One of the leading neuroscientists in the United States has said that the key to losing weight through dieting was to recognize what type of foods suit your personality.
Dr Daniel Amen, who is also a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, said that a diet cannot work unless the person following it is genetically capable of sticking to it. Dr Amen said that overeaters can be divided into five groups: compulsive overeaters, impulsive overeaters, compulsive-impulsive overeaters, sad or emotional overeaters and anxious overeaters.
AdvertisementHe went on to add that people in different groups have different weaknesses and they should recognize it and avoid specific food items in order to reduce their weight. Dr Amen said that one of the major reasons for diets to fail majority of the times was because they have been designed in a "one size fits all" method.
"We looked at the brains of our overweight patients and discovered there was not one brain pattern associated with being overweight: There were at least five different types. This is exactly the reason why most diets don't work. They take a one-size-fits-all approach", he said.