Eating Disorder Severity Test
Updated: Oct 8, 2020
Do you have an eating disorder? It’s not a simple yes or no question. Eating disorders aren’t all the same. They come in all shapes and sizes. What fits one person doesn’t fit the next. Take this quiz below to see if you have a problem and how big that problem is.
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How Often Questions
Answer each question: never, sometimes, or always.
How often do you think about food throughout the day?
How often do you think about your body size/shape throughout the day?
How often do you eat in secret? Eat by yourself on purpose?
How often do you feel out of control when you eat?
How often do you feel fat?
How often do you feel guilty about eating?
How often do you refuse outings that interfere with your eating habits?
How often do you think about your weight throughout the day?
How often do you compare your appearance to others?
How often have you used inappropriate methods (vomiting, laxatives, etc.) to lose weight?
How often do you wear clothes that don’t fit to hide or deny your weight?
How often do you talk about weight or body image?
How often do you hide evidence of your eating habits (empty food containers, uneaten food, etc.)?
Yes or No Questions
Answer each question: yes or no.
Do you categorize certain foods as good or bad?
Are you scared of being fat?
When meeting someone new, is weight the first thing you see?
Do you not like seeing your body?
Are you dissatisfied with your body?
Are you dissatisfied with your weight?
Do you fear weight gain?
Have you made food rules for yourself to lose weight?
Does the scale scare you?
Does food scare you?
Have you changed your eating habits drastically to lose weight in the last six months?
Does thinking about your weight affect your mood?
Are you obsessed with calories and/or caloric density?
Do you feel like others are watching you eat?
Do you want to be thinner?
Do you exercise solely to lose weight?
Do you feel like food controls your life?
Do you hoard food?
How often: Never = 0; Sometimes = 1; Always = 2
Yes or No: No = 0; Yes = 2
0 to 15: No ED
You have no problem with food, weight, or body image. The answers to the above questions were mostly no and never. No need to worry! Your relationship with food is healthy, and your body image is positive. Enjoy a piece of cake or a shopping trip without a second thought (or a guilty thought)!
16 to 30: Slight ED
You have a slight problem with food, weight, or body image. The answers to the above questions were a good mix of yes and no, never, sometimes and always, but a majority no and never. You may be on the verge of having an eating disorder or maybe recovering from one, but you might have some bad habits you need to kick.
31 to 45: Moderate ED
You have a moderate problem with food, weight, or body image. The answers to the above questions were a good mix of yes and no, never, sometimes and always, but a majority yes and always. You have an eating disorder, but the good news is admittance is the first step to recovery. Now we can start the healing journey.
46 to 62: Severe ED
You have a critical problem with food, weight, or body image. The answers to the above questions were mostly yes and always. You have an eating disorder and food rules every part of your life. The good news is, now you know, and you can start healing. If you scored above 50, consider seeking professional help.
Psycom (specific to BED)
Psychology Today (pay for full results)
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