There is a growing trend that you should eat according to your physique. This dieting plan is really about nutrient timing with regard to your bodytype, known as somatotype in the parlance of the fitness industry. For instance, an ectomorphic person with a lean build (read: naturally thin with skinny limbs) should eat mostly simple, refined carbs during and after exercise. A mesomorphic person having a muscular build (read: naturally muscular and athletic) may eat simple, refined carbs during and after exercise. A endomorphic person with a big-boned build (read: naturally broad and thick) should eat simple, refined carbs only during exercise.
There may be some benefit to eating by bodytype since hormone levels, metabolic rate, sympathetic nervous system, and carbohydrate tolerance are factors in determining the optimization of one's physique. The latter factor (carb tolerance) is what's emphasized in the bodytype diet. The timing of carb ingestion (esp. simple carbs) can affect the appearance of your physique. Since ectomorphs have a high tolerance for carbs, they should eat more simple carbs during and immediately after their workouts in order to gain muscle mass and strength. Mesomorphs have a moderate tolerance for carbs and therefore should eat some simple carbs during and after their workouts in order to continue building muscle mass while maintaining a low bodyfat. Endomorphs have a low tolerance for carbs and therefore should eat simple carbs only during their workouts in order to lose bodyfat.
Brian Danley, CFT
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.