DietQ Theory

In spite of the variety of diets, weight-loss programs, bariatric surgery centers, and weight-loss medications, an industry generating over $300 billion per year, the majority of people do not achieve their desired results or are unsuccessful at maintaining their weight loss.

It’s not uncommon for people to jump from one diet to another expecting a different result. THAT MAKES SENSE! Everyone is different. The same diet that works for a 6’0” tall, 30-year old man weighing 230 lbs will likely yield different results than a 5’4” tall, 55-year old woman weighing 180 lbs. It is safe to say that there is no “one-size fits all” when it comes to dieting and weight-loss. Could it even be possible that a specific weight-loss program is more difficult to adhere to for some people than others? We theorize that to be true as well.

Instead of the “trial and error” method of finding the right program, how do you determine which weight-loss plan will work best for you? What then rules the longevity of your success? To what degree are you able to achieve your desired results, if at all?

Our theory is that our personalities, temperament, EQ, lifestyle, and food preferences greatly influence the effectiveness of one plan versus another, and thus can be categorized into different Types.

Drawing from a range of research studies and clinical trials, some spanning over 50 years, we’ve identified specific types of dieters. We have assessed and determined these classes based on the Five-Factor Model (FFM) of personality traits, Emotional Intelligence theory, the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, Lifestyle assessment, the Eating Attitude Test (EAT-26), and the Body Mass Index (BMI). By systematically categorizing the different patterns and dichotomies, we have commenced to create a dietary program that takes your unique personality into account.

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What is EQ?

Your DietQ Plan is based on the DietQ QUIZ that you initially take. From the DietQ QUIZ you will find what type of DietQ Plan will work for you. Although the Quiz is fundamental to understanding your Type of disordered eating, the real benefit of the Quiz is knowing what solution will work uniquely for you. After decades of research we have discovered that the ability to stay with your diet plan depends on a variety of factors. One of these factors is your Emotional Intelligence Quotient.

Your EQ is comprised of 5 essential components.
  1. Self-Regulation
  2. Motivation
  3. Self-Awareness
  4. Emotions
  5. Connectedness


  • Self Regulation
  • Motivation
  • Self Awareness
  • Emotions
  • Connectedness

The Quiz

The DietQ Quiz is based on questions from validated research assessments. The DietQ combines assessments for:

  • personality
  • eating behavior and attitudes
  • food preferences and reactions
  • disordered eating assessments
  • eating disorder assessments
  • lifestyle questions
  • DietQ research
  • temperament
  • EQ
  • decades of experience helping others

Once you become aware of all these areas that make you do what you do, you can then develop a course of action that will change your eating behaviors for a lifetime, easily, naturally and permanently!

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