Typically characterised by a pear-shaped body, Endomorphs may notice a tendency to gain weight easily on the arms and thighs, and may find it difficult to build muscle. Fatigue is often a common complaint of people of this somatotype.
Adequate nutrition for this body type can sometimes be confusing, resulting in yo-yo diets and frustration. However, by understanding the best way to eat and exercise, we can optimise your fullest potential!
The 80/20 rule is perfect for this body type. Meaning, 80% of the contents on the plate should be raw or lightly steamed vegetables. The rest should consist of complex carbohydrates and lean protein.
Eat 5-6 small meals per day to keep you feeling satisfied.
Remember that one serving is about the size of your fist.
Hunger is often mistaken for being dehydrated. Drink plenty of water, all day. Monitor your intake by using water bottles and try to consume 2 of the large (1.5 L) bottles per day.
Sugar basically has the direct access key to fat cells and all refined sugars should be avoided. Instead, opt for fresh or dried fruit.