Weight Loss Personality
What's your weight-loss personality? If you're outgoing and gregarious—think Kirstie Alley—you might benefit from telling everyone you know (not to mention a few million television viewers) that you're trying to shed pounds. A more reserved person, however, might do better with a more mellow approach.
"The key to finding a successful strategy is being honest about your strengths and weaknesses," says Dr. Martin Binks, director of behavioral health at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center in Durham, North Carolina. "To violate your basic nature makes the already challenging process of weight loss more difficult."
Each of these four plans is targeted to a different personality trait, whether it's being goal-oriented, extroverted, shy, or spiritual. A little of this and a little of that? Combine the techniques to personalize your approach. It's soul-searching that—bonus!—slims you down.