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50-Question Nutrition Type Questionnaire

1. Stress, irritability

A: If I feel more stressed and nervous, it seems like eating meat and fatty foods makes it worse.

B: Sometimes eating reduces my stress regardless of what I eat.

C: I noticed that my edginess and stress vanish if I eat food that is richer in fat (e.g., meats).

2. Worrying

A: I feel more relaxed after eating fruits and vegetables.

B: No matter what I eat, it helps me relieve internal stress.

C: I feel better when I eat fattier food (meats, egg, oilseeds, etc.) and my internal stress is reduced.

3. Ideal breakfast

A: I do not like to have breakfast. Even if I have breakfast, I choose something light, e.g., fruits, granola, milk or yogurt.

B: I love to have eggs, toast, fruits for breakfast.

C: I love to have heavier foods for breakfast: eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, steak.

4. My favourite foods

A: Light dishes: chicken, turkey, salads, light dishes of fish, and light desserts.

B: I prefer to eat the combination of foods given in answers A and C.

C: I prefer to eat heavier dishes, perhaps ones that contain a little more fat: tenderloin, ribs, sausage, potatoes, only small amounts of vegetables, salad with mayonnaise, cheeses.

5. Climate

A: I feel best when the weather is hot, I do not like cold.

B: The temperature does not really affect how I feel, I feel good in both hot and cold weather.

C: I feel best when the weather is cold, I cannot stand heat.

6. Appetite in the morning

A: Strong, above average.

B: Normal, I have not noticed it being stronger or weaker.

C: No appetite, or weaker.

7. Appetite at noon

A: No appetite, or weaker.

B: Normal, I have not noticed it being stronger or weaker.

C: Strong, above average.

8. Appetite in the evening

A: No appetite, or weaker.

B: Normal, I have not noticed it being stronger or weaker.

C: Strong, above average.

9. What kinds of food decrease your concentration?
A: Meats, fattier foods.

B: I have not noticed this kind of difference.

C: Fruits and vegetables, grain-based carbohydrates.

10. Craving food as a reaction (Except for sugar, chocolate, and sweets. These three occur for almost everyone at a low level of energy).

A: I usually crave vegetables, fruits, grain-based products.

C: I crave salty, heavier, fattier foods more (hazelnut, cheese, chips, spiced meats).

11. Depression (if you ever had depression or a depressed mood)

A: It seemed like eating heavier or fattier foods worsened the situation, I felt better when I ate fruits and vegetables.

C: It seemed like I even felt worse after eating vegetables and fruits.

12. Dessert, sweets

A: I love sweet food. I often need sweet food to feel good.

B: Sometimes I eat sweet food but I also feel well without it.

C: I am not really excited about it. I prefer something salty, perhaps something fattier, for example, cheese, chips, or popcorn.

13. My favourite desserts

A: Cake, biscuits, fruits, strudel, candies.

B: I do not have favourites. I eat different things.

C: Heavier sweets containing more fat, for example, cheesecake, creams, savoury cakes.

14. Dinner to my taste

A: Chicken breast, rice, salad, maybe a little bit of dessert.

B: Practically anything.

C: Definitely a heavier, more complex meal.

15. Colour of the ears

A: The colour of my ears is lighter than the colour of my facial skin.

B: The colour of my ears is almost the same as the colour of my face.

C: The colour of my ears is almost the same as the colour of my facial skin.

16. Eating before falling asleep

A: It disturbs and troubles my sleep.

B: It seems like there is not much of a difference in my sleep if I eat or if I do not eat.

C: It usually helps me sleep better.

17. Eating heavy meals before going to bed

A: I cannot fall asleep because of them or I sleep badly.

B: It is usually all right as long as I do not eat too much.

C: It helps me sleeping.

18. Eating light meals before going to bed

A: I do not like to eat before going to bed because then I sleep worse but if I still ”need” to eat, I will have light meals.

B: I can eat or not, there is no real difference.

C: It is better than nothing but I rather eat a heavier meal.

19. Sweets before going to bed

A: It does not have an effect on my sleep.

B: It happens that eating sweets disturbs my sleep.

C: I definitively do not sleep well if I eat something sweet before going to bed.

20. Frequency of meals

A: I eat 3 or more times a day, usually also eating something between meals.

B: I eat 3 times a day and sometimes I eat something between meals.

C: I eat 2-3 times a day. I do not eat between meals or only rarely and only something light.

21. How important is eating in your life?

A: Eating is not a central issue for me. Sometimes I forget to eat, I rarely think about eating. I eat because it is necessary rather than because I enjoy it.

B: I enjoy eating and foods. Sometimes I think about eating but it does not rule my thoughts.

C: I love to eat and I love good foods. Eating plays a central role in my life.

22. Moisture of the eyes

A: My eyes are prone to dryness.

B: Normal.

C: My eyes are prone to turning wet, watery.

23. Skipping meals

A: It does not bother me particularly, I often forget to eat.

B: I am not at my best because of it but it also does not really bother me.

C: I definitely feel worse, I become weak, tired, edgy, aggressive, and depressed.

24. Colour of the facial skin

A: My facial skin is rather light.

B: It has an average colour, it is neither light nor bright.

C: It has a darker or reddish shade.

25. Texture of the facial skin

A: Lifeless, pale.

B: Normal.

C: Shining, glowing, clear.

26. Fatty foods

A: I do not really like fatty foods.

B: It is okay for me to eat a not too big amount of them.

C: I love and crave them. If I knew that they are good for me, I would eat them more frequently.

27. Thickness of the nails

A: They are thick, strong, and firm.

B: They are average.

C: They are definitely weak and soft.

28. Things causing weight gain

A: I gain weight when eating meat and fattier foods.

B: There is no particular food that makes me gain weight but if I eat too much and I do not exercise enough, I certainly gain weight.

C: Foods containing carbohydrates make me gain weight, for example, bread, pasta, other grain-based foods, fruits.

29. Swallowing reflex (some people swallow often, for example, during brushing teeth, at the dentist, during eating, other people swallow less frequently and has more difficulty with it)

A: It is rare that I swallow for ”no reason”. It is hard for me to swallow.

B: I think that my swallowing reflex is entirely normal.

C: I swallow easily and often.

30. Goosebumps (having goosebumps is a reaction of the nervous system that is produced by our body due to being frightened, experiencing sudden cold, touch, sudden brightness)
A: I often have goosebumps.

B: I occasionally have goosebumps.

C: It is rarely or not at all typical for me.

31. Obtaining energy from food

A: I get my energy level back from fruits, sweets, and pasta and they give me lasting energy.

B: I get energy from all kinds of food.

C: Meats and fattier foods give me lasting energy.

32. Reactions to heavier foods (Liking and tolerating fatty foods well are two different things – the following questions are about how your body tolerates fatty foods.)

A: They reduce my energy level, I become sleepy, they cause digestive problems and make me feel full.

B: They do not cause a particular reaction.

C: They raise my energy level, making me satisfied, they make me feel like I have ”fuel” to function.

33. Hunger

A: I often feel hungry, I need to have meals regularly.

B: My hunger is normal, I feel hungry around the times of main meals or if I am late to eat.

C: I am rarely hungry, I can stand not eating for longer times between meals.

34. Foods that affect the energy level

A: Meats and fattier foods usually make me tired and decrease my energy level.

B: My energy level is not sensitive to any food.

C: My energy level gets worse by fruits, pasta, and candies. They give me energy for a short time and that energy completely disappears afterwards.

35. Insect bites

A: The reaction to stings is weak and passes quickly.

B: Average reaction.

C: Severe reaction (swelling, inflammation, itching), it lasts long and it maybe leaves a mark.

36. Sleeplessness (Sleeplessness can be caused by different things – here we talk about the kind of night-time awakening

when eating something helps falling asleep again.)

A: I have never had this type of night-time awakening.

B: It happens that when I wake up, it is easier for me to fall asleep after I eat something.

C: I often wake up at night and eating helps me fall asleep again.

37. Portions

A: I do not eat big portions. I definitely eat less than others, I feel full pretty quickly.

B: I do not eat more or less than others.

C: I eat big portions of food, usually more than the people around me.

38. The condition of the nasal mucosa

A: My nose is often dry.

B: I have not noticed my nose to be particularly dry or ”runny”.

C: I often have a runny nose.

39. Eating fruits between meals

A: It makes me energetic, satisfied; it helps me until I eat my next meal.

B: It is all right but it is not the best intermediate meal for me.

C: It is not a good idea for me. I soon become hungry after it, maybe even stressed and nervous.

40. Personality

A: I have a reserved, introverted personality.

B: I nearly have the same amount of extroverted traits as introverted ones.

C: I am more in the center of attention, I have an open personality.

41. Red meats

A: They decrease my energy level; I become stressed, possibly depressed.

B: They do not trigger a particular reaction.

C: I definitely feel better after eating them.

42. Pupil size

A: Bigger.

B: Average. 

C: Smaler.

43. Salad for lunch

A: It makes me feel good.

B: It is all right but it is not the perfect lunch for me.

C: It is not really good for me. It makes me sleepy, tired, lethargic or nervous or even hungry.

44. The amount of saliva

A: My mouth often becomes dry.

B: I have not noticed having too much or not enough saliva.

C: I produce a lot of saliva.

45. Salty foods

A: I often find food salty. I like food that is only slightly salty.

B: I have not noticed whether I like food that is salty or not salted. I do not like food that is too salty or unsalty.

C: I love salt and I crave it. I like salty foods, even those that some people find too salty.

46. Intermediate meals

A: I often eat between the main meals.

B: It happens that I need to eat between meals.

C: I rarely need it or not at all.

47. Favorite snacks

A: I usually eat between the main meals, mostly sweet foods.

B: I eat snacks sometimes and it can be anything.

C: I rarely eat snacks and even then I prefer seeds, cheeses.

48. Socialisation

A: I like to be alone. I do not really feel at home at parties, even if I go to a party, I leave these gatherings after a short time.

B: I think I am something in between. I am not asocial but I am not the center of the party.

C: I love having company. I do not like to be alone.

49. Sour flavours (sauerkraut, vinegar, lemon juice, yogurt)

A: I like them, I often crave to eat something sour.

B: I am not excited about them but I eat them.

C: I usually do not like them.

50. Physical and mental state (What types of food improves your mental and physical fitness?)

A: Light foods, for example, chicken, fish, vegetables, fruits, grains.

B: Every type of food, without any selection.

C: Heavier, possibly fattier foods.

To get your results email me at andifitnessgoldcoast@gmail.com

Include your full name and the letter based on your most answers (‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’).

This test is provided for your information only and does not replace qualified medical advice. The information supplied may not apply to every person or all situations. 

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