Men almost always lose weight easier than women because they have more muscle mass and better metabolisms.
16 pounds in 2 months is fantastic. She is doing well and needs to stop comparing her weight loss to others. It's counterproductive.
The closer you get to goal the harder it usually is to lose and once you have reached menopause or you have health problems like metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, hypothyroidism , etc., weight loss become even more challenging.
Eating healthy has more benefits than just weight loss and they both are experiencing these benefits.
And calories really do count. The reason people lose on low carb is because they are satisfied and eating less, including calories.
Exercise is important and many people over a certain age have to do both diet and exercise. No matter what your physical limitations there are exercises you can do. My mother and grandmother were both handicapped and they accomplished amazing things. People in this group and sparkfriends of mine who are handicapped have done the same. I won't name any names but you know who you are. LOL. There is a chair exercise group on sparkpeople. I started out in a wheelchair in 2007 and am walking 15,000 steps a day now. Where there is a will there is a way.
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen
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