7 Types of Dieters … Which One Are You?

by | Jan 13, 2022

In my experience, there are 7 types of dieters.

Which one resonates the most with you?

7 Types of Dieters

We’ve got …

1. The “all or nothing” dieter – the individual that jumps into a diet with 100% enthusiasm and effort, only to burn themselves out with all the rules and restrictions. Then they end up on the other side of the extreme … firmly in fuck-it-ville.

2. The “I know what to do but I’m just not doing it” dieter – the individual that has done plenty of research. Knows a good amount about nutrition. But can’t seem to stay consistent with anything.

3. The “I want results but don’t want to change” dieter – the individual that says they want epic results but is unwilling to change any of their behaviors to make that happen.

4. The “overwhelmed” dieter – the individual that is so confused with all the information out there that they just do nothing. And constantly tell themselves they don’t know where to start.

5. The “I do everything right” dieter – the individual that eats pretty well most of the time but forgets about all the mindless snacks or conveniently leaves out the fact that they eat out a bunch and/or don’t realize that their “healthy” salad or acai bowl is actually a fuck ton of calories.

6. The “unicorn” dieter – the individual who thinks that nothing works for them so they must be a special case where science doesn’t apply to them.

7. The “instant gratification” dieter – the individual who has been perfect for 2 days and is frustrated that the scale hasn’t moved and they don’t have abs yet.

So … which of these types of dieters are you??

Here’s a fun fact…

I was all 7.

You can be more than one type of dieter!

Throughout most of my adult life, I’ve been a concoction of several of those types of dieters.

I started my journey as the all or nothing dieter, then became the instant gratification dieter, and then I became the unicorn dieter.

During the 10 years that I rode the diet roller coaster, I made pit stops at each of those 7 destinations.

And, each one helped deepen my disordered eating behaviors, my fixed mindset, and my body dysmorphia.

You may resonate with one or several of those descriptions.

Here’s the reality …

It’s not your fault.

But, it is your responsibility.

You see, when I first started, I was led to believe that perfection was necessary.

I was led to believe that foods were either good or bad.

That each day was like a test that I would either pass or fail.

Hell, I even worked for a “nutrition coaching” company that essentially graded your nutrition with green or red (green meaning you passed and red meaning you failed).

It’s no wonder I witnessed more disordered eating behaviors during that time than I’d care to remember.

There’s a multi-million dollar program that labels foods under green, yellow, or red categories.

Green means you can eat those foods. Yellow means use caution when eating those foods and limit the amount. And red means don’t eat them.

Hopefully, I don’t need to explain how fucked up that is.

I only mention this to illustrate the point that it’s entirely not your fault when you land into one of those dieting categories.

We’ve created a NEW type of dieter.

As a society, we’ve advanced in incredible ways …

Facilitating sustainable behavior change when it comes to health and fitness is NOT one of them.

I continue to be hopeful that the tide will turn, but it’s an uphill battle for sure.

Having said all of that, it’s 100% your responsibility to make it happen.

If I can do it, literally anyone can.

Because I’m not that smart. I’m actually pretty lazy. And I’m not genetically gifted.

Fortunately, there’s an 8th category that has been developed over the past 3-4 years.

The POP dieter.

The individual that isn’t a dieter at all.

The person that has been through the fuckin ringer with all of their previous dieting efforts and is sick of it.

The person that is ready to embrace REAL, SUSTAINABLE change.

The person that values their relationship with food and the impact that it has on their kids.

The person that knows the process begins in their mind.

Thousands of people of all different shapes, sizes, and walks of life have chosen that path.

YOU have a choice!

A choice to accept that none of what they experienced in the past was their fault … but pursuing a different future was their responsibility.

The exact choice that I made after 10 years of frustration and pain.

The path begins with a simple understanding.

We have to know the way you’re wired. We have to understand your nature so we can work with it and stop fighting against it.

You probably have tendencies that have landed you in one of the 7 types of dieters.

We can use your tendencies to your advantage and create a plan that is easy to adhere to, that you will actually enjoy, and that your body will respond more favorably to.

Then, we have to undo some of the prior damage. Both mentally and physically.

This is where our metabolic priming phase comes into play.

We get your body in position to respond to the physical changes you want to see.

No more white knuckling your way through a program.

You’ll actually be surprised how simple it is.

Lastly, we make sure everything is sustainable for the long haul.

That’s our lifestyle integration phase. Solidifying those behaviors so you’ve got the foundation that will serve you forever.

This is what sets the example for your kids. When they get to see you enjoying life and thriving while also prioritizing your health.

It’s empowering.

Stop dieting and start living.

Here’s another fun fact for you …

Each day that you don’t invest in quality coaching is continuously wasting more time and adding more unnecessary stress and frustration to your life.

You’re probably aware of that fact.

So the question is simply … do you want to change it?

If so, you can walk the same path as all of our clients whose lives have been fundamentally changed forever with our 6 month coaching program.

It starts by shooting me a private message on FB.

Then, we need to make sure that you’re a good fit.

If we decide that it’s a good fit on both sides, we can welcome you into the program.

Interested in 1:1 Coaching?

And let me know that you’re interested in the 1:1 signature coaching program.

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