Are you wondering if you have an eating disorder? Do you experience any of the following…
- An intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat even though you have been told that you are underweight.
- You see your body differently than what other people see.
- You continue to lose weight even though others around you say you need to stop.
- If you are a woman you have missed more than three consecutive menstrual cycles and you are not pregnant.
- Regular (more than 2 times/week for the last 3 months) use of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas.
- Self induce vomiting (more than 2 times/week for the last 3 months).
- Eat more during a short period of time than others would in that same amount of time.
- Feel like you are out of control when you are eating.
- How you feel about yourself changes by how much you weigh or how you feel your body looks that day.
- You regularly restrict what you eat.
- Eat alone because you feel embarrassed.
- Feel guilt after you eat or if you miss a day of exercise.
- Eat large amounts of food when not feeling physically hungry.
- Eat until feeling uncomfortably full.
- Regularly chew and spit out large amounts of food without swallowing.
*If you are experiencing 3 or more of these symptoms, you may have an eating disorder. It is recommended that you contact a mental health professional to discuss your concerns.
**Disclaimer: This tool is not a substitute for psychological testing, psychotherapy or mental health treatment.**