Step 1: Am I a food addict?

Hi Everyone!

Tonight we completed and took Step 1.

Congratulations!

Some people shared tonight that they are not sure if they are really a food addict and powerless over food.

Thank you so much for your honesty.

Below is a self assessment tool for deciding: Am I a food addict? Am I powerless over food? Is my life unmanageable?

I highly recommend the website, which is listed below.
In addition, I have attached 3 other assessment tools for examining whether or not you are indeed a food addict, which are from the same website.

This is a very personal decision.

Self Assessment

SELF-ASSESSMENT

If you are looking for a paper and pencil test, try the self-assessment questions below:

While on a diet, do I “lose it” after a few days?

When I lose weight, do I gain back even more?

Do I obsessively calculate the calories I’ve burned against the calories I’ve eaten?

Am I thinking about food or my weight all the time?

Do I have physical problems resulting from the way I eat, or don’t eat?

Do I eat large amounts of food in a short period of time?

Do certain foods trigger binges?

Do I weigh myself once or twice (or more) a day?

Do I eat differently in front of people than I do when I’m alone?

Do I have emotional problems resulting from the way I eat or don’t eat?

Do I find it difficult to stop eating without a struggle after one or two sweets?

Have I done serious work in psychotherapy only to find my “food problem” was unaffected?

Answering one or more of these questions with a “yes” could indicate a food addiction.

For a more rigorous assessment of obesity, eating disorders and chemical dependency on food, here are three assessments for “Normal”, “Emotional” and “Food Addicted” eaters.

Reference: http://foodaddictioninstitute.org/for-food-addicts/self-assessment/

As with everything, take what you want and leave the rest behind.

With blessings for peace and recovery,

Shira

https://emotionalsobrietyandfood.com/

For the Emotional Sobriety 12 Steps in 4 Hours Back to Basics:

https://emotionalsobriety12stepsin4hours.wordpress.com/

Assessment-By-Stages-of-Progression.pdf

Assessment-Acorn-Eating-Disorder-Inventory.pdf

Assessment-You-May-Be-A-Normal-Eater-If.pdf

Self Assessment.docx

About Emotional Sobriety and Food

"...to be able to Twelfth Step ourselves and others into emotional sobriety" - living, loving & letting go.
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