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The Eating Disorder Quiz: “Do I have a Problem?”

Many people go on diets or overeat once in a while. If you think your eating is getting out of control or that food is playing too big a part in your life, use the questions below to help evaluate your behavior and pinpoint potential problems.

Eating Disorders: Do I have a Problem?

Answer “yes” or “no”

 
Yes
No
1. I constantly think about eating, weight, and body size.
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2. I become anxious prior to eating.
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3. I’m terrified about being overweight.
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4. I don’t know when I’m physically hungry.
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5. I go on eating binges and can’t stop eating until I feel sick
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6. I often feel bloated or uncomfortable after meals.
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7. I spend a lot of time daydreaming about food.
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8. I weigh myself several times a day.
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9. I exercise too much, or am very rigid about my exercise plan
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10 I believe that being control of food shows other people that I can control myself.
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11. I have taken laxatives or forced myself to vomit after eating.
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12. I believe food controls my life
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13. I feel extremely guilty after eating
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14. I eat when I am nervous, anxious, lonely or depressed
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15. I don’t think I look good n my clothes
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16. Because of my weight and appearance, I am more uptight
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Take it slow, and get support. Changing habits is always difficult. Counselors, nutritionists, and people with food problems that are similar to yours can give you additional emotional strength. Speak to a health provider or counselor on campus or in the community, to help assess and address your concerns and to obtain information about other resources.

Call the Counseling & Psychological Services (714) 278-3040 at Cal State University, or call the Women’s Center at (174) 278-3928 to talk with someone in a confidential setting.

 

 

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