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Your body stores fat differently from other bodies, taking a different shape. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss. It’s time to get to know your body type: Apple, Pear, Inverted Pyramid and Hourglass
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When you start eating for your body type, you’ll be amazed at how quickly your body will adapt to your type’s eating plan. Energy will improve and weight will come off naturally.
This body type tends to carry all or most of its weight through the belly area. The legs and arms of the Apple are generally fairly slender without much extra weight. Even though this body type is at the greatest health risk due to excess visceral fat, the belly fat that’s deep inside the midsection, it’s easy to get rid of.
Common cravings: Starchy or sugary foods, diet sodas, caffeine
Response to a poor diet: Lacks energy and experiences cravings, particularly around midmorning or after lunch.
Hormone to watch out for: Insulin. The key to losing weight for the Apple is getting his or her blood sugar levels under control.
What to eat: Start with a foundation of clean proteins (chicken, lean beef, pork, fish) and supplement with healthy fats (eggs, avocado, nuts, seeds, nut butter, coconut oil, olive oil, full-fat cheeses). Also include plenty of leafy greens (spinach, kale, romaine).
Limit: Starchy carbs to one meal a day and low glycemic index fruits (berries)
Eliminate: Coffee or caffeinated beverages as they can throw off cortisol and insulin. Sugary refined carbohydrates, like sports drinks, store bought energy bars or sweetened yogurts
This body type tends to gain weight through the hips and thighs, often with a small lower abdominal “pooch” (this is subcutaneous fat, not to be confused with visceral fat). This body type appears to have a significantly smaller upper body, with little excess weight through the arms and chest.
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