So, what’s your sign?
No, we’re not trying out the oldest pick-up line in the book. We’re actually just trying to find the best weight loss tip for you (beyond your endless supply of savory meals)!
The word zodiac means “circle of animals” in its Greek origin, which reflects the prominence of animals within the 12 different zodiac signs. While the division of zodiac signs originates in Babylonian astronomy and can be dated back to the first half of the first millennium, it wasn’t until around the end of the fifth century BC that Babylonian astronomers divided up the 12 signs and correlated them to the calendar year of 12 months.
Based on the position of the planets, the sun and the moon at the time of birth, each zodiac sign, astrologists say, provides a little bit of insight about a person’s basic characteristics.
That’s right: Astrology advocates contend that each zodiac sign is associated with specific personality traits. And, since weight loss isn’t always “one size fits all,” today we’re tapping into the personality traits astrologists associate with each zodiac sign to dish out a personalized advice for reaching your goals.
Born: March 21-April 19
Strengths: Adventurous and energetic. Pioneering and courageous. Enthusiastic and confident. Dynamic and quick-witted.
Weaknesses: Selfish and quick-tempered. Impulsive and impatient. Foolhardy and daredevil.
Weight loss tip: As an Aries, you likely feel confident in a lot of areas of your life. You know what you want and you go for it. If you can take that kind of approach with weight loss, you’ll set yourself up for success. But running on the treadmill is likely not going to cut it for you. You must also feed your adventurous side with exciting workouts like hiking, dancing or outdoor sports.
Born: April 20-May 20
Strengths: Patient and reliable. Warmhearted and loving. Persistent and determined. Placid and security loving.
Weaknesses: Jealous and possessive. Resentful and inflexible. Self-indulgent and greedy.
Weight loss tip: Use your determination to power through a plateau. Research from the Mayo Clinic shows that weight loss plateaus are normal. Progress may grind to a halt out of the blue. But don’t let this get in your way. The Mayo Clinic suggests switching up your routine by increasing physical activity when that plateau strikes.
Born: May 21-June 21
Strengths: Adaptable and versatile. Communicative and witty. Intellectual and eloquent. Youthful and lively.
Weaknesses: Nervous and tense. Superficial and inconsistent. Sneaky and prying.
Weight loss tip: Your adaptability and versatility will come in handy when it comes to getting fit. A study published in Psychology & Health shows that forgoing your regular workout for something unfamiliar and new may boost mood and inspire you to keep going back.
Born: June 21-July 22
Strengths: Emotional and loving. Intuitive and imaginative. Shrewd and cautious. Protective and sympathetic.
Weaknesses: Changeable and moody. Overemotional and touchy. Clinging and unable to let go.
Weight loss tip: Being guarded and cautious may help you protect yourself and make good decisions, but when it comes to weight loss, you may need to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. As a passionate and loving person, you likely have a close-knit group of friends. Try making this leap less scary by taking it with a buddy. A number of studies show that pairing up with an exercise buddy will help you succeed.
Born: July 23-August 22
Strengths: Generous and warmhearted. Creative and enthusiastic. Broad-minded and expansive. Faithful and loving.
Weaknesses: Pompous and patronizing. Bossy and interfering. Dogmatic and intolerant.
Weight loss tip: Enthusiasm is so important when trying to stay motivated with a weight loss program. Channel that inner cheerleader and stay positive. Use your out-of-the-box thinking to find creative ways to torch calories, but try to be more tolerant of the less invigorating activities you’ll do at the gym.
Born: August 23-September 22
Strengths: Modest and shy. Meticulous and reliable. Practical and diligent. Intelligent and analytical.
Weaknesses: Fussy and a worrier. Overcritical and harsh. Perfectionist and conservative.
Weight loss tip: As someone who analyzes everything and makes careful and calculated moves, deciding to begin a weight loss program might not have been a simple decision. Let’s face it: You don’t do anything on a whim. But that fact can be used to your advantage. You’ve already thought this decision through and now you just need to keep up with the steps. Use your ability to plan ahead for prepping meals at the beginning of the week. Many of our Nutrisystem success stories say that planning weekly meals on Sundays helped them stick to the plan.
Born: September 23-October 22
Strengths: Diplomatic and urbane. Romantic and charming. Easygoing and sociable. Idealistic and peaceable.
Weaknesses: Indecisive and changeable. Gullible and easily influenced. Flirtatious and self-indulgent.
Weight loss tip: As a Libra, you may be one of those people that always has a group around you. You’re likable, personable and just want everyone to get along. Keep the momentum of that social circle going by tackling your weight loss as part of a group effort. Having the support of friends can make a huge difference in your success.
Born: October 23-November 21
Strengths: Determined and forceful. Emotional and intuitive. Powerful and passionate. Exciting and magnetic.
Weaknesses: Jealous and resentful. Compulsive and obsessive. Secretive and obstinate.
Weight loss tip: As a Scorpio, you probably get really passionate about your hobbies or activities. You have been known to throw yourself into things you love. The key to meeting your weight loss goals is finding ways to become more passionate about them. That could mean trying a workout routine you are excited about or foods you really enjoy. Explore your favorite classic meals like Nutrisystem’s Meatballs in Marinara Sauce. It is all about channeling that inner enthusiasm. indulge in healthy cookie recipes that don’t spell diet destruction!
Born: November 22-December 21
Strengths: Optimistic and freedom-loving. Jovial and good-humored. Honest and straightforward. Intellectual and philosophical.
Weaknesses: Blindly optimistic and careless. Irresponsible and superficial. Tactless and restless.
Weight loss tip: You are a positive person and that can be a wonderful thing for weight loss. A study published in 2005 by Karoliniska University Hospital indicates a strong correlation between long-term weight loss success and positive thinking. Just think of this association as a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy. You can make your diet work and achieve your goals for better long-term health—you just need to believe you can… and then make it happen.
Born: December 22-January 19
Strengths: Practical and prudent. Ambitious and disciplined. Patient and careful. Humorous and reserved.
Weaknesses: Pessimistic and fatalistic. Miserly and grudging.
Weight loss tip: Discipline is hands-down one of the most important characteristics required to stick with a weight loss plan, so being that this trait comes naturally to you, you are already one step ahead of the game. Harvest that inner ambition and discipline and apply it to your weight loss goals. Try making an activity, like walking, part of your everyday schedule or to-do list. We trust you to get it done.
Born: January 20-February 18
Strengths: Friendly and humanitarian. Honest and loyal. Original and inventive. Independent and intellectual.
Weaknesses: Intractable and contrary. Perverse and unpredictable. Unemotional and detached.
Weight loss tip: Being original and inventive are two great characteristics for someone trying out fun, new gym routines. Because you like to do things on your own, maybe a fitness class isn’t really your cup of tea, but consider hiring a personal trainer. You may have to rely on some guidance, but taking this step is one surefire way to make sure every workout is fresh and unpredictable, like yourself. You might love bringing your own spin to healthy meals with Tasty Takes on Nutrisystem meals, transforming them into something extra special.
Born: February 19-March 20
Strengths: Imaginative and sensitive. Compassionate and kind. Selfless and unworldly. Intuitive and sympathetic.
Weaknesses: Escapist and idealistic. Secretive and vague. Weak-willed and easily led.
Weight loss tip: As a Pisces, you are a kind person who is always giving to others, so now try turning this around on yourself. Researchers say that when it comes to weight loss, you must be able to have self-compassion. This might not be easy for a selfless Pisces, but being kinder to yourself will help you lose more weight.
All zodiac sign information was compiled through various sources including: Astrology Zodiac Signs, iZodiacSigns, Psychic Guild and Horoscope Dates.