Weight Loss for Men in Wolverhampton
Men do NOT have the same emotional relationship with food as women do.. think about it, from a very early age young children are generally “nurtured” by the Mother in the household .(Of course, we know that this is not always the case).
So when it comes to helping either Men or Women deal with their emotional relationship with food (Widely recognised as THE main reason why people eat more than they need) then a “general approach” is less likely to be effective.
Why a different system for men?
Men invariably put all the excess weight onto their “belly”.. Unfortunately this is just about the worst place you can put extra fat (apart from the Heart of course).
This is very different to the ladies who tend to put it on the backsides, not quite so dangerous but still a cause for concern nevertheless.
Men & Weight-Loss
- Men prefer a prescriptive approach
- Men prefer one-to-one help rather than group help
- Men and women were equally likely to be obese, however women were more likely than men to be morbidly obese (3% compared to 1%)
- Overall, physical activity has increased among both men and women since 1997, with 40% of men and 28% of women meeting the recommended levels in 2006 (at least 30 minutes of at least moderate intensity activity at least 5 times a week)
*For people aged 35 and over classified as having a raised waist circumference, men were twice as likely and women were four times more likely to have type 2 diabetes
*NHS Statistics on Obesity, Physical. Activity and Diet: England, January 2008