There’s nothing more frustrating than this, and every woman who’s tried to lose weight at the same time as her husband has felt this way. For every pound you lose, he loses three. If you both cut out soda, he drops two pants sizes, while you can barely go down one. It’s not fair, but that’s life. A lot of women give up on their diets because their husbands see faster results, but that’s because they aren’t considering the details. Men and women are biologically different in every way, and are going to lose weight in their own ways. Here are a few reasons why your hubby seems to slim down so quickly.
He’s Not Meant to Carry Weight
Unlike you, his body has no biological reason to keep weight on. You know that stubborn pouch on your tummy, or how you can’t ever quite get rid of the muffin top? That’s because the female body is biologically programmed to keep some fat for reproductive purposes. The man’s body doesn’t have these same needs, so when he starts to work out, the fat just falls off like it’s nothing. In fact, his body is reverting to an “emergency” state, and thinks that he has a dire need to build muscle. His testosterone levels will also increase, which helps him but adds to your frustration.
Men Have Faster Metabolism
Unfortunately, men also have faster metabolisms. That’s just the cold, hard facts. There’s a reason why teenage boys eat their weight in pizza and don’t see any results from that – it’s because their metabolisms are working overtime and burning it all off like it’s nothing. Once he starts exercising again and dieting, his metabolism is going to spring right back. It might be annoying, but it’s likely that your metabolism is always going to be slower. Don’t even bother trying to compare your weight loss to his, because you’ll just lose hope. Read About Men’s Vs Women’s Metabolism
You’re Following a Man’s Diet, Most Likely
Most Diets Are Designed For Men
The top reason that your husband is losing weight while you’re struggling to drop pounds is likely because the diet you’re sharing was made for men. There are very few diets that were actually made with women specifically in mind, so that might be why it’s so hard for you to lose weight. Instead of sharing a diet with your husband, you should try and find one made by women for women that is reminiscent of his diet. This way, the diet will be catered more to you and will emphasize all those problem areas that you want to work on but that your husband doesn’t seem to have a problem with. You have to look them up separately, but there are plenty of diets made just for women, so don’t lose hope. Just find the one that works best for you, and stick to that instead. You still might not see the same results as your husband, but at least you’ll be doing better than you were before. No matter what, though, it’s important to never give up. You’ll lose the weight you want, and you’re going to keep it off, too!