QUIZ: Test Your Healthy Eating Knowledge

Where are You in Your Healthy Eating Journey?

A healthy diet is a serious undertaking and it can be hard to know how to start (or maintain) good eating habits. This combination trivia and personality quiz will help you establish a baseline of where you are and, more importantly, where you need to go.

If you could describe your relationship to food in one word, what would it be?

1. Toxic
2. Annoying
3. Powerful
4. Ambivalent
5. Wonderful
6. Curious

What are the three types of carbohydrates?

1. Sugars, starches, and fiber
2. Starches, fiber, and gluten
3. Fiber, sugars, and gluten
4. Gluten, starches, and sugars

According to the American Diabetes Association, how much of your daily meals should be made of non-starchy vegetables?

1. 1/4
2. 3/4
3. 1/3
4. 1/2

Do you eat a lot of whole foods (e.g. fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, beans and lentils, lean meats)?

1. Yes, but only because I have to.
2. No, but not for any reason in particular.
3. I don't really think about it.
4. No, but for a reason (I don't know how to cook, I don't have time/money, I depend on others for food)
5. Yes, and I love them!
6. I ate a *whole* pint of ice cream yesterday, does that count?

What do you normally get when you go out to eat?

1. Something deep-friend and delicious.
2. I'm a soup-and-salad kind of person.
3. Just give me the dessert menu.
4. Depends on how I'm feeling.
5. I like to try new things when I go out.

What do you consider to be the most important thing to eat more of when trying to eat healthy?

1. Aren't you supposed to eat LESS to eat healthy??
2. Low-fat or fat-free foods.
3. Protein.
4. Water.
5. Fruits and vegetables.

How often should you eat dessert?

1. Life's too short to turn down dessert.
2. Whenever you want, but in small amounts.
4. Every day, but only "good" desserts like fruit
5. Once or twice a week I guess?

What's your opinion on "cheat" meals?

1. Is it still cheating if that's just what you eat every day?
2. How can you cheat on your food? It's just food.
3. You're only hurting yourself when you eat cheat meals.
4. I never feel like I have to eat cheat meals.
5. They're... bad, right?

Do you keep a food diary?

1. Yes, but only because I feel like I should.
2. Yes! It gives me a chance to reflect on what I eat.
3. I didn't think eating required paperwork.
4. No, tracking my food doesn't do much for me.
5. I used to but I gave it up.

Final question: Do you eat breakfast?

1. I eat something if I'm hungry but I don't beat myself up if I'm not.
2. I'd rather save the calories for lunch.
3. Every day, whether I'm hungry or not.
4. No, I'm not usually hungry in the morning.
5. Not unless it came from a drive-thru.

All 10 questions completed!

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