It’s the final of the five-part instalment you’ve been waiting for. We’ve identified food plans for the Thinker, the Craver, the Foodie and the Socialiser, leaving the Freewheeler as the focus for this week.
If you haven’t been following the series, the food plans are based off CSIRO’s recently launched online program called CSIRO Diet Types, which aims to help you recognise your individual diet type (out of the five above mentioned) and tailor your eating habits to adopt a more balanced approach to your diet.
According to the research organisation, these behavioural characteristics accompanying each personality play an imperative role in your food intake and how you maintain a diet.
If you’re a Freewheeler, CSIRO has defined you as someone with a spontaneous and impulsive nature and who has a tendency to often make snap decisions which may lead to consuming takeaway or convenience food.
Based on the company’s research, which polled close to 100,000 Australians, Freewheelers (four per cent of respondents) made up the least common diet type. The highest proportion of males were found in the Freewheeler group, with over half of Freewheelers (55%) found to be obese.
Freewheelers were also one of two diet types (the other being Foodies) to most likely never have dieted.
Freewheelers were found to be the most likely to meet the recommendations for dairy food consumption, but the good news stops there – they were also found to have the lowest diet quality and the lowest intake of vegetables, fruit, and water, among other food groups.
As Freewheelers were found to be impulsive and struggle to make a food plan, we’ve taken the liberty to help you out with it. Here’s what a weekly food plan should look like for a Freewheeler.
A weekly food plan for a Freewheeler should include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables as they are high in vitamins and minerals needed for healthy bodies, as well as balanced amounts of meat and good carbohydrates.
|Breakfast||Lunch||Dinner (Pick similar options if you’re taking away dinners)||Snack|
|Mon||Overnight oats with a serve of fresh berries||Steak salad||Cous cous and vegetable stuffed bell peppers||Kale chips|
|Tue||Green apples with granola and peanut butter||Poke bowl||BBQ prawn skewers with corn salsa||Celery sticks with cream cheese|
|Wed||Yogurt with nuts and grapefruit||Butternut pumpkin soup||Ham, pea and squash pasta||Fresh figs with a drizzle of honey|
|Thur||Overnight oats with a serve of fresh berries||Steak salad||Cous cous and vegetable stuffed bell peppers||Kale chips|
|Fri||Green apples with granola and peanut butter||San Choy Bau (Chinese lettuce wraps)||Chicken and slaw burger||Celery sticks with cream cheese|
|Sat||Avocado toast with salmon||Butternut pumpkin soup||Fish skewers with tabouleh||Handful of mixed nuts|
|Sun||Baked eggs shakshuka||Peri peri chicken with a side of mixed vegetables||Spicy lentil soup with spinach||Fresh figs with a drizzle of honey|