Please note: This quiz is for educational purposes. It is not intended as a diagnosis of any medical problem or condition. Consult you medical doctor for analysis of thyroid-related medical conditions.

Healthy Eating Quiz Results:

Question 1

Answer: There are 3500 calories in one pound. This means that to lose one pound of body weight, 3500 calories must be burned. When trying to lose or maintain weight it is important to incorporate exercise and a healthy diet. Decreasing caloric intake by 300 calories per day and exercising to burn 200 calories per day will lead to a one pound weight loss in a week.

Question 2

Answer: Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats help promote good health. These are found in nuts, avocado, olive oil and fatty fish such as salmon and tuna. Saturated and trans-fats can increase the risk for heart disease. Pastry items, baked goods, processed and fried foods are often higher in these unhealthy fats.

Question 3

Answer: The everything with cheese bagel is the lowest at 280 calories, the marble pound cake has 350 calories, the double chocolate brownie has 410 calories, and the zucchini walnut muffin tops the list at 490 calories.

Question 4

Answer: False. Carbohydrates are essential to the function of the brain and body. Initial weight loss on a low carbohydrate diet is often from water loss, not reductions in body fat. A diet that is too low in carbohydrates can be detrimental to a person's health. Strive for healthier carbohydrate options such as whole grain breads, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, and potatoes. Also, focus on total caloric intake when trying to lose weight.

Question 5

Answer: False. The goal is to eat often, thus, eating more hours of the day. A good rule of thumb is to stop eating within 2 hours of going to sleep. If your bed time is at 11pm, feel free to have your last nibble at 9pm.

Question 6

Answer: False. Dairy foods contain protein and calcium. Calcium is essential for bone health, especially in women. Avoiding these foods will increase the risk of calcium and Vitamin D deficiency, which could lead to osteoporosis. Getting protein at each meal and snack also helps increase the feeling of fullness, which can cause a person to be less hungry, therefore decreasing caloric intake throughout the day. When choosing dairy products, opt for low fat and fat free products.

Question 7

Answer: False. Skipping meals puts the body into a starvation mode that causes it to preserve more energy and body fat. Missing a meal also tends to cause overeating at the next meal. The best approach is to eat small, frequent meals and snacks every 3 to 4 hours during the day.

Question 8

Answer: The caprese flatbread is the lowest at 600 calories, the dinner entrée of ravioli with cheese and meat sauce is 790 calories, while the dinner sized lasagna and grilled chicken salad both top the list at 850 calories.

Question 9

Answer: Eggshell color has nothing to do with nutritional value of the egg. According to the Egg Nutrition Council, "white shelled eggs are produced by hens with white feathers and brown shelled eggs are produced by hens with red feathers. There is no difference in taste or nutrition content between white and brown colored eggs".

Question 10

Answer: The grilled salmon with garlic and herbs has 560 calories, quesadilla explosion salad has 1300 calories, the grilled ham & Swiss sandwich has 1360 calories, the Cajun pasta with grilled chicken has 1500 calories, and the original ribs have 2170 calories.

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