Beautiful like Beyoncé: How to stay in shape if you are an endomorph

Most people can be grouped according to one of three different body types — mesomorph, ectomorph or endomorph. Each requires different diet plans and training methods to achieve overall health, fitness goals and successful weight management.

Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Lopez, Sophia Vergara and Marilyn Monroe are just some of the most famous female celebrity endomorphs. People who have this body type are curvaceous, small-waisted, full-figured and pear-shaped.

HOW TO TELL IF YOU’RE AN ENDOMORPH LIKE BEYONCE

Endomorphs have the following characteristics:

• Smooth, round body
• Small shoulders
• Short limbs
• Medium to large bone structure
• Carry weight on hips, thighs and lower abdomen

According to Healthline, endomorphs have a higher percentage of body fat with less muscle mass.

“Because of their physical makeup, people with endomorphic bodies are more sensitive to calorie consumption than people with other body types.”

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Jennifer Lopez also has a typically endomorph body shape. Image: Getty Images

FAT DISTRIBUTION MAKES WEIGHTLOSS HARD

ACE fitness and healthy lifestyle blog said unevenly distributed weight was the reason why endomorphs usually found it hard to lose weight.

“This pattern of fat distribution makes it a bit harder to lose weight, but with the correct training and nutrition programme they can achieve positive results.

“The best diet for an endomorph is a Paleo-like diet,” ACE said.

Even Beyoncé has cheat days…

Beyoncé, one of the world’s most beloved female celebrities, is a clear endomorph who has chosen a diet high in plant-based foods.

According to People Magazine, Beyonce and her husband, Jay-Z, changed their lifestyle and the food they ate after having children. 

Beyoncé is said to be on a plant-based diet, but does indulge in pizza cheat days, according to the magazine.

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A Paleo diet is rich in natural oils. Image: Adobe Stock

GOING PLANT-BASED WITH PALEO DIET

The Paleo diet — short for Paleolithic — sticks to the sort of foods that humans are likely to have eaten when they first roamed the planet millennia ago.

There are different ways to follow the Paleo diet, and you can adapt it to your preferences and needs. There are different forms of the diet; some are predominantly plant-based but the most recent popular variants focus on animal products.

Several studies have suggested that this type of diet can lead to effective weight loss without calorie counting, along with improvements in general health.

THE PALEO DIET: FOODS YOU CAN EAT

These are some of the foodstuffs associated with the Paleo diet:

• Fruits – apples, berries, pears
• Vegetables – asparagus, onions, spinach
• Fruit and vegetable smoothies
• Meat – chicken, lean meats, turkey, salmon, tuna, mackerel
• Oils – olive oil, walnut oil
• Nuts – almonds, pistachios
• Seeds – pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds

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