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You Asked: Men Lose Faster Than Women?

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"Dear Fit. I've been watching The Biggest Loser for the past few seasons and it seems like the men lose weight faster than women. Plus, any dieting couple will tell you that the man loses more weight than the woman. Why is that?"
- Confused Carla

I'm also a fan of The Biggest Loser and have noticed that the men are always losing faster and winning the show. As a woman, this is frustrating, but there is actually a science behind it. Simply put: most men naturally have higher amounts of lean body mass (or muscle) than women. More muscles means more calories burned, even while at rest. More calories burned means more weight loss. So when put head to head in the weight loss competition, the men typically come out on top because of biology. So there you have it. The plus side is that in the end, everyone is capable of being successful in their weight loss goals.

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