In most cases, a women’s body shape can be a rectangle, apple, pear, hourglass and inverted triangle. The names are obviously given based on what the woman’s body resembles, and unfortunately, not all diets work for all body types.
And since we all know that diets and the variety of them are always in style, we need to know what the best diet is and what we should and shouldn’t eat based on our body type.
So come right this way, we have the guide right here, brought to us by Tiphero.
Hourglass shapes are debatably the sexiest. The hips are quite wide and are not very far apart from each other, while further up, the waist seems rather thin in comparison. To keep your figure looking good, avoid foods high in saturated fat and opt for healthier snacks, such as sweet potatoes, reduced-fat yogurt and I would suggest skim milk, but make sure that it doesn’t have any content of trans fat, because that’s the absolute worst nutrient group that you can possibly take in.
You should also limit yourself from foods high in the glycemic index.
Similar to the hourglass, the pear shape also has a small waist, accompanied by larger hips and thighs, which basically means that most of your weight is in your hips.
And equally similar to hourglass figures, you should forego foods that have a high saturated fat content, and if you’re looking to lose weight fast, it’s best to go on a mostly plant-based diet.
Luckily, pear-shaped bodies tend to thrive when a 25% healthy fat diet is introduced. To properly implement this, make sure that at least a quarter of your daily food intake features omega-3 acids.
Girls with a rectangle shape are essentially those who have “no hips”. Girls with this body type are extremely lucky because they don’t gain weight easily and when they do, it’s evenly distributed.
To keep this shape constant, consume foods that are high in iodine. Just keep in mind that not all salts out there have a high content of this mineral in them. Kosher salt for example, isn’t anything special.
In addition to the iodine, you should also consume foods that are high in healthy fats, similarly to the other two types.
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Round or “apple”-shaped bodies essentially means that they’re top-heavy, the bust, upper back and waist are larger than the lower body.
Nurture your shape by eating healthy foods such as whole-grain bread, quinoa and steel-cut oatmeal. If you’re a fan of treats and snacks, limit the foods that are high in sodium or added sugar.
5. Inverted triangle
An inverted triangle body shape means a wider shoulder area but tighter in the lower part. To maintain a good weight with this body shape, simple carbohydrates are the way to go. Things like white rice, pasta and bread. Also stay away from foods that are difficult to digest, like salty cheese and processed food… and ramen noodles.
Those who have broad shoulders and a narrow lower body are regarded as “inverted triangles”. This means that a good portion of the weight sits in the upper body, like the waist and arms.
People with this body type do best when they focus on eating leafy greens, black beans, and foods that are high in magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that does an excellent job of regulating blood sugar, a must for those who are trying to jump-start targeted weight loss.
So now that you know what diet suits your body type, will you take the next step in losing a few pounds should you need to? Let us know in the comments below and share more diet tips if you happen to know any.