How healthy are you really?

2016-08-22 08:05

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Take the quiz and find out whether your eating habits are as healthy as you think

1. You have a meeting and slept through your alarm, so there’s no time for breakfast. Do you…
A. Decide to give it a skip and order a big pasta for lunch (you’re never really hungry before 11 anyway).
B. Whatsapp a colleague to buy you a smoothie and leave it on your desk (you can’t afford to be hangry this morning).
C. Remember your supply of hard-boiled eggs in the office fridge, so you’re sorted.

2. When lunch rolls round you…
A. Only notice it is actually lunchtime when your colleagues start eating theirs and you realise you’d better forage for a toasted sandwich… or something.
B. Are not ravenous because you’ve snacked on fruit and nuts, but you could manage a salad or BLT.
C. Head straight for the office fridge where you’ve stashed last night’s leftover grilled chicken. 

3. The mid-afternoon slump hits. You get a boost by…
A. Making your fifth cup of coffee of the day.
B. Going straight for the free-range biltong in your bottom drawer.
C. You’re one of those (annoying) people who rarely experience afternoon energy dips.

4. You’ve had a stressful day, so the first thing you do when you get home is…
A. Pour a glass of wine and open a packet of chips. You’ll think about dinner later.
B. Dish up a bowl of ice cream and rationalise that sometimes dessert before dinner is fine. You’re a grown-up.
C. Decide you’ll make the Thai red curry you bought the ingredients for over the weekend. (You find cooking relieves stress.) 

5. When cooking supper you…
A. Always make sure there are carbs and something meaty on the menu.
B. Nibble while you cook.
C. Promise yourself you’ll only eat what’s on your plate, but often succumb to seconds…

How did you score?

Mostly As: You’re a FASTER who only thinks about what you’re going to eat when you start feeling hungry. Too many refined carbs are your poison and you’re easily influenced by what others around you are eating. You need regular, balanced meals for improved mood and well-being.

Mostly Bs: You’re a GRAZER who generally eats healthily but might veer into comfort eating when under stress. Generally, you’re in good shape but watch your tendency to link emotions with food and eliminate food groups like carbs.

Mostly Cs: You’re a FEASTER who might occasionally overindulge but you’ve always got a pantry and fridge full of flavourful ingredients and you love nothing more than cooking a healthy meal from scratch. We all want to be like you.

Did you know? Discovery Vitality members automatically get 25% off over a thousand healthy food items at Woolworths.  

Read more on:    wine  |  food  |  healthy eating  |  discovery health  |  woolworths

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