|Hormonal Body Shape||Apple||Adrenals|
|Feels best in the evening.
Too much stress, “Fight-or-Flight” response kicks in, triggering the hormone cortisol to build up. Cortisol also floods the body with sugar. When your body does not use it for energy, it gets stored as fat.
Can be caused by chemical toxins from the environment, water, food and air.
Can be caused by excess sugars, carbs and stimulants.
Can be caused by OTC or prescription drugs, mental and emotional stresses.
Can be caused by holding on to things beyond your control.
|-Fat around mid-section (Vital Organs)
-Hump on upper back
-Out of breath
-Need for stimulants to wake up
-Craves salty foods -Dizzy
-Lack of energy
-Decreased sex drive
-Can’t handle stress
-Long recovery times
-Feels better after eating
|Not sleeping well means you can’t heal your body systems.
Most growth hormone is released at night when sleeping, and this hormone regulates fat burn.
Lots of inflammation or pain, particularly in the joints, back or neck.
Greater risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer.
|Replace simple carbs with denser foods like sprouted lentils, hummus, eggplant, squash.
Eat smaller meals more often.
Avoid sugar like the plague.
Reduce stimulants to a small amount per day.
Practice deep breathing to oxygenate and reduce stress.
Avoid excessive exercise that causes the body to release cortisol.
Drink essential oils to stimulate the adrenals in the morning before consuming anything else.
Practice “letting go” of stress and only hold on to those things that improve your moods and health.
|Hormonal Body Shape||Box||Thyroid|
|The thyroid makes hormones that control the metabolism in all your cells. You gain weight all over.
Triggered by estrogen. As estrogen becomes dominant, your thyroid slows down, then you become sluggish
You crave simple carbs like white bread or white potatoes for the sugar rush.
Can be caused by autoimmune diseases, treatment for hyperthyroidism, radiation therapy, thyroid surgery and certain medications or iodine deficiency.
|-Gradual, steady weight gain
-Poor mental focus
-Loss of outer eyebrow
-Chronic joint and muscle pain
|May experience depression, and memory loss.
Can cause high cholesterol and an enlarged heart.
The thyroid controls metabolism, so all body processes are slowed, including digestion, mental clarity and even absorption of vitamins and nutrients.
|Add foods high in selenium (decreases inflammation) and iodine (vital for thyroid hormone production). If you’ve switched out regular iodized table salt (and hopefully you have) for real sea salt, remember to add in seaweed or take an iodine supplement occasionally.
Also try seafood, sea vegetables, soaked sunflower seeds, fermented yogurt and eggs.
|Hormonal Body Shape||Pear||Ovary|
|Pears carry most of their weight on their lower hips, thighs, butt, and tummy.
Ovaries produce estrogen and progesterone, which control the development of sexual organs and secondary sex characteristics. This includes the placement of the fat layer around the body.
interact with other hormones (pituitary gland hormones) to control the menstrual cycle.
Can be caused by birth control pills, environmental toxins, unfermented soy, latent hormones in traditional dairy and meat products.
|-History of PMS
-Premenstrual weight gain
-Cyclic fatigue and brain fog
-Cyclic muscle or joint pain
-Cyclic lack of libido
|Can turn into thyroid types after pregnancy due to the spike in estrogen, especially if the woman develops a thyroid problem during or shortly after having a baby.
Heavy periods, facial hair and acne, especially during your period.
Higher chance of osteoporosis because of weaker estrogen during menopause.
Higher risk of cellulite, varicose veins, joint problems, gallstones, uterine fibroids, cervical dysplasia, endometriosis, or ovarian cysts.
|Support your liver function! Cut out sugars, alcohol, and drug use.
Make sure you are working on your gut flora with fermented foods and probiotics. A working digestive tract means the estrogen can be eliminated efficiently.
If you need a sugar fix, refer to the Sugar Whole Foods chart for the best choice or choose figs, which are also high in natural fiber.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Include essential oils to promote wellness quickly.
|Hormonal Body Shape||All-Over Weight||Liver|
|Can have protruding belly with thin legs.
Can be combined with any other Hormonal Body Shape type.
Can appear to have too much body fat but not have enough actual fat for their system’s processes.
Can be caused by excessive drinking, heavy toxic load, eating excessive amounts of fried foods and sugar and generally overtaxing the liver.
|-Foggy brain in the morning (low blood sugar)
-Bloating after eating
-Pain or stiffness in the right shoulder, shoulder blades and upper back
-Roll of fat just below rib cage
-Sensation of fullness right side over rib cage
-Moodiness in mornings
-Feels hot, especially feet at night
|Fermented, undigested food moving from stomach to intestines.
Prone to leaky gut and food allergies.
Liver can leak a plasma-like fluid into the sac that sits just above intestines causing pot-belly and full sensation.
|Support your liver! Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
Cut out sugars, grains and anything that turns into sugar e.g. alcohol.
If you can handle spice, try to help regulate your metabolism and digest your foods with spices and herbs. Garlic, onion, cumin, turmeric, black pepper, cayenne, paprika, and ginger are good choices.
Try drinking cinnamon and citrus essential oils in the morning to get your system started.
Eat enough whole, good fats! When you have cravings for salty, sugary or fatty foods, refer to the Food Cravings chart.
Heal your gut to aid in eliminating toxics to support your liver’s functions.