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Slimming can put hair on your chest
少女減肥過度 停經長胸毛

Doctors’ advice is that people with different constitutions suit different types of food, and people need to eat properly if they want to diet in a healthy way.
醫師建議,不同體質各有合適食物,吃對了, 才能健康瘦。

Photo: Lin Hui-chin, Liberty Times

Hoping for a nicer figure, a young woman of around 19 years old only ate vegetables and cookies every day, drinking only water. Within 2 months she succeeded in losing 10 kgs, but her period also stopped for four months, her hair started falling out, she started growing hair on her breasts and she found it difficult to sleep, all because of the resultant hormonal imbalance in her body. Doctors say that if you want to lose weight you should have a diet appropriate for your physical constitution, instead of putting yourself through the wringer.

In Chinese medicine, there are five types of physical constitution susceptible to weight gain. These include the “stomach-heat” type, where people have big appetites, always feel hungry, and are partial to spicy, fried, oily foods, and who are prone to putting on weight around the waist; the “spleen-gastric deficiency” type, where people have poor appetites yet still put weight on easily, who often feel exhausted and sluggish, and who like to eat cold foods and have a sweet tooth, most of whom will put on weight on the lower half of their body; the “stagnation of liver qi” type, in which people find relief from anxiety by gorging themselves or going to a lot of dinner parties; the “qi and blood deficiency” type, in which people eat sparingly and do a lot of exercise, but find it difficult to lose weight regardless and who have a slow metabolism, who often put on weight over the entire body; and the “liver and kidney deficiency” type, brought on either by staying up all night over a long period of time or by the menopause.(Liberty times, translated by Paul Cooper)



1. put (someone) through the wringer v. phr.

(使人) 吃盡苦頭 (chi1 ku3 tou5)

例: I broke my wife’s favorite vase, and she really put me through the wringer over it.


2. partial to adj. phr.

偏愛 (pian1 ai4)

例: I’m partial to spicy food.


3. stay up v.

熬夜 (ao2 ye4)

例: I stayed up last night. Today I’m exhausted.

(我昨晚熬夜, 今天覺得好累。)



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