Our expert says:
Your wife's present BMI = 23,4, which is well within the normal range (18-25) and if she reduces to 52 kg, this would give her a BMI of 20,3, which is below the ideal of 22 (for which she should weigh 56 kg). If her weight is in the normal range she will lose weight very slowly as her body will resist this type of change. The reason why you may have lost so much more weight is that men do tend to lose more and faster because they have a higher Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR) and a large amount of lean body mass than women. If your wife is so active she will gradually lose weight, but it will take time. She should not get depressed, as depression is not only an important cause of weight gain, but also hampers weight loss.
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