Below are some common feelings and behaviors individuals may experience when dealing with an eating disorder. This test is not intended to take the place of a professional evaluation. However, answering yes to several items may indicate that you have an eating disorder and could benefit from talking with a counselor or physician.
__ Do you restrict the amount of food you eat or how often you eat?
__ Do you binge and then make yourself throw up or exercise excessively to make up
__ Have others around you voiced concern over your weight loss?
__ Do you often feel guilty after eating?
__ Do you often feel "out of control" when eating?
__ Do you feel more "in control" or powerful when you refrain from eating?
__ Do you often count the calories in all of the food you eat?
__ Do you feel ashamed of your eating behaviors or try to hide them?
__ Do you deliberately stay away from social situations where there will be food?
__ Do you weigh yourself once or several times a day?
__ Do you overeat when you are feeling anxious, worried, angry, or sad?
__ Do you believe that your life would be better of you lost weight?
__ Do you feel the only thing you have control over in your life is your weight or
__ Do you use laxatives or diet pills in order to lose weight?
__ Are you afraid of gaining weight?
__ Do you often have negative thoughts about yourself?
__ Do you feel that you don't deserve to eat?
__ Do you become angry when someone questions you about your weight or eating
__ Do you think about food all of the time?