4 Easy Tips for an Endomorph Body Type
As an endomorph, you have good genes for gaining muscle. But you also gain fat faster than others.
For you, nutrition is super important. And you’ll need to have it dialed in to reach your fitness goals.
The good news is, it doesn’t have to be complicated! With my simple 4 part nutrition framework, you will build muscle and burn fat.
1. Healthy Food Choices
The food you eat is the easiest change you can make to reach your fitness goals. Try to add more natural whole foods to your diet. And avoid processed or pre-packaged foods.
2. Proper Calorie Balance
Next, finding your personal calorie target gives you the most “bang for your buck”.
Often, endomorphs undereat in an effort to get rid of stubborn fat. However, undereating is counterproductive and has disastrous effects on your metabolism.
Therefore, you need to find a calorie target that helps you get lean without crashing your metabolism.
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3. Simple Carb Cycling
Another key aspect of nutrition is macronutrients – specifically carbs.
Alternating days of low and high carbs is called carb cycling. Low carb days burn more fat. While high or medium carb days give you energy when you need it.
In addition, carb cycling promotes metabolic flexibility. In other words, you get better at burning both carbs and fat for fuel.
5 Awesome Benefits of Carb Cycling
4. Intermittent “Fasting”
Lastly, you can use intermittent fasting to get lean and muscular. This is the concept of eating less for designated periods of the day. Then eating most of your calories in a certain time frame.
However, intermittent fasting isn’t magic on its own. It simply helps to lower blood sugar for part of the day.
When to Eat to Burn Fat & Build Muscle
Also, it’s important to realize that you don’t have to fast entirely. You only need to keep carbs and calories lower outside of your feeding window.