Last month was all about Macro nutrients. Macros in March, get it? Now that April is Action April, let’s put those counting macros to work! If you have yet to read my blog post on How to count your macro nutrients, click “HERE”. If you still are confused on How to get started on your macros, reach out to me as I can teach and coach you.
Within that previous blog post we have discussed how to count macro nutrients, now let’s talk about different body types. Depending on your body type, will then help consider what percentage your macro nutrients should be set to.
By the end of this post, you’ll be able to identify which body type you are AND what percentage of macros you may want to start to follow to achieve overall fitness goals.
What’s your body type?
Learning what body type, you are can make a huge difference on how you eat, train and live your everyday lifestyle.
Let’s begin with the three basic body types: Ectomorph, Endomorph, and Mesomorph.
Now, let’s focus on the different descriptions of each.
Tends to have a hard time Gaining Weight/Fat
Relatively Lean, long, narrow frames
Difficulty building muscle
Tends to have a Slower Metabolism
Big, high body fat, often pear shaped, “Stocky”
High tendency to store body fat
Tends to be the “best of both worlds”- Easy to Gain, Easy to lose Weight/Fat
“Curvy” well defined muscle, muscular/well built
High metabolism and responsive muscle cells
Body Type & Best Macros
Here are the Macro nutrients you should begin to follow depending on Body Type:
ECTO 55% Carbs 25% Protein 20% Fats
ENDO 25% Carbs 35% Protein 40% Fats
MESO 40% Carbs 30% Protein 30% Fats
I personally follow a MESO mostly because I want an overall Balanced “Diet” It allows me to live life with balance
all through out the day eating different types of foods. A 40/30/30 approach also helps maintain my blood sugar
levels all day long. This allows me to have energy all day long from super early appointments to later appointments in the evening while also satisfying my hunger levels.
Based on your body type, try following macro nutrients according to your body type. This may not work for all, keeping in mind there are other things you may need to take in consideration, gender, genetics, and possibly other contraindications. But I provide you this information to give it a try!
SO—Ask yourself what body type are YOU? How can YOU start making small changes to eat according to your body type?