Home > Medical > Diabetes > Tools Am I eating right to improve insulin resistance? All sections in Tools » Fitness » Diet » Mind » Medical » General How many meals or snacks do you eat daily? 5 or 6 small meals spread throughout the whole day2 main meals and sometimes snacks during the day2 or less meals a day How many fresh fruit servings do you eat daily (1 serving = 1/2 glass of fruit juice or 1 piece of fruit)? between 3 - 5less than 3less than 1 serving or more than 5 a day How many cooked vegetable servings do you eat on a daily basis? (1 serving = 1 cup raw or cooked vegetables) at least 3 servingsbetween 1 - 3 servingsless than 1 serving How many fish based meals do you eat on a weekly basis? at least 5 times a weekbetween 2 - 3 times a weekless than twice a week How many times a week do you eat red meat products? none or only once or twice 2 - 3 servings a weekmore than 3 times a week When buying meat or chicken do you always look for the extra lean cuts of meat such as skinless chicken breasts or never buy meattry and buy the less fatty looking cuts of meatbuy according to your weekly menu and budget irrespective of the fat on the meat When preparing meat, fish or poultry products, do you fry or roast more often than grill or bake? no, I always grill, steam or bake or don't eat meatdepends on what I am eating, but usually try to grill or bakeyes, I mostly fry, roast or casserole using added fats When buying or eating dairy products such as milk, cheese or yoghurt, do you always buy or use fat free productsbuy or use mostly low fat productsbuy or use mostly full cream products Do you know what the glycaemic index is? yes, and I try and use it with regards to my eating plannot surenever heard of it or never use it When buying or eating bread or rolls is it always whole-wheat, rye or seed type breadbrown breadusually white bread Which breakfast cereals would you typically eat? whole-wheat cereals such as bran flakes or low fat muesli or cooking porridges such as oatsnon-whole-wheat breakfast cereals such as corn flakestoasted muesli or chocolate cluster type cereals or sugar coated cereals When do you eat most of your carbohydrates (starchy foods such as bread, pasta, rice etc)? I spread them out evenly during the daytending to eat more carbohydrates at one specific meal or time during the day such as in the afternoonI eat most of my carbohydrates in the evening How many alcoholic beverages do you consume on average per week? (1 serving = 1/2 beer or glass of wine or tot of spirits) 3 or less servings a weekbetween 3 - 6 servings a weekmore than 6 servings a week How many times a week do you exercise? at least three times 30 - 45 min sessionsat least 2 - 3 times a week for 30 - 45 minutesonce or less than once a week How many glasses of water (including herbal teas) do you drink a day? at least 8 glassesat least 5 - 6 glassesless than 5 glasses a day How many cups of Ceylon tea of coffee do you drink per day? less than 2 cups a daybetween 2 and 4 cups a daymore than 4 cups a day Do you often go back for second helpings even though you are adequately full? not usuallysometimesyes, often How often are the following foods included into your diet? Legumes, lentils or soya 3 or more times a week1 - 3 times a weekless than once a week Fatty fish (salmon, herring, trout, mackerel, kippers, sardines) 3 or more times a week1 - 3 times a weekless than once a week Sugar? less than 1 teaspoon a day1 - 4 teaspoons a daymore than 4 teaspoons a day Cakes, chocolates, biscuits or sweets? less than once a weekonce or twice a weekmore than twice a week Coldrinks such as carbonated or cordial drinks and sports or energy drinks, less than once a week2 - 3 times a weekmore than 3 times a week Diet Tools Fitness Tools General Tools Medical Tools Mind Tools Am I eating correctly to lose weight? Am I eating correctly to stabilise my blood sugar levels? Am I eating right for my diabetes? Am I eating right to improve insulin resistance? Am I eating to control PMS? Am I eating to optimise my health? Am I eating to optimise my pregnancy? Am I eating to prevent heartburn? Am I eating too much fat? Am I eating too much sugar? 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