New research published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that a woman may have as many as five times the amount of calories she is consuming when she is trying to lose weight. This shocking revelation comes as no surprise, since this kind of irregular eating habits has been associated with an increased risk of becoming obese and of being overweight. It also goes against long-held beliefs held by most people that women eat less than men do.
The study actually took a close look at two different groups of women: one group who were obese, and one who were thin. They found that although both groups had similar patterns of eating, the thin group had a higher metabolic rate, which means their bodies burned more calories than the obese group did. Why is this so? Basically, the thin female food much more quickly than her heavier counterpart. Because of this, the woman can eat more without gaining weight.
The research published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition also indicates that there are other important reasons why some people gain weight and others don’t. For example, it has long been believed that men don’t require as many calories each day as women do. While it’s true that men do require a larger number of calories to fuel their daily activity, it’s clear that they can still benefit from eating less. In fact, they may even be able to lose some weight if they follow a healthy weight loss plan that limits their calorie intake and makes sure they get enough vitamins and minerals.
However, when it comes to high-fat, high-calorie foods, women appear to need more help than men do. This is because their extra fat, sugar and calories can be turned into extra pounds that are much harder to lose. As strange as it may sound, it has been proven in recent years that women are much more likely to accumulate unwanted pounds.
When it comes to weight loss for women, the latest research conducted in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that men should consume fewer calories and should eat more protein. It is not really much of a surprise to anyone, given that many men have a hard time losing weight and maintaining a desirable body weight. In this case, it appears that a special type of fat that is located in the abdomen is the culprit for all of the extra pounds. It is called estrogenic fat and it seems to be more responsible for gaining weight than does extra fat stored elsewhere throughout the body.
Estrogenic fat may even help explain the connection between obesity and aging. As we age, our bodies become less efficient at using energy, so we pack on extra pounds as a result. If you add a diet that is low in protein (such as many people eat today) you will be adding more estrogen to your system. This estrogen will not only help you pack on the pounds, but it will also increase the risk of developing osteoporosis and certain cancers of the reproductive system. This is exciting news for all of us, but now the research published in J Clin Nutr shows that there may also be some good news here for men.