WHY IS IT SO HARD TO LOSE WEIGHT?
Our environment has a lot to do with how hard we find it to lose those extra kilos (or not gain them in the first place). But even if their environment is ideally suited to losing weight, some people do it easy, while others do it tough. Why is this?
In general, men will lose weight much more easily than women. This is because female fat is designed to ensure the survival of the species by providing enough energy for a woman to survive any famine that might hit while she is pregnant. Don’t be surprised then if dad loses faster than mum, and sons lose faster than daughters in this whole family package.
Also, within men and women, some people lose weight more easily than others. There can be a range of reasons for this but again, in general, those with more upper body fat (or who are ‘apple-shaped’) will lose weight faster than those with more lower body fat (who are ‘pear-shaped’). Those who are genetically prone to get fat tend to carry more fat all over (more like the box that the apples and pears come in) and they find it harder than others who are not genetically prone to be fat.
Even within the one family, genes can play a funny hand, affecting one member much more than others. Little
THE WEIGHT-LOSS PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES
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