Weight Loss Tips for Women VS Men – The Great Myth

Nowadays when you go to a store or mall you will notice that most of the stores seem to be targeting women. The market for women is obviously a large moneymaker and the companies know this and exploit this. They will specifically market towards women by using techniques like flashy displays with pinks and blues. They even prey on women's psyche by using ads that always show the skinny women. Are weight loss tips for women really any different then weight loss tips for men?

The answer is no. The truth is that most tips will work for both men and women. The physiology of men is different and the mental state is also different. Where women are looking to lose weight and keep their feminine appearance, men are looking to lose fat but retain muscle. This is a good point to keep in mind when setting up a weight-loss regimen that includes exercising. Women will tend to do more cardio type exercises like running or cycling, where men tend to do more muscle mass exercises like push-ups or sit-ups. It will seem like men are not losing weight as fast as women but what they are really doing is replacing fat with muscle. Women will tend to tone their bodies where men will actually add bulk to their body.

For women and men to lose weight their caloric output must be higher than their caloric intake. This has always been true since the beginning of time. If you wish to lose weight then you must burn more than you consume. Losing weight is accomplished through a mix of dieting and exercising on a regular basis. Some of you will find that dieting is easier for you than exercise and others will find the exercises easier for them. It is not important which one you are better at, but it is important to try to balance the two. If you are weak in one area then strengthen the other. Just remember that the exercising and dieting is what is important, not the colors or packaging of the products used to lose that weight. Lifting weights that are pink or blue have the same effect as lifting weights that are gray or black.

The corporate giants of this world would like you to believe that you need to buy two different products for your household when all you need is one. Do not fall for the hype or the great marketing schemes that most of the stores use to get you to buy things you do not need. Just remember that the most effective weight loss is by combining a fitness routine with a lower calorie diet that will produce a more effective calorie burning result.

So, in closing, are weight loss tips for women any different then weight loss tips for men? Obviously the marketing world would like you to believe that but in reality they really are not. So the next time you're out shopping for weight-loss products do not fall for the hype of these large corporations.

Source by Gerard Donaghy