body types is the distribution fat within ones body that
gives one a particular
body shape. And as you deposit more body fat, increasing
your BMI; the
fat distributes itself in basically two ways. This was first noted by a
He named these fat body types as Android (Apple Body Shape) and Gynoid
(Pear Body Shape). Later there has been the inclusion of a third body
type called Ovoid (Avocado Body Shape). This is a go between the other
two body shapes.
The determinant of body fat distribution is mainly ones genetic make-up
as well as hormonal distribution. With hormones, it is found that a
particular body shape is predominant in a particular sex.
Often we are used to stickmen drawings and illustrations to get an idea
of these body shapes. However, below are some real life photos showing
cases of both apple and pear body shapes.
a narrow pelvis
hips that do not flare
to store fat mainly around the stomach and generally on the upper body
body shape is mostly in men but also common in women
to the high waist circumference they tend to be at an increased risk of
obesity related diseases
very difficult to cut the "pot belly"
body shape tends to be curvy and feminine
have a small shoulder that taper to an even smaller waist
small waist in turn flares into big hips and large bottoms
tend to gain weight mostly on hips and thighs. This areas are also the
most difficult when losing weight.
to have cellulite on both thighs and bottoms
is mostly predominant in women and not common among men
Here is an illustrated comparison of these two fat body types and how
they relate to the fruit they are named after. Note how the apple body
has more weight above the waist. While the pear has more weight below
fat loss strategy like Go
Beyond Calories, one can be
able to succesfully manage these kinds of body types. Infact you can go
as far as getting a flat stomach or even a six pack as seen below...
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