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The Best Diet for Your Personality

How many of your ladies are trying to lose weight right now? Silly question, right. We all seem to have the thought in the back of our mind of dropping a few pounds. Maybe you have tried all of the different fad diets on the market. Well guess what, they way you eat has everything to do with your personality.

Dr. Robert Kushner, medical director of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Institute in Chicago and co-author with Nancy Kushner of “Dr. Kushner’s Personality Type Diet” says “behavior patterns, habits, quirks, and moods that determine the ability or inability to succeed” at weight control. Some of the eating behavior categories identified by Dr. Kushner:

  • Can’t-Say-No Pleasers — They are generally good-natured with a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to family, co-workers, and volunteer causes, but they don’t take care of their own health.
  • Unrealistic Achievers — They are typically very successful in their work and home lives, but no matter how much weight they lose, it’s never enough. And that makes them frustrated and discouraged.
  • Nighttime Nibblers — They load up on calories in the evening.
  • Unguided Grazers — They eat without structure or planning and choose the food they eat based solely on convenience and accessibility, rather than real hunger.
  • Convenient Consumers — These folks mostly consume food that is packaged, bagged, microwaveable, and frozen. That means it’s also higher in fat, sodium, and calories and lower in fiber than fresh home-prepared foods.
  • Fruitless Feasters — Mmmm… meat and potatoes. These cavemen and cavewomen shun nutritious, low-calorie fruits and vegetables and feast on roast beef and tater tots instead.
  • Mindless Munchers — They eat in response to “cues,” such as commercials or vending machines.
  • Hearty Portioners — This is the “clean-your-plate” crowd. If they can see the food, smell the food, or reach the food, they’re going to eat the food.
  • Deprived Sneakers — They put on quite a show, eating “good-for-you” food in public and then sneaking the “bad” stuff in private. Figure out what ties you to the refrigerator and you can loosen the leash and lose weight.

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