Not sure where to post this, and I haven’t found an answer on this or any other site.
A group of friends, all work out. mix of adult men and women. want to have a contest to lose 5% body fat. want to be fair when deciding a winner.
the question then is would a woman have to work harder to lose 5% body fat than a man would.
men usually have more muscle mass than women, so they can burn more calories just based on that.
i also know that one pound of fat is the same number of calories for a man and a woman. and the same caloric deficit is required man or woman to lose one pound.
my thought is that it would be harder for a woman to lose 5% bodyfat
if that is true, are there any studies/data that state (for example) that if a woman loses 3% body fat, that is equivalent to the work required for a man to lose 5% ?