This little pop quiz starts by taking a look at what types of eating habits you have today, how active your lifestyle is and it might even help you begin to address some of the difficulties that you are now faced with.
The questions in this quiz are in a generalized form so not all might apply to you. These simple questions are designed to be a self-test assessment and the focus is on possible weight issues and your current food consumption which may have created issues in your past.
Question 1: Which of the following are the food choice which you really enjoy the most?
a) A large box of wrapped chocolate candies while sitting in front of the TV
b) A visit to the local steak bar or all you can eat buffet
c) A superb meal at the trending TV chef’s new restaurant
Question 2: How would you characterize the way you tend to eat most often?
a) Whenever I am hungry and any time my mood strikes me
b) A huge all stuffing to really make sure it fills me up
c) Consistent regularly planned meal times
Question 3: Which of the following are your favorite types of foods?
a) Anything chocolate, candy and sweets, breads and biscuits, cakes and all types of desserts
b) Roasted meats, curries, pot pies
c) Mediterranean cuisine, California style, spicy Thai selections
Question 4: After you have completed your meals, how do you most likely feel?
a) Sad, depressed and guilty
b) Completely stuffed and lethargic
c) Happy and very satisfied
Question 5: How do you feel about eating a pre-packaged convenient dinner, say a frozen lasagna for example?
a) No problem, I choose these often
b) I don’t often do this because there is not enough food in them to fill me
c) I do not eat that type of food unless in emergency
Question 6: When it comes to meal preparation which of the following describes your attitude and lifestyle?
a) I am not a cooking fan and usually spend as little time as I can in the kitchen preparing meals
b) I would much rather it be someone else who cooked the food for me
c) I really enjoy cooking so I make the effort myself
Question 7: If someone gives you a cake from the bakery at the local grocery store how would you feel about eating it?
a) Right out of the box, no stopping until it is gone
b) Save it for dessert time and then enjoy a big slice
c) I would hesitate and slowly, carefully eat the cake on my fine china, all the while savoring each bite
Question 8: Do you ever eat while walking along the street?
a) Yes I do
b) Sometimes when in a rush
Question 9: Whenever you are on vacation, which of these statements sums up your ideal food choice?
a) Whatever I find on the street as snacks, fast food and sweets
b) Places which serve food choices similar to the ones that I eat when at home or hotel type of food choices
c) Non-tourist places that I search out where I can eat authentic local cuisine
Question 10: When you grocery shop for your food, what types of choices are you most likely to select?
a) Easy, quick, and low cost
b) I just repeat last week’s items except for specials
c) I like to buy things that look interesting and are new
Question 11: Do you often buy food that you hadn’t planned to buy?
b) Once in a while
c) Rarely ever
Question 12: When you decide to purchase a “treat” item how are you most likely to eat it?
a) I want it all for myself so I eat it alone
b) I savor it as a reward for something I have done which deserves a treat
c) I share it with my family or friends – celebrating with them
This simple little quiz is designed to show just what your personal relationship with food is. It is by no means a clinical, overflowing test tube test. It is only meant to show you how you feel about food and whether food has some control over you.
How do you think you did? Let’s see your score.
If your results were totaled with more A’s:
You most likely are addicted to certain foods and you seem to have become dependent upon food for emotional fulfillment. It is pretty certain that you have an out of control sweet tooth and just might have become a borderline compulsive eater. You might also be overweight.
If your results were totaled with more B’s:
You are not currently addicted to food groups yet, however you really are a food lover as fuel for your system and have a traditional taste in your food selection. You can be scared of feeling hungry and always want to have a full stomach. If you diet it probably is very high in fat content which generally makes you a candidate for being overweight.
If your results were totaled with more C’s:
You are what nutritionists call a “foodie” but not yet addicted to food. You absolutely love good food choices and that usually carries over into your everyday life, with you being in control. You knew that right? You really enjoy the taste, food textures, and if it is novel instead of plain. You could be slightly to moderately overweight. The end result of changes you make need to be easy to manage and allow for them to be long term for lasting results.
How did you do Baby Boomer? Sometimes these simple little quizzes can make you angry and you think that it is just dumb. Well let us just say this – it probably is time for you to rethink the things you eat, what they are made of, how you prepare them and most importantly how much food you eat. Eating a little bit of say chocolate fudge can be a rewarding treat but over consuming can lead to life threatening events and this is what you need to start to begin thinking about. Healthy eating habits are a learned behavior and one that even the physically fit Baby Boomers need to give attention to.
As we proceed with our stepping stones in the diet and nutrition cornerstone you will find easy, simple, healthy choices to make that once started will change the way you feel about food totally. You will not believe this but healthy eating choices will change your life forever. Healthy eating choices is the most important cornerstone of all if you embrace it.
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