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Are You a Healthy Eater? Take This 2-Minute Quiz

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Are You a Healthy Eater? Take This 2-Minute Quiz

A lot of people think about eating healthy. Actually doing it is another story.
What about you? Are you eating healthy enough?

The point of this quiz is to have fun and perhaps learn something about yourself and the topic. Therefore don’t sweat too much on the questions. Quick guesses are fine! Remember that all quizzes have a built-in bias. Don’t forget to click through to discover what your answers mean!

Note: All questions regarding food intake refer to the last 24 hours.

Beginners:

1. How many fresh fruits and vegetables are in your fridge or on your kitchen counter right now? Score 5 points for each one. (You would be amazed at the average.)

2. How many of those fresh fruits or vegetables have you eaten in the last 24 hours? Score another 10 point for each serving.

3. How many green salads or green smoothies have you eaten? 10 point each.

Serious:

4. How many packages of junk food have you eaten? TAKE AWAY 10 points for each serving. Junk food will be defined here as commercially manufactured food coming in packages and containing sugar, high fructose corn solids and/or salt and oils.

5. How many times have you included healthy fats? Score 10 points for virgin coconut oil or olive oil or flax to a maximum of 30.

6. How many gluten free, non-mono cultured grains or seeds serving have you eaten in whole food form?

 

Advanced:

7. How many times have you eaten a meal and been AWARE of the acid/alkaline balance within it, whether food is combined appropriately the sodium/potassium balance or the live food factor? Score 10 points for each.

8. How many times have you eaten healthy sit down meals AND done so in the company of happy friends or family? 20 points

9. How many times have you had sustained activity (over 10 minutes) in the fresh air? 10 points.

Mastery:

10. How often do you look at a food or put your attention on it and your body tells you that it is appropriate? Score 20 points.

Next Page: Explanation of the questions and what your score means.

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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9:23AM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

160, although if I took this tomorrow it would be much better, since we do grocery shopping tonight, and I just mentioned to my guy how empty our produce drawers are getting...

7:35AM PDT on May 24, 2013

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7:34AM PDT on May 24, 2013

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7:34AM PDT on May 24, 2013

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4:43AM PDT on May 23, 2013

Eat well to stay well

1:13AM PDT on May 18, 2013

Thank you :)

12:57AM PDT on May 14, 2013

I actually took this test and it figures I'm in the middle point of eating and being healthy. nice quiz!

7:25PM PDT on May 12, 2013

frozen or tinned vegetables are better for us in some ways as they have been packed before they have had a chance to lose the nutritional content. they are also cheaper & easier to add to meals while cooking, without the preparation involved so I keep both tinned and frozen for regular use. it is particularly useful in Ireland where we do not have a great variety of fresh produce and items from other countries are quite expensive.

7:14PM PDT on May 12, 2013

I try to eat healthily but I get cravings for so many savoury foods which are mostly bad for me.

1:15AM PDT on May 10, 2013

1. Squash, sweet potato, potato, basil, arugula, lettuce, Portuguese spinach, ginger, garlic, onion, leek, spring onion, tangerine, loquat, peas, tomato, pea pods, banana, avocado, lemon, blood orange... 21 x 5 = 105 points

2. 15 x 10 = 150 points

3. 2 green salads (would have smoothie but no blender currently) = 20

4. ::sigh:: some potato chips :( - 10

5. Fresh organic cold-pressed local olive oil 3 x 10 = 30

6. 2, brown rice, quinoa (but what is the score?)

7. Um... well I am aware of alkaline & acid so eat for alkaline (hence all the great greens; no animal products) but I do not think about it.

8. All meals are healthy, but 2 with friends so 2 x 20 = 40

9. 3 x 10 = 30

10. Oh boy, all the time! I love good food now that I understand it.

So, for those things I can score 375 - 10 for the chips = 365.
Do I think I eat healthy...? for the most part, yeah. Much better than I used to, but then I was sick, so sick, all the time. Not anymore. But, I could still do better. I felt fab when I was all raw. Nothing tastes better than feeling good.

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