Tuesday, October 16, 2012
while on pintrest yesterday i saw a pin posted by shape magazine about the 4 new body types, or something along that line. there was a picture of 4 different overweight people. i thought it very interesting, saw myself in one and decided to look further into it. this wasn't an article about the usual body types like when magazines showed you what kind of skirt or style of jeans will fit you best. this was real! this was beyond the apple and pear shape. reading more into it i discovered that i'm more like an adrenal body type. each of these body types has ways they should and shouldn't eat to lose weight. i researched a lot cause most of the info led to buy this book or take these supplements. i'm not that much of a believer, goes too far into a crash diet. i'm also not going to visit a doctor to find out if my adrenal gland is functioning ok. maybe at some point, but this is a self-diagnosis and i'm just looking into it for the possibility.
i found lots of characteristics for this body type that i fit into. but i don't have all of them, so once again just a self diagnosis. i fit the other descriptions in some ways too, but the pics don't fit what my body looks like.
so what i'm going to play around with is the eating. it's basically low fat, low sodium, low fat dairy, fruit, veggies, legumes. fish, desserts, eggs, poultry in moderation. avoid red meat, shell fish, alcohol and some other stuff. not too drastic. what's drastic is the eating times. small breakfast, as in cearal and coffee. then wait 4 hours til a light lunch-salad, fruit, whole grain. wait 6 hours and then a larger dinner of protienm, whole grains, vegies, fruit and dairy. no snacks cause an adrenal body type shouldn't snack. wth. i snack! i get hungry every couple hours. i also eat breakfast at 5:30, so lunch would be at 9:30 and dinner at 3:30. totally not going to work! plus i'm nursing so i have to take in enough calories to keep my milk supply up, so for now i'll just focus a bit on what i should and shouldn't eat.
i was not surprised to see alcohol on the foods to avoid. i've always blamed alcohol for me being the way i am. i didn't realize a hormonal reaction was the cause of it though. plus stress. i'm always stressed.
i'm really glad i found this info and i'm curious to find out if there's any truth to it. anyone every tried a body type diet? did it work or not?