body shape and how it affects weight loss
areas where you store your body fat shows the balance of hormones
and activity within your major endocrinal glands. What this means
is that eating certain foods dependent on your body shape will make
it more likely to cause weight gain or prevent fat losses
people store their body fat in different areas. It may be that you
store your fat on your stomach only, or maybe just below your waist
or perhaps all over your body including your hands and face. Take
a look at your body, then have a look at the next few people you
see and notice the different ways they store their fat.
general there are four major fat storage patterns in women and three
in men. This is caused by the dominance of the endocrinal glands
within the body; Thyroid, adrenal, pituitary or ovaries (women only).
Each person has one gland that is more dominant than the others.
This gland influences the main areas where you store fat
broad patterns of fat storage are unique, see if you can spot someone
who holds their fat mostly on the stomach and hips only, others
who store it all over their body, some just below the waist only
and finally people who store it on their back, chest stomach and
hips. These patterns relate to the dominance of the thyroid, pituitary,
ovaries and adrenals respectively.
has also found that certain foods stimulate these glands, for example
caffeine, fruit, chocolate amongst others stimulates the thyroid
gland. Over time you learn that the foods that stimulate your dominant
gland will produce a temporary uplift in energy. The result is you
learn to crave these foods when you are low on energy to give you
a pick up
Over time relying on your dominating gland can wear it out resulting
in a drop in metabolic rate and subsequent fat accumulation. The
idea is to minimize these foods and replace them with a non dominant
gland stimulating substitute. This will allow the gland a rest and
allow it to recharge over time and thus let the body lose fat.
cause of your cravings
need for you to rely on the foods that stimulate your dominant gland
arises because you are giving inadequate nutrients in the right
amount for your body. The result is inefficient energy production
and the desire to fall back on your favorite foods that will give
you an uplift
explains why when many people cut out cakes, sugars, starches and
caffeine (Thyroid type foods, a common dominance in white western
people) they never stick to it. As many people replace these foods
with other food sources that are not appropriate for their metabolic
result is the body sends out signals for more energy, this gives
the food craving for……….you guessed it!..... the
cakes, sugars, starches or caffeine they cut out. This opens up
a game of will power which will inevitably be won by the food.
your type before cutting out these foods.
simple solution to avoid the above cycle is to discover your metabolic
type first, then fine tune the meal ratios before minimizing
these glandular foods. The process of eating in accordance with
your metabolic type will serve to completely reduce the food cravings.
food cravings with an emotional basis can of course be treated and
removed with Emotional
freedom technique. In combination, this will relieve the biochemical
and behavioral needs for certain foods and thus produce the desired
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