Here are some typical questions that a lot of people have during the January Fitness Rush:
My husband and I started a workout program and he is losing so much more fat than I am. We seem to be doing the same amount of exercise and both eating well, but the fat is just falling off him. What am I doing wrong? J.C, Vancouver, WA
You’re not doing anything wrong. Men just have it a little easier than women. For one reason, men have a lot more muscle mass than women. Since fat is burned inside of muscle tissue, once they start exercising they become a better fat burning machine. Secondly, men store the majority of their fat in their abdominal region which has the capacity to turn over and be burned more easily. Women store more fat in their hips and thighs which is more resistant to change. Keep plugging away and try not to compare yourself to your husband’s results. You’re doing a great thing for yourself and your relationship.
I’ve lost 20 pounds but I’m having such a hard time losing the last 10 pounds. What can I do to get over this plateau? J.C., Vancouver, WA
You’ll want to do whatever you can to increase your metabolism so that you burn more calories at rest and during exercise. One way to accomplish this is to develop more muscle. Muscle is where fat is burned so the more muscle you have on your body, the easier it is to lose weight. Be sure to participate in resistance training two to three days per week. Another way to rev your metabolism is to eat more. Read more on The January Fitness Rush…