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Are You A Yo-Yo Dieter ?

The Yo-Yo Dieting Quiz


By Kelly Marshall BSc (Hons),Dip PT, NASM, SFS, IFS

Check out if you a Yo-Yo Dieter?

Answer yes or no to the following questions and make a note of your answers. Try to be 100% honest with yourself and at the end of the quiz add up your answers and see if you are a yo-yo dieter.

1. Would you describe yourself as being overweight for more than 2 years?

2. Would you say your dietary habits vary dramatically in terms of what and how

much you eat on a month-to-month basis?

3. Do you feel negative about your body size/shape?

4. Do you sometimes feel that you lack energy to exercise?

5. Have you tried to lose weight more than 3 times in the last 6 months?

6. Do you own more than three books with the word 'diet' in the title?

7. Do you find that you are prone to binging on a food at least once a week?

8. Has you weight fluctuated by more than 1 stone in the last 6 months (other than

for reasons such as pregnancy)?

9. Do you count calories?

10. Do you regularly feel guilty after eating chocolate, desert or a really big meal?

If you answered yes 5 times or less:

Then you are likely to have a reasonably sensible approach to weight control that doesn't necessarily have long-term risks for your health and mental well-being.

Keep up the balanced approach and well done!

If you answered yes more than 6 times:

Then you are likely to be a yo-yo dieter and may be putting you long-term health at risk. You need to avoid these swings of weight loss and gain through inconsistent and extreme measures and embark on a steady, balanced system like Nutracheck. Make sure you exercise consistently and effectively to really maximise your nutritional efforts!


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