Kidney body types are often strong and athletic with broad shoulders, muscular thighs and a swimmer's build. Easily attain muscular definition, and may have difficulty gaining weight. Weight gain begins in buttocks and upper thighs (women), or as solid thickening around waist (men). Women prone to cellulite development.
Are You a Kidney Body Type?
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Celebrities with a Kidney Body Type include:
Alanis Morissette, Brad Pitt, Kathy Rigby, Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton, Mary Lou Retton, Shawn Johnson
Foods - Emphasize bananas and vegetables, especially tomatoes, broccoli, green beans and spinach. Salsa and other spicy foods stimulate the lymphatics. Include tomato, salsa or catsup with eggs. Olive oil builds the immune system.
Meals - Best to make lunch your heaviest meal and include protein, but not fruit. Dinner ideally is light with vegetables, legumes, grain, and/or fruit. Light protein, such as, eggs, dairy, cheese, nuts, and/or seeds may be included if desired, rather than dense protein.
Exercise - Exercise 4 times per week is important for the alleviation of stress.
A partial list of Unsupportive Foods for the Kidney Body Type include: Milk, yogurt, ice cream, black-eyed peas, lentils, breads including buckwheat, oat, raisin and whole wheat; maple syrup, artificial sweeteners such as Equal or Nutrasweet, mayonnaise, margarine, horseradish, chocolate desserts, blue corn chips, potato chips, coffee, diet sodas
The Core Emotional Issues of the Kidney Body Type are Love, Fear, Misunderstood
I am known for procrastinating. Pressure often provides my stimulation to get started. I am sensitive and expressive, and in touch with my own emotions. This makes me exceptional at helping others to become aware of their own feelings and communicate them effectively. I’m a good listener, and respond objectively rather than emotionally. I can produce rational solutions to problems. I am generally optimistic, positive, willing and supportive, and frequently am called upon for assistance when others have problems. I am highly creative, and easily bored with convention, routine or repitition. I am drawn towards new, unproven ideas and technologies.
I rise to the occasion under pressure. I tend to procrastinate, but I force myself to excel when under pressure of deadlines, time, or performance. I respond and function best when I am needed. If sufficient outside pressure doesn’t exist, I will create it, by procrastinating until I get behind in my projects to the point of discomfort, which forces me to excel and move beyond my previous limits. I can be fearful by nature, and my success in meeting challenges builds confidence and prepares me for my next experience, allowing me to move further than I would have dreamed. I am happiest when I can be flexible – when I have choices and can explore new options. Once I have accomplished something, and moved beyond my perceived limitations, I relax and enjoy those around me until the next challenge arises. For me to feel fulfilled, my challenges need to vary and need to involve people, allowing for greater flexibility and growth.