We’re all guilty of enjoying a snacking session, but some of us do it more than others… and the lockdown has only amplified the habit, hasn’t it?
Which snacking category do you fall into? Are you a Sneaky Snacker or a Mindless Mucher? A Super Snacker or Emotional Eater? Take this quick quiz to reveal the answer!
Answer 7 questions, adding up the As, Bs, Cs & Ds
1 What helps you choose what to eat?
A I tend to eat whatever is nearby
C Nutritional value
D My mood
2 Most days you could be described as feeling…
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3 How many big meals do you eat per day?
A Usually three
B One or two, I’m not that hungry
C Three, with regular snacks
D As many as my schedule will allow
4 It’s a family member’s birthday and there’s cake. Do you…
A Cut off a sliver whenever you go into the kitchen
B Think you’ve already had a slice?
C Wait until it’s 4pm and you crave sugar
D Eat it right away. It’s been one of those days!
5 What is your go-to snack?
B Packet of chips
C Fruit or nuts
D Anything sweet
6 What is your usual snacking routine?
A Depends on what’s in the cupboards!
B A packet of chips without realising it
C Mid-morning and late afternoon
D I tend to snack if I’m feeling a bit down
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7 After a long day, you feel…
How did you score?
Mostly As: Sneaky Snacker
You’re not prepared when it comes to snacking, and you tend to graze throughout the day on whatever is nearby to satisfy your hunger pangs. You’re a sneaky snacker and tend to pinch biscuits or chips. Watch out though, you might be biting off more than you can chew, and you may end up feeling tired.
Mostly Bs: Mindless Muncher
Wasn’t there a pack of biscuits there a minute ago? You often find yourself snacking on food throughout the day without realising it. Don’t worry, many of us are exactly the same! This constant grazing means that you don’t tend to cook nutritious meals and often have no idea what kind of food is going in your body.
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Mostly Cs: Super Snacker
Nice one – you’re a premeditated snacker! You tend to plan what you’re going to snack on – usually fruit or nuts; perhaps with an afternoon treat. You stick to a food plan and don’t stray away from the basics – or pop out to the shops for a packet of chips. Your body’s energy levels are all the better for it.
Mostly Ds: Emotional Eater
It’s safe to say that stress and a busy schedule make you an emotional eater. Any diet, food plan or healthy snacks quickly get forgotten about when you’re going through the highs and lows of your daily life. Your emotions can lead you to snacking – even if you’re not hungry. Try drinking some water or a hot drink instead.
Quiz compiled by Emmie Harrison-West