Some people seem to be able to eat everything in sight and still stay slim. Other gain weight when they give themselves some extra bits. The reason for the difference may be partly your natural body type. There are three major types of the body, including ectomorph, endomorph and mesomorph. Dieting according to your body type can help your chances of success
Learn your body type. Note endomorphs usually carries weight in the lower body, they gain weight rapidly and has a high percentage of body fat. Ectomorphs has narrow torso, short torso and long arms and legs. Mesomorphs usually has a big upper body and gain muscle mass quickly.
Eat a balanced diet with 40 percent complex carbohydrates such as whole grains on your body type is a mesomorph. Bring 40 percent lean protein and 20 percent fat. Mesomorphs usually lose weight rapidly. Reduce calories by 200-500 a day to lose half 1 half kilogram a week.
Reduce fat intake if you are an endomorph. Concentrate on eating lean proteins and healthy carbohydrates. Limit your fat intake to 15 percent. Eat healthy fats like olive oil and avocados. Endomorphs weight slower than other types of body. Be patient and avoid reducing caloric intake below 1,200 calories per day.
Add protein if you are an ectomorph. Eat a diet high in lean proteins like fish and chicken. Ectomorphs having trouble building muscle mass. Lean protein helps the body build muscle and help you to become leaner.
Please note all three body types should consider eating five small meals a day. Eating small frequent meals throughout the day helps you maintain proper blood sugar levels. This reduces overeating and cravings.
Keep exercise in mind. All three body types should include aerobic exercise to help with dieting. Find an activity you enjoy such as walking, running, cycling or aerobics classes. Doing aerobic exercise three to five times a week for 20 to 50 minutes.
Tips and Warnings
Remember endormorphs may have more body fat than other body types and may need to do cardio exercises five times a week. This will help to increase metabolism and speed up fat loss.
Note ectomorphs may have to focus on strength training to build muscle. If your body type is ectomorph, consider doing strength training three times a week.