This past Friday I got the chance to hear Jen Widerstrom talk about her new book, “Diet Right for Your Personality Type.” Just a couple months ago while I was writing a personal mission statement and listing the people I admire, I wrote “Jen Widerstrom.” The next day I found out via her instagram that she was going to be speaking only 30 minutes from where I live! So obviously I jumped on it, because seriously who wouldn’t want to meet a role model!
Sitting in the second row, I was charmed by Jen’s sense of humor, badassness, and general charisma. The room was packed, and rather fun since it was her hometown. Throughout the event she would shout out to someone in the audience that she just noticed. After the book discussion she met, signed books, and took photos. Overall, my Friday night rocked.
When I got home I started reading my newly signed copy of “Diet Right for Your Personality Type.” I actually finished it in three days! I was VERY happy with the book especially that she says exactly what I have felt for years that healthy living is about making permanent choices not finding quick solutions.
The book starts by discussing general health, nutrition, and making positive choices. There is a personality quiz that breaks you up into different personalities and in an effective way that I haven’t seen in any other health or fitness book. The idea is that there are different personality types and each type needs to approach health, fitness, and nutrition in a way that works with their personality type. I was pegged as an “Organized Doer” by a landslide. For some you might get a landslide sum or you might have a little bit in each category. She mentions that if there’s a little bit in each that you need to decide how honest you are being with your initial reactions to the questions, and if there are two personalities that are both high it’s that you have a dominant and recessive trait and to look at both. I even had my husband take the personality quiz. He got the “Everyday Hero” and as he read the traits he nodded, “Yes, yes, and yes.”
I highly recommend getting the book or renting it from the library. It not only is helpful for you, but also if you work with others or are looking to help friends and/or family.