than men,” says diet