After a much needed workout, men and women might look at each other in the mirror differently. They start to see responses to diet and exercise differently too. What gives? Well a whole lot. There really are differences between the way men and women lose weight. While some of the differences are mostly biological, others may come from the behavior between genders. In all, no matter whether you are a male or female, the road to your ideal weight is difficult to endure. This also brings to mind that tummy tuck patients, no matter what gender, have very different goals to achieve in the road to sculpting a better body. Today we will discuss the differences in weight loss for men and women, and how to overcome obstacles along the way.
Tummy Tuck San Diego/Chula Vista
First of all, a tummy tuck, medically termed as abdominoplasty, is designed to correct protruding abdomen shape and overstretched abdominal muscles. Weight fluctuations and pregnancy may have been the cause for excess fatty tissue and skin to develop on the patient’s core. More often than not the patient may have struggled with weight gain their whole life no matter what type of diet or exercise regimen they followed. Some bodies are just too stubborn to respond or retract adipose tissue in a flatter or firmer form as one would wish for. This is where the San Diego/Chula Vista tummy tuck can repair the abdominal muscles and remove loose skin to achieve the flat and firm stomach shape.
Differences in Weight Loss
First, there is an issue between muscles and metabolism. It may be obvious, but men tend to have more muscle than women. Since muscle burns more calories than fat, men tend to have faster metabolism. Studies have shown that men have up to 10 percent higher metabolism than women.
Exercise routines also play a huge part of weight loss. Women tend to worry about bulking up, so they refrain from using heavy weights and focus more on cardiovascular exercises. What women do not realize is that heavy lifting boosts muscle composition and metabolic rate, so in simpler terms men tend to burn more calories than women.
Then there is the problem with food consumption and biological signals. Biologically a woman’s brain scan compared to a man’s shows activity whenever a woman asked to smell or taste something even if they indicate that they are not hungry, whereas men do not show this reaction. In the light of what drives men and women to eat, studies show that women are more commonly emotional eaters than men. As per a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the official journal of the American Society for Nutrition, some emotional eaters are prone to eat foods that will trigger the region in the brain that everything is better. These foods tend to be the sugary, fatty or salty products that lead to weight gain.
Like any other challenging task in life, there are a number of obstacles that stand in the way of healthy weight loss. These tips can help you overcome the struggles, regardless of your gender:
- Include strength/weight exercises
- Keep salt, sugary, or fatty foods out of sight
- Track your meals in a journal
- Customize meal portions
- Never skip meals or extend the hunger sensations
San Diego/Chula Vista Body Contouring
Of course there are the options for people who struggle with excessive skin tissue or abdominal protrusions that do not respond to exercising or dieting. There is no universal treatment for every patient, so it is best to find out what your options are for cosmetic surgery in San Diego/Chula Vista. Contact our tummy tuck specialist’s office and find out if you have reached your target weight to eliminate excess skin from your abdomen. Call us at (619) 216-8000.