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Endomorph Diet Plan

The endomorph diet plan consist of foods containing high proteins and high fiber. Read on to find out more on endomorph body type and the suitable diet for people with this body type.
Madhura Pandit Feb 9, 2019
Not all human beings are alike, and one of the major characteristic that differentiates an individual from the other is his physical features or body type. Similarly, people are also classified according to their ability to gain or lose weight and muscles.
Based on this, people are classified into three types: ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph. Here we will see more on the diet plan for endomorph body type.

Endomorph Body Type

People belonging to this category are heavyset and have a rounded body. They are heavily built and have rounded waist. These people are obese, or have a higher tendency towards obesity and gaining weight. People with this body type have a slower metabolism and hence, fat is not burnt quickly.
The calories consumed by these people quickly turn into fat. So, these people tend to gain weight even if they consume less amount of food. Carbohydrates, are not processed effectively leading to weight gain. These people also have a difficulty in losing weight. Therefore, they need to follow a diet, and proper lifestyle methods, to prevent weight gain.

Diet Plan for Endomorph

People with this body type should follow certain rules and restrictions about diet to avoid quick weight gain. As in any diet plan, it is essential to reduce intake of unhealthy foods like fast food, as they contribute to weight gain. Here is the endomorph diet plan that should be followed regularly by people with this body type.
● As mentioned earlier, these people cannot process carbohydrates, and hence, the intake of carbohydrates should be reduced. This does not mean that they should not eat carbohydrates at all. They should avoid eating refined carbohydrates; and rather eat slow absorbing carbohydrates as they do not convert into fat.
You should have complex carbohydrates like whole wheat products, whole wheat bread and pasta, brown rice, oatmeal, cereals, etc.
● The diet should also consist of high amounts of proteins as they help in burning fat. You should consume eggs, lean chicken, lean fish, beans, lentils, low-fat dairy, etc.
Having sugar free protein bars for snacks is also an excellent way of gaining proteins and keeping hunger at bay. Protein supplements are not necessary if you consume foods rich in protein every day.
● Having a high fiber diet is also essential if you wish to boost metabolism. Fiber enhances metabolism, helps in burning fat and is also a healthy appetite suppressant. Healthy fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc.
● Intake of fat should be very low (only 15-20% of the total diet). You should have only healthy sources of fat like nuts, seeds, peanut butter, to fulfill the daily requirement of fat. You should get rid of all the other fat containing foods.
Water also plays an important role in boosting metabolism which is essential for people with this body type. You should consume 7-8 glasses of plain drinking water every day. Water also helps in getting rid of the waste from the body and detoxifies the body.
● Lastly, one of the most important tip is to have smaller meals (4-5) throughout the day, and not 3 large ones. You can have light snacks and meals after every 2-3 hours, as this also helps to burn fat quickly.
Along with this diet plan, people with this body type should also exercise regularly to lose weight faster. Aerobics and cardiovascular exercises like swimming, walking, running, jogging, are the best exercises to lose weight. Following the endomorph diet and exercise plan will surely help in losing weight and also maintaining a healthy weight. Good luck!