This Is The Type Of Snack You Should Eat Based On Your Body Type

by Talia Koren

I hate to break it to you, but reaching for the nearest snack isn't doing your body any good if you care about your weight.

For people like me, who work in offices full of unhealthy snacks, this is especially difficult.

But there's more to it than just avoiding sugary, salty, processed snacks like Doritos and Chips Ahoy. Apparently, you can opt for a snack that benefits your body most depending on what body type you are.

According to registered dietitian Gabrielle Maston from Sydney, Australia, there are three main body types: endomorphs, ectomorphs and mesomorphs.

See, different types of healthy snacks can affect different body types in various ways. Snacking can be strategic. Yeah, blueberries and yogurt are both healthier snack options than potato chips, but one is probably better for you than the other.

Here's how to tell what snacks you should be eating based on your body type.


Mesomorphs are medium-sized with athletic builds. Think Jennifer Lawrence and Selena Gomez.

Since mesomorphs have low body fat and a solid metabolism, they should be eating snacks high in protein to keep fueling the muscles they have.

Protein shakes are a great option.

Greek yogurt is high in protein too.

Hard boiled eggs can be added to anything or just taken on the go.


You're an ectomorph if your body is long and lean, like Cameron Diaz and Taylor Swift.

Ectomorphs have smaller bone structure and might have a hard time building muscle. If you're slender, you might think you can snack on anything. But you should make your snacks work for you by munching on foods rich in fat, carbs and protein.

For ectomorphs, it's best to have snacks that are more of a meal instead of just a handful of almonds.

Yes, oatmeal can totally be a snack.

Nut butters are rich in healthy fat and protein.

Rice cakes are a solid option for ectomorphs.


Lastly, endomorph bodies are rounder and hang onto fat more. Think Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé.

To stay slim, endomorphs need to watch their carb intake because their metabolisms are slower. And it's best for them to stick to diets high in protein and fat.

You can't go wrong with berries.

Nuts are high in fat and protein, making them an excellent snack.

Knowing and listening to your body is all about making the food you eat work for you. Food is fuel, people. So put the bag of Doritos down, back away slowly and reach for something that will benefit your body.

Citations: Kim should eat nuts, Victoria porridge and Jen hard boiled eggs: Expert reveals the snacks you should eat, according to your body type (Daily Mail)