It seems that there are no shortage of weight loss regimens these days. Each one claiming to eliminate the "problem areas," on our bodies and magically transform us into the ideal shape.
The fact is, our DNA has encoded a particular shape unique to each of us. No matter how much we food we deprive ourselves of, or how many weights we lift, if we don't maintain the regimen, we will always fall back to our default setting.
Instead of fighting against the way nature made us, let's work with it. Fueling ourselves with healthy foods in quantities that satisfy the needs of each body type just makes sense!
Find your body type below and discover what you really need to survive and thrive!
As someone with a rectangle body shape, you have narrow hips and an undefined waist.
Even if you don’t gain weight easily, you should still focus on maintaining a healthy diet. Eat more of foods that are rich in plant-based proteins and unsaturated fats.
Try adding olive oil, nuts, lean protein and complex carbs such as fruits, veggies and beans to your diet.
This body type tends to carry all or most of its weight in the belly area. Your legs and arms of are generally fairly slender without much extra weight.
If you have this body type, eat smaller meals 5-6 times a day to keep your metabolism up. Focus on foods that are rich in fiber, as well as fruits, vegetables and food with plenty of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps reduce cortisol levels in the body, which causes fat to migrate to your middle.
Start with base of clean proteins (chicken, lean beef, pork, fish) and supplement with healthy fats (eggs, avocado, nuts, seeds, nut butter, coconut oil, olive oil, full-fat cheeses). Don't forget to eat plenty of leafy greens (spinach, kale, romaine).
Have you got a round bottom but a narrow top? You're probably a Pear, check out our recommendations on the next page...