Eating For Your Body Type
When it comes to eating for your body type, you’ve heard of the “pear body” or “bean pole”—but how does your body type influence what you should eat?
Well, first we aren’t going to refer to your body as fruits or veggies. There are real terms that apply to shape and eating for your body type, and that body type refers to more than just what you look like. It’s how your body WORKS—especially when it comes to food.
The Three Body Types and Eating for Your Body Type
There are three main body types the folks in white lab coats will usually reference: Ectomorph, Mesomorph and Endomorph.
The reason body types are classified is that they can be associated with metabolic variations between people.
These unique characteristics are like clues to help you decide how you should be eating for your body type.
Now, it’s rare that someone fits PERFECTLY into a type, but if you have dominant features of a type naturally, let that be your lead on eating for your body type.
No, this isn’t some Ghostbusters reference. It’s a body type that is lean with long arms and legs. With smaller bone structures, it is suggested they are thyroid dominant. As such, they burn more calories than other somatotypes.
They are eternally thin and find it difficult to gain weight at all. They can shovel everything down their food chute and still nothing—no muscle or weight gain.
Eating for your body type: If you are an ectomorph, a diet high in carbs (50%+) and protein (40%+).
Training for your body type: Lift heavy and limit cardio.
The mesomorph is like two somatotypes cut in half and put together. Narrow waist and wide shoulders with muscles and a knack for anything athletic.
The mesomorph has a middle-of-the-road build that takes the best of both worlds. They tend to have wide shoulders, a narrow waist, relatively thin joints, and round muscle bellies.
Genetically blessed with the ability to gain muscle and lose fat when they want to, they are often secretly hated by the other two body types.
Eating for your body type: If you are a mesomorph, a mix of everything will suit you best. 40% protein, and 30% carbs and good fats will fuel your genetically blessed body perfectly.
Training for your body type: Lift moderate weights and incorporate cardio regularly as well.
The endomorph is a weight gainer. Wide build and thick bones, they tend to have larger amounts of muscle covered by larger amounts of body fat they can’t get rid of. Endomorphs are less active than the other two body types. But even when they are, losing weight is like fighting the wind, but it’s not impossible. Eating for an endomorph body will help.
Eating for your body type: If you are an endomorph, a diet high in protein and good fats is your go-to at around 40% protein, 40% fats and 20% carbs. Carbs should be limited and preferably consumed around exercise only.
Training for your body type: Lift moderate weights and incorporate cardio daily—even if it’s a fast walk for 45 minutes—get your heart rate up to keep the body fat down.
Build Muscle and Lose Fat No Matter What Your Body Type Is
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