Why it's easy for African women to gain weight

Why black women carry more weight

The reason for this could be the black culture of being more accepting bigger bodies and why African women find it easier to gain weight.

Here are 3 main reasons why it's easy for African women to gain weight

1. Our metabolic rate

Studies show that black women have a lower resting metabolism. This means that you need less energy to conduct physical activities. Your body burns less calories which could lead to weight gain.

2. Higher chances of insulin resistance

Black women have a higher chance of insulin resistance. Which means that they more prone to excess fat storage.

3. Black women can be healthy with a higher BMI

Even with a higher body mass index, black women can be physically fit.

This leads to the conclusion that lifestyle choices are the determining factor with regards to a black woman's health rather than the numbers.

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