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Old Tue, Aug-29-17, 11:35
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Anybody got a low carb recipe for popcorn?
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Old Tue, Sep-05-17, 16:52
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I've heard this a fair amount and it always gets under my skin. It's almost undermining my whole quest to lose weight because as a guy people think it's easier. I don't think there's any legitimate study that shows any truth to this but who knows.
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Old Tue, Sep-05-17, 19:36
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My experience with my male friends has certainly lead me to believe it is a truth and not a myth. Maybe it has something to do with men having more muscle mass, muscles burn more calories. I have male friends that just 'cut out beer for a month' and lost more than I can lose in a year. I joined WW once with a good friend (male). He would 'cheat', I'd stick to my points, we'd go weigh in and HE would lose 2-3 lbs and I'd gain or only lose .1 or .2 --so discouraging. We stopped going together...LOL

Pass that LC popcorn recipe my way.....oh man do I love it!
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Old Wed, Sep-06-17, 05:23
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Men have more muscle mass is one thing. The flip side is that women have more fat mass--in an ideal environment, perfect food/stress/activity/sleep etc., an average healthy woman should have about twice the bodyfat of an average healthy man. If you take a woman and a man at bmi 30, more of that extra bodyweight is probably going to be fat in the woman than in the man.
https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/berardi40.htm

There's a relation of lean vs. fat mass to the ratio of lean to fat mass that's lost during calorie restriction or fast. This is without taking working out and other factors into consideration. John Berardi has an article about this I've linked above. As a general rule, so of course there will be personal exceptions, the more fat you carry, the more of what you lose on a standard diet will be fat. So as women carry a higher percentage of fat, in general, more of the weight that they lose is going to be fat. So at a certain energy deficit, a man will lose more lean mass vs. fat when compared to a woman. Again, generally. And of course lean mass weighs more per calorie, much more, than fat does.
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Old Wed, Sep-06-17, 16:31
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Here's another way to look at it. Overweight women carry their fat mostly in their butt and thighs. Overweight men carry their fat mostly in the upperbody/midsection. Upper body fat is usually lost faster than lower body fat.
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