Don't think of eating right for your body type as a diet. Instead, think of it as a way to eat clean, healthy foods that turn your body's metabolism on, burning fat and fueling energy. The 10LB Club works with four primary body types: Apples, Pears, Athletes and Babyfaces.
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- The Apple
This apple gains weight through the midsection and usually has thinner legs and arms. Foods the apple should avoid include refined carbs, particularly sweets and caffeine. This type should eat a diet rich in protein and healthy fats – even higher fat foods, such as full fat yogurt. The apple does well eating three squares a day.
- The Pear
This body type tends to put weight on through the hips and thighs, creating a “pear” shape. Foods the pear should avoid include spicy foods and high fat dairy. The pear does better eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats. The pear should eat opposite of the babyface, in pyramid fashion, eating a small breakfast, moderate lunch and larger dinner.
- The Athlete
This person typically carries a lot of their weight though their upper body, is on the shorter side and has no problem gaining muscle (even if they’re not an athlete). When excess weight comes on, it’s stored in the upper arms, back and chest. Foods the athlete should avoid include saltier, savory foods. This body type should make dinner the meal of the day, eating a light breakfast and lunch.
- The Babyface
This person puts weight on in their face, as you might have guessed, but also throughout their body. It’s usually evenly distributed. Foods the babyface should avoid include dairy, particularly high fat dairy. This body type should eat like a reverse pyramid, eating a bigger breakfast, moderate lunch and smaller dinner.
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