Surely you have heard the phrase: “you are what you eat”. It applies very well when it comes to choosing foods that are best for you and your figure. If you identify what type of body you have you can follow a diet that best suits your needs, so you stay in shape.
William Herbert Sheldon, American psychologist and numismatist, in 1940 classified the body into three types (somatipos): ectomorph , mesomorphand endomorph.
Experts from the University of Houston, United States, explain that since then nutritionists, exercise physiologists and even doctors, rely on this classification to design individualized diet plans.
Diet according to your body type
If you want to achieve a change and improve the structure of your body it is important that you recognize the best food options according to your complexion. So identify what your somatipo is and follow the recommendations of experts at the University of Houston.
Ectomorphs-Type tube or hourglass
If you are an ectomorph it is important that you first consult a doctor to rule out any medical condition. Then you can follow these recommendations.
If you only eat three times a day try to have five meals. The diet consisting of 55% carbohydrates, 25% protein and 20% fat.
It is recommended a high intake of carbohydrates, since the sympathetic nervous system of high activity easily convert fat into energy. Choose foods like nuts, dried fruits, sunflower seeds and starchy vegetables.
Endomorphs-Body type of pear
The ideal is to adjust the diet to no more than 5 different meals a day and small portions. It is advisable to eat slowly and drink too much water, in addition to increasing the consumption of lean proteins and foods rich in fiber to help you feel full longer.
Endomorphs have a slow metabolism, so they need to eat 200 to 500 calories less than recommended, as well as select “good” fats such as olive oil and avocado.
Mesomorphs-Type apple shape
The best diet for a mesomorph is mixed. It consists of a balance between carbohydrates, proteins and fats. This is 40% carbohydrate, 30% proteinand 30% fat.
It is recommended to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables, as well as consume small portions of other foods and eat up to six times a day.
The essential thing is to be clear that these are generalities and that you could have characteristics of two or even the three somatotypes. By following these indications, it is possible to improve, take more care of your body and regain balance.