Android Body Type
The classical android-shaped woman is rather square-shaped with a solid, big-boned frame, giving her an athletic appearance. Her dominant gland is the adrenal gland, of which there are two situated on top of each kidney. These two small, fleshy glands produce powerful steroid hormones, such as cortisone and DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone). The android woman tends to overproduce male hormones (androgens) from her adrenal glands and fat tissue, particularly if she becomes overweight. These male hormones will make her look more masculine and may lead to more facial and body hair and acne.
The powerful adrenal hormones make her energetic and strong with good staying power, when others around her need a coffee break or sugar ﬁx. Android-shaped women are usually not “sugarholics”, but instead crave savory foods such as crackers, chips, pretzels and bread. Their high male hormones have an anabolic effect, meaning that they promote an increase in muscle mass. If they eat excess carbohydrates, this increases the production of the hormones insulin and testosterone, which promotes fat production, which accumulates around the jowls, neck, shoulders, upper arms, trunk and abdomen. This further exaggerates the tendency towards a masculine appearance.
If android women become overweight, the excess fat is deposited in the upper half of the body, i.e. above the hips. We call this upper-level body obesity, which contrasts with the lower-level body obesity, typical of gynaeoid-shaped women. Android or upper-level body obesity is more dangerous for health than lower-level body obesity, as it is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. These things may shorten lifespan. Thus, it is important to encourage android-shaped women to maintain their body weight within the normal range for their height or to maintain their body mass index in the normal range of 19–25 kg/m2.
Body fat is a signiﬁcant source of production of the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone. As the amount of fat in the body increases, the amount of estrogen and androgen produced in the fat increases. Conversely, weight loss and a reduction in body fat will result in a lowering of the levels of estrogen and androgen. Thus, it is easy to understand how hormonal imbalances can be corrected by weight loss. All women produce both male and female hormones in their ovaries, adrenal glands and fat. Indeed, women chemically convert male hormones into female hormones. So, if a woman does not produce male hormones, she will make less estrogen. If the levels of androgens are excessive compared to the levels of the female hormone estrogen, the body shape becomes more masculine and acne may occur. With the correct diet, we can achieve a rebalancing of the levels of female and male hormones (androgens). Reducing male hormone levels and upper-body fat causes the appearance and body physique to become more feminine.
The android body type in women
Each of the four different body types has unique hormonal and metabolic characteristics. That’s why some people put on weight easily and others don’t!
It is possible, however, to change the distribution of fat and muscle in your body, not only with exercise but also with the technique of nutrigenomics. Nutrigenomics is best described as turning off or on certain genes by using specific supplements and foods. By regulating such genes, we can change our metabolism, our biochemistry, our hormonal balance and in the long term, our body shape.
Extra points for android women
Android women should aim to reduce their intake of sugar, refined carbohydrates and deep-fried foods. Foods that should be avoided are bread, biscuits, crackers, pasta, pastry, muffins, cakes, packaged snack foods, ice cream and soda drinks. Alcohol intake should be reduced. Android women need to eat plenty of vegetables – both cooked and raw salads – to improve their liver function. Raw vegetable juices are excellent and can be taken with a liver formula, such as Livatone Plus.
Protein can be derived from all types of seafood, eggs, poultry, red meats, yogurt, cheese and by combining grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. Generally speaking, protein is good for androids, as it reduces blood sugar levels and reduces insulin resistance.
Android women are usually strong and muscular and beneﬁt from vigorous exercise such as swimming, brisk walking, jogging and aerobic workouts.
For the android body type, the products that would be most suitable are Berberine, Livatone Plus, Synd X Slimming Protein Powder and Ultimate Superfood.
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