What you should eating, according to your zodiac sign

From the blood type diet to the personality type diet, so many programs now advocate weight loss regimens for your specific, well, type, we half expected to see the astro diet. The zodiac, after all, is the world’s oldest classification system. Just for fun, we asked our favorite amateur astrologer, Peter Smith, what the stars might say about the future of your shape.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Headstrong and passionate, you are terrific at kicking off a diet, not so great at sustaining one.

Best bet: A short-term, intense regimen that grips your attention…at least until you get sick of it. Or try a weight loss competition with a friend. You can’t fathom coming in second.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

No sign is more blockheadedly sedentary or accumulates pounds faster.

Best bet: Regular physical activity and constant dietary vigilance. You’ll cheerfully and steadfastly stick to a fitness routine if it’s predictable, slightly boring, and shows practical results.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Thanks to your innate distractibility and near-hysterical nervous system, you burn calories the way a veld brush fire hurls off sparks.

Best bet: Graze daily on a half-dozen small, varied, mealettes that you can pick at while you’re doing something else (reading the tabloids, watching TV, listening to your iPod, etc.).

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Cancers are emotional eaters, before bedtime snackers, and inveterate food hoarders.

Best bet: With your love of domesticity, retrain yourself to prepare soothing meals that aren’t over-the-top fattening. Tenacious and hardworking, you respond beautifully to any long-term fitness program.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Warm, regal, and enthusiastic, you are identifiable by your innate flamboyance (you have a weakness for gold) and inclination to grasp people very tenderly on the arm when talking to them.

Best bet: Appeal to your own vanity by joining a gym, where you can work out in full view of the minions and fantasize ad nauseam about how dazzling you’ll look once you’ve dropped a few pounds.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Practically everything on the planet repulses you, or just plain gives you the shivers (you’re the kids who’ll eat only beige food one month, organic chimichangas the next), and you’re maddeningly (to some) hypersensitive about dietary matters.

Best bet: Vegetarianism, or any fringe diet and fitness program that’s pragmatic, detailed, purifying, and ferociously organized.

Next: Diet strategies for Libras, Scorpios and more
Libra (September 23-October 22)

You’re so flipping wishy-washy—sorry, magnificently diplomatic—that mid-diet you’re liable to change your mind (wait, wouldn’t the Zone be better?).

Best bet: A partner to keep you on track, mixed with a balanced, middle-of-the-road eating plan.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

You’re infamously all-or-nothing in your approach to exercise and dieting. The nice part is that no zodiac sign has deeper reserves of willpower.

Best bet: Any extreme regimen that involves control over your impulses, mild self-flagellation, and full-body detoxification. Bikram yoga, anyone? Weeklong juice fast?

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Prone to claustrophobia, you require freedom, challenge, and open spaces filled with gaily chirping birds. You also tend to put on weight easily, particularly in the hips and thighs.

Best bet: Go hiking rather than sequestering yourself inside a gym. As for dieting, don’t even think about it. Just try to eat for health and lead a vigorous, don’t-fence-me-in life.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

You tender, quietly driven, and occasionally melancholic souls respond well to structure.

Best bet: A systematized diet and fitness plan favoring gentler exercise (yoga, Pilates, bands) to counter your tendency to stiffen under pressure. Remember, if you want to get ahead (Capricorns are nothing if not ambitious), it won’t hurt to look your best.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

You are the “I’ll do it my way” individualist of the zodiac, and by a long shot the most intellectual of the three air signs.

Best bet: Aquarius rules the ankles and circulatory system, which is why skiing, treadmilling, and dancing are excellent calorie burners for you. And diet? Follow your own regimen, the more off the beaten track, the better.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Kindly, dreamy, poetical, and occasionally self-delusional, you badly need structure in your life, or else you’ll start drinking gin and writing god-awful song lyrics.

Best bet: Exercise that gives you the illusion of merging with the universe—yoga, rock climbing, running. To avoid going off the deep end, opt for a rational, three-meal-a-day diet—and hang on to your scales.

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Do you believe in astrology? I’ve never taken my zodiac sign or weekly horoscopes very seriously, although the latter can be fun to read from time to time. I’d heard of determining whether or not a romantic relationship will be successful based on zodiac signs, but until recently, I’d never heard that your sign could dictate the foods that you should and shouldn’t eat! It makes sense, though—if your zodiac sign determines your personality, your compatibility with others, and who you are in general, why shouldn’t it also determine which foods are best for you? I browsed a few websites, and below is a compilation of what I found. Next time you get the munchies, consider which foods might be a good fit for you, based on your sign. Whether or not you’re a believer, these delicious and healthful recipes are sure to please your palate.
Fire Signs: Don’t Burn Yourself Out
Aries
• Eat: Brown rice, bananas, fruit juices, olives, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, cauliflower, cucumbers, spinach, radishes, broccoli, beans, lentils, pumpkin, walnuts, figs, dried apricots, garlic, and mustard
• Avoid: Spicy food, salt, and alcohol
Leo
• Eat: Whole grains, rice, citrus fruits, apples, peaches, root vegetables (e.g., potatoes, carrots, and radishes), spinach, broccoli, bitter greens (e.g., kale and mustard greens), nuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, and figs
• Avoid: Spicy food, and dairy products
Sagittarius
• Eat: Whole grains, whole-grain cereals, pears, apples, oranges, strawberries, root vegetables (e.g., potatoes, carrots, and radishes), onions, olives, figs, and garlic
• Avoid: Spicy food, sweets, refined sugar, and alcohol
Recipes for Fire Signs
• Herbed Potato Soup
• Lentil-Quinoa Salad
• Grumpy Gator Green Smoothie or Cheesy Kale Crisps
Air Signs: Go Nuts
Gemini
• Eat: Plums, oranges, grapefruit, grape juice, raisins, apples, lettuce, cauliflower, spinach, carrots, celery, green beans, tomatoes, vegan yogurt, almonds, cayenne, garlic, and ginger
• Avoid: Coffee, root vegetables (e.g. potatoes and radishes), yeasty foods, and refined sugar
Libra
• Eat: Whole grains, oats, apples, grapes, strawberries, raisins, steamed vegetables, spinach, tomatoes, peas, carrots, corn, nondairy cheeses, vegan yogurt, nuts, and almonds
• Avoid: Alcohol, carbonated beverages, yeasty foods, and refined sugar
Aquarius
• Eat: Apples, oranges, pears, steamed vegetables, cabbage, celery, corn, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, soy yogurt, nuts, dates, figs, cayenne, garlic, ginger, and protein bars
• Avoid: Coffee, yeasty foods, and refined sugar
Recipes for Air Signs
• Mac & Shews
• Ginger Baked Tofu with steamed vegetables (Make sure that it’s Pan-Fried Tofu!)
• Homemade Almond Milk
Water Signs: Avoid the Oil
Cancer
• Eat: Wheat, whole-grain rye, rice, oats, fruits, bananas, steamed vegetables, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes, beets, pumpkins, cucumbers, seaweed, vegan yogurt, beans, and natural sugars
• Avoid: Oily foods, salt, sweets, and refined sugar
Scorpio
• Eat: Fruits, bananas, black cherries, coconut, steamed vegetables, green salads, leeks, cauliflower, onions, radishes, tomatoes, asparagus, cucumbers, beets, beans, lentils, and almonds
• Avoid: Oily foods, yeasty foods, salt, sweets, and refined sugar
Pisces
• Eat: Wheat, whole-grain cereals, rice, oats, fruits, apples, grapes, oranges, lemons, peaches, plums, steamed vegetables, spinach, onions, seaweed, beans, dates, and natural sugars
• Avoid: Coffee, oily foods, yeasty foods, asparagus, salt, sweets, and refined sugar
Recipes for Water Signs
• Vegan Sushi
• Black-Bean Veggie Burritos
• Raw Oatmeal topped with your favorite fruit
Earth Signs: Keep Things Light
Taurus
• Eat: Cranberries, asparagus, beets, cauliflower, cucumbers, spinach, onions, radishes, pumpkin, nuts, beans, and horseradish
• Avoid: Rich and heavy foods, and excessive amounts of carbohydrates
Virgo
• Eat: Whole grains and cereals, oats, fruit salads, fruit juices, lemon juice, bananas, oranges, leafy greens, vegetables with spices, sprouts, soups, teas, and almonds
• Avoid: Rich and heavy foods, and chocolate
Capricorn
• Eat: Rice, fruit salads, fruit juices, oranges, lemons, vegetables with spices, cabbage, corn, potatoes, sprouts, soups, teas, peanuts, figs, and flaxseeds
• Avoid: Rich and heavy foods, spicy foods, and chocolate
Recipes for Earth Signs
• Vegan Engagement Chicken with steamed asparagus
• Crispy Cucumber Sandwich
• Fruit Salad With Papaya-Mint Purée or a Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
Let us know which of the recipes recommended for your zodiac sign sound the best to you!
Food Horoscopes 2018: How to Eat According to Your Zodiac Sign
BY: LYDIA HRYCKOFEBRUARY 22, 2018 | 8:00 AM
Sure, you may have already checked your horoscope for the year ahead, but before you really dig into 2018, you’ll need to know what the stars have to say about your favourite foods and eating habits. Food astrologer Angel Eyedealism reveals which meals every sign in the zodiac should be eating for a healthier and more delicious 2018.
Aries
As the first zodiac sign in astrology, Aries like things fast — even their food. Aries love the immediate gratification that comes from a tasty (and let’s face it, unhealthy) treat or alcoholic beverage, but they could benefit from slowing down the speedy eating habits and opting for one of these protein-packed meatless meals for a healthier change.
Taurus
People with this sign are considered the foodies of the zodiac universe, with a penchant for the most luxurious foods in the world. Tauruses love to slowly devour their food, enjoying each and every bite.
Gemini
Variety is the spice of life for these gourmands, who love to switch it up. And lucky Geminis, they have a fast metabolism so they can benefit from all the flavours life has to offer. But watch your mouth, Gemini — while you eat, that is.
Cancer
Cancers are considered to be culinary experts. People of this sign will prefer a home-cooked meal to a restaurant, as they tend to have more sensitive stomachs. Watch out though — cancers can be emotional eaters, so it can be tough to steer clear of the snacks when emotions run high.
Leo
Lobsters, caviar, champagne — these are the foods that a Leo tends to love. Those born under this sign appreciate only the finest ingredients that life has to offer. Leos tend to spend less time in the kitchen, as they’d much rather head to a fine-dining restaurant and be waited on hand and foot.
Virgo
Virgos exhibit a critical attention to detail, which makes them excellent chefs. From creating a grocery list to plating to perfection, those with this zodiac sign know how to create stunning dishes. However, busy Virgos often get caught up in the day-to-day and neglect meal prep, opting for quick on-the-go dishes rather than the culinary creations they’re able to develop.
Libra
Those born under Libra are your Instagram foodies. They want their meals to look as gorgeous as they taste, so you can often catch them snapping shots of their dishes before indulging. They love sweets, but Libras are known to eat healthier and lighter than most other signs.
Scorpio
This sign is a spicy one! Scorpios tend to love it or leave it when it comes to their favourite foods, but they usually gravitate toward foods that have more heat to them. A word of caution: Scorpios can get a little hangry, so try not to come between them and their food.
Sagittarius
Food lovers born under this sign are usually adventurous and love to travel far and wide to sample ethnic dishes across the globe. Variety is the spice of life for Sagittariuses, who love nothing more than to try something new on a menu, like the newest Vegan restaurants in Toronto.
Capricorn
Capricorns prefer to stick to a strict schedule, especially when it comes to eating. People born under this sign tend to shy away from too much spice or intense flavour, but that doesn’t mean they’re okay with just anything. Capricorns like simple dishes, but it has to be impeccably prepared for these picky eaters.
Aquarius
People with this sign have a tendency to become so wrapped up in their work, they forget to eat until that hunger strikes late in the day and they’re left ravenous. Aquariuses could benefit from remembering to eat healthy meals, like these 15 whole grain breakfasts, at the beginning of the day to keep from caving and indulging their sweet tooth late in the day.
Pisces
Pisces is a water sign, so it’s no surprise that those under this sign tend to love seafood. Plus, a healthy meal like one of these 15 Canadian seafood recipes, is great for a Pisces’ creative mind. And because those with this star sign tend to have sensitive tummies, milder foods like fish tend to work well for them.
Food Horoscopes 2018: How to Eat According to Your Zodiac Sign
Sure, you may have already checked your horoscope for the year ahead, but before you really dig into 2018, you’ll need to know what the stars have to say about your favourite foods and eating habits. Food astrologer Angel Eyedealism reveals which meals every sign in the zodiac should be eating for a healthier and more delicious 2018.
Aries
As the first zodiac sign in astrology, Aries like things fast — even their food. Aries love the immediate gratification that comes from a tasty (and let’s face it, unhealthy) treat or alcoholic beverage, but they could benefit from slowing down the speedy eating habits and opting for one of these protein-packed meatless meals for a healthier change.
Taurus
People with this sign are considered the foodies of the zodiac universe, with a penchant for the most luxurious foods in the world. Tauruses love to slowly devour their food, enjoying each and every bite.
Gemini
Variety is the spice of life for these gourmands, who love to switch it up. And lucky Geminis, they have a fast metabolism so they can benefit from all the flavours life has to offer. But watch your mouth, Gemini — while you eat, that is.
Cancer
Cancers are considered to be culinary experts. People of this sign will prefer a home-cooked meal to a restaurant, as they tend to have more sensitive stomachs. Watch out though — cancers can be emotional eaters, so it can be tough to steer clear of the snacks when emotions run high.
Leo
Lobsters, caviar, champagne — these are the foods that a Leo tends to love. Those born under this sign appreciate only the finest ingredients that life has to offer. Leos tend to spend less time in the kitchen, as they’d much rather head to a fine-dining restaurant and be waited on hand and foot.
Virgo
Virgos exhibit a critical attention to detail, which makes them excellent chefs. From creating a grocery list to plating to perfection, those with this zodiac sign know how to create stunning dishes. However, busy Virgos often get caught up in the day-to-day and neglect meal prep, opting for quick on-the-go dishes rather than the culinary creations they’re able to develop.
Libra
Those born under Libra are your Instagram foodies. They want their meals to look as gorgeous as they taste, so you can often catch them snapping shots of their dishes before indulging. They love sweets, but Libras are known to eat healthier and lighter than most other signs.
Scorpio
This sign is a spicy one! Scorpios tend to love it or leave it when it comes to their favourite foods, but they usually gravitate toward foods that have more heat to them. A word of caution: Scorpios can get a little hangry, so try not to come between them and their food.
Sagittarius
Food lovers born under this sign are usually adventurous and love to travel far and wide to sample ethnic dishes across the globe. Variety is the spice of life for Sagittariuses, who love nothing more than to try something new on a menu, like the newest Vegan restaurants in Toronto.
Capricorn
Capricorns prefer to stick to a strict schedule, especially when it comes to eating. People born under this sign tend to shy away from too much spice or intense flavour, but that doesn’t mean they’re okay with just anything. Capricorns like simple dishes, but it has to be impeccably prepared for these picky eaters.
Aquarius
People with this sign have a tendency to become so wrapped up in their work, they forget to eat until that hunger strikes late in the day and they’re left ravenous. Aquariuses could benefit from remembering to eat healthy meals, like these 15 whole grain breakfasts, at the beginning of the day to keep from caving and indulging their sweet tooth late in the day.
Pisces
Pisces is a water sign, so it’s no surprise that those under this sign tend to love seafood. Plus, a healthy meal like one of these 15 Canadian seafood recipes, is great for a Pisces’ creative mind. And because those with this star sign tend to have sensitive tummies, milder foods like fish tend to work well for them.