Skin body types have a round face, and are prone to excess weight, especially later in life. Square, flat upper back and straight torso; medium to large bone structure. Difficult to attain muscular definition in torso. Weight gain for women begins in lower abdomen, hips, back, face and upper thighs. Men carry most weight in front torso, including chest, as soft rolls.
Are You a Skin Body Type?
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Celebrities with a Skin Body Type include:
Queen Latifah, Kevin James, Luciano Pavarotti, Camryn Manheim, Sidney Poitier, Della Reese, Selena Gomez, Adele, Drew Barrymore, James Van Praagh
Dietary emphasis - Focus on vegetables and simple combinations, like vegetables and protein, or vegetables and grains, rather than protein and grains, like sandwiches. Eat fruit- except for dinner and mid-afternoon snack - instead of refined cane sugar, as it causes muscle degeneration.
Foods - Brown or wild rice with vegetables. Eat vegetables (may combine many vegetables); keep foods and meals simple. Eat melons alone. Diet is back to nature, if you can hunt it, pick it, catch it or grow it, you can eat it. If it is processed, avoid it.
Meals - Light breakfast, moderate-to-heavy lunch, which may include heavier protein. Early dinner, ideally by 6:00pm, light-to-moderate with protein, vegetables, grain, nuts, seeds and/or legumes, but no fruit. Dairy foods often interfere with memory; especially avoid them for dinner.
Exercise - The best exercise is stretching. You can easily build muscle mass.
A partial list of Unsupportive Foods for the Skin Body Type include: Eggs (alone), milk, frozen yogurt, ice cream, goat cheese, grapefruit, hone, sugar, saccharin, artificial sweeteners such as Equal or Nutrasweet, mayonnaise, margarine, chocolate desserts, caffeinated beverages such as coffee or diet sodas
The Core Emotional Issues of the Skin Body Type are Criticism, Abandonment
I am physically oriented and feel connected to nature. The weather affects my moods. I am sensual and romantic with a lust for life. I love simple pleasures like the taste of food, the sound of music, and bright colors. I enjoy my sense of touch and love how things feel. I learn best from visual or multi-sensory methods. I am open, warm and receptive, making others feel safe and appreciated. I love and respect life and all its creatures.
I tend to gain weight as a protective barrier, due to my sensitivity to the moods and feelings of those around me. My sensitivity causes me to take the responses of others too seriously. I tend to disconnect, leaving others feeling abandoned, or thinking I’m angry with them. My sensitivity to disapproval and rejection often causes me to keep ideas to myself. Creativity is an important motivator for me, and when things become too routine or conventional I feel bored or frustrated.
I am a highly visual person, and I generally see, remember, and learn through pictures. I am extremely sensitive to subtle energies and vibrations, including sounds and voice fluctuations. I have a strong connection with the earth, nature and animals, which allows me to recharge naturally. I have a good sense of humor and I like to play. I communicate by using feelings to receive information. I am generally very open to others and to my environment, but when stressed I retreat by detaching, disassociating, and turning my focus inward. There is no greater thrill than discovery, and the most thrilling discoveries are those that emotionally benefit me and those around me. I like to express my discoveries in a physical, tangible form, preferably something that feels good. I acutely feel the emotions of others, and enjoy making others feel good. I love being touched.