Is Your Personality Making It Hard for you to Achieve a Healthy Weight?
If so, here’s your chance to check out what your personal diet type is and win a Diet Type E-book to help you win at losing.
Before now, diet books have required people to change themselves to comply with certain rules. This “one size fits all” method is not only outdated, but it rarely works for the long-term.
Now, with the help of Heather K. Jones, R.D. individuals can find a way that works for them—for good. Jones’s new eBook series What’s Your Diet Type? uses breakthrough personality research and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (a leading self-development quiz) to reveal every person’s best diet approach.
Here’s the lowdown on What’s Your Diet Type e-books and how to determine which type of diet is best matched to your personality. As an added bonus, 10 Appetite for Health fans will get a free e-book that matches their personality to a diet Rx.
Where did you come up with the idea to link personality with dieting?
Over a million people each year take personality tests to help them find the right job or career match, and it is used online to help people find the right love match. I decided to use this proven method to help people find the right diet and health approach.
How does your personality affect your ability to lose weight?
We each have our own set of unique personality characteristics that make up who we are. Some of these characteristics we’re born with, others come as a result of our upbringing and life circumstances.
Our personality type affects all facets of our lives—from the subjects that we like in school, to how we act in social settings, to the professions and careers we find fulfilling. It also determines why some health and weight loss approaches work for us, while others fail. And while you can’t change your personality, you can change your weight loss strategy.
So how do you use your personality type to hep you lose weight or get healthy?
With a short, simple quiz based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator—a nationally renowned personality test—you can find your Diet Type among 4 unique personalities: the Diet Planner, the Diet Player, the Diet Feeler, and the Diet Thinker.
Understanding your Diet Type provides you with the “why” behind what you do (and don’t do) and helps you identify not only what motivates you, but also what stresses you out. Knowing yourself arms you with the necessary answers and insights you need for ultimate success.
Are different personality types motivated to lose weight for different reasons?
Yes, absolutely. Here’s how each are motivated:
The Diet Feeler: Feel better about herself…improve self-esteem…feel good emotionally.
The Diet Thinker: Decrease health risk factors…be more comfortable….be in control.
The Diet Player: Have more energy…look fantastic…participate in more activities.
The Diet Planner: Better health…fit into her clothes again…because it’s the right thing to do.
What are some things to look for in a weight loss approach for each type?
The Diet Feeler: Support from others and sharing feelings, issues and ideas. Journaling and self-development – finding her path/purpose.
The Diet Thinker: Information and data. Resources regarding diet and exercise from competent sources so she can study independently.
The Diet Player: Impulse control, flexibility, competition, and a variety of physical activities. Easy ways to grab a healthy bite to eat.
The Diet Planner: Preparing ahead and having a plan and sticking to it. Routines for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and being accountable.
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