Here’s what you need to know about your body type to lose weight…
Many people with endomorph body types often feel like they drew the short genetic straw because they tend to have softer, rounder figures, and store fat more easily compared to the other body types.
You are likely to struggle with keeping your body fat percentage in check, and may also gain weight at a much faster rate. One of the hardest parts of being an endomorph is coming to the realization that you are one.
It can sometimes be difficult for people to find out that you are likely to struggle with weight throughout you life because of the way you were born.
Unfortunately, you don’t have the most dependable type of metabolism, and often relies on you to make the effort to do things your body should be able to do for you naturally.
Your body may not give you the instinctive urge to move, and while this doesn’t mean you are certain to be overweight in the future, you need to be sure to incorporate exercise into your daily routine.
It is also crucial to eat plenty of metabolism boosting foods like good fats, proteins, and limited carbs to keep your blood sugar controlled.
As a mesomorph you are able to lose and gain weight with ease, and have no trouble building muscle mass. Your long torso, and short limbs give you the ideal body type for endurance training, along with speed, and strength based sports.
The reason behind your natural ability for these activities lies in your genetic makeup. Mesomorphs have muscles that contain a higher percentage of fast twitch fibers than any other body type, and are able to gain muscle at a much faster rate.
In order to maximize your body composition, you should follow a diet of good quality fats, and moderate carbohydrate. Another suggestion would be to limit your intake of protein along with your branched-chain amino acids.
Additionally, during your recovery day, try having a warm cup of green tea or coffee in place of your pre workout snack. However, you should still eat your normal pre dinner, and nightly snacks.
This body type is also commonly referred to as “skinny fat” because although you have a relatively low weight, you may still have a higher body fat percentage, and little muscle definition.
The genetic makeup you are built with may limit your ability to gain muscle, but you have the most resistance to weight gain of all the body types due to your high metabolism. Additionally, your slight muscles along with your small frame give you the perfect body for power and resistance methods of training.
As an ectomorph, in order to maximize your body composition a good quality fat, and moderate protein diet would be an ideal solution for you. Eating between 25 and 30 grams of protein per meal, which would be 4 meal if you have pre training mini meals, with your good fats, and good quality carbohydrates is recommended.
On the days that you do not train however, skip your usual pre training and morning snacks, because breakfast should be enough to keep you content until lunch. Also, make a light dinner if you still choose to eat your afternoon snacks.
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