Are you addicted to food?

  • Have you ever wanted to stop eating and found you just couldn't? Do you think about food or your weight constantly?
  • Do you find yourself attempting one diet or food plan after another, with no lasting success?
  • Do you binge and then "get rid of the binge" through vomiting, exercise, laxatives, or other forms of purging?
  • Do you eat differently in private than you do in front of other people?
  • Has a doctor or family member ever approached you with concern about your eating habits or weight?
  • Do you eat large quantities of food at one time (binge)?
  • Is your weight problem due to your "nibbling" all day long?
  • Do you eat to escape from your feelings?
  • Do you eat when you're not hungry?
  • Have you ever discarded food, only to retrieve and eat it later?
  • Do you eat in secret?
  • Do you fast or severely restrict your food intake? Have you ever stolen other people's food?
  • Have you ever hidden food to make sure you have "enough"?
  • Do you feel driven to exercise excessively to control your weight?
  • Do you obsessively calculate the calories you've burned against the calories you've eaten?
  • Do you frequently feel guilty or ashamed about what you've eaten?
  • Are you waiting for your life to begin "when you lose the weight"?
  • Do you feel hopeless about your relationship with food?