Healthy eating 'should reflect personality habits'

29 November 2011

Healthy eaters and people thinking about opting for weight loss surgery should link their diets to their personalities, according to one nutritional expert.

Dr Carina Norris, who works as a registered nutritionist, suggested that those trying to shed some pounds should ensure that their diet is nutrient-dense and that it fits in with their eating personality.

She explained that this means healthy eating habits should somewhat reflect previous eating patterns but just interchanged with more nutritious options such as good snacks instead of calorific alternatives.

"Use your calories on really nutritious things that are going to sustain you and keep you healthy such as lean and low-fat protein, wholegrain carbohydrates, plenty of fruit and vegetables, and drink lots of water," Dr Norris advised.

She added that avoiding gimmicky crack diets could help to sustain a healthy lifestyle balance.

Recent figures from an EU study revealed that British women are the most obese in Europe.

Posted by Philip Briggs

Health News is provided by Adfero in collaboration with Spire Healthcare. Please note that all copy above is ©Adfero Ltd. and does not reflect views or opinions of Spire Healthcare unless explicitly stated. Additional comments on the page from individual Spire consultants do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of other consultants or Spire Healthcare.

Find a treatment, test or scan available at:


Find a consultant

Use one or more of the options below to search for a consultant and link through to view their Spire profile.


Let us help you

fill out this form and we will get back to you:

Please select a hospital

We can call you

Please enter your details below and we will call you back.

What is the aim of your enquiry?

Please select a hospital

If we are unable to reach you by phone, please include your email address so that we can get in touch...


Weight loss surgery

© Spire Healthcare Group plc (2016)