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Are You a Compulsive Overeater?

Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous. This series of questions may help you determine if you are a compulsive overeater.

  1. Do you eat when you're not hungry? YES
  2. Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? YES
  3. Do you have feelings of guilt and remorse after overeating? YES
  4. Do you give too much time and thought to food? YES
  5. Do you look forward with pleasure and anticipation to the time when you can eat alone? NO
  6. Do you plan these secret binges ahead of time? NO
  7. Do you eat sensibly before others and make up for it alone? NO (I have no shame)
  8. Is your weight affecting the way you live your life? NO
  9. Have you tried to diet for a week (or longer), only to fall short of your goal? YES
  10. Do you resent others telling you to "use a little willpower" to stop overeating? YES
  11. Despite evidence to the contrary, have you continued to assert that you can diet "on your own" whenever you wish? NO
  12. Do you crave to eat at a definite time, day or night, other than mealtime? YES
  13. Do you eat to escape from worries or trouble? NO
  14. Have you ever been treated for obesity or a food-related condition? NO
  15. Does your eating behavior make you or others unhappy? NO