Eating For Your Body Type
There are three main body types. Each of these body types have specific nutritional requirements, which can help achieve your health and fitness goals. The three body types are:
These individuals are usually thinner and lean. They thrive as endurance athletes, and have very fast metabolisms. Ectomorphs benefit from a a diet that is higher in carbohydrates, moderate in protein, and moderate in fat. They are very efficient and metabolizing carbohydrates. The macros are divided by by 55% carbs, 25% protein, and 20% fat.
These individuals are usually muscular. They thrive at weight training, being explosive, and strong athletes. They benefit from a diet higher in protein, fat, and moderate in carbohydrates. The mesomorph macros are divided by 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, 30% fat.
These individuals are characterized by larger bones, a higher body mass, and higher fat mass. They usually thrive as strength and power athletes, such as power lifting and Olympic weightlifting. Endomorphs benefit from a diet lower in carbohydrates, higher in fat and protein. The macros are divided by 25% carbohydrates, 35% protein, and 40% fat.
We are all unique and have special needs. Do not compare yourself with others. Determine what your body needs by looking at your body type and your environment. Self-esteem and self-love are important when trying to maximize your potential.