Why it really is harder for women to lose weight - The Washington Post

Just a blurb. Read on (and don't be afraid to "train like a man")

First, there is the matter of muscles and metabolism. Men tend to have more muscle than women, and because muscle burns more calories than fat, men tend to have a faster metabolism, too — anywhere between 3 to 10 percent higher than women, studies have shown.

And at the gym, that difference just gets exacerbated. Women, worried about bulking up, tend to lift lighter weights and focus more on cardiovascular fitness, while men tend to gravitate toward the kind of heavy lifting that boosts muscle composition and metabolic rate, says Jim White, a Virginia Beach-based nutrition expert and certified personal trainer.

When it comes to food, there is evidence that men and women’s brains are wired differently.via Why it really is harder for women to lose weight - The Washington Post.