Ever noticed how a diet initially seems so easy – at first, weight comes off fast and easy, but losing that last bit of weight is so tough? Learn how your sign’s energy can ease the way.
Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)
You rule when it comes to meeting a challenge! You go after your goals with ruthless determination. That’s one reason achieving your desired weight can seem so important. The biggest challenge for you is those inevitable meals out and treats at events or the office. You attend each gathering with enthusiasm. You’re so focused on making a good impression that you forget your diet. Nip the failures (and nip in your clothes!) by planning ahead for such events. Restrict yourself to less rich, carb-heavy foods, and ask that your entrée be prepared without butter or sauces.
Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn)
You seek to be polite – Miss Manners loves you! The problem when it comes to diet is you try so hard to please everyone that you also tend to overeat. A special note for you Earth signs with regard to choosing the right diet for you: don’t let your emotions rule your intellect when it comes to your food choices. You can become so caught up in your feelings that you forget the facts. In other words: that 500-calorie slice of chocolate cake that you’re contemplating to cheer yourself up or that 800-calorie ice cream sundae you want to celebrate a promotion isn’t suddenly calorie-free! Stay focused on your goal of weight loss, and like other goals, you’ll achieve it.
Air Signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius)
You are known for your ability to discipline and educate yourself. When it comes to dieting, though, you tend to be too hard on yourself. Trying to achieve perfection can result in frustrations, and that can lead to saying, “Oh, I give up – I might as well eat ALL of that pie.” The secret for you with the last stretch of weight loss: less literally is more! Stop making so many rules for yourself. Just keep it small and simple and allow yourself one daily treat: a sugar-free ice cream bar one night; a quarter of a cantaloupe the next night, and one mini dark chocolate bar the third night.
Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces)
Wonder what works for the water elements when it comes to weighty matters? Dive deep, because it may be your deepest emotions that fuel your hunger! You tend to do well staying on your diet – except when you let your feelings rule your head. To change your weight, start journaling your feelings rather than eating because of them. If you can’t resist those chips or cookies because you’re frustrated, then write that down and why you want to turn to edible comforts. Just being able to look at that in writing can help you change your pattern – and change your weight!