January 23, 2017

Eating For Your Body Type

Understand your cravings for certain foods and lose weight, simply by being yourself.

The Body Type Diet is an approach to weight loss that takes into an account the individual’s metabolism, body shape and physical characteristics. This approach takes an individuals shape and metabolic rate to determine which gland is strongest in controlling your metabolism.

If you are a big diet book reader, like the rest of us, you may have heard of Body Type Dieting. The body types have been listed by a few different names like apple, pear, spoon, ectomorph, endomorph, mesomorph and so on. But, they are all basically talking about the same thing: eating the correct foods, avoiding cravings and utilizing the correct exercises to help you, as a unique individual, to lose weight.

Body types can never be changed, even through training. But, no matter what body type you possess, you can still lose weight relatively easily by implementing the correct diet and exercise program.

There are four specific types of bodies for women and three specific types of bodies for men.

You might wonder why is there no male Gonadal Type. The gonads, also called the sex glands, are different in women (ovaries) and men (testes). For a woman, the Gonadal Type is dominated by her ovaries and can shape her body type with her hormones.

However, the testosterone from the gonad sex glands in men already play a significant role in their body composition naturally, which is why men have stronger muscles, heavier bones, facial hair and so on. Because of this masculine nature in men, all men are classified as Gonadal, and male weight gain and cravings are related to a secondary gland.


The four different body types provide insight into where an individual tends to accumulate fat, his or her personal energy levels, food cravings and even behaviors.

Below is a breakdown of the specific traits that are linked to a specific gland. You should be able to determine your body type below. Many people will fall into a few areas, but only one dominates each person. This is the gland you will focus on for your diet and exercise plans.Eliminating food cravings is one of the most important things you will do to help you lose weight. These cravings feed the gland that controls your weight and will over stimulate the gland, leading to higher stress levels, lower energy and faster weight gain. To successfully lose weight, you must know your Body Type! Look for the traits that match you best.

Dominant Gland Shape Celebrity Craving Energy
Problem Areas
Thyroid High waist, long limbs. Tend to gain weight all over. This is the most common body type.

Mel Gibson, Rene Russo

Starch, carbs, caffeine, sweets.

High energy followed by crash.

Waist, upper hips, and thighs.

Adrenal Broad shoulders, well-developed muscular structure, strong torso, extra fat in stomach or back.

Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey

Salt, fat, alcohol.

Steady energy level, low energy at night.

Upper back, breasts, stomach.

Gonadal Pear shape, round bottom, slim top. Jennifer Lopez

Spicy, creamy or rich foods.

Strong, even energy level throughout day.

Mostly on the rear, to a lesser extent the hips and outer thighs.


Small, childlike, with a “baby fat” or “soft” appearance.

Bill Clinton, Rachel Ray

Dairy and sweets.

High energy in morning, low energy in evening.

Evenly spread throughout the body.




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