Our expert says:
Dear Fat Mum
The rate at which people lose weight is dependent on many factors: 1) starting weight - as you have noticed, people who are very overweight lose faster initially than those who only need to lose a few kgs and the closer you get to your goal weight, the slower the loss becomes, 2) gender plays an important role - men generally lose faster than women - unfair, but true, because of their higher basic metabolic rate, 3) so-called ectomorphs with a high muscle tissue percentage also lose weight faster for the same reason. So weightloss is a complex business that can be affected by many influences.
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