Learn how to lose weight for your body shape quickly and easily. These tips will melt the pounds and get you tip top fast!
Not long ago we came across a really helpful Dr. Oz episode that focused on losing weight for your body shape.
If you find it hard to lose weight, understanding your body shape is key to your weight loss success. It can speed up your metabolism and your results and you will find that you can trim up easier.
There are two major body types–bigger on the top or bigger on the bottom. Fat distribution actually shifts as we age, and as your shape changes, you need to eat differently. Dr. Oz breaks it down further into Apple, Pear, Hourglass, and Box.
According to The Daily Mail Site -: The seven most common body shapes are neat hourglass (19.3 percent), apple (16.7 per cent), pear (16.6 per cent), rectangle (10 per cent), lean column (8.9 per cent) and inverted triangle (8 per cent)
The comprehensive survey of 18,000 women reveals that most identify themselves as a full hourglass, more than any other shape.
What Body Shape Are You?
Where you ‘wear’ your weight will help you work out how to eat for your body shape which in turn will fire up your metabolism and according to Dr. Oz, turn your body into a fat burning furnace! Firstly let’s look at the identifying factors so you have a better understanding of your shape.
What it means if you’re bigger on top:
- Your fat migrates to your belly and above.
- You’re an android.
What it means if you’re bigger on the bottom:
- Your fat settles downward to your butt and legs.
- You’re a gynoid.
What to Eat if You’re an Android Body Type
- At least one serving of vitamin C at every meal.
- Eat cold-resistant carbs at every meal.
- Cook with coconut oil.
How It Works -:
Vitamin C helps reduce levels of cortisol, which causes fat to migrate up to your middle. One study has shown that vitamin-C deficiency was associated with 131% increased chance of belly fat.
Contrary to popular belief, oranges are not the highest source of vitamin C. The best sources of vitamin C can be found in one-cup servings of the following foods: papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries or kale. Eating these foods raw will help you get the highest amount of nutrients, but it’s fine to have them frozen and cooked, too. What’s most important is that you’re getting this nutrient.
When food is cooled, resistant carbs can form, which can help break down belly fat. When the temperature is altered, the food is changed and digests differently. Cold-resistant carbs are resistant to digestion in your small intestine, meaning they don’t get absorbed and can increase your body’s fat-burning ability by 20%.
Work cold-resistant carbs into every meal by having a one-third-cup serving of any of the following foods: potatoes, white beans, barley, long-grain rice and lentils.
Cooking with coconut oil can help you lose weight. In one study, women who ate two tablespoons of coconut oil a day charged their metabolism and shrunk their waistlines. Be sure to read our hugely popular post —Amazing Coconut Oil Uses
Understanding the Apple Body Type
Are you the Apple Shape? You have the appearance of being round and slightly wide around the waistline due to being overweight. This could also be as a result of child birth.
Your waistline lacks or has no waist definition. Your bust, waist and hips are very close in measurements. You have a large bust for your frame and carry most weight around your mid section. You may have slim legs, hips and bottom.
Understanding The Pear Body Type -:
If you have a Pear Shape you are likely to have a more triangular body. You have a well-defined waist, narrow or sloping shoulders. Your bust and shoulders are proportionally narrower than your hip-line. Your thighs and butt might be full and rounded.
You carry most of your weight on your hips, thighs, and bottom. Usually, this body type has a slender neck and shoulders and a flat tummy. Be sure to Pin the helpful graphic below.
Comparing the Apple and Pear Body Shape
The Infographic above shows the clear distinctions between the Apple body type on the left and the Pear Shape on the right. Most women will be able to immediately identify with one or the other before narrowing your shape further.
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