As part of my YOUtrition, A Simply Sugar Free Life recipe book, I have devised a simple questionnaire to help you identify your triggers, moods and feelings around sugary foods (well, actually if they are not whole foods, they are “food products”), and on how much these “food products” feature in your life.
How much control does sugar seem to have over you? How much do you think about these foods and how often do you consume them?
By completing this questionnaire honestly, you are taking a first huge step towards acknowledging the power and prominence sugar has in your life and then, with my help, starting to make the changes in both foods and behaviours that will get you living a slim and healthy Simply Sugar Free Life.
Don’t overthink your answers, a simple Yes or No, (your immediate response) is all that is needed.
When you have finished, look back and review your answers. There are no right or wrongs, it’s just about you, what you eat and how you feel about what and why you eat.
If you would like to send me your completed questionnaire, email me through my website, I will send you back a quick summary which will depend on how many Yes answers you have!
|Do you have a sugary food/drink every day?||Yes||No|
|Do you feel you need sugary foods to get you going?||Yes||No|
|Are you aware if you haven’t eaten a sugary food on any day?||Yes||No|
|Do you feel proud of yourself if you haven’t eaten a sugary food on any day?||Yes||No|
|Do you often think about your next sugary treat?||Yes||No|
|Can you stop after two sugary treats or does it trigger a binge?||Yes||No|
|Do you feel guilty after eating sugary foods?||Yes||No|
|Do you feel that sugar has control of you?||Yes||No|
|Do you go out of your way, even when you are tired or fed up to buy sugary foods?||Yes||No|
|Do you think eating sugary foods will make you feel happy on a bad day?||Yes||No|
|Does your energy crash after breakfast/ lunch?||Yes||No|
|Do you choose sugary foods that you know are unhealthy over healthier choices?||Yes||No|
|Do you think you a sugary food will make you feel better or comforted?||Yes||No|
|Have you ever tried stopping eating sugar and not been able to stick with it?||Yes||No|
|Do you feel drawn to sugar foods even when you don’t feel like eating?||Yes||No|
|Do you find it difficult to resist a dessert even after a big meal in a restaurant?||Yes||No|
|Does eating sugar affect your mood, either by not having some or overindulging?||Yes||No|
|Do you feel upset and guilty when you have eaten a sugar food?||Yes||No|
|Are you often tired and lacking energy?||Yes||No|
|Do you hide how much sugar you eat?||Yes||No|
* A Simply Sugar Free Life to be published in November 2017