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Body types and weight loss

Trying to lose weight? Knowing your body type can help you succeed

Did you know there are 4 different body types and each type has unique hormonal and metabolic characteristics?  The 4 different body types are android, gynaeoid, lymphatic and thyroid.  Most women fall into one of these categories; approximately 10 percent of women are a cross between 2 body types.  Men can be any body type except gynaeoid; most men have an android body type.

Your body type will determine how easily you gain and lose weight and where on your body excess weight tends to sit.  Your body type can also predispose you to certain hormonal and metabolic disorders if you are out of balance.
Each of the 4 body types has unique nutritional and dietary requirements for optimum health and optimum weight. 

Which body type are you?


The Android body type has broad shoulders and strong muscular limbs. The trunk is somewhat straight up and down and there is not much of a waist. The pelvis is narrow and the hips do not flare. Android types have an anabolic metabolism, which means that they tend to be body- building and will gain weight in the upper part of their body so that they may become apple-shaped. Most of their weight gain occurs on the front of the abdomen. They build muscle mass easily and make good athletes. They tend to produce more male hormones than do the other body types. Android types tend to crave foods that are high in cholesterol and salt. The body turns cholesterol into steroid hormones, which will have a body building effect. This may lead to some cellulite in the abdominal area, trunk and upper buttocks, but not below the hips.

Weight loss tips for android types

Androids need adequate protein in their diet.  Too much carbohydrate rich foods like bread, cookies, pasta and sugar cause fat accumulation around the abdomen.  Androids are most prone to developing a fatty liver and also syndrome X.  As they get older, their risk of type 2 diabetes raises. Android women benefit from nutrients that can reduce levels of excess male hormones, maintain levels of female hormones and improve liver function.  These are combined in A Body Type Weight Control tablets


The Gynaeoid body type is the curvy shape with small to medium shoulders tapering to a small waist and then flaring below to wide curvaceous hips. Weight gain occurs only on the thighs and lower buttocks and gives a very feminine and curvy shape. Many gynaeoid types will have a big problem with cellulite accumulating around the upper thighs and buttocks. If they try to lose weight with just any old low-fat low-calorie diet, it can be quite frustrating because weight will tend to come off easily from areas where there is not a problem, while the thighs and buttocks retain their fatty deposits and cellulite. They often have a hormonal imbalance called estrogen dominance which means that there is too much estrogen compared to progesterone. They often crave foods combining high amounts of fat and sugar, which will increase their sensitivity to estrogen, leading to more cellulite in the buttocks and thighs.

Weight loss tips of gynaeoid types

They do well with plant hormones (phyto-estrogens), which have a balancing effect and help them to reduce their estrogen dependent weight gain. These women often have strong sugar and fat cravings.  These foods cause weight gain on the hips, thighs and buttocks and they trigger more and more cravings for sugary, fatty foods. Gynaeoid women benefit from nutrients that increase progesterone production in the body, reduce cravings for sweet, fatty foods and reduce fluid retention in the buttocks.  These nutrients are combined in G Body Type Weight Control tablets.


The Thyroid body type is characterised by a fine narrow bone structure and long limbs. This body type often has a race-horse or grey hound appearance. Many dancers and models belong to this body type. Thyroid types often crave stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine and artificial sweeteners, and may miss meals. They often have problems with unstable blood sugar levels, which can cause fatigue and cravings for sugar and stimulants. Generally speaking, thyroid types do not gain weight easily and have a very high metabolic rate. Of all the body types they are least likely to develop cellulite and if it does occur, it is on the buttocks and back of the thighs.

Weight loss tips for thyroid types

People with this body type usually remain slim for their entire life.  Women may gain weight after menopause or due to illness.  Thyroid type people benefit from nutrients that improve the function of the adrenal glands and reduce cravings for stimulants and sugar.  They also require nutrients that help to maintain a stable energy level throughout the day.  These nutrients are combined in T Body Type Weight Control tablets.


Lymphatic body types gain weight all over the body, and have a cuddly baby doll appearance. Weight gain occurs very easily because lymphatic types have a very low metabolic rate. They also have a dysfunctional lymphatic system resulting in generalised fluid retention, which makes them look fatter than they are. They are prone to deposits of fat swollen with lymphatic fluid, which can cause severe cellulite. This type of cellulite gives them thick puffy limbs so that it is hard to see their bone structure. They often avoid exercise and crave dairy products, both of which will exacerbate their cellulite.

Weight loss tips for lymphatic types

This body type is very prone to fluid retention, puffiness and poor circulation.  Dairy products make all these symptoms worse, therefore they should be avoided.  Sugar and wheat also promote fluid retention and make overweight lymphatics appear even more overweight. People with a lymphatic body type benefit from nutrients that can boost a sluggish metabolic rate, relieve fluid retention and improve a sluggish lymphatic system.  These nutrients are all combined in L Type Weight Control tablets

The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.

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