A Rectangle Body?
With the no-curves kind you are, you will always be flaunting the “fit body” image. With similar measurements for your shoulders, waist, and hips – yes!!
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But when you do gain weight, it will usually be in the belly. And this belly fat is one that is problematic for your health making you prone to heart disease and diabetes.
So get rid of it!!!
Having a healthy BMI may be misleading for you!!
With your kind of body shape, you may always feel quite fit, but it may not always be so!!
Due to your inherent nature of your body shape (the ruler-like), there is a chance that you may have a healthy BMI, but still have a high percentage of body fat.
To achieve a balanced body composition i.e. to have a small mass gain and accelerate body-fat loss, eat good quality fats with moderate protein intake.
You are also safe to include four meals per day (of course if you can balance each diet and not hog up in any of them) along with good quality carbohydrates. Dinner can always stay light.
Foods to include:
High-quality proteins meaning chicken, tuna, shellfish, beans, whole wheat
Good quality carbohydrates are complex carbs which include almost all fruits and the non-starchy vegetables.
Include foods that are good omega 3 sources like nuts and sardine as this help burn more of your body fat.
For cooking, use only healthy cooking oils to avoid dangerous toxins that bind your body fat making losing weight much harder.
Also, it is important to ensure that rectangles do get two to three servings of reduced fat dairy per day.
Foods to avoid:
Keep away all the simple carbohydrates at all costs, especially if you have already sported a grown belly.
The simple carbs are the high starches group like white rice, white wheat, flour products, potatoes, tapioca etc.
Similarly, avoid carbonated drinks and foods high in sugar content.