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

What are the three types of carbohydrates?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How often should you eat dessert?

1. Life's too short to turn down dessert.
2. NEVER!
3. Every day, but only "good" desserts like fruit
4. Once or twice a week I guess?
5. Whenever you want, but in small amounts.

What's your opinion on "cheat" meals?

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

Do you keep a food diary?

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

Final question: Do you eat breakfast?

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

All 10 questions completed!


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