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Today, I want to talk about the adrenal body type because this relates to a lot of people. So if you’re having health issues with this body type, the information below will greatly help you.
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In this article:
- What Are the Adrenal Glands?
- What Are the Adrenal Body Type Symptoms?
- Why Do You Have Belly Fat?
- Is Obesity a Disease?
- How Cortisol Makes You Fat
- How Can You Fix an Adrenal Body Type?
Everything You Need to Know About the Adrenal Body Type
What Are the Adrenal Glands?
Before I go deeper into discussing what you should know about the adrenal body type, let me first talk about the adrenal glands. These glands sit on top of your kidneys, and they help your body adapt to stress. In other words, the adrenal glands change the physiology of your body to handle and cope with stress.
Just imagine a tiger chasing you. What would happen to your blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar, and muscles? They either increase or get stressed, and your adrenal glands adapt to it. Our bodies are not designed to live in a sustained stress environment for a long period, especially with mental stress. What happens over time is stress causes adrenal exhaustion, and you may experience fatigue syndrome if this continues.
What Are the Adrenal Body Type Symptoms?
There are many symptoms of the adrenal body type, and these are the following:
- You are thinking all the time and your thoughts are all over the place.
- You have a hard time focusing, and your attention is easily disrupted.
- It’s also difficult for you to get up in the morning.
- You’re mentally trying to survive.
- The adrenal glands are causing you to fixate on problems because you tend to ignore the good stuff and focus on the bad.
- Your tolerance for stress is not that high as it should be.
- Your libido is also low.
- Your blood pressure goes up.
- You also have allergies, asthma (which requires medications like steroid hormones to reduce symptoms), and acne.
- You have blood sugar issues because stress can trigger the release of insulin.
- Snoring, sleep apnea, brain fog, and hair loss are adrenal problems, too.
- Other adrenal problems cause you to lose potassium and calcium through urine, resulting in leg cramps.
- All autoimmune diseases are also indicators of adrenal function concerns because the glands control the white blood cells responsible for the immune system.
- You may also experience hot flashes because the adrenal glands are the backup glands of the ovaries during menopause.
- You may have facial hair, sinus issues, use the bathroom frequently, especially at night, lose collagen underneath the arms, and fluid retention.
- Cravings for carbs from your adrenal body type diet are also a symptom because the adrenal glands turn your own food into sugar, which raises insulin hormone levels.
- You may also experience memory loss because the adrenal glands release cortisol, which decreases oxygen in the brain and kills brain cells.
- Anything inclined causes you to breathe fast because you run out of oxygen quickly.
- You may also feel a lot of bloating or abdominal pain because the adrenal glands affect your digestion.
- Heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), acid reflux, and getting tired after eating are also adrenal problems.
All these signs and symptoms mimic diabetes because cortisol increases insulin.
GERD Definition: A digestive disorder affecting a person's lower esophageal sphincter.
Why Do You Have Belly Fat?
Your body is holding fat around the vital organs as a survival mechanism. It grabs your butt muscles and turns them into belly fat. Your legs also start to get thinner because your body is going to rob proteins from your quadriceps. In other words, your adrenal glands can get destructive as they break down protein in your muscles, turn them into sugar, and convert them into belly fat.
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Is Obesity a Disease?
This is not true, and I will explain why. The adrenal glands have outside (gland tissue) and inside (nerve tissue) parts. Its inside has the fight-or-flight mechanism, which is like the “on” switch of the body. The problem is there’s no “off” switch in there. Over time, you can rev up the adrenal glands, but there is nothing that brings them down. That's why so many people get stuck in a stress state because they can't turn off the mechanism.
All stress tends to accumulate. It's really the accumulation of stress that wears out the adrenal glands more than anything. There is always stress before you start gaining weight.
How Cortisol Makes You Fat
Cortisol is one of the hormones that makes you fat. It's a dominating hormone nullifying all the good things you’re doing, from exercising to dieting. It's not about triggering the fat-burning hormone, but it's about avoiding the hormone that’s blocking these good things. It's 1000 times more important to avoid stress and to learn how to handle stress to prevent weight gain.
How Can You Fix an Adrenal Body Type?
1. Fix Your Sleep
Fixing your sleep is very important in avoiding stress. It allows your body to recharge from a long day’s work. You can do activities to help promote quality sleep, such as reading books or listening to soft music before going to bed.
2. Perform Low-Intensity Walking
You also need to perform low-intensity walking as your exercise because it gives you lots of oxygen and promotes low stress. Walking is the best exercise for the adrenal body type, and you need to do it every single day, like 45 mins to 1 hour. Yoga is the second-best workout. Start with the easy poses first.
3. Avoid People Who Cause You Stress
You also need to avoid people who give you stress. You might need to deal with them, but you should realize that these people are no good for you. To avoid this scenario, surround yourself with people who don’t make you stressed.
4. Get Some Space
Get out and experience a change of environment. Don't just sit in your room and watch TV because it's not a stress reducer. It does not give you much space as you're only looking at a single spot. Scenic nature views help you feel relaxed.
5. Avoid Sugar
Consuming sugar should be avoided, too. Sugar depletes nutrients and raises insulin. Avoid hidden sugars like fruits, alcohol, yogurt, and grains, including oatmeal. An apple, for example, has 19 g of sugar.
6. Increase Your Potassium
Potassium is a physiological tranquilizer, but you need 4700 g of it every day. You can have a huge salad in your meals, about 7-10 cups. You cannot fix your adrenals if you don't have potassium because it is needed to lower insulin and helps you sleep.
7. Follow Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting is a type of diet program where it involves a cycle of eating periods and fasting. You can eat 2-3 meals a day without snacking. This helps the adrenal glands because every time you fast, it takes the stress off the digestive system and allows you to burn more fat.
8. Take Apple Cider Vinegar
You can also take apple cider vinegar to help dissolve your visceral fat. It's also good in keeping your pH balance because it can maximize weight loss.
9. Try My Adrenal Body Type Kit
If you can’t take a long vacation to free yourself from stress, you can try the Adrenal Body Type Kit. It's composed of Sleep Aid to help with your sleep and Adrenal & Cortisol Support to lower cortisol levels. The combination of these two, Sleep Aid at night and Adrenal & Cortisol Support during the day, makes you feel really good.
The kit also has Gallbladder Formula to help with your digestion and with dissolving visceral fat in your gut. There is also a plant-based formula, Trace Minerals, for building proteins and collagen. This helps improve sagging skin after losing weight. It tightens your skin. The kit also has body type programs to give you more information about the adrenal glands.
Now that you know what the adrenal body type is and what it looks like, you can assess if you have this body type. If you think you experience the symptoms, you can start focusing on the things you need to work on as outlined above. Just remember that stress can significantly affect your weight, so avoid people, situations, and things that only bring you stress.
How often do you get stressed? Share your experience in the comments section below!
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