You may already be aware of the three different body types: ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph. Each body type has unique fat distribution, metabolism, and muscle-building potential. Because of this, some experts suggest personalized diet and exercise programs to get desired results. But is the body type diet effective?
Diet tips for each somatotype
Firstly, the goal for many ectomorphs is to gain weight or “bulk up.” If you are an ectomorph with this goal, keep reading. Both men and women with this body type typically want to get stronger or become curvier. Because ectomorphs tend to have “fast” metabolisms, they should increase their calorie intake.
However, binge eating will not bring the desired results. There is a chance that an ectomorph may become “skinny fat,” which is a thin frame with high body fat percentage. This is not healthy and can lead to other health problems. More calories should come from protein and carbs to sustain energy and muscle growth. If building muscles is not your goal, protein intake should be kept to a minimum.