Though the prevalence of obesity and overweight is similar in most countries, men do not seek help to lose weight as much as women do. You will always find that most weight loss clubs, boot camps and clinics have more women attendees. The diet industry and clinics are not geared for men.
Men with a weight problem do have similar medical and psychological problems with weight gain. In addition they also have problems with sexual function, low self-esteem and are underconfident.
Sadly, during the recent COVID-19 pandemic more men had complications with coronavirus infection.
Why do men not seek help to lose weight?
Most men do not seek help to lose weight due to a number of reasons including physical, psychological, hormonal, social and personal.
Most men find it difficult to express their problems in “women-only weight loss groups” and do not engage regularly. Moreover, the needs of men with weight problems are underappreciated. Women are motivated to lose weight to get slimmer and improve their body image. Men generally want to lose fat, build muscle and improve their overall strength, health and confidence.
With aging, hormonal changes occur which makes it difficult to shift weight. Men who are overweight encounter problems with their sexual relationships and have performance anxiety. Men do not like to discuss erectile dysfunction.
How does the clinic help men to lose weight?
Most men feel consuming protein shakes and just going to the gym would help. Weight loss can be effective and sustained only if the underlying reasons are identified and addressed.
You will be supported by an empathetic and experienced team of specialists. A holistic approach looking into the underlying medical conditions, medications, previous weight loss attempts, hunger pattern, hormonal disturbance and metabolism helps us to provide a tailored weight loss plan.
If you wish to see a specialist to discuss the “Weight loss plan for Men” programme, please email us on [email protected] and we will be in touch with you shortly.
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