Kathie Lee & Hoda: Eating Personalities
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb talked with Madelyn Fernstrom, Today Show Diet and Nutrition Expert, about how to identify your eating personality and how doing that can help you lose that extra weight. When it comes to dieting, one size does not fit all and there are four different eating types. Find out your eating personality and if you are a Protein Vs Carb Lover or a Sweet Tooth Vs Fat Tooth.
Eating Personalities: Three Meals A Day Vs Grazer
Madelyn Fernstrom said there are people that eat three meals a day and there are people that graze and eat smaller meals throughout the day. She brought a typical lunch, which consisted of a sandwich, raw vegetables, an orange and some Pop Chips, and is about 500 calories. Madelyn said some people either eat it all at once or spread it throughout the afternoon. Madelyn said either way is not better for your body than the other, unless you are diabetic.
Eating Personalities: Protein Vs Carb Lover
Madelyn Fernstrom said that some people will choose an omelet for breakfast over a bowl of oatmeal and vice versa. Madelyn said protein lovers enjoy a variety of concentrated proteins and carb lovers prefer breads, pastas, cereals, grains and produce.
Eating Personalities: Intense Taster Vs Volume Eater
Madelyn Fernstrom said there are two types of eaters: an intense taster and a volume eater. As an example, Madelyn brought in a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream compared to three scoops of low-fat ice cream, both with 300 calories. An intense taster savors complexity of taste in full fat products. A volume eater sacrifices flavor for lower calories and more food.
Eating Personalities: Sweet Tooth Vs Fat Tooth
Madelyn Fernston said there are people with a sweet tooth and people with a fat tooth. Madelyn said to satisfy your urges without overeating. For people with a sweet tooth, Madelyn said you can satisfy this in a variety of ways. You can have it with fruit or with smaller amounts of things, like 100 calorie snacks. For people with a fat tooth, Madelyn said to try single serve Greek yogurt or a skim latte or law-fat ice cream.