How Body Type Can Affect Weight Loss

Everyone is born with a specific body type, and it is necessary to take the natural differences between each into consideration when creating their own weight loss plan. Learn about the different body types below to best decide how to start your weight loss journey. And remember, the experts at Natural Bio Health are ready to help create a personalized program tailored specifically to your body, lifestyle, and specific health needs.

Body Types

An American psychologist named William Sheldon divided humans’ natural body types into different categories:

  • Mesomorph body types tend to be of average weight and can develop muscle more easily. They usually have an even weight distribution throughout their bodies and have muscular arms and legs.
  • Ectomorph body types have smaller frames and tend to have more trouble gaining both weight and muscle regardless of their diet.
  • Endomorph body types tend to have more fat and less muscle and are more likely than the other body types to more readily put on weight.

body type infographic

There are also combination body types such as ecto-endomorphs, who appear pear-shaped, and endo-ectomorphs, who appear apple-shaped.

All the science jargon aside, the main takeaway is that there are a number of different body types, each one occurring naturally, and being one or the other doesn’t necessarily mean you are overweight. But knowing your body type can give you better insight on what foods you should incorporate into your diet.

Diets based on body types

Your body type will always be constant, regardless of your diet or how active you are. However, you can take steps toward improving your diet in order to maintain a healthy weight for your own body type.

Mesomorphs do well by eating equal parts protein, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. Try lean white meats, whole fruits and vegetables instead of processed ones, and quinoa or brown rice in your next dinner.

Ectomorphs have a higher metabolism than the other body types, so they should load their diets with calories and carbs. Try to eat every couple of hours and choose foods like sweet potatoes, avocadoes, beets, carrots, and nut butters.

Endomorphs have a slower metabolism, meaning calories that aren’t burned throughout the day get turned into fat. The ideal diet for this body type consists of more proteins and fewer carbs. Try to stay away from simple carbohydrates such as white bread and pasta but load up on walnuts and macadamia nuts, egg yolks, fatty fish, and cheese.

Genetic testing

Your genes determine your body type, along with a slew of other characteristics, both good and bad. Natural Bio Health provides genetic nutrigenomic testing with the help of an Austin-based laboratory, which analyzes the variations in your DNA to tell you whether you may be at risk of developing certain diseases and illnesses later in life.

The genetic test is a simple cheek swab that can be done either in the office by a professional or by yourself in your own home. The results of the test can show whether you are predisposed or may be suffering from an array of maladies including heart disease, depression, low testosterone, ADHD, diabetes, and fibromyalgia. Your results could offer a new perspective on the best weight loss method for you to pursue based on your family’s genetic makeup.

Custom weight loss programs

If you need advice about the best way to lose weight for your body type, the team at Natural Bio Health can create a personalized medical weight loss program tailored to you. Depending on your needs, we may suggest one of the following:

  • 26 Day Program
  • 43 Day Program
  • Appetite Suppressant Programs
  • Weight Loss Counseling
  • Low-Calorie Diets
  • B12 Injections
  • Vitamins / Supplements

At Natural Bio Health, we know that diet or exercise alone isn’t enough to lose weight and keep it off. During your first visit with us, we will analyze your BMI, weight, medical history, and blood results to determine the best plan for you. Your customized weight loss plan will include prescribed all-natural medications and supplements, a custom meal plan, and diet and exercise recommendations.

The Natural Bio Health team focuses on helping people like you change their lives for the better. We offer a wide variety of effective, long-term health solutions that could help you lose weight and keep it off. If you are interested in learning more, contact us at (512) 266-6713, or reach out to us online today.

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