5 Reasons Why Women Can’t Lose Weight


Woman Losing WeightLots of women try to lose weight by dieting and working out, but far from all women manage to become slim this way. Scientists have discovered some psychological reasons, why women can’t lose weight, although they want it so much. Many of us have already experienced it: you eat less, avoid late dinners, work out almost every day, however, you can’t reach that desired slender waist and less weight. Here’s why.

Reason 1 Why Women Can’t Lose Weight

The first reason, why women can’t lose weight is the subconscious wish of every woman to be solid. This means, to feel she is big and powerful – this is enough to cope with problems. Sometimes this is not only a psychological feeling, but also a physical one, which makes one eat more.

Reason 2 Why Women Can’t Lose Weight

The second reason is shyness. Excess weight becomes a kind of protecting coat for many women. Under this coat there can often be found an unsure person. Scientists claim, when there’s “too much” of you, it helps cope with problems.

Reason 3 Why Women Can’t Lose Weight

Psychological traumas may also be the reason preventing women from losing weight. Those, who as a child experienced an unpleasant incident because of their unattractiveness, unconsciously don’t want to attract attention. And the best way to avoid attention is to gain weight.

Reason 4 Why Women Can’t Lose Weight

Many women like telling about how they struggle against excess weight and that there’s no way they can get rid of it. Scientists claim, that women do it to make others feel sorry for them.

Reason 5 Why Women Can’t Lose Weight

Another reason women can’t lose weight is the lack of joy in life. When a woman is in a bad mood, the only thing to improve it is food.


  1. its so obvious a silly male wrote this… and i dont think ‘scientists’ think any such things. Its the kind of thing someone says when they want to make their point more believable.

  2. I did not read the article.
    If there is no medical reason, there are only 2 reasons why can’t lose weight.
    1. Eating more calories than you consume.
    2. No exercise… need only few hours to know how to lose weight by reading … I believe most people know how to lose weight anyway but never exercise.

    P.S. buying exercise machines( most people think it will let you lose weight without any exercise …. ) never lose weight. So, whether you have machine or not, I like NIKE’s moto which makes you to lose weight. DO YOU KNOW IT?

    Here you go …”JUST DO IT!”

  3. Where did this stuff come from? While one of these reasons may be true for some women, they really just sound like psychobabble.

  4. complete BS.

    I lost weight and toned my muscles this year by changing only one thing – I increased the amount of exercise I was doing. My eating habits remained more or less the same.

    Women CAN lose wait, and none of these “scientific” reasons for weight loss problems are gender specific. Any male could experience these things and find themselves affected in the same way. THIS IS NOT AN ARTICLE ON WEIGHT LOSS, THIS IS A PIECE ON WOMEN WRITTEN BY A SEXIST MALE OR A SELF HATING FEMALE WITH their OWN ISSUES TO DEAL WITH.

  5. total garbage. i am so glad other women are not fooled by this and commented on how ridiculous it is.

  6. what a load of crap! All this site is doing is making women to look really neurotic and stupid!

  7. Most women never get in shape because they try lame diets and never have real workouts. Everytime I hear a women say she has tried everything, I would bet a million dollars that she doesn;t ride her bike to work and never gets real workouts. They are right. Women like to eat and whine. They are lame and stupid airheads.

  8. lol @ jean. jokes aside i am really sturggling with my weight and am trying to psycologically find out why i can’t so was hoping for some help, i will keep looking

  9. Its true that women in general will find it harder to lose weight or rather fat than men. And in general psychological barriers to fat loss are much more prevalent in women than in men. Just the same the tools and information are equally accessible to both sexes and at the end of the day, success boils down to how hard the individual wants to succeed in attaining their own personal fat loss goals.

  10. I have struggled with weight nearly all my life and one thing I’ve learned for sure that kept me from losing weight. one word…..PROCRASTINATION. We always promise ourselves that tomorrow is going to be the day we start dieting and then tomorrow becomes the day after, and then the day after tomorrow. It’s an ugly cycle that we keep putting ourselves in and we either end up losing a few pounds and then gaining them back and more or we keep postponing the diet process and both ways it’s a lose lose situation.

    I like what KIM’s Nike Moto “JUST DO IT”. If there’s a will…..JUST DO IT and on’t say tomorrow….if you’re serious about your intention, START TODAY!


  11. ***Psychological traumas may also be the reason preventing women from losing weight. Those, who as a child experienced an unpleasant incident because of their unattractiveness, unconsciously don’t want to attract attention. And the best way to avoid attention is to gain weight..***

    This is a VERY, VERY dangerous, and breathtakingly ignorant statement. 1. People do not suffer traumatic incidents because they are unattractive. Blmaing the victims never stops 2. If the author of this crap knew ANYTHING about trauma theories s/he would recognize the glaringly obvious error in this line of thinking. If one was traumatized BECAUSE they were unattrative, then that person most likely would frantically AVOID, at all costs, being unattractive. SHAME ON MSN! SHAME ON YOU for propogating this nonsense

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