Dr. Oz Talks About The “Apple” Body Shape & Cortisol Associated With This Body Type
Today Dr. Oz invited Dr. Jeffrey Morrison on to the program to discuss the Apple, Pear, and Box shape body types. During this segment on the show Dr. Morrison & Dr. Oz talk about how hormones and in particular cortisol play a role in the apple shaped body. As your hormones begin to change as you get older your metabolism slows down and fat accumulates where hormones in your body are not in balance. Different body types also have different health problems that are associated with their particular body types. Dr. Oz talks about the Apple shaped body and common health ailments associated with this body type. Also be sure to check out what foods that Dr. Oz recommends for the Apple Shaped Diet, so you can lose weight easier in your problem areas.
Also check out the Dr. Oz Estrogen, T-Type, Stress and Sugar Body Types and why each type causes you to accumulate fat in particular areas on your body.
The Apple Shaped Body
Dr. Jeffrey Morrison said that this body shape is represented by 1/2 of all women. The apple shaped body typically has excess fat stored in their mid section. The reason behind this is because estrogen drops as women’s hormones change. This can cause fat to be stored in the belly area.
The hormone that is commonly associated with apple types is “cortisol”.. Cortisol is also known as “the stress hormone.” The more stress yo are under, the higher your cortisol will typically be.. This can lead to excess fat being stored around your vital organs, which can lead to health problems in the future.This hormone causes fat to be stored around your organs and this can cause serious health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and even breast cancer!
People who try to go on low calorie diets or working out to lose belly fat can actually cause stress on the body and raise your cortisol levels.
The key to turbocharging your metabolism for women who have apple shape bodies is learning how to get your hormones back in balance. High cortisol and lower estrogen levels can slow down your metabolism and continue to allow fat to accumulate around the belly. The key is putting your hormones back in balance to lose weight effectively and to avoid some of the associated health risks associated with this body type.
Health Problems Associated With The Apple Body Type :
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Breast cancer
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