By Naturopath, Sue-Anne Hickey
Eat right for your body type and transform your health!
What is the one thing that’s had the biggest impact on my health? Eating right for my body type! When I learned to eat right for my body type, my strength and energy increased, my sweet cravings went away and I felt much more balanced. My ailments cleared up, including the eczema I had had on my hands for 20 years, and my complexion began to take on a healthy glow. I went from having up and down energy all day every day, with my energy crashing in the afternoon to having full out energy all day every day. Over the years I keep on gaining strength and stamina.
There are four different body types that have to do with certain glands in the body. Not that anything is wrong with the glands, one of the glands is often working harder than the others and the others are trying to catch up. This creates an imbalance and when rectified, everything changes.
One size fits all never works for dieting. Each person has a different metabolism, diverse cravings, energy levels, and gains weight in different places. If you are kind of slow in the morning, it takes you a while to get going, and you ‘need your morning coffee,’ that could indicate that your metabolism is slowest in the morning. A very small, light breakfast might be perfect for you, lunch would be light and dinner, the main meal of the day as that is when your metabolism is highest and you will most easily burn it off. That goes completely against the old adage; eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. For some body types that would guarantee they gain weight. Each body type has its own plan.
The Adrenal Type
The adrenal type is warm, jovial, and sociable. You help everyone out. You are the life of the party. You have stable energy and are very hard working. An adrenal-type person is big boned, stocky and strong. Your upper body is dominant. When you gain weight, it tends to be more in the upper body, abdomen. You tend toward high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, high cholesterol, and blocked arteries.
The Gonad Type
The gonad type has to do with the ovaries, only women are gonad types. You are known for your warmth, love, and your maternal instinct is very strong . You tend to gain weight on the lower body, the sides of the upper thighs, the bum. You are pear shaped. Typical problems relate to the reproductive organs, breasts, gynecological troubles and the lymphatic system.
The Thyroid Type
You are vivacious, intelligent, and entrepreneurial. The thyroid gland influences the nervous system and if you are unbalanced, your energy is very unstable. You’ll have ups and downs during the day, which have a strong influence on your mood. The Thyroid Type is generally tall, thin, with long arms, legs. Your excess weight tends to accumulate around the middle of the body. Thyroid types are prone to ailments involving the nervous system and the digestive system.
You are the quiet thinking type with superior intellectual capacity who lives in your head. You tend to have a lot of insecurities. Pituitary types have a baby face; you look younger than your age with soft smooth skin. You tend to gain weight all over. You likely battle with diseases involving excess mucous due to eating too much dairy. You are also prone to allergies, colds, sinusitis, and bronchitis.
By eating right for your unique body type, you nourish the glands and your body type with the right kinds of food at the right time. The results are nothing short of spectacular. Appetite is kept in check and weight loss happens easily. There are also psychological changes, an overall sense of well being and balance, and an increase of energy. Cravings are reduced and eliminated, and ailments heal more easily. If you’d like to know how to eat right for your body type, give us a call today…