Each and every individual has their own body type that is designed specifically for them. Through your fitness journey you may at times get frustrated with figuring out what type of diet you should be on or what workout program best meets your body’s needs. While there are certain foods you can eat or exercises you can do to help with weight loss be mindful that there are no shortcuts when it comes to being healthier or losing weight. Being healthy and going through a weight loss journey is a lifelong change and commitment. As we learn about the four different body types remember that each and every one of you are made beautifully!
APHRODITE – (Scarlet Johansen) the goddess of love, beauty and sexuality.
Shoulders are same width as hips. Waist is more narrow than shoulders and hips.
If you are this body type you have to be careful with the type of foods you consume. Portioning out meals and exercising are key to maintaining your fitness.
The type exercise for this particular body is both cardio and weightlifting. These exercises not only are what is needed to maintain your level of fitness but to achieve results if you are trying to lose weight. You cannot just focus on weight lifting or cardio with this body type. You need both to prevent from bulking up or plateaus during weight loss.
The foods that you should focus on are bitter fruits and less of the dessert fruits like pineapple, strawberries, and mangoes. You’ll want to consume more vegetables, proteins but less dairy and complex carbs like rice or raw oats. Here’s a list of foods that you should try to work into your daily diet.
Granny Smith Apples
85 % of lean organic beef
Organic ground turkey
If you fall into the Aphrodite body type let me in the comments below. Next week we will be talking about the Hera (Jennifer Lopez) body type.
½ cup of Garbanzo Beans
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Minced Garlic (optional)
2 tbsp Tahini
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend together. If you do not have a food processor then smash the garbanzo beans and mix all ingredients by hand until smooth.
- Cut up your favorite veggies. Kalamata Olives or feta cheese can be added to your hummus. And enjoy!
Do 3 to 5 rounds
2x – 3x rope climbing
30 seconds of skaters
30 seconds of shuffle squats back and forth from cone to cone
1 min high knees
12 barbell squat deadlifts
12 kettlebell clings
20 altogether handstand shoulder taps (find a wall to walk your feet up and do this exercise)
1 min of plank holds
(Separate these exercise at top into three groups and do them 3 to 5 rounds each circuit)