Rate your Fat-Eating Habits

Rate your Fat-Eating Habits


Fat is an essential part of the diet. yet eating too much of it - especially of highly saturated animal and dairy fats - appears to be a major factor in many illnesses. The following questions are designed to help you to rate your own fat-eating habits. Tick the boxes that most closely reflect your diet and check you score.

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Q1. How often do you eat fried food?

Once or twice a week.
Occasionally or never.
Most days.


Which would you be most likely to order in an Italian restaurant?

Pasta with tomato sauce and salad.
Meat or chicken in a cream sauce.
Pizza with cheese and salami.


What type of milk do you drink?

Semi-skimmed milk.
Whole milk.
Skimmed milk or soya milk.


How often do you eat red meat, including meat in sandwiches?

about once a day or more.
A few times a week.
Occasionally or not at all.


Which group includes more of your favourite sandwich fillings?

Cream cheese, Cheddar, Brie, peanut butter, sausage, egg mayonnaise.
Salad, cottage cheese, marmite.
Cold meat, chicken, tuna, salmon.


Which potato would you be more likely to choose?

Cottage cheese, yoghurt or fromage frais.
Cheddar cheese and butter.
Sour cream.


Which of the following is closest to your average breakfast?

Fried eggs and bacon.
Toast with butter or margarine.
Cereal and fruit.


How would you cook bacon, chops sausages or other fattier meats?

Don't eat fatty meats.


How do you like your vegetables?

Microwave cooked, boiled or steamed and served plain.
Microwave coked, boiled or steamed with a little butter or olive oil as a dressing.
Roasted and served with butter, or topped with a rich cheese sauce.