We all have our fair share of bad habits, especially when it comes to eating.
You might not want to admit it, but you know it’s true. Whether it’s talking with your mouth full or refusing to eat anything but chicken nuggets, no one’s food habits are 100% flawless.
Fortunately, you might be able to ease some of your guilt by blaming all your bad mannerisms on the stars. Keep scrolling for your worst eating habit, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Eats Too Fast
Ah, Aries—you’re energetic and activity-focused, which is usually a positive thing. However, it also makes you pretty impatient, which can be a bit of a problem when it comes to your eating habits. You tend to scarf down your food within minutes, always looking to get to the next activity and trying to waste as little time sitting at the table as possible. However, not only is it harmful to eat so fast, it also eliminates the opportunity to truly enjoy your meal and the companions who might be accompanying you. Eating can count as an activity too, Aries—it’s okay to slow down and take the time to actually taste what you’re putting in your mouth.
(Scooby Doo via Cartoon Network)
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Picky Eater
Taurus, Taurus, Taurus. Although, you’re stable and reliable, your Earth element makes you just a little bit materialistic. Taste and touch are the most important of all your senses, so it’s understandable that you’re quite the picky eater. After all, why would you want to waste a precious meal on food that you consider subpar? You’re not a big fan of trying new combinations or adjusting your tastes to align with “healthier” norms. You like what you like and you’re not changing your mind. It’s a not a bad thing, but it also means that taking you out to eat anywhere is quite the struggle.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Checks Their Phone at the Table
Communication is of the utmost importance to you, Gemini. You’re a very social zodiac sign, and it’s hard for you to take a step away from your your pals and acquaintances, even while you’re eating. You’re the person who spends the entire meal on their phone, checking all their text messages and social media and generally ignoring everyone around them. Not only is it frustrating to the people you’re eating with, it also prevents you from soaking in some quality, IRL social time. Your phone isn’t the only way to stay in contact with people, Gemini. You have to be willing to unplug every now and then and foster your in-person connections.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Emotional Eater
Sweet, sensitive Cancer—you’re ruled by your emotions in all aspects of your life, and your eating habits are no different. If anything bothers you—even just a little bit—you immediately turn to food as your source of comfort. It’s not uncommon to find you downing all your unhealthy snacks during finals weeks, and don’t even get us started on the massive amounts of junk food you’ll consume after a breakup. Unfortunately, your emotional eating often leaves you feeling worse than when you started. Other coping mechanisms might actually leave you feeling better, Cancer—and they won’t come with the regret that often accompanies your emotional eating.
(Rugrats via Nickelodeon)
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Talks With Their Mouth Full
When it comes to your eating habits, Leo, your comfortable status as the center of attention doesn’t serve you well. You’re talkative, cheerful and self-confident, so you’re used to dominating any and all discussions. A little food in your mouth isn’t going to stop you from chatting it up, meaning you have the quite disgusting habit of constantly talking with your mouth full. Trust us, Leo—anything you want to say can wait until you’re finished chewing.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22): Picks at Other Peoples’ Plates
You’re a very detail-oriented and methodical sign, Virgo. However, you tend to be very critical of every choice, whether it was made by yourself or other people, and that doesn’t always translate well in your eating habits. You have a desperate desire to sample everyone’s dish, if only to judge how good they are in relation to your own. But not everyone likes to share their food, Virgo. Picking at their plate can come across as pushy and rude, and subsequently critiquing someone’s meal will only further their feelings of frustration. Your judgment should probably be withheld during meal times, Virgo. Just let everyone enjoy their meal in peace.
Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22): Can’t Pick a Place to Eat
Ah, Libra—the most indecisive of all the zodiac signs. Is it any surprise that you can never decide on a place to eat? While your pals can understand your irresolute nature, it does get old after a while to waste 30+ minutes deciding what you’re going to get for dinner. Just pick a place, Libra—we promise wherever you decide will have plenty on the menu to tempt your taste buds.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Noisy Chewer
You’re a deeply emotional sign, Scorpio, but you keep all your feelings bottled under the surface. You tend to get very caught up in your own thoughts, meaning you’re not always aware of what you’re actually doing physically. You tend to noisily smack your lips together during meal times, as you’re often too caught up in your own mind to pay much attention to your table manners. Unfortunately, some of us find table manners very important, Scorpio. Transfer some of that emotional energy into quieting your chewing and you’ll find that meals with your pals will go much more smoothly.
(Spongebob Squarepants via Nickelodeon)
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Has a Massive Sweet Tooth
You’re one of the most energetic and optimistic signs in all the zodiac, Sagittarius. You want to experience everything the world has to offer, and you’re not in the habit of denying yourself simple pleasures. And what’s more pleasant than some deliciously sugary snacks? While having a sweet tooth isn’t a bad thing, only eating sugar all day every day is. Your body can’t survive on sweets alone, Sag—try to work something with nutritional value into your diet before you go into a sugar overload.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Constantly Has Food Stuck in Their Teeth
You’re a very disciplined and responsible sign, Capricorn, but you tend to be quite the know-it-all. Your independent nature means that you’re not a big fan of receiving help, even if it’s in your best interest. Everyone around you knows how condescending and unforgiving you can be, so they’re hesitant to say anything that even sounds remotely like criticism. Hence you’ve spent many a day with food stuck in your teeth because everyone was too afraid to tell you about it. Help and criticism are different, Capricorn—think about how many embarrassing moments you would have avoided if you just understood that fact.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Treats Every Dish Like Finger Food
You’re progressive and intellectually-driven, Aquarius. Although that’s often a food thing, your focus on the bigger picture often means that you forget the importance of smaller actions, like simple table manners. If your utensils aren’t working for you, you’re more than willing to treat every dish like finger food, no matter how messy or disgusting it might be. After all, when you’re thinking about the bigger problems of the world, you have no time to figure out your forks and spoons.
(Elf via New Line Cinema)
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Skipping Breakfast
Oh, Pisces—you’re the biggest dreamer of all the zodiac signs. Although you’re wonderfully compassionate and caring, you tend to have your head up in the clouds, often forgetting about your real responsibilities down here on earth. Since you’re always running late and you’re just a little bit scatterbrained, you almost always forget to make time for breakfast. It’s called the most important meal of the day for a reason, Pisces. Consistently skipping it deprives your body of the energy it needs to make it through those tough morning classes.
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