You think?! Maybe this explains the roller-coaster of a weight chart of mine, compared to his!
Stress and Your Weight: Men vs. Women By Margaret Furtado, M.S., R.D
A new study reports that men and women gain weight very differently when they are exposed to stressful situations. Researchers found that women gained weight when subjected to a much wider variety of stressors than did men: poor finances, tense jobs, and strained family relationships, as well as the feeling of being limited by the circumstances of their lives.
In contrast to women, men gained weight mainly in response to just two types of stress, both of them centered on work: when they lacked authority to make decisions and when they were denied the opportunity to learn new skills. Men were less likely than women to gain weight when struggling with family relationships or when upset by their lives in general.
The study, in the July 15 issue of The American Journal of Epidemiology, was from researchers at Harvard's School of Public Health, and it followed a nationally representative sample of 1,355 men and women in the United States over 9 years.