What’s your body type and how does it affect your ability to lose body fat?

Your ability to shift body fat when you need to will be affected by lots of different variables and in my experience, the one of which has the biggest effect is your body type.

Body types

There are 3 defined body types although it is possible to be a combination of more than one.

  • Ectomorph,
  • Mesomorph
  • Endomorph

When you were born, depending on your parentage & genetics, you were ‘designed’ to be one of these three types.

In this short video I am going to talk a little more about the characteristics of the body types so that you can identify which of the 3 you are.


Have you been able to identify which body type you have?

If you haven’t been able to it might be because you are a combination of two of the types. Maybe your food choices have moved you from your original ‘design’ , you might have been born an ectomorph and now you have become more rounded mesomorph or endomorph.

Do you need to decrease your body fat and lose weight for race season?

Depending on your body type, the best way to lose body fat is by manipulating the split of  carbohydrate, protein and fat in your day to day eating.

If so, start by identifying which of the three body types you are. Once you have decided, apply the make macronutrient percentages mentioned in the video to your daily calorific need.

If you’re not sure which of the 3 body types you are, start by following the macronutrient percentages for the ectomorph and if you fail to lose body fat or even gain it, then move through to mesomorph percentages and if that doesn’t work the endomorph percentages.

I would recommend letting the tech do the heavy work by using an app such as MyFitnessPal to set target macronutrient goals and then track your progress. Whichever macronutrient ratio you choose to use, make sure that you give it a month to see if it works before many any changes.

Good luck and if you have any questions about your body type and dropping your body fat for race season then feel free to share them in the Facebook community Eating to Win

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