Why can men eat whatever they want and never gain a pound? And women just look at ice cream and gain 10 pounds? It's just not fair! I have investigated this annoying truth that has been staring me in the face ever since I moved in with my boyfriend 3 years ago.
I took some time and pin-pointed the main reasons for this so you can lay off of your boyfriends/husbands/buddies about what and how much they eat!
1. Men's organs and muscles are larger than women's
Larger organs and muscles means their metabolic rate is faster. Thus, they burn more calories and therefore need more calories than women! This also makes exercise seem harder for women compared to men because men have larger lungs than women so their tolerance for exercise is higher than women's. I know, I refuse to accept this as well.
2. Women are built to store fat
Yep... I know, super annoying. We're stuck with that stupid hormone estrogen, you know that hormone that makes us go crazy every month?! Ha, well another 'beautiful' part of that hormone is that it keeps fat on us in preparation for pregnancy.
3. Men are able to lose weight quicker than women
How? Well... if women change their diet and minimize the amount of calories they're taking in, their bodies go into starvation mode. Why? Once again, because women's bodies hold onto fat in preparation for pregnancy!
So there ya have it ladies, 3 reasons that have scientific proof. You just have to accept it, even though it SUCKS!
Feeling weak, anxious and unconnected to my body lead me to start exercising. I joined a dance class once a week and after every dance class I had a glow about me, and it wasn't just from the sweat that I built up in class, it was something more. I realized it was the endorphins that were being produced from the physical activity I was doing. Join me and start moving and feel the difference. Read my blog to get motivation, try the exercises I've posted, contact me for personal training, bootcamps, workout cards or just go for a walk. Any activity is good activity.