Pineal body types have smaller heads compared to body; and small to medium bone structure. Have difficulty gaining weight - may be chronically "underweight". Women have defined waist, and either long waist with small breasts or short waist with large breasts. Moderate ability to gain muscle definition in torso. Weight gain begins in lower abdomen, buttocks and upper thighs (women), or as waist thickening excluding abdomen (men).
Are You a Pineal Body Type?
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Celebrities with a Pineal Body Type include:
Ron Howard, Barbara DeAngelis, Louise Hay, Barack Obama, Don Cheadle, Gisele DeAngelis, Tyra Banks
Meals - make lunch your largest meal with emphasis on protein. Dinner ideally, is light and early, between 5 and 7pm with vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, grains, and/or dairy. Frequent small meals with snacks are best.
Foods - seeds, hummus and adzuki beans are supportive, almonds are not. Rotation is important - no more than 2 consecutive days per food. Eat most vegetables steamed or cooked, as you may have difficulty digesting raw vegetables, which are best eaten at lunch.
Emotional - Sunlight is essential for a positive emotional state.
Exercise - stops mind chatter and helps overcome depression. Best before 3:00pm, 5 times per week.
A partial list of Unsupportive Foods for the Pineal Body Type include: Pork, bacon, sausage, ice cream, almonds, peanuts, peanut butter, pine nuts, roasted sunflower seeds, navy and soy beans, buckwheat, multigrains including crackers and breads, red or green grapes, limes, pomegranates, dried apples, apricots, dates, figs, pineapples, prunes, raisins, juices including grapefruit, papaya, pineapple, and prune; molasses, saccharin, artificial sweeteners such as Equal and Nutrasweet, catsup, horseradish, margarine, salt, chocolate desserts, coffee, diet sodas
The Core Emotional Issues of the Pineal Body Type are Control, Unknown, Restriction, Detachment
I have a strong, active mind, quick wit, and excellent verbal skills. I am always balancing my mental nature with my strong intuitive sense. I sense the emotional state of others, and sometimes confuse other people’s feelings for my own. I’m a giver and easily assume a caretaker role. I tend to blend in with the habits and patterns of those around me. I’m very sensitive to my environment, and nature and beauty help me feel at peace. I have lots of great ideas, but don’t always communicate them well to others, which sometimes causes me to feel different or misunderstood.
My intellect takes precedence over my feelings, which makes intimate relationships elusive. I generally deny my emotions to avoid feeling weak or stupid. I expect a lot from others and even more from myself, constantly trying to outdo myself. I am creative, expressive and compassionate, and have difficulties with the harshness and practicality of the physical world. I readily perceive things that aren’t obvious to others, which makes me impatient with them. This makes it difficult for me to follow the leadership or supervision of others – I’m better off being the supervisor or working alone.
I tend to be sensitive and intuitive. I am also highly visual. I am prone to depression, mild to severe, when sunlight is unavailable. I have a need to know how and why things work, or why they are as they are. I am known for talking to collect or focus my thoughts. This helps balance the barrage of internal information from my intuitive side with my mental side. I need to have a sense of freedom to feel fulfilled. Ultimate freedom comes from my spiritual aspects and manifests as self-realization. Being mentally quick and alert, the challenge for me is to connect with my heart and integrate my emotions. I experience true freedom only when negative or self-limiting emotional patterns have been cleared.