Men and women are different. Why? Cause men are more muscular than women. Muscles require more calories to maintain and it is important NOT to go hungry. Losing weight through dieting alone without adding exercise depletes your muscle tissue stores. The faster you lose weight through dieting alone, the more muscle tissue you lose. Exercise prevents muscle tissue loss and adds muscle!
Men have bigger frames. Yes, it’s true. However, that doesn’t meant that men can ‘carry their weight’. Though it is common for society to find overweight men more acceptable than overweight women, it is certainly less healthier. The reason lies behind the location of body fat stored. Body fat distributed around the waist and abdomen is pretty dangerous to your health.
Somehow or rather, fat tends to store itself around men’s abdomen more than anywhere else in the body. For years, BMI has been the formula used to assess a person’s heart attack risk. However, a global study of 27, 000 people who had their waist girth divided by hip circumference had their heart attack risk predicted more accurately than BMI calculations. This calculation is called the Waist to Hip Ratio (WHR).
Women who are overweight are thought to look like pear, indicating excess fat around the hips, thighs and buttocks. Women also tend to store fat closer to the surface of their skin (subcutaneous fat) than men do, increasing their tendency to form cellulite.
Cellulite is an accumulation of fat, fluid and toxins trapped into a hardened network of elastin and collagen fibres in the deeper levels of your skin. It will make your skin look like orange peel. Try squeezing some of the skin on upper thigh and if it looks lumpy, you have it. The skin might also look whiter and feel colder than the rest of the body. Of course men can also store fat around the areas of the lower body and that women can have it around their bellies too. So the best thing to do is to stay healthy.