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The Endomorph Female: What You Need To Know About Your Beautiful Curves

by Mindvalley February 2, 2021

Many of the most alluring women in the world are endomorphs, like Marilyn Monroe, Jennifer Lopez, and Sofia Vergara. But being an endomorph female body type is so much more than vivacious curves.

In this article, we will find out how to treat your endomorph body with healthy foods and the proper exercise routine fit for an endomorphic queen.

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What Is An Endomorph Body Type?


In the 1940s, psychologist William Sheldon classified people into three body types according to their shared genetic physical characteristics.

  • Ectomorphs are naturally long and lean (think Taylor Swift)
  • Endomorphs gain fat and muscle with ease (think Beyoncé)
  • Mesomorphs, natural-born athletes, are designed to gain muscle and shed fat (think Venus Williams)

Endomorphs typically have soft, round bodies with narrow shoulders and wide hips. They tend to be shorter than other body types with relatively short arms and legs.

The endomorph body type has a natural tendency to gain and store body fat. Much of this stems from their slower metabolisms, which prevent their bodies from efficiently converting calories into energy.

What is an endomorph female body type?

Endomorph female body types have a greater challenge than males. You see, in order for women’s bodies to function well, they are designed to store four times as much fat as men’s bodies. While men can get by with just 3% of body fat, women need 12%.

On top of that, female endomorphs tend to store body fat around the hips, buttocks, and thighs, whereas males store fat in the belly. That’s because men have a larger frame to support more muscle mass while women have wider hips to allow for pelvic expansion during childbirth.

Due to their fat storage tendencies, female endomorphs are often described as pear-shaped.

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How Do Endomorphs Lose Weight?


Endomorphs can lose weight through a combination of good dietary habits and exercise.

Eating Habits

As far as diet is concerned, endomorphs can cut down their intake of carbohydrates and add more high-quality sources of protein and healthy fats to their diet.

Ideally, carbs should make up no more than 30% of your daily calorie intake while the other 70% should be split evenly between fats and protein.

Apart from reducing your daily intake of carbs, you must also replace unhealthy sources of carbs with healthy ones. This means that you’ll eliminate processed sugars and simple carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, white rice, and cookies in favor of complex carbohydrates like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.

Since a healthy diet alone is usually not enough to strip excess fat, you will also need to adopt a good exercise regimen.

Workout Routine

The main workout goal for a female endomorph should be to boost your metabolism and prevent your body from turning calories into fat. A great approach is to combine weight training with cardio.

For optimal results, try combining:

  • 30 minutes of high-intensity interval training 2-3 times a week with
  • 30 to 60 minutes of steady-state cardio 2-3 times a week.

Do endomorphs need more cardio?

Cardio is essential for endomorphs as it prevents their bodies from reverting to their natural fat-storing tendencies.

For optimal results, try combining:

  • 30 minutes of high-intensity interval training two or three times a week with
  • 30 to 60 minutes of steady-state cardio two or three times a week.

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There are lots of hacks to tweak your routine in order to reach your body’s full potential. We can’t (and shouldn’t want to) change our endomorph body type. However, we can biohack it.

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by Mindvalley
Mindvalley is creating a global school that delivers transformational education for all ages. Powered by community. Fueled by fun. We are dedicated to ensuring that humans live happier, healthier, and more fulfilled lives by plugging in the gaps that conventional education failed to teach us. We do this by organising real-world events around the world and producing world-class quality programmes in several areas of transformation, including mind, body, and performance.

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