Weight Management for your Specific Body Types

People come in all shapes and sizes; thin, tall, short, and round. Whichever shape you belong to weight management is always important.

A person maintains his/her weight is far healthier than the people who are underweight or overweight. Moderation is always the better option in every aspect of your life, including your body weight.

The misconception, that maintaining one’s weight means that you need to have a huge amount of muscle mass and cut all the fat inside your body, is incorrect. It simply means that you should have a proper amount of fat and muscle, equal to what your body requires.

Your Body Type and your Worry

Each and every person in the world falls into 3 different categories of body types, which are classified as:

  • Ectomorph (Slim and Lean Body Structure)
  • Endomorph (A Big, Fatty Rounded Body Structure)
  • Mesomorph (Muscular and Well Developed Body Structure)

You could be looking to get bulky, or trying to lose the excess fat whatever the case maybe, we’re going to give you the basics of managing weight according to your requirements.

People do have different capabilities and respective reactions to changes in their body, and so each body has to be treated accordingly;

Diets and Body Types

Ectomorph

People who are underweight need to eat, it’s as simple as that. But they have to pick a diet that will help them get to their target weight goal.

You need to have a healthy quantity of nutrition in your diet if you are to get to your required weight. This healthy kind of food will keep your body and its engine running properly, the kind of food that keeps your metabolism active.

Complex Carbohydrates (Slow Carbs): Sweet potatoes, Oatmeal, Whole-grain, Yams and Brown Rice

Fats (Unsaturated): Nuts, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Red Meat

Note: Don’t eat too many trans-fat. They are Not Good For You.

You will be mostly including foods in your diet that slow down your metabolism. Also, you need to increase your water intake as well. When you have taken these dietary steps you will be putting on solid pounds in no time.

Endomorph

Endomorphs are usually short in height, have short limbs and joints.

People belonging to this category have a hard time losing weight once they have gained it. It is always a struggle for them to manage their weight properly so they can make use of these tips:

Cutting Calories: Cut down your portions and consume smaller amounts of calories. This specifically indicates to you consuming fewer amounts of fatty foods, which have saturated fats in them like pork and cow meat, dairy foods etc. You’ll also have to cut down on food that contains starch and sugar so that your body has lower levels of insulin.

Increase Fiber Intake: Fiber will be good for you and it will increase the time between your food intakes, which ultimately means that you eat less. Food that contains fibers includes Split Peas, Artichokes, Peas, Broccoli, and Avocados.

Proteins: You need to increase your protein intake as well. Foods like Lean Meat, Eggs, Oatmeal, Whole-Grain, etc.

The best diet for an endomorph involves him or her controlling their diet and eating fewer calories.

Mesomorph

Mesomorph is the body type in which people have natural lean muscle. They don’t have to worry too much about gaining muscle because it can be fairly easy for them to gain.

The downside of this body type is that fat can also accumulate just as easily. To maintain the proper muscle to fat ratio, mesomorphs should stick to the following tips:

Proteins: Higher proteins intake are essential for building up a strong and muscular body structure. For mesomorphs, they are very important because they need to maintain their muscular frame. Food like Chicken Meat, Eggs, turkey, fish, beans and lentils should do the trick.

Healthy fats: Healthy fats are also needed to keep you mesomorphs in shape. Healthy fats include unsaturated fats like Canola Oil, Olive Oil, and Red Meat.

Conclusion

Body types will always be an important factor when considering how to stay in proper shape. Each and every body type has its own unique ‘perfect’ form.

You can be a little heavier and still have the required weight for your body type. Just remember to eat right and exercise, exercise, exercise. You can check out our workout plan section on ideas about exercises.

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