Organized and to-the-point, Christine, came to see me prepared with a detailed list of questions. She spoke quickly and confidently, telling me that she was having a lot of bloating and digestive discomfort, was having painful acne on her face, and was feeling irritated and tired at work. “I always used to have plenty of energy, and last week I even snapped at an employee,” she told me. Christine’s diet included regular sodas, fast food for meals, and vending machine snacks, so I wasn’t surprised when she told me that her stomach hurt after she ate. I could tell right away that Christine was a Boss Lady, and the Power Type Test I had her take confirmed my inkling, and I got her started on the Boss Lady 3-Week Plan.
In my new book Super Woman Rx, you’ll find five separate and complete 3-week plans that address your eating, fitness, mindfulness, and more. These plans are designed to fit the five superwomen I meet again and again in my practice. You can find out if you are a Gypsy Girl, Boss Lady, Savvy Chick, Earth Mama, or Nightingale here.
Driven, ambitious and precise, Boss Ladies are present, focused and attentive during a medical visit and give concise, yet detailed, response, just as Christine did. A Boss Lady tends to be a commander, a born leader, displaying many marks of leadership including a commitment to her team, an enviable work ethic and a strong drive to tackle goals and lists. She stays up late, wakes up early and skips meals, but she presses on. Boss Ladies are typically successful from all of this pushing, but the wear and tear of this Power Type can be devastating when it’s out of balance.
The Boss Lady is prone to breakouts and her energy can take sudden dips. Out of balance, my Boss Ladies are prone to digestive distress, which they often ignore. One of the earliest warning signs that a Boss Lady is out of balance? Anger! While they are normally rational and calm, be warned that Boss Ladies out of balance can be easily irritated and agitated and become quick-tempered.
I have Boss Ladies start on a detox plan that uses smoothies—Christine loved these! “Not only did they make a fast, easy breakfast, they so satisfying that I didn’t miss soda or going to the drive-thru,” By the end of the first week on the Power Type Plan, Christine said that her bloating and digestive issues had disappeared. She also told me that she was no longer tired during the day, and was sleeping longer and more consistently at night. The acne on Christine’s face had diminished noticeably by the time she had completed her first 21 days on the Super Woman Rx Plan—and she reported that her skinny jeans were feeling loose around her waist.