Losing weight with Endomorphs

  • bmikesell2012

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    Feb 05, 2015 5:58 AM GMT
    Ok I just found out my body type is Endomorph. I just wanted to see what i can do with losing weight cause of my body type. Ive been working out and doing cardio, but i have to be careful about weights due to Degenerative disc disease that i have. Thank you for reading
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    Feb 05, 2015 12:08 PM GMT
    bmikesell2012 saidOk I just found out my body type is Endomorph. I just wanted to see what i can do with losing weight cause of my body type. Ive been working out and doing cardio, but i have to be careful about weights due to Degenerative disc disease that i have. Thank you for reading


    Switch to Paleo diet. It fixes everything.
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    Feb 05, 2015 2:48 PM GMT
    Are you seeing results?

    Diet is key here, cardio is a close second. Most people can't do enough cardio to offset a bad diet.

    Not sure I agree with switching to paleo, but there are probably things in your diet keeping you from trimming down.
  • MarvelBoy23

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    Feb 05, 2015 3:23 PM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    bmikesell2012 saidOk I just found out my body type is Endomorph. I just wanted to see what i can do with losing weight cause of my body type. Ive been working out and doing cardio, but i have to be careful about weights due to Degenerative disc disease that i have. Thank you for reading


    Switch to Paleo diet. It fixes everything.



    I'm an endomorph as well. I run 4+ miles a day and do 30 minutes or so of intense yoga. If I am not eating right, it almost doesn't matter, I'm never really fat I'm never really fit, it's rather annoying. But with Paleo it was the best solution for me actually. And while I am not currently on it, I am working my way back to it, because it was the most beneficial food regime I could find. Fat just melted off me on Paleo. You just have to be prepared to pretty much make all your food and you have to be very creative!
  • bmikesell2012

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    Feb 05, 2015 3:57 PM GMT
    well I cut sugary and process foods out of my diet recently its been about 2 weeks, which I have lost some weight. I am trying to eat right, but its hard. Since my neck is hurting me I dont know what to do for lifting weights. I appericate your advice on this.
  • MarvelBoy23

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    Feb 05, 2015 4:15 PM GMT
    Try DDP Yoga! It's pretty great! Offers resistance and cardio. It helped heal my back and my shoulder!
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    Feb 05, 2015 7:08 PM GMT
    This is coming from someone who has lost over 100 pounds and has kept the weight off for over four years.
    I’m sure you have the proper nutrition down, so, the best advice I can give you is:
    Don’t be a slave to the scale, pick one day out of the week to weigh yourself.
    Set small weekly goals. You didn’t gain the weight overnight don’t expect to lose it overnight.
    Forgive yourself – You will probably cheat and give into a temptation, that’s OK, just get back on track and work a little harder in the gym.
    Change your workouts, that way you won’t become board with your workouts.
    I don’t know what kind of support system you have, but, just stay positive.

    If you have any question, please feel free to send me a message.
  • SomeSiciliano...

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    Feb 05, 2015 7:16 PM GMT
    Endo here too and I feel your pain. Long story short, had a childhood medical situation that stunted my growth. I am about 5ft8 but should have been 6'1 or 2 (according to my Dr.s). So I'm short, broad shouldered, barreled chest and thick legs.

    Lifting is key to jack up my BMR but counter it with ALLOT of cardio. I'm talking 3:1 ratio of cardio vs. Resistance training.
    I am OCD about sugar...it's in everything. Educate yourself on how to read cryptic food labels. Be willing to tweek your diet every few months along with your exercise routine. It helps keep me in check.
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 06, 2015 11:42 PM GMT
    From the other end, I'm an Ectomorph, and no matter what I do (binge eat, exercise, don't exercise), I'm skinny/slim and can't get above 140LBS. I've been 138 to 142 lbs the past 15 years since I was 15 years old.

    The beauty "norm" is definitely mesomorph, at least for men. I simply accepted my body and learned to love myself. You only live once. icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 07, 2015 6:28 PM GMT
    My favorite "losing weight with endomorphs" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWz9VN40nCA

    I also have degenerative L5-S1 as do many lifters.

    Be careful with lifting and consult a doctor first, some exercises like deadlifts and bent-over rows should probably be avoided. If you have bad form you can easily damage yourself further for life so it's best to start off with a trainer or, in lieu of that, reputable YouTube trainers. Most guys here love Scott Herman 'cause he's easy on the eyes, I find Vic Costa useful. The info's free so educate yourself.

    Be careful with yoga. Personally, I don't attempt it when I'm over 200 lbs - balance issues, and the bigger you are, the harder you'll fall. So take that slow.

    My exercise trifecta for weight loss is lifting, swimming, yoga.

    Again, if you don't watch what you eat your results will be hidden by fat. If you like eating a lot, do so but by "clean eating" i.e. fill up on vegetables and lean meats.

    There are tons of inspiring fat transformations by RJ members, myself included. Become one of them!
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    Feb 08, 2015 7:10 AM GMT
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    walk, 10,000 steps a day!

    You will be fit

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    Feb 10, 2015 10:10 PM GMT
    ^^ the endomorph looks by far the best of those three to me (I'm an endomorph too)
  • bmikesell2012

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    Feb 13, 2015 1:51 AM GMT
    thank you very much for the advice
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    Feb 15, 2015 4:01 AM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    bmikesell2012 saidOk I just found out my body type is Endomorph. I just wanted to see what i can do with losing weight cause of my body type. Ive been working out and doing cardio, but i have to be careful about weights due to Degenerative disc disease that i have. Thank you for reading


    Switch to Paleo diet. It fixes everything.
    +1

    <-- Ex fatass -- Lost 75 lbs via paleo 5 years ago and keeping the weight off.

    And wait; there's more! Most of my friends are in their 20's and 30's, and they all make fun of me (playfully as friends) for being "rippeder" than they are. icon_wink.gif