What is body type eating? You may have heard of it or maybe not! But it’s here to stay!
Basically it’s eating for your specific somatotype aka body type. And it’s not just the way we look. Your body type provides information about how you respond to food intake and about your hormonal and sympathetic nervous system characteristics.
You’ve got ectomorphs, it’s easy for them to stay lean think marathoner. Mesomorph think muscular build they put on muscle fairly easy and can stay lean fairly easy as well. Then there's the Endomorph, this is the larger body frame that can put on muscle but have a harder time staying lean.
Below I’ve given you a guide for the Macronutrient requirements for each body-type.
Macros are your body's requirements for protein, carbs and fat.
MACRONUTRIENTS FOR EACH BODY TYPE:
Ectomorphic: Macro Ratio: 25% Protein, 55% Carbohydrate, 20% Fat. (Think endurance athlete) They are naturally thin with skinny limbs. Their bodies can handle a higher carb load.
Mesomorphic: 30% Protein, 40% Carbohydrate, 30% Fat. (Think natural athletic look) Bodybuilding, and/or relative strength exercise.
Endomorphic: 35% Protein, 25% Carbohydrate, 40% Fat. (Naturally more broad and thick) Think power lifters.
Example of a Mesomorphic body would be Serena Williams
So pick which one you most identify with (side note you can be a blend of two) for instance I’m a blend of meso and endo. I can get lean but it’s a little harder for me and I have to keep my carbohydrates relatively low.
There's so much INFORMATION out there it’s astounding! Eat this don’t eat that, ketogenic diet is good for you, keto diets are bad etc.. etc.. And you can find science backing all different types of diets. And you know what it’s because we're all so uniquely different, which plays into WHY eating for your SPECIFIC body type works so well. And will put you on the fast track for amazing results and best of all feeling great as well. What’s great about this is you don’t have to count calories. It’s more about your macronutrients and using your hands as guides, see image below.
So I’ll give you and example. The typical moderately active women needs about 1,500-1,900 calories a day.
And let’s say she’s a mesomorph: Which means she’s going to need about 4 meals a day with and snacks
Her Macros are:
30% Protein, 40% Carb, 30% Fat
So in this example if you were to eat 4 palms of protein this is going to give you almost the exact protein you need which is about 112 grams per day.
For your complex carbs your going to need about 150g which is roughly 4 handfuls and then your veggies which is going to be 4 fistfuls daily (Keep in mind some veggies have WAY more carbs than others..ie corn)
Then you would want to add your fat, which is roughly 64g daily and about 5-6 thumbs daily!
So you can see how you can customize for your unique body type. And stop calorie counting and measuring!
Hope this helps if you have specific questions please feel free to email me @ Julie@juliekprince.com