Monday, 18 April 2011

As a woman, do you know what body type you have?

Gynaeoid body
Gynaenoid woman have curvaceous hips with a small waist.  They have small to medium shoulders and the breasts vary in size.  The hips and thighs curve outwards and weight gain occurs only below the waistline. 
Gynaeoid women tend to have a predominance of the female hormone oestrogen, (oestrogen dominance) which targets the uterine region, the hips, thighs and breasts. Excessive oestrogens promote fat deposition around the lower parts of the body as well as cellulite.  If weight loss is attempted by following a very low fat low calorie diet, there is a reduction from the breasts, shoulders and arms etc., but alas not from the thighs and buttocks.

Android body
Android women have broad shoulders, a large rib cage and strong shapely muscular limbs.  Android body types are somewhat straight up and down with a narrow pelvis and hips that do not curve outwards.  The waistline is not accentuated.
Android women have an anabolic metabolism, which leads to a body building tendency, so strength, both physical and mental, are prominent characteristics. Android shaped women make good athletes. Weight gain occurs in the upper part of the body and on the front of the abdomen, so that an apple-shape may develop.

Thyroid body
Thyroid women have long limbs with fine, narrow bones. They tend to become dancers and models, and can be described as having a 'race-horse' or 'greyhound' appearance. 
Thyroid women consume stimulants in excess.  These include; caffeine, nicotine, diet pills etc.  A high metabolic rate allows them to eat generously with little or no weight gain.  Of all the body types, Thyroid women are least likely to develop cellulite, but if it does occur, it will be on the buttocks and backs of the thighs.

Lymphatic body
This type of body gains weight all over, which gives them a 'cuddly baby doll appearance'.  They gain weight very quickly, as the metabolic rate is very slow, accompanied by a dysfunctional lymphatic system. Cellulite is common in this body type with deposits of fat swollen with lymphatic fluid, giving a dimpled appearance on thick puffy limbs. 
Lymphatic women do not like exercise at all and need to consult professionals for help with exercise and nutrition.


  1. so how does the Gynaeoid lose weight off those hips?

  2. Most times it is Extremely difficult to lose everything around the hip area, especially if you are predisposed to it. cm's might be lost but not ALL of it.

  3. well... I'm committed and sticking to it. Let's embark on your 10K plan and see how far it goes :o)