Do you eat right? Are those cookies and ice cream calling your name and just look so good …
Maintaining a good weight for your body is so important, especially if you are sick or you are going through treatments, such as all the ones that cancer patients go through.
I have a quiz for you to take to help you and guide you to eating better or just maintaining what you do now. Come and see where you are at.
- Nutrition and Activity Quiz
Are you living smart? Check “Yes” or “No” next to each question, and see how you can keep living smart!
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|Yes||No||I eat at least 2½ cups of vegetables and fruits every day.|
|Yes||No||I eat whole-grain bread, pasta, and cereal instead of refined grain products.|
|Yes||No||I try to choose foods low in calories and fat.|
|Yes||No||I rarely eat red meat or processed meat like bacon, hot dogs, and sausage.|
|Yes||No||I take it easy on high-calorie, baked goods such as pies, cakes, cookies, sweet rolls, and doughnuts.|
|Yes||No||I rarely add butter, margarine, oil, sour cream or mayonnaise to foods when I’m cooking or at the table.|
|Yes||No||I rarely (less than twice a week) eat fried foods.|
|Yes||No||I try to stay at a healthy weight.|
|Yes||No||I get at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of moderate or 75 minutes (1 hour. 15 minutes) of vigorous physical activity throughout each week.|
|Yes||No||I usually take the stairs instead of waiting for an elevator.|
|Yes||No||I try to spend most of my free time being active, instead of watching television or sitting at the computer.|
|Yes||No||I never, or only occasionally, drink alcohol|
Need the answer go here for the whole quiz!
- Now, Those calories, What do we do with them. It’s ok to eat, it is important for you to do so, but what are those calories used for? Energy to keep us moving. How much exercise do you get and how active are you doing will determine how many calories you need to intake.
In 2005 the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a food pyramid called MyPyramid, which was designed to educate people about the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It replaced the previous food guide pyramid that was introduced in 1992. These guidelines were developed jointly by the USDA and the Department of Health and Human services (HHS). The dietary guidelines are revised every five years by both departments. (Currently, there are new guidelines in place, and the government have decided to drop the pyramid-shaped illustration to replace it with a plate model called MyPlate.)
Here is another set of questions that you need to answer to help keep your weight where you need it.
Look this over then head over here and take it.
American Cancer Society Calorie Counter
Being at a healthy weight has a big impact on your health. The tool below can help you get there – and stay there. Fill in your information and you’ll get an estimate of how many calories you need to maintain your current weight. If you need to lose weight, take in fewer calories than you use through exercise and your everyday activities.
This tool is designed for healthy adults over age 19. See our section Nutrition for People with Cancer to find information on eating well during and after cancer treatment.
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YOUR INFORMATION* Required fields
|Gender: *||– Select Gender – Male Female|
|Age in Years: *||Yrs.|
|Weight in Pounds: *||Lbs.|
YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL
|Sedentary: Activities of daily living only (dressing, cooking, walking to and from the car, etc.). No purposeful exercise.Lightly Active: Activities of daily living, plus the equivalent of walking 2 miles (or about 4,000 steps) per day.Moderately Active: Activities of daily living, plus activities like brisk walking (15-20 minutes per mile), dancing, skating, leisurely bicycling, golfing, doubles tennis, mowing the lawn, or yoga 3-5 days per week.Very Active: Activities of daily living, plus moderate exercise or vigorous exercise (jogging, running, swimming, singles tennis, soccer, basketball, digging, carpentry) most days of the week.|
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