Diet trends are now almost part of our cultural norms. By this time, you have probably heard it all—from eating based on your blood type to eating a basic carnivore diet that would have made a Neanderthal feel quite at home at your dining table. Still, there was one diet plan that was never quite utilized: a diet plan based on your zodiac sign. Noticing this vortex in the social matrix, the astute editors at Oprah.com invited astrologer Peter Smith to develop a horoscope diet.
His diet plan does not tell you what to eat and when. It’s much more practical and sensible. It is based on how to choose a diet that will work for your sign, a diet that compliments your predominant characteristics.
You are a passionate person – great at starting things. Unfortunately, once the thrill of launching something has become routine, you lose interest. Like a child, you now look for the next shiny object. You are intense and curious, and need an eating-plan that is short and intense. In other words, think circuit training and small meals all day long. You’re also fiercely competitive, so invite your friend to join you to keep you on track.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You can go the distance, and the longer the road, the more you like it. Unfortunately, your love of predictability means that you have no trouble in doing sedentary work and eating familiar, comfort foods. Consequently, you pack on the pounds easily. You need a predictable diet plan. It may be boring, but if you get results, you don’t mind it.
Your distractible, high-strung nature calls for a diet that will allow you to graze while you do other things more interesting than eating. Think small, quick meals. And don’t forget variety. Try mixing up your workout routine also; think about running a 5k for a good cause.
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
You are what psychologists call an “emotional eater.” When things aren’t going well, you find comfort in snacking. Bedtime snacks are not your friends. You have to turn your love of emotional sustenance and domestic bliss to work in your favor. You need plenty of soothing meals, without much fat. Food is great, but don’t get carried away with empty calories.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
You are king or queen of your realm. You are warm, enthusiastic, and eager to confer with your subjects to ensure that all is well. Your diet has to reflect this social proclivity, so you’ll benefit by joining a weight-loss group. There you can show off how well you are doing and even share a few tips with your doting admirers.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Your austere nature fits in very well with a monastic lifestyle. It’s rare that you would gain much weight in the first place, but, perhaps, your pure sign has been compromised by other zodiac influences. So if you do need to lose weight, find something purifying, detailed, organized, and pragmatic. Consider a vegetarian diet or even a fruitarian diet.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
The diplomatic field was probably invented by a Libra in the early days of the birth of civilization, when kings decided that getting along with other rulers might have a few fringe benefits. Since you are such a congenial soul, you need to diet with someone who can keep you on track. Although you represent the balance of the scale, it’s easy for you to feel overwhelmed without support.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
You have so much will-power that you need a diet that tests you. Find something extreme that few people would be willing to try out, something that awakens your will to win. The diet has to be difficult, like a detoxification plan, or you will quickly lose interest. A juice fast is something to contemplate.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
You are a freedom-loving soul, and any diet will quickly be perceived as an effort to fence you in. Unfortunately, your lack of restraint may result in your enjoying too many foods that add extra weight to your abdomen, hips, and thighs. Basically, your best bet is to forget dieting and focus on eating healthy. A lifestyle change will serve you well.
The 9-to-5 working day was designed for a Capricorn. You love structure, order, and expected patterns. So, naturally, your diet plan should be equally structured and meaningful. Choose systematic, routine diet plans that fit into your structured day.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
You are the penultimate rugged individualist. You’re also a free thinker. You will be able to rip apart any diet plan you come across, noting with a Spock-like detachment and candor exactly why the diet will not work as advertised. The only thing that will work for you is researching food groups, analyzing nutritional guidelines, and coming up with your very own diet plan.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
You are the free-spirit of the universe. If you had not taken human birth, you would probably have been an elf or a fairy. Playful, gentle, poetic, musing, and hopelessly romantic, you need a very sensible diet. Something with breakfast, lunch, and dinner will work just fine. Forget about the 6 meal a day plan. That is not for you. You will lose track of when your next meal is due. Three meals will keep you grounded enough to follow the diet plan.