Quiz: Determine Your Ideal Macro Ratio

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 11:49


  1. In the morning, you:
    A. Don’t eat breakfast
    B. Have something light like fruit, toast, or cereal
    C. Have something heavy like eggs, bacon or steak, and has browns
  2. At a buffet, the foods you choose are
    A. Light meats like fish and chicken, vegetables and salad, a sampling of different desserts.
    B. A mixture of A and C
    C. Heavy, fatty foods like steak, ribs, pork chops, cheeses, and cream sauces
  3. Your appetite at lunch is
    A. Low
    B. Normal
    C. Strong
  4. Your appetite at dinner is
    A. low
    B. normal
    C. strong
  5. Caffeine makes you feel
    A. Great-it helps you focus
    B. Neutral-you can take it or leave it
    C. Jittery or nauseous
  6. The types of foods you crave are (sugar is not listed because everyone craves sugar when they are tired or run-down)
    A. Fruits, bread, and crackers
    B. Both A and C
    C. Salty foods, cheeses, and meats
  7. For dinner you prefer
    A. Chicken or fish, salad, and rice
    B. No preference-choice varies daily
    C. Heavier, fatty foods like pastas, steak and potatoes
  8. After dinner you
    A. Need to have something sweet
    B. Could take dessert or leave it
    C. Don’t care for sweets and would rather have something salty like popcorn
  9. The types of sweets you like are
    A. Sugary candies
    B. No preference
    C. Ice cream or cheesecake
  10. Eating fatty foods like meat and cheese before bed
    A. Interferes with your sleep
    B. Doesn’t bother you
    C. Improves your sleep
  11. Eating carbs like breads and crackers before your bed
    A. Interferes with your sleep, but they’re better than heavier foods
    B. Doesn’t affect you
    C. Is better than nothing, but you sleep better with heavier foods
  12. Eating sweets before bed
    A. Doesn’t keep you from sleeping at all
    B. Sometimes makes you feel restless in bed
    C. Keeps you up all night
  13. Each day, you eat
    A. Two or three meals with no snacks
    B. Three meals with maybe one light snack
    C. Three meals and a lot of snacks
  14. Your attitude toward food is
    A. You often forget to eat
    B. You enjoy food and rarely miss a meal
    C. You love food and it’s a central part of your life
  15. When you skip meals, you feel
    A. Fine
    B. You don’t function at your best, but it doesn’t really bother you
    C. Shaky, irritable, week and tired
  16. Your attitude toward fatty foods is
    A. You don’t like them
    B. You like them occasionally
    C. You crave them regularly
  17. When you eat fruit salad for breakfast or lunch, you feel
    A. Satisfied
    B. Okay, but you usually need a snack in between meals
    C. Unsatisfied and still hungry
  18. What kind of food drains your energy?
    A. Fatty foods
    B. No food affects you this way
    C. Fruit, candy, or confections, which give you a quick boost, then an energy crash
  19. Your food portions are
    A. Small-less than average
    B. Average-not more or less than other people
    C. Large-usually more than most people
  20. How do you feel about potatoes?
    A. You don’t care for them
    B. You could take them or leave them
    C. You love them
  21. Red meat makes you feel
    A. Tired
    B. No particular feeling one way or the other
    C. Strong
  22. A salad for lunch makes you feel
    A. Energized and healthy
    B. Fine, but it isn’t the best type of food for you
    C. Sleepy
  23. How do you feel about salt?
    A. Foods often taste too salty
    B. You don’t notice one way or the other
    C. You crave salt and salt your food regularly
  24. How do you feel about snacks?
    A. You don’t really snack, but you like something sweet if you do
    B. You can snack on anything
    C. You need snacks but prefer meats, cheese, eggs, or nuts
  25. How do you feel about sour foods like pickles, lemon juice, or vinegar?
    A. You don’t like them
    B. They don’t bother you one way or the other
    C. You like them
  26. How do you feel about sweets?
    A. Sweets alone can satisfy your appetite
    B. They don’t bother you but don’t totally satisfy you
    C. You don’t feel satisfied and often crave more sweets
  27. When you just eat meat (bacon, sausage, ham ) for breakfast, you feel
    A. Sleepy, lethargic, or irritable
    B. It varies day to day
    C. Full until lunch
  28. When you eat heavy or fatty foods, you feel
    A. Irritable
    B. Neutral-they don’t affect you
    C. Satisfied
  29. When you feel anxious
    A. Fruits or vegetables calm you down
    B. Eating anything calms you down
    C. Fatty foods calm you down
  30. You concentrate best when you eat
    A. Fruits and grains
    B. Nothing in particular
    C. Meat and fatty food
  31. You feel more depressed when you eat
    A. Fatty or heavy foods
    B. Nothing in particular
    C. Fruits, breads, or sweets
  32. You notice you gain weight when you eat
    A. Fatty foods
    B. No particular food. You gain weight when you overeat.
    C. Fruits or carbs
  33. What type of insomnia, if any, applies to you?
    A. You rarely get insomnia from hunger
    B. You rarely get insomnia, but if you do, you often need to eat something in order to fall back asleep
    C. You often wake up during the night and need to eat. If you eat right before bed, it alleviates the insomnia
  34. Your mental and physical stamina are better when you eat
    A. Light proteins like egg whites, chicken or fish and fruits
    B. Any wholesome food
    C. Fatty foods
  35. Your climate preference is
    A. Warm or hot weather
    B. Doesn’t matter
    C. Cold weather
  36. You have problems with coughing or chest pressure
     If yes, “C”: if no, move on to the next question
  37. You have a tendency to get cracked skin or dandruff
    If yes, “C”: if no, move on to the next question
  38. You have a tendency to get light-headed or dizzy
    If yes, “C”: if no, move on to the next question
  39. Your eyes tend to be
    A. Dry
    B. Fine
    C. Teary
  40. Your fingernails are
    A. Thick
    B. Average
    C. Thin
  41. Your gag reflex is
    A. Insensitive
    B. Normal
    C. Sensitive
  42. You get goose bumps
    A. Often
    B. Occasionally
    C. Very rarely
  43. You are prone to
    A. Constipation
    B. No stomach problems
    C. Diarrhea
  44. When insects bite you, your reaction is
    A. Mild
    B. Average
    C. Strong
  45. Your body type is
    A. Short and Stocky
    B. Average
    C. Tall and thin
  46. Your nose is
    A. Dry
    B. Normal
    C. Runny


When you have finished the test, add up the number of A, B and C answers you have circled A____B____C____

  • If your number of C answers is 5 or more higher than your number of A or B answers, you are a Fast Oxidizer. Read here to learn more about what to eat if you are a Fast Oxidizer.
  • If your number of A answers is 5 or more higher than your number of B or C answers, you are a Slow Oxidizer. Read here to learn more about what to eat if you are a Slow Oxidizer.
  • If your number of B answers is 5 or more higher than your number of A or C answers, or if neither A, B, nor C’s are 5 or more higher than the other two, you are a Balanced Oxidizer. Read here to learn more about what to eat if you are a Balanced Oxidizer.

If you are still not certain, you can try these two other drastic tests:

1. Niacin test: Take 50 milligrams of niacin on an empty stomach. If you experience and immediate flush, you are most likely a fast oxidizer. If you feel a moderate flushing effect, you are a balanced oxidizer. If you experience a significantly delayed flushing or nothing at all, you are a slow oxidizer.

2. Vitamin C test: Take 8 grams of vitamin C in equally divided doses over 8 hours. The fast oxidizer will respond by feeling acidic and uncomfortable, and may even experience other symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea or increased intestinal gas. A true balanced oxidizer may find that his or her stomach feels less acidic. A slow oxidizer will have no response at all.