Avoid Holiday Weight Gain: The Personality Diet

Avoid holiday weight gain by knowing what diet works best for your personality. During the holiday, your personality may dominate your eating style. It’s more likely you will fall into the old behaviors and patterns during the holidays because of the memories and emotional feelings wrapped up in Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s or Hanukkah.The average holiday weight gain, as reported in surveys, is about five pounds.

Several authors have made correlations between eating and personality. Dr. Robert Kushner from Northwestern University wrote, “Dr. Kushner’s Personality Type Diet,” which claims people fall into different categories such as “Mindless Muncher,” “Can’t Say No Pleaser,” and “All or Nothing Doer.”

Meanwhile, Dr. Elliot Abravanel, the author of

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