Learn how to lose weight for your body shape quickly and easily. These tips will melt the pounds and get you in your best shape fast.
Not long ago we came across a really helpful Dr. Oz episode that focused on how to lose lose weight for your body shape.
If you find it hard to lose weight, understanding your body shape is key to your weight loss success. It can speed up your metabolism and results and trimming up is easier than ever.
There are two major body types. You are either bigger on the top or bigger on the bottom.
Fat distribution actually shifts as we age, and as your shape changes, it is widely acknowledged that you need to eat differently.
Dr. Oz breaks body shapes down further into Apple, Pear, Hourglass, and Box. Whilst these are the most common, there are additional body types.
Body Shape Infographic
According to The Daily Mail Site -:
“The seven most common body shapes are neat hourglass (19.3 percent), apple (16.7 percent), pear (16.6 percent), rectangle (10 percent), lean column (8.9 percent) and inverted triangle (8 percent)”
The comprehensive survey of 18,000 women reveals that most identify themselves as a full hourglass, more than any other shape.
What Body Shape Are You?
Where you ‘wear’ your weight will help you work out how to eat for your body shape which in turn will fire up your metabolism and according to Dr. Oz, turn your body into a fat-burning furnace!
Firstly let’s look at the identifying factors so you have a better understanding of your shape.
What it means if you’re bigger on top:
- Your fat migrates to your belly and above.
- You’re an android.
What it means if you’re bigger on the bottom:
- Your fat settles downward to your butt and legs.
- You’re a gynoid.
What to Eat if You’re an Android Body Type
- At least one serving of vitamin C at every meal.
- Eat cold-resistant carbs at every meal.
- Cook with coconut oil.
How It Works -:
Vitamin C helps reduce levels of cortisol, which causes fat to migrate up to your middle. One study has shown that vitamin-C deficiency was associated with 131% increased chance of belly fat.
Contrary to popular belief, oranges are not the highest source of vitamin C. The best sources of vitamin C can be found in the following foods and the best part, you only need a single serving:
Best Vitamin C Foods
Papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, or kale are great choices. Eating these foods raw will help you get the highest amount of nutrients. Of course, you can have them frozen or cooked but raw will achieve the best results. What’s most important is that you’re getting the nutrients.
When food is cooled, resistant carbs can form, which can help break down belly fat. When the temperature is altered, the food is changed and digests differently.
Cold-resistant carbs are resistant to digestion in your small intestine, meaning they don’t get absorbed. This can increase your body’s fat-burning ability by 20%.
Try and work cold-resistant carbs into your meals by having a one-third-cup serving of any of the following foods:
Potatoes, white beans, barley, long-grain rice, and lentils are excellent choices.
Understanding the Apple Body Type
Are you the Apple Shape? Some of the characteristics are being round and slightly wide around the waistline. This is due to being overweight.
This could also be as a result of childbirth. Your waistline lacks or has no waist definition. Your bust, waist and hips are very close in measurements.
You have a large bust for your frame and carry most weight around your midsection. You may have slim legs, hips, and bottom.
Understanding The Pear Body Type -:
If you have a Pear Shape you are likely to have a more triangular body. You have a well-defined waist, narrow or sloping shoulders.
Your bust and shoulders are proportionally narrower than your hip-line. Your thighs and butt might be full and rounded.
You carry most of your weight on your hips, thighs, and bottom. Usually, this body type has a slender neck and shoulders and a flat tummy.
Comparing the Apple and Pear Body Shape
Most women will be able to immediately identify with either the apple or pear shape. It is then that you can narrow your shape further.
Over on the Trinny and Susannah site, they break body shapes down even one step further. This is helpful particularly when you are trying to work out how to dress for your body shape.
They have added in additional shapes including Brick, Column, Vase, Cello, Skittle, Bell, Goblet, Lollipop, and Cornet. This is in addition to the traditional Apple, Pear, and Hourglass.
Dr. Oz says that antioxidants in green tea help encourage your body to get rid of fat cells. By adding lemon juice, it supercharges belly melting.
Dr. Oz Green Tea Lemonade Recipe
In order to make green tea lemonade, you must first make green tea and let it steep for 20 minutes to get the full benefit.
Here’s what you will need.
- 2 C green tea
- 1/2 lemon squeezed
- drink hot or cold
Another great tip is to drink 2 glasses of water (500ml ea) before every meal. This can result in a substantial loss of 10 pounds over the next 90 days. Little changes can have big impacts and don’t forget to keep an eye on your portion sizes.
How To Rev Your Metabolism
Did you know that you can rev up your metabolism by eating the right foods? Skinny Mom has created this infographic that will help you work out what’s right for you.
One of the best suggestions is not to engage in restrictive diets or eating plans. Sleep is also a huge advantage as it is the time that the body repairs and burns calories.