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Why do men seem to lose weight more easily than women ?

Women have a higher percentage of body fat and are literally designed to store more fat. Why ? Because fats are essential for foetal development, both for the infant's brain and also to ensure there are enough calories around to keep mother and baby nourished. This basic desgin also means that men, proportionately, have more lean body - or muscle - mass. Muscle tissue burns a lot more calories than fat tissue. So if a man decides to lose weight by cutting calories, he will have more muscle to burn of unwanted fat. The genetic programming of a man also means that mean build muscle quicker, and the more muscle you have the more you can burn off fat. That's one big reason why exercise, plus fewer calories, works as a weight-loss method. Of course, the same applies for women even if the results are a little slower.

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