Adrenal Type: Eating According to Your Body Type

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In a book authored by Elliot D. Abravanel and Elizabeth King Morrison, there are four kinds of body types. These body types are: Thyroid Type, Pituitary Type, Adrenal Type and Gonad Type. By knowing your body type and adopting a diet that corresponds to it, you can maximize weight loss. Elliot D. Abravanel developed different diet plans that address the needs of every body type. These plans are found in his book, Dr. Abravanel’s Body Type Diet and Nutritional Plan.

Physical and Personality Traits of Adrenal Body Type

Individuals with adrenal body type tend to be top-heavy. The chest area is very broad in men and women. The belly also tends to be higher in the chest, not low hanging. People in this body group are muscular, physically strong and stocky. As far as personality goes, they generate very stable energy, hates surprises and are very sociable. Those who belong to this group have the tendency to become domineering, authoritarian and quick to react.

They are also tolerant, warm but dominating. Of all body types, the adrenal body type is the strongest of all. A person that belongs to the adrenal body type can lift heavy objects with ease. He is a high tolerance for physical pain. He also possesses seemingly boundless energy. He can also handle stress as easily as heavy furniture. Individuals with adrenal body type are very slow in the morning and need to recuperate over the weekends.

However, they can also be stubborn, inflexible and impulsive.  They are also prone to overeating. Adrenal body types love to eat before going to bad. If you’re on a diet and you belong to this group, this is the first thing you have to work on.

Diet and Personality

If you possess an adrenal body type, you are easily annoyed. This causes an overworked liver. The liver is considered as the gland of anger.  When you’re exasperated, you tend to crave red meat. You also love alcoholic beverages. Red meat and alcoholic drinks are a bad combination. You feel that alcohol gives you strength. That’s why you drink a lot of it.

If you belong to this body type, you love all kinds of fatty foods. You go for saltier foods over sweets. Too much sodium in the diet causes bloating. If you do crave sweets, it will be the savory kind. It would be along the line of creamy, fatty pastries, sugar pies, etc. You crave for chips, fried eggs, peanuts, and chocolates. You also love cold cuts, cheese, and very rich sauces.

And even when you feel full, you will continue eating even more. Greasy foods, overly salty snacks, and creamy pastries leave the liver strained. You will always gravitate towards fatty cheeses and salty snacks at 4PM and beyond.

Unfortunately, those born in this body type do not drink enough water nor eat enough veggies and fruits. If you want to lose weight, you have to start cutting back on overindulgent foods. You have to drink more water and consume fewer salty foods. This eliminates bloating. Snacking is also a no-no unless you are noshing on healthy treats. Finally, cut back on alcoholic beverages and fatty foods. This combination is extremely hard on the liver. You usually do not drink enough water or eat enough fruits and vegetables. You need to learn to drink more water even if you feel it is a real challenge.


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