Heart body types generally have a teddy bear appearance with a soft appearance and full or round face. A soft layer covers muscle, hiding any musclular definition. Weight gain begins in lower abdomen, thighs and upper hips (women), or entire abdomen and back (men).
Are You a Heart Body Type?
You Might Be, If ...
Celebrities with a Heart Body Type include:
Katie Couric, Rick Warren, Elvis Presley, Elton John, Mae West, Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran
Meals - Heaviest meal is best at lunch with fruit as a dessert, because it helps with digestion and eliminates cravings for sweets. For dinner, wait 1 hour before eating fruit or sweets. When your body is stressed, avoid fruit for lunch and make dinner your heaviest meal.
Foods - Include seeds, especially on your salads. Avoid honey, whole wheat, and refined sugar because sugar fatigues your muscles and brain. Cheese and dairy, except butter, cause weight gain.
Exercise - Acts as a mood elevator and can provide an avenue for emotional connection with people. Mornings are best.
A partial list of Unsupportive Foods for the Heart Body Type include: Nonfat or low-fat milk, frozen yogurt, ice cream, garbanzo and kidney beans, hummus, whole wheat bread, asparagus, corn, iceberg lettuce, parsley, tomato juice, honey, sugar, artificial sweeteners such as Equal or Nutrasweet, catsup, margarine, coffee, wine, liqueurs, beer, diet sodas
The Core Emotional Issues of the Heart Body Type are Loneliness, Not good enough, Worry
I am approachable and inspire hugs. Others are at ease with my sensitivity and caring, making it easy to be around me. Home and family are important to me. I am approachable and warm, yet passive at initiating relationships. I am accommodating, seeking the approval and acceptance of others. I am usually central to the emotional dynamics of a group or gathering. I am prone to stress and tension, while creative endeavors can promote a feeling of peace.
I am a worrier. My thinking about what could happen creates stress. My feelings are amplified and I blow emotional situations out of proportion. It’s hard for me to be objective when lost in my emotions. I get into mental loops trying to ensure my safety and security, covering my bases, and physical movement helps break this loop. I seek outside approval and validation, which motivates me to be reliable, competent and responsible.
I regulate the beat of my environment. I can walk into a room and create either harmony or discord within a group. My approach can be subtle, especially in a new environment – first I get into step with what’s going on, then I decide whether or not to shift it. I have a natural ability to influence the moods of those around me. Being physically soft, I impress others as being sweet and lovable. I am highly aware of, and sensitive to, the emotional states of those around me. I feel best when my environment is at peace. Disharmony makes me so uncomfortable that I will do or say something to shift the energy. If that isn’t effective or appropriate, I will physically leave the space and create a new space, inviting others to move into my energy.