Are You An Obsessive Compulsive Eater? Take this quiz
May 18, 2011 | Author: Bio Behavioral Institute
SCORING GUIDE: Add up the responses to all 20 questions to earn a total score. A total score of 44 or above suggests that you may be an obsessive compulsive eater.
This quiz is not intended to be a diagnostic tool. If you suspect that you suffer from compulsive eating, please seek an evaluation by a mental health professional trained in the diagnosis of treatment of OCD, and related disorders.
Answer the following questions using the grading scale below.
0= Never 1 = Sometimes 2 = About half of the time 3 = Most of the time 4 = All the time
1. I find myself preoccupied with thoughts of food
2. Once I start eating, I can't stop until all the food is gone, even if I'm full.
3. When I'm dieting, I feel tense and jittery whenever I see or think about food.
4. Thoughts of food or eating unnecessarily distract me and interfere with my work and other activities.
5. I picture in my mind favorite foods, restaurants, and scenes of eating.
6. I find myself stockpiling food at home or ordering too much in restaurants.
7. I feel guilty when I overeat.
8. Whe I'm dieting, I try hard to avoid things that might remind me of food.
9. When there is a break in the day's activities my mind immediately turns to thoughts of eating.
10. Food seems to "call me" from the refrigerator, cabinets, deli's, etc., and I feel powerless to resist it.
11. I worry about getting an overwhelming impulse to eat where I could lose control and not be able to stop eating.
12. Once I start thinking about eating, I am unable to stop thinking about it until I eat or get distracted.
13. I feel I should be punished when I overeat.
14. I spend well over an hour out of a day thinking about food.
15. When I am dieting and others around me are eating, I feel it necessary to leave.
16. When I try to leave food on my plate or in the serving dish, it "eats" at me until I eat it.
17. Once I begin thinking about food, it causes me a great deal of discomfort.
18. I peek into the refrigerator, cabinets, food stores, etc., just to look at food without intending to eat it.
19. When I stop to buy a sandwich, snack, or treat, I am unable to keep from eating it for very long, even if it means eating while I drive.
20. Once I begin thinking about food, stopping these thoughts takes a great deal of effort.