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4. You ordered a salad with grilled chicken and your friends are splitting a pizza, which looks and smells delicious. You:

  • a. Enjoy your salad but ask for a few more Parmesan shavings to feed your cheese craving.
  • b. Pick at the half slice your friends left.
  • c. Order a slice for yourself.

5. It's been a busy week. On Friday afternoon, you're exhausted, so you:

  • a. Take a brisk walk or meditate for about 10 minutes.
  • b. Head down to the kitchen, cafeteria, or vending machines for a cup of coffee and some crackers and cheese.
  • c. Buy a chocolate bar and eat it.

6. There's a slab of coconut layer cake in the fridge from yesterday's birthday party. You are:

  • a. So busy you've completely forgotten it's there.
  • b. Aware you're thinking too much about it, so you get engrossed in mah-jongg on the computer.
  • c. So totally obsessed with the thought of it, you cut yourself a slice.

Scoring:

If Your Answers Were Mostly A's: You have it under control. You can safely sample $60-a-pound chocolates and still lose weight. But if you occasionally need help resisting temptation, check out the "Give In" tips.

If Your Answers Were Mostly B's: You're clearly not a mindless eater (that's good), but you sometimes bite off more than you should be chewing. You can follow the "Give In" advice unless there are particular foods that call to you. If so, familiarize yourself with the "Give It Up" tips.

If Your Answers Were Mostly C's: You have a tendency to go one truffle over the line, so you need to stick with the "Give It Up" advice until you master the tricks for staying in control.

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