by Ed Yourdon
There are also plenty of men obsessed about their weight and trying to lose it at any cost. They also fall prey to all the TV commercials for different products. All of these products promise spectacular weight loss in the shortest times. Of course, that after spending huge amounts of money on this type of product, they end up even more frustrated than in the beginning.
The problem with most men is that they do not gain weight evenly, all over the body. Men accumulate fat around their bellies and that makes them look like Santa Claus. Besides this funny aspect, having such a big belly is actually a risk. They can get serious diseases, especially related to blood pressure and the heart.
One thing which is very important when a man decides he wants to lose weight is to set realistic expectations for what they are about to embark on. They should not expect drastic weight loss in just a couple of weeks. Things do not work this way and if there are any people saying it can be done, be sure that their method surely involves a risk to your health.
Sometimes men are reluctant to go on a diet because they believe dieting is for women. This is however not true. Dieting is for every person wanting to live a healthier life. Also, men have a big advantage over women. Their body has a bigger need for calories, so they burn up faster and also they have significantly more muscles than women, which also help to burn out calories and transform them into the energy needed for the muscles. This means that their metabolic rate is significantly higher than for women.
The best thing they can do is have a diet which is not really a diet. Since they have such a good metabolic rate, they actually do not need to deprive themselves of certain categories of foods. They can eat some of everything, but they do have to do something too. They should monitor the calorie intake and make sure that it is a little inferior to the amount of calories they will consume during that respective day. This way they will make sure to lose a little bit of weight every day. This is also the best way to lose weight because it ensures that the weight actually stays off and you will not gain even more.