In general, men lose weight quicker and more easily than women. This doesn’t mean women aren’t trying as hard as men. In fact, the opposite is often true. Women work out regularly, diligently count calories and restrict carbs, yet their weight loss can be a frustratingly slow process. Men, on the other hand, seemingly just cut down on the beer or get back into the gym and the fat melts off them. Why this injustice? It has much to do with the differences in hormones, size and body composition, food preferences and the relationship each of the sexes has with food. But ladies, don’t give up hope just yet. There are dietary and exercise tips and tricks to help close the gap a little.
The humble egg, vilified for far too long, is in fact an incredible super food. Contrary to the previously held belief that eggs raise cholesterol levels and increase the risk of heart disease, eggs are actually heart protective. They raise your ‘good’ HDL cholesterol and change ‘bad’ LDL particles to the large fluffy kind, which are completely benign. Eggs are packed with so much goodness that it’s a crying shame so many people have lost out for so long. They contain a little bit of almost every nutrient the body needs for good health. Read more