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Do you see yourself in some of these questions?

Below is a list of questions that are part of the self-assessment eating disorder quiz. This is not a medical diagnosis, rather a diagnostic tool designed to make individuals more aware of their eating habits and recognize if problems are present and needing attention.

Eating disorders can happen to someone at any age, and it is rarely self-diagnosed. It is important to reach out for support if you or a loved one believe that you have an eating disorder.

Often someone with an eating disorder may display certain eating behaviors such as eating large amounts of food, engaging in excessive exercise, or going long periods between meals. If your family member or other people have expressed concerns about any of the above symptoms, it could indicate a problem or eating disorder.
Spending a significant amount of time worrying about gaining weight, calorie counting, obsessing about your body shape or size, or looking for ways to lose weight could be a sign of a bigger problem. Common symptoms of anorexia nervosa include dramatic weight loss, dressing in many layers to cover up body size and shape, and the use of laxative to lose weight.
Another type of eating disorder called binge eating disorder can be described as eating large amount of food despite being full, feeling disgust after binge eating episodes, stealing, or hoarding food in strange places. If you have felt guilty frequently after eating a large meal, you could suffer from binge eating disorder.
Eating disorders are typically related to emotional and behavioral qualities. In general, eating behaviors and attitudes that focus on weight loss, dieting, and control of food could indicate a concern that an eating disorder is present.
Eating when you are not hungry or eating when you are already full could be signs of different eating disorders. Most people with binge eating disorder will eat large amounts of food, even when they are not hungry, hide food or eat in secret, and eat in large quantities.
Another indicator of an eating disorder is when someone hides food or keeps their eating a secret from other people or a loved one. This is because the person does not feel comfortable with what they are doing and is suffering inside.
Having a lack of control over food and not being able to stop eating once you have started are typical signs of an eating disorder. If you have trouble stopping once you start, specifically with higher calorie foods, it may mean that you have a problem and should seek out help from a doctor.
Eating in large amounts and after you are already full could be an indication of an eating disorder such as binge eating disorder. When someone frequently eats more than what they planned, and to excess it could be a symptom of a medical condition, eating disorder or other eating behavior condition.
Feeling guilty about eating, feeling embarrassment when you eat or afterwards, and typically having concerns about eating may be a sign of an eating disorder. Binge eating disorder occurs when someone eats large amounts of food or eats in secret and feels guilt or embarrassment after the eating episode.
Focusing intensely on weight gain, body shape, diet, or restricting many foods could indicate that you have an eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa may be described as preoccupation with calories, food, weight, dieting, frequent exercise, and fat grams. The person may make frequent comments about looking “fat" and fear gaining weight.
Feeling anxious, worried, and preoccupied with your body shape, size and weight could indicate an eating disorder. Symptoms of anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa include an extreme drive for perfectionism, which causes them to think they are never thin enough. And people with eating disorders may engage in restrictive eating behaviors to reduce weight gain and have high levels of anxiety.
Having an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of weight is a sign of an eating disorder. People with anorexia use extreme efforts to lose weight that significantly interfere with their lives. They also place a high value on controlling their weight and shape.
Paying close attention to the scale, weight gain, and how your body "looks" could be a symptom of an eating disorder. Having an intense preoccupation with your weight to the point that you cannot think of anything else may mean that you are struggling with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.
Thinking intensely about food, weight gain, and a strong desire to be at a certain "weight" could mean that you have a problem or eating disorder. There are many symptoms that are associated with an eating disorder that relate to struggling with food and maintaining an ideal weight.
Feeling hopeless, out of control, or obsessive about your body or weight gain could be a sign of a health condition such as an eating disorder. There are many symptoms that indicate a problem, but it is best to seek out treatment or help from a mental health provider.
Thinking about food constantly, what you will eat next or eating to excess could indicate an eating disorder such as binge eating disorder. Often, someone with this eating disorder focus a lot on eating, eat in large amounts, and then feel guilty about how much they ate.
Weighing yourself constantly, including once, twice, or more daily to see if you have gained weight is not a healthy habit to have. This habit could indicate that you have an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.
Exercising excessively or finding other ways to lose weight such as using laxatives or having instances where you vomit to get rid of food you have eaten may be an indicator that you have an eating disorder. For example, people with Bulimia Nervosa may experience binge episodes and self-induced vomiting to get rid of food, which may include the use of enemas, herbal products, diet aids or laxatives.
Having frequent episodes where you avoid eating or severely limit your food intake could be a sign that you have a problem. To determine if you have an eating disorder, the best course of action would be to contact a specialist and discuss your eating habits.
This is an important question to answer. If you believe you have a problem with food and need resources, it is important to reach out for help right away before the problem gets worse or life-threatening.

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