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College Student Finds Whole New Meaning to Health
Discovers Body Typing is Interesting and Easy
|I have always considered myself a healthy person, very active, and not one to get on the diet roller coaster as I've seen so many people do. I never wanted to think about what I was eating or stick to a specific program. Body typing has changed my outlook.|
I decided to do my own body type profile and I thought it would be fun to recruit a couple of my friends, Andy and Misty, to do it with me. At first none of us wanted to read through all the descriptions, especially as college students who do their share of reading. This is quite a big, heavy book.
As we read through the physical profiles and moved further into the psychological profiles, we found out this was not only easy, but very interesting. We were able to see how well the psychological profile fit our personalities, and laughed about the foods we loved which were listed as "stressful." Andy is addicted to coffee and found it hard to humor the thought of giving it up.
Turns out I am a blood type. The psychological profile Dr. Mein gave us was a perfect match for me. We strive for harmony and want to circulate it to those around us. The book nailed my weakness, i.e., wanting to please everyone. Knowing this is my nature has helped me to understand myself better, and to relax in situations when I can't be everyone's favorite.
Changing our diets has been fun too! What we all found is that it's not that we are eating unhealthy foods, rather that we are eating them at the wrong times, and in the wrong amounts. I want to maximize my health so I'm willing to change. At first it was weird eating potatoes for breakfast and chicken for lunch, as the book recommended. My body has really embraced the changes and I now have more energy in the middle of the day whereas before, I was ready for a siesta around noon.
Now it's fun to know what is good for me and what isn't. I know more about my body, understand its cycles and the importance of eating healthily. It has taken on a whole new meaning.