Eat for Your Type
If you're an Ectomorph and want to eat right for your type, don't struggle to put some meat on your bones - first see a doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions. Take a good look at your diet to eat right for your type. If you only eat 3 times a day, try increasing this to 5 or 6. For your snacks or meals choose nutrients and calorie dense foods such as dried fruit, nuts or starchy vegetables rather than lower calorie foods such as fresh fruit. With the lean body frame of an Ectomorph and you want to eat right for your type, you should try to keep aerobic exercise or cardio training to a minimum.
If you are an Endomorph it is crucial to avoid crash dieting, due to the higher level of body fat in an endomorph crash dieting will force your body to cling to its fat reserves. Try eating slower to allow your brain time to register your full and reduce over eating. Drink plenty of water and try having a glass if you feel hungry, if you still feel hungry after try a lower calorie food. Often we think we are hungry when actual fact it is water the body requires. Try eating lean proteins and high fiber foods to help you feel fuller for longer. Endomorphs should do at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular activity 5 timers per week. Try walking, cycling or join a class at your local gym, anything you enjoy that will get your heart pumping. It is also important to maintain your heart rate in the fat burning zone throughout the session. To find out more about heart rate training zones go the Running section of this website.
Genetically lucky Mesomorphs may have an easier time than the rest of us at staying slim and fit but this can be a double edged sword. As they get older they tend to think they can handle extra portions and more enjoyable sweet foods also they think they don't need to attend the gym regularly but the same rules for well-being and health apply.