+ More

Have fun while discovering more about healthy living.

Do You Bully Your Belly?

Do You Bully Your Belly?

by Stephanie Bukovac

Uh-oh, here it comes — that uneasy rumbling in your stomach. Take this quiz to find out whether your tummy trouble is a result of poor lifestyle choices.

Which most resembles your typical lunch?
1 of 7 questions

Option A

A low-fat frozen dinner, microwaved to perfection

Option B

A cheeseburger with a side of fries, washed down with a Diet Coke

Option C

Grilled chicken breast and greens on whole-grain bread, plus a pear

Option D

A bag of chips and a chocolate bar from the vending machine

When you're at work or running errands and have the urge to use the restroom, you usually "hold it" until a more convenient time.
2 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

What do you usually do after eating dinner?
3 of 7 questions

Option A

Flop down on the couch and flip on the television

Option B

Go out for a 10-minute walk or scurry around tidying up

Option C

Leave the cleanup to your family and head to the gym

Option D

Light up a cigarette

During your last checkup, your doctor told you to consider losing a few pounds.
4 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

What do you do when you are stressed out?
5 of 7 questions

Option A

Curl up on the couch with your two best friends, Ben & Jerry

Option B

Have a couple glasses of wine to mellow out

Option C

Worry to the point of being unable to eat

Option D

Distract yourself with a favorite hobby such as yoga, reading or gardening

What do you usually do while you're eating a meal?
6 of 7 questions

Option A

Finish in a flash. Why dawdle?

Option B

Linger at the table with friends or family and chat between chews

Option C

Check your e-mail or watch television

Option D

Stand up at the kitchen counter

You have a stomachache. What are you most likely to do?
7 of 7 questions

Option A

Pop a few Rolaids or brew some herbal tea

Option B

Pop a prescription stomach medication pill

Option C

Curse yourself once again for having eaten dairy products or another food that always gets to you

Option D

Eat some bread or crackers, because a full stomach usually relieves the pain