What Are the Four Body Types?

Take a look around and you'll notice something interesting about people's bodies - most of them fall into 4 shapes. Many people think that the shape of the body is purely genetic and there is nothing that can be done about it. The truth is that hormonal imbalances will cause excessive distortion of accumulated fat in different locations around the body. An imbalance on the inside can show up on the outside.
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Keys to Understanding the Affects Hormones Have on Your Body Shape

Hormones

The hormonal system as a whole is called the endocrine system. If you look up the word endocrine, you will find it comes from endo-, a combining form that means “within” or “inner,” and the Greek word krinein, which means “to separate.” Webster’s New World Dictionary then says, “see CRISIS.” When you go to the word crisis, you find it comes form the same derivation, “to separate, discern.” This is interesting because the endocrine system IS the system that discerns or determines threats to normal survival, keeping the body out of crisis via hormones.
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The 7 Principles of Burning Fat

7 principles of fat burning

How do we classify or know which foods are really substances that are essential to life? What substances can we not live without? What is the body made out of, which if missing will create illness? If you are struggling with weight there is a good chance you have a stubborn metabolism. With all the many weight loss diets out there now it's important to understand what’s behind a stubborn and resistant metabolism before you jump into a solution that will cause you to effectively burn fat and lose weight.
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The 10 Ways to Trigger Body Fat Destruction Fat Burning triggers and blockers

There are two basic types of problems with weight that need to be addressed: The first problem is fat, which is a problem of a failing endocrine system (glands and hormones). The second one, fluid retention, is a problem of sodium and potassium imbalance, which could also be failing endocrine glands - adrenals.
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The Guide on Detoxing Your Body

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The liver is the main organ that is supposed to eliminate these toxic chemicals. It does this in two phases. In the first phase the liver tries to neutralize toxins that have built up in your body. In the second phase it will try to convert these neutralized toxins into less harmful particles, which can be eliminated through the urine and bowel. Your own excess hormones are also either deactivated or recycled within your liver.
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Excercising Properly for Your Body Type

Exercise Doesn’t Burn Fat: It Triggers Fat-Burning Hormones to Burn Fat

There are two principal kinds of exercise: (1) low-intensity, low-pulse-rate endurance exercise, called aerobic; (2) higher-intensity, higher-pulse- rate resistance exercise, called anaerobic. If you have an Adrenal body type, you will start with aerobic exercise, because the adrenals are already overworked and putting them into too much stress would make things worse.
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No More Wondering About My Body Type


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Mesomorph, Ectomorph, Endomorph Simplified

In the 1940s, an American psychologist William Herbert Sheldon came up with a theory of relating body types with human emotion. The term somato comes from the Latin work for body. Somatotypes means body types.
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Women Body Types and Hormones

A woman’s body type is typically shaped with heaviness in the lower part. This is usually called saddlebags because cellulite accumulates under the skin in the thighs and lower belly. But as a woman ages, her body type shifts to more belly fat, especially after menopause. She can even lose her leg and buttocks muscles – you’ve seen this before as a huge midsection with skinny legs.
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What is My Body Type? - Know the body types !

New diet trends spread like wildfire. Many take to them with zeal—and are then disappointed when the diet doesn’t work, or when their cravings overtake them and they fall off, or when the precious lost pounds manage to work their way back onto that tummy or the thighs. The body type program Dr. Berg developed has stood the test of time and is based on sound science.
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What is My Body Shape?

Certain hormones cause fat to locate itself at specific places on the body, and when these functions go haywire, the result is the four different body shapes. Each of these shapes is labeled for the weakened gland causing it: adrenal, ovary, thyroid, and liver. Each also has particular cravings, pains, sensations or occurrences associated with each.
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The 4 Body Shapes

The adrenal body type will cause fat to accumulate as a sagging belly. This type will put the person into a stress state, making it difficult to relax or sleep restfully. They will be edgy and eventually develop memory problems. They crave salt and retain fluid because of this. They get sinus problems and even have knee pain because the adrenal hormones affect the muscles connecting to the knee.
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Take the Body Type Quiz and Predict Your Body Shape

The adrenal body type will cause fat to accumulate as a sagging belly. This type will put the person into a stress state, making it difficult to relax or sleep restfully. They will be edgy and eventually develop memory problems. They crave salt and retain fluid because of this. They get sinus problems and even have knee pain because the adrenal hormones affect the muscles connecting to the knee.
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What Body Type Are You?

Have you ever wondered what body type you are? Body type can give clues as to what is happening inside. The way you look, the location where you hold your weight tells us what is going on inside. If you know how to identify this through a short quiz, you can be a lot more successful in losing weight.
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