Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 31

Thread: Can I have an hourglass daughter? page 3

  1. #21
    primalprincess7's Avatar
    primalprincess7 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    635
    Shop Now
    I think that the mother's hormonal climate will have a lot to do with how the child will change at puberty, but I don't believe it's set in stone. Women's body shapes change as their hormones change, and this can happen at any time. When women improve their hormonal health, they store more fat in the breasts and upper part of the buttocks, and less below the belly button, in the lower back, and below the buttocks. And their waists become smaller. So basically they become hot. And hot women can turn into apples and pears when things go awry.

    I also don't believe that the body shapes you're describing are really 'types' that genetics decide we fit into. So I don't consider myself a 'pear with a bit of apple', I just have a pear shape caused by estrogen dominance overlaid with the apple shape that chronic elevated cortisol and too much testosterone have caused. I don't believe that people look like apples because they are apples, I think they look like apples because of whatever is wrong with their hormones. And there has to be a genetic component to that, but I don't believe someone with an inherited tendency to become apple-ish ever has to.
    well said.
    I'm too stubborn to give up so I keep on trying.

    You're never going to get to the top of the stairs if you don't walk up them.

  2. #22
    jenni's Avatar
    jenni is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    North Dakota
    Posts
    68
    I'm an apple, my oldest daughter is a pear, youngest is very skinny and too young to tell.
    Start of PB weight Aug/2011: 217
    Start of Leptin Reset end of Aug/2011: 202.4
    current weight: 199.6

    Follow me and see what my kids are eating for lunch.

  3. #23
    wiltondeportes's Avatar
    wiltondeportes Guest
    I'm a strawberry, my mom's a blueberry, and my grandma's a mango. Oh, and my dad's a banana.

  4. #24
    JoanieL's Avatar
    JoanieL is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
    Posts
    7,416
    A family of apples with a maternal grandmother very much a pear. I'm apple when fat; stick figure with no hips and mini boobs when thin. Those apples lived a long time, so I'm not too worried about health or longevity.
    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

    B*tch-lite

    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

  5. #25
    wiltondeportes's Avatar
    wiltondeportes Guest
    In all seriousness, my mom was sort of an apple. She gave birth to one awesome male (me), so maybe you will just produce better guys than girls.

  6. #26
    magnolia1973's Avatar
    magnolia1973 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    3,937
    Thats an interesting question....
    I used to have a book that discussed where different body types put on weight-
    Apples- stomach
    Pears- lower body
    Hourglass- limbs

    My mom is an apple now, and her limbs have thinned out, but she used to look more like me. I have a small waist, larger boobs, a good butt, but then very heavy arms and legs.

    I think that in a healthy weight, all body shapes are attractive. So I wouldn't worry aboutit- pass on your active healthy lifestyle.

    http://maggiesfeast.wordpress.com/
    Check out my blog. Hope to share lots of great recipes and ideas!

  7. #27
    little vase's Avatar
    little vase is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    708
    Quote Originally Posted by wiltondeportes View Post
    I'm a strawberry, my mom's a blueberry, and my grandma's a mango. Oh, and my dad's a banana.
    . Your family sounds utterly delicious.

    It really is funny that women describe their body shapes with fruit.....hahah. I totally understand why but it's hilarious to me right now for some reason.

    I'm an hourglass and so is my daughter. No fruit here.

  8. #28
    anova01's Avatar
    anova01 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    59
    I wish I had my mom's (or anyone on her side of the family) body shape - unfortunately I seem to take after my dad's. Working on leaning out and then that doesn't matter. I think that if you are apple shaped, that's not in and of itself a bad thing you just have to worry more about weight because it's worse biologically to carry it around your midsection than thighs. However, best to not carry it around at all.

    I know that apple is a more male-typical pattern of gaining weight, and I know that with PCOS testosterone is elevated. So I've wondered if that's what made me gain more in my midsection than elsewhere. My mom is an hourglass though and so his her mother.
    "It is never too late to be what you might have been" - George Eliot

    12 week health challenge (95%, more moving)
    Start -- March 1st -- 173.4
    End -- May 24th -- 158.6

  9. #29
    eKatherine's Avatar
    eKatherine is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Portland
    Posts
    5,424
    One's bone structure is independent of where one puts on fat. My bone structure is extremely hourglass in shape, though I became more apple in appearance by putting on weight all over. My daughter, when slender, had narrow hips, and she has more readily become apple in appearance without putting on anywhere near as much weight as I was carrying at my heaviest.

  10. #30
    Sandra in BC's Avatar
    Sandra in BC is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    1,102
    Quote Originally Posted by Karate Lisa View Post
    This made me lol
    Me too!
    Sandra
    *My obligatory intro

    There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day a cheat day, you're on a diet. Don't be on a diet. ~~ Fernaldo

    DAINTY CAN KISS MY PRIMAL BACKSIDE. ~~ Crabcakes

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •