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Ever wondered why some girls can eat and train in the same way as you but end up with very different results?

Yes – genetics, hormones and different health issues play a big role. But there is an additional factor that we all seem to forget – your body type.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know I am a big proponent for women not training like men and adjusting their diet and fitness to their own body type (and individual fitness and physique preferences).

A lot of women (myself included) particularly struggle with their legs and thighs! Unfortunately, for most, thighs are one of the last places where we tend to store fat.

In this blog post, I will focus on sharing my best tips on how to get lean legs according to your specific body type.

You’ll learn how to get rid of the stubborn fat from your thighs, without the fear of getting bulky, and slim down your whole body. So, let’s dive in.

WHY IT IS SO HARD SLIM DOWN LEGS WITHOUT BULKING UP (FOR SOME WOMEN)?

different body types need to train differently

Before I realized how important it was to know your body type, I used to spend a lot of time in the gym asking myself, “what am I doing wrong?”

I wanted to get lean and toned legs, so I joined the gym with a group of girls.

We all had the same fitness goals (to slim down and tone our legs) and we were put on the same workout program.

We started lifting heavy weights and doing lots of squats (because that’s what you’re supposed to do when you want to lose thigh fat and get skinny legs, right?).

But, instead of slimming down, my thighs kept getting bigger and bigger!

My shorts became too tight and my thighs just kept growing. I started to lose my confidence and my motivation to continue working out.

And I couldn’t understand why this was happening to me. I thought I was doing everything right!

But then I noticed that some of the girls who worked out with me were getting completely different results, even though we were pretty much following the same diet!

So, it got me thinking: If two people are doing the exact same workouts and getting different results, it must mean that not all of us can be put on the same exercise and diet regime.

Someone who has a larger frame with naturally muscular legs is going to need a different workout and nutrition program than someone who is naturally thin and finds it hard to build muscles.

And that’s when I learned about different body types!

If you really want to get skinny legs, you first need to learn your body type and adjust your diet and exercise accordingly.

Learning how to adjust my diet and workouts for my own body type was one of the most important things for me to achieve my desired results.

HOW TO FIND OUT YOUR BODY TYPE

It’s actually very simple. Just take my 2-minute, free body type quiz that will tell you if you’re an ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph.

After that, I’d recommend reading your particular body type’s diet and fitness tips (below).

1. ECTOMORPH BODY TYPE: EXERCISE AND DIET TIPS

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Ectomorphs are naturally thin and often quite tall. A lot of Victoria’s Secret models are ectomorphs.

These girls usually have a lower body fat percentage without needing to exercise or diet. And they usually find it difficult to gain weight.

But they also find it hard to build muscle, which means it’s harder for them to get that nice toned look.

Famous ectomorphs include: Kendall Jenner, Elsa Hosk, Keira Knightley, Kate Moss, Paris Hilton and Karlie Kloss

CAN ECTOMORPHS BECOME OVERWEIGHT?

Well, it would be very hard for a true ectomorph to become overweight.

However, one of the biggest misconceptions about ectomorphs is that they can eat whatever they want.

Yes, they tend to be quite naturally slim, and they have a fast metabolism…but that doesn’t mean they can constantly eat junk food.

If they ate a lot of junk food, they would most likely gain fat.

So, whilst they can be a bit more relaxed with their diet, they still need to make sure they’re consuming healthy foods so that they don’t start to look skinny fat.

Skinny fat is a term used to describe people who appear skinny when wearing clothes but actually have a higher body fat percentage.

If you want to avoid the skinny fat look (especially as an ectomorph), I would advise you to follow a healthy diet and to do resistance training.

CAN ECTOMORPHS GAIN MUSCLE AND BECOME BIG AND BULKY?

If you are a true ectomorph, you’ll find it hard to build muscle tone, so it’s highly unlikely that you’ll bulk up, even if you do a lot of weights and squat.

But, as I mentioned, if you avoid any type of resistance training, you will start to look skinny fat, and your legs won’t look toned.

So, what should you do to get lean and toned legs if you are an ectomorph?

FEMALE ECTOMORPH WORKOUT TIPS

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If you want to get skinny legs as an ectomorph, here’s what you should do:

1. DO 2-3 CARDIO SESSION PER WEEK

Well, if you don’t have extra body fat, you could get away with doing minimal to no cardio. However, cardio will help your body stay lean.

Aim to do 2-3 cardio sessions per week so you can stay fit and healthy.

And if you need to lose some body fat, I would stick with low to moderate intensity cardio. This type of cardio works best for fat loss.

2. DO 3 (OR MORE) RESISTANCE WORKOUTS PER WEEK

If you want to look really fit and toned, you should use moderate weights and keep your number of reps moderate to high (8-12).

And if you don’t want to lift weights because you prefer a leaner look, you should stick to bodyweight workouts, similar those of the Victoria’s Secret models.

Aim to do resistance training 3 times per week (or more if you feel this is not enough).

ECTOMORPH WOMEN DIET TIPS

best diet tips for ectomorph women

As I mentioned, you could get away with eating junk food without becoming overweight. But you could still have a high percentage of body fat.

THE BEST DIET FOR ECTOMORPH GIRLS

Ectomorphs do best on a diet that’s relatively high in carbohydrates, moderate in protein and low in fats.

Just make sure that you don’t eat a lot of processed foods. Stick to whole grains, fresh fruit and veggies and lean protein.

This is a good macronutrient split for ectomorphs:

  • 40-50% carbohydrates
  • 30-35% protein
  • 20-25% fat

If you want to get more info, read my blog post on how to get lean and toned legs if you are an ectomorph body type.

RELATED POST: HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR MACRONUTRIENTS

2. FEMALE MESOMORPH BODY TYPE

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OK, so mesomorphs are usually average size – not thin like ectomorphs, but also not naturally large, like endomorphs.

If you are a mesomorph (like me), you’re very likely to have an athletic body, respond quickly to exercise and can have great muscle definition.

So, if you’re a mesomorph, and you want to become a fitness model, then you’re in luck – because you’ve got the genetics!

Famous mesomorphs include Gigi Hadid, Margot Robbie, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel and Jennifer Lawrence.

CAN MESOMORPHS BE OVERWEIGHT?

When it comes to weight, you find it easy to lose and gain weight, so it’s not unusual if your weight fluctuates.

As I mentioned, your body has great potential, but if you have a very sedentary lifestyle and eat a lot of junk food, you can gain weight and fat.

In mesomorphs, fat should be quite evenly distributed. But a lot of you have told me that even though you can lose weight quickly, you find it difficult to lose inner thigh fat.

I also noticed that I tend to store most fat in my inner thighs and that’s usually the last place where I lose weight.

Here is what you should do to get skinny legs as a mesomorph.

FEMALE MESOMORPH WORKOUT TIPS

workout tips for mesomorph girls

For best results, you should incorporate both cardio and resistance training into your routine.

1. DO A MIX OF LOW-INTENSITY AND HIGH- INTENSITY CARDIO

If you need to lose body fat, do high-intensity cardio (running) 3 times per week and power walking 5 times a week.

Running will help you burn lots of calories and stay in the fat burning zone for longer. And walking is great, because it actually burns fat!

For more info on cardio and how it works, read my blog post on why you need to do cardio to lose fat.

2. DO BODYWEIGHT RESISTANCE TRAINING 3 TIMES PER WEEK

Mesomorphs react to training quite quickly, but you can bulk up quite easily, especially if you do weights.

If you prefer to have more muscle, weights might be a great option for you.

But if you’d like a leaner look, and you don’t want to bulk up your thighs, I would advise you to skip weights and stick to bodyweight training.

Here are some of my favorite bodyweight workouts that won’t cause your legs to bulk up:

Aim to do resistance training 3 times per week. You can also try my FREE Train Like a Model videos for a lean and toned body without bulk.

MESOMORPH DIET TIPS

best diet for mesomorph girls

Your body type does best on a well-balanced diet. This means you should be eating a combination of healthy fats, protein, and carbs.

WHAT SHOULD MESOMORPHS EAT?

Your body type does best on a well-balanced diet. This means you should be eating a combination of healthy fats, protein and carbs.

You don’t have to follow a low carb diet, but make sure your carbs are coming from healthy and low GI carb sources, such as fruit, vegetables, wholegrain bread, quinoa, oats and brown rice.

Try to avoid white sugar and processed carbs.

A good macronutrient breakdown for mesomorphs looks like this:

  • 35-40% carbohydrates
  • 30-35% protein
  • 30% fat

If you are a mesomorph, and you want to learn more, read my blog post on how to exercise and eat for mesomorphs.

3. FEMALE ENDOMORPH BODY TYPE

Endomorphs have a naturally larger, solid frame and are generally curvy, with a higher level of body fat.

This body type gains muscle and fat very easily and findS it difficult to lose weight, especially through diet alone.

Endomorphs have strong muscles (especially their legs). And losing body fat for the endomorph will probably take a bit longer compared to the other body types.

But it’s not impossible! Endomorphs can lean out their legs with the right diet and workout routine! :)

Famous endomorphs include Sofia Vergara, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez.

ENDOMORPH WORKOUT TIPS

endomorph woman workout plan

As I said, getting lean legs if you are an endomorph can be a bit tricky.

Endomorphs naturally have muscular legs, and they tend to store most of their body fat in their thigh area.

So, if you want to lean your legs out, you need to reduce your leg muscle. And you also need to lose overall body fat to lose that stubborn thigh fat.

I’m going to share what EXACTLY you should do to finally get those lean legs you’ve always wanted.

1. STOP DOING EXERCISES THAT MAKE YOUR LEGS BULKY

Weighs, squats, CrossFit – these are all great exercise options, but they will work your quads and make your thighs grow.

So, if you notice that a certain type of training is making your thighs bigger, stop doing it.

2. FOCUS MORE ON LOW-INTENSITY CARDIO

Low-intensity cardio (which is basically power walking) will help you slim down muscular thighs and lose overall body fat.

You should aim to do it 5 times a week for at least 45mins. Also, after every resistance training session, do at least 20mins of power walking. This will help with fat loss.

3. FOCUS ON BODYWEIGHT WORKOUTS ONLY

I know you may be tempted to skip resistance training altogether because you’re afraid it will only make your legs bigger.

But if you avoid resistance training completely, your legs will not be toned.

Resistance training will help you get muscle tone and it will speed up your metabolism which will help with weight loss.

You should do bodyweight training 3 times per week.

ENDOMORPH DIET TIPS

endomorph woman diet plan

When it comes to your diet, the most important thing is do not eat too many (or too little) calories.

If you want to lose weight, you should be in a slight calorie deficit. But if your calorie deficit is too severe, you’ll just slow down your metabolism, and you won’t lose weight.

If you don’t know how many calories you should eat, read my blog post on how to calculate your ideal calorie intake.

WHAT IS THE BEST DIET FOR ENDOMORPHS?

Endomorphs will get the best results on a low-carb diet. Here’s how their macros intake should look:

  • 20-25% carbohydrates
  • 45-50% fats
  • 30% protein

So, my lovely endomorphs, protein and fats will be your new best friends! Make sure you’re eating a diet that is high in protein and healthy fat.

When it comes to protein, you should eat lean meat (especially turkey, chicken and fish), eggs, protein powder, yogurt and soybeans.

And when it comes to healthy fats, you should stick to avocado, nuts, seeds, nut butter, olives and coconut oil.

WHAT FOODS SHOULD ENDOMORPHS AVOID?

Unfortunately, you don’t do well when eating lots of carbs. If you want to lose weight and lean out your legs, your body type cannot get away with a high carb diet.

However, you shouldn’t avoid carbs completely, as they are absolutely essential for your body to function.

Good sources of carbs include fruit, green vegetables, whole meal bread, brown rice and oats. But your main source of carbs should be veggies.

The time of your carb intake is also super important. Make sure to eat your carbs first thing in the morning or within one-hour post-workout.

I’ve written a more detailed blog post on how to get skinny legs if you are an endomorph body type, so be sure to check it out.

CAN AN ECTOMORPH BECOME MESOMORPH?

You can, in fact, be a combination of two body types. 

If you are an ectomorph/mesomorph, it is best for you to follow the mesomorph guidelines.

If you are a mesomorph/endomorph, it is best for you to follow the endomorph guidelines.

No matter what your body type, you CAN lose body fat, gain muscle and make an improvement to your legs. But you CAN’T change your body type.

If, for example, you are an endomorph, you will never have the physique of an ectomorph, and this should not be something to aim for.

Your goal should be something that is attainable for your body type and that will make you look and feel your absolute best!

LEAN LEGS PROGRAM FOR DIFFERENT BODY TYPES

I know that getting rid of thigh fat and reducing muscular legs can seem impossible. But I promise you – you can get amazing results if you know your body type and how to eat and train accordingly.

That’s why I designed my Lean Legs Program 1 to help you get skinny legs according to your body type (without adding any extra muscle bulk).

There are 3 different versions of my program, one for each body type.

Each version includes the right type of resistance training for a particular body type, so you can be sure you’re going to get the best possible results. 

Check out my Lean Legs Program 1 and get those lean legs you’ve always wanted!

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Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

210 Responses

  1. Hi! I’m an endomorph body type, and lately, I’ve been trying to have a healthier diet and a more active life. I’ve lost about 15lbs in the last few months, but the problem is, I can’t really see the results! I feel lighter (for example: I find my body feels lighter when doing push-ups) but I don’t look any lighter. My thighs are just as big, and my stomach still has a “muffin top” shape. I’ve been eating a lot more protein and healthy fats (just as Rachael has suggested) but again, I haven’t seen any physical results! Please reach out with any suggestions on what I can do to change my *appearance*.

    1. Hi lovely! If your goal is to slim down not just your legs but also your whole body, there are 3 steps you should follow – do the right type of cardio and bodyweight resistance training for your body type and adjust your diet for weight loss by applying a calorie deficit.
      I have a very detailed blog post that will help you address your concern so please go give it a read. It will definitely help! :)

  2. Hi! I took the body type quiz and first got endomorph and then another time i got mesomorph. I took a different quiz and the result was endo-meso. If i do sign up for the program which one would apply to me?

    1. Hi lovely,

      If you’re unsure about your body type, feel free to send us your photos in fit/sports clothing (ex. leggings, a top..) and we’ll gladly help. :) Don’t worry because the photos won’t leave the email thread. You can email it to info@rachaelattard.com and we’ll assist you.

      Love,
      Len

  3. How would you describe my body type? I have curvier body shape (hourglass). Here are my measurements 32 or 30G (depending on the brand)-28in-38in. I’m focused on maintaining my strength and flexibility. Please and thank you.

  4. Hi I’m just wondering what are done resistance exercises I can do for endomorphs? And how long should the resistance training be a day? Thankyou

    1. Hey lovely,

      Thanks for reaching out! :)

      Rachael recommends bodyweight resistance training about 3 times per week, and daily cardio power walks on a flat surface. You should also practice a healthy diet along. :)

      Make sure that you avoid HIIT as it most likely will bulk you up. :)

      You can check out this blog post that Rachael wrote about endomorphs. It will help you understand your body a bit more, and what it takes for it to slim down. :)

      Love,
      Ana

  5. Hi Rachael could you make a diet and exercise review with Halle Berry? She’s one of my favorite actresses and I would love to learn about her diet and workout routine

    1. Hi lovely,

      Thanks for this suggestion! :) We will make sure to forward this to Rachael for a possible review in the future. :)

      Love,
      Len

    1. Hey lovely,

      As an endomorph, you should focus on having a diet that will include 20-25% carbs, 45-50% fats and 30% protein.

      You can calculate your recommended calorie intake by following this link to Rachael’s detailed blog post that explains how to do it and eat at a slight calorie deficit for faster slimming down exercises.

      Enjoy your meals! :)

      Love,
      Ana

  6. Hi, I’m so confused because I saw another post where Rachael recommends doing HIIT cardio (running) one time a week but here I see 3 times.. Which is the true recommendation?

    1. Hi lovely,

      Rachael recommends mesomorphs to do one HIIT session per week and for endomorphs to ‘skip’ HIIT altogether. As for running, she recommends ‘regular’ running – so a steady pace for let’s say, 20 minutes and not HIIT running which is basically going from sprints to a quick walk or from a steady jog to an all-out run for short periods of time.

      I hope this helps! xx

      Love,
      Tina

  7. Hello,
    I started doing the program and I am also a combination of a mesomorph (up top being small) and an endomorph (where my bottom is larger). At what point into the program do you know if one should switch and change your macros and the types of exercises to fit into that category (mesomorph/endomorph). Also, if I do have to switch from an endomorph to a mesomorph would there be a way I could get the other program?

    1. Hi lovely <3
      Rachael usually recommends following the endomorph version of the Program if you are a mix but I suggest you send me a photo of your figure in sports clothes to info@rachaelattard.com so I can see your legs, waist, upper body, etc. so we can determine for sure whether you are more on the endomorph or mesomorph side – and as for changing the version of the Program, I can do it for you if need be, don’t worry. :)
      Love,
      Tina

    1. Hi lovely,
      I’m glad you are enjoying Rachael’s workouts! As for the HIIT, it’s best you do it only once a week. :)
      Love,
      Tina

  8. Rachel, please create a category for the pear shape body type. Those of us with mixed body types are struggling. We don’t fit into any of these categories! My upper body is very thin — too thin — and my lower body has all the weight — big butt, big heavy legs, big calves. I really do looked like two different people stuck together. If I lose weight, my upper body looks too thin and lower only slightly improved. Plus, I don’t build muscle/tone easily at all. It’s so frustrating.

    1. Hi lovely,
      Thank you for reaching out!
      Yes, all our bodies are beautiful and different! <3 We come in different shapes and sizes, but most of us can fit into one of these 3 body types or in between the two. From what you describe, you sound like a mixture of a mesomorph and endomorph, in which case Rachael usually suggests following the Program for endomorphs. But just to make sure, please send me your lovely photo to info@rachaelattard.com so that I can take a look :)
      Love,
      Tina

  9. Hi!

    I recently did your quiz and got ectomorph and mesomorph. I used to play volleyball but I stopped since last year and I got more fat in my inner thighs. I also play badminton. Recently I’ve gained a few pounds since I’m not doing sports, but I can loose it when I don’t eat a lot. I’m not sure which body type I am where I can get rid of my inner thigh fat.

    1. Hi lovely,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      If you’re not sure about your body type, you can always send us a picture at info@rachaelattard.com or send it directly to Rachael on her Instagram :)

      Rachael has a very detailed blog post on how to lose inner thigh fat and you can read it here.

      If you have any other questions, let me know! xx

      Love,
      Marina

  10. Hi – I am an Endomorph, as my top half is quite thin and the extra weight I carry is in my thighs (I’m like a body of two halves!!). The exercise I do (4-6 sessions a week) includes ballet, yoga, Lotte Berk (a bit like pilates/ballet) and also Jump (cardio rebounder on a small trampoline). I have just stumbled across your site and am considering starting your leaner legs programme, but I was wondering whether you thought Jump was the kind of exercise that was good for leaner thighs or muscle building (which I try to avoid). Thanks.

    1. Hi lovely,
      Those are great cardio workouts and will most likely help you lose weight, but they won’t slim down your legs. Jumping does burn a lot of calories which is great, but the jumping motion uses your calves heavily and will most likely contribute to bigger calves (especially if you gain muscle easily).

      We have designed the Lean Legs Program to include the perfect type of resistance training and cardio to give you a lean and toned look, without making you bulky.

      It’s an 8 week workout and nutrition plan that will help you slim down your legs, but will also help you slim and tone your upper body and core too (the workouts are full body).

      It also includes a full meal plan, a separate recipe ebook and demonstration videos.

      If this is what you’re looking for I would definitely recommend giving our program a go. :) You can find out more about it here:

      Lean Legs Program

      Love,
      Diana
      xx

  11. im 5’3 and i am 130 pounds i gain muscle very easily and i can lose weight but once i lose what i gained i cant lose no more weight i have large muscular thighs and big hips and my arms are a bit big and muscular but i have a small wait and no butt. (i think i am a pear shaped) please help me xx

    1. Hi lovely,
      If you’d like to find out your body type, you could take the free body type quiz here!

      Rachael would love to help you as much as she can :) that’s why she has created her Lean Legs program and Lean Legs Training Club.
      The program in the eBook is an 8 week workout and nutrition plan designed to help you get lean and toned without bulking. It will help you slim down your legs, but will also help you slim and tone your upper body and core too (the workouts are full body). It also includes a full meal plan, a separate recipe eBook and demonstration videos.

      You can check out the Lean Legs program here

      For more helpful tips please have a read of these blog posts:

      https://www.rachaelattard.com/6-unexpected-reasons-you-cant-lose-weight/

      https://www.rachaelattard.com/how-to-get-skinny-legs-series-summary/

      Love, Lean Legs Club support
      xx

  12. Hey, I am both a mesomorph and endomorph, yet my legs are very muscular. Is there any way I can reduce it in size without making them weaker? I’m 5’2 and 103 pounds, I don’t have much visible cellulite unless I pinch the skin, but is there still a way to lose some more fat and a bit of muscle? Thanks.

    1. Hi lovely,

      I know that reaching your fitness goals is hard! And that you probably have lots of questions about how to get that lean and toned body.

      Rachael would love to help :) That’s why she has created her eBook and the Lean Legs Club, where she’s available to answer ALL of your questions.
      If you’re interested in joining, she’d be happy to answer your questions and give you more personalized advice. Here is the link to the full program!
      For more support check out the Lean Legs Club here :)

      If you find you are between the mesomorph and endomorph body types, please do the endomorph program.
      You can find more useful info in these posts:

      https://www.rachaelattard.com/how-to-get-skinny-legs-endomorph-nutrition-workout-guidelines/

      https://www.rachaelattard.com/female-guide-how-to-get-lean-and-not-bulky-skinny-legs/

      https://www.rachaelattard.com/how-to-lose-inner-thigh-fat/

      https://www.rachaelattard.com/hip-butt-and-thigh-workout/

      Love, Lean Legs Club support
      Xx

  13. Hi!

    I think I might be a mesomorph because when i do cardio it’s easy for me to lose the fat, but it’s also easy for me to gain it again. Also I have pretty muscly thighs and they for some reason started to stick out and i think they are a bit larger than my hips and i honestly hate that. I have a friend whose outer thighs go inside while she’s standing straight while my go outside and i am not sure what i am supposed to do… I want to try different exercises for outer thighs but i’m scared that it will make my thighs look bigger. I honestly feel like an elephant sometimes when i walk..

    i am 20 years old, i am 166 cm tall

    1. Hi lovely,

      I know that reaching your fitness goals is hard! And that you probably have lots of questions about how to get that lean and toned body.

      I would love to help :) So that’s why I have created 3 Steps to Lean Legs program which you can find here.

      Love Rachael xx

  14. Hey I was just wondering if you have any tips on how to thin legs?
    I am about 1.56cm tall, 51kg and hourglass type figure. My legs gain muscle veryyy easily but they aren’t fat.im not sure what body type I am, but pretty sure I’m not endomorph. Btw my background is Latina if that helps? xx

  15. Hi Rachael,

    I am 5’4 and weigh 110-115 lbs. I have a long, thin torso and short legs. I don’t really have trouble maintaining my weight and I can usually loose weight by diet control. Most of my weight is in my thighs however I do not think I have big legs. I wear a size 2. My legs aren’t exactly muscular but they aren’t skinny either. They are short. I’m guessing I’m a mesomorph?? Is this correct?? I have also always avoided squats to avoid bulking up in my legs and butt. Is this necessary? Any advice would be helpful. If it helps I can send a picture via Email. I want to work out I’m just terrified of bulking up. Thanks!

  16. Hi Rachel, I’m 29 with a super thin upper body up to the waist and my torso is quite long that made me look like a piece of stick. I have a short and bulky legs that makes my lower body non proportion to my upper. Im weighing 50.5 and height of 167 cm. Im obviously underweight so i increased my calorie intake to gain but it seems like it’s only my legs that gain and become more bulky looking. How would i addressed to gain weight and make my body looked proportion. Your advise would be of great help.

    1. Hi lovely, I would do cardio for your lower body and to lean out it. I would also do resistance training for your upper body and core to make it look more toned and not thin, and help with proportioning out your body. Good luck! xx

  17. Hello.
    I’m probably an endodorph . I’m 162 and I weigh 185 pounds and I go to the gym and do cardio and eating somewhat low carb put I don’t lose weight and I have a lot of weight in my thighs and buttocks I’m basically heavy even though I don’t look overweight. I also have a lot of muscle. Please help I would like to be lighter and have thinner thighs . Thanks

    1. Hi lovely, I’m sorry for my late reply. It does take a while so I would give it at least a good 3 months of diet and exercise! I would also try to include some light resistance training as this will help you burn more calories and drop body fat. Although you don’t want to do heavy lifting if you already have a lot of muscle. So I would have a look at the free workouts on my blog for ideas. Also, it’s great that you’re eating low carb as this will help! But make sure you’re reducing your calories too so you’re eating a little bit less than you need each day. This will help with losing weight. And lastly, if you are still having a lot of trouble losing weight through diet and exercise, there could be other issues such as hormones, insulin resistance, gut issues, etc. So I would recommend seeing a naturopath :) Good luck! xx

  18. I am a really self obnoxious person and I feel like my legs are too big and my arms are too. Any tips? I have a gym near me.

  19. Hi Rachael,
    I’m really interested in purchasing your ebook but like many others, I have trouble with identifying my body type.
    I’m currently 21 years old, 5’4 and 115lbs. Since I have a relatively athletic structure, I’ve always been relatively active in various sports since I was a child and as a teenager. I have always noticed that my upper body is a lot thinner than my lower body. Upon getting to college, I have started hitting the gym without knowing what I was doing and I personally think I have gained too much muscles around my quads area.
    Last summer, I had a personal trainer to balance out my overall muscle proportion and was rather satisfied with it since I have gained more upper body muscles but I still thought that my legs were a little too bulky for my liking.
    After returning back to college, I barely had time to hit the gym and control my diet. Although I have only gained around 1-2lbs, I could feel my legs and butt area were a lot thicker compared to my body last summer.
    I’m currently on week 5 for Kayla’s BBG but I noticed my quads getting bigger and still feel really uncomfortable with my inner thigh and butt fat. I’m really concern how this would have an opposite effect and make me look even bulkier since my upper body is relatively skinny. My weight now fluctuates between 113-116lbs depending on how often I go to the gym and how much I eat during my week (somehow I only remember to weigh myself once or twice a week).
    I have taken your quiz to try to identify which body type I am since I have been told I’m in between a mesomorph and endomorph (more so on the mesomorph). I hope you could give me some insight to which body type I am so I could purchase the right ebook to give me optimal results. I’m really sorry for the long post and thanks for giving me the time to read through this. :)

    1. Hi lovely! Sorry to hear about your struggles with your legs. I’m sure my eBook will help you slim them down once and for all! :) And I think you sound more like the mesomorph body type so I would go with that one. After you buy the eBook, you will receive an email from me and in the email you can download whichever ebooks suits you xxx

  20. Hi I’m 14 year old girl,5ft 3in,and I weigh 108 pounds. I carry my weight all over my body but mostly in my thighs. I’m very boney but also flabby too and I barely have any muscle. I mainly do cardio only and nothing else. I think I might be skinny fat but I’m not sure. What body type do you think I am and do you have any other tips for me?

    1. Hi lovely, you’re still very young and your body will continue to change in the next few years, so just keep that in mind! It is likely you are skinny fat, especially if you do cardio only. I would try doing some of the workouts on my blog to help tone up and get rid of the skinny fat look. All the best! xx

  21. Hi Rachael,
    It’s so good of you to get back to everyone enquiring, I hope you don’t mind doing the same for me. I’m 5’3, weigh about 39kg. I’d always assumed I was an ectomorph – used to be a little skinny fat – but recently started seeing a trainer. I loved getting fitter and seeing definition, I gained about a kilo of muscle, but after I stopped seeing him I realised that while I liked having defined arm and stomach muscles, I really didn’t like how much muscle I’d gained on my legs. I’ve gained quite a few inches and feel I don’t look as feminine as I’d like. I’m really interested in your eBook, but want to get the right one. I’m doubting if I’m an ectomorph because, due to an injury, I haven’t been to the gym at all for the last 2 months. I’ve only done a bit of light walking here and there, and I haven’t lost any noticeable muscle mass at all. My diet hasn’t changed and I haven’t gained any noticeable weight either. I don’t weigh myself regularly so I don’t know for sure, but do you have any advice on which eBook would suit me best? Thanks so much for your time, and your very helpful site! xo

    1. Hi lovely, I think you probably do sound like the ectomorph body type, but it’s a bit hard to tell without seeing a photo. If you do buy the eBook though, we can email and I will help you decide which body type you are! But for now, I would go with ectomorph xx

  22. Hello all!
    Exercises for 12 months, my figure slowly acquires the look I dreamed of. But unfortunately I have another problem now, my legs are not easy. Last spoke to bublicznosci, after the speech came to me my friend, who was sitting in the first row. She noticed that my legs looked like bows. I saw it myself, but I did not do anything about it. Now please you, did any of you here have the same problem here, and he could help me? !!

    1. Hi lovely, bow legs are actually a postural issue and usually you cannot completely change this, but exercise can help. The name for it is actually “bow legs.” Yoga, pilates and other exercises to strengthen the muscles around your knees can help. So that would be a great place to start :) Good luck! xx

  23. hiya Rachel :) so before this year started, i saw that i gained lot of weight from binge-eating so i tried to lose weight by eating more healthy and exercise more then later on this year (a few months in) i saw that the eating got a lot worse and i had the wrong idea to lose weight bc i thought i wanted to lose weight but really it was bc i thought i needed to lose weight. i realised then. so i and a friend with same problems as me helped each other over time. we binged less, ate more healthy, she exercised more, i didnt due to issues. recently i took pictures of my body (took some before this year) i noticed that i lost a lot of tummy fat, same thighs as before. then i realised that i was overweight then because i saw my doctor this year and they told me i was close to overweight.. it was weird. so im struggling to lose weight with diet only. smaller portion size and healthy food. im 16, around 5’4 and 63.6kg. i have slim arms and slim calves. fat around belly and thighs. a bit of fat formed around face. belly pouch you could say. so what type am i???

    1. Hi Amy, I would say that you are either mesomorph or endomorph, or you could be between the 2 body types. It’s hard to tell without seeing you. I think that’s great that you have seen a doctor, and definitely follow any advice that they have given you. I would say that you are having difficultly losing weight because of inconsistent eating and binge eating (if you still do it). Try to be as consistent as you can with food, and please have a read of this blog post on how to overcome binge eating. Good luck! xx

  24. Hi sorry if im commenting late. Im 14 and i wiegh around the high 90s or low 100s in pounds and im 5ft and 3 or 2 inches tall. Even though i may sound skinny im not. I have a stomach that looks bloated all the time but when i suck it in you can see my ribs. I have some back fat too and around my hips but can still feel my bones pretty well even though you cant see them. I carry most of my weight in my upper and inner thighs and my calves have some fat too (they’re very jiggly) i aslo have a busty chest. But i have really small shoulders (you can see my collar bones) skinny wrist and ankles (i also have a little bit of a double chin and chubby cheeks). So im not overweight or look fat but i also dont look skinny even though im underweight. I also wear the size xs or s but its usally tight around my thighs and butt. I eat very healthy but i dont exercise very much and have little muscle. And me and my friend are the same weight but shes a little bit shorter than me but she looks way thinner than me and she eats unhealthy. What body type do you think i am and any advice. Please and thank you :)

  25. I’m 160cm, my weight fluctuates between 48 kg and 50 kg, now i’m 49kg. I have skinny upper body, my waist is 59-60 cm. I have fat stomatch, i can also see little muscle here, my boobs shoulder, arms and boobs are also small but they still flabby. But my most problem is I have big thighs and calves and they are not well-proportioned with my upper body. My hips and butt are big, i have surplus fat on the hips, my butts are flabby, and I have cellulite. When I twist and press my outer thighs and calves, I feel they are quite hard and tight but I think they still have fat. On the other hands, my inner thighs are very flabby. Do you know which category I would be placed into? Could you recommend best excercise and nutrition for me? I used to do lunge, squat, etc but it even make my front thighs bigger. I am so upset and not sastisfied with my body that I havent wear short or skirt. I read a lot and people said that it’s difficult or almost impossible to improve my body type. Plz help me, I’m hopeless!

    1. Hi Annie, it’s definitely possible to improve all of these things so don’t feel like it is hopeless! You sound like the mesomorph body type (potentially ecto / meso combination). I would do lots of walking to get rid of the flabby thighs and then some resistance training (like all the workouts on my blog) to help you tone up without getting bigger – also I would avoid squats and lunges. Have a read of this blog post for some ideas too! xx

      1. Thank Rachael, I just knew your website 2 days ago by accident but I can see you put a lot of enthusiasm in every article. You give me a lot of inspiration and your blog is definitely helpful. I hope you always keep this spirit and give people like us have more information about health and also spread your spirit to us. I will try to follow your guides and tell you the result! May I send you email or comment here if I need your help ?

        1. In addition, my grandmom, my mom and my bro also have the same body type like me. People always said that body type is genetic, and aside from diet and exercise, there’s little you can do to change it. But I can still improve these things, right? My body size is really weird. For more specific, my chest is 79 cm, waist is 59-60 cm, hips are 89 cm, thighs are 54 cm and calves are 35 cm. I gained 1-2 cm in thighs and calves when I went to gym and incontrast, my chest loose 1-2 cm. It’s so awful! I’m so sorry if I write a lot but this problem make me always think about it and i cant get away from it.

  26. Hi Rachael,
    I’m very intrigued by your program and considering to purchase the e-book, or even the physical version of it. Problem is, as for many, I can’t tell which body type I belong to.. I am not good at “seeing” myself with objectivity, I normally don’t get along very well with my body image..In fact, I suffered from eating disorders for quite a long period of my life and still am “on the edge”, so to speak.
    I’m 46, 170 cm, my weight fluctuates between 53 and 57 kilos, it is 55.8 today and I’m trying to lose those 2/3 extra kilos. My waist is 67 cm, hips ( I take it from the largest part around my butt ) 93 cm, legs ( I take it from the largest part, under the butt ) 51cm, wrist 14/15 cm, ankle 21 cm. My size is X/XS .
    I am not curvy, never been: even when heavier, kept lean legs, and a small sized breast.
    My butt is not one of those “pumping out”..
    So, I can’t tell which body type I may be.. My friends says I look like Kate Moss, surely not like JLo, for instance, but I don’t know…
    I exercise a lot.
    It all started 10 years ago when, due to my eating issues, I gained too much weight for my body and mind to handle… I started with jogging, then running and lost over 15 kilos (from 70 kilos ). Since then, I am basically keeping a stable weight around 55 kilos .
    4 years ago I had some problems with my gut and lost other 2 kilos: liked the number I saw on the scale, and how it made me feel.
    Therefore, I would love to come back to those 53 kilos.
    Three years ago I tried new ways to workout: from running only, I attended a year of kung fu classes, toned my abs, didn’t seem to gain leg muscles.
    Then, I signed up to a gymn, closer home, and began attending fit-box classes, functional training and total body workouts, which basically is what I do nowadays, working out 4/5 times a week.
    I also added some powerwalking, as often as I can.
    Abs and arms are surely toned, and though they look firmer, they are not bigger ( I measured )
    My legs though…in terms of sizes, they actually have lost a couple of cm, but I don’t “see” this results.
    I have the thigh gap, I need to see my legs just a bit less muscular.
    Or more “defined”, without risking to see them bulking.
    Everybody thinks I have lean and long legs and don’t see the problem.
    Obviously, the trainers at the gymn would give me squat and lunges, some would want me in their crossfit classes ( because I’m always pushing hard when I train ), and, according to your posts, the only good advice they gave me for my legs, is the h igh intensity running ( 2 min at 10 , 1 min at 7 km/hr ).
    I eat clean most of the times, though last winter was quite hard for me and went back to binge eating..
    Therefore, this 2 extra kilos..
    I am vegetarian, I eat mostly vegetables, and take carbs from those and fruits.; my protein intake is rarely form eggs and cheese: love cheese but have it just a couple of times a week.
    No processed food, only IG cereals., no alcohol.
    I don’t smoke.
    Thing is, I’m quite confused…Am I doing the right things for my body ?
    Sorry for being that long-winded..and thank you in advance for your reply

    Naiko

    1. Hi Naiko!
      It sounds to me like you are the mesomorph body type. You could have some traits of an ectomorph too, but you are more like the mesomorph body type. I would definitely up your protein intake if you can! I have written a blog post on how to get enough protein as a vegan, which might have some helpful tips for you. I would definitely invest in a vegan protein powder. And also try to add in some more healthy fats such as avocado, olive oil, nut butter, etc. In terms of your workouts, if you want to reduce the muscle in your legs, it could be good to reduce some of the workouts you’re doing now (especially if they have caused the muscle bulk) and try lighter style workouts like my program and the workouts on my blog. I hope that answers your questions. Good luck! xx

  27. I am pretty sure I am a mesomorph. My body has always been quite lean and when I did Tracy Anderson workouts, I omitted her cardio (lots of jumping around, and didn’t want my legs to get too bulky) and only did the mat workouts with great success, and I was incredibly lean, however I missed the endorphin rush from sweatier cardio/higher intensity stuff. I develop muscles quite easily and readily… great when it’s ab definition, but not so great for my legs. I started doing BBG, but even after switching out most of the lunge/squat type exercises, my legs look noticeably more muscular. I am very interested in purchasing your ebook, but not sure if you have options for vegan diets? I am guessing that following the nutrition guide is a pretty big part of the entire plan?
    Also – what if I am unable to run for long periods of time, due to recurring shin splints? I used to be a runner, but due to recurring shin splints, I had to stop. Every time I attempt to run again, I experience the same problems.

    1. Hi hun, unfortunately my meal plan isn’t vegan. But it shouldn’t be too difficult to swap out the animal products for vegan alternatives. What I usually do for anyone who is vegan and buys my eBook, is send them through a list of alternative foods and recipes. Also, there is a little bit of running in my eBook but the focus is more on walking. The running isn’t for extending periods of time (usually only 20 minutes), but you can definitely get results by just walking and not doing the running. But if you love that endorphin rush that you get from running, you could try doing the running just for short periods of time and see how you go! I used to get shin splints ALL the time too, but since doing shorter periods of running and getting proper orthotics for my shoes, I hardly get them anymore xx

  28. I’m 5’1 and 120lbs 15 years old . I’m planning on losing 20 lbs . but I hate my legs, my mom says look like twigs but they’re fat!! what would I be?

    1. Hi there, I think you sound like the mesomorph body type. Just remember that you are still young and your body will continue to change in the next couple of years (mine definitely did at this age and my body changed again around 18-19 years old). As you are on the shorter side, walking is probably the best for you to slim down your legs xx

  29. I’m 4″11 and weight usually 103-107 pounds. I have a flat stomach but my thighs are really big. I don’t know how to get rid of them. I’ve always hated them since I was younger because I’m so short its so noticeable that they’re big. Its my biggest insecurity. I’ve tried working out to lose them, but the fat just turns into muscle. Which is not what I want, I want them to be small and skinny.

    1. Hi Mackenzie, I’m so sorry to hear this. With your height, this makes it difficult. And also if you are the endomorph or mesomorph body types, you will build muscle really quickly so you need to be careful. I would focus on walking (and perhaps even avoid running), and then avoid any traditional weight lifting exercises such as squats and deadlifts as they will build too much muscle. Try these type of workouts- here and here to help you tone up but without getting bulky. I hope that helps hun! xx

  30. Hiya. I’m 16 and my new year resolution is to be healthier. I’m trying to eat better and be more active. I’m thinking about being a lacto-ovo-vegetarian as I don’t eat much meat, I do think killing animals for meal is horrible. I’m really confused about what body type I am. I have a toned upper body except the chin fat (from neck to upper stomach). Down there, it’s fat. I know that fat tend to go in inner thigh. I would say most fat in inner thigh. Calves are slim. I do have knock knees but have made an appointment. My shoulders are wider than the hips.

  31. Hi I am 105lbs at 5’2 in height. My upper body especially the arms are quite thin but I have this bulging belly too big for my body. I want to lose stomach fat but afraid my upper body would get thinner. But then if I eat too much my arms would get big but my stomach doubles in fat….

    1. Hi hun, it is common for a lot of women to have really thin upper bodies. If you lose weight, your upper body will only get thinner if you don’t do any resistance training and you only do cardio. I would recommend doing some resistance training for your upper body (other exercises that are great for toning up your arms are boxing and swimming) and then you won’t need to worry about them getting too thin xx

  32. Hi dear,

    I want to loose weight around my waste and I have a big belly what program can you recommend for me.

    Thanks

    1. Hi hun, yes definitely :) If you want to lose weight and get a flat stomach, my flat stomach program would be best for you. You will definitely lose weight on this program! If you are quite overweight, the endomorph body type program would suit you best. But if you have any questions, please feel free to ask me! xx

  33. Hello Rachael, I’m a little unsure on what body type I am. I think I’m mesomorph, but I’m not sure.
    I’m 19, 155 cmm tall and weigh 51 kg.
    I have some problems with my lower body such as belly tummy, thick inner thighs, and thick legs. I’m doing some workouts for inner thighs(inner and outer thighs lift, leg circle, fire hydrants, plie squad, etc), but i’m afraid these workouts would increas my muscle mass.
    Would you please decide my body type and recommend me best exercise and nutrition for me? Thanks, hope you reply:)

  34. Hello!!
    Hello!
    I was wondering if I have an endomorph or a mesomorph body type.
    (Why?)
    Because I have toned slim arms; small wrists and a thin stomach but the problem I’m having is that I don’t know what workout I should do to tone up (mainly) my calves, thighs and core (mainly the lower half of my body).
    Hope for a reply!!

    1. Hi Kat, if you have a generally small frame, you are most likely the mesomorph body type. I would suggest running and lighter resistance training to help you tone up your lower body and core. My skinny legs eBook would suit you and your goals. But check out this blog series for some exercise ideas. Good luck! xx

      1. I’m really sorry for the late reply, I didn’t know that you replied but, thank you for helping me out.
        Another question?
        I run 800m-1200 metres 3 times a week, with ballet stretching(I have become more flexible), loads of calf toning exercises along with thigh exercises.
        But so far after starting this (ive been doing this for one month so far) my legs haven’t changed and I have been eating clean and eating every 3-4hrs.
        My legs are mostly fat and when I go on my toes my calves are a bit defined where as my upper body is toned with hardly any fat and defined muscle in my arms and stomach. How is this possible with only an upper body toned?
        This has been confusing me and I’ve never seen anyone who is like me so I would like advice on how to cut off the fat on my legs and get defined muscle.
        The weird thing is that I can do long distance running but my legs are fat, and normally it’s unusual in my opinion.

        Sorry for the real late reply, many thanks.
        Kat

        1. Hi Kat, it’s actually quite common for women to have a toned and thin upper body and more muscle / fat in their lower bodies. That’s just how our bodies are designed. Do you want to reduce the size of your calves? If so, I wouldn’t do any calf focused exercises as this will just build up muscle here and make them look bigger, not slim them down. I would say that you need to do more lower intensity cardio to get rid of the fat on your legs (please read this blog post for more detailed information) and you could try doing some HIIT based workouts (like the ones on my blog!) to build up some muscle and get a toned look quicker. Good luck xx

  35. Hi Rachael,
    I am 50 lbs overweight and I am wondering if your program can help me loose weight. I am not sure if I should buy it or go for a standard weight loss program elsewhere.

    1. Hi Gi, my skinny legs program will result in weight loss. But my flat stomach program will result in more weight loss and quicker – it is more strict with diet and has more high intensity exercises. I would start with the flat stomach program to lose weight and then once you’ve reached an ideal weight, you can do the skinny legs program to sculpt your body. Good luck! Feel free to ask any other questions xx

  36. Hi!
    If i have big thighs and wide hips, it doesn’t necessarily mean i’m an endomorph body type right? as i gain muscles quite easily and because of genetics, they lead me to have bulky legs. I’m 5 foot 5 and 55kg. So am i a mesomorph?
    Thanks!

  37. Hi Rachael,
    I’m trying to determine what my body type is.I kind of have a pear-shaped body.I have wide hips,big thighs/calves and a small waist.I also think my shoulders are quite broad.

    I’m 165cm , 56 kg and my weight is mostly constant. My chest is 34″ , waist is 27″ and hips are 36″. My outer thighs are pretty muscular but my inner thighs are mostly fats , im not too sure.I used to do ballet for about 8-9 years however i quitted 2 years ago. I also used to sprint a lot when i was younger.I would appreciate your help as i really want to make my legs slimmer.
    Thank you for your time and have a nice day! :)

  38. Hi Rachael,

    Can you help me figure out whether I’m more of an ectomorph or a mesomorph? I’m naturally thin (5 foot 3 and 42 kg) and find it hard to gain muscle or fat, but I do have some muscles and I’m kind of in between being skinny and being lean. My body frame size is really small but my shoulders are wider than my hips by 4 inches, and that still doesn’t make my shoulders wide but it’s a big difference. Also, my legs are long for my height and definitely on the thinner side but I have toned leg muscles that aren’t super well defined but make me look fit. I’m not sure about my body type because I’m not a strong person and find it hard to build muscle, but I already have a bit of muscle mass and a low body fat percentage to begin with. Any advice would be appreciated!

  39. Hi Rachel :)

    I’m 163cm and about 50kg. i really looking to tone up my legs before formal which is at the end of this year. im pretty sure i’m mesomorph shape but was wondering on what you would recommend nutrition/excercise wise for tone down quite muscular legs.

    Thank you :)

    1. Hi Sophie, yes it sounds like you would be a mesomorph. Definitely increase your power walking! Try to do a walk every morning if you can :) Every time I do this, I definitely notice my legs slim down. Of course diet is important too. Good luck! xx

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  41. Hi Rachel!

    Your blog is fantastic! It’s really inspiring and I have learned a lot thanks to you. I have a problem even though I have tried to do some research about it. I don’t know what body type I am…

    I’ve recently started to work out again since I’ve been busy with school and colds. My body responded pretty quickly to the workouts (I’ve been running and doing a little bit of weight training), my legs are bulkier and more muscular. But, that is not what I’m aiming for. The most of my fat is stored in my thighs and I want to get rid of it.

    I am 161.5 cm tall. My chest is about 87 cm, my waist is 66 cm and my hips are 89 cm. I also have a small frame (my wrist is 13.5 cm). Could you please help me figure out my body type.

    Thank you for your time.?

    1. Hi Cecilia, thank you! :) It sounds like you are closest to the mesomorph body type. You can be a combination of 2, but I would follow the mesomorph guide. Good luck hun! xx

  42. I’m having a difficult time determining my body type. I have always had a toned upper body and larger legs, but am not as curvy as most pear shaped women. I hold the majority of my weight in my thighs and calves. Although I am only a size 2 I have always had more excess jiggle in my calves than anyone that I know. My thighs are pretty muscular, but with an excess layer of fat that I can’t seem to get rid of. I’m currently 5’7 and a half 125 pounds, 31′, 26′, 35′ . Up until a few months ago my measurements had consistently been 30′, 23′, 33′ and in the range of 114-120 pounds (5+ years with no fluctuation). Even at size 0/2 my thighs and calves touched completely and were not very toned at all. A combination of stress and eating excess grains & peanut butter caused the weight gain but it has been extremely difficult to get back to where I was. I’ve been eating healthy and exercising for weeks with no sign of a change. I would appreciate your help! I’m hoping it will be easier once I know my body

    1. Hi Melissa, sorry for my late reply! It sounds like you are the mesomorph body type. Unfortunately calves are a genetic thing so it is very difficult to change their shape. But if you do have fat to lose, you can definitely lose that and lean them down. Weight loss is mostly diet so I would focus on that to try and lose weight, making sure you’re eating the right amount of food. Even if you eat healthy, if you eat TOO much food, you will still gain weight or stay the same. You need to be in a calorie deficit. All the best! xx

  43. Hi,

    I don’t know what type of body that I have, I am thin but my calves are kinda fatty, I’m not sure that it’s a muscle I think it’s lipids or fats in my calves. My arms are so thin, and also I have very thin waistline but my face is fat, all in all I don’t like it. I ate a lot but never gain weight only my face and my calves and I don’t like it. Please advice me what to do.
    Thank you.

  44. Hi Rachael,

    I’m 160cm tall and weight 46 kg. I danced for quite some times and quitted long ago but my thighs are still very thick. I tried to exercise and control my diet , sometimes it works but most of the times the workouts don’t work. My stomach is pretty flat but my limbs are not skinny. So may i know what is my body type and how could i get lean legs? Thank you.

  45. Hi Rachael,

    I’m 176cm tall and weigh 71kg. I think I’m very much a mesomorph with a little bit of the other two types thrown in. I’m athletic looking and build muscle quite easily which can tend to make me feel a little bulky! I’m broad in the shoulders and back and fairly well in proportion. When I put on weight it’s fairly evenly distributed but I do tend towards getting a little fuller in the bum, hips and thighs have a bit of a thicker waist in proportion to the rest of me even when slimmer. I used to do a lot of walking and running but cut it back as there’s so much info now saying cardio is bad for muscle growth but since I’ve been doing more heavy lifting with lower reps and minimal cardio I can’t seem to shift a few pesky kgs!!! And it’s not muscle weight either because my clothes aren’t any looser!!! I really love weight training but do feel like I’m getting a bit bulkier than I like. I feel bad saying this because everyone also says weight training won’t make women big but I feel like the type I’m doing is causing this???
    I’m thinking your mesomrph skinny legs ebook would be good for me but does that also cover the rest of my body? I do absolutely want leaner legs but also the rest of my body too. Any suggestions?

    Cheers Casey

    1. Hi Casey, it does sound like you are the mesomorph body type. And it also does sound like heavy lifting is causing the bulk. I know everyone says that weights won’t make women bulky, but I don’t really agree with this (read this blog post). My skinny legs eBook covers full body (upper body and abs, as well as legs) for resistance training, plus cardio. So I think it would suit you perfect. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! xx

  46. Hi Rachel,

    I’m a little unsure on what body type I am. I think I’m either a mesomorph or endomorph.

    I am a AUD size 6-8 top and 8-10 bottom. I am 5ft. and weight about 48kg.

    I think my calves are a little bulky and would like to lean them out. My thighs are also thick, and am having trouble leaning them out. I definitely think my lower body is the hardest place I am finding to lose weight in. Also my body doesn’t seem to respond quickly to exercise, as I only see small changes/ weight loss in a period of time.

    Can you please recommend which body type I am?

    Thanks xx.

    1. Hi Arlene, you do sound like a bit of a combination of both body types. But I think with your sizes and height / weight that you might suit the mesomorph body type more. I hope that helps! xx

      1. Hi Rachel,

        I only just got your comment and had already bought the endomorph ebook. Is there by any chance I could possibly get a refund or a swap for the mesomorph ebook?

        Sorry for the inconvenience.

        Thankyou xx.

  47. Hi Rachael
    If you can let me know your advice if I’m a mesamorph/endo or the other way.

    I am an AUD size 6 top and size 8 bottom. I am only 153cm with a heavier bottom half.

    I weigh 55.4kg. My calves are quite large and my thighs and button are considerably bigger. I am muscular on calves and thighs. If I squat heavy my quads and bottom get quite large. I am happy with my body but my lower half is definitely disproportionate.

    Can you recommend me which book also if you believe me to be a mesamorph or endo? I eat clean most days, go orange fitness theory 4- 5 times a week. I stopped doing hills but I still do interval training on the treadmill.

    On another note Ever since I started the pill again I’m finding it difficult to make changes in my body – do you have any tips for this ?

    If you can recommend me what to do I would appreciate it! Thanks X

    1. Hi Jasmine, it’s a bit hard to tell without a photo but by what you describe, you might be the endomorph body type. Also, some types of contraceptive pill can affect your ability to lose weight. So if you think this might be causing it, I would see your doctor to switch brands. Good luck! xx

  48. And by the way, I don’t want too much muscle on my legs. Some muscle is good, but my thighs are already slim (not skinny) and I don’t want them to get bulkier. I want my thighs and buttocks to be thinner/leaner and more toned. Less fat, cellulite free and more fit :))
    Given this and what I wrote about my body above, which body type exercise routine would you recommend me?
    Thanks a lot!

    1. Hi Zoe, it is hard to tell without a photo but with what you have described, I think you would be the mesomorph body type. But if you do buy the eBook and think that it is the wrong one, I will send you the right one xx

  49. Hi Rachel,
    Thanks a lot for all the advice!! I want to buy your ebook on skinny legs, but I’m struggling to determine my body type. I’m 160 cm and weigh 44 kg. I’m very small built – short and with very lean bone structure (including upper and lower body and also narrow hips). I look very thin with clothes, but not skinny thin because I am actually also curvy, especially lower part of my body. I have more meat (and fat!) in my thighs and buttocks and also some on my upper arms. Although I look very small and thin with clothes, lower part of my body doesn’t look skinny with a bikini (i.e. my hips are very narrow, but you wouldn’t at all see my bones since there’s quite some meat on top. And same thing with my thighs..). I don’t have much muscle, which is most likely related to years and years of not exercising. I know it’s difficult to tell without a photo, but what do you think my body type is?
    Thanks a lot!!

  50. Hello! Thrilled to use this program of yours! Please – which am I? I am 5ft 5in tall, 118 pounds. Friends have complimented me on my figure, however, they do not see that without clothes, my thighs and bum are quite flabby. I’ve stubborn little mushy saddle bags and sparse areas throughout the thighs and bum area with light pockets of cellulite. For two months now I’ve been doing cardio, weights and only mostly eating vegetables and some protein. Although my legs appear 20% better now from when I began that routine, my upper torso looks much too thin (visible rib cage). When I eat denser foods, my torso retuns to a better appearance, but, then my thighs return to larger protruding saddle bags with more/larger distributed spots of cellulite… I’ve never had a large waist regardless what I eat – My waist has been size 26 since my teens…. (I’m currently 45). Is it realistic for my body type (?) to thin out my thighs while tightening my bum area without creating thick frontal thigh muscle – keeping in mind my upper torso could use some mass?… would one of your programs fit my issue? Xo

    1. Hi Michele! Sorry for my late reply. Yes my program could definitely help you with that! Do you currently do any weights for your upper body? If you’re worried about your thighs increasing with exercise then the skinny legs guide would suit you perfect :) It’s hard to tell your body type without seeing a pic, but I think you would be the mesomorph body type. Anyway if you buy the ebook and don’t think it’s the right one, I will email you the correct one :) If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! xxx

  51. Hello there! It’s me once again! I have a important question and I hope you don’t mind answering it :D! What is your somatotype? This would be really helpful for me to know because if you’re the same somatotype (ecto. meso. endo.) as I am, I could do many of the exercises that you do, (afterall you are my role-model).

  52. Hi Rachael,

    Thanks so much for your posts!

    I am a mesomorph, and I would like to start Kayla’s bbg guides which have killer leg workouts (e.g plyometric workouts – squat jumps, split lunge jumps, burpees; and pure resistance – weighted squats lunges, step ups etc.)

    I did the guide a year before and found my legs gaining in size. The only way I could thin them out was by doing LISS 6 times a week. I want to restart the program, but don’t want to increase my leg size nor do LISS 6x a week.

    How or should I even modify the leg part of the program?

    Thank you!

    Amanda

    1. Hi Amanda, you’re welcome! I haven’t personally done Kayla’s program so it is a bit hard for me to answer this question.. Perhaps just use body weight only for all leg exercises and keep up with the LISS! xx

  53. Hi i’m only 14 my legs are very fat. I always get jealous of my classmates because almost all of them have thin legs, it was really hard for me, i can’t wear my pants without sweating. I always planned of having liposuction but of course i can’t do that. My sister told me that if i would do exercises i would probably have muscles and won’t be able to get thin legs at all and she also told me that my body are for athletes. Please help me what should i do….. ?

    1. Hi Alexis, it sounds like you might be an endomorph but I can’t tell without seeing you. Just remember that you’re still very young and your body is developing so it will change! I would recommend doing some walking a few times per week and you should notice your legs slim down xx

      1. Thank you, that would help a lot, it’s our vacation right now. Thank you, i was really waiting for your reply.

  54. I am 65 and quite happy with my body but my legs are fat. I would love to wear dresses but I am restricted due to this problem

    1. Hi Rosie, I’m sorry to hear this. Try following my guidelines and adding some more walking and resistance training into your program and hopefully you’ll notice a difference! :) xx

  55. Hello,

    I am almost 5’8 and I weigh about 160. I fluctuate alot between 156 and 162. I work out 5 days a week and try to do high intenisty workouts. Maybe I need to workout harder because I am not seeing any changes. I have been at it 8 weeks now. I try to eat healthy but I cheat alot, maybe 4-5 meals a week and not with fast food. I just overeat or eat too many carbs one meal. My upperbody is thin I have a gut though. My thighs are solid and I have a big butt, I must admit I love my butt. My biggest insecurities are my inner thighs cause of cellulite and my tummy. I look thin with clothes on. I wear about a size 6 in womens but I am dreading this summer. I always look like I can be a few months pregnant.

    1. Hi hun, You have already identified your problem. You overeat, cheat and eat too many carbs. This is why you are struggling to lose weight, even though you exercise and which is causing your tummy. If you just clean up your diet and eat a little bit less, you can get great results! Doing HIIT 5 times per week is great so you don’t need to work any harder, just work on your diet :) xx

  56. Hi, I’m most certainly sure i’m not an ectomorph. But I can’t tell whether I’m a mesomorph or endomorph. I’m 157cm tall and weigh 50kg for the moment. I have been in the range of 45-48 before. My weight seems to fluctuate with my diet (sounds like mesomorph) but I also have heavier bottom (sounds like endomorph). Most people commented that I’m skinny but whenever I wear tank top, I look fat. And I look ugly in skiny jeans as I have big thighs and calves. I’m not sure what kinda work out I should be doing to get lean and toned legs.

    1. My waist is currently 25 inches (used to be 23-24) and my thigh is somewhere around 21 inches and my inner thighs rub against each other when i walk which is annoying (how can I get rid of the excess fats there?), and my calves is 13inches, bust 32inches and buttocks 35 inches.

      1. Hi Catherine, power walking is a great way to get rid of stubborn thigh fat and when I do power walking I notice it most in my inner thighs. I would try doing some power walking everyday :) xx

  57. I’m 5’5″(165 cm) and about 56-58 kg. I used to be that stick thin girl with a thigh gap and no curves whats so ever but after I turned around 14 I got Curves like BAM, by definition I am one of the lucky few hourglass figured people. Quite recently I stopped doing the exercises I normally do (Cheerleading/dancing). My thighs that used to be thigh gap-almost thigh gap thin are now big and full of cellulite. My arms that were really thin are now kinda fat. I have no clue what my body type is, it kind of sounds like mesomorph but not quite. My dads side of the family have very dense muscles so I got that gene…

    Anyway my weight will go from 56-58 kg depending of the time of day or day of the month. I used to be about 51-54 kg. My weight hasn’t gone more 58 in the past 6 months though so I’m not gaining tons of weight…

    please let me know what you think my body type is. IK it would be a lot easier if you could see my body but still. Thanks~

    1. I forgot to say that my thighs are obviously getting an unhealthy look. They have gotten that triangle point just under my hips, that just look out of place.

      But my muscles like my shoulder and thigh muscles still show a bit of definition.

      1. Hi Kelly, the weight gain has probably been due to the fact that you have stopped doing your regular exercise but haven’t adjusted what you’re eating. If you exercise, you can afford to eat a bit more because you’ll burn more calories. I would recommend doing some power walking to help you slim down your legs and burn extra calories. I also think you sound like a mesomorph body type xx

  58. I’m not really sure what I am. I thought I was an endomorph but I am not curvy, though I have bigger thighs. I easily build muscle in my thighs that’s why I can do a lot of plyometric exercises. What do you think am I? and should I continue doing Plyometrics or does it make my thighs bigger?

    1. Hi Bianca, you don’t necessarily need to be really curvy to be an endomorph. You could be a combined mesomorph / endomorph (in which case I would stick to the endomorph guidelines). If plyometrics make your thighs bigger then I would stop doing them and focus more on circuits that target your butt rather than doing lots of squats and lunges xx

    1. Hi hun, I can’t really tell just by those measurements. You could be a combination. If you are really thin like a model, I would say you are ectomorph. If you not, you are probably mesomorph or a combination, in which case I would follow the mesomorph guidelines xx

  59. I’m 15 and 5’5.7 cm. I currently weigh 123 pounds. My BWH is 35, 25, and 36. I think I am mesomorph. I used to run a lot during the summer, but now my calf muscles bulge and are really hard. Weird thing is that my thighs are still fat. What should I do to slim my legs down?

    1. Hi Lily, sorry for my late reply! I agree, it sounds like you might be a mesomorph. Running does build a little bit of muscle and can make your calves more muscley. I would focus more on power walking because it is really good for slimming down your thighs and won’t make your calves muscley. Just make sure you’re walking on a flat surface (avoid hills) xx

  60. I’m 15 and 123 lbs currently and 5 ft and 5.8 inches. My BWH is 35.4,25.6, and 36.2. I used to do a lot of cardio during the summer, but now I have really hard and bulging calf muscles. The weird part is that my thighs are still really fat. I want to slim my thighs and calves down somehow. I’m not sure what kind of body type I have,but I’m sure I’m not echomorph.

  61. Hi Rachael!
    I think my body’s a mix of mesomorph/endomorph, Just want to know which guide I should get.. I’m not overweight, just feeling ”fluffy” and want to get rid of the unnecessary flab! I want to get tight and toned. My belly and my thighs are my biggest ”problem areas”. I really think its uncomfortable when my thighs touch one another when I walk while i’m in a bikini for example. Would love a thigh gap (I really think I have the body type for it) slim legs, and a toned stomach. My height is 172 cm, weight: ca 62 kgs. Waist: 72 cm, hips 90 cm and thighs 57 cm. I think I’m somewhat curvy (wide hips) but that doesn’t mean that I have large boobs and a big butt. I’m kind of the opposite there. I try to work out 4-5 times a week, HIIT, walking, running) and to eat healthy 5/6 days a week. I don’t know if my body is slow when it comes to progress or if I need to be more disciplined with both excersise and food. I’m not the fittest I’ve been (but want to be) and I have been heavier, ca 65 kg. If I should let myself eat whatever I want I know that I’ll gain weight. I hope you can help me! Thank you xx

    1. Hi Julia, thanks for your detailed description! :) I think the endomorph flat stomach ebook would suit you best. It will definitely help you get tight and toned and get results quickly (if you follow it consistently). And it will help you get super fit! Good luck hun :) xx

  62. Hi Rachael

    I can’t believe that I have only just stumbled across your blog – it’s truly amazing and exactly what I’ve been searching for – thank you!
    I’m 5ft 6.5inches and weigh 11stone, I exercise around 4-5 times a week, usually just cardio either running, sometimes HIIT sprints or Cross trainer, I have to exercise otherwise I gain weight so easily and I find it so difficult to actually lose weight. I eat a healthy diet for 5/6 days of the week. I fluctuate between 11st and 11st 3ibs but am desperate to lose weight and slim down my thunder thighs. My shoulders are small and I have a 28.5 inch waist, each thigh is 24.5inches and no matter what I do they just don’t slim 
    I really want to buy your skinny legs programme but am so confused about what body type I am, I’m either a Mesomorph or an Endomorph.

    What do you think? Sorry for the long post.

    Thank you xx

    1. Hi Nikki, you’re welcome! I think that you sound like you are the endomorph body type hun. Even if you are a combination of the two, I would still recommend the endomorph program :) Anyway if you do buy it, have a read, and if you’re still not sure we can discuss further via email and I can send you the mesomorph one for free if you want. Good luck! xx

  63. Hi Rachael

    I have stumbled across your website which is absolutely amazing ! im 5 foot 2 and 8stones. I think I’m a cross between an ectomorph and mesomorph. I’m quite lean on upper body with a busty chest but have tendency to deposit fat in my thighs and lower part of belly area . What do you think ? I do excercise regularly but don’t really notice a difference in my thighs. I do not do cardio daily as I’m afraid I will lose too much weight ( normally from my face and upper body) .Which programme would you recommend as my thighs really need to lean out. Many thanks x

    1. Hi Roula, yes it does sound like you might be a combination of both. In that case, I would follow the advice for the mesomorph body type. As long as you’re doing both cardio and resistance training you shouldn’t lose any weight as such. You will lose fat and gain muscle so you will just look more toned! :) xx

  64. im 62kg 168cm tall bmi 23.3
    look thin but actually fat with big waist, hips and legs and flat chest
    thick waist (waist size 32 inches)
    flat chest (33 inches)
    wide hips (36 inches)
    with short muscular legs (28.5 inches inseam)
    which body type

  65. Hey Rachel, I’m 5’9 1/2 and weigh about 163 lbs. I’m 15 years old and people tell me I look skinny and other people say I’m a little fuller. I have a small bust and I have small curves. The upper half of my body is thinner and my arms are pretty slim with a little muscle but not so much but my lower half is a different story. I have very thick thighs and fat especially on the inner thigh and my calves are more slim. I struggle so much to lose weight on my legs and tone them up, especially on the inner thigh, and it makes me feel horrible. I do exercise daily but I see little to no difference. I’m not so sure what my body type is.

    1. Hi Astrid, wow I am jealous of your height! It sounds like you are predominantly ectomorph but possibly some mesomorph so you may be a combination. I would follow the mesomorph guidelines to help you build a little bit of muscle to give you tone, but with lots of power walking and running to help you lean out your thighs xx

  66. Hi Rachael! I’m 156cm , I’m 15 and weight between 48-52kg (it flactuate) but I definitely don’t have muscle definition, probably I have “skinny fat” but I’m curvy. When I was jounger I was VERY skinny but now I don’t know know. Please help me

    1. Hi Paulina, Rachael here. I would say you might be a combination ectomorph / mesomorph. I would follow the how to get skinny legs guidelines for the mesomorph body type xx

  67. Hi, I’m 5’2-5’3 and about 113 lbs. I have an hourglass body type so I have a very small waist and flat stomach accompanied by large hips and boobs. My thighs have never been as skinny as I want them to be and I have trouble losing weight off my legs. I seem to gain muscle easily and lose fat slowly particularly from that area. My abs, arms and calves are pretty thin/muscley but my thighs look much thicker. What would you say my body type most closely resembles?

    1. Hi Emma, sorry for my late response! Sounds like you have amazing genetics :) I would say that you are the mesomorph body type x

  68. Hi Rachael,
    First of all, thank you for this amazing blog! I’ve found a lot of useful information here. But I can’t determine body type, it seems like I have something from every type, can you help me? I’m 5’7″, average frame, hourglass-shaped (due to wide shoulders, my bust is not that big), and I weigh 112 pounds (that’s classified as underweight, but I’m not even lean and/or skinny, maybe I just have light bones?). My arms are long and REALLY skinny, my legs are chubby (think Alexis Ren’s legs), and I have a bit of a gut sticking out, although the upper part of my stomach is lean (you can see a bit of my ribs and upper abs) . I was chubby as a kid, but only gained weight if I ate lots of junk, so I guess my metabolism is average? My weight doesn’t really fluctuate, I find it hard to gain muscle and tend to lose it quickly if I don’t exercise. So basically I have 1) ectomorph arms, low weight and inability to gain muscle; 2) mesomorph body shape, metabolism, and belly, I guess?; 3) endomorph legs. What type do you think I am? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Helena, wow you’re a bit of a mix aren’t you! I’d say that because you are only 112 pounds and are above average height, that you are probably combined mesomorph / ectomorph. I would follow the mesomorph guidelines. BUT the endomorph how to get skinny legs guidelines are more extreme in terms of exercise, so if you really want to lean down your legs specifically, I would follow the endomorph exercise program. I hope that helps! x

  69. I am 5ft. 6in. and weigh 130 pounds. I took a test and it said that I am a endo/mesomorph. I really would like skinny legs, but I think my problem is my diet. It usually consists of large fruit smoothies containng a bit of protein powder and flaxseed, along with an apple. I have two dance classes a week and use the elliptical for 10 minutes about every day.

    But I still have cellulite around my glute area. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Bri,
      Rachael here. Cellulite will reduce with a healthy diet and weights so I would recommend doing some weights to tone up your lower half. Have a look at my how to get skinny legs endomorph guideline (blog post) which gives a breakdown on what you should be eating. I would recommend for your body type to limit fruit smoothies to morning only or post workout x

  70. Hi i need help please!! i tend to get bulky muscles in my natural thin toned legs. i did a workout program that made them like a body builders legs and i am tryin to reverse it because it doesnt look good on me at all. can you please help me by giving me advice on what i should do to get my thighs and legs back down to the slim toned legs i had naturally. i onlywanted to tone them up a bit not get huge bulging muscles. thank you so much.

    1. Hi Tania, Rachael here (I’m having website troubles so logged into my bf’s account). Have a look at my free workout and nutrition guidelines for each body type, the guidelines are specifically targeted to help you get skinny legs – and by this I mean build muscle without getting bulky (plus lose body fat). If you want further detail, have a look at my 3 Steps To Skinny Legs Ebooks http://www.3stepstoskinnylegs.com xx

  71. I’m 14 at 5’8 115lbs. Everyone tells me I’m skinny but to me I look like I’m fat because I still have a ” baby face “. I have no Idea what I am.

    1. Hi Allison,
      This is Rachael (have to login through my boyfriend’s account as having issues). It sounds like you might be an ectomorph, but you are still so very young and it is normal to have a baby face at this age! Don’t worry sweetie, you’ll grow out it as you mature. You are lucky to have this body type so embrace it :) xx

  72. hi rachael! i’m around 167cm. two years ago, i was 48kg (165cm) and gained weights. now i weigh 56-59kg (it shifts). i’m not fat in certain areas, the fat spreads all over my body. so i am wondering whether i’m mesomorph (since i’m average, but am not muscular) or endomorph (since i cant go back to my prev weight, but am not curvy or having wide hips)? help me, thanks! :) sorry if my language confuses you

  73. Hi Rachael! :)

    I’m super interested in purchasing your guide, but I’m not sure what body type I am.

    I think I’m a mesomorph, but I feel like losing weight is really hard for me. I’ve always been pretty active—exercise is my stress relief!—but I’ve never really looked all that athletic/toned.

    I feel like I have a lot of fat, but I know I’m actually pretty average. Someone wouldn’t look at me and call me skinny, but they wouldn’t say I’m fat either.

    What type do you think I am? (I wish I could show you a picture of me!)

    I’m currently on week 4 of kaylaitsines’ BBG and can definitely feel/see the progress in my arms and abs, but I feel like my legs are as chubby as ever. There’s still another 8 weeks in the program, but knowing my body, I think it’ll take a little extra to get my legs to look the best they can be. Your program really appeals to me in that aspect.

    What do you think about me doing both of your guides at the same time? Is it a good idea? A bad one?

    Thank you for all of your help!

  74. Hello Rachael,

    I am 163cm tall and weight around 56kgs. I lost 11kgs around two years ago and my body has never been the same since. However, I have regained a lot of weight in my thighs, hips and a bit on my butt! I can still feel the abs in my stomach area but they don’t come through because I haven’t exercised in a while. What body type do you think I am? I am quite normal/thin on my upper body but quite curvy on the bottom part of my body. I’m a huge fan and follow all the way from Portugal! Thank u and keep doing what you’re doing :)

    1. Hi Sofia,
      It sounds like you would probably be a mesomorph body type. To get those abs showing, you need to reduce your body fat. Diet is most important for this, so check out my how to get a flat stomach blog series :) Thank you for all of your support! And all the best xx

  75. Hi rachael, I am 50kg, 154 cm and 15 and I was very fit until I hit puberty then I started to gain some weight… Especially around my waist and inner thighs as my outer thighs are muscly. I workout daily and eat healthy but I can’t achieve a toned stomach or thinner inner thighs what category do you think I am?? Thanks

    1. Hi Reena,
      I think that is a pretty normal thing to happen during puberty! I know I experienced the same thing. You sound like you would be a mesomorph so I would follow the how to get skinny legs mesomorph guidelines. Cardio and eating right will definitely help. Check out my blog post on cardio for skinny legs and my daily diet article to get an understanding of what you should be eating :) All the best! x

  76. Hiya, I weigh 50 to 55kg (it changes) and I’m about 5ft3 I have short legs that have muscles but my arms are stick thin and my stomach is quite chubby, what should I do? Also where can I find the steps to help get nicer looking legs? Thanks x

    1. Hi Izzy,
      It’s hard to know without seeing you, but sounds like you could be a combined mesomorph / endomorph body type. I would follow the how to get skinny legs endomorph guidelines (check out blog post number 13). It is not a step by step guide, but does provide an exercise and nutrition guideline for your body type xx

  77. Hi Rachael
    I’m 5’2″ and about 90 lbs. My waist and hips are quite small but my legs are quite big, especially my calves. what body type do you think I fit into

    1. You’re definitely tiny! I think that you are possibly a combined ectomorph / mesomorph, but it is difficult to say without seeing you. Try following the how to get skinny legs mesomorph guidelines :) xx

  78. Hi Rachel!
    I’m 171 cm tall and I weigh 66 kg. I’ve always had quite big hips, thighs and butt, and I find it very hard to lose weight in that area. I have a skinny upper body though. Which category do you think I’ll fit into?
    Thank you x

  79. Hi Rachael
    I’m 174 (cm) and I weight (57-60kg) I have naturally skinny legs with no definition and I have hips which are moderately wide but I find it really hard to loose the fat around my abdominal area, what guidelines do you think I should follow
    Thanks xx

    1. Hi Caitlin. Hmmm it sounds like you could be a combined ectomorph / mesomorph so I’d follow the how to get skinny legs guidelines for mesomorphs. To get rid of that abdominal fat, it’s all about your diet! :) xx

  80. Hi rachael!

    Sorry I have a question! Im 164cm tall and weigh around 54 (changes) and mostly a size 6-8 for top and 8-10 for bottom and I have a natural relatively wide hips (butt too) as im a pear shaped |: I find it really hard to shed fat around my core and especially my legs! i have a naturally skinny upper body. Its hard even though im quite fit, i dont know what im doing wrong… Which category will I be placed into? ((: Thank you!! take your time xx

    1. Hi Emily,

      It sounds that you are most likely a mesomorph, so follow my how to get skinny legs guideline for this body type (which I’ll be posting tomorrow morning). It sounds like you need to focus on diet and cardio to reduce body fat and low to moderate intensity cardio to lean out your legs xx

  81. I am 5ft 1″, weigh 45kg and am a size 6, I am very fit although find it hard to lose fat and gain muscle, especially around my stomach. Do you know which category I would be placed into?
    Thank you

  82. Thank you Rachael! You have been so helpful and I truelly appreciate everything you do and the time you take to help us other girls out

  83. I’m 5’5/5’6 and weigh 8 stone 6lbs. I’ve never been fat but equally haven’t always been stick thin – I work out often so am quite muscular now. My weight does tend to fluctuate between 8 stone 3lbs and 8 stone 6lbs between months. What do you think I am!? X

    1. That info is coming! There’s too much information for just one blog post so it will be a series of blog posts on how to get skinny legs. I will post information on this topic every week so keep your eyes out :)

  84. I am 5ft 1in 105lbs,so I’m pretty short and skinny but with muscular legs. (My legs are always so muscular even when I try to thin them out) which category would u think I fall under?

    1. It’s hard to comment without seeing you but it sounds like you are quite thin. I would suggest that you might be a combination ectomorph / mesomorph. I would follow my how to get skinny legs mesomorph guidelines x

  85. I have no idea what one I am. Everyone tells me I am thin, but I feel like I am a bit “fluffy” rather than strictly muscle alone. I am 5’4.5″ and weight about 100 lbs. It’s hard for me to objectively define my own body type. Any hints?

    1. It’s hard to comment without seeing you but sounds like you are an ectomorph, but are “skinny fat” and have a higher body fat percentage for your size. I would follow my how to get skinny legs ectomorph guidelines x

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