Women with pear-shaped bodies will confirm that their bodies don’t always look the way they want them to, and diets often don’t work. And that’s because your body needs a special diet and the right kind of physical activity.
Each of us needs to treat our bodies with great care because they tell us what we need to be healthy. It is important to know about the peculiarities of your body structure in order to take care of your health in time and prevent diseases or lose weight.
It is better to do this in accordance with the characteristics of your body.
If you have a pear-shaped body, then you know that men like women with your body type: curvy and juicy. Do you know why? On a subconscious level, men understand that a graceful female figure with a thin waist and wide hips is ideal for pregnancy and childbirth.
How does the pear body shape differ from other body types? The fact that their upper body and chest are narrower than their hips. If you translate this into a ratio, the ratio of waist size to hip size will be 0.8 or lower.
If you’re not sure if you’re a “pear” body type, it’s very easy to check. Stand up straight (don’t pull in your stomach): measure your waist size – 2.5 cm above the navel. Then measure your hips, the widest part of your body.
Then divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement. If the result is 0.8 or lower, you have a pear-shaped body. If the ratio is higher, then you have an apple body shape.
You should know that a pear body shape is guaranteed to provide you with high levels of the female hormone estrogen. That’s why you have a rather low metabolic rate, and any excess fat you gain will be stored in your body, mostly around the hips. Unfortunately.
First, we talk about what women with pear-shaped bodies need to do to lose weight, let’s look at the health risks inherent in this particular body shape.
The good news is that the pear type does not have typical health risks. Women with this body type are quite healthy. The main problems for your feminine figure are
- dilated varicose veins.
- menopausal hot flashes with age.
- metabolic disorders, which in most cases are caused by an attempt to lose weight and look more like models (in most cases, devoid of femininity), thin, who are now “in fashion”.
A low-fat diet is suitable for your pear body type. In short, the ideal diet for a pear body shape is:
- 45% complex carbohydrates.
- 45% lean proteins.
- 10% healthy fats
- the diet should be rich in calcium (do not forget about additional vitamin supplements).
You should not neglect exercises that are tailored to your body type. You are recommended to do three times a week strength training sessions to help increase your metabolic rate, strengthen your muscles, and get your body “in shape”. You should also do 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise three times a week. It’s best to exercise in the morning to boost your metabolism.
To protect yourself from osteoporosis, give preference to exercises that put more stress on your bones. For example walking, jumping rope, dancing or swimming, cycling or elliptical. If you prefer a more relaxed type of workout: yoga, Pilates, and callanetics are the most beneficial for your body type.
It is worth distributing strength and aerobic training on different days. Although, if you do them on the same day: aerobics immediately after strength training, you will certainly be pleasantly surprised by good results.
Try to think less about the ideal of beauty imposed by the media – a very thin body.
Instead, think about the fact that you have a beautiful, feminine body with attractive shapes. Also, your body shape protects you from serious diseases. Finally, remember that losing weight will only make you a smaller “pear”. But you will never become an “apple”!