What’s Your Diet Type?

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on June 18, 2012

There are so many dieting books out there, and it can be kind of confusing to figure out which diet book is the best one for you. I’m not a fan of the “fad” diet books out there, the ones that restrict you from various food groups (like carbs, for example), because I don’t think they’re very sustainable for long term health.

I do like books that are more holistic, focused on healthy living and giving us all the tools we need to eat and live healthier lives.

My friend Heather K. Jones, aka The Diet P.I., has a new book series out that I think is really great. Heather’s a registered dietitian, a health journalist, and an author, and she knows a TON about healthy eating, weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight.

Her “Diet Type” books use the power of your personality to help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. 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. It helps you be aware of your “triggers,” so you can be more in control of your eating habits and weight loss goals. Knowing yourself arms you with the necessary answers and insights you need for a healthy lifestyle, and ultimately – weight loss success.

How does it work? I’m sure you’ve heard of the personality tests that millions of people take each year to help them find the right job or career path, or even the right love match online. Heather decided to use this proven method to help people find the right diet and health approach! Pretty cool, right?

There are four Diet Types:

And I am a Diet Thinker. This means…

  • I seek knowledge and understanding
  • I tend to be skeptical and want logical answers for everything
  • I enjoy finding new and different ways of doing things
  • I am constantly evaluating my abilities and I am my own worst critic

Diet Thinkers are also very independent. So, not surprisingly, I prefer to live by own (rather, Picky 🙂 ) health standards, I love reading and I’m constantly learning more about healthy eating, cooking, recipe makeovers, and healthy living, and I like to be my own healthy lifestyle coach!

If you’re curious to learn more about the Diet Types, here is a helpful video from Heather:

And be sure to take her FREE Diet Type test and find your Diet Type today!  Once you take the free test you get a free Diet Type introduction eBook with more information about how your personality affects the way you eat, exercise, and approach weight loss.

The Diet Type series is for anyone who would like to put an end to overeating and dieting once and for all. Plus it’s fun and enlightening! I hope it’s helpful to you and gives you guidance for your healthy lifestyle goals!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings June 19, 2012 at 5:33 am

I’m a diet planner…knew that would be true but at least I’m consistent 🙂


Anjali @ The Picky Eater June 19, 2012 at 7:12 am

Haha that’s great! It’s funny because I thought I’d be a diet planner, but turned out to be a thinker instead 🙂


Kate June 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Hi love your interesting take on diet types.
I have been very focused on healthy eating for most of my adult life. Transferring my healthy food cooking while bringing up my family. We have never had to think about what type of diet type we are, just concentrated on what mother nature has to offer and making delicious meals with those ingredients.

Best wishes


Anjali @ The Picky Eater June 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Hi Kate, thanks so much! I completely agree – overall cooking healthy food at home is an easy, simple way to go! Knowing your diet type is just helpful to know (for those people who struggle with healthy eating) how to structure their diets in a way that works for them 🙂 Thanks again!


joy June 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm

I just took the test…I just got diet feeler. The description got me exactly.


Anjali @ The Picky Eater June 20, 2012 at 7:19 am

That is so great to hear Joy! 🙂


laine November 25, 2012 at 3:37 am

Hi Anjali, I have to attend my friend’s wedding this coming December on the 2nd week and I just wanna be looking good. Could you help me on how I can lose weight in a short amount of time?


Anjali @ The Picky Eater November 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Hi Laine,

Thanks for your question! Unfortunately there is no healthy way to lose a ton of weight in about two weeks. You could probably lose about 3 pounds by eating well and exercising. I’d recommend doing my 7 day meal plan each week until your friend’s wedding (it has about 1200-1400 calories in each day, ideal for weight loss). You can download the meal plan here. And I’d also recommend doing some sort of exercise for 30-60 minutes, every day. Just pick any exercise routine that works for you – walking at a brisk pace or running are great, as are yoga, pilates, or just about anything! 30 minutes will be enough to get your metabolism going and will help you drop the pounds, especially if you are eating well. Good luck – I’m sure you will do great and will look great at your friend’s wedding!! Keep me posted on how things go!


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