The size of your forearm circumference determines your body shape and the right diet for you
To determine the appropriate diet, you must first know the shape of the body. According to the American psychologist William Sheldon, there are 3 types of bodies: "ectomorphs", "endomorphs" and
"mesomorphs". Each has a type of exercise and diet that helps you lose weight. But the easiest way to determine the shape of the body is to measure the circumference of the forearm.
Measure the circumference of the forearm to determine the shape of the body
If you want to know your body shape and the appropriate diet for you to lose your extra weight, measure the circumference of your forearm and note the result:
15 to 17.5 cm: You are an ectomorph. In this case, the upper part of your body will be long and thin and in the shape of a regular rectangle. But the bottom is full.
In this case, you need to take these steps to get the perfect body: Do exercises that can develop the muscles in the upper part of your body and burn the fat in the lower part.
Also, eat 8 grams of carbohydrates daily, 4.3 grams of protein and one gram of fat per kilogram of your weight.
Adopt the system of 6 small meals. Make sure that your diet includes rice, oats, pasta, meat and fish. But it is necessary that it contain a low percentage of fat. And completely stay away from foods rich in fat.
17.5 to 20 cm: You are a mesomorph. This means that your upper body has more muscle mass and less fat. It also shows that it takes the form of an inverted triangle with a flat top.
And if you want to change the shape of your body to be perfect, you have to burn the fat accumulated in it. In addition to exercising, we recommend that you eat 6 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of
protein, and 1.2 grams of fat per kilogram of your weight. It is best to exclude sugars and sweet foods and add moderate amounts of meat, fish and other foods that contain protein to your diet.
Over 20 cm: You are an endomorph. So your upper body is square. And you suffer from weight gain caused by a genetic factor. Fat accumulates, especially in the area of your shoulders, chest and abdomen.
In order to lose your extra weight, it is necessary to speed up your metabolism by exercising while carrying weights.
It is also important to include in your daily diet 2.5 g of carbohydrates, 3.5 g of protein and 1.3 g of fat for every kilogram of your body mass.
Try to eat small meals 4 to 5 times a day. But be sure to count the number of calories you consume.
The foods that you can eat are low-fat fish, skinless chicken, egg whites, in addition to fruits and a few carbohydrates, especially in the morning.