Gabby: Why is it that every time I get into a relationship I gain weight and then seem to have such a harder time losing it then the guy I’m with?
Megan: Well first of all, men are genetically designed with more muscle mass than women. Muscle burns fat even while at rest. If you and a man were sitting there doing nothing, he would naturally burn about 20 more calories than you are in that very moment. Estrogen keeps women’s body fat higher which is associated with being able to have children. Men don’t have it any easier and do struggle with body image and weight issues, but it is socially less acceptable to speak of these things from a male perspective. Just remember, no matter how comfortable you get in a relationship, your health can become very uncomfortable if you ignore it for too long. It was ask for your attention from that man.