Women with hourglass shapes are the most envied body type which most women desire to have. These women typically have a narrow waistline with wider upper body and bust and wider legs, resulting in a curvy body. However as lucky as you might be to have such a figure you still need to be careful as you can still gain weight. Fat it distributed all over your body rather than going to sit around the stomach or legs alone, however the weight can also go sit in your chest area or hips.
What diet should I follow for an hourglass figure body?
You should focus on a healthy and balanced diet. You should be getting in a balance of carbohydrates and proteins and include some healthy unsaturated fats as found in olive oil, fish like salmon and canola oil. Avoid unhealthy fats such as found in French fries and greasy fast foods, crisps and such.
As your body shape tends to gain muscle and weight fast, you can also drop it just as quick. If your aim is to lose the weight you should try and eat around 1300 – 1500 calories a day. Don’t cut your calories too much as your body will notice and won’t let go of the fat but keep it so you don’t starve. Yes you will lose fat completely starving yourself , but this is very unhealthy and you will go back to being overweight like a yo-yo effect when you eat food again as your body will save every last bit to not go through what you put it again.
You should get in high quality protein, eggs and green leafy foods, nuts, avocado.
What exercise should I be doing as an hourglass figure?
If your goal is to lose weight you should focus on doing cardio endurance exercises 3-4 times a week for 30-40 minutes such as running or swimming. You should also do low resistance weight training to tone your body. Keep the resistance weight low if you do not want to build muscle. You should work your back muscles more for better posture. Pilates is also a good idea to improve your core strength and posture and to maintain your waistline.