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Category Archives: Personality Type & Weight Loss

National Nutrition Month –

March 5, 2013
National Nutrition Month -
The month of March is National Nutrition Month sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”. These are my thoughts exactly, especially when it comes to a personality approach to losing weight. If you’ve been on more...

3 Ways to Change Unhealthy Habits

February 26, 2013
3 Ways to Change Unhealthy Habits
I was reading an interesting article by Daniel Goleman, “Developing Emotional Intelligence”,  http://linkd.in/13friWC. He talks about the fact that, contrary to popular thinking, our brain actually creates new cells as we get older. But the trigger for that growth is the need to learn something...

Is Your Personality Type Making You Fat?

October 18, 2012
Is Your Personality Type Making You Fat?
I’ve contended since my first book, “Your Personality Prescription”, was published in 1999 that our personality types can be involved in our gaining weight but also can help us lose the weight.  As a dietitian, I don’t think anyone is a hopeless cause.  So, when I saw an article...

Study Shows Your Personality Does Affect Your Weight

August 1, 2012
Study Shows Your Personality Does Affect Your Weight
How spontaneous or neurotic you are could dictate how much you weigh according to research published in the Journal of Psychology and Social Psychology.  I’m not surprised.  If you knew your personality type based on the MBTI®, you would appreciate the results of the study and how they apply...

The Pig Personality Profile

August 1, 2012
The Pig Personality Profile
Gordon Cotton of Training and Development Marine Atlantic Inc. created this clever activity to help companies build strong team members in a fun way. Participants learn a lot about themselves and their fellow members.  While not a scientific test, see how your responses compare to the results you...

Can Type A and Type B Personalities be Equated with MBTI Types?

November 24, 2011
Can Type A and Type B Personalities be Equated with MBTI Types?
I’ve wondered for a long time since I got involved with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), whether the results of the MBTI ®(a personality type questionnaire) would reveal those people who would be considered either Type A or Type B personality types. First, if you’re not familiar...

A Buddhist Perspective on Eating According to Type

July 18, 2011
A Buddhist Perspective on Eating According to Type
Carl Jung, a Swiss psychologist, developed psychological type in the 1920s.  He was very interested in the Tao and the concept of yin and yang. He understood the idea of opposites; that they can only exist in relation to each other.  When I say “black”, what is the first thing that comes to your...

Do fat dogs have fat owners?

January 18, 2011
Do fat dogs have fat owners?
The obvious correlation here is if one’s dog is fat, it probably isn’t getting much exercise and it’s eating too much.  And if he isn’t getting enough exercise, can the same thing be said of his master?   People who work out in the gym are probably not going to let their...

What did you see in the mirror this morning?

July 12, 2010
What did you see in the mirror this morning?
Did you check yourself out in the mirror this morning? If so, did you like what you saw? Or did you tell yourself that today is the day you’re seriously going to start losing the weight?  That you’re tired of looking and feeling the way you do. What if I were to suggest to you that a good...

My Personality Made Me Eat It

March 1, 2010
My Personality Made Me Eat It
Actually, it is possible that your personality made you eat it. People who live in the moment and are spontaneous tend to live by the “instant gratification” rule: “When I want it, I will have it”. They don’t stop and think of the consequences of eating foods that are high...