Who knew that your zodiac sign had anything to do with weight loss? Turns out that your sign could influence the best approach to dropping those stubborn pounds. Since your zodiac has some influence on your personality, it makes sense that it could also determine how successful you are at various weight loss attempts. I'm a Virgo so I like things orderly, but that might not work for you. Here's a great rundown of what works for which zodiac sign. Good luck!
1. Aquarius - January 20 - February 18 ♒
If you're an Aquarius, chances are you like doing things your own way and you don't necessarily care what everyone else is doing. That's why you'll be most successful creating your own diet plan. Make sure it's made up of nutrient dense foods that are low in calories though. Since this sign is ruled by the ankles, consider dancing, skiing or running to burn calories.
2. Pisces - February 19 - March 20 ♓
Girls who are a Pisces need structure to get anything done. Your dreamy nature is wonderful, but it can keep you from finishing what you start. That's why you need some form of exercise that lets you commune with nature. Try rock climbing, yoga or jogging. Make sure you're eating three meals per day and use your bathroom scale to track your progress.
3. Aries - March 21 - April 19 ♈
When you're an Aries, you probably get all gung ho when you start something new, but then your motivation and passion tends to fizzle out. Don't worry - you aren't doomed. But you do need a different approach. Consider something that is short-term and that delivers mega results, mega fast. You might also do well joining a weight loss competition because that will keep you going.
4. Taurus - April 20 - May 20 ♉
When it comes to being sedentary, the zodiac experts say that Taurus girls are at the top of the list. There's something to be said for being lazy from time to time, but you have to get up and get moving if you want to drop that weight. You are going to need to engage in regular exercise and follow a pretty routine way of eating. A predictable pattern is what's going to work best for you.
5. Gemini - May 21 - June 21 ♊
Thankfully, if you're a Gemini, you are great at burning calories since you're so easily distracted and have a tendency to get worked up about things. Don't find fault there though because this is a powerful way to lose weight. Your best bet is going to be grazing on small, low-calorie meals throughout the day. Go ahead and eat while you do something else too so that you don't get distracted and end up eating what you shouldn't.
6. Cancer - June 22 - July 22 ♋
If you're a Cancer, you might be a food hoarder, a big time snacker or someone who reaches for food when you get emotional. This can hinder your weight loss goals so it's important to prepare low-calorie meals and have low-calorie snacks on hand at all times. You'll also feel great following a long-term fitness plan.
7. Leo - July 23 - August 22 ♌
You are energetic and enthusiastic, which are two traits that can really work for you when you attempt to lose weight. Join a gym where you can work out and spend time engaging with others. You'll love showing off your brand new body to your fellow gym rats.
8. Virgo - August 23 - September 22 ♍
According to the experts, Virgos are picky eaters (I'm not), and you like details and organization (that's totally me). If you're a Virgo, try a strict eating regime, such as veganism, that requires you to pay careful attention to what you're doing. This sense of control is super motivating to you.
9. Libra - September 23 - October 22 ♎
If you're a Libra, you tend to change your mind and go back and forth on options. This can make it hard to stick to whatever plan you decide to go with. Fortunately, it doesn't really matter which one you choose as long as you work with a partner who can keep you on track. This goes for exercise and eating right.
10. Scorpio - October 23 - November 21 ♏
Scorpios are well known for being all or nothing types of thinkers so you need a weight loss plan that lets you do a full body detox and lets you execute your iron strong willpower at the same time. Try Bikram yoga or a juice fast (under a doctor's supervision).
11. Sagittarius - November 22 - December 21 ♐
If you fall under this sign, you're probably someone who enjoys your freedom and getting outside into the great outdoors. That's why you need exercise that happens outside, such as hiking, biking or climbing. You won't be successful with a rigorous commercial diet, so aim to eat healthy foods in moderate portions instead of trying to adhere to a restricted diet plan.
12. Capricorn December 22 - January 19 ♑
Capricorn girls are introspective and sensitive so you need something with a lot of structure if you want to succeed at weight loss. Try gentle exercise such as Pilates or yoga, combined with a routine eating plan that you can easily stick with.
What's your sign? Do you think this advice is spot on or totally off the mark?