The Body Type Diet

Want to learn how to match your diet to your body type and metabolism? 

Get undressed and look in the mirror. 

Now before you start hitting the big red “REPORT THIS BLOG’ button, I’m not asking you to do this for my own personal gratification. It’s all in the interests of science … trust me.

What body shape do you have?

Are you an hour glass, petite frame, pear-shaped, athletic build or someone who carries a little extra padding all over? 

The body type diet is a not-so-new method of controlling  your weight based on your metabolism and body shape.  This unconventional way of eating gives you indications of exactly how your metabolism works best and what foods you should and shouldn’t eat. If you think is sounds like quack science think again. Lots of people are trying it out and loving it.


The body has four major glands: the thyroid, the adrenal, the pituitary and gonads/ovary. Your Body Type is determined by which of your major glands is strongest in your metabolism. The gland that most dominates your system is your body ‘type’.



I tried a number of online quizzes to try to work out my body type and I found them confusing and inconclusive. This was very frustrating. To make it easier for you I have written short descriptions for each of the four main body types so that you can see which one best fits you. You may find that you are a combination body type and this is nothing to worry about – I am too!

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Health Round-Up: June

You may have noticed that I’ve been a little MIA recently. Don’t worry … I have a good reason. I’ve been studying for exams and home schooling my 9 year old son and let me tell you, this combination is not for the faint hearted!

This month I’ve decided to try something new on the blog and so this post is a health round-up for June.  I’ve been doing several things to keep healthy and sane this past month and believe me, it hasn’t been easy. Scheduling lessons, organizing home-school activities and keeping my head in the books has run me ragged and I’ve felt more than ever how important it is to focus on my health and make sure I look after my body and mind. Because of this, I thought that there may be some of you out there in need of a little inspiration too.

So here you are. Here are my top health tips for June. I hope you will find something you like.

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