~ Self Test ~
|Am terrified about being overweight
Avoid eating when I am hungry
Find myself preoccupied with food
Have gone on eating binges where I feel I may not be able to stop
Cut my food into small pieces
Aware of the calorie content of foods I eat
Particularly avoid food with a high carbohydrate content (bread, rice, potatoes, etc.)
Feel that others would prefer if I ate more
Vomit after I have eaten
Feel extremely guilty after eating
Am preoccupied with a desire to be thinner
Think about burning up calories when I exercise
Other people think I'm too thin
Am preoccupied with the thought of having fat on my body
Take longer than others to eat my meals
Avoid foods with sugar in them
Eat diet foods
Feel that food controls my life
Display self-control around food
Feel that others pressure me to eat
Give too much time and thought to food
Feel uncomfortable after eating sweets
Engage in dieting behavior
Like my stomach to be empty
Have the impulse to vomit after meals
Enjoy trying new rich foods
Gone on eating binges?
Eating a large amount of food (while feeling out of control)
Made yourself sick (vomited) to control your weight?
Used laxatives to control your weight or shape?
Exercised to lose or to control your weight?
If you have ticked 3 or more statements, you could well have, or be on your way to developing an eating disorder. It may be necessary at this point to explore the possibilites of getting some help for this, if you aren't already. One option is to go and see your local G.P (doctor), or to make some sort of appointment to see someone in the medical profession who would be able to help you, or refer you to see someone.
For more information, go to http://webspace.webring.com/people/eg/gina_rlp/treat.html