The Personality Type Diet
What It Is
It's a diet based on sensible eating and exercise. So what's new?
Author Robert F. Kushner, MD, teaches medicine at
Northwestern University and is director of the Wellness Institute at
Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After
seeing a lot of people who wanted -- and needed -- to lose weight, Kushner
realized there's no one-size-fits-all diet.
The Personality Type diet asks readers to answer 66 questions about their
habits and attitudes toward eating, exercise, and coping. Based on the scores, a
person falls into one or more "categories. For example, when it comes to eating,
a person may be a "Mindless Muncher;" when it comes to exercise, an
"All-or-Nothing Doer;" in coping, a "Can't-Say-No Pleaser."
In sections of the book appropriate for each type, Kushner offers specific
advice helpful in changing the behaviors and attitudes with which a person
self-identifies. This doesn't mean other sections of the book aren't full of
useful advice. But because you've already identified things you need to change,
Kushner's method points you to the areas where diet and lifestyle change will do
you the most good. Besides, most people will identify with more than one "type"
in each category.