Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Body Fat Distribution - Men Vs Women

Women have to work HARDER than men to lose weight and get fit

Look at the body fat distribution girls, why women why not men?

Percentage of Total body weight-

Body Component           Men           Women

Protein                          17.0              8.5
Fat                                13.5             22.0
Carbohydrate               1.5               1.5
Water                            62.0              62.0
Minerals                        6.0                 6.0

Total                             100.0            100.0     

  • Women have to do about 20% more exercise to get the same benefits
  • And while exercise alone might be enough for men to lose weight, women also have to look at their diet to get the same results
  • Experts say body composition such as muscle mass and hormones to blame:-((

Source :
References : Nutrition and Dietetics with Indian case Studies by Shubhagani A Joshi, Third edition - Pg 17