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Eating for your Body Type

In News by Tyler Perez

Quite frankly, genetics can be a large determining factor of your meal prep plan, so start eating for your body type and shed the fat.Eating for your body type sounds like common sense right? However, one must first know the general different body types. Your body type can play an instrumental role in the types of activities that suit you best, as well as influencing the way your body absorbs macronutrients you consume.

Eat for your Body Type

“Body type” just doesn’t describe the way a person looks. Body type can also provide characteristic information about how you process food, your hormones, and your sympathetic nervous system.

The importance of knowing your body type is great because some experts think the body’s physique is directly linked to what is known as the ‘metabolic differences’ between individuals. By understanding your body type you will then be able to make fine tune adjustments to your macronutrient consumption and further exploit your body’s composition.

The three general body type, or somatypes, categories are as follows:

eating for your body type

It is rare that you will fall perfectly into one of the categories. Most often individuals have a mix of the characteristics with a dominant denominator.

Mesomorphs

Individuals characterized with having an athletic body and a medium bone structure. Typically, mesomorphs have lean mass compositions because of the production of growth hormones such as testosterone; leading toward lower body fat and greater muscle mass.

Mesomorphs typically will perform best with a healthy mix of macronutrients. In general the macronutrient split for an individual who has a mesomorph physique is 30% protein, 30 % fat, and 40% carbohydrates.

Using the Handful Method Mesomorph Men:

eating for your body type

    Two palms protein
    Two fists veggies
    Two handfuls of carbs
    Two thumbs fat

Using the Using the Handful Method Mesomorph Women:

eating for your body type

    One palms protein
    One fists veggies
    One handfuls of carbs
    One thumbs fat

 Ectomorphs

Individuals generally characterized by having a thin physique and small bone structure. Ectomorphs are your typical endurance athlete. Typically, ectomorphs have a hyperactive metabolic rate and tend to be thyroid dominant giving their body a high tolerance composition.

Generally speaking, ectomorphs can consume a large amount of carbohydrates in their diets, as a well as the other essential macronutrients. The macronutrient split for an individual who has an ectomorph physique is 25% protein, 20% fat, 55% carbohydrates.

Using the Handful Method Ectomorph Men:eating for your body type

    Two palms protein
    Two fists veggies
    Three handfuls of carbs
    One thumbs fat

Using the Handful Method Ectomorph Women:

eating for your body type

    One palm protein
    One fist veggies
    Two handfuls of carbs
    1/2 thumb fat

 Endomorphs

Individuals generally characterized by having larger body mass indexes and large bone structures. Endomorphs are your typical powerlifter and or football linesman. Typically, an individual who has an endomorph physique will store excess calories as fat instead of burning it like an ectomorph would.

Therefore, endomorphs have greater tendency to store energy in lean mass as well as fat mass.

Endomorphs have a lower tolerance to carbohydrates so properly managing their macronutrients and timing is critical. The macronutrient split for an individual who has an endomorph physique is 35% protein, 40% fat, 25% carbohydrates.

Using the Handful Method Endomorph Men:eating for your body type

    Two palms protein
    Two fists veggies
    One handful of carbs
    Three thumbs fat

Using the Handful Method Endomorph Women:

eating for your body type

    One palm protein
    One fist veggies
    1/2 handful of carbs
    Two thumbs fat

 Start a Meal Plan

As always, we encourage you to experiment with you macronutrients while keeping in mind that eating for your body is critical to your overall physique. By starting a basic meal plan you will get yourself on track. MacroStacks™ Meal Prep Containers are a tool to assist you perfectly managing your portion sizes depending on your body type.

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