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It really is harder for women to lose weight

(Washington Post) You’re not imagining it: There really are differences between the way men and women diet, lose weight and respond to exercise. Some of the differences stem from biology; other differences are behavioral…
But the information that researchers are unearthing about the differences in the way that men and women lose weight inspires hope that the next generation of weight-loss advice will be more tailored and effective than the generic tips that have gotten Americans no closer to sliding into their dream jeans…
These steps can help you overcome your weight-loss obstacles, regardless of your sex.
Start strength training. Muscle burns more calories than fat, even when at rest…
Put tempting foods out of sight, out of mind. We naturally gravitate toward foods that are easiest to reach…
Halt bad eating habits. Before you cave to the crave, hit the pause button… Ask yourself: “Am I hungry? Angry? Anxious? Lonely? Tired?” Get in touch with your emotions and ask, “Am I’m emotional right now? Am I about to knee-jerk into overeating?”
Sleep. Ideally, get seven to eight hours of sleep each night, no less than six. Compromising sleep will cause your appetite and hunger hormones to get out of whack and prompt you to overeat.
Meditate. Do some form of introspective activity each day to stay in touch with feelings and adjust to stresses.
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