Am I eating right to improve insulin resistance?

How many meals or snacks do you eat daily?

How many fresh fruit servings do you eat daily (1 serving = 1/2 glass of fruit juice or 1 piece of fruit)?

How many cooked vegetable servings do you eat on a daily basis? (1 serving = 1 cup raw or cooked vegetables)

How many fish based meals do you eat on a weekly basis?

How many times a week do you eat red meat products?

When buying meat or chicken do you

When preparing meat, fish or poultry products, do you fry or roast more often than grill or bake?

When buying or eating dairy products such as milk, cheese or yoghurt, do you

Do you know what the glycaemic index is?

When buying or eating bread or rolls is it

Which breakfast cereals would you typically eat?

When do you eat most of your carbohydrates (starchy foods such as bread, pasta, rice etc)?

How many alcoholic beverages do you consume on average per week? (1 serving = 1/2 beer or glass of wine or tot of spirits)

How many times a week do you exercise?

How many glasses of water (including herbal teas) do you drink a day?

How many cups of Ceylon tea of coffee do you drink per day?

Do you often go back for second helpings even though you are adequately full?

How often are the following foods included into your diet? Legumes, lentils or soya

Fatty fish (salmon, herring, trout, mackerel, kippers, sardines)


Cakes, chocolates, biscuits or sweets?

Coldrinks such as carbonated or cordial drinks and sports or energy drinks,

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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