Diet Personality Quiz Results
THE SECRET SNACKER
Secret Snackers put up a good front, eating all the "right" foods, but once their guard comes down, it all falls apart. They're prone to bingeing. They may be virtuous during the day simply because they're so busy it's easy to be good. Come evening, they're ravenous, scarfing down (usually high-carb) foods. Snacking at night is a double whammy, too. Nighttime eaters tend to consume more calories overall and also tend to gain more weight. For one thing, they're not hungry the next morning, and often skip breakfast — starting the cycle again.
Bottom line advice: Your best solution is to eat breakfast and have a good selection of healthy, low carb snacks handy to eat throughout the day — not only will this fuel your body more naturally and steadily but is also the ticket to better blood glucose levels. Maybe if you allow yourself small indulgences, too, you will feel less need to sneak.
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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...