Dr. Oz: Eating for Your Personality Type
Dr. Oz kicked his show off by talking about how we need to find our eating personality type. It turns out there’s three types of people when it comes to food. Dr. Mike Dow joined Dr. Oz to discuss this. Some people are extroverts and some are introverts. This affects the way we are in the world, but it also affects the way we interact with our food.
So here’s the three questions for the test:
What’s your main motivation for eating?
- A) You love the taste.
- B) It makes you feel good.
- C) You’re hungry.
In which of the following situations are you most likely to eat?
- A) Something delicious is in front of you.
- B) You’re sad or stressed.
- C) It’s been 3-4 hours since your last meal.
What best describes your approach to pizza?
- A) Always trying new toppings looking for the perfect slice.
- B) Cheap, easy, and delivered.
- C) Favorite slice from your favorite place.
Dr. Oz: Food Plan for the Passionate Eater
If you answered mostly As like audience member Ashley, you are a Passionate Eater. Passionate Eaters love new foods and their taste. They’re extroverts that are often the life of the party. She asks for the best thing on the menu at restaurants.
Passionate eaters have trouble saying no when it comes to delicious foods. So Dr. Dow had a food plan for the Passionate Eater. Passionate Eaters should try the Mediterranean diet, because it’s filled with color and variety. It’s all about whole and natural foods. Dr. Dow showed off a meal which was salmon with garlic, olive oil, lemon, broccoli, corn, kale, spinach, and carrots. You’re even allowed a little dessert, although it’s important to just have a tiny bit of cake.
Family-style eating is also ideal for the Passionate Eater, because it’s communal.
Dr. Oz: Diet Plan for Emotional Eaters
If you had mostly Bs like Kamika, you’re an Emotional Eater. This means you might cry at commercials or romantic comedies. You’re the sensitive type. Eating can be troublesome for Emotional Eaters. Food is comforting to them when they’re sad, lonely, or stressed. Kamika said she eats donuts or fries to feel comforted.
Dr. Dow’s solution for Emotional Eaters is to eat six small meals every day. This helps Emotional Eaters to get in front of their cravings for food and training the brain to know food is for physical sustenance, not emotional support. This will encourage the Emotional Eater not to splurge when they have a bad day.
Dr. Dow recommended a meal of kale, tomatoes, mushrooms, and egg for breakfast. Try berries for mid-morning snacks and nuts for mid-afternoon snacks.
Dr. Oz: Diet Plan for Habitual Eater
If you chose mostly Cs like Kathy, you are a Habitual Eater. Habitual Eaters like convenience and the same foods all the time. They eat for sustenance. They often eat the same, boring things over and over. Because of that, Dr. Dow suggested they add three colors on every plate. For instance, if you eat oatmeal every day, add some berries for the antioxidants. Instead of having a plain turkey sandwich every day for lunch, add some tomato or onion.
He also recommended a special smoothie because Habitual Eaters don’t get enough nutrients. The smoothie he recommended was frozen blueberries, almond milk, spinach, and peanut butter.