Sunday, August 11, 2013
Newtink made a comment in her "Lets Get Fruity" blog that made me turn to Google. I have an avocado shape, but I never googled it to really see what it meant. All Spark said was 'The less common "avocado" shape is somewhere between an apple and a pear, with health risks higher than a pear-shaped person, but somewhat lower than a true apple-shaped person."' However, I found this on Wellbeing.com:
Avocado Body Shape
If you have an avocado body shape your physique is somewhere between an apple and a pear shape.
It is believed that avocado body shapes are affected by an inefficient thyroid. This is the gland that affects metabolism and helps to explain why avocado body shapes may tend to gain weight easily all over but then find it very hard to lose. However, as weight gain is evenly distributed all over the body, avocado body shapes the problematic visceral fat that apple shapes suffer. Therefore, if you can sustain a healthy weight, your body shape will not elevate your risk of heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer or diabetes.
Avocado body shapes may find they have an easily triggered stress response and emotional states which may contribute to weight gain, interfere with sleep, lower mood or cause muscle tension in the body.
They may also have a lower level of general energy so it is vital that you motivate yourself to exercise and be active as this will also improve your lymphatic drainage and counter insufficiency in thyroid hormones.
And yes, about 5 years ago, my thyroid quit. Hmmmmmmm