Women with Spleen body type have medium bone structure and may range from petite to tall. Shoulders are narrower than or even with hips, and waist is defined to well-defined. They have a solid body, with muscular or chunky legs. Weight gain begins in lower abdomen, upper thighs, buttocks, hips, waist, and middle back. Most of weight and cellulite is carried in the legs.
Men with Spleen body type have a medium to large bone structure, and range from average to tall. Shoulders are relatively even with, or moderately broader than, hips. They have a thick, straight torso with a natural abdominal protrusion. While thighs and calves may be muscular, the upper body has average musculature often covered by a soft fat layer making muscular definition difficult to attain.
Celebrities with a Spleen Body Type include:
Jack LaLanne, Drew Carey, Christina Onassis, Maria Callas, Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull, Steve Ballmer, Quentin Tarantino
Sweets, particularly ice cream and chocolate, often with nuts; sugar of any kind, including fruit; carbohydrates, such as peanut butter, bread with butter or mayonnaise, sandwiches, and bagels with cream cheese, muffins, and pastries; spicy foods (e.g., Indian curry); pizza.
A partial list of Unsupportive Foods for the Spleen Body Type include: Pork, ham, sausage, frozen yogurt, ice cream, commercial peanut butter, grapefruit, saccharine, artificial sweeteners such as Equal or Nutrasweet, catsup, mustard, mayonnaise, margarine, caffeinated drinks, diet sodas .
Mornings best. Ideally, 1 hour before breakfast, 4 times a week, getting heart rate up to 120 for a minimum of 30 minutes. Examples include low impact aerobics, walking, Callanetics, dance – swing, jitterbug, etc.
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