Diet Like a Man and Lose Weight

The latest weight-loss trend has women borrowing tricks from the opposite sex.
3:00 | 03/18/14

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You never know. We'll turn now to switching gears. Grabbing headlines after all. How to diet like a pan and lose more weight? ? apparently guys have an advantage when it comes to shedding the pounds but it turns out women could, in fact, George, learn from us. Easy, easy. And we didn't even know it. Abbie Boudreau, tell us. ? Reporter: It's a frustrating fact of life. When it comes to losing weight, it seems the scales are tipped in men's favor which is why some health experts are now suggesting women man up when it comes to diet and exercise. Registered dietitian Lisa dayier tells us about metabolism and muscle mass. Basically men have more muscle mass compared to women and the more muscle you have the faster your metabolism and more calories you burn. Reporter: As for diet, a recent article suggests men typically try to lose weight by removing one unhealthy food from their daily regimen while many women tend to Jeff whelm themselves by trying to eliminate entire food groups like all cash high greats, sugars and when it comes to working out we asked Harley Pasternak to weigh in. Some of the weighs that a woman can work out like a man to lose weight is first of all lift challenging weights. Don't be scared of using free weights. Reporter: He says another man move women should adopt is to work out in short bursts instead of endless hours on the elliptical or treadmill. To really significantly and aggressively and permanently change the body composition, you have to strength train. Reporter: Maybe the best advice in this battle of the sexes, experts warn women to avoid emotional eating. Women tend to have a harder time passing up a piece of cake or forgoing a sweetened latte in response to stress. By eliminating these foods and befrmgs women can lose a pound a week. Reporter: So the next time you're having that Bridget Jones moment, you may want to put down that spoon and grab a dumb bell instead. For "Good morning America," Abbie Boudreau, ABC news, los Angeles.

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