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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