Diet Personality Quiz Results
MR. OR MS. MEAT AND POTATOES
You never entirely saw the humor in the book title Real Men Don't Eat Quiche, and you'd take a steak and fries over a spinachy egg pie any day. If your plate doesn't contain meat and a starch, you end up feeling unsatisfied. And please don't even mention sushi. Finally, when it comes to vegetables, your tastebuds stop somewhere right after corn and peas.
Bottom line advice: You need a greater variety of vitamins, minerals, fats, and plant nutrients for optimal health, diabetes or no. This means having more variety on your plate. C'mon, salads come pre-washed and pre-chopped in the supermarket now. And certain fish — like tuna — is just as satisfying as beef. Start with a few simple substitutions and build from there. (Psst! Quiche is pretty darn good.) Some other food for thought: A 2010 study found that when people are offered food in a meal setting (with plate, utensils, cloth napkin) versus a snack setting (paper plates and no utensils) they ate 28 percent more calories.
Shimizu, Mitsuru, Collin R Payne and Brian Wansink. 2010. When snacks become meals: How hunger and environmental cues bias food intake. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 7:63. http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/7/1/63/abstract (Accessed 8/11/12).
Chicken with Black-Eyed Peas and Yellow Rice Great Green Beans Meatball Pitas Sweet Berry Smoothie Gingered Rhubarb-Berry Sauce Red Beans and Rice Tasty Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes Creamy Italian Dressing Honey Citrus Glazed Halibut Artichoke and Grapefruit Salad
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...