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Body Types: The Endomorph

Do you gain weight just by looking at food? You could be an endomorph. Learn how to deal with your body type by combining a sensible, low fat diet with regular, high intensity exercise.

An endomorph is categorised by a body shape that is soft and round. Endomorphs usually have shorter limbs as well as small hands and feet. In general, the endomorph has larger upper arms and thighs in comparison to the lower parts of their arms and legs.


It is believed that endomorphs have a higher number of fat cells and due to this, they could carry more fat than the average person. Their bones are large and thick and their waist circumference is generally rather large.

Apart from the physical characteristics, endomorphs may also have a naturally low metabolic rate. While they do gain fat rather easily, endomorphs also have the capacity to build muscle with little effort.

In order to keep in shape and avoid gaining weight, endomorphs need to be extremely strict with their diet and exercise regime. A healthy diet, comprising of low carbohydrate and low fat meals, together with regular exercise, at least five times a week can help endomorphs stay in shape.

Author: Dimi Ingle.
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