Yes, women have to work harder than men to burn fat!  Men and women store and burn fat differently. It is important for you to know this difference. Men have more testosterone than women (no big surprise!). This allows men to produce more human growth hormone as well as stimulate more muscle and bone growth.

And, other factors combine to allow men’s cells to take in more oxygen than women’s cells. This means that when a man is working at 50% of his physical capacity, a woman would need to work at 70% of her physical capacity to stay even.  Don’t shoot me!  I’m just the messenger!

The important thing to know is that I take this into account when I design fitness programs.  How does this affect fat loss and weight loss? The differences in how hormones and fat cells work in men and women determine the effects on fat loss and weight loss.  Because of genetics, women’s fat cells are 5 times larger than men’s fat cells.  Women need more body fat to be healthy.

Also, women’s bodies (because of necessary genetics) have twice the amount lipogenic (fat storing) enzymes and half the amount of lipolytic (fat releasing) enzymes as men’s bodies.   This has to be taken into account when exercise programs are designed.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
Her Fitness Hut

Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist
Certified Nutrition Coach and Nutrition for Metabolic Health Specialist. Since 2006, I have helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle habit changes that helps you to achieve better long-term health, which includes body transformation and ideal body weight.
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3 thoughts on “Women Work Harder Than Men To Burn Fat!

  1. Good post.

    Personally speaking, I find most success comes from my female clients who embrace weight training and really work hard at it, thus maintaining muscle while keeping metabolic rate super charged.

    Great Blog BTW – very informative.

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