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 good, healthy weight-loss plan? Take this quiz to make sure you follow a balanced diet that will help you lose weight and keep it off. How many times a week do you eat fried foods? 4 or more times a week1 - 3 times a weekSeldom or never 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 weekMo more than 1 meal per week or hardly ever Which of these foods would you most likely choose if you were to eat take-away foods or restaurant meals? Pizza, creamy pasta, a burger, or a meal containing hot chips and saucesA burger with non-creamy sauce or steak with creamed vegetablesFish or chicken (no sauce) with salad or steamed 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 don't eat meat or chicken What do you use mostly on salads? Mayonnaise or creamy salad dressings Low-fat salad dressings or I don’t eat saladsNothing or fat-free salad dressings or balsamic vinegar and olive oil How many pieces of fresh fruits do you eat daily? 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, pastries, cheese, crackersSandwiches and boiled egg halvesVegetable crudités 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? Sausages, steak, ribs, or other fatty cuts of red meat such as lamb or muttonLean cuts of red meat and/or chickenFish, white meat chicken (no skin), venison 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, hummus, peanut butterMarmite, Bovril, fat-free cottage cheese, salad, fish paste, tuna, chicken (no mayonnaise or low-fat mayonnaise) How much liquid (water, coffee, tea, sugar-free cold drinks) do you drink daily? 0 – 4 glasses/cups5 – 7 glasses/cups8 or more glasses/cups How many meals do you eat daily? 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