The Worst Foods For Your Zodiac Sign, According To Astrology

Eat up! Just maybe don't eat these things...

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I LOOOOVE to eat. It’s honestly one of my favorite things to do. More than that, though, I love trying new foods.

I have a teeny tiny obsession with salmon — like, if I could eat it every day for every meal, I would — but beyond that, I like having a variety of favorite foods.

Some people like to stick to one favorite food and pretty much only ever eat that (or try to, at least), but I can get sick of eating the same food over and over FAST… Salmon doesn’t count.


But whether or not you have one favorite food or a hundred, it probably falls into one of two categories: healthy and not so healthy.

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I try to eat healthy, but when you’re starving and trying to shop for groceries for the week, Lucky Charms always sounds so much better than fresh fruit for breakfast.



I wish I could say my obsession (which is totally under control and not something I think about on a daily basis) with salmon makes it easier to choose healthier foods over junk food, but I still definitely cave in and buy those Lucky Charms when I know I shouldn’t.

And as for dieting, forget it. I was not made to diet, so having to choose between good-for-you food and junk is alllll on me.

I’m sure you get how hard that can be sometimes.

I’m sure you’ve heard about how bad foods, fast food in particular, can make you feel like you have a lot of energy and make you feel happier, but in reality, you’re just becoming used to the extra sugars and fats that are in these foods.


I’m not trying to be a food dictator and tell you what to eat, but you get my drift; bad foods can give you that false feeling of happiness.

But sometimes, we can’t help but crave salty potato chips or one of those fruity alcoholic drinks with the tiny umbrella in it.

But it doesn’t matter if these things lift your spirits, this feeling is temporary and ultimately, they are still terrible foods for you.


We all have that one food that we constantly crave or are even addicted to.

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Some of us are more likely to get addicted to something than others, but when it comes to food — especially those foods that aren’t great for you — I bet you can think of something you could never live without.

Even if you’re saying, “Nope, not me!” as I tell you this, there’s probably a food that you should definitely stay away from because it can do nothing but harm to your body. You might be good at avoiding it until you're out on a date with a guy or the craving hits.

And just like your personality, your horoscope can say a lot about your food choices.

If you’re always on the go and ready for whatever life throws at you, the last thing you need is to eat a bunch of fast food that will only make you feel sluggish – how are you supposed to kick ass then?!

Or if you’re the kind of zodiac sign that already has a strong personality, the last thing you need is alcohol to intensify your already-intense nature.

You get the point. Just remember how important it is to make good choices for yourself so that you don’t fall into a negative personality astrology always tells others to stay away from.

So to do that, here are the WORST foods for your zodiac sign, along with the foods you should be eating instead.

ARIES (Mar 21 - Apr 19)

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As an Aries, you know that there are times in your daily schedule when it feels like getting everything done can be impossible.

What with work, school, friends, and family taking up most of your time, it makes sense for you to multitask where you can.

And what’s better for multitasking than fast food, right? Wrong!

Fast food might be easy and it’s definitely something you can eat on the go, but that doesn’t mean it does anything else for you. As someone who’s always running around, you need energy to get you through the day.

Stay away from fast food because all it does is make you feel sluggish and tired. Instead, spend some down time on the weekends to prep your meals for the coming week. That way, you can pick your fave healthy foods and have your meals ready to grab when you’re in a rush.

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TAURUS (Apr 20 - May 20)

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Taurus, you know how good it feels to relax after a hard day at work with your favorite foods and just zone out in front of the television. But not only is mindless eating a huge no-no, the actual foods you’re eating can be bad choices.

You can be a little overindulgent and always treating yourself to nice things, especially food.

One food you really need to stay away from is anything that is incredibly rich, creamy, and decadent. I’m talking cheesecake, gooey macaroni, and deep-dish pizza. Your love of indulgence paired with your love of being lazy is a recipe for disaster.

Instead, consider some light snacks like veggies you can munch on and fruit you can pop in your mouth so that if you do end up zoning out during a Netflix marathon, you don’t have to feel as guilty if you overeat.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

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Everyone knows that a Gemini can be pretty indecisive, but not many people know the lengths you can take it.

Take dinner options, for example. Having to decide what you want to have for dinner can be pretty overwhelming, especially when you’re dealing with a lot of different things at once. This is why you often go for the easiest choice, which is take out — instead of making a home-cooked meal.

Take out can have some hidden downsides besides the most obvious ones: greasy, high in fat, and generally not a great choice. But just because you’ve decided on take out for dinner doesn’t mean the choices stop there.

Now you have to decide what kind of takeout, how much food, and which dishes to get… so you just get a little bit of everything. This indecision can cause you to overeat. Instead, head to your local farmer’s market for the freshest foods and explore cooking websites for easy recipes so that you don’t cave in to take out yet again.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

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You’ve got a lot going on in that head of yours Cancer, so don’t let what you put in your stomach influence your mood any more than it already does.

One of the WORST things you can eat is candy. You can already be very moody and bounce from happy to sad, and nothing says “mood swings” like sugar-packed candy.

You might not realize it — and might start to feel dependent on it already – but candy can seriously mess up your mood. The high sugar content, combined with the fact that candy isn’t actually real food — can make your body try to make up for the low energy and negative mood you have. Of course, this only makes things even worse, so don’t be fooled just because you feel good in the moment.

Trade out your candy stash for fruits that are just as sweet and have natural sugars; beyond that, there should be NO more extra sugar in your diet. Keep it natural!

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LEO (July 23 - Aug 22)

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Leo, you put a lot of effort into making yourself a good friend and a strong leader, which is why you often choose strong foods and drinks to complement your personality.

That said, things like black coffee, energy drinks, and anything with a high caffeine content can actually do more harm to your body than you think.

Instead of complementing you and making it easier for you to stay the center of attention, caffeine only makes you more high strung and foggy. If you’re going to be someone people look up to, your diet needs to be packed full of foods and drinks that keep you clear-headed and healthy.

Try naturally caffeinated drinks like teas (it’ll keep you looking and feeling fabulous). As for energy drinks, dump them allll down the sink, baby. Those are nothing but sugar and unless you want to deal with acne, you’ll quit them today.

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VIRGO (Aug 23 - Sep 22)

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As a Virgo, you know that hard work and determination — in everything in life — pays off. So you often put your responsibilities, friends, and family first that you forget that YOU need love, too.

Whether you’re at the library studying, at the office working late, or doing your errands over the weekend, you look for easy foods you can eat on the go.

Fast food doesn’t necessarily seem to be your go-to, but rather things that really fill you up like granola bars, bagels, and pastries. Unfortunately, just because carbs fill you up doesn’t mean they don’t come with their own set of problems.

Carbs can actually slow you down, making it harder for you to keep up with your responsibilities. Instead, stock your kitchen with naturally-energizing foods, such as blueberries, walnuts, and dark chocolate for lasting energy throughout the day.

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LIBRA (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

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Libra, you try hard to stick to a balanced, healthy diet when you can, but you can sometimes spend too much time online listening to others instead of eating what makes YOU feel best.

Just because you have a bunch of healthy eating sites bookmarked on your laptop doesn't mean everyone knows best. In fact, the only way you'll learn how to eat healthy is by starting with the basics and working your way up. 

One thing you do pretty often (and should stop immediately) is eating foods that boast "low calorie" and "zero sugar" labels (or pretend to be healthier like frozen yogurt).

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret: when foods have these labels, it often means they're compensating for something else. Zero sugar can mean higher sodium, lower calories can mean more saturated fat, and so on.

You might think you're eating healthier, but you're really just filling your body with more bad ingredients. Instead, stick to tried and true healthy foods and stay away from anything with ingredients you can't find in nature.

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SCORPIO (Oct 23 - Nov 21)

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As a Scorpio, you're a naturally social creature, which means you spend a lot of time with friends, and not always at home.

There's nothing wrong with socializing and partying, but it's the alcohol that can make the biggest impact (instead of your winning personality). Instead of pacing yourself, you can try to "keep up" with everyone else at the party and drink wayyyy too much.

It may make you feel good in the moment, but alcohol does all kinds of crazy things to your system, including but not limited to skin problems high blood pressure, and bloating.

You can already feel erratic at times when you're stressed or upset, and trust me when I say alcohol doesn't help. I know you want to enjoy your party and all those nights out with friends, but it's important to ease up on the drinking.

Switch to fermented drinks like kombucha instead of the glass of wine at lunch and bring cash to the bar so that you can limit yourself when you've run out of money.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 - Dec 19)

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As is true with everything in your life, Sagittarius, your eating habits can be an "all or nothing" deal. This means that you tend to eat too much or not at all, both habits that can seriously mess up your focus and energy throughout the day. But your biggest addiction? Snack foods. 

Chips, cookies, candy, you name it. You are always going out with friends, being the life of the party, and staying up late, which means these snack foods are your go-to because they're easy.

You might not eat all day because you're busy and then munch on a few chips at a party, or laze all day on the couch on Sunday and eat while you do laundry, but this erratic food schedule is terrible for you.

Not to mention when you DO eat, the food you put in your body isn't good. Instead, try eating small healthy meals throughout the day (like 5 or 6) for maximum energy, and stick to naturally-filling foods like quinoa, greens, and nuts.

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CAPRICORN (Dec 20 - Jan 19)

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You’re a traditionalist when it comes to food, Capricorn, which is how you stay close to family and friends. They know that they can all come to your place for a big dinner every week and that you’ll make sure they’re stuffed and sent home with leftovers.

That said, the foods you make aren’t always great if you’re trying to stay away from bad foods.

You get bonus points for actually cooking homemade meals instead of ordering take out or fast food, but you get points taken off for the kind of food you eat. Take holidays, for example. Your meals are always full of heavy ingredients like gravy and butter, and the table always has a loaf of bread.

These foods fill you up, but not in a good way. Instead of going for all the traditionally thick foods, substitute them for lots of veggies and maybe even some gluten-free options. You’ll still get to eat like you usually do, just without all the not-so-great side effects.

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AQUARIUS (Jan 20 - Feb 18)

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As an Aquarius, you’re always trying to do good things for the environment and others, so it only makes sense that you would try to do good for your body, too. Of course, with so many differing opinions about what’s really healthy and what’s not, it can be hard to know if you’re actually doing good for your body or if you’re making it worse. But sometimes, it’s not always your fault.

You’re a sucker for favorite foods and you’d rather indulge a bit every now and then instead of giving them up altogether. However, just because you think your favorite foods are safe doesn’t mean they are.

The worst foods for you are the ones that have hidden sugars. These foods (like wine, white rice, and pastas) seem okay up front — because you’ve heard that carbs and natural sugars can be good for you — but they are very deceiving. Make sure you read all nutrition labels and substitute your faves for healthier alternatives so you still get to indulge in a healthier way.

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PISCES (Feb 19 - Mar 20)

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Pisces, you rely on your emotions and moods to help you make decisions and get through the day. This is why you should be filling your body with foods that enhance your mood and make you feel more uplifted.

Of course, when you are having a bad day or are dealing with seriously low energy, you tend to turn towards comfort foods – and not healthy ones.

The worst foods for you to eat are fried foods. Fried chicken, mozzarella sticks, French fries — all of it needs to go. Sure, it makes you feel good and nothing is better than eating yummy food and taking a nap when you’re not feeling great, but fried foods only make you feel worse.

Like fast food, fried food can mess with your moods and actually make you feel more sad or sluggish. Instead, try comfort food alternatives like gluten-free mac and cheese, grilled chicken instead of friend, and sweet potato fries to start. It’ll make your body that much happier.

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a book in the future.