Thyroid body types have well proportioned bodies, often with a delicate appearance. Small to medium bone structure. Women have defined waist and shapely, muscular legs. Men able to attain torso muscular definition. Weight gain begins in lower abdomen, waist, hips, upper thighs and back (women), or lower abdomen and waist (men).
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Celebrities with a Thyroid Body Type include:
J.K. Rowling, Matthew McConaughey, Richard Chamberlain, Katharine Hepburn, Leonard Nimoy, Hillary Rodham-Clinton, Nancy Reagan, Adam Levine, Ashton Kutcher, Russell Brand, Johnny Depp, Shaun White, Chris Martin
Dietary emphasis - Focus on protein, including nuts - especially almonds - and vegetables. Beets and/or beet greens cleanse the liver and stimulate bowel function. Asparagus aids the liver. Consume more cooked than raw vegetables.
Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner are light-to-heavy, depending on lifestyle and day's activities. Keep combinations simple. Restrict breads and dairy. Dairy is best as an evening snack. Limit sweet fruit, because it contains too much thyroid-stimulating simple sugar. Nuts, fruit or fruit juice after protein assists digestion.
Exercise - Provides muscle tone, figure control and mind-body connection.
A partial list of Unsupportive Foods for the Thyroid Body Type include: Beef, pork, ham bacon, sausage, sweet cream, frozen yogurt, ice cream, tofu, buckwheat, wheat germ, whole and multi-grain wheat including breads and crackers, most lettuce (except Romaine and red leaf), sprouts, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, sugar, artificial sweeteners such as Equal or Nutrasweet, catsup, mayonnaise, margarine, beer, champagne, scotch, whiskey, diet sodas
The Core Emotional Issues of the Thyroid Body Type are Sadness, Injustice, Speaking out, Failure, Misunderstood
My sensitivity is apparent in my eyes, which are bright and reveal an openness and availability. I have a strong compassion and empathy for others. I can understand and relate to all types of people. I am both intellectual and sensory, with a heightened sense of touch and intense interest in aesthetics, music, theater or art. I am gregarious and social, easily fitting in with others. I am open and talkative, but my sense of feeling self-contained leads me to internalize rather than assert my feelings and attitudes, giving me the appearance of privacy and independence.
I am motivated by my desire for self-realization. I fearlessly pursue personal growth, and deal with any problems. I am emotionally self-sufficient and take responsibility for myself. I am in touch with my feelings as well as those of others. I am in control of my emotions, and evade conflict. Since disagreement would create disharmony, I face conflict gingerly and indirectly. I am mentally adept and easily see both sides of a situation. I have the ability to readily assess a situation, formulate a solution, and effectively communicate it to others.
My eyes express brightness and sensitivity. I am known for being able to see what needs to be done and getting it done. I am good at formulating and adjusting theories. I am extremely responsible and am known for going to great lengths to fulfill my obligations, often at my own expense. I thrive on doing things that are worthwhile and can be idealistic, wanting to make a contribution to my world. I have an affinity for both the theoretical and the practical. I am constantly reformulating theories, testing and refining them based on my practical application. I am able to see both sides of an issue, distill it, and communicate its essence. For an activity to be rewarding, it needs to be worthwhile – making a worthwhile contribution to someone or to humanity in general. I am at home in my head. My contributions take the information I have gathered from the spiritual and mental realms and express it in ways that help humanity. By bridging the gap between the head and the heart, I physically express the spiritual. I have a need to share my discoveries.