Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What's your food personality?

Which of the following food personalities best describes you?

Impulsive. If you have a tendency to be impulsive, you might see a pint of Ben & Jerry's in the freezer and go for it. Clearly you are a dieter who needs to remove those temptations.

Oblivious. If you tend to not pay attention when you eat -- maybe you're a TV snacker? -- you need to avoid such situations if you want to control portions.

Uptight. "If you are highly anxious, you will probably have more difficulty," Przybeck says. "Those who are anxious, nervous, and depressed might eat to feel better."

Tenacious. Certain personalities don't find it that difficult losing weight. If you are highly self-directed, cooperative, and have a lot of stick-to-it-ive-ness, you are going to have an easier time.

Sociable. You tend to monitor your food intake better than others.

Which food personality are you most like?

I am definitely impulsive! I will reach for the worst foods in a kitchen full of healthy foods. Why thank you, yes, I would much rather have that big slice of cheesy, greasy pizza over a salad.

Question is, is it possible for us to change our food personalities? Instead of being so impulsive and reaching for the unhealthy food just because it's convenient (and delicious) take a step back and ask yourself, "Is that really in line with my health values and goals?"

It's all in the game of self-control! And to win any game, practice is the name.

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