February 25, 2011

It All Comes Down to Apples and Pears

Yes, it all comes down to apples and pears! I do not mean the fruit. I am talking about our bodies! Yes, our bodies! There are many of ways to describe the female body, however, it always comes down to the basic two shapes, apple shape and pear shape. I know, I know....I can hear all the questions in your head! "Am I an apple shape or a pear shape.", "What does being an apples shape or a pear shape mean to me?".

Well I did a little research for you (meaning I just Googled apple shape vs pear shape), here is what I found....

Each shape has it's pro and cons...

-Generally carry most of their fat around their waist, have larger breast, narrow hips, and slender legs.

-Fat normally surrounds abdominal organs.            

-Are at higher risk of suffering from metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, increased inflammation in the body, and certain cancers.       

-Generally carry most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and buttocks

-Fat is usually stored directly under the skin.

-Are more likely to suffer from non life-threatening health risk such as: osteoporosis, cellulite, varicose veins, and eating disorders triggered by a poor body image.

Hummmmm......well, I am clearly an apple shape. Am I? lol.....Actually I do agree that most women fall under these two descriptions, but not all. I even feel that some women are a combination of the two.Tyra Banks for example fits the description of a pear shape woman but has large breast. I believe I do lack a behind but have large thighs and wide hips (that are not as noticeable as they would be if I had a smaller waist). So, I do believe I am an apple shaped woman with some pear shaped woman traits. Needless to say, the grass always seems greener on the other side. Oh how I long to be a pear shaped woman. But I yam, what I yam (in my Popeye voice).

Visit Brainy Weight Loss to find out your body shape.

Other References: Apple Vs. Pear Shape and Risks


eGarrison said...

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