body shape and how it affects weight loss
areas where you store your body fat reveals the hormonal balance
within your body. This fact can be used to predict which foods will
more likely cause weight gain and diminish your health.
people store their body fat in different areas. It may be that you
store your fat on your stomach only, or maybe just below your waist
or perhaps all over your body including your hands and face. Take
a look at your body, then have a look at the next few people you
see and notice the different ways they store their fat.
general there are four major fat storage patterns in women and three
in men. This is caused by the dominance of the endocrine glands
within the body; Thyroid, adrenal, pituitary or ovaries (women only).
Each person has one gland that is more dominant than the others.
This gland influences the main areas where you store fat
broad patterns of fat storage are unique, see if you can spot someone
who holds their fat mostly on the stomach and hips only, others
who store it all over their body, some just below the waist only
and finally people who store it on their back, chest stomach and
hips. These patterns relate to the dominance of the thyroid, pituitary,
ovaries and adrenals respectively.
has also found that certain foods stimulate these glands, for example
caffeine, fruit, chocolate amongst others stimulates the thyroid
gland. Over time you learn that the foods that stimulate your dominant
gland will produce a temporary uplift in energy. The result is you
learn to crave these foods when you are low on energy, to give you
a pick up.
time, relying on your dominating gland can wear it out, resulting
in a drop in metabolic rate and subsequent fat accumulation. The
idea is to minimize these foods and replace them with a non dominant
gland stimulating substitute. This will allow the gland a rest and
allow it to recharge over time and thus let the body lose fat.
cause of your cravings
need for you to rely on the foods that stimulate your dominant gland
arises because you are giving inadequate nutrients in the right
amount for your body. The result is inefficient energy production
and the desire to fall back on your favourite foods that will give
you an uplift
explains why when many people cut out cakes, sugars, starches and
caffeine (Thyroid type foods, a common dominance in white western
people) they never stick to it. As many people replace these foods
with other food sources that are not appropriate for their metabolic
result is the body sends out signals for more energy, this gives
the food craving for……….you guessed it!..... the
cakes, sugars, starches or caffeine they cut out. This opens up
a game of will power which will inevitably be won by the food.
your type before cutting out these foods.
simple solution to avoid the above cycle is to discover your metabolic
type first, then fine tune the meal ratios before minimizing these
glandular foods. The process of eating in accordance with your metabolic
type will serve to completely reduce the food craving.
food cravings with an emotional basis can of course be treated with
technique (EFT). In combination, this will relieve the biochemical
and behavioural need for certain foods and thus produce the desired
is why my
courses have had such great success.