Dr Oz: Why Do Men Lose Weight Faster Than Women? + Menopausal Dryness

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Dr Oz: Why Do Men Lose Weight Faster Than Women?

A Dr. Oz viewer asked on Twitter: “My husband and I started dieting. His weight is falling off, mine isn’t! Why do women have a harder time losing weight than men?” All four women explained that it’s always been that way for them, and Sherri joked that she lost 180 pounds when she got rid of her husband. Dr. Oz then wanted to explain exactly what happens to cause women to have a harder time losing weight.

Dr Oz: Why Do Men Lose Weight Faster Than Women? + Menopausal Dryness

Dr. Oz, with the help of three female doctors and Sherri Shepherd, answered viewers’ health questions including why men lose weight faster than women. (berna namoglu / Shutterstock.com)

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Dr. Varnado explained that women are born with the natural tendency to have more fat because were built to have babies and things like that. She said women’s fat is right underneath the skin and is called subcutaneous fat, so the fat is between the skin and the organs. It’s because it’s so close to the outer part of the skin that you can see it, it jiggles, and has cellulite and dimples. She explained that the fat is going to sit on your hips and thighs and there’s nothing you can do about it.

As for guys, the fat is stored inside around the main organs, which is called visceral fat. When both the man and the woman go on a diet, men can lose the weight a lot easier than women can. The good news is that once both a man and a woman go on a diet, after about six months, if you both stick to it, the weight loss tends to even out, so girls just have to stick with it a little longer than men.

Dr Oz: Dryness During Perimenopause

A viewer named Teri wrote in on Facebook saying “I just entered perimenopause and am experiencing vaginal dryness. What kind of [remedies] should I consider? I’m at a loss.”

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Tiffanie Davis Henry explained that you can have issues with dryness at any age and it can come from menopause, stress or medications that you’re taking. She explained that you want to look at silicon-based as well as water-based personal products.

She explained that water-based is a little slipperier, and mimics more of your own lubrication. Sherri called out Dr. Oz for smelling the product, but he claimed that it smells good. Tiffanie then showed the silicon based version, and explained that some women prefer it because it’s thicker and has more staying power. Tiffanie said if you’re a marathon man, silicon is for you.

If you want to go a different route, you can try moisturizers, and you don’t have to wait until you have relations to use the moisturizer.

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