You have tried every diet known to mankind and you still struggle with your weight. No matter what you do, the pounds just won’t budge. Ugh. A concept that possibly may intrigue and even help you in your weight loss efforts is a diet tailored toward the month you were born. Check it out here:
March 21 – April 20
Traits: You are a natural entrepreneur. You enjoy beginning new ventures and forging ahead.
Foods: To forge ahead, you need energy. A cup of coffee is usually your drink of choice, but beware. Too much caffeine can impale your perception and make you too hyper. The best time to drink caffeine is between 9:30 am and 11:30 am. Over-the-top caffeinated sports drinks should be avoided as well as added sugar and milk.
April 21 – May 21
Traits: You are a tight-wad. Yes, you like the finer things in life, but you are frugal.
Foods: You enjoy eating healthy and some of you are very good cooks. The farmer’s market is a good place for you to pick up quality food while staying in your budget. Leafy greens, root vegetables, and in-season fruits are your go-to. Avoid overly processed, expensive versions of produce.
May 22 – June 21
Traits: A talkative lunch buddy, you enjoy eating and the camaraderie of a lunch date.
Foods: According to a study by Cornell University, people who talk during lunch actually eat and weigh less. Since constant conversation during lunch may be irritating to your lunch date, partake in foods that require you to invoke mindful eating. Soups and salads are recommended for you, Gemini. Sip slowly and eat intentionally.
June 22 – July 23
Traits: You are an emotional eater and like cooking and baking for others.
Foods: Best bet for you is to find recipes that do not allow you to indulge while cooking. For instance, creating hor d’ouvres is not a good idea because you will eat more than you serve. Um hm. Stay away from finger foods, cookies, brownies, and junk food. Feed your body, not your emotions.
July 24 – August 23
Traits: Yes, I can hear you roar, Leo! You are a lion when it comes to eating. You enjoy decadence and fine dining, and you sometimes overindulge.
Foods: The aroma from the kitchen is sometimes too much for you. Your hunger is ravenous and you might sneak a bite before it’s time to eat. Shame! Wait for the rest of us. Slow down; relish the ambiance of eating with others.
August 24 – September 23
Traits: Oh, you are the Princess (or Prince) of Worry. Let it go.
Foods: Hands down, Virgo’s are perfectionists. They like to nibble at their food, sometimes depriving themselves of a healthy meal. As a Virgo, you may be too hard on yourself and have your diet be too strict. Stop worrying. Find a healthy diet that will embrace your high standards so you can enjoy eating!
September 24 – October 23
Traits: Your horoscope symbol is the scale, and rightly so. You like balance in your diet.
Foods: Libras are usually smart when eating. You like fruits, veggies, and quality proteins. Smoothies are your go-to and you enjoy sharing nutritious recipes with friends. Keep up the good work, Libra. Stay in balance.
October 24 – November 22
Traits: You may be a binge eater. Not a good trait, Scorpio.
Foods: Eating a salad for dinner and then chocolate cake before bedtime is not a good idea. Somehow you balance the two, but it may catch up with you in time. Avoid the late night snacks and stick to a healthier meal at dinnertime. That way, you will be deterred from binging at night.
November 23 – December 21
Traits: Willpower. Your lack of willpower is offset by your strong, adventurous spirit.
Foods: Since willpower is not your strong point, opt for low-cal foods that fill you up; black beans, brown rice, quinoa, low-sugar fruits, and root vegetables. You will be less tempted to eat unhealthily. Keep a food diary. It will aid you in your weight loss quest.
December 22 – January 20
Traits: You have your feet planted firm; decisive, true, and solid. You like familiarity.
Foods: Branch out. Eating the same foods day after day is alright, but variety is the spice of life. Experiment with new food choices that will expand your nutritional horizons. Don’t eat the same meal every day. There are plenty of options that will provide additional minerals and nutrients to keep you healthy. Explore!
January 21 – February 10
Traits: Stuck in a rut? Can’t lose those last five pounds? Maybe? Uh, oh…
Foods: Aquarius, you need to add variety to your drinking glass. Spritzers with lemon, fruit-infused cocktails, veggie and almond milk smoothies; it’s all good. Broaden your horizons. Don’t drink those sugar-laden soft drinks that make you tired and bogged down. Avoid overindulging in alcohol. A small glass is okay, but too much is not good for you.
Whether you believe in horoscopes or not, eating a healthy diet is in the stars for you. Skip the fad diets and choose healthy foods that will keep you mentally alert and physically able! Whatever your star sign, you need to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and proteins to keep you jetting through your universe.
February 20 – March 20
Traits: Intuitive and spiritual, you’re a daydreamer. You can often be found with a glass of wine in your hand at the end of the day.
Foods: Drinking in moderation can be a healthy habit. For women, one drink a day (a 5-oz glass of wine, for example), or about 120 calories. And be sure that you’re not drinking more than you think. Symbolized by the Fish, you need to eat foods that are good for your blood, liver and brain, which would include beef, liver, onions, whole grain cereals, prunes, lemons, oranges, apples, grapes, spinach, and lamb. Pisceans need to avoid large intake of dairy products, oily food, extra salt, excess sweets etc.