The Best Diet for a Pear Shape

Not all body types are created equal, and dieting needs can often vary depending on individual body shape. In general, there are two body shapes–apples and pears. Apples tend to store more fat around the midsection, providing them with a thicker appearance. Pears, on the other hand, tend to store their weight on the hips and thighs, increasing the overall width of the lower body while leaving the waist relatively untouched. As a pear, you will want to focus on a higher-carb, lower-fat diet.

Pear Diet

Consume a diet focused on the consumption of healthy carbs and a moderate amount of protein while minimizing your consumption of dietary fat if you have a traditional “pear” shape, according to information from Dr. Marie Savard, author of “Apples & Pears: The Body Shape Solution for Weight Loss and Wellness.” The general break point to determine whether you have a pear-shaped body is hip-to-waist ratio. If your hip to waist ratio is 0.80 or below, you have a pear-shaped body and you should adhere to these dietary standards.

Consume around 50 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent protein, and 20 percent dietary fat per day if you have a pear-shaped body. Regarding carbohydrates, focus your consumption on healthy carbs like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains while avoiding unhealthy and overly processed carbs like sugars, white flour, processed foods, and alcohols. Regarding protein, the best protein sources are lean sources of meat and dairy, so aim to eat plenty of chicken, turkey, low-fat meat, seafood, and low-fat dairy with each meal to fulfill your protein requirements without adding additional fat to your diet. Regarding fat intake, focus on the consumption of healthy natural fats like avocados, coconuts, olive oils, nuts, and seeds while avoiding saturated fats from animal meat and trans fats from fried foods and other sources. Check the nutritional information on each product to determine both how much and what type of fat is in any one entree.

What Happens When You Lose a Filling?

Having a cavity filled is a necessary procedure that is unfortunately very expensive and sometimes a little painful. However, fillings are not full-proof and can often fall out from eating certain foods that jostle it out of your tooth. In some instances, you may not even realize that you have lost a filling and may have even swallowed it. In the end, losing a filling isn’t a major immediate emergency, but it should not be ignored.

When It Comes Out

If you realize your filling has come out when it has happened and you haven’t already swallowed it, you should remove it from your mouth to prevent yourself from swallowing it. If you have swallowed it, it usually passes through your system without a problem. However, if you swallow it and you breathe it into your lungs, it could cause an infection.

Call Your Dentist

You should call your dentist as soon as you lose your filling if it’s within business hours to make a new appointment as soon as possible to replace the filling. If you recently got the filling or it was recently replaced, your dentist should replace it for free especially if it was an issue with the bonding of the filling when it was being put in.

Keeping it Clean

If you are not able to get to your dentist that day to have it refilled, you will need to keep that area of your tooth really clean. The cavity that was filled is now exposed again and could worsen or feel really sensitive. Brush your teeth carefully making sure to remove any food debris from the cavity so that harmful bacteria does not accumulate.

Pain

Your tooth may be sensitive after you lose your filing. This may be caused by exposed dentin tubules, which are tiny pathways of communication between the dentin and the pulp of your tooth. The dentin tubules provide a direct pathway from the inside of your mouth to your tooth. If you do feel pain, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen, Advil or Tylenol.