It’s not fair how quickly men lose weight and we still weigh the same even after training on the elliptical for months. Because of the differences in muscle mass, hormones and of course metabolism, men have greater physiological advantages than women. The bigger muscle mass that men have helps them burn at least 30 percent more calories than women. Women on the other hand have more body fat which is stored in the body and since men also don’t experience the monthly hormonal peaks, it is easy for them to lose weight.
But, taking a closer look at the dieting habits of men, we can see a lot of differences when compared to the dieting habits of women. So, if it is possible to match their habits, it will be possible to lose weight like them. Given below are some tips and tricks on how to lose weight by dieting like a man.
Cut out on one treat
When women are dieting, they have this tendency to drop an entire food category like sugar or carbs. However, when men diet, they remove just a simple indulgent item like ice-cream, soda or pizza. It is important to keep a note of everything you eat from morning to evening everyday for at least one week so you know which item is really adding up and could be omitted. For example, if you drink vanilla latte twice every day, you can switch it to 2 cups of green or herbal tea per day.
Eat more protein
Women are less likely to eat meat when on a diet because of the high protein levels. But eating meat helps keep blood sugar levels in balance which is a good thing when it comes to losing weight. Another important reason to eat more protein is that if you are able to satisfy your hunger with good protein, you will not crave for sweet things which is the main culprit for weight gain in women.
Eat more often
Women tend to believe that skipping meals can lead to weight loss. But they don’t realize that skipping meals tricks the body into thinking that it is in starving mode and therefore slows down metabolism. Eating constantly, but keeping the portion sizes small can help burn more calories faster and help get rid of those extra pounds.
Drink more water
Drinking more water can help prevent hunger pangs and dehydration. Dehydration is related to fatigue and when women feel more tired, they tend to workout less and eat more. Water also helps removes toxins from the body keeping the skin soft and younger looking.
Lift heavy weights
When it comes to fitness, women tend to choose cardio over heavy lifting. This is a big mistake because building more muscle tissue increases metabolism which helps burn calories faster. Scientific literature has shown it time and again that strength training is more effective at keeping fat down in the body. Approaching weights more like men can help in weight loss.