Macronutrients Based on Your Body Type

When it comes to nutrition, we categorize people in 3 different body types. Ectomorph, Mesomorph and Endomorph. Ectomorphs are naturally thin with skinny limbs, Mesomorphs are naturally muscular and athletic and Endomorphs are naturally board and thick. We all know people in our lives who fit into these descriptions. I’m an ectomorph which means my nutritional needs are different than my buddy Eric who is a mesomorph. If you looked at the two of us, it would be obvious that he needs to eat more than I do because he weighs more me. However, volume is not the only differential. The amount of each macronutrient (protein, carbohydrates and fats) varies between the different types too. One thing to keep in mind before I break down the percentages is these are the recommended starting places. They are not set in stone. You should adjust anything nutrition program based on your body’s feedback and your results. This is why one-size fits all diets don’t work. There is no room to adjust based what you are seeing and feeling. Instead we use outcome-based decision meaning, let the results tell us how to adjust...

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Hiking through Altitude Sickness in The Enchantments

The Enchantments are one most well known, beautiful and difficult hikes in Washington. If you don’t get a permit and you want to experience The Enchantments then doing the through hike is your best option. It’s 18 miles with 4500 feet of elevation gain and your high point is 7800 feet with one especially hard part, Aasgard Pass, where you gain 1900 feet in less than a mile. When I decided to do the hike I felt great about being physically ready for it, but I had no idea that altitude would effect as much as it did, making the hike much more dangerous than I could have ever imagined...

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