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Healthy Eating Quiz Results:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.