Everyone has their own body type.  All body types are beautiful, but they all come with their own stubborn weight loss problems that can be difficult to overcome.

Weight loss problems are based on our body type, but fixing these issues can be simple if you know what to eat and how to exercise for your body type.

Here are some facts about each body type and exercises to help you lose weight!

Apple Body Type

People with an apple body type hold more weight in the middle of their torso. Chest and waist measurements will be similar, but the hips will be a bit smaller. Some celebrities with this body type are Oprah and Jennifer Hudson.

What to Eat!

People with an apple body type are more prone to heart-related health issues, so it’s extremely important to eat with the cardiovascular system in mind.

For example, half of your plate should be full of fresh vegetables or fruit. It is better to go with organic whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, and oatmeal. Proteins should be low in fat like fish, low-fat organic cheese, beans, peas, or nuts.

How to Exercise!

A workout plan with both cardiovascular and strength training exercise is very important to help you reduce fat. Brisk walking or jogging are important along with yoga and weight training.

Take a look at this video with exercises for this body type!

Pear Body Type

Pear body types has majority of their weight in the lower portion of the body. Weight loss is extremely difficult because most exercises are meant to burn fat around the middle, which protects the heart.

What to Eat!

People with this body type should watch their fat intake. If they eat protein, it should be very lean. This is because it is easy for this body type to store fat, but it is more difficult to store protein or carbohydrates.

It is important to have a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and complex carbohydrates like whole grains, lentils, and beans. The best type of protein is the one low in fat like chicken or fish.

How to Exercise!

The best type of exercises are cardio workouts that focus on the lower half of the body, like running or biking, for example, but it is also important to strength train the upper half of your body.

Take a look at this pear-shaped workout video below!

Rectangle or Straight Body Type

Straight or rectangular body types are more slender. They also have similar measurements for the chest, waist, and hips. This can be very frustrating for some people.

What to Eat!

Straight body types will gain weight around the midsection. They may look like they have a little pudge, and this is terrible for the heart.

The best diet is the one rich in healthy fats, like avocados. Fish, nuts, other forms of lean protein, fruits, and vegetables are also important. Basically, try to eat a balanced diet of healthy, organic food to stay fit.

How to Exercise!

Exercise for straight body types should be about building muscle in an effort to keep extra weight off the middle and create definition of the human form. Weight training is very important.

Take a look at the video!

Hourglass Body Type

This is the most desired body type of all, but usually women with this body type suffer some weight gain problems. Weight tends to be evenly spread out so they still keep their figure, but hourglass body types are more likely to gain weight around the face, arms, knees, and ankles.

What to Eat!

An overall healthy diet is the most important thing for keeping a shapely and healthy body. The best thing is to eat mostly fresh fruits and vegetables. Every body type needs more fruits and vegetables in their diet. Whole grains like quinoa are also very important. Try to consume only lean protein.

Avoid high-fat meats, processed foods, sugars, and caffeine.

How to Exercise!

For this body type, it is important to have a full body workout. Fat will be spread out, so you need to work out on all the areas.

Take a look at this video!

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