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Quiz- Do I have Binge Eating Disorder?

Do you eat in secret?
Do you restrict certain foods sometimes but binge on them at other times?
Do you go off and on diets repeatedly?
Do you obsessively read health and fitness magazines and diet books?
Do you drink a lot of coffee or diet soda to keep you from eating?
Do you eat a certain way in front of people and completely differently when you’re alone?
Do you steal, hide or hoard food?
Do you eat when you are not hungry?
Do you eat until you are uncomfortably full?
Do you feel guilt and shame after you eat something you think you shouldn’t?
Do you ever try to compensate for what you’ve eaten by exercising excessively, taking laxatives, throwing up, or restricting food the next day?
Do you often say things like, “this is the last time I’m going to eat this way, I’m starting my diet tomorrow.”
Do you avoid certain situations because of food?
Do you avoid certain situations because you feel uncomfortable in your body?
Do you feel as though you can’t stop when you start eating certain foods?
Do you think about food much of the time?
Do you eat when you are sad, lonely, anxious, tired, scared, or bored?
Do you ever feel unsatisfied after a meal, even if you know that you are no longer hungry, and still try to find some kind of taste or meal that will satisfy you?
Do you justify your use of food as a reward or as medicine, such as, “well, I’m sad today, it’s okay for me to eat these cupcakes.
Do you justify your use of food because it’s a special occasion, “my best friend who I never see is in town! It’s necessary to eat this food at this restaurant!”
Do you often eat large amounts of food in inappropriate places such as in bed or in the car?
Do you find yourself scavenging for food? Searching for something to satisfy a certain urge and continuing to eat until you’ve found it?

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