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Eating Disorder Quiz

Are you concerned that you, or someone close to you, may have an eating disorder? Find out now with our free, easy-to-use eating disorder risk assessment!

To find out if you should seek further evaluation from a doctor, answer "Yes" or "no" to the questions below. When you submit your answers, you'll have instant access to your eating disorder profile, with recommendations for additional reading and follow-up.

Do you eat privately, afraid that someone will know just how much you eat?

Do you label foods as "good" and "bad?"

Do you severely limit your food intake?

Are you constantly thinking about food, weight, or body image?

Do you "graze", having no planned meals but eating a large amount of food throughout the day?

Do you feel shame about being fat or obese?

Do you vomit after eating and/or use laxatives or diuretics to keep your weight down?

Do you count calories every time you eat or drink?

Does the number on your scale determine your mood and outlook for the day?

Do you eat as a way of nurturing yourself?

Do you exercise more than 45 minutes, five times a week with the goal of burning calories?

Have you tried many different ways to lose weight, such as fasting programs or weight loss programs, diet pills, prescription weight loss medications, laxatives, or diuretics?

Do you feel that you can never get enough to eat?

Do you eat when you are bored?

Do you feel a tremendous amount of guilt and fear about not being able to stop eating?

Do you "binge", eating an excessive amount within a two-hour period?

If you see yourself as thin, do you still obsess about your stomach, hips, thighs, or buttocks being too big?

If you eat a "bad" or forbidden food do you berate yourself and compensate by skipping your next meal, purging, or adding extra exercise?

Do you eat for relief or comfort?

Is it difficult for you to eat in public?

Do you eat when you're afraid?

Do you feel "out of control" when it comes to food?

Do you worry about what your last meal is doing to your body?

Do you feel you're "not good enough"?

Do you have compulsive behaviors involving food and eating?

Do you chronically diet only to regain the weight after going "off" the diet?

Is it difficult to concentrate on the daily tasks of studying or work because of food and weight thoughts?

Do you plan the next meal while you're eating the current one?

Do you eat when you're lonely?

Do you eat when you're stressed?

Do you weigh yourself several times a day?

Will you exercise to lose weight even if you are ill or injured?

When others tell you that you are too thin, do you still feel fat?

Do you experience guilt or shame about eating?

Do you eat when you're sad?

Do you punish yourself with more exercise or restrictions if you don't like the number on the scale?

Do your eating behaviors interfere with your daily functioning?

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