If you search for weight loss advice, most of the results you will come across will include advice on exercise and diet. While the areas of fitness and nutrition are important when trying to lose weight, they are not the primary factors. If you are having trouble losing weight, or the weight is not coming off as fast as you would like, the first area you should pay attention to is your body type.
Effective weight loss comes down to metabolism and hormones and how these relate to each other. Your hormones control your metabolism, which in turn controls how fast you can shed excess fat. There are four body types associated with hormones. Your body type ultimately shows you what you need to work on in order to lose weight effectively.
The following article describes the four body types and what they mean for you. Understanding these body types will help guide you down the path to proper weight loss.
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There are four body types or shapes, and each is associated with a particular hormone-producing organ.
Someone with a sagging belly has an adrenal type of body. The adrenal gland sits on top of the kidneys, and its purpose is to help you cope and deal with stress.
The adrenal gland produces the hormone cortisol. When there’s too much cortisol, the body tells the fat to go in and around your belly. That’s because you have vital organs in your belly — liver, kidney, pancreas — and your body under stress uses fat as the main fuel source to keep these organs alive.
Adrenal types suffer from an entire syndrome of related health issues, as do all of the four types.
Someone who has a pot belly has a liver type of body. The liver leaks fluid into a sack around the belly, causing the belly to protrude.
Someone who has saddle bags — weight on their hips, thighs and a stomach pouch — is an ovary body type. Ovaries can make estrogen, and estrogen creates a lining of fat as cellulite and deposits it around the pelvis. This type has problems associated with the menstrual cycle. In menopause, the ovary type can turn into the adrenal type.
Someone with fat distributed equally all over their body is a thyroid type. The thyroid gland controls every cell in the body and regulates metabolic rate.