Food Addiction

Additional Questions r.e. Food

  • Do I eat when I’m not hungry, or not eat when my body needs nourishment?
  • Do I go on eating binges for no apparent reason, sometimes eating until I’m stuffed or even feel sick?
  • Do I have feelings of guilt, shame or embarrassment about my weight or the way I eat?
  • Do I eat sensibly in front of others and then make up for it when I am alone?
  • Is my eating affecting my health or the way I live my life?
  • When my emotions are intense – whether positive or negative – do I find myself reaching for food?
  • Does my eating behaviour make me or others unhappy?
  • Have I ever used laxatives, vomiting, diuretics, excessive exercise, diet pills, injections or other medical interventions (including surgery) to control my weight?
  • Do I fast or severely restrict my food intake to control my weight?
  • Do I fantasise about how much better life would be if I were a different size or weight?
  • Do I need to chew or have something in my mouth all the time: food, gum, minds, sweets or beverages?
  • Have I ever eaten food that is burned, frozen or spoiled; from containers in the grocery store; or out of the rubbish?
  • Are there certain goods I can’t stop eating after having the first bite?
  • Have I lost weight with a diet or “period of control” only to be followed by bouts of uncontrolled eating and/or weight gain?
  • Do I spend too much time thinking about food, arguing with myself about whether or what to eat, planning the next diet or exercise cure, or counting calories?

Bonus Call: Ellen Calteau

Bonus Call: Dr Jen Unwin