Dr Oz: The Four New Body Types
For years we’ve all referenced our body type by a specific fruit. Whether you’re an apple, banana, or pear, that’s practically all we’ve known in regards to how to categorize the shape of our bodies. Dr Oz is now asking you to toss away those fruit and start thinking differently, thanks to four new body types that serve as an updated way to help you learn more about why you store fat in specific areas, and how you can lose weight and get healthy. So which new body type are you?
Stand in front of a mirror and notice where you carry the most body fat. Do you carry weight around your midsection, between your chest and hipbone? If so, you could be the stress type. If you tend to carry extra fat on the sides of your midsection, also known as love handles, you could be the sugar type. If you tend to have a higher concentration of fat around your hips, butt, and thighs, you could be the estrogen type. And finally, if you have a lot of excess fat under your arms, you could be the T type. You can be a combination of more than one.
Dr Oz: Stress Body Type + Excess Belly Fat
If you identify with the stress type, you likely don’t have pinchable fat at your midsection, but instead you have fat under the muscle and around your organs. That fat results from stress and eating things you shouldn’t. The stress also causes you to release cortisol which leads to fat storage around your organs. The solution is to eat the right kinds of complex carbs, and eat them warm. For example, mix some Greek yogurt, almond butter, flax seeds, oatmeal, water, and half a banana, then blend it like a smoothie but microwave it and drink it warm. Of course, you also want to better handle your stress to avoid excessive weight gain.
Dr Oz: Sugar-Lowering Spices To Combat Love Handles
If you hold a lot of fat around your midsection, especially on the sides, creating love handles, you could be the sugar type. The problem with sugar is insulin, because when you make more insulin, it stores sugar as fat which then goes to specific spots on your body. To deal with that, you should try sugar-lowering technigues. Try adding things like cinnamon, garlic, sage, or oregano to your meals. Dr Oz had a woman try mashed banana with eggs and cinnamon that was cooked like a pancake to make a healthy breakfast that contains the sugar-lower spice.
Dr Oz: Cruciferous Vegetables To Manage Estrogen Levels
The most popular body type is the estrogen body type, or the people who store fat around their hips and thighs. Dr Oz explained that as a woman progresses through her child-bearing years she’ll often experience a lot of estrogen and strong PMS symptoms. Dr Oz then explained that if you want to deal with the estrogen, you should add a serving of cruciferous vegetables to each meal. Cruciferous vegetables help the most with estrogen levels, so go for cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, kale, daikon, or Brussels sprouts.
Dr Oz: Vitamin D To Help Build Muscle
Finally, if you’re the T type, you have a harder time building muscle which leads to extra flab under the arms. The T actually stand for testosterone, because those people tend to have low muscle mass, which leaves room for fat. A big problem is not getting enough vitamin D, which can impact testosterone levels. Dr Oz suggested you increase your vitamin D intake by eating foods rich in vitamin D, like sardines, salmon, or other cold water fish. If you can’t manage that, try a vitamin D supplement.