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Pear Of Anguish
What are the exercises which give my body a pear-like shape? I want to increase width of my waste and bottom
Heredity: Our genetics or heredity influence the basic shape of our bodies. Weight gain will clearly show where you put on the extra weight: pear=hips/thighs/buttocks. Apple=trunk/belly enlarge. Exercise and diet reduce fat in reverse to the gain from overeating. You may strengthen certain areas with exercises, but you can't change your bodies basic structure. ...Read more
Is prickly pear cactus healthy to eat? It's not a common food so I'm not sure if it's supposed to or should be eaten.
Nopales: Looking at prickly pear cactus, we might not realize the paddles can be food -- but they have a long history in mexican cuisine. The flat pads are called "nopales;" the fruits are "tuna." nopales have lots of fiber, vitamins and minerals. For people with diabetes, eating nopales may lower blood glucose. Also, they have 17 Amino Acids -- 8 of them "essential" ones that our bodies can't make. ...Read more
To some: There are as many ideas about attractiveness as there are men. Your shape will certainly attract many, but not all. And you probably have some idea about the shape of men that you find attractive that might be different than other women think. The social and dating game allows women and men with similar ideas to find each other. Keep looking. ...Read more
Shape: The description of a shape is made by each individual. Look into the mirror and you may be a pear shaped person or someone else may say that person is a beautiful vase shaped, etc. I would not get too fixated on shapes, but more on just trying to eat healthy and be as healthy as you can. Best wishes. ...Read more