Having a certain body type can tell you a lot about whether you’ll excel at a certain sport, what will be the type of exercises that will benefit you the most, the rate at which you’ll gain or lose weight, as well as what the most suitable foods will be for you that will provide the best fuel for your body and help you with losing weight.
For example, ectomorphs can get away with eating almost anything and not gain a single pound, while endomorphs seem to put on pounds as soon as they open their mouths. In comparison to mesomorphs and ectomorphs, endomorphs will find it extremely hard to compensate for their poor food choices with exercise. It is of utmost importance that endomorphs follow a proper diet plan that will help them lose weight efficiently and in a healthy way while filling them with energy.
Endomorphs tend to be sensitive to consuming excess calories
One of the primary reasons why endomorphs have such a hard time maintaining their weight in comparison with the other two body types is that for a multitude of reasons, they are extremely sensitive to ingesting even a slight amount of excess calories. This basically means that these excess calories will most likely be turned into fat in comparison to ectomorphs, which means that endomorphs are more prone to storing fat. That’s why endomorphs need to control and monitor their caloric intake on a daily basis.
This excess that we are talking about could as little as eating an additional chocolate bar. It’s that much. A chocolate bar of any brand usually has around 300-400 calories. Assuming you eat 300 extra calories per day. In the end, you would get 2100 extra calories a week total. This results in 1.2 kilos of fat gained in one month and staggering 14 kilos a year.
You might shrug off this as non-sense. After all, it’s nothing more than a small chocolate bar, you say. However, this is the tough pill to swallow for a lot of people out there and of one of the most neglected reasons why they have trouble losing weight and keep piling it up over the years. Lots of people wouldn’t even think of, let alone remember that the tiny candies they ate 3 days ago would make such a difference.
Despite the fact that a lot of people realize they’ve gained too much weight overnight, it’s actually a long process which they’ve paid little attention to. It happens slowly and we may not notice it at first until our clothes start to get a bit too tight and don’t fit like they used to, and when we realize it’s not the clothes that have gotten smaller, but our thighs and stomach have gotten bigger. In this case, ectomorphs can easily burn off the excess calories; their bodies are prone to losing weight fast, while the ectomorphs’ bodies aren’t.
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Some people would say that this implies that endomorphs would have to count their daily calories for the rest of their lives. This is completely false. However, if you are an endomorph you would need to pay close attention to your diet for the first couple of months until you figure out what are the best dietary choices for you that would enable you to stick to your diet in the long-term. You can also make routine checks, every couple of months if any of the foods you eat help you lose and maintain your weight or you need to get rid of them, as well as finding ways to add new foods to increase variety. This is a good method to eliminate bad dietary habits that might have crept in which will allow you to improve your diet.
If you remember, we already said that it takes only a single chocolate bar to get drastically off course, which means you need to remain vigilant and get back on the right path early on. That is before you have already gone into the downward spiral of disappointment and hopelessness at the thought of having to start from scratch.
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