Women versus men: Why your gender matters to slimming

Published May 18, 2018

  Did you know that many health professionals miss a…

 

Did you know that many health professionals miss a key concept that negatively affects their ability to help you achieve a lean body?

It is simply overlooked…

And it’s strange to me because it is quite an obvious factor…

Women and men are not the same!

Our body’s look and function differently.

We carry more of our weight as fat…

And less as lean muscle…

Our metabolisms differ…

Our muscle fibres vary…

Our hormones change how we build muscle and lose fat…

And they fluctuate throughout our monthly cycle.

Our metabolism can be harmed through conditions more common in women like hypothyroidism, and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which, of course, only occurs in women.

And we women also have joints that sit at different angles to men, like our hips, knees and elbows.

With these gender differences, it’s no wonder it can be confusing…

Even for professionals.

But if you’ve been dieting and training without success, the reason could simply be bad advice.

I remember reading the study, The effect of a 5-month endurance-training program on physical activity: evidence for a sex-difference in the metabolic response to exercise.

The authors discovered that the average daily metabolic rate changed significantly for training men, but not for women.

They also found that men naturally tend to increase their habitual movement when training, whereas women don’t.

Unfortunately, this study also showed that men get a boost in diet-induced thermogenesis from training, but women may not.

What is diet-induced thermogenesis?

According to Medical-Dictionary:

“a portion of dietary calories in excess of those required for immediate energy requirements are converted to heat rather than stored as fat.”

When you’re looking to burn fat, diet-induced thermogenesis is a good thing.

So…

As you can see, achieving a lean body is not a case of one size fits all.

So, how can you achieve your weight goals as a woman?

Let’s take a look:

 

1) Iodine rich foods

Iodine deficiency is a leading cause of the hypothyroidism linked with a sluggish metabolism.

By ensuring an adequate intake of iodine-rich foods you may boost your ability to shed unwanted kilos.

Think:

Seaweed, cranberries, navy beans, strawberries, Himalayan rock salt…

And half a dozen oysters, anyone?

 

2) Maximise daily incidental exercise

The research shows women are less likely to add daily incidental exercise than men, so by consciously boosting non-training movement we can increase the fat we burn off.

Try to:

Park you car further away from a destination and walk.

Take the stairs.

Use a pedometer like Fitbit, Garmin etc. (You might be surprised how motivating this can be!)

 

3) Women train harder at HIIT

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a wonderful way to increase insulin sensitivity, enhance fat loss and achieve a lovely flat belly and slender body.

And it’s here where research shows women have the advantage!

A study by Bowling Green State University found that while both sexes felt they were working as hard as each other, women tended to work ‘harder’.

It is time to take advantage of this.

Remember though, three HIIT training sessions per week is enough.

If you overdo it you’ll increase your stress hormones and halt your weight loss.

 

xx Nik

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References:

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fendo.2014.00195/full https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00635626 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC524030/ https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/diet-induced+thermogenesis https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130827111919.htm

Nik Toth