Dr Oz: Metabolism Body Types
So far, Dr Oz has taught us about the Apple Body Type and Pear Body Shape, but what if you don’t fit into either of these categories? You might be a Box Body Type, which is the last of the three types he outlined on the show before explaining how to Turbocharge Your Metabolism.
If you think you are body of the body types, then you might be a box. These body types don’t have body definition, and are more prone to all-over weight gain. This is resultant from a thyroid hormone deficiency, causing a slow metabolism.
Other identifying factors for the Box Body Type include:
- sagging arms/chin/torso
- loose skin
- all-over fat
Dr Oz: Box Body Type Health Risks
According to expert Dr Jeffrey Morrison, the Box Body Type is the most dangerous because of those low thyroid hormones. That means there’s virtually no metabolism at work, which can lead to a variety of unwanted conditions, such as:
- Enlarged Heart
- High Cholesterol
- Memory Loss
Dr Oz: Box Body Type Low Thyroid
Doctor Oz asked what’s going on with the thyroid in this body type. As Dr Morrison explained, “it literally is the key that turns on the metabolism for every cell in the body.” Slow metabolism can affect the brain and heart as well, leading to symptoms surrounding memory and concentration.
Even dry skin, high cholesterol, or constipation could be related to this thyroid problem. That’s a lot to have happen because of such a small part of the body.
In fact, if you are feeling down about your body anyway, you could mistake your negative feelings as a consequence of your weight gain, when in fact they could be a key symptom. You can always suggest that your doctor test your thyroid levels if you suspect something is wrong.
Dr Oz: Box Shape Body Type
Dr Oz said he has heard of apples and pears, but the box shape is a new concept to him. Dr Morrison said it may be more common as a result of ongoing changes in our diets. He suggested that patients act on their own behalf to get answers and get healthy if they think that they may be struggling due to a box body type.