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American women have been taught that a little extra around the hips, butt and thighs is a bad thing, when actually, this is something that we should embrace. It’s a documented fact that women with hourglass and pear-shaped bodies have higher IQs than women with rectangle or apple shaped bodies, which can be a result of a diet high in omega-6’s. Studies also show that curvier women give birth to smarter babies. This is due to the omega-3 fatty acids that women naturally store in their hips. Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial to a fetus’ brain development, which is why women who have a diet high in these fatty acids tend to produce smarter children. Even as an adult, it is crucial that you get your omega-3’s, especially if you’re someone like me that has ADD/ADHD. I used to depend on Adderall to help me focus, but since I started incorporating more omega-3’s into my diet, I’m not running to a pill bottle every time I need to get some work done.
Now, the way you are shaped has a lot to do with genetics. However, that does not mean that you cannot alter your shape. If your Mother is rectangle or apple shaped and you are shaped like her, part of it could because of genetics… part of it could be because of what she fed you as a child. Think about it, most people live with their parents until the age of eighteen. You’re almost fully developed at eighteen, so if for eighteen years you pretty much ate the same foods and had the same lifestyle (diet, exercise, etc.) that your Mother did, you’ll have the same shape for the most part. The majority of the American population cannot afford to eat fresh, because eating fresh is not cheap. American women tend to eat a lot of processed and fast foods, because that it what is affordable. These processed foods are high in trans and saturated fats, which are usually stored in the belly and can give you that apple or rectangle shape.
It’s never too late to get on the right track and start living a healthy lifestyle. There are markets such as Trader Joe’s that are super inexpensive and sell mostly natural and organic foods. The cool thing about Trader Joe’s is that not only are they inexpensive, but they accept EBT, so does Whole Foods, Publix and The Food Emporium. A lot of farmer’s markets also accept EBT; you give them your card, they swipe it and in exchange they give you tokens that you can shop with. So, there really isn’t real reason why you should still be eating these processed foods, that are high in bad fats, which are bad for your health and bad for your shape.
One of my favorite snacks from Trader Joe’s is the Omega Trek Mix, which has 500mg of omega-3 fatty acids per serving (560 if you get the individual bags). The Omega Trek Mix is not your average trail mix - it contains omega infused cranberries, so you’re not only getting your omega-3’s from the nuts, but the berries as well. It’s only five dollars and it is absolutely delicious. I love the individual bags for when I’m on the go, because they keep me snacking healthy and are actually quite filling. So start incorporating these good fats into your diet, ladies. Your brain and your BOOTY will thank you!
XOXO, Patricia Falona Ortiz