Originally Posted by julie14401
But how do you know that your height doesn't make it easier? Since you are taller you get to eat more calories than you would if you were shorter. I feel like that has to make weight loss easier.
And how do you know it does? If taller people and men eat more because they are hungrie, it's just as likely that dieting could be only that much more miserable?
I've studied a lot of the weight loss research, and while there are some weight loss advantages to being younger, taller, healthier, fitter, and male, none of these advantages are universal. Randomly pick a young, tall overweight man and an equally fat random old, short, female and there are no guarantees that the man will lose faster or easier. Take a hundred men like him and a hundred females like her, and the guys on average will do better, but you'll also find some of the women outperforming some of the men. It's not like all men do better than all women, or all tall people outperform all short people.
There are a lot more variables to weight loss difficulty than height, age, and gender.
It's all "fair" in the sense that noone has control over these variables, so comparing yourself to anyone else is useless. You can only do your best (or not) and reap the consequences.
If everything in life had to be fair, we'd all need to be identical in every way and in everything, but that sounds pretty horrible to me. You almost certainly have advantages many others don't and many others have advantages you don't.
Thinking about who has it easier than you, especially based on characteristics you can't or wouldn't want to change, only wastes energy you can be using to do better and make easier your own success.
It doesn't matter how well, easily, or whether someone else is able to meet their goals, only what you do to meet your own.