Body Types

 

       Ectomorphs         Mesomorphs        Endomorph

There is a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to macros. One thing I hear a lot from my clients is they cut their carbs. The range for what exactly constitutes low-carb varies among different individuals, but in general the target range runs between eating fewer than 50-150 grams of carbs per day. Fifty grams of carbs is equal to about one cup of raisin bran cereal or two slices of bread. It’s not difficult to hit that target in one meal, or even a snack. To replace your carb-noshing habits, you’d have to include higher amounts of good fats and protein in your diet.

Many people think eating a low-carb diet is good for weight loss. It’s not always ideal. Weight loss may come easily at first, but chronically low amounts of carbohydrates could have negative downstream effects in the long run. A woman’s delicately balanced hormone system can be disrupted by low carb availability, which could bring about unwanted side effects like loss of bone density and chronic sleep deprivation. On a low-carb diet, some women may experience stopped or irregular periods because the body perceives chronically low energy levels as starvation and stress. If you want to experiment with low carbohydrates, it’s important to monitor your body’s response closely.

An individual’s body type is more than just physique; it provides crucial information on how your body responds to and processes the macronutrients.

Body types are classified into three categories:

Ectomorphs:

They are lean with smaller bone structures and limbs, have a high metabolism, and can tolerate higher amounts of carbohydrates.

Mesomorphs:

They are of medium sized bone structure and look athletic. Tend to marry both (ectomorph & mesomorph), offering balanced abilities to gain muscle and stay lean relatively easily. Moderate carbohydrate tolerance.

Endomorph:

They are built to be larger and more powerful. They tend to have larger bone structures for strength. Because of their size, they do better on a higher fat and lower carbohydrate intake.