WHAT IS YOUR EATING PROFILE?
Have you ever wondered what type of eater you are? Each of us has our own eating style and behavioral pattern that integrates our food choices, attitudes and nutritional habits.
My clients are often amazed during their initial 80-minute interview that I can usually predict many of their eating pitfalls. By listening to key words and phrases, I can almost always recognize their problem areas and develop healthy solutions they can use to work through these difficulties. Although I do ask many open-ended questions to get information from clients, my diagnostic guesses are usually pretty good.
Many clients are relieved to learn that their issues are universal. They like to hear that they're not out there alone with these challenges, and that is a huge comfort. Although my clients are unique individuals, they are also usually a combination of several different core eating profiles which need to be addressed. I have never had a client with just one eating issue.
By studying the profiles in this chapter carefully, you may be able to identify and compare some of your daily eating habits and weakness areas. Nailing down your eating profile will help you focus on the lifestyle changes needed, and the eating behaviors and nutritional mistakes that should be adapted.