Saturday, May 24, 2008

Compulsive Overeater?

This series of questions may help you determine if you are a compulsive overeater. Many members of Overeaters Anonymous have found that they have answered yes to many of these questions.

  • Do you eat when you’re not hungry?

  • Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason?

  • Do you have feelings of guilt and remorse after overeating?

  • Do you give too much time and thought to food?

  • Do you look forward with pleasure and anticipation to the time when you can eat alone?

  • Do you plan these secret binges ahead of time?

  • Do you eat sensibly before others and make up for it alone?

  • Is your weight affecting the way you live your life?

  • Have you tried to diet for a week (or longer), only to fall short of your goal?

  • Do you resent others telling you to "use a little willpower" to stop overeating?

  • Despite evidence to the contrary, have you continued to assert that you can diet "on your own" whenever you wish?

  • Do you crave to eat at a definite time, day or night, other than mealtime?

  • Do you eat to escape from worries or trouble?

  • Have you ever been treated for obesity or a food-related condition?

  • Does your eating behavior make you or others unhappy?

See also;

Twelve Steps For Overeaters Anonymous: An Interpretation Of The Twelve Steps Of Overeaters AnonymousCompulsive Overeater: The Basic Text for Compulsive Overeaters

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