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  • Writer's pictureNatasha Reyes

How to Lose Fat and not Lose muscle.

Everyone has a body type, or somatotype, which refers to the idea that there are three generalized body compositions that people are predetermined to have.

I will break them down for you so you can match your macros breakdown percentage with our body type.


Stockier bone structures with larger midsection and hips.

Carries more fat throughout the body.

Gains fat fast and loses it slow.

Naturally slow metabolism; potentially due to chronic conditions (e.g., thyroid deficiency, diabetes) but too frequently the result of a sedentary lifestyle and chronically-positive daily energy balance.


Medium bone structure with shoulders wider than the hips.

Developed athletic musculature.

Efficient metabolism; mass gain and loss both happen with relative ease.


More narrow shoulders and hips in respect to height.

Relatively smaller muscles in respect to bone length.

Naturally, fast metabolism makes it difficult for many to gain mass.

Potentially indicative of disordered eating (e.g., anorexia, bulimia) when BMI is ≤17


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