Women and Men, Timing, and Weight Loss

img_4231My wife and I both put on a similar amount of weight when we went to Spain for our vacation this year. Afterward, we both set out to adhere to our strict Paleo diet and to do everything necessary to lose the weight. We ate right, we both ran, and we both stayed away from anything non-Paleo. What was different, however, were the results. While I was able to get back to my pre-vacation weight within a week, it took her longer. Why?

Well, it turned out that her body was going through a natural process that only women go through. That meant she was retaining water. The result was that she was aggravated at her lack of weight loss while she watched me drop pounds as her own progress was slowed dramatically. It’s not fair, but it is what it is. I’m certain that once this cycle is complete, she will drop the weight quickly. She’s very strong willed and has been really good with sticking to Paleo-only foods.

The reason I mention it is because it’s nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of, and it’s also something that you need to consider. Us guys don’t have to deal with the same issues, and our bodies are different. It’s unfair to compare progress when we don’t deal with the same factors. With that said, if you’re a woman and the man in your life is losing weight faster than you are, don’t get sad, depressed, or upset. We don’t deal with the same things that women have to deal with. We are super proud of you, and we are here to help and support you.

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