Do You Have a Healthy Relationship with Food?
Write "yes" next to the following statements that are true for you.
|1. I am preoccupied with a desire to be thinner.|
|2. I am terrified of gaining weight.|
|3. I feel that food controls my life.|
|4. My day revolves around the number on the scale and whether it went up or down.|
|5. I watch what other people eat and use that to determine what and how much I will eat.|
|6. Often, I eat when I am not hungry.|
|7. Often, I do not eat when I am hungry.|
|8. I feel guilty after eating.|
|9. Often, I purge after meals.|
|10. I have certain rituals around eating that other people tell me are not normal.|
|11. I react to stressful situations by using food.|
|12. Often, exercise and/or eating get in the way of my job, school, work, or other activities.|
|13. I often feel out of control around food.|
|14. My moods feel out of control and frequently change.|
|15. If I were only thinner, my life would be better.|
If you found yourself answering "yes" to these questions, there may be a reason for concern and we urge you to contact MEDA's Connect Line at 617-558-1881 x22. Full recovery is possible.