First of all, you should know that different body types store fat in different locations. Well yes, and this means that by identifying the type of body you have, you’ll understand better how you can lose weight and learn a lot about yourself (personality traits, nutrition). Women can usually categorize their body type with one of the four major body shapes women have. The endocrine glands such as the adrenal, the thyroid, the pituitary, and the ovaries are found to affect to a large degree the shape a women’s body assumes. These are the glands that influence the main areas where women store fat in their bodies, and why women develop different body shapes.
- The Apple Shape (The adrenal gland)
These women have shapely legs and buttocks, but they tend to store a lot of fat around their bust, upper arms, and shoulders. These women will tend to have larger busts, broader shoulders, a wide waist, but will have narrow hips in relation to their shoulder size. As we said, these women tend to store fat in the areas of their bust, arms and shoulders, and when they try to lose weight, these are the problem areas, the parts of their body they will find difficult to shape up.
Personality traits: these women have strong leadership skills. They’re also very independent, responsible and are very fast in decision-making.
- Increase the amount of food rich in cellulose
- Eat fresh fruit for breakfast
- Reduce the amount of animal fat in your diet
- Eat lean meat
- You should consume more soy, fish and nuts.
- Drink more liquids (water and herbal teas).
- The Rectangle Shape (The pituitary gland)
Unfortunately, women with this body shape usually accumulate fat all over their body. And, they look wide, rather than chubby. These women store fat all over their bodies So, the experts say that cardiovascular and aerobic activities work the best for their weight loss programs. They don’t need to focus on any particular area when exercising. However, strength training will help to tone and shape them in addition to raising their level of metabolism.
Personality traits: these women are introverted. They’re prone to art and science. They may seem unsociable and closed, because they’re “enough” for themselves.
- You should add healthy fats, like avocados, into your healthy diet.
- Fish, nuts, other forms of lean protein, fruits, and vegetables are also very important.
- The Pear Shape (Ovaries)
These women are easy to spot. WHY? Well, that’s easy to answer – because they have wider hips and buttocks with slimmer shoulders and bust. They tend to have slim arms with little fat accumulation in their upper body. Fat will accumulate most readily around their thighs, hips, and buttocks. Usually these women find it difficult to lose the fat that gets stored around the hip and thigh area. It is important when losing weight, for these women to focus on exercises that involve lots of lower body movement.
Personality traits: these women are caring, compassionate and sensitive. They’re easy to fit with new people, because they feel their thoughts and emotions.
- Don’t consume foods rich in starch (potatoes, beans, etc.)
- You should avoid any type of fat
- You should eat fresh fruit
- Tomato and tomato juice is good for you.
- The Hourglass Shape (The thyroid gland)
We can easily say that this body shape is the one most women desire. It’s probably because the Hourglass shape is this body shape that is the most curvaceous. This body shape is “recognizable” by large shoulders and bust, narrow waist, wide hips, buttocks and thighs but in proportion to their shoulders. Women who have the hourglass shaped body type will more easily store fat around their thighs, buttocks, and hips as well as their arms, back, and sometimes their waist. You should know that aerobic exercises and activities are important for women with this body shape, but so also is strength training to tone the muscles and increase the strength in their legs and arms.
Personality traits: these women are cheerful, active and sociable. They’re also very communicative. And, as a result of that, they’re easy to fit in any society.
- You should eliminate sweets, nuts and avocados from your diet
- You should eat foods rich in protein (lean meat, eggs, low fat milk and vegetables)