This one is for my endomorph girls!
I received A LOT of questions asking me whether it is possible to achieve a lean body and slim down your legs as an endomorph female.
The short answer is- yes, definitely! But, in order to do so, you need to exercise and eat right for your own body type.
It’s worth noting that while endomorph women are blessed with a naturally curvacious body (mostly pear-shaped) that some of us are striving for, it might take them a little bit more time to lean down in comparison to other body types.
In this article, I’ll cover the main diet tips and the best workout regime for endomorph girls.
I will also explain exactly what to do to get a lean body and especially focus on getting slim legs as an endomorph, without bulking up in the process.
What Is An Endomorph Female Body Type?
Endomorph girls have a naturally larger bone structure and are generally curvy, with a higher level of body fat.
They usually have narrow shoulders and wider hips and tend to have a bit shorter limbs compared to the other two body types.
Women with this body type will store most of their fat in their hips, thighs, lower abdomen- instead of distributing it evenly, which is why this body type is often referred to as ”pear-shaped”.
Endomorphic women gain both muscle and fat very easily and it can be quite challenging for some to achieve a lean body through diet alone.
Endomorphs have strong muscles (especially in their lower body) and losing body fat for the endomorph girls will probably take a bit longer compared to the other body types (mesomorph & ectomorph).
How Do You Know If You Are An Endomorph Girl?
This is pretty simple as I have created a free body type quiz which will tell you which body type you are in 2 minutes.
If you confirm you are an endomorph, keep reading to find more details about your perfect diet and exercise regime. :)
Who Are Some Famous Endomorph Women?
Before jumping to diet and nutrition for endomorph girls, let’s get some proper inspiration from a few gorgeous endomorph celebrities: Rihanna, Scarlett Johanson, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Sofia Vergara (to name a few).
And these women are perfect examples of endomorphs proud of their curves.
I mean you share your body type with Rihanna and Queen B! Own it! :)
Now, let’s have a closer look into what you should be eating as a female endomorph to get lean and what would be the ideal workout plan for your body type.
The Best Diet For an Endomorph Girl
Girls with endomorphic/ pear-shaped bodies are more sensitive to calorie consumption than ectomorphs and mesomorphs for example.
Endomorphs must carefully watch their food intake to ensure they don’t consume more calories than they burn.
You should be in a slight calorie deficit, but not too much as you will be working out intensely and need to fuel your body for your workouts.
To work out how many calories you should be eating, read my blog post here, or use a calculator below. It will help you determine your daily calorie intake.
What Should Female Endomorphs Eat Exactly?
The best way to drop body fat is to focus on protein and fats- they are your best friends!
Make sure you’re eating a whole-foods healthy diet that is high in protein and fats and low on carbs.
Good sources of protein include:
- lean meat
- protein powder
Good sources of healthy fats include:
- nut butter
- olive oil
- coconut oil
- macadamia oil
Should Endomorphs Eat a High-Carb Diet?
Unfortunately, carbs are NOT your friend.
Your body type typically has a slower metabolism and cannot get away with a high carb diet or too many naughty treats so you must be disciplined.
You still need to eat carbs as they are absolutely essential for your body to function.
But, make sure you’re sticking to a low carb diet and are avoiding processed foods as much as possible.
Good sources of carbs include:
- green vegetables (broccoli, kale, asparagus, romaine lettuce)
- sweet potato
- brown rice
But, try to make sure your main source of carbs is vegetables.
I would even limit fruit intake (maybe just focus on berries as they are the fruit with the lowest amount of carbs).
The timing of your carb intake is also very important. Ensure that you focus on eating carbs within one-hour post-workout.
Post-workout, your body needs carbs to replenish your body, NOT store fat.
This is the absolute best time to consume carbs, whether it be morning or evening.
How Many Carbs Should an Endomorph Eat?
Because your body does better on a low carbohydrate diet, I would suggest the following macronutrient breakdown:
- 20-25% carbohydrates
- 45-50% fats
- 30% protein
This is quite low in carbohydrates, so it is important to make sure that you are eating carbs that are high in fiber (such as vegetables).
The daily fiber requirements are 15g fiber per 1000 calories.
So, if for example, you eat 1500 calories per day, you should be eating a minimum of 22.5g fiber.
Fiber makes a HUGE difference as to how full you feel (and, of course, your bowel movements) so it should be factored in!
I also have a FREE 7 Day Slim Legs Meal Plan that you’ll find helpful for kick-starting your journey to getting lean!
The Best Exercises For Endomorph Girls
If your goal is to get lean & toned, your number one goal should be fat loss, but if without gaining too much muscle in the process.
Endomorph women find it harder to lose fat, but they can also bulk up easily which can lead to feeling like you just got ”bigger” after you started working out.
Example of a workout plan for Endomorphs:
- Resistance training 3 times per week. K
Keep your resistance sessions low weight (or body type only) and high rep. Here is an example of a full-body lighter resistance training session that you can do.
- At least 20 minutes of power walking after every resistance training session (to burn more fat)
- 2-3 days of high-intensity cardio only (preferably running)
- Power walking at least 5 days per week (for at least 45 minutes each)
- One rest (or active) recovery day
Should endomorphic females lift heavy weights?
You should be careful with lifting heavy weights as you can bulk up very easily
Again, if your goal is to get lean and drop body fat, this might not be ideal for you.
If your goal is to bulk up and gain muscle, then, by all means, go for it!
Otherwise, I recommend sticking to the
For some more ideas, check out my free Lean Legs program workouts.
All of the workouts featured on my blog and Instagram are designed to get you lean, without any fear of bulking up, so I can wholeheartedly recommend that you check them out.
Endomorph Cardio Plan For Getting Lean
When it comes to the best cardio for endomorphs, I strongly recommend doing a lot of walking!
Walking is great for endomorphs as it:
- Helps reduce fat on your legs
- Burns calories (more than you think!)
- Won’t bulk you up
Try to do as much power walking as you can; as I mentioned above, at least 5 times per week for 45 minutes per walk.
Also, I’ve written a very detailed blog post on why you should most definitely incorporate walking into your workout routine if you want to slim down your legs.
Is Running Good For Endomorphs?
You should combine low-intensity cardio (walking) with at least 2-3 days of moderate-high intensity cardio only.
Running at a steady pace and on a flat surface will work best for your body type and will help you achieve fat loss in your lower body and slim down your legs.
For the best results, I suggest you give fasted cardio a try.
Some endomorph women (especially if you are shorter) can get bigger legs from running because running, of course, builds some muscle.
If you know this is the case for you or if you are shorter, it might be best to avoid running and stick to power walking instead.
How Many Rest Days Per Week Should Endomorphs Take?
You should have at least one rest day.
Rest is very important to help your body recover and prevent injury. If this program is too much, start out with a less intense program and work your way up.
Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see immediate results. It will take you longer to see a difference, but you just need to persist!
Your legs will probably be the last place that you see any weight loss (this is normal for most females), so if you’re seeing fat loss in your upper body and stomach, then keep going!
That means you’re on the right track to getting rid of that stubborn fat on your legs!
Everyone is different, but it may take up to 8 weeks to see any noticeable difference.
So, my lovelies, there you have it – how to get lean legs – endomorph female tips. Try it out and let me know if you liked it!
The Best Way to Slim Down Your Legs as An Endomorph Girl
If you really want to slim down your legs and transform your whole body from bulky to lean and toned, you should check out my Lean Legs Program 1!
My program has 3 different versions, one for each body type. That way, you can be sure you’ll get the best possible results.
It’s an 8-week workout with full-length videos tailored to an endomorph that you can follow from warm-up to cool down. :)
Just look at some of my gorgeous endomorph Lean Legs girls’ results!
To find out more about my Lean Legs Program 1 CLICK HERE!
Love, Rachael xx