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).
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...