Cancer: June 24 – July 23
Home and family are very important to the Cancer sign. And nothing says family like sitting down for dinner together every night. Trying to juggle preferences can be difficult, so have everyone choose a day of the week to plan the menu themselves. You might discover some great meal ideas that you never would have considered on your own. Security is also important to you, so keep your freezer stocked in case you can’t make it out to the grocery store. Your love of the water comes out in your preference for seafood. Be careful about dipping everything in melted butter and other high-cal sauces. A little lemon juice makes your catch both calorie-friendly and flavorful at the same time.
Leo: July 24 – August 22
A natural-born leader, the Leo can be a bit of a bully in the kitchen. Put down that wok and let someone else make dinner tonight. If you can’t relinquish control of the stove, at least let your family have a say in what you cook. Your charisma will come in handy the next time you’re at a busy restaurant—your server will be happy to keep your sauces on the side after you flash that charming smile. If you’re thinking about starting a weight loss challenge or group, your magnetism will draw lots of friends to come along too. While you pride yourself on being an individual, the team approach will help you keep your eating habits in check—it will be easier to resist that cake when you know others are expecting you to keep your diet resolutions.
Virgo: August 23 – September 22
Virgos are the analysts of the Zodiac, so use your ability to look at the big picture and figure out what’s holding you back from your weight loss goals. If you see a harmful pattern in your eating habits, make the effort to change. Instead of concentrating on losing that last ten pounds, focus on increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat every day. You might find that the weight comes off when you’re not thinking about it all the time, so cut yourself a bit of slack and learn to love yourself just the way you are. Since you absorb information easily, take the knowledge you already have in your head and apply it to your life. You know cookies aren’t going to help you reach your weight loss goals so develop an organized diet plan. Spend some time this weekend with a cookbook and plan your meals for the week so you won’t be tempted to order takeout again when you’re rushed for time.