How to Eat Healthier According to Your Zodiac Sign
Can't seem to stick to your healthy eating plan? The secret to your diet may be written in the stars!
Aries: March 21–April 19
Aries are independent and may have trouble sticking to the strict rules that come with many diet plans. Try taking a loose-structure approach to your healthy eating habits by writing down a list of your favorite fruits and veggies. Give yourself permission to eat as much of these as you’d like and go light on the richer stuff. (We love this zucchini-loaded salad!) It’s likely that you won’t overeat these healthier foods.
Taurus: April 20–May 20
If you’re a Taurus, chances are you’d rather spend your time enjoying an indulgent meal than hitting the gym. Appeal to your love for rich foods by savoring healthy fats like avocado, cheese, whole eggs (yes, you should eat the yolk!) and treats like dark chocolate. Everything in moderation, as the saying goes.
Gemini: May 21–June 20
Gemini is the twin sign and loves to switch things up. You’re always on the move, so smaller meals throughout the day can help keep you energized. Try making some fabulous freezer meals ahead of time, since you’ll probably forget to slow down to eat.
Cancer: June 21–July 22
Cancers have deep feelings and are sentimental at heart. You crave soothing, healthy meals—so spend some time connecting to the process and preparing your meals each week. Try flipping through Grandma’s cookbook to find some of her favorite healthy recipes.
Leo: July 23–August 22
Leos love the finer things in life, and that includes gorgeous restaurants and fun parties. Don’t give up your favorite indulgences, because you’ll probably be setting yourself up to fail. Instead embrace eating out with these healthy tips.
Virgo: August 23–September 22
As a Virgo, you pay close attention to the details, but can still get bored with the same meals day in and day out. Earthy Virgos crave a connection to their food, so try growing your own garden or buying organic produce at the farmers market. Here are six foods to buy organic to get you started.
Libra: September 23–October 22
As the Libra in your group of friends, you’re the one everyone follows on Instagram to see gorgeous foodie photos. You love making your food a celebration and pay special attention to the presentation. Because you love mealtimes so much, consider cutting back on snacking so you can enjoy the main event.
Scorpio: October 23–November 21
Spicy Scorpios love a challenge and are extremely resourceful. Use a meal planner like this one (or create your own, you crafty Scorpio!) to keep track of everything you eat each day for a week. Then, go back and see what areas you can improve on.
Find yourself taking too many trips to get coffee? Make a point to limit your trips and indulge in these copycat recipes every once in a while.
Sagittarius: November 22–21
As a Sagittarius, you spent your college days studying abroad and enjoying foods from around the world. You crave new and different. Embrace your love of other cultures with Mediterranean-inspired foods. These dishes are chock-full of healthy ingredients like fish, nuts, fruit and vegetables.
Capricorn: December 22–January 19
Capricorns are notoriously disciplined and don’t do well with ambiguity. You need a black and white diet plan to stay on track. Give Whole 30 a try to satisfy your need for a strict schedule.
Read before you try: Here are the pros and cons of the Whole30 diet.
Aquarius: January 20–February 18
As a freedom-loving Aquarius, you can’t be pinned down to just one eating plan. You are strong and individualistic, so need to make your own rules. Find healthy ways to indulge in moderation, since we all know you’re not going to give up anything you don’t want to.
Pisces: February 19–March 20
As the water sign, Pisces needs to pay special attention to staying hydrated throughout the day. Because you often eat when you’re thirsty, look for foods with high water content to keep you quenched and energized all day.