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Eating Disorder Quiz for Family

 

If you are concerned your loved one may have an eating disorder, answer the questions below. The questions are not designed to be ultimately conclusive nor do they take the place of a professional consultation or diagnosis. We encourage you to answer these questions as honestly as possible and schedule a consultation to get information and understanding. Eating disorders are serious illnesses with potentially life threatening consequences.

TIER ONE – please mark yes to those that apply to you:
1. They vomit to reduce calories eaten or lose weight.
Yes No
2. They take laxatives to reduce calories eaten or lose weight.
Yes No
3. They exercise rigorously, about 60 min/day, to lose weight or reduce calories.
Yes No
4. They use diuretics daily (coffee, pills) to lose weight or reduce calories.
Yes No
5. They use daily, and sometimes overuse, diet pills.
Yes No
6. They regularly restrict calories, often below 1200 calories per day.
Yes No
7. They binge, overeat, or stress eat, almost daily.
Yes No
8. Their body mass index is 25 or over (http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/).
Yes No
9. Their body mass index is 18 or under (http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/).
Yes No
10. They are preoccupied with food, weight and appearance such that it impacts my ability to work, focus, socialize and/or participate in normal living.
Yes No
Number of questions you answered YES:

If you answered YES to any ONE of these questions, your loved one is at serious risk for an eating disorder. It is important that you reach out for help, even if without your loved one initially. Care and support is available, please call us at 858.353.5378 or email at Jessica@healingwithinreach.com

TIER TWO – please mark yes to those that apply to you:
1. They go to the bathroom immediately after eating (to purge food).
Yes No
2. Unusual acne, swollen neck glands or thinning hair is evident.
Yes No
3. They workout daily and feel anxious or guilty if they miss a workout.
Yes No
4. They are terrified of being overweight and complain of feeling “fat.”
Yes No
5. They frequently examine food labels or ask about carbs, fat, or calories.
Yes No
6. They are incredibly preoccupied with and affected by their appearance.(http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/).
Yes No
7. Large amounts of food are missing from the kitchen or food is hoarded.(http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/).
Yes No
8. They eat large amounts of food quickly and then may feel sick.(http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/).
Yes No
9. They have had significant weight fluctuations (+/- 10 pounds or more).(http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/).
Yes No
10. They often weigh themselves or examine their body/skin in the mirror.
Yes No
11. It seems food and ‘thinness’ have significant control over their life.
Yes No
12. They engage frequently in diets/dieting behavior.
Yes No
13. They are tense/irritable when others show interest in what they eat.
Yes No
14. They are reactive when comments are made about their appearance.
Yes No
15. Certain foods are “okay” to eat (i.e. diet food, fat-free food, vegetables).
Yes No
16. Certain foods are “bad” (sweets, carbs, pizza).
Yes No
17. They don’t have a regular period.
Yes No
18. They prefer to eat alone or when no one can see them.
Yes No
19. I rarely see my loved one eat and/or food just gets pushed around on plate.
Yes No
20. They often make excuses to avoid shared meals or social engagements.
Yes No
Number of questions you answered YES:

If you answered YES to 4 or more questions, your loved one may be struggling with disordered eating. If you answered yes to 8 or more, your loved one may have an eating disorder. It is important that you seek professional support. Should you be interested in a consultation, please call us at 858.353.2386 or email to Kristine@healingwithinreach.com