What Type of Eating Issues Do I Have?

Explore Your Patterns of Behavior Around Food
  • Do you overeat unconsciously?
  • Do you obsess about food or your body?
  • Do you overeat in order to rebel?
  • Do you binge and purge?
  • Do you lose weight only to gain it back?
  • Do you exercise compulsively?
Take this quiz to learn about your attitudes and behaviors related to food and what to do about them.
 
  • Most people take between 4 and 8 minutes to complete the quiz.
  • Answer these questions to the best of your ability, without giving them a great deal of thought.
  • Write down your first reaction.
  • You must answer all the questions.
I eat too much without even realizing it.




I decide to eat moderately, but then I find myself losing control.




I overeat to prove to a certain person that they can’t control me.




I obsess about food.




I worry about how my body looks.




I diet, lose weight, and gain it back.




When my eating is out of control, I purge so I don’t gain weight.




I feel a need to purge, so I eat enough to make that possible.




I exercise a lot so that I can eat and not gain weight.




I criticize myself for enjoying eating.




When food is around, I get foggy and don’t realize how much I am eating.




I eat well for a while, but once I cross a line, I end up bingeing.




I overeat to rebel against a part of me that tries to control my eating.




I spend the day planning and thinking about what I’m going to eat next.




I compare my body to other people’s.




I control my eating for a while so I can lose weight, but it doesn’t last.




I plan to binge on food that I crave, knowing I can throw it up afterwards.




I monitor my exercise and how it affects my weight.




Purging is a satisfying part of my eating cycle.




There is a voice inside that tries to rigidly control my eating.




I plan to work on my eating issues, but then I space out and don’t do it.




Whenever I’m having emotional reaction, I find myself turning to food despite my good intentions.




I overeat to preserve my sense of autonomy.




I find myself distracted by thoughts of food.




I don’t have an accurate sense of what my body looks like.




I look for the next new diet that will turn around my weight problem.




I don’t know what it means to eat a normal meal and keep it down.




I believe that I am not lovable or worthwhile unless I am very thin.




When I’m around food, I lose track of my good intentions.




When there is food around, I have trouble concentrating on anything else.




I imagine that other people have an easier time with food and weight issues than I do.




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