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The weight loss quiz: Are you doing it right?

Last updated on: January 04, 2014 16:37 IST

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Brinda Sapat

There are multiple diets and fitness programmes to make you lose weight, but are you on the right one or is something amiss? Take this quiz and find out!

If you are going wrong somewhere, the answers will get you back on track and straight to your goal.

1. What is your weight loss goal for a month?
 a. 5 kgs
 b. 4 kgs
 c. 3 kgs

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2. What sort of plan are you on?
 a. Crash diet and intense exercise
 b. Moderate diet and moderate to high intensity exercise
 c. Calm exercise

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3. What does your workout include?

 a. Cardio (walking, cycling, cardio machines, aerobics) and stretching
 b. Cardio, resistance training (weights etc) and stretching
 c. Yoga

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4. How often must you do cardio?
 a. 7 days a week
 b. 5.6 days a week
 c. 3 days a week

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5. How do you do your cardio?
 a. High intensity cardio interval training
 b. Combine a few days of 30 minutes non-stop and the other days high intensity intervals
 c. I don't do cardio

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6. How often must you train with weights or other form of resistance?
 a. Once a week
 b. Thrice a week
 c. Never

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7. What is your basic diet plan?
 a. Fruits on day 1, juices and soups on day 2; and so on
 b. Small meals, low in fat
 c. The usual

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8. How many meals (including snacks) do you have in a day?
 a. 1
 b. 5.6
 c. 3

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9. Which foods should be avoided?
 a. Carbs (breads, pasta, rice, cereal) and fats
 b. Unhealthy fats and processed foods
 c. Nothing

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10. What do you eat for dinner?
 a. Soup and salad
 b. Grilled fish/ bow of lentils and a small serving of wholegrain bread/chapati and salad
 c. Pav bhaji/ dosa/sev puri

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11. When should you eat your dinner?
 a. 5 hours before sleeping
 b. 3 hrs before sleeping
 c. 30 min before sleeping

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If you clicked mostly As, then...

Short term result

You are ready to do anything to knock it off -- 7 day killer workouts, juice diets; the works! And yes you will lose the weight, but it will be nearly impossible to sustain this kind of diet and exercise.

When you can't do it anymore, the body will go back to its pre-exercise and diet weight. Tread the middle road...

If you clicked mostly Bs, then...

On the right track!

You've got the exercise and diet routine perfect! Remember to make this a permanent lifestyle habit and you will never gain weight!

If you clicked mostly Cs, then...

Ineffective plan

We all want to lose weight while maintaining our daily routine and habits, but it is important to pick the correct form of exercise and diet and push the body to give you a result. Take a look at the answers below to understand how to make your weight loss plan more effective.


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