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Category Archives: Personality Type & Weight Loss

Are You Metabolically Flexible?

March 26, 2018
Are You Metabolically Flexible?
How many diets have you been on?  Were you successful on any of them, losing the weight?  Yet, the weight returned and you wonder what you did wrong. Actually, you did nothing wrong except ignoring your body’s biology.  As hard as you work to lose weight, your body will try to maintain the status...

Your Diet Failures Were Not in Vain

March 24, 2018
Your Diet Failures Were Not in Vain
As I discussed in my last post, “Tripping Over the Truth”, to enact change, you often have to get to a point where you’re so discontent with the way things are, that you feel like you’re a volcano that’s about to erupt.  You can’t take it anymore and finally decide it’s time to take...

Tripping Over the Truth — Why Diets Fail You

March 21, 2018
Tripping Over the Truth — Why Diets Fail You
I’m reading a great book by Chip and Dan Heath called “The Power of Moments”. They dive into the subject of making life more meaningful by increasing the number of memorable moments we have in life.  When you think back on the years you’ve lived, how many memorable moments were there?  The...

The “Right” Way to Weigh In

June 1, 2016
The “Right” Way to Weigh In
  Clever way, I’d say!  The results will amaze you.  But seriously, what is the “right” way to weigh in?  People ask me, “Should I weigh myself every day?” There are two answers to that question and it depends upon who you are. For structured people, there’s...

During the Meal, Is an Intuitive Already Thinking About Dessert?

July 23, 2015
During the Meal, Is an Intuitive Already Thinking About Dessert?
A Sensor and an iNtuitive sit down to dinner together.  (Sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s not.)  It’s a beautiful meal.  The presentation is impeccable and the flavors superb. Yet, do they enjoy the food in the same way or differently? The Sensor first looks at the plate and...

Should I Weigh Myself Every Day?

April 21, 2015
Should I Weigh Myself Every Day?
  I used to tell my clients that weighing themselves every day was a waste of time.  Because you have to both decrease your calorie intake and increase your calorie expenditure by, on average, 3500 calories, there is no way a pound could be lost in a day’s time.  Even vigorous exercise...

Who Has the Most Success Losing Weight?

July 8, 2014
Who Has the Most Success Losing Weight?
There are some interesting statistics on this Daily Infographic.  As a dietitian, I’m happy to see that most of the people surveyed wanted to lose weight because of concern for their health.  Many years ago, the numbers would have been different.  At that time, more people were concerned about...

Losing Weight According to Your Personality Type

January 2, 2014
Losing Weight According to Your Personality Type
Personality type is at the root of our good behaviors as well as our not-so-healthy ones. The article, “10 Ways Your Personality Affects Your Weight” at http://fxn.ws/1ixdb6h evokes many of the personality preferences in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Take the free personality quiz on my...

Is Sensing and iNtuiting a “how” or a “what” when it comes to making decisions?

November 25, 2013
Is Sensing and iNtuiting a "how" or a "what" when it comes to making decisions?
In personality typing and the MBTI®, there are four pairs of preference alternatives.  We tend to favor one preference within the category over another.  The MBTI® is an assessment tool to uncover what those favored preferences are.  After you’ve taken the MBTI®, you will be provided with...

An interesting take on goal-setting versus system setting -Living in the moment rather than in the future

November 23, 2013
An interesting take on goal-setting versus system setting -Living in the moment rather than in the future
In MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®) terms,  goal-setting is everything for  iNtuitives.  It’s the carrot that pulls them forward.  (If you’re not familiar with type, go to “About Personality Typing” and watch the slideshow on personality typing.  There’s also...