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What Do You Actually Consider Healthy Eating?

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If you think about it, when it comes to food and eating, "healthy" is kind of subjective.

Like, sure, there are some things that most experts will agree are not super good for your health — eating lots of highly processed foods or added sugar, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, and not eating enough vegetables, for example.

But beyond those basics, "healthy" can mean different things to different people. Healthy eating can be about anything from trying to eat more or less of certain food groups, tweaking food-related behaviors like getting takeout or eating in front of the TV, or making decisions based on weight or body composition goals. Not to mention that people with specific dietary needs or health conditions may have a slightly different set of rules for what's healthy for them.

  1. Which of these do you consider the healthy breakfast option?

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    Oatmeal with almond butter / avocado on whole grain toast / banana with peanut butter
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    Plain Greek yogurt with fruit / an egg omelet with veggies / protein-enriched cereal with milk
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    Smoothie with fresh fruit, unsweetened almond milk, and protein powder
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    Granola with milk or yogurt / some kind of protein bar
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    Anything I manage to eat before lunch
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    If it's not candy and soda I am fine with it
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    Oatmeal with almond butter / avocado on whole grain toast / banana with peanut butter
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    Plain Greek yogurt with fruit / an egg omelet with veggies / protein-enriched cereal with milk
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    Smoothie with fresh fruit, unsweetened almond milk, and protein powder
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    Granola with milk or yogurt / some kind of protein bar
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    Anything I manage to eat before lunch
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    If it's not candy and soda I am fine with it
  1. What do you consider to be the healthy lunch option?

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    A hearty salad with avocado, tofu, sunflower seeds, homemade dressing
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    A takeout burrito bowl with grilled chicken and brown rice
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    A homemade sandwich with a pile of veggies and hummus on whole-grain bread
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    Roast beef wrap with lettuce, tomato, and mayo
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    Any takeout that's not fast food
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What do you consider to be the healthy lunch option?
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    A hearty salad with avocado, tofu, sunflower seeds, homemade dressing
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    A takeout burrito bowl with grilled chicken and brown rice
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    A homemade sandwich with a pile of veggies and hummus on whole-grain bread
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    Roast beef wrap with lettuce, tomato, and mayo
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    Any takeout that's not fast food
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  1. What do you consider the healthy dinner?

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    Grilled chicken or salmon, steamed vegetables, and salad
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    Turkey burger, sweet potato fries, and salad
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    Spaghetti squash "pasta" with tomatoes, spinach, and chicken
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    Brown rice bowl with egg and avocado
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    Grilled chicken or salmon, steamed vegetables, and salad
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    Turkey burger, sweet potato fries, and salad
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    Spaghetti squash "pasta" with tomatoes, spinach, and chicken
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    Brown rice bowl with egg and avocado
  1. Which of these do you consider the healthy breakfast strategy?

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    Making sure to have it no matter what.
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    Skipping it entirely.
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    Having it as long as you have a healthy option. Otherwise skip it.
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    Making sure to have it no matter what.
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    Having it as long as you have a healthy option. Otherwise skip it.
  1. What do you consider the most important thing to eat less of when you're trying to eat healthier?

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    Desserts and foods high in added sugar
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    Highly processed food (snack bars, cookies, cereals, freezer meals, etc.)
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    Fatty foods
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    Bread, pasta, and carbs in general
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    Animal products (dairy, eggs, meat)
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    Alcohol
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    Deep-fried stuff
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    Something not listed here (I'll explain in the comments)
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What do you consider the most important thing to eat less of when you're trying to eat healthier?
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    Desserts and foods high in added sugar
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    Highly processed food (snack bars, cookies, cereals, freezer meals, etc.)
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    Fatty foods
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    Bread, pasta, and carbs in general
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    Animal products (dairy, eggs, meat)
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    Alcohol
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    Deep-fried stuff
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    Something not listed here (I'll explain in the comments)
  1. What do you consider the most important thing to try to have more of when you're trying to eat healthier?

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    Water
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    Fresh fruit and/or vegetables
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    Foods with heart-healthy fats (avocado, nuts, nut butter, salmon, etc.)
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    Lean protein (chicken, fish, tofu)
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    Low-fat or fat-free foods
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    Water
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    Fresh fruit and/or vegetables
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    Foods with heart-healthy fats (avocado, nuts, nut butter, salmon, etc.)
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    Lean protein (chicken, fish, tofu)
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    Low-fat or fat-free foods
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  1. What eating behavior do you consider the least healthy?

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    Skipping breakfast
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    Waiting till you're super hangry to actually eat
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    Snacking between meals
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    Eating even though you're already full
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    Eating takeout or delivery
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    Eating while doing something else (watching TV or using your phone, etc.)
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    Eating dinner or snacks late at night
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What eating behavior do you consider the least healthy?
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    Skipping breakfast
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    Waiting till you're super hangry to actually eat
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    Snacking between meals
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    Eating even though you're already full
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    Eating takeout or delivery
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    Eating while doing something else (watching TV or using your phone, etc.)
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    Eating dinner or snacks late at night
  1. How often do you think it's healthy to have dessert?

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    Whenever you want it, but a reasonable amount
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    1-3 times/week
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    4-6 times/week
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    Every night
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    1-2 times/month
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    As often as you want as long as you're having "healthier" dessert swaps like black bean brownies, ice cream made from frozen bananas, etc.
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    On special occasions only (birthdays, holidays, special celebrations, etc.)
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How often do you think it's healthy to have dessert?
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    Whenever you want it, but a reasonable amount
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    1-3 times/week
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    4-6 times/week
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    Every night
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    1-2 times/month
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    As often as you want as long as you're having "healthier" dessert swaps like black bean brownies, ice cream made from frozen bananas, etc.
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    On special occasions only (birthdays, holidays, special celebrations, etc.)
  1. Which of these do you consider the healthy happy hour order?

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    A 4-oz. glass of wine
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    A vodka soda, or some kind of liquor (no mixer) neat or on the rocks
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    Some liquor plus a splash of juice
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    I drink something else (I'll describe it in the comments)
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    Skipping happy hour entirely
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Which of these do you consider the healthy happy hour order?
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    A 4-oz. glass of wine
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    A vodka soda, or some kind of liquor (no mixer) neat or on the rocks
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    Some liquor plus a splash of juice
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    I drink something else (I'll describe it in the comments)
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    Skipping happy hour entirely
  1. How often do you think it's healthy to have "cheat" meals?

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    Once a week
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    Every other week
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    Once a month
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    Whenever you feel like you want one tbh
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    Never
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    Once a week
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    Once a month
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    Whenever you feel like you want one tbh
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    Never
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  1. What do you consider a healthy way to eat during the day?

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    Three big meals a day
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    Five small meals per day
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    All-day grazing
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    Eat when you feel hungry
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    Three big meals a day
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    Five small meals per day
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    All-day grazing
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    Eat when you feel hungry
  1. What do you consider a healthy approach to takeout/delivery?

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    You can do it once a month and still be more or less healthy
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    It's fine to have it twice a month
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    I know for a fact you can eat it once a week and still be healthy
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    If you choose the restaurant carefully and make one of the healthiest choices on the menu, you can eat out as much as you want
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    Eating takeout and delivery can't really be part of a truly healthy diet
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    You can do it once a month and still be more or less healthy
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    It's fine to have it twice a month
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    I know for a fact you can eat it once a week and still be healthy
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    If you choose the restaurant carefully and make one of the healthiest choices on the menu, you can eat out as much as you want
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    Eating takeout and delivery can't really be part of a truly healthy diet
  1. Which group of snack options do you consider healthy?

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    Hummus and crudite / apple with nut butter / handful of trail mix
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    Plain Greek yogurt / hardboiled egg / a few slices of turkey
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    Spoonful of peanut butter / handful of pistachios / half an avocado
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    Carrot sticks / sliced red peppers / celery
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Which group of snack options do you consider healthy?
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    Hummus and crudite / apple with nut butter / handful of trail mix
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    Plain Greek yogurt / hardboiled egg / a few slices of turkey
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    Spoonful of peanut butter / handful of pistachios / half an avocado
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    Carrot sticks / sliced red peppers / celery
  1. Do you consider keeping track of what you eat as part of healthy eating?

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    Yes, writing down what you eat helps you understand more about what and how you eat
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    Yes, using an app to track calories holds you accountable
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    No, tracking my food intake doesn't do much for me
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    No, tracking my food intake makes me pay more attention to calories and less to nutrients
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Do you consider keeping track of what you eat as part of healthy eating?
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    Yes, writing down what you eat helps you understand more about what and how you eat
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    Yes, using an app to track calories holds you accountable
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    No, tracking my food intake doesn't do much for me
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    No, tracking my food intake makes me pay more attention to calories and less to nutrients
 
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