Man and Woman
Have you ever heard anyone say that losing weight is considerably more difficult for a man than for woman? Yes, it is right to a greater extent. But if it is right, what makes this difference? It isn’t about estrogen and neither about some hormonal issues. The reason lies in the fact that women, in general, when compared to men have lighter weight and smaller body size. This makes the real difference. I will try to explain through a simple calculation?
Take an average man with average attributes like – height: 68 inches, weight: 70kgs and Age: 28 years. Suppose he spends 24 hours in a way that includes 9 hours on resting, 4 hours on very light work, 6 hours on light work, 4 hours on moderate work and 1 hour on heavy work like walking with load uphill, tree felling, heavy manual digging, basketball, climbing, football, soccer etc. Now guess how many calories will he be needing every day on an average. He will need around 1704 BMR calories and 2343 activity calories that make a total of 4047 calories.
Now let’s do the same with a woman. An average woman with the similar attribute as mentioned above except for taking weight at 60kg and height at 62 inches needs 1382 BMR calories and 1901 activity calories that come up to be a total of 3283 calories. Did you notice the difference of 764 calories? Yes, only this makes the real difference.
Hence, if you are a woman working on your diet to reduce fat from your body, don’t compare yourself with a male counterpart. It genuinely becomes hard to compete; also you should nowhere blame your schedule and routine for this. It is natural. Just stick to your routine, you are doing good. The difference above is not based only on sex, it is based on body size also, which means that a woman with heavier weight and taller body can lose fat faster than that of a women with smaller body size and lighter weight. Technically, it is so because of the actual difference in the calorie deficit created in the body.