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Are You a Compulsive Overeater?


1. Do you eat when you’re not hungry?



2. Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason?



3. Do you have feelings of guilt and remorse after eating?



4. Do you give too much time and thought to food?



5. Do you look forward with pleasure and anticipation to the moments when you can eat alone?



6. Do you plan these secret binges ahead of time?



7. Do you eat sensibly before others and make up for it alone?



8. Is your weight affecting the way you live your life?



9. Have you tried to “diet” for a week (or longer), only to fall short of your goal repeatedly?



10. Do you resent the advice of others who tell you to “use a little will power” to stop overeating?



11. Despite evidence to the contrary, have you continued to assert that you could diet “on your own” when ever you wish?



12. Do you crave to eat at a definite time, day or night, other than mealtime? (Typically high fat, high sugar, and carbohydrate foods, NOT broccoli!!)



13. Do you consistently eat to escape from worries or trouble or to make yourself feel better?



14. Has your physician ever treated you for overweight and you find that consistently you have not been successful?



15. Do you think that food is controlling you? Are you sometimes obsessed with the thoughts of food?    

16. Does your obsessive relationship with food make you or others unhappy?




How did you score? If you answered YES to three or more of these questions, it is probably that you have a compulsive eating problem, or are well on the way to having one. Then perhaps for you one bite leads to uncountable others.


For a printable PDF version of this file: Are You a Compulsive Overeater.pdf


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