Gender Differences in Weight Loss

couple dietingNo matter how some people would deny it, men and women are actually built differently in so many way and it’s not just in the physical aspect.

We have heard about how different men and women solve problems, with men solving it head on while women tend to talk about the problem before coming up with a solution. Now, recent studies conducted by the Foodborne Disease Active Surveillance Network conclude that men and women differed in terms of food consumption and risky behavior.

Who eats more of what

The gender differences in dieting are evident on who eats more of certain foods. For instance, men eat more meat than women do. They also more likely to eat certain shellfish like shrimp and oysters.

Meanwhile, women consume more fruits and vegetables than the guys, especially carrots and tomatoes. They also have a preference for dry foods like almonds and walnuts, and are more likely to consume more eggs and yogurt compared to men.

However, men are more likely to eat asparagus and brussels spouts than women, while women are more likely to consume fresh hamburgers-as opposed to frozen, which men preferred.

Who takes which risks

The research also tracked which gender are more susceptible to food-related diseases. For example, men eat more undercooked hamburger and are more likely to eat runny eggs while women eat more alfalfa sprouts, all can cause bacterial infection in the digestive system.

Why do men and women eat differently

Now you know men are women have different diet habits, but why is it so? The reason is still unclear, although it can be perceived that men eat more protein because their lean muscles need it. (Note that men have more lean muscle than women.) The difference could also date way back from ancient man’s hunter-gatherer lifestyle.