Pituitary Type or P Types who follow the Body Type Diet are typically addicted to milk, yogurt, cheese and dairy treats such as Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
If you are trying to figure out what body type you are, Dr. Elliot Abravanel says Adrenal, Gonadal, Thyroid or Pituitary body types have very distinct characteristics.
Pituitary Type or P Types have a somewhat childlike appearance. If they are overweight, P Types may look pudgy all over. They may put on weight around the knees. The P Type may have a face that seems large for her body size. She may have a medium chest with small breasts, small, delicate tapering fingers and cellulite around the knees.
P Types are typically not addicted to caffeine as much as milkshakes! They are often morning people who exercise to get a “high,” according to the “Body Type Diet” book.
Dr. Abravanel in his “Body Type Diet,” describes the P Type as someone intellectual, detached, idealistic, giggly when happy and withdrawn when down. They may feel upset after a situation, but have a hard time talking about it.
I had a girlfriend who was definitely a P Type. She used to love to hit the frozen yogurt store. She had a childlike voice; a round face like a child’s and would close up like a clam when she was upset.
If you have not read Dr. Abravanel’s book or taken his quiz to determine your body type, I recommend it. For those who know they are a Type P, here are a few tips for the best diet and exercise for Pituitary Types!
No 1: The P or Pituitary Type’s best meal schedule: Big breakfast, moderate lunch and light dinner. The Reverse Diet plan would be ideal for this type.
No. 2: The P-Type or Pituitary Type’s best snacking habits: Wait four hours between breakfast and lunch to eat; and six h ours between lunch and dinner to eat.
No. 3: The P-Type or Pituitary Type’s best foods: vegetables, salads, organ meats such as liver, kidneys, heart; carbohydrates in moderation – whole grains only; decaffeinated coffee, fruit, chicken, pork chop, brown rice, whole grains such as Ezekiel cereal and Uncle Sam’s, tuna, eggs
No. 4: The P-Type or Pituitary Type’s best exercise: yoga, cardiovascular exercise four days a week at a high intensity such as you would get with the Insanity Workout but keeping it at 70 to 75 max heart rate; strength training three times a week
No. 5: The P-Type or Pituitary Type’s worst times to snack: Don’t snack in the late afternoon.
No. 6: The P-Type or Pituitary Type’s best snack: The best snack is cooked meat.
No. 7: The P-Type or Pituitary Type’s best tea: Fenugreek seed herbal tea.
No. 8: The P-Type or Pituitary Type’s foods to avoid: dairy such as ice cream, yogurt and milk.
No. 9: The P-Type or Pituitary Type’s best approach to caffeine: Avoid it.
No. 10: The P-Type or Pituitary Type’s best approach to sugar: Avoid sweets.
Source: “Body Type Diet and Lifetime Nutrition Plan,” by Dr. Abravanel and Elizabeth King Morrison.
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