Originally Posted by Iron Will
You're confusing "weight" with "fat."
Women put on fat faster because of estrogen dominance. Regarding weight, it's easier for women to put on weight solely because of maintenance calories. 2 extra tablespoons of oil translates into 50% faster weight gain than 2 extra tablespoons for men (assuming the average maintenance for a woman is 1800 kcal vs 2700 kcal for men, probably not too far off). We live in a world of predetermined portion sizes, and a woman can overeat much more easily than a man.
Join me in smacking our heads against the keyboard. Hormones don't "negate" calories. They do, however, influence how they're stored and how quickly they're burnt. More testosterone = more weight to muscle, more thyroid = higher maintenance calories.
Originally Posted by Comma
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.