Eating Disorder Behaviors Questionnaire

  • Are you obsessively preoccupied with food, weight, calories, cooking, body image, making it difficult to concentrate (e.g., on work, conversation, reading, etc.)?
  • Do you refuse to eat at a restaurant due to not knowing how the food is prepared or desire to binge eat alone?
  • Do you fear eating with others, and/or have social anxiety?
  • Are you obsessive about exercise and do you decline social events if they interfere with your exercise schedule?
  • Do you weigh yourself compulsively and ritualistically evaluate certain body parts to determine how you feel about yourself?
  • Do you wear big or baggy clothes or dress in layers to hide body shape?
  • Do you vomit after eating, use diet pills, laxatives or enemas?
  • Do you have unusual or secretive food rituals such as: eating the same foods over and over without tiring of them; shifting food on the plate to look eaten; cutting food into tiny pieces; chewing food and spitting it out; secretly throwing food away?
  • Do you hide food in strange places (closets, cabinets, suitcases, under the bed) to avoid eating (Anorexia Nervosa) or to eat at a later time (Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating/Compulsive Overeating)?
  • Do you eat when you're not hungry or force yourself to eat foods you don't like?
  • Do you eat standing up and/or pacing back and forth?
  • Do you feel guilty or remorseful after overeating, binge eating or eating at all?
  • Do you frequently cook for other people, rarely eating the food for fear of weight gain?
  • Have you lost your menstrual cycle?
  • Do/have you use(d) (legal and/or illegal) drugs to control mood and appetite?
  • Do you engage in self-harm behaviors?
  • Do you struggle with insomnia or poor sleeping habits?
  • Do you experience loss of sexual desire or engage in promiscuous relations?
  • Do you have stronger emotional attachment to foods than to people?
  • Do you avoid answering the phone, hide in the house, deny yourself a full social life; or keep people from really knowing you?