Wilmington Weight Management for Women

Weight Programs Designed for Women

There is a fundamental difference between the way nutrients and fats are processed by men and women. Men have higher levels of testosterone, which is more efficient at balancing muscle mass with fat. Estrogen, on the other hand, is designed to store fat longer—this is an evolutionary byproduct to help women during pregnancy. This is not to say, however, that men have an “easier” time losing weight than women. While it may seem quicker in the short-term, over long-term weight loss plans the differences balance out.

Finding a healthy weight can be difficult for women, especially if they are comparing themselves to a man who started weight management at the same time. Different people have different body types and each of these as their own healthy weight ratio. It can be tempting to believe your slower weight loss means you’re doing something “wrong,” and start making extreme changes in your diet or routine in order to accommodate the difference. This is dangerous. Losing weight can be very beneficial, but not when taken to extremes. If you are feeling frustrated with your current weight loss plan, contact Saint Francis Healthcare dieticians to ask about a supervised weight management program for women.

Our team can educate you on body types and help you figure out what your goals should be for weight management. Going through this alone can be very discouraging, and you may even end up beating yourself up when you fail to see results right away, even when your routine is on the right track. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff will be there to motivate you and help you to understand why your body is processing fat the way it does. With a wholesome, evidence-based weight management program, you will be on track for a healthier, higher quality of life.