Did you know you have an eating style? Do you know what your style is? When you know your style you can make better decisions.
Read these statements and circle the ones that best describe what you do to discover your style.
I love to have long conversations during a meal, so I wind up eating slowly.
Sometimes I eat standing up. I’m always on the go so I need fast foods.
I like to cook and arrange the plate so it looks pretty.
I’m fussy. I never let the peas touch the mashed potatoes.
My favorite foods are white or beige.
I’m a constant muncher and snack while watching TV, playing video games, using my computer.
I never have time for breakfast.
I can finish a bag of chips without even knowing it.
I like to try new and different foods, especially colorful ones.
Here’s Your Eating Style!
If you answered mostly –
#1, 3 & 9 - You are a gourmet and truly enjoy many different kinds of food. It takes 20 minutes for your brain to know when your stomach is full. Eating slowly and really enjoying your meal can prevent you from overeating.
#2, 4 & 7 - You are a grazer, nibbling your way through the day. Try three smaller meals, and add two small snacks after school and after dinner. Measure out your food to know how much you are eating. Don't eat from the bag, especially in front of the TV! Try drinking a glass of water before each mini meal so you feel full on less food.
#5, 6, & 8 - You are a multi-tasker and eat on the run. You don’t give yourself time to fully enjoy your food and can't even remember if you've already eaten. You don't care much about what you eat. At least make sure the food you choose is nutritious.Try chewing gum, instead of snacks, while you are working on other things.
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