I do not know why the difference between men and women, but I do notice a lot of women eating yogurt ... which the men don't seem to go for. What's up with all the yogurt and cottage cheese, ladies?
One thing that hasn't been mentioned here is inflammation and its role in difficulty shedding pounds.
Georgette, you may find that you'll get to the point once you've dropped more weight that the things that worked for you in the beginning don't anymore. It happened to me, and quite a few women here.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates