Home > Diet and nutrition > Tools Am I eating correctly to lose weight? All sections in Tools » Fitness » Diet » Mind » Medical » General Are you following a correct eating plan to lose weight? Take this quiz to make sure you eat a varied diet in order to lose weight and maintain your loss. How many times a week do you eat fried foods? 4 or more times a week1 – 3 times a weekseldom or never 2. How often do you eat a meal prepared by someone else (i.e. restaurant, take-away, dinner party, canteen, etc.)? most daysabout 3 times per weekno more than 1 per week or hardly ever Which of these would you most likely choose if you were to eat take-away foods or restaurant meals? pizza, creamy pasta, a meal containing hot chips and saucesburger with non-creamy sauce or steak with salad (with dressing) or vegetablesfish or chicken (no sauce) with salad (no dressing) or vegetables or tomato based pasta Do you remove all visible fat and skin from meat and chicken before cooking or eating it? nosometimes or remove fat or skin after cookingyes, or do not eat meat or chicken What do you use mostly on salads? mayonnaise, creamy or oily salad dressings low fat salad dressings or don’t eat saladsnothing or fat free salad dressings or balsamic vinegar How many pieces of fresh fruit do you eat daily (1 glass of fruit juice counts as 2 fruits)? 1 or less, or more than 52 – 34 – 5 How many different servings of salad or vegetables do you eat daily? 1 or less2 – 3 more than 3 Do you use margarine or butter on vegetables? always or don’t knowsometimes or don’t eat vegetablesseldom or never Which type of dairy products do you use mostly? full creamreduced fat or low fat fat free Which of the following would you choose to eat at a cocktail party? mini pies, samoosas, pastries, cheesesandwiches and boiled egg halvescrudités and dips Do you use an oil spray or non-stick frying pan to fry foods? no, I use oil, butter or margarine or am not sure what is used to fry my foodsyes, I use the spray or nothing Which of these do you eat at least 3 times a week? sausage, chops, ribs, fatty cuts of red meat such as lamb or muttonlean cuts of red meat, chicken pieces, eggsfish, white meat chicken (no skin), ostrich or legumes How do you eat fish or seafood most of the time? fried in batter or crumbedshallow fried or with a creamy or cheese saucegrilled, steamed or baked Which topping do you usually have on a sandwich? cheese, cold meats, patés, chicken, tuna or egg mayonnaiselow fat cheese, avocado, low fat cheese spread, peanut butterhoney, jam, salads, marmite, fat free cottage or cream cheese, fish paste, ham, tuna or chicken with no mayonnaise or low fat mayonnaise How much liquid (water, herbal tea, sugar free cold drinks – excluding regular tea and coffee) do you drink daily? 0 – 4 glasses/cups5 – 7 glasses/cups8 or more glasses/cups How many meals do you eat daily? less than 3 or irregular meals3 mealsmore than 3 meals including snacks How often do you drink alcohol? more than 4 times a week2 – 3 times a weekseldom or never When you drink alcohol, do you replace the starch portion of your meal with the alcohol? noyes, usually Do you know how to read food labels to ensure a low fat, low sugar intake? no or unsureyes Diet Tools Fitness Tools General Tools Medical Tools Mind Tools Am I eating correctly to lose weight? 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