Adrenal body types have a strong, stocky appearance; solid, heavy musculature; shoulders broader than hips; wide, grounded stance; and medium to large bone structure. Height can range from short to tall. Can easily build muscle mass and definition; also easily gain weight. Weight gain begins in abdomen and thighs, secondary weight gain is all over entire body.
Are You an Adrenal Body Type?
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Celebrities with an Adrenal Body Type include:
Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Arnold Swartzenegger, Bruce Willis, Serena Williams, Jon Favreau, Channing Tatum, Ronda Rousey, Kanye West, Pink, Jay Mohr, Katie Ledecky, Grant Cardone, Garth Brooks, Simon Cowell
Meals - Breakfast is best light, even with just a piece of fruit or a vegetable juice, but don't skip it. If you are in the process of rebuilding your adrenal glands, add protein like fish or fowl. Limit beef to once a month or less. Your largest meal may be at lunch or dinner.
Exercise - Best later in the day to release excess cortisol that has built up from the stress of daily activities and to prevent weight gain. Stationary activities build up energy in the body, while movement activities like running or swimming have a calming effect.
Diet - Include more raw than cooked vegetables, salads, and fruit, beans, rice, avocados, cheese, cottage cheese, almonds, sesame seeds and soups are good menu choices.
A partial list of Unsupportive Foods for the Adrenal Body Type include: Beef, crab, scallops, shrimp, ice cream, cashews, pistachios, cucumbers, artificial sweeteners such as Equal or Nutrasweet, salt, MSG, and diet sodas
The Core Emotional Issues of the Adrenal Body Type are Conflict, Failure, Abandonment, Facing the World
I have a quick, powerful energy, and approach life with a see-and-touch attitude. I can easily control and lead a crowd. I am highly competitive. My investigative mind likes to examine situations from alternative perspectives. I can survey facts to find practical, down-to-earth solutions. I can easily become bored – I have a short attention span, and like to move on when something becomes routine. I prefer to see what needs to be done, delegate the tasks, then oversee the work. I am action-oriented and like to be in total control of a project so I can determine the outcome. I often dive into something even when I’m not sure how to do it.
I am often unaware of my emotions until I have some form of an outburst. I am verbally uninhibited and often asks questions that other people wouldn’t. I tend to be a “people pleaser”, and I have difficulty saying “no” because I don’t like to feel left out. Sometimes this leads to over commitment on my part. I like to make a good impression, and I care deeply about my image and the approval of others.
My nature is fairly outgoing and charismatic. I can easily be charming to others. I usually have high energy, physical strength and endurance. I can come across as powerful and dynamic, and I generally make my presence known – my presence can be very commanding. There is no sweeter pleasure than success – in every aspect of life. For it to be real, success has to have a physical expression, like cars, money, recognition, or acceptance – the bigger the better. My emotions are secondary to what I think. It is easy to ignore or suppress my emotions, until there is a sudden emotional explosion. Emotional outbursts are usually triggered by unrelated incidents. After a tirade, the air is clear – I don’t generally hold grudges, residuals or regrets.