The human body comes in many different shapes and sizes!
Some people tend to be on the heavier side, and they spend their whole lives wrestling with higher body fat and excess weight. Yet there are also a lot of people who struggle to gain weight and put on muscle and fat mass because their bodies are on the very lean side.
This disparity in body types also means that there is really no “one size fits all” approach to eating healthy. For some people, a high-fat diet will encourage better weight management, while for others, it’s carbohydrates or protein that improves their health. Understanding that different bodies require different diets  is the key to knowing how best to eat for YOUR body type!
There are three basic body types :
Knowing these three basic body types, you can actually figure out what the best foods to eat are. You simply need to eat according to your frame—what’s known as the “Body Type Diet”, or eating foods that will work with your body type to promote better health.
How does it work?
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Endomorphs tend to be more insulin-resistant, which means their bodies are more sensitive to carbohydrates. They should work with a much lower carbohydrate ratio—roughly 20% of their daily calories from slow carbs—with the remaining calories can be consumed between protein (important for fat metabolism) and dietary fats. The recommendation is to eat sufficient, but not excessive, protein distributed across 3 main meals and the rest of the diet can be filled with high quality fat, from plan-based sources like avocado, nuts and seeds, etc.
Mesomorphs build muscle easily, so they don’t need quite as much protein to pack on the muscle mass. They’re also not too worried about excess fat or excess carbohydrates, so they can divide their daily calorie intake evenly between carbohydrates, fats, and protein.
Ectomorphs will need more carbohydrates in their diet, as it’s carbohydrates that are easiest for the body to turn into stored fat. Typically, their diet should include up to 45% carbohydrates, along with 35% protein intake to pack on the muscle and 20% fat to provide the important fatty acids their body needs.
Eating like this can help to cater to your body’s specific needs, based on your individual body type. Of course, even these eating suggestions will need to be adapted to your unique body. Try the recommendations above to begin with, but pay close attention to how your body responds and adapt the eating plans accordingly.
As you work toward reaching your ideal “healthy” weight for your body, remember:
Eating a balanced, healthy diet is crucial for weight loss—not drastic weight loss, but healthy weight loss that will be sustainable for the rest of your life. Eat wrong, and you’ll struggle with health issues, weight yo-yoing, cravings, hunger pangs, and more. Eat right, and your body composition and overall health will reflect those “right” choices. You’ll look and feel better than ever!
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