Weight- either losing weight or gaining muscles- becomes a common new year’s resolution for a lot of people and before you start the journey it is important for you to know and understand your body type.
There are three body types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph and Endormorph. Knowing and understanding your body enables you to select the right training, eating plan and most importantly you will be able to reach your desired goals.
Everyone has different goals and different bodies therefore you cannot use a blanket approach when it comes to health and fitness
Are the supermodels- tall and skinny. These are the girls we envy, can have that double cheese burger, fries and thick sly of chocolate cake and still not gain weight- if they do it is little weight. Ectomorphs naturally have a fast metabolism and usually their goals are to gain muscles. Ectomorphs respond better to low intensity cardio twice a week and weight sessions four times a week. Have a high calorie eating plan that includes good quality fats, proteins and whole grain carbs.
Are usually hard-bodied with minimal fat storage on their body- they can put on fat easily if they have a diet that is high in carbs and sugar. The best training program is high intensity cardio- 3 times a week and weight sessions also 3 times a week. Eat quality fats, moderate carbs and proteins.
Are curvy, have fuller figures and gain weight easily. Your training needs to be cardio-heavy (4 times a week) and minimal weight training (twice a week). Food is a major player for an endomorph; low carb eating plans are key, but not too low that you start to burn out.
Read more here: http://www.womenshealthsa.co.za/featured/how-to-lose-weight-according-to-your-body-type/
This is a good starting point, take it slow and all the best with your fitness goals