The Personality Diet

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: What if your inability to lose weight was based on your personality? Would knowing that be the key to losing weight and keeping it off?
Air Date: 8/5/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Melissa Kathryn, CHN
Melissa-KathrynMelissa Kathryn is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Weight Loss & Lifestyle Expert and Speaker. As the Owner & Founder of Melissa Kathryn, LLC, a holistic weight loss & lifestyle practice, Melissa has coached hundreds of women around the world, helping them transform their bodies and lives through the power of healthy living, unique nutrition styling, and inspired fitness infused with positive thinking. Melissa has been a featured TEDx speaker, an expert guest on New York Live, a writer for publications such as Real Simple and Shape Magazine.
The Personality Diet
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What if your inability to lose weight was based on your personality? Would knowing that be the key to losing weight and keeping it off?

Melissa Kathryn, CHN, has identified the primary personality components that act as obstacles to successful weight loss. When you can recognize these obstacles, you can break free of yo-yo dieting and self-sabotage. 

According to Melissa, you can actually identify with all four types, but typically one is more dominant.

What are the four types?


If you fall into this category, you're likely a perpetual dieter. You put lots of restrictions around yourself and you have clearly labeled your good foods and bad foods. Avoiders are susceptible to trigger situations, such as a holiday or weekend, as well as trigger foods, which are based on emotions around those foods.

One bad decision leads to a multitude of bad decisions, which ultimately negates all of the hard work you've done.

In the end, you likely throw in the towel. 


When you get to a point where you feel good about yourself and where your weight is at, you celebrate it. But once you recognize it, you immediately have to find a way to sabotage yourself.

So, for instance, if you've been really great about getting up early each morning to work out, and someone says to you, "Wow, you look really great," the next morning you might stay in bed.


If you're a rebel, you love the idea of being healthy. You follow all of your own rules, but somewhere along the way, you want to rebel against the rigidity.

You thrive on the routine, but then you rebel against it. 


Like perfectionism in other areas of life, all your ducks are in a row. Like the rebel, you have very high standards, and you follow them to a T. But, when you fall off, you really fall off.

Once you identify which personality fits you, it's all about reconnecting to your body. Failure arises when you're just pushing for a specific result and not listening to your body and what it wants.

The three things you need to ask yourself are: What is the pattern? What are the triggers? What are the positive things you can do instead?

Listen in as Melissa joins Naturally Savvy hosts, Andrea Donsky and Lisa Davis, to share more about the personality diet, as well as the difference your specific personality can make in your weight loss efforts.
Sylvia Anderson

Originally from Minnesota, Sylvia moved to California for the sun, sand and warm temperatures. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in English and Communications, both of which she has put to good use in her work with RadioMD as Senior Editor.