Diet Personality Quiz Results
THE ROYAL ROLLER COASTER
Royal Roller Coasters too often eat according to how they feel. We all know the Bridget Jones stereotype, a female who deals with a breakup or other blow with a spoon and a pint of ice cream. No bowl required. Or maybe she turns to chocolate. The weight loss plan? Out the window. And sometimes, the same response can be triggered when the Roller Coasters are ecstatically happy. Maybe they land a good job, and on the way home that day buy a box of cupcakes displayed in a bakery window. In a study that spanned 50 years, researchers found that people who scored the highest on "impulsivity" weighed 24 pounds more on average than people who scored lowest.
Bottom line advice: Moods, by definition, are temporary — time them, and you'll know how long you need to ride out your cravings to avoid impulsive eating. Treating yourself once in a while is fine, but swinging from deprivation to overindulgence according to the pendulum of your moods wreaks havoc on both your waistline and your blood sugar levels.
Sutin, Angelina R, Luigi ferrucci, Alan B Zonderman, Antonio Terracciano. 2011. Personality and obesity across the adult lifespan. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 101(3): 579–592
Sweet Orange Rice Sesame Duck Stir Fry Turkey Mushroom Omelet Bread Pudding Snacks "Fried" Chicken Black Bean and Rice Salad Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookiez Beet, Cabbage, and Tomato Soup Braised Bell Peppers Baked Spinach-Cheese Delight
As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...