We're a week into the new year, which means many of us are days into a renewed effort to lose weight. If you're already feeling like you're not going to make it through the month on your new plan, maybe you're not on the diet that matches your likes, dislikes and habits. To make it easy to find your diet match, we consulted some dieticians and nutritionists and compiled this short--and admittedly not entirely scientific--quiz to find out which eating plan may work best for you. Keep track of your answers and click through to find the diet you're most likely to find appealing and stick with for more than a few days.
What best describes your eating habits?
A. I'm always on the go, I need something quick and easy.
B. I love to spend time cooking a meal, and I use a variety of foods.
C. I'm flexible. I try to eat healthy, but I still like to indulge on occasion.
D. I'm willing to eliminate foods and find substitutions if I need to.
E. I'm all about getting back to the basics. Our ancestors didn't eat processed grains, so I don't want to either.
Why do you diet?
A. I had an overindulgent weekend, and I need to kick start my week.
B. I'm at risk for some serious health issues like diabetes and heart diseases and I need to make some changes.
C. I want to lose weight. But I don't want to give up ice cream.
D. I have celiac disease.
E. I'd like to lose weight, but I also want my diet to be a big part of my overall lifestyle.
What's your dieting personality?
A. I'm always following the latest fad
B. I hate the idea of a diet
C. I'm meticulous, but I need motivation along the way
D. I do it because I have to. My body can't handle certain foods
E. I'm fine voluntarily eliminating foods from my diet.