Quantitative Categorical Data Cheat Sheet

So this is my “dumbed” down attempt to help those who are newbie in quantitative studies like me.  I used the simplest examples to help explain each category. I find that having a little thing like this right in front of me as I am doing SPSS, it helps me organize my data.

Level of Measurements

Nominal: Name; gender (yes/no); no level; without any regard to the value. Order is arbitrary

Ordinal: Rank; e.g. military, grade/school; think steps. Order matters but not the difference between values; ex: movie ratings, * versus *****

Note: Likert scale falls in between Ordinal and Interval

Interval: some value to the number, equal distance, no true zero; difference between two values is meaningful; 0°C, 25°C, 50°C

Ratio: equal distance and has true zero; ex: can be open question, straight and specific number, depends how you phrase your question; $0, $20

Example of Income:

Nominal: Do you have money? Y/N

Ordinal: What is your level of income? Low/mid/hi

Interval: What is your income? 0-10,000/10,001-20,000

Ratio: How much do you have? $_______

The Tomato Soup 7-day Detox Method

Dec 13, 2018 Update: I am not very good at responses. I’ve updated my WordPress notification so it’s now telling me someone leaves a comment and will try to respond as quick as I can!
My friend Maisee was nice enough to give me the recipe – she has lost over 25lbs doing this detox method twice now. First time she did this detox method she lost 15lbs.  Second time she lost 10lbs.   I figured that maybe i’ll just retype the darn thing and share it with the world.  Hope you’ll find success!
Warning: If eaten alone longer than the intended 7 days, you will suffer malnutrition. I DO NOT recommend extending this diet more than 7 days at a time.   If you are determined to continue with this diet. I recommend going off for at least 5 days (eating normally but lightly), and hopping back on after 7 days.
No vegan/vegetarian substitutions.  The proteins prescribed in this diet provide specific nutrients that work exclusively with this diet.  
I do not have an opinion or recommendation on taking supplements as that is outside of the 7-day diet. 
Caffeine is ok, as long as you drink it straight and not doctored with cream and sugar.



  • 1 or 2 cans of tomatoes (or equivalent fresh tomatoes)
  • 6 large green onions
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 package of Lipton soup mix flavor of your choice
  • 1 can of beef broth (or homemade stock)
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 lbs. of peeled carrots


Cut the veggies into small to medium pieces.  Combined all of the ingredients above, add enough water to cover and let the soup simmer.  Season the soup with salt, pepper, curry, parsley, bullion, or hot sauce.

Bring to boil for 5 minutes, reduce to simmer and continue cooking until veggies are soft and tender.

Detox Guidelines

This soup can be eaten anytime you are hungry, and you can eat it as much as you want.  The more you eat, the more you’ll lose.  Don’t worry about the number of calories you are consuming.  Fill a thermos in the morning if you will be away during the day, and eat it as a meal.

Beverages: unsweetened juices, tea, coffee, and water.

By the end of the7th day, if you have not cheated on this diet, you should have lost at least 10-17lbs.  If you have lost more than 15lbs, stay off the diet for at least 7 days before resuming the detox for 7 more days.  This 7-day eating plan can be used as often as you like. If correctly followed, it will cleanse your system of impurities, and promote overall well-being as never before.  After only 7 days of this process is when you will begin to feel lighter, and healthier.  You will also gain an abundance of energy, along with weight loss.  Go off the diet at least 24 hours before any intake of alcohol.

Because everyone’s digestive system is different, this diet will affect each individual differently.  After day three, you will have more energy than when you began.  By day three, you will also find that your bowel movements have been changed – if required eat a cup of bran or fiber to alleviate any discomfort.  Although you can have black coffee on this diet, you may find that you don’t need the caffeine after the third day.  Many people report improved bowel activity on this diet, and you may try 1 tsp. of red psyllium three times a day between your fruit and veggies.

This basic fat burning soup can be eaten at any time you feel hungry.  Eat as much as you want, and remember, the more you eat, the more you will lose.  You can eat broiled or baked chicken instead of beef (no skin) if you prefer, and you can substitute baked fish for the beef only one of the beef days.  You will need the high protein in the beef for all the other days.

Any prescribed medication will not hurt you on this diet.  Continue the diet plan as long as you wish and feel the difference, both physically and mentally.  However, do not continue this diet indefinitely.

Last but not least, drink plenty of water!

Forbidden Foods

During this diet, alcohol is absolutely forbidden.  You should also not have any bread, white rice, pastas, carbonated drinks, as well as any dried or fatty foods.


Day 1

Eat any fruit except for bananas.  Cantaloupe and watermelons are your best choices because they are lower in calories than most other fruits.  Enjoy only soup and fruits for this day only.

Day 2

All vegetables are allowed on this day – eat till you’re stuffed with all the fresh, raw or canned veggies you can consume.  Try to eat leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas, and corn. Eat the veggies along with the soup.  At dinner time, reward yourself with a baked potato and a little butter.  No fruit for this day.

Day 3

Eat all the soup, fruit, and vegetables you want.  Do not have a baked potato.  If you have eaten as above for three days and have not cheated along the way, you will have lost at least five to seven pounds.

Day 4

Bananas and skim milk should be incorporated into your diet today.   Eat least three bananas and drink as much skim milk you can today with the soup.  Banana and milk will provide your body the missing potassium, carbohydrate, protein, and calcium to lessen your craving for sweets.

Day 5

Lean beef/red meat and tomatoes should be incorporated into your diet today.  You may have 10 to 20oz of beef and a can of tomatoes or as many as six fresh tomatoes.  You may substitute the beef with chicken breast.  On this day, eat the soup at least once, more if you like.

Day 6

Beef (or chicken breast) and veggies should be incorporated into your diet today. Eat your heart’s content of the lean beef (or chicken breast) and veggies today.  You can have two to three lean steaks if you want but must be eaten with leafy green veggies on the side.  No baked potato today.  Be sure to eat the soup at least once today.

Day 7

Brown rice should be incorporated into your diet today. Unsweetened fruit juices and veggies are also allowed today. Eat as much soup as you can today — this is it! You’ve made it! Congrats on accomplishing this diet!