People with DietQ Type R often start with an earnest attempt to lose weight in a healthy way. In fact, they may omit whole food groups or “unhealthy” food. However, as they reach their goal weight, they may feel that it is not enough and that they need to lose more or restrict more types of food. Individuals with DietQ Type R may feel compelled to restrict food or exercise excessively to lose weight. Over time, other people may tell them that they are too thin—but, when they look in the mirror, they still see themselves as “too fat.” They really do see themselves fat. The brain makes them see something that other people do not see. This can turn into an eating disorder called Anorexia Nervosa.
For some DietQ Type R individuals, gaining weight becomes a strong, pervasive fear that affects every aspect of their lives. As this fear grows, they can become so obsessed with calories that they develop a full-fledged eating disorder, Anorexia Nervosa. This requires other professional help and your DietQ Coach can lead you to the appropriate resources.
With the help of DietQ, a Type R person can achieve and maintain their ideal weight without obsessing about calories, weight, or body image before this turns into an eating disorder.
You may be aware of the kind of personality you have, but do you know how it affects your eating habits? A person who is somewhat insecure or anxious, for example, may find that worries about weight and body image become obsessive thoughts. Similarly, a person who feels a lack of control in life might see restricting or eliminating calories as an opportunity to be in control for once. Whatever the reason, individuals with DietQ Type R share the key characteristic of complete obsession.
There are many reasons why someone might develop an obsession with losing weight, eliminating calories, and achieving some sort of physical “perfection.” For decades, Americans have been bombarded with diet culture, appearance-based judgments, and airbrushed images of thin, beautiful models. With thousands of weight loss and beauty-focused products on the market, it’s no surprise that many people find themselves obsessing about their bodies.
For some DietQ Type R individuals, an inherent fear of judgment and a need to please others lead to a distorted belief that if they achieve what they believe is the ideal body, they will get more approval from others, be more successful, and happier overall. Constant comparisons against others reinforce this belief and strengthen the obsession.
The distorted thought process of DietQ Type R can be especially difficult for individuals dealing with mental health issues like anxiety, OCD, or depression. Successfully overcoming these thoughts and learning to manage one’s weight in a healthy manner will mean addressing any underlying mental health concerns in addition to eating behaviors.
Constant calorie obsession, over-exercising, and under-eating can take a serious (and sometimes dangerous) toll over time. At a minimum, worrying nonstop about one’s weight is mentally and emotionally exhausting. For some, the cycle of negative thoughts and feelings of failure can lead to new or worsening symptoms of depression, anxiety, and/or Anorexia.
On a physical level, the repercussions of losing too much weight, exercising too often, or dramatically reducing one’s net calories can be incredibly dangerous. Many Type R individuals run the risk of malnutrition, repetitive motion injuries, cardiovascular damage, and other serious health problems. At its most extreme, DietQ Type R can develop into a severe eating disorder like Anorexia or Bulimia.
Loss of Control
DietQ is a unique weight management solution designed to be more effective for a diverse population than the usual fad diets and workout videos. By examining the full picture of your personality characteristics, demographics, eating habits, food preferences, activity levels, and more, DietQ tackles the root issues instead of focusing solely on calories and weight.
It’s important to recognize that people vary even within DietQ Types. Even if you’re not like other people with Type R, you can trust that your individual plan will be specific to your personality, lifestyle, eating attitudes, and triggers. Your DietQ Plan will give you a path to real, healthy results that last for a lifetime.
As you progress through a series of structured steps, you’ll learn new ways to control your eating habits and build a healthier lifestyle. You can also work with a dedicated coach and have access to specialized courses, eBooks, videos, guided meditations, and other valuable resources.
If you don’t make significant progress with your plan and lose so much weight that friends and family begin to express concern, it may indicate an eating disorder for which professional help may be required. Your DietQ coach will guide you to the appropriate resources if this is not the Plan for you.
If you’re ready to get started with your very own customized DietQ Type R Plan, take a look at the different DietQ packages available in our online shop. We offer a variety of services and resources to suit any individual and budget.