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Body Shaping




Definition Of Body Shaping: The human body is the focal point of existence. Not only is it a complex operational system, it is the hub of daily interactions. The aging process has an inevitable impact on a person's body shape. A woman's sex hormone levels will affect the fat distribution on her body. Concentrations of estrogen will influence where body fat is stored. Before puberty both males and females have a similar waist-hip ratio. At puberty, a girl's sex hormones, mainly estrogen, will promote breast development, and until menopause a woman's estrogen levels will cause her body to store excess fat in the buttocks, hips and thighs, but generally not around her waist, which will remain about the same size as it was before puberty. These factors result in women's WHR (Waist Hip Ratio) being lower than for males. During and after pregnancy, a woman experiences body shape changes. After menopause, with the reduction of production of estrogen by the ovaries, there is a tendency for fat to redistribute from a female's buttocks, hips and thighs to her waist or abdomen. The word body advertises food, appearance, clothes and drinks. Bodies are frayed, tarnished and transformed and they constantly remind us that we are humans. Body Shaping can be defined as toning and shaping of the body through exercise, which is the natural way. It can also be defined as alteration of the natural body, something done to control either growth or appearance. Female body shaping is the cumulative product of a woman' skeletal structure, her built and and the quantity and distribution of muscle and fat on the body. There are and have been different opinions and wide differences as to what should be considered an ideal or preferred body shape, both to feel attractive and health purposes. These different opinions and views are present due to differences in cultures and different times. More consistently than not, humans will alter their appearances to meet an artificially created aesthetic standard. Another method is also known as Body Lifting and Body Contouring, is a lengthy, expensive procedure used by plastic surgeons to remove large amounts of hanging skin from the body of men and women who have lost massive amounts of weight, as much as 45 to 136 kg, that is 100 to 300 pounds. The excess skin that hangs becomes an obstruction for the patient and interferes with all aspects of the patient's life. Though this method is relatively dangerous and leaves many scars and tell tale marks on the body, many people prefer to take this alternate.

Concept And Scope Of Body Shaping:

Many people do not want only their facial skin to look young and firm but their entire bodies as well. When you feel good, you look good. So naturally everybody wants to look good. Whether it is an eating disorder, a mental health problem, a physical deformity or cosmetic surgery, such areas have to be examined. It is crucial we understand why body shaping emerges, when it changed and how it affected people. Once this awareness surfaces, then only we can aspire to lasting and comfortable body shaping. There are various ways a body can be shaped. It can be done surgically if required or the natural way, through various exercises and a diet program. There are various products which which work effectively to reduce appearance of cellulite, increase circulation, relieve minor muscle aches and pains, and relax muscle spasms. There are four main body shapes: tall and thin, tall and bulky, short and thin, short and bulky. Most women dream to be tall and thin. Girls with such body shape are live mannequins for designers, it is said that they can wear anything. That's not far from truth, yet colors are still very important and have to be matched with skin and hair tones. Sometimes women think they are too tall. In this case you should avoid high heels, minimize padding on your shoulders. If you are happy with your height, but find yourself too skinny avoid massive padding, heavy shoes and try to keep everything skinny instead of wearing clinging clothes.

Body Shaping Diet:
Your hormones are the key to your body type, what food you crave for and the place where you put on weight the most. The body shaping diet is an unique plan and specifically designed eating plan for every individual. There are four different eating plans in accordance with the four body types as mentioned before. All women are differently shaped, and they fall into one of these categories; Gynaeoid, Android, Thyroid and Lymphatic. Each of the four types of women, if exposed to the wrong types of foods, on a consistent level, may become obese in different parts of their body. Some types of body can eat fatty foods without becoming obese, but some cannot. These differences occur because of the differences in metabolism rate, as each body has an unique metabolic and hormonal make up. That is why some people put on weight very easily and some cannot even if the diet is rich. The body shaping diet starts by teaching women how to recognize their body type and then presents a healthy diet and exercise program, tailored for each body type, that will lead to weight loss. The Body Shaping Diet plan consists of two simple steps. First is to lose weight if it is necessary if your body mass index is over 25. The second step is to maintain ideal body weight. Once you have achieved the body weight you wanted and are satisfied with your body shape, it is important that you do not discard the diet that you have been followed. It should be continued. First step is to calculate your BMI, weight, etc. This is a small step towards your wellness. This is a diet to be followed for the 4 different (body type) categories of women:
Gynaeoid Body: Curvaceous hips with a narrow waist are the most prominent features for a gynaeoid woman. The have small mediums shoulders and their hips and thighs curve outwards. Their breast size vary from person to person. They usually put on weight below the waistline. Gynaeoid women have a dominance over the female hormone oestrogen, which targets the uterine region, the thighs, hips and breasts. Excessive oestrogen increase fat deposition in the lower parts of the body, also causing cellulite. If we try a very low fat diet, there will be reduction in fat in the shoulders, breasts and arms, but in the lower areas like the hips, buttocks and thighs, there will be no reduction.
Android Body: Android body types are recognized by their broad shoulders, large ribcage and strong shaped muscular limbs. They are usually straight up and have a narrow pelvis with and hips that do not curve outwards. The waistline is not accentuated and these women have an anabolic metabolism, which is a tendency to put on weight and building up the body, so they have strength both mentally and physically. Weight gain takes place in the upper part of the body. Most athletes are android type of women. Diet should be to avoid carbohydrates, like white flour and no intake of fatty foods.
Thyroid body: Thyroid body types are characterized by their long limbs and narrow bones. They usually have a racehorse or greyhound kind of look. These types of women are mostly dancers and models. Thyroid women consume energy stimulants in excess like caffeine, nicotine,diet pills,etc. Thyroid women have a high metabolism rate, so they can get away with eating as much as they want and not put on an ounce of weight. They are least likely to develop cellulite, but if they do, then it will be on the buttocks and back of the thighs. Follow a normal diet, eat healthy whenever hungry.
Lymphatic Body: Weight gain in lymphatic body type occurs in the entire body very often and it gives a baby doll or cuddly appearance to that person. The metabolism rate is very slow and accompanied by disfuctional lymphatic system. Cellulite deposits in the thighs and lower region occur very often and there are fat deposits on the limbs, giving it a dimpled appearance. Exercise is not one of the favourite things for lymphatic women. Proper guidance from a nutritionist to reduce weight and cellulite is very necessary by replacing it with nourishment. Only when this diet is followed, then long lasting results are achieved.

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