Men are fortunate in that they are capable of losing weight faster then their female counterparts. This is due to higher metabolic rates and increased muscle mass. On the whole they also tend to avoid emotional eating. For this reason the diet industry primary focuses on serving women. However men need support just as desperately. The obesity rate for men and women in North America is almost identical.
On the whole men have very different motivations for weight loss. Although men are becoming more appearance conscious then in the past they typically gain a desire to lose weight as a reaction to a health problem. Typical problems would be the onset of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea or a heart attack.
Weight loss programs for men are a great choice to combat any of these problems. Many have come though these programs with significant results. Men are very goal oriented. The program tells them what to do and typically the man will do it. Challenges are seen as nothing more then what they are. A challenge. This is great because most men love to raise to the occasion and put their best foot forward.
Early weight loss programs designed for men focused on exercise and encouraged men to eat whatever they like. But society on the whole becomes more health conscious these plans have a great nutritional component in the past. This is typically received with mixed results. The truth is that you need to pick the program that is right for you. However, you need to seriously consider 1 thing. When your done the program, will you keep the weight off? This is often a struggle for men because their plan didnt include a healthy eating component. Most men would be wise to choose a program with this, or make a personal effort themselves to become more educated about health and nutrition. This, in the combination with a more active lifestyle will keep the weight off indefinitely.
Guys, I know, Ive been there. I can tell you that without a doubt getting a little education about nutrition can go a long way. The best part about nutrition is that you can apply it to many other aspects of your life. Your performance in the home and in the work place is very much effected by what you consume. Keep that in mind when you start your program and good luck!