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The Digestion & Metabolism Quiz

A quiz to learn about Ayurveda

The following quiz can help you to better understand your digestive & metabolic type, and to provide an introduction to understanding digestive imbalance. If you are dealing with a complex health issue, the best way to accurately assess your constitution is by seeking the advice of a qualified ayurvedic practitioner.





1.How is your appetite?

ロ My appetite varies. I love to snack, but will sometimes not feel hungry at meal times and skip meals. 

When I eat, I usually feel satisfied by small amounts.

ロ I have a strong appetite and usually eat a moderate amount of food. 

When my meals are delayed or if I have to skip a meal, I get moody or angry.

ロ I love to eat, but I normally don’t have a strong appetite. 

I can easily skip meals, but I also find it hard to stop eating.

2. How is your digestion?

ロ After meals, I sometimes (or often) experience gas, indigestion, bloating, belching or gurgling in my stomach.

ロ After meals, I sometimes (or often)  experience  burning sensations, heartburn, hyperacidity. I often feel like I am too hot and/or have had an ulcer.

ロ After meals, I often feel tired or lazy. My body sometimes feels very heavy and/or that the food will sit in my stomach for hours.

3. What best describes your digestion & metabolism?

ロ I have to be careful what I eat. My digestion is sensitive and easily disturbed.

ロ I usually have a good or fast metabolism. If I don’t eat, I get lightheaded or irritable.

ロ I usually have slow digestion. I tend to gain weight easily, even without eating a lot!

4. How is your elimination?

ロ I am easily constipated. Sometimes I also have hard, dry stools (like rabbit pellets) or loose stools. 

ロI tend to have several bowel movements per day. They tend to be soft or loose. 

ロ I tend to have regular bowel movements once a day. The stools tend to be large, regular in form and easy to pass.


About the Author  

Briya Freeman has been creating spaces for healing and spiritual awakening since 2011. She is passionate about exploring the potentials of human consciousness in a way that unites and transcends global culture.

Her background includes 20+ years of study and practice in hatha yoga, Ayurveda, Breathontology, meditation, bioenergetics and shamanism.

As a teacher, she is known for an approach that is down-to-earth, intuitive and deeply seated. She can be reached at

To learn more about Ayurvedic Healing, see Ayurveda for Vibrant Living


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