Personalized diet tips based on the Enneagram of Personality

Proven Personalized Diet Tips

Here are the proven diet tips and weight loss strategies for each Enneagram Type.

Click on the “learn more” links for an in depth description for each Type’s diet tips.


Diet Tips For Each Enneagram Type

Type 1: Conscientious Types

• Track and monitor progress for effective weight loss

• Diet Tips and Skills: Self-Monitoring, Uncensored Journaling, and Cognitive Restructuring

Type 2: Empathetic Types

• Join fitness programs and coach others

• Diet Tips and Strategy: Social Support, Coaching, and Label Saboteurs

Type 3: Ambitious Types

• Visualize, and prioritize their goals

• Diet Tips and Strategy: Naming Purpose and Strength (Mission Statements), S.M.A.R.T. Goals


Type 4: Creative Types

• Use rituals and control their surroundings to stay healthy

• Diet Tips and Strategy: EE: Environmental Engineering and RRR: Routines, Rituals and Reminders

Type 5: Intellectual Types

• Research and experiment to find out what works best

• Diet Tips and Strategy: Raise Awareness, Decision Matrix and Skill Mastery

Type 6: Vigilant Types

• Are dutiful and versed at meal planning and regular exercise

• Diet Tips and Strategy: Problem Solving (Identify, Brainstorm, Make Changes, Monitor, Coaching)

Type 7: Versatile Types

• Use fun, spontaneity, and variety to keep themselves motivated

• Diet Tips and Strategy: Pleasure and Pain Principle, Focus-Power vs. Willpower (Distraction, Avoidance, and Reframing)

Type 8: Aggressive types

• Attack issues directly and avoid procrastination

• Diet Tips and Strategy: Assertiveness, Channel Your Anger Positively, Gamify Your Weight

Type 9: Merging Types

• Are easily motivated by others’ fitness programs

• Diet Tips and Strategy: Launch Into Health (Realistic Expectations, Fitness Partner, Contracting), Process Focus, Mind/Body Relaxation

For a quick summary of each Enneagram Type with descriptive terms go to the Types Page.

If you need more help deciding your Enneagram Type, then go to the Free Test Page.

Dr. Scott Mark Harrington D.O.