Weight loss: Diet and workout plan according to your body type  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images
New Delhi: Losing weight is important to look great, feel great, and be healthy. However, what is the first step to lose weight? Diet? Exercise? No junk food? No. The first step to lose weight from your body is to understand your body! Everyone has a different body and different ways in which it functions. Everyone’s tendency to gain or lose weight is subjective and the same thing may not work for all. It is important to know your body type, and what works for it.
It is recognised that the human body can be categorised in either one of the following categories:
- Ectomorph: The body is lean and long, and the person faces difficulty in building muscle
- Endomorph: The body is big, has more body fat, is often pear-shaped and has a tendency to store body fat
- Mesomorph: The third body type is muscular and well-built, has a high metabolism and responsive muscle cells.
Once you have identified which of the three categories does your body fall in, here is how you can exercise, lose weight, and train your body. READ – Sania Mirza weight loss: 22 kgs in 4 months – Secrets behind the tennis queen’s post pregnancy transformation
Ectomorph body type
If you fall into this category of body type, it means that your body is good at processing carbohydrates for energy and fast metabolism helps you to burn fat quickly. However, muscles are where you lack. To build muscles, you must keep your cardio sessions to the minimum and indulge in compound exercises and intense workouts. Strength training like abs exercises, core exercises and similar ones should be your focus.
Endomorph body type
If you are the endomorph body type, your body tends to store energy and fat in the lower part of your body. It is difficult to manage weight and fitness with this body type and the focus of people with such body types should be on stripping off the excess weight. People with this body type should indulge in low-to-medium intensity cardio workout like running, brisk walking, skipping, etc. People with this body type need to be extra careful about what they eat since anything with extra fat and calories gets stored in their body as body fat. A low-carb diet can help with the fat burning process. READ – Nighttime weight loss tips: 5 simple ways to lose weight and burn belly fat while you sleep
Mesomorph body type
People with this body type are often envied by others since they can easily build muscle, do not have a tendency to store fat, and have god-gifted athletic body shapes. However, if they do not stick to workouts and a healthy diet and take their gift for granted, they may gain weight. Mesomorphs should train athletically – do sprints, jumps, etc. this helps to build their metabolism. Mesomorphs should definitely not eat whatever they like thinking it will not affect their weight and should stick to a healthy diet.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.