Kidney body type women are usually petite to average in height, with medium bone structure and shoulders relatively even with hips. They have a defined or well defined waist, and a strong, sturdy body with muscular thighs. Weight gain is in the lower body, beginning in the entire upper 2/3 of thighs, which can extend to inner knees. Little or no gain in the abdomen.
Kidney body type men typically have a swimmer's build, with broad shoulders and a long, slender torso, presenting a slender, muscular appearance. They can range from average to tall, with medium to large bone structure. Torso muscular definition is relatively easy to achieve. Generally not prone to weight gain; weight gain begins as thickening of waist with little or no gain in abdomen; abdomen gain as solid musculature.
Celebrities with a Kidney Body Type include:
Alanis Morissette, Brad Pitt, Kathy Rigby, Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton, Mary Lou Retton, Shawn Johnson
Sweets, especially chocolate, ice cream, peppermint, mint chocolates; carbohydrates, like pastry, pizza, doughnuts, cereals, corn, rice, wheat. Protein, such as peanut butter, yogurt, cheese, steak; fruit, like bananas, oranges, apples, raisins, fruit juices; coffee; Mexican foods.
A partial list of Unsupportive Foods for the Kidney Body Type include: Milk, yogurt, ice cream, black-eyed peas, lentils, breads including buckwheat, oat, raisin and whole wheat; maple syrup, artificial sweeteners such as Equal or Nutrasweet, mayonnaise, margarine, horseradish, chocolate desserts, blue corn chips, potato chips, coffee, diet sodas.
Yoga, stretching, Callanetics, tennis, running, and walking; exercise 4 times a week
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