Lose the ‘one size fits all’ approach to dieting. Eat according to your body type, and feel the health benefits with Dr. Abravanel’s Body Type Diet.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT:
Dr. Abravanel is an American physician and diet counselor. According to him, your body type reveals the perfect diet for every individual. You get a self-test, that will tell you which of the major glands in your body is the dominant one. Your dominant gland influences what your body shape is like. The glandular secretions actually influence your personality, sleeping schedule, and also metabolic activity. It even determines which exercises are better for you.
THE BODY TYPES:
Thyroid body type
-You are long-limbed and fine boned and your face is oval or long.
-You easily gain weight on your thighs, upper hips, and around the waist.
-You usually crave sweets, starches, and caffeine.
-Your energy fluctuates, however it has a tendency to crash.
-When your energy levels are high, you are creative and lively. On low energy, or under stress, you become irritable or depressed.
Adrenal Body Type:
-You are bigger above the waist than below.
-You easily gain weight on your upper back or stomach, while your hips and legs remain shapely.
-You mostly crave salty foods, fats, and alcohol.
-Your energy levels are high during the day, but then it starts to decrease in the evening.
-You are naturally friendly, practical and outgoing. You are slow to get angry but has a temper when provoked.
Gonadal Body Type:
-Firstly, you have a pear-shaped body, with a curvy rear and a slender upper body.
-You easily gain weight on the rear and to a lesser extent the hips and outer thighs.
-You mostly crave rich, creamy and spicy food.
-You are energetic and very strong.
-You have a warm and nurturing personality. You tend to become stressed when you don’t take care of yourself.
Pituitary Body Type:
-You have a small-boned body and a head that is a bit large for your body.
-You gain weight all over instead of just in one spot.
-You mostly crave dairy foods and sweets.
-You are a morning person, with energy falling off in the evening.
-You are very idealistic and intelligent. You tend to be very reserved except with close friends.
WHAT I THOUGHT:
So, on the one hand, I have the opportunity to be healthier, thinner, and more energetic. In the other hand, I have a steaming cup of coffee, which I won’t be able to drink while I am on this diet. (I love coffee.) But, as with all things, I will give Dr. Abravanel’s Body Type Diet a try for sure. Although this diet is more of a lifestyle change, it will actually be doable in the long term. Nevertheless, I guess it can’t hurt to try.