Know your body type
The body's dominate glands are a main factor
in the determination of body shape, how and where weight
is gained, and what types of food are craved. The four
main body types are adrenal (Type A), gonadal (Type G),
pituitary (Type P) and thyroid (Type T).
Adrenal (Type A) individuals have stocky builds,
tend to be muscular in their arms and legs, and carry
excess weight around their torsos. Adrenal type individuals
should limit their intake of proteins and heavy carbohydrates,
such as meat and potatoes, because these foods typically
promote weight gain with Type A body shapes.
Gonadal (Type G) individuals have pear-shaped
bodies. They tend to carry excess weight in their legs
and rear, and are more narrow around the chest and shoulders.
Gonadal type individuals should avoid spicy foods and foods
that are high in fat, because these foods typically
promote weight gain with Type G body shapes.
Pituitary (Type P) individuals typically have a
smaller, younger body shape, and their weight is generally
distributed evenly throughout the body. Pituitary type
individuals need to limit their intake of dairy products,
because these foods typically promote weight gain with
Type P body shapes.
Thyroid (Type T) individuals generally have an
over-active metabolism. They are usually tall with long
limbs and retain weight around the waist. Thyroid type
individuals should avoid excess sugar, refined carbohydrates
and caffeinated beverages, because these foods typically
promote weight gain with Type T body shapes.
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