Humans have different types of bodies. Body type describes the main three-body compositions: these are endomorph, mesomorph, and ectomorph. Although the type of body one possesses may even show some characteristics from each type, for easy classification these are the main three types used
This concept of body type was first introduced by psychologist William Herbert Sheldon. Earlier it was thought that the person’s body type could not be changed and the body type had some association with a person’s psychological and physical characteristics. One’s body type is determined by genetics and environmental factors and the type of body can be changed with a good diet and physical training.
People who are endomorph have a higher fat percentage than muscle mass therefore they are rounder and heavy but that doesn’t mean they are always obese. Because their body structure is such that fat accumulates much and their ability to lose weight is not easy and they have to be careful with their calorie consumption.
People with endomorph body who are looking to cut down the weight or gain some muscles should follow a plan that includes fitness and diet. They can enrol in a weight loss retreat Sydney program and plan a diet that fits their body type with the help of a nutritionist. Since endomorphs have a slower metabolism, there is a high chance that excess calories are converted to fats.
So people with this kind of body type should watch their carbohydrate intake limiting it and have a diet rich in proteins and fat like the paleo diet, this kind of diet would provide you with enough energy, the kind of food that one can consider are macadamia nuts, beef, and cheese and it is very important to exercise portion control, reducing at least 200 to 500 calories from normal intake may help in reducing weight, control your simple carbohydrate intakes like limiting taking white bread or rice.
The exercises should include both cardio and strength training, they can try doing high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for 30 minutes at least two-three times a week or steady-state training, which are low-intensity exercises like jogging, swimming two-three times weekly for at least 30- 60 minutes.
These people are thin, with long limbs and they have a higher metabolism, therefore it’s very difficult for them to put on muscle mass or weight. Individuals with this body type should try to consume more carbohydrates and eat at least 500 calories more than what they usually eat, therefore their diet should contain 50-60 percent carbohydrates 25 percent protein, and 25 percent fat. They have to include foods like oats, brown rice, potato and consume fruits like banana, papaya, mangoes, and eat vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower cooked in oil like butter or coconut oil.
To build muscles they should undergo strength training and limit cardio to 30 minutes two to three times a week.
Their body is in between ectomorph and endomorph, they have a rectangular shaped body, usually, these people may lose weight easily at the same time can gain weight easily too. For diet, they can consult a nutritionist and get a plan based on their calorie need and for exercise, they can consider cardio 3-5 times weekly with at least 30 min each and include weight training too.