People carry their fat in different places, we are not all the same and depending on where you store your fat does have an impact on your health.
If you gain weight mainly in the abdominal area it is said that you are an apple shape.
If you tend to gain weight mostly on your hips, buttocks and thighs, then you are known as a pear shape. I am a pear shape.
Depending where your body stores the fat does affect your health.
If you are an apple shape, you are at more risk of health problems associated with obesity, such as cardiovascular diseases including high blood pressure, raised cholesterol and diabetes.
If your waist is above 94cm (37in) if you are a man and 80cm (32in) if you are a woman then this indicates that you are carrying excess weight around your middle.
You can’t change what shape you are, it is an inherited characteristic .
You can limit its extent by keeping your weight at a healthy weight and exercising.
I am not saying you can’t have any treats again if you are an apple shape, it is all about eating in moderation. I eat chocolate, cakes and biscuits, but I don’t have them every day and I only have 2 biscuits at a time and not half a packet.
One of the main things to remember is when you are about to eat something is, are you really hungry or are you just bored??
Don’t forget to drink two litres of water a day, because when you are dehydrated you will feel hungry, even though you might just be thirsty.
Have a think are you an apple? or are you a pear?
Enjoy your day.