Yes. Most of the time, heavier people lose weight faster than thinner people because the heavier you are, the more calories it takes to perform any type of activity. When a person cuts his or her caloric intake to the same level a thinner person uses for weight loss, he or she loses weight quicker. As the heavier person becomes lighter, the rate at which he or she loses will slow. Anyone who is losing weight will need to reaccess his or her activity level and caloric intake as his or her weight reduces in order to avoid the dreaded plateau. Resistance training is very important in any weight loss/fat loss program. Muscle helps to boost your metabolism, which results in a higher calorie burn and a healthier/leaner you.
A few things to keep in mind that are key in weight loss are:
- For every 5lbs of muscle you gain, you burn 500 more calories per day
- You need to burn more calories than you consume each day
- It takes a deficit of 3500 calories to lose 1lb