Ever wonder why you are drawn to or repulsed by certain foods, or why you love or hate a certain restaurant? Behold! It could be the way of the stars interacting with your palate. Take a gander at your food horoscope to see if you have an excuse for quirky eating habits.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You love family time, traditions, and good ol’ classic comfort food. While you tend to prefer one-on-one interactions rather than huge gatherings, there is a soft spot in your heart for sharing a meal with tons of family and close friends. Comfort dishes like soups and roasts and old-fashioned recipes tickle your fancy. But beware, you also have an insatiable sweet tooth.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Leos seek out nothing but the best in life, and this practice translates over to their eating habits. You will tirelessly search out the hottest restaurants in town with the most gourmet chefs because you have a passion for fine dining that is unparalleled. In your world, any food that is five-star is worth getting up for.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Virgos are intuitive people who like to express their opinions freely with others. As a member of this sign, you like to take care of your body with exercise and also with the foods you eat. You likely follow a diet that is full of fresh produce, lean meats and vitamins. Light, organic dishes are among your favorites.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Libras are all about balance, justice and stability. You easily mix with all types of people, and your friends often call you to see where the best parties are. You also have a knack for the hottest foods, and are drawn to plates with high visual interest, such as beautifully garnished steak and seafood.
Scorpio (October 23- November 21)
Bold and skeptical by nature, your relationship with food is a love/hate one. While you are often hesitant to try dishes that look out of the norm, you love a good spicy dish with ethnic flavors. You ask a lot of questions about food, but hey, better to know what you’re putting in your body, right? Hot peppers, steak and salad score the most points in your book.
Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)
You are well-traveled (or at least have a passion for traveling) and love to share your adventurous stories with everyone you meet. Because of your affection for exotic culture, you also tend to gravitate towards ethnic foods. Mexican, Thai and Greek flavors likely top your favorites list.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Capricorn is a philosophical sign that is all about research before action. You will spend hours on websites scouting out the perfect restaurant to attend rather than just picking one off the street. And if this restaurant does not fit the bill, back to the kitchen you go for some good ol’ pork chops, chicken or fish.
Aquarius (January 20- February 18)
Social and environmentally aware, you are mindful about your place in the world and about what food you put into your mouth. You tend to gravitate towards healthy or vegetarian food options, and love things like smoothies and dried fruits and nuts (which you probably carry around with you on the reg).
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Because you are a strongly right-brained thinker, you view the world from a very visual standpoint. You have an appreciation for pretty people, pretty places, and of course, pretty foods. Some of your favorite dishes might include fish and ‘fluffy’ desserts such as chocolate mousse and cream puffs (sign me up).
Aries (March 21- April 19)
An Aries is a fire sign with a fiery personality. You are not one to stifle your opinions or to follow the norm. While you lead a spontaneous lifestyle and seek adventure daily, Aries often revert back to comfort foods when meal time rolls around. Things like steak and chicken might be among your favorites.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Just like the bull that represents your sign, you are a stubborn one, but you also have a compassionate and generous side when it is time to eat. You love to have sit-down dinners with small groups of friends and pass food around the table in true, family-style fashion. You also have a knack for fine wine (now that’s my kind of sign).
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
As a Gemini, you know how to balance the various aspects of your life, and diet/exercise are no exception. While snacking is practically a fourth meal in your mind, you counteract this with ample exercise on the reg. Snacks like veggies with low-fat dip and fresh fruit cups help keep you feeling and looking great.