Diet Based on Your Personality – Take The Quiz!

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By: Meredith Witthar | Lindsey Granger Posted: 9:44 AM, Jul 3, 2018 Updated: 9:09 AM, Jul 5, 2018

We diet and try to lose weight but, sometimes it just doesn’t work. So we turned to nutritionist Dana James, author of a new book called The Archetype Diet, to figure out what we should do. Read on to learn how to pick a diet based on your personality – and to take the quiz below!


1. The Nurturer


The first diet personality type is The Nurturer. “The nurturer sources her sense of self-worth from being there for others,” explains Dana. “They’re always making sure that everybody is happy. They’re the caregivers. They tend to people please; they deprioritize themselves.”


If you’re a Nurtuer, Dana says you need to cut back on the carbs, because you tend to emotionally eat. “With her the dominant hormone is insulin, and insulin is the body’s primary fat storage hormone, and with that you tend to store body fat everywhere,” she adds.  More than half of your daily plate should be made up of veggies like kale, spinach, or cauliflower.


2. The Wonder Woman or Superman


Next up is The Wonder Woman or Superman. “You are the one that’s gonna be working your butt off,” shares Dana. “You’re the one that’s gonna be booked back-to-back in meetings. You’re gonna struggle to take some time off, because it feels like oh my goodness, I have to do this!” Since you’re so busy, you’re often putting your diet last on your to-do list.


“You want to follow the plan,” continues Dana, “but things just get so compressed that, before you know it, meetings run over, and you can’t eat lunch. Then three o’clock rolls around, and you’re ready to just dive in and grab the leftover brownies from the office meeting that you would otherwise never touch.”


If you’re a Wonder Woman or Superman, you’ll want to cut back on dairy and carbs that will weigh you down. Instead, make sure you’re getting enough protein to keep up with your busy schedule.


3. The Femme (or Fella!) Fatale


Next up is The femme or Fella Fatale. “This is when you believe your self-worth is based on your physical appearance,” offers Dana.  You’re probably used to restricting your diet.


Dana says this personality should develop safety with food. “They’re typically restricting all of their carbohydrates and fruit, and they don’t need to.” Their plate looks similar to the Wonder Woman, with half of it consisting of veggies. But they can add in some extra starch like sweet potatoes so they’re not tempted to binge later!


4. The Ethereal


The final personality type is The Ethereal, whom Dana says tends to feel anxious and scattered. Gaining weight might not be easy for this personality type. “She tolerates the carbohydrates well, so I have her on the complete opposite of what I have The Nurturer on,” informs the nutritionist.


The Ethereal needs to eat “good” carbohydrates. And we’re not talking French bread – you need brown rice, chickpeas, and carbs that will help you gain weight in a healthy way.


What eating habits should you take on? Take Dana’s quiz below to pick the best diet based on your personality.


  1. People describe you as:
    a. Loving, giving, kind and compassionate.
    b. Successful, smart, witty and dynamic.
    c. Attractive, sexy, sparkly and playful.
    d. Intuitive, sensitive, spiritual and creative.


  1. When you go out to a nice restaurant, you order:
    a. Something a little carby, even though you know you shouldn’t.
    b. Whatever you want. After a long hard day, you deserve it!
    c. Not much; there’s no room for a poochy belly in that dress!
    d. A plate full of beans, rice and tortilla wraps — as your friends look on in envy.


  1. The unhealthiest aspect of your relationship with food is:
    a. You’re a secret eater. You hide food from yourself only to “sneakily” eat it later in the day.
    b. You’re generally good during the day, but you can blow it at night.
    c. You think about food and what it will do to your body 80 percent of the time.
    d. You frequently forget to eat.


  1. You tend to overeat when you’re feeling:
    a. Upset about something.
    b. Angry at someone, including yourself.
    c. Ugly and unattractive.
    d. Spacey and disconnected.


  1. If you break your diet, it’s because:
    a. You don’t want people to think you’re a diva by ordering something different.
    b. You’ve had a tough day and want to tune out with food or alcohol.
    c. You’re frustrated with yourself. You aren’t losing weight fast enough.
    d. You’re feeling hypersensitive to the world and need carbs to dull the sensitivity.

Note how many you have for each answer. The highest score is your dominant archetype.

Painless, right? Now you’re armed with the best diet based on your personality.

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