Understanding Body Types And How They Affect Your Weight Loss Efforts

by Julie Armstrong - Date: 2010-10-21 - Word Count: 341 Share This!

When you are trying to lose weight, the typical advice of changing your diet and getting more exercise does work. While this is something that will work for most people, you can maximize your results by understanding your body type. There are three different body types and each will respond a bit differently to your diet plan and exercise efforts. If you know your body type, it will help you get desired results faster.

The first type of body is the ectomorph. This is typically seen as the skinny type of person who has for the most part never had a weight problem. If you have this body type and have gained weight, it is the easiest to lose. You need to cut back on what is probably a horrible eating plan with way too much food. Just focus on eating healthier foods and this body type should be fine with any weight problems.

The mesomorph is a rare body type. These are the people that are normally naturally thin and naturally muscular. This is also known as the athlete type. While normally these people are in shape, at times things become a problem and you get too much body fat. For this body type you need to get into weights and build muscles. The muscles will help you burn off whatever fat that you are holding on your body and get back that athletic look.

The endomorph is the hardest body type to lose weight with. This body type is the hard gainer. This means that muscle can be added to the body easily but so can fat. Many people with this body type have looked a bit on the large side their whole lives.

With this body type, you have to be the most strict to lose any weight. Get your diet under control by cutting calories. Do lots of cardio to help burn off whatever fat is on your body. Take advantage of the muscle building ability and start adding muscle to your body. This will help counteract your naturally slow metabolism.

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