If you are a pear shape then dieting may seem to be an impossible task, however, a balanced diet and proper exercise can help you lose weight safely. If your body already holds on to fat stores, then a super low-calorie diet will only make it hold on tighter. Crash diets that claim quick and easy weight loss may work in the short term, but you’ll probably gain back the weight quickly as soon as you stop and you’ll have more body fat and less muscle than when you started. This video has some weight loss tips based on your body type.
Diet Recommendations For Pear Shapes
Endomorphs tend to have a slower metabolism than other body types, and both the type and frequency of meals can help boost your weight loss.
- Instead of eating three large meals each day, eat five to six smaller meals every three to four hours.
- Eating frequently keeps your metabolism elevated throughout the day while preventing feelings of hunger between meals.
- Choose foods with a low energy density, meaning they contain relatively few calories by volume. Having an apple for a snack will give you significantly fewer calories than a similar volume of chips or a chocolate bar.
- Eat plenty of lean protein and fibre-rich carbohydrates like whole grains, vegetables, fruit and legumes instead of sugary or processed foods.
Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most effective methods of burning fat.
Getting 30 to 60 minutes per day of moderately intense exercise if you have a significant amount of weight to lose is recommended.
As your fitness level improves, try adding a few shorter sessions of higher intensity cardio to elevate your metabolism for a period of time after you stop exercising.
In addition to aerobic exercise, two to three resistance training sessions each week can help you add metabolism-boosting muscle to your body.